Oh my god, it’s happening! I’m in a book! Not just any book but the Office BFFs book from Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. Jenna reached out to me, or more accurately slid into my DMs, last year to do some brand new pieces for the project as well as include some of my classic JAM art. My answer was an enthusiastic, immediate “Yes!”
The first piece was of the rooftop “date” scene in the season 2’s “The Client”. Those lawn chairs just about did me in but it was worth the tediousness. A friend said you can hear that vinyl chair Jim is in.
Second piece was a challenge, a scene of Pam’s coal walk in season 3’s “Beach Games”. I was unsure how to even depict this scene and how I’d arrange it, and that’s not mentioning the challenge of getting a good clear screenshot to work with. The real key was to capture the look on Pam’s face before she ran, a look both determined and playful, and I hope I did at least that.
The third piece was added later, a depiction of Angela singing “Little Drummer Boy” with Dwight holding the microphone in season 3’s A Benihana Christmas. I’ve drawn a lot of JAM that I’m very familiar with their faces and the colors used but Dwangela was brand new territory. This scene also had challenges like Angela’s insane floofy blouse and that little Schrute Smirk. In the end this might be my favorite piece, especially paired with Angela Kinsey’s recollection of how she was so nervous to sing until Rainn Wilson dropped to his knee and helped her find and keep the rhythm.
All these pieces and more are Office BFFs, and of course if you want prints I have them up in my RedBubble Shop. Thanks so much to Angela and Jenna for including me in this, you made this Office Flan’s heart soar with the eagle’s nest!