Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Aaaaaannnnnnd...DRAW!!

This is just a side note regarding The Dating Horse. In answer to the questions of who did the art? I did.

I'm not sure how it started, but back in high school, I started doing stick drawings to amuse the A-List. I think it stemmed from the time spent in AP English (aka "the class where time stood still") where we would while away the hour by writing notes to each other, When that didn't take up enough time, we started writing with our left hands. And yet, still the class went on. So I think I started illustrating the notes.

Then one day, Becki and I were doing "homework" in the park by my house and we came up with a list called "25 fun ways to procrastinate." And because we were procrastinating, well, I illustrated it. We later added another 20 fun ways -- which I illustrated.

Since then, we've come up with brilliant lists such as "25 Fun Games To Play If You're A Snob;" "17 Reasons Not to Date Anyone Under 17;" "23 Reasons No One Likes Us When We're 23 (OR Why We Don't Have Boyfriends);" "It's All Greek To Me -- 25 Reasons Not To Date A Fraternity Guy" and others. I've drawn a comic featuring a recurring character -- Captain STD (as in 'sexually transmitted disease') -- who happened to be my ex-boyfriend. He had a rep as kind of a slut, which I chose to overlook until he dumped me -- twice -- for not sleeping with him. He was a gem. He had an occasional sidekick -- who we referred to as "The Big Hashbrownie" -- an ex of Kendra's who aspired to be equally as slimy.

So, since the drawings amuse me and they seem to amuse you, I'll do some more. Send me some ideas and I'll try to do them justice. Or I'll totally ignore you and draw what I feel like. Either one.

22 comments:

trish said...

Ok. I have to see the "23 reasons no one likes us when were 23". im turning 23 early next year & would like to be forwarned...and to find out why im still dateless

shrinkreplaced said...

this is HILARIOUS!

dasi said...

Wow, you draw, you sing, you write... is there anything you CAN'T do?? You are giving me a major inferiority complex here, Amber!! But please, draw away. You're right, the pictures ARE amusing and I love em. Draw whatever you want - it's your blog!!

Miladysa said...

"25 Fun Games To Play If Your A Snob" - I have got to see how you illustrate this! :)

The Other Half said...

what not to wear to a fancy dinner with your rich grandparents

The Zombie Lama said...

5 reasons to date The Zombie Lama

:o)

BTW, good advice on the last post. I'll have to remember some of that.

Rachwell said...

The days of passing notes in class and finding ways to make them more interesting bring back fond memories. We used to write upside down and then across just to be entertaining and take up time. Too bad you can't do that at work.

Rico said...

I loved your "dating horse" comic strip. I doodled all through high school and actually became a decent artist because of it. It’s funny the main character in my comic was a horse too.

Cheryl said...

I would really like to see those lists too. They sound like a hoot!

You know I will come to you for word-related crises. That's what we do.

allison said...

i like this idea. its genius.

The Husband said...

how about the top 5 things i want to do on my date with carl spackler? or maybe a picture of you and carl.

beckibee said...

I have the "25 Games to Play if You're A Snob" one framed in my apartment...Funny, until a new man comes over and realizes I'm a snob right away. I try to cover it up..."It says IF you're a snob, which of course, I'm not" They usually don't buy it. Oh well. Better they know up front.

Linda said...

One of my all time favorite books is called "The 'What To Do When There's Nothing To Do' Book". I loved it so much I stole it from whoever it used to belong to. I think my favorite one was "take off all your clothes and look at yourself backwards in the mirror". I don't recommend this one to just anyone! Anyway, someone made money off this particular book...when the hunt for a new job doesn't pan out right away, take this into consideration.

allison said...

i have to get that book!!!!!

AFGUY said...

Heya..Just checkin in to let you know that im still alive in iraq... see round and nice postt!!!!

Marissa said...

This is hilarious! I'm loving this hobby of yours! I'll think of something for you to illustrate (probably something tragic happening to one of my ex-boyfriends). ;)

Romeo Jensen said...

boy am I glad I dont know any guy sluts... whoa... that would suck

guys that are like that are just wrong

the only thing worse than guys that think they are Gods gift to women... are ex-boyfriends who think they are god's gift to... what was the question again?

romey aka ManwhoreMan

Hope said...

Like I said before I can't draw doodles like that and I went to college for art! My best friend now lives in Florida and we still send each other mail with little drawings inside. Our favorite was drawings of an imaginary little boy named Alejandro who wears a helmet and has arms that drag on the ground. Wow, I think I just said too much!

Amanda said...

so funny...why aren't all these strips posted? :)

Alice said...

YAY! more drawings to be posted!

btw, i love love loved your last post with the rules for guys. seriously, men, we're not delicate flowers. despite what our mothers may think. you can tell us the truth sometimes, we won't wilt and start sobbing. usually ;-)

appsdshell said...

Sounds like a great addition to the blog! Can't wait for more! They are very clever.

Ex-playgroup mommy said...

I have to see them all -- esp the 25 reasons not to date a fraternity guy!