Introduction to Thon

I am not always permitted to put doodles of my coworkers online… except for the incredibly tall and full of life Amber…

But this one seems especially pertinent to post.

This is an introduction to “Thon” 

If I had to write a biography on him these are precisely the things I would say:

-He is a brave and creative curator of  this years Isabel stare-a-thon.

-He handles the large colony of spiders that live at my desk, and sometimes takes them outside so they can live in a place where I don’t have to experience them landing on my bare knees.

-He keeps an incredible amount of paper tubes at his desk. I think he’s going to make a raft out of them, so he can live the dream of forging a river Oregon Trail style (and by that I mean super unsuccessfully.)

-He has and uses a magic 8 ball for all of life’s important questions, or at least what he should eat for lunch. (which is an important question)

-And he is the riskiest person on your team at trivia Tuesdays… he will always go for double or nothing, even though the result is almost always the nothing.

-and one other thing that is much easier illustrated: 

It’s true it’s all flippy and the sort.

And like most other dudes with Jim Halpert hair he has no quarrels about this…

When contacted Jim Halpert only had this reaction to his folicle buddy:

Image courtesy of “Jim Halpert faces” Tumblr

And seriously, they both make that face…

I think this is the best and briefest introduction I have ever accomplished.

(Authors Note: Amber just told me his hair is now longer than the standard Jim… but the doodle still stands.)


Isabel Stare-a-thon 2013: The beginning

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate staring at everyone’s  favorite ocular spectacle…


You may remember Isabel from well staring at her for the last 5 years every November 20th to December 20th.

Well the time is back upon us…

and then:

And of course:

And prepare to stare.

And for all of those out there caught up in the excitement of Isabel theme’s prepare your sights for a heavenly stare for the next few weeks:

The theme was ingeniously created by the Thon.

The stare-a-thon will be updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Doodles will still be as often as I can make them.

Here’s to a lovely stare-a-thon.


Penguins & Thons… Oh my.

I have been having a blast this week!

The last two days have been fantastic…

I mean really honestly I can say that when certain peeps aren’t around… even work feels like a vacation. Which is great because I haven’t taken a vacation day since my family came into town in May. And I needed a stress free day or two.

I had to stop myself from bursting out into “La Isla Bonita” right now. I am just that thrilled. I feel like a penguin on Holiday… which is the best segue I could think to get to this little dude:

I feel like a summer penguin.

And also I know the trouble that I got into the last time I started photoshopping a coworker… but maybe this time it will end up differently. And with that I present to you my newest coworker, Thon in a Mara-thon:

This is my new favorite thing to photoshop. And in his hand is obviously a bud vase… never a solitary glass..

Happy Friday!


The Happy Place

I haven’t had time to draw lately.

It’s all work and well more work… and work on the weekend to make deadlines kind of work.

Needless to say the sun is not the only thing burning me out during the 8-5 of it all.

In fact all this work has made me feel uber dull. In fact I was feeling like when Spongebob stopped being silly and devoted his life to becoming more normal:

I felt like I lost that silly spark of mine.

I had this terrifying dream on Monday night of me being in a beige blazer in a cubicle, doing spread sheets and i couldn’t get them to print right on my 80’s dot matrix printer. Basically I was Jane Fonda in 9-5 and I was hating my existence:

I feel bad that she had to wear this outfit… I feel worse that I was wearing it’s beige cousin in my dreams.

And I felt trapped. This horrible amount work is controlling everything do. I mean is was even in my dreams!

I was only really resuscitated yesterday by a day of severe office goofing off… my deadlines were over and the new guy is really fun to be goofy with.

This is kind of what yesterday was like… but more like this with ruler jousting.

… and making bottle launchers, and playing pranks on Amber. (Who I think secretly enjoyed the weird screensaver and Rick-rolling.)

So in a better state of mind from a less stressful work load. I decided to get back into a doodly state of mind. I looked in my vast archives to find a doodle I made when I was a completely joy enraptured state.

And I found this stunning brainstorming cloud up in my fancy notebook. It explains the perfect storm of my personal happiness:

Just some things that put a smile on my face.

And reading all my silly joys just brought me right back to my giggly self.

I am sitting here thinking about vinyl records, the beach, how very nice the blanket I have stuffed in my work desk feels. I have a feeling the rest of my day may just be awesome.

Also I think I have a great idea for a series of things that make me and others go “Oooh.” Be prepared. Tell me things that make you go “Oooh” too… and you never know what can be doodled from that!


(All images that are not mine are courtesy of Tumblr)

Isabel Stare-A-Thon 2012: Jamie Foxx Remix

I have not been posting regularly. Due to my ability to spread myself so thin, and my ability to ruin almost everything.

But today, today there is 2 posts.

And like a blessing from the god’s of staring, the second post is about Isabel. You know the girl who has a month long event dedicated to staring at her face?

Well, every year I like to find a song to be the anthem of the stare-a-thon. And then in a moment when I was pondering how to squeeze 3 days of work into 1 I found the perfect song for this years stare-a-thon. It is a remix by the Academy Award winning Jamie Foxx:

The song has gone 6 times platinum today in my brain. So the next time you are really busy… and can’t quality time to calm your nerves or gaze undisturbed at Isabel… just remember blame it on the stare-sta-sta-stareathon.

Happy Staring everybody!