I drew the 3 hands in 2003. I used the blind contour drawing technique where I looked at the hand I was drawing with a pencil, but not the paper I was drawing it on until I rendered the image in ink. The crosshatching in the background was drawn for my single-page comic In the Clouds which I self-published as part of Momentos in 2009. The various images were collaged together in 2011.
One of the best things about living in New York City is the variety of great restaurants that can be found in many neighborhoods. This image makes me think of the moment when you’re giving your credit card to pay for the meal you just ate.