I was recently trapped during an all-day meeting at work. It was excessively dull, and I resorted to sketching to stay awake.
I used to openly sketch during all meetings, but with a change of bosses, it's not so cool anymore. So, I only do it if it's an emergency. Though really, I pay better attention when I am also sketching.
I liked the way these fellows turned out, so they were freed from the agenda documents they live on and glued into my sketchbook.
Not sure if the one on the right is Austenian or possible steampunk. He looks kinda evil though.