Elf hats.
Posted December 2, 2005 at 02:01 am

The above strip was indeed inspired by a recent event: doing caricatures at the Exxon Mobile holiday party on Sunday.

I get there - "there" being the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA - about fifteen minutes early, park my car and take the elevator to the fifth floor, where the party coordinator spots me and rushes over.

"Oh good, you're here. Go up to the sixth floor and grab three silly hats from the dressing room, please."



I look around before I head back to the elevators. Everyone - EVERYONE - looks like an elf.
Ooooh, no. I'm not getting paid enough to do this.

I take out my job sheet and read the description more carefully. "Exxon Mobile holiday party. 8 caricature artists.
Only JOLLY ones, please - last year we had some problems!"

Well YEAH, of course you had problems - you made them wear f*ing ELF HATS!!

Well, that says it. I walked into right into this one.
Had I read the word "JOLLY" earlier, I could have called in dead a week ago.

Anyway, in more valuable news, happy birthday to my mom (sorry to drop the F-bomb on your birthday, Mom; I swear I didn't plan it that way!), and sorry for the lack of updates lately.
I have been AB-SO-LUTELY swamped.
I've stopped taking jobs for clients who aren't either entertainment agencies or art directors.
I pretty much ONLY reply to client e-mails now, and there isn't even enough time in the day to do that!
So as always, I'm so sorry to those of you wonderful people who are e-mailing me heart-warming fanmail; thank you SO SO much for your encouraging words, and rest assured that they ARE being read and they DO make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

By the way, I'll probably have some huge news in the next few days.
Stick around; whether it happens or not, I'll tell you what it is. Promise. :)

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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.