Archived Tee - 2011-06-26
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Tell us about this design.
The Princess Bride is unquestionably one of the finest films ever created. I mean, name another movie that has fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles AND Andre the Giant? I like to think that every fully-realized fantasy world has its own artists, and if so, then they probably also have their own version of street art. Ideas naturally bleed through various realities, so it's fun to think that a graffiti artist in the world of The Princess Bride might create an image using the giant Fezzik as a symbol of power, much in the same way that Shepard Fairey used Andre the Giant.
Have you ever spotted a stranger wearing one of your designs? What was that like?
I've seen a few people wearing my shirts over the years, but the best was definitely at Fanaticon in downtown Asheville a couple of months ago. I had a booth there selling my shirts, and 3 different people came up to my booth already wearing one of my designs! I also saw several other TeeFury shirts there, which was lots of fun as well.
If you could pitch a new TV series, what would it be about?
You can't really expect me to pitch my amazing TV show idea here, can you? I mean, just ANYone could abscond with it, presenting it as their own concept and I've have nothing to show for the brainbending hours that I've spend developing broken but sympathetic characters, building fully-developed worlds and creating unique but believable story lines. I will give you a hint though: Robotic dinosaur ninjas in space. ARGH! I've said too much already.
If you had to live in any era but our own, which would you choose and why?
Perhaps it's just because I'm reading PG Wodehouse at the moment, but I think that upper-crust England in the 20's and 30's sounds like a smashing era to be around. The recent introduction of radio, telephone, the cinema and motorcars made it a time of technological advancement and excitement very similar to our own. Plus, everyone had names like Bingo or Stiffy, which had to be good for a laugh, what ho?
What is your theme song?
I haven't worked out all of the details yet, but it would probably be heavily influenced by the themes of two of my most enduring heroes: Super Grover and Danger Mouse.