This image shows what you would first see when you entered Sweet Ups in 2004. The painterly treatment was meant to evoke the interior lighting of the bar while the crosshatching was meant to evoke the daylight coming in through the opened door. I’m not sure if I had a particular story in mind when I made this image, or if I was just making it for fun. I remember the bartender had long, sweeping bangs and the few times I spoke with him over a beer, he was pretty nice. I did not know the customer and don’t remember anything about him other than I think he had a beard. Great story, I know.
The two onion-spheres were drawn for Super Duper Ham: Day One during the next few years and were added to this image in 2011.