Archived Tee - 2011-03-29Art curated by
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
‘Man’s Ruin’ is a classic old school tattoo, warning sailors of the dangers awaiting them on shore. It just seemed natural that the spacefarers of the Trek universe would be equally tempted. And yes that is Romulan ale that Orion is sitting in.
Where are you from?
If there's a bright center of Canada, I’m in the city that it's farthest from. Can I make a Star Wars reference while a Trek themed shirt is for sale? Or will the website implode?
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
Featured at the bottom of my side bar is the cover for an upcoming graphic novel of mine, I’m currently trading e-mails with some publishers about. If you like that kind of thing watch my deviant art page for news of it’s eventual release http://heartattackjack.deviantart.com/.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I still cling to the last desperate ends of employment as a graphic designer in the aging magazine industry.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Return of the Living Dead. Classic Trek. DS9. Ross Campbell’s ‘Wet Moon’ Graphic Novels. Savage sword of Conan. Miller High Life (although you can’t get it in Canada). Classic GI Joe cartoons. My wife and our 4 month old daughter… Not necessarily in that order.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
The crappy kind if I had to guess. But seriously I drew a lot of self made comics, where the hero looked suspiciously like me.
What is your favorite thing about the future?
Transporters are kick ass. Plus a trip to the doctor seems a lot easier. But I’m still waiting for a robot butler. I feel I was promised a robot butler. I also feel like this is something we could make happen now but just haven’t.
Ship captain vs. starship captain: which would win the battle?
Picard, Sisko, Janeway and even Archer would all fall victim to Kirk’s charm. You can’t resist it.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I’ve bought just about every one of Miss Monsters Shirt’s from here. And Also Jimiyo’s ‘Darth Tut’ shirt. They’re all starting to show signs of the near constant wear I’ve subjected them to. I like them because everyone from fellow fanboy geeks to mere normals stop me and ask about them.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
So tough to chose. I like them all for totally different reasons. I’ve had to stop a lot of gaming to make time for designing and illustrating. That leaves movies and reading. I read a lot of ‘Forgotten Realms’.
What inspires your work?
Other artists and designers always inspire me. Seeing what other people are capable of, what they managed to think of... pushes me to try and be better all the time.
Any shout outs?
No. Just thank to TeeFury and It’s fans/supporters. I made it a goal of mine to see a shirt printed on Teefury and now it’s happening. I’m as happy as an android with a malfunctioning emotion chip.