One of my first design jobs after art school was working at a company called Sun Sportswear in Seattle. We created entire apparel lines for Target, Walmart, Nordstroms, Kmart, Bon Marche, etc.
I was the ninth artist hired for their in-house art department. As the company continued to grow, I started recommending fellow artists I had gone to school with and over a three year period seven of my creative friends were working with me on a daily basis.
To this day it remains one of the funniest times in my career. Lots of goofing around, and laughs. I still keep in touch with most of them to this day and a week or so ago three of us managed to get together and have dinner. We reminisced about our Sun days and caught up on what each of us is doing now.
John Nissen is one of my closest friends, and we were each other's best man at our weddings. And John Anderle and his wife sang at my wedding. I know the Nissen family very well, and in the midst of dinner I remembered something and told John:
"Hey, I noticed your mom started following me on Instagram. So I followed her back."
John started to smirk, and I said furrowing my brow "What?"
"Yeah, I forgot to tell you that my mom said she regrets following you." He said as he started to chuckle.
"Why? What did I do?"
"She said she was disappointed in one of your drawings. It was flipping the bird."
"Seriously? That's it?" Then I started to laugh as I looked the image up on my iPhone and showed everyone.
I said "Well now I feel bad. Not really." and we laughed some more.
Before we left that night we took a group photo, as shown above, then I suggested we take another one for Johns mom, as shown below. LOL
Just kidding. We'd never do that to Mrs. Nissen even though she's probably blocked me too?
Seriously though Mrs. Nissen, if you read this I meant no offense. I was just illustrating a pun. I don't even think an eagle could do that with their wing? If they didn't like something, they'd probably just fly over it and crap on it instead.
I tell you what, if you suggest a topic I'll draw it for you and post that on my Instagram page.