Posts Tagged ‘purchasing rockstar’
Allow me to introduce Reginald, the Holiday Motor. I created him (and this comic) to promote this year’s holiday specials at my place of employment, National Liftgate Parts. This comic was first published in the December 2012 issue of our monthly specials, but you don’t have to be an NLP distributor to enjoy Reginald and his festively non-denominational shenanigans.
Easy on the eggnog, folks, and happy holidays.
Here, everyone. Have some more nigh-verbatim cartoonized conversations from my workplace.
Also have a desktop. Assuming that you haven’t had it already, I mean.
There are various sizes to fit your desktop available on the extras page.
This Purchasing Rockstar strip basically happened, unbidden, during a phone call to Rick Betschen of JRB Machine Tool. The first two panels are a nigh-verbatim transcript of our conversation. Rick is an actual rock star, in that he knows how to play the guitar and has played in bands. That’s more than one band.
Do you Google+? There is a “making of this strip” album on my Google+ account page thing.
If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check out my interview with Onezumi Hartstein, in which we talk about Intervention (an internet culture convention), her webcomic, and online life in general.
Also: would you like to do a guest strip for Sketch Comedy? I’ll be on vacation from 9/10 to 9/18, and I’m sending out an open call for guest strips. Two simple requirements: A) 900px wide or less, and B) keep it appropriate for your ten-year-old cousin to read. If you’ve got something for me, just send it in by September 8th to jackson at thesketchy dot com.
In the meantime, I’ll be putting together next week’s strips. See you then!
Maxie Turner is no longer working for National Liftgate, but he’s been an integral part of my NLP experience. Were it not for him, I never would have been known as “The Professor,” or more accurately “P’fessuh.” Maxie actually talks like this.
Also, when it comes to getting the work done, dude’s a friggin’ machine.
CALLBACKS: Opening Weekend: Cowboys and Aliens
On my visit to Chicago
last weekend the weekend before last, I got to meet with Jim Ormerod of Power Dynamics. We had a good conversation about life, the universe, and comic book movies. He’s into many of the same things that I am, and he has some salient insights into media that do not necessarily lend themselves to expression in only three panels.
Chicago natives may recognize Z & H Cafe. We at Sketch Comedy are nothing if not in-jokey.
Over the past weekend, I visited Chicago. My friend Jason introduced me to a game called Audiosurf, which I may now have to buy.
More Chicago adventures on Tuesday!
Josh Cramer is a sales rep for MRC Innovations, a company that provides packaging and other manufacturing solutions. Josh was one of the first outside guys I met when I started my Purchasing Rockstar tenure in ’09, and he’s been consummately helpful. He’s also, like the comic says, a huge packaging nerd–every time I see him, he has a new story about the packaging he’s coming up with to meet his customers’ weird shipping challenges. If your company has unusual packaging needs, particularly shipping perishable goods or suchlike, Josh and the crew at MRC will be glad to tackle the task.
We are wearing neckties because this strip was originally going to be posted last Friday, and of course Friday is Tie Day Friday.