Archived Tee - 2011-04-07Art curated by
Bluth Family Crest
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
The whole thing started while watching the Arrested Development episode "Pier Pressure", when I heard this exchange between Lucille and Michael: Lucille: I need a favor. Michael: We ought to put that on our family crest. The idea just hit me, and after some searching, I was shocked to find that the idea hadn't been made already. So, I consulted with my good friend Shaina, who is THE authority on Arrested Development, and we pieced together what references should go in the design.
Where are you from?
I'm from all over the Southern U.S., but I currently call North Carolina home.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
In addition to the occasional t-shirt art, I also make art prints. You can see some of them on my website.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I also moonlight as one of the faces of Privilege Denying Dude. Yep, I'm a meme.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, and the unspeakable horrors of H.P. Lovecraft.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
Pretty much all I drew as a kid were monsters and dinosaurs. And sometimes unicorns.
What is your favorite thing about Arrested Development?
I love that no matter how many times I watch it, I always catch some new, subtle joke.
Bluth chicken dances: which would win the battle?
Gob, hands down. I think he practices it more than anyone, so he's definitely got the moves.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I have this grey shirt with a large, realistic print of an elephant on it, and next to it, very small, is the Prince from Katamari Damacy. It's just one of those shirts that always fit nicely, and was really subtle in the design. Sadly, I just put it on yesterday, and I have mysterious outgrown it.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
I love all three, but if I had to pick one, it would be reading. I wish I could add more hours to my day, just so I could make more time to read. And if I had to pick a book, I think it would have to be something by Neil Gaiman. Or maybe Dave Eggers. Choices!
What inspires your work?
Stylistically, my work is most inspired by artists like Mike Mignola and Olly Moss, with a healthy dose of Pop-Surrealism, Woodcut and Folk Art. The content of my work is inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, mythology, and science fiction, although it'll probably never be quite as "serious" as any of the above.
Any shout outs?
Yes, I'd like to thank Shaina Castle for letting me pick her brain while I worked on this design, as well as the good people of the Penny Arcade Artist's Corner, who give the very best art critiques.