Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Sanderson Telephone Directory of 94-95: Creepier on Second Glance?
Since I can't really figure any other purpose for my old drawings, other than to make me laugh as I rifle through my old files, I'll just keep putting 'em up on this blog here. If it fits on my scanner, it's fair game. This, as you can probably tell, is a drawing I did for my Raleigh high-school's telephone directory. You can see that I made the subject of the drawing telephone-related. I was surprised, back when it went on sale at Sanderson (where David and Amy Sedaris went to school, by the way), by how many people didn't really "get" it. Maybe they understood what I was doing, but just didn't think it was funny. Back then I thought it was hilarious. I laughed out loud sometimes while I sketched it out. I still think it's funny.
I still like a couple of things about it. I like how coyly the ogre is sitting on his table, his head nearly tucked into his armpit because he's so bashful. But more than that I like my strange conception of what the average-everyday-high-school-girl-of-1995 thought was a really "dreamy guy". Apparently, all high-school girls are hot for thirty-something, lantern-jawed, helmet-haired, tuxed-out soap actors. Looking at it now, I think it's kinda weird how old the guy she thinks is on the other end is. Maybe even a little creepy. If I'd wanted to be more accurate, I should have drawn Nick Carter or some other mid-nineties Tiger Beat poster boy. As for the girl, well, there's something creepy about her, too. She's smiling, but her eyes don't really seem like they're on the same page. Anyway, it hangs together somehow. Thought I'd share and call it a day.