Thursday, July 7, 2011

Back to Work

I love listening to podcasts while working. Sometimes listening to music just won't cut it. Movies and shows often require too much attention (if they're good) or bore me to death (if they're not). Podcasts are the perfect thing–they update regularly, the talking is often conversational and easy to listen to, and you can learn/get inspired/be entertained for absolutely free.

That said, I wanted to make an illustration for my most beloved podcast, Back to Work. Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann are the hosts for this fantastic thing, and they do an extremely good job of making sure their listeners learn/get inspired/be entertained for at least an hour of the week.

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Incidentally, the lastest episode "Failure is ALWAYS an Option" is one of my favorites. I won't say more. Spoilers, you know.

7 comments:

Merlin said...

Jesus, how I Love You™.

Chad Kaufman said...

Haha I love this! All I can hear in my head while looking at it is Merlins comic-book man voice "Soo, erm, you need more controllers, erm so"

bytefulcom said...

The only place an apple gillette, Star Wars, and a Totoro can be seen in the same image.

This is a masterpiece.

Cams said...

Porkins! Seriously though, I'm in complete agreement with the podcast thing. I keep my Plantronics headphones in all day long at work and hit the play button between customers. I could listen to Dan and Merlin all day long.

anaxamaxan said...

So awesome. Great Bond T-shirt! And Merlin looks like something between an average 1950's homeless guy and your angry (and hungry) uncle. I really dig the magical rainy effect too.

tmkates said...

Is that Merlin Mann or a homeless guy?

dasil003 said...

It's Merlin acting out the crazy guy who forced a crumpled up fiver into his hand as he was working on a park bench because he thought Merlin was homeless.