Friday, July 17, 2009
BackStage No. 011 - 1989
from black and white xerographic copy
"Boy! Am I tired.
My back hurts. My feet
ache. And on top of all
that, I've got homework
"That does it.
If I'm asked,
I'm not extending.
"Bryan! How would
you like to
"Yeah, i know i have
Featuring Gina McWilliams (mink) and Bryan Mon (monster)
Patio, The French Market Restaurant, N.O.S., Disneyland.
I'm pretty sure I lost some of the early strips, so I arbitrarily jumped the numbering to 11.
I was hired on as a busser (i.e. buss boy) and that was probably the extent of my Casual-Temporary ambitions.
The tub contents are fairly accurate: oval platters on the ends and two round plates on the sides extend the walls of the tub vertically, a single perforated canister holds flatware besides a few stacks of plastic tumblers reserving two-thirds of the tub for food and whatever else you clear off a table. Then you shoulder it. Some times the tubs got over 50 pounds - and the mechanical tub conveyor would break down.
Regarding my monster crittature: this is possibly a representation of my Id. My stomach didn't look like that back then. The initial design seemed to necessitate a cookie monster like appetite, although that too was not a defining part of my personality.