Archive for March 4th, 2009

nerds and tables

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

What a weekend! Friday night was the artworld nerdfest that is/was Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally at the Verdi Club, and Saturday day I helped out my friend Favianna by manning her booth at the comics/gaming/fantasy nerdfest that is WonderCon. And I mean “nerd” in the most affectionate way possible, seeing as I lump myself in with this terminology, too.

Both events were a blast, but for whatever reasons, I found myself ruminating on what it means to be on either side of a desk. Maybe desks are just like metal detectors for me in terms of being similarly transferential, but there’s something funny about the divide and purpose that they suggest.

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Durian on the brain at Monster Drawing Rally

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Durian on the table at Monster Drawing Rally

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Azn Boyzz! Lordy and K.Lo, being cute

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avoiding temptation (lovely original comic-book cover ink drawings) from behind the booth at WonderCon

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Sigh. A girl after my own heart at WonderCon! I’ve actually done drawings of bandaged nurses, but this attendee really brought it.

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For some reason, these 3 guys made sense of it all for me. Having been a big old Sesame Street/Muppet Show fan growing up, I think that there’s something that still tickles me about the staging of many of the Muppets behind tables, ledges, and low walls. I suspect that many people behind desks are just some species of propped-up puppet, I guess. Also, I think I prefer not knowing what’s going on from the waist down with most folks, muppets or no. No, don’t read too much into that. Really.