Hello, I’m Missy Meyer! I’m a former improv comedy performer, currently working at Walt Disney World. (I’ve also had an amazing variety of jobs, including bank teller, webmaster, pizza chef, camp counselor, and casino dealer.) I’m married to Scott Meyer, the guy behind the webcomic Basic Instructions. Together, we try to celebrate as many goofy holidays as possible.
About the Doodles
I started doing daily holiday doodles in my office in 2012, when I changed desks and found myself with a whiteboard on the outside wall of my cubicle. Soon, coworkers gave me gentle grief when I didn’t have a doodle on that whiteboard every morning. When I moved to my current cube, I didn’t have the whiteboard, so I got a 99¢ IKEA TOLSBY picture frame and some 4″ x 6″ note cards, and continued the workplace tradition.
As most of the doodles are colored in on their note cards with either crayon or colored pencil, they don’t scan into a computer particularly well. I’m slowly working at re-drawing them with just line art so I can color them in on the computer and upload them here. So the archives (before September 2013) is very much an ongoing work in progress.
About the Holidays
The holidays I choose to use are vetted from all over the internet and other reference materials. Most “national” holidays are based on the United States, as that’s where I’m located. I try to combine at least two things in every doodle, but it’s always fun to try and cram as many in there as possible. Some days have over 10 weird holidays assigned to them, so the future doodle combinations are unlimited.