James caricature by Mike

James / May 11th, 2011

Many years ago, Mike and I used to work together at an office job. It drove us out of our minds. To pass the time, we would sometimes draw ridiculous stuff. Here’s a couple caricatures of me that Mike drew. It very accurately represents how I felt at that job.


  • Butch Bitch

    May 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm


  • ForTheLulz

    May 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Lol, so this is what people do at offices to pass the time.

  • juul-guy

    May 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    AVGN in the younger years

  • Snejku

    May 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm


  • AikoujOi

    May 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Nice lol

  • May 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Funny stuff! Did you do any of him? 🙂

  • May 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm


  • Mr. Arkadin

    May 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Watch out. Jobs like that result in the dreaded Secretary Spread. ; )

  • joliet_jane

    May 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Awww :-3

  • p1um5mu991er

    May 11, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    haha fancy m’f’er mike

  • SomeStranger

    May 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Hey I think we worked at the same place, hahaha

  • May 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    These are awesome! Great job Mike!

  • May 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    and a new character is suddenly born! The Angry Office Nerd

  • scronan

    May 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    That rocks! I know the feeling all too well. Curious – were you and Mike fans of The Office movie? At the place I used to work (right around the time the movie came out) – the few of us who weren’t drones found clones of everyone from the movie at our job. Some of the people were so much like them it was fucking scary. I was unanimously voted to be Samir for reasons that still escape me. 😉

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  • May 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    That’s what happens man…at least on those places you have people around to make fun of the situation.

  • benjigoenitz

    May 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Hahaha xD

  • MantaurFan

    May 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You’re just SO drawable, James! I’ve doodled tons of AVGN drawings in class.

    Keep up the good work, love your stuff!

  • walkingstickman

    May 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    James’ face upon seeing these pics on the site:


    James: You MOTHER FUCKER….

  • May 12, 2011 at 12:59 am

    when’s the next nerd episode coming out?

  • ScratchRocker

    May 12, 2011 at 3:03 am

    hur, hur, hurlarious!

  • Dan1234

    May 12, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Oh man! Awesome bit of Mike & James history I never knew about! These pics are hilarious! But seriously…you guys HAVE to share some stories about your office time! I bet you have some great ones! Just sit on the couch and talk or something, it’ll be comedy gold! Please!!

  • Fred Fuchs

    May 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Man, you guys were lucky to work together (unless you first met there)

  • Fei Wong

    May 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I always liked Mike’s Drawings, i always do caricatures and those are funny as hell!!
    And thanks for posting these in the blog, its a pleasure to see more of you two apart from the AVGN crazyness!

  • TomM

    May 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    That’s really funny. Nice work, Mike!

  • May 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Haha, the funny thing is they really do look like James. Interesting back story! Didn’t know you guys knew each other from a shared job. I feel like no matter where you go, usually theres somebody who you click with.

  • truechamp57

    May 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    spot on

  • Fantasy Forest

    May 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Yeah, kinda looks like my job, except I have two monitors instead of one.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    May 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Those speakers look like Harmon Kardon

  • Devin

    May 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I know how those office jobs go because I’m stuck in one myself at the moment. I’m sure having Mike there made it a lot more tolerable though. Keep doing what you’re passionate about.

  • andysutherland

    May 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Awesome, Mike!

  • Sol Invictus

    May 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    HUR HUR.

  • tannerkish616

    May 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I’m just imagining the shit you two pulled while working in cubicles….

  • ReiKo

    May 13, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Good job, Motherfucker Mike xD

  • calapuno

    May 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I’d love to see more about Mike’s background. How you guys met, stories from the old times, what James first thought of Mike and vice versa…

    “The Motherfucker Mike Story”

  • eightytwo

    May 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    James, you’re never afraid to post some of the small, humorous and sentimental details of your life. It is a most endearing quality to some of the work you produce. These little drawings are very sweet. Your most recent videos, The pizza eating one and the film location for that mad mad whatever world video, were both unique and entertaining. You are a true artist and inspiration to the masses.

    My deepest gratitude.

  • Stylix

    May 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Reminds me of when I use to work for IBM. After a few weeks of dealing with the terrible hours and mind numbingly boring work I just stopped caring. They said we couldnt listen to music at work so I took in those big ear covering headphones (much like the ones in the second drawing), I started playing every flash game imaginable on the internet, Id frequently just leave to drive to walmart of somewhere equivalent, and I would take naps in the server rooms.

    Whats funny is that when I finally put in my 2 week notice they asked me if I could stay for an additional month.

  • May 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Don’t know if its been mentioned or not, but in the new HORRORHOUND magazine, there’s a mini blurb and pics on AVGN and drops JAMES ROLFE and MIKE MATEI by name. Congrats!!!!!!

  • May 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    the second one is so fucking funny that i just cant get it out of my head! lol HUR HUR

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  • SpeedyEric

    May 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I would do stuff like this at MY job (kitchen work at a general store 12 miles from home).

  • Jigglysaint

    May 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    So I wonder if the Nerd uniform is actually just one of the left over shirts from this office job. I mean if you tried to get an office job now and wore a shirt like that, everybody in the office wouldn’t even be able to start the day until you said “fuckballs”.

  • Coog316

    May 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    sweet pics james & mike

  • DrZaius

    May 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm


  • Seoleim

    May 15, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I ordered the 4 AVGN dvds and on the day they arrived I was watching a ton of videos on this site. In particular I was watching the latest You Know What’s Bullshit? episode about the packing peanuts. The postman arrived and gave me my package and when I opened the box, it was filled to the brim with packing peanuts. I had a great laugh before I even watched my new dvd set.

  • Strazdas

    May 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    i wish i was living in america, you have time to draw during work hours. you have no idea how lucky you are you have time to be bored.

  • Licks

    May 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    LOL! Oh man! That is too funny! Great artwork you got there haha.

  • Dolly Dagger

    May 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Headphones on the desk, huh?

    So…call center or customer service? 😉

  • Kjetil hÃ¥vÃ¥s

    May 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm


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