Carlos Lloyd is an art-school graduate. Most of his commissions go to global warming research and PETA. He does very well for himself financially, but hides it to escape criticism from his peers in the art world. Dexter Harvey is a high-school dropout working in the warehouse of a big media/PC store. He smokes weed everyday and spends most of his free time online in marijuana forums and discussion boards. They both spend a large amount of their time in a coffee shop in their home town, and have become friends over the past year and a half.