It appears that unless you are authorized to drive during work hours, you are not allowed to drive on city time. So my supervisor had to be my personal chauffeur for this outing. While I was conjuring images in my mind of my cartoon character Kurt riding shot-gun and looking annoyed while Ellen drove him to the lab, I must admit that my supervisor, Amy is pretty cool. Still, between the drug screening in September and the one this week, I have written dialogue for another four cartoons! In the end, I chose my character Thomas for his overall anxiety about any sort of test. I made one rough sketch this week but there are lots more that I am working on. Meanwhile back to the stretch limo, um, rather the city van, we spent the drive talking about music, classic cars from the 70s and 80s, family and Christmas.
Now just because she’s not as feisty as my cartoon character Ellen, doesn’t mean Amy isn’t just as snarky in her own quiet way. On the drive back from the drug screening, she said “It isn’t like you can stop working with us Ian, because who else would provide all this great material for your cartoons?” So much for the career move I was planning. Anyway, I’m having way too much fun!