Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Levels of Engagement


Drew this while at church this past Sunday. I had one ear on the message, "Levels of Engagement," but was distracted by three out of about six teen boys in front of us. They were goofing around... playing with their iphone, flicking each other in the head with their fingers, covering up their faces trying really hard not to laugh, eating little containers of Mott's apple sauce with broken plastic forks, that sort of thing. It was, dare I say, the same sort of thing my brother and I might have done during church when we were younger. Actually, it was more my brother than me. I couldn't help laughing back then, and this Sunday. Only this time I laughed to myself, very quietly. My wife said they were respectful for the most part (I think she was paying more attention to the message.) Anyway, this was the only kid who sat still long enough for me to draw.

A different example of levels of engagement, I suppose.

5 comments:

Dan Thompson said...

good story and drawing.

13toon's said...

nice work here, i really like the life in your character. also thank you for he nice comment, it really means a lot to me and funny story about church. well bye 4 now

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

i don't like church. i don't set a very good example for my children. on the rare occasion i do go, i always bring my sketchbook. i'm glad to see a devoted man like yourself draws in church as well. i feel slightly less guilty now.

Terrell Gentry said...

Great story and sketch, you guys aren't alone, Shawnee and I are also guilty of taking our sketchbooks to church.

Jeff Harter said...

Ha HA!

Hoping that the creator of mind boggling matters such as time, energy, matter, and life appreciates a story about sketching and farting in church.