Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective lives 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 to the 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 makes both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
To: All Employees
Re: Mandatory Workplace Violence Training
On Thursday, we will hold our annual Workplace Violence Training. Attendance is not optional. (And, yes, Steve, that means you, too. We tire of your excuses, by the way, and boggle at just how gullible you must think we are.)
This year’s Training will focus on the proper uses of the common #2 pencil. While eye-gouging will be covered, we will also think outside of the box, so to speak, and look at all of the other potential painful applications of this common piece of office equipment. The men of this office (And, yes, Steve, you, too.) are advised to wear a cup.
Due to last year’s mishap, employees are advised to wear garments without loose ties, fringe or laces.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.