Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective days mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch - either in illustration or word form - and the other would make a companion sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise might make both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
In hindsight, more training was needed. Mistakes, the home office would like you to know, were made.
Still, no one in the home office foresaw that the new focus on the “3 out of 4” policy - where each bell ringer was encouraged (through a small financial incentive) to receive a donation from three out of every four people who passed by - would lead to, well, mayhem ... and that unfortunate incident with that bell handle, of which much has already been written in the national press.
The home office would like to stress that their intentions were pure, even if the execution was poorly planned.
Also, the home office wishes you a merry (and litigation-free) holiday, whichever one you choose to celebrate.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.