Monday, August 2, 2010

welcome back, wooters!

i have a 3rd design up for sale at shirt.woot today:

if you have a moment to poke around, please do. i always appreciate it. i have a couple items for sale through my big cartel, society6 and red bubble stores.

i also have a couple designs up for vote over at threadless if you have a moment to flex your mouse clicking finger(s):
the uncanny.
the uncanny. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
action glyphics.
action glyphics. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

july updates.

rather than attempt a cutesy title for this post, i think july updates will suffice.

i have been paying much more attention to my tweets and facebook than i have this poor blog, so i'll place a creative dump of everything i have worked on for the last month.

helmet no.4.
martes 13.
scream, frankenstein! scream!
under the sea.
the life aquatic.
ptero pteam.

some of these will be up for voting at threadless soon:
the life aquatic. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
martes 13. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

this one is already in the running at threadless:
scream, frankenstein! scream! - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

and a bit of good news, shirt.woot will be featuring one of my designs sometime soon. good news for me, as i needed to pay for a window i broke, repair some plumbing and get caught up on some bills.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

holiday weekend bonanza!

every holiday weekend i design more than usual. this weekend i put 2 new designs up on threadless.

this first one is titled, "everyday."
everyday. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

and the second is more of my character art, this one is titled "ptero pteam."
ptero pteam.
ptero pteam. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

please vote and let me know what you think of the designs!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

make your walls awesome!

i have 2 poster prints available at society6.

the first is a design that was recently featured as "side art" during my recent teefury sale, and a lot of people seemed to dig it:

click here to buy.

the second is one of my favorites (because it's my wife's favorite):

click here to buy.

society6 came to my attention when threadless put out a call to all artists to submit and join their sure to be well trafficked collaborative "storefront". both of these pieces are currently vying for a space in their "store", but i'm up against hundreds of other excellent artists, so i'm crossing my "fingers". lots of air quotes.

i have also recently tweaked my site. now all of my shirts, posters, stickers and playing cards are collected in one single "buy" page. i have also moved my limited run tees that i still own the rights to back to the "designs" page under the cumbersome title "designs sold at limited sites & still available for sale."

"more quotes"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

sticker sale!

thanks to a really great sales day at tee fury, and the interest shown for my plaidinum stickers, i have them on sale for a limited time!
plaidinum stickers sale!
buy here!

now 17% off, plus extra stickers shoved in to each order envelope!

sale runs until 5/19 at 11:59pm est

Sunday, May 16, 2010

mario is dead?!

i am very pleased to have an older design of mine up for sale on for the next 24 hours:
original gamer, at tee fury.
click here to buy now.

tee fury
is also currently running a promotion to win some free plaidinum stickers:

click here to enter on teefury, or click here to bypass the uncertainty and buy yourself a set.

a lot of folks on tee fury have expressed interest in my star wars themed side art (or as the tee fury word filters have retitled them, "dancing with the stars" themed) i would love some help with my design tatooine trash on threadless:
tatooine trash. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
last day! nope, voting is over.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

hello ripters!

i figured it'd be nice to put together a specialized message to the new folks visiting my site from my may 12th sale of my construct-a-trooper design at ript apparel.
construct-a-trooper, at ript apparel

if you're way into star wars, i have some stickers that might interest you:
plaidinum sticker set.

and another shirt:
plaidinum, at red bubble.

and another design up for vote on threadless:
tatooine trash.

check back soon, i have another design up for sale next week on tee fury.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

toasted yoshi.

2 new shirts on sale via crazy dog:

game over, at crazy dog shirts.
buy here.

you'll notice that they removed the toads i had in the original design (possibly for color count) that made this design look like a toadstool school field trip. i like the way this turned out.

toastor, at crazy dog shirts
buy here

and i have always held this design near and dear to my heart. this is the first design i had made where i really felt i had seen the idea in my head turn into a decent sketch, and then translated it into decent vector art. i am very pleased to see this finally on sale.

i have 2 more designs coming up for sale in the next 2 weeks at a couple different "limited time" sites, so check back!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

tartan on a tauntaun.

while shamelessly googling "plaidinum" the day after its initial sale on teefury last year, i came across a blog stating that the design was not plaid, but actually tartan. i learned something from google!

why am i outing myself for the self-googling? because "plaidinum." is now on sale forever at redbubble.

i also included "lycaena gygax." in an array of colors:

also, the "plaidinum." stickers will be here on saturday are here!
plaidinum stickers.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ghost ride the whip!

a pacman/ghost rider design i pieced together tonight.

ghost rider.

"ghost ride the whip!" i will joyfully exclaim that quote, though it is one of many internet memes that i never quite understood. i have a healthy hypothesis regarding the quotes origin, so i figure that counts.

this will be up for voting on threadless soon:
ghost rider. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

i turn 29 on monday; and with all the deadlines i hit and had shuffled around this last 2 weeks, i'm guessing that the clients don't want me to make it to 30 0.o;

i see it has been a while since i last blogged, here are a few more designs i have completed in the meantime:

the cuspids.
this one is titled "cuspids." and shortly after posting this to emptees, i was informed that someone already beat me to the punch and made this exact idea into a shirt.

and for something (kinda) new under the sun:

i'm old, i'm off to sleep now... or i'll watch my dvr'd soup episode... then sleep.

Monday, March 29, 2010

the yin and the yang.

i had an interesting day.

i worked from 9am until 10pm, and that really wasn't any fun. missed spending time with the family, relaxing after a normal sized stressful day, etc.

but in an effort to balance out the boo-hoos, the cosmos delivered unto me 3 things:
montana flash.
montana flash!

this is one of those overly-expensive rock band figurines that are carved from ceramic by a 3d sculpting/painting machine. and that alone is pretty keen. but even cooler is that this character is a doppleganger for my father circa 1970. my dad was nicknamed "montana flash" (hence the custom shirt graphics i created for him) and it was a shirt design i made for my dad's birthday a decade ago that piqued my interest into the legacy that is, montana flash.

so that was pretty cool.

and on top of that, i finally received my monster league baseball playing cards!
the cards are here.
the pre-orders are shipping out, click here to order yours today!

and lastly, my wife surprised me with new tank tops. this is fantastic solely because of the unexplainable lack of them in our area outside of the summer months. i know i live in wisconsin, but there weren't even any wife-beaters in the walmarts... that's absurd. so the 3 month wait is over.

you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life. the facts of life.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

1960's clerks intro.

after seeing the myriad saul bass inspired and re-imagined movie intros on the web, i went to work retooling my personal favorite movie: clerks.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

sunny day, sweeping the clouds away!


i'm contributing to pop-culture rather than just parodying or riding its coattails.

late last year, threadless was contacted to take part in a project focusing on sesame street characters. the staff then brought it to the alumni group (printed threadless designers) to come up with an idea to make a collaborative piece that centered around what makes grover who he is. the idea of his traveling tales trunk came up and the group went to work on grover's stickers collected on his journey.

the full project was for "t-world magazine" an australian bi-yearly publication, and the magazine just came out today:

and here is an early scan of the magazine (if you squint, my name is creditted third from the bottom right)

click here to zoom

if you want to get a better idea of the construction of this collab, please visit the flickr set. and an extra special thanks to ian leino for compiling everything and keeping us all in the loop!

last we had heard, t-world and the folks at children's television workshop were very interested in seeing this printed on (can you guess?) t-shirts! i would be very pleased to see that happen!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

posters are here!


it's so exhilarating to see your own work as a tangible product!
monster league posters have arrived!

the baseball cards (the other portion of this monster league baseball set) should be done very soon. you can pre-order now by clicking on any of the words in this sentence, but not the exclamation point!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

march madness.

i have to thank a handful of my designer friends and my wife for making my store's inventory a lot more enticing to potential shoppers.

for the most part, i had edited the previous blog to reflect the changing offers, but as it stands now (sorry for the double post of this merch) there is:
a poster set

you have your choice of 1 of 5 of my monster league baseball characters (detail shots of each can be seen here) on a 11.75x16.8 inch poster plus a set of all 6 characters on their own baseball cards.

i just finished all the art for the backs of the cards (that's right, 2-sided, did i just blow your mind?) and i had some fun writing the bios for each character. the bio for reginald carg has been out there for over a year, but i figure i'll leave the rest as a surprise for the folks who buy the poster set or the individual order of the cards.

and second, is my updated plaidinum sticker set:

i just found out that my order of stickers will include the smaller "cell phone" stickers, so those are now included in a 3 sticker pack. i originally had just one sticker on there, but where's the fun of ordering a kick-ass sticker online, getting it in the mail a few days later and then sticking it on a stop sign and leaving empty handed (vandalism!)? now you can have one for your bumper, one for your grandma, a little one for your cell phone, and one to deface public property!

the posters are already being printed, and the cards should start printing tomorrow. the stickers are paid for and queued up on the press. now i just have to spend a few more dollars on mailing tubes (it's more expensive to ship the damn tubes to myself than the tubes actually cost :P ) and i'm ready to start spreading the madness. join me, won't you? preorder today!

a non-merchy postscript, i have risen from my design by hümans slumber and submitted a couple designs tonight. i'll be sure to let everyone know when they're up for voting. (the time is now! lycaena gygax and the unveiling.)

post-postscript, i've been listening to comedy death ray, i love movies and nerdist podcasts over the past week. my goodness, who knew there was more hilarity in the podcasting world outside of the smodcast universe! fantastic.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

merchy swag!

i have been contemplating getting my monster league baseball project printed for some time now, and i finally got some print quotes and i'm ordering up posters and baseball cards this week.

to celebrate, (and sell them) i have set up a store at big cartel, and took one of my more popular designs and i'm getting it printed up as die-cut stickers.

right now, both products are on pre-order. i'm having the posters and cards printed at a local printer, i expect those by the first week of april at the latest. and the stickers have an expected 4 week wait, so those will be in by late april at the earliest. i have a limited amount of each, so get your pre-orders in now!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


patch together is a site where people submit their character art for voting. this winning designs get made into figurines. i currently have my character, clyde, up for vote:

here's clyde:

and here's where you can vote:

let's make toys!