Archived Tee - 2011-08-01Art curated by
We Don't Need Roads
About the artist
Tell us about this design.
This design was actually created for someone who follows my work, and desired a Back to the Future-inspired tattoo design. The only guidelines were to include the hovering DeLorean, and try to get the Flux Capacitor in there somehow...
Where are you from?
Even though I've been living in Pennsylvania for longer than I've ever lived in New Jersey, a part of me will always myself a "Jersey boy". Keep in mind folks, there's a lot more to Jersey than "Jersey Shore", turnpikes, and industrial waste. There's also malls, diners, and "jug handles"...
Which art style would you most like to learn?
I would love to be able to do an actual tattoo apprenticeship with a shop well know for it's quality of art and artists... Right now, having a full time job and a busy family life doesn't leave me with a lot of extra time, and if I was to actually do it, I want to make sure that I do it right...
If you had a time machine, which era would you visit first?
I go back to the late 70's-early 80's to experience a lot of the bands and various music scenes in different parts of the country. Even though it was only a few years before I was old enough to appreciate good (i.e. non-commercial) music, being able to see legends like the Ramones play their first gigs at CBGB, or X or Black Flag at the Starwood or the Masque, or Hüsker Dü at the 7th Street Entry would the best possible purpose that I could think of for a time machine...
What goal do you most aspire towards?
I would have to say the eradication of my procrastination habits, and to be able to focus on something for longer than a few minutes without being distracted by.... Oh, look! A nickle!!!!
If you could stop any t-shirt trend in its tracks, which would you end? What trend would you like to see started?
I think one shirt trend that needs to go would have to be the shirts that are purposely printed to appear "fuzzy" with a phrase like "One Beer, Two Beers, Three Beers, Floor..."
Would you rather fight zombies or bust ghosts?
Zombies, hands down! My buddy Rob and I have been fantasizing about a zombie outbreak since college, planning what kind of vehicle we would build, to the various kinds of weapons we'd use, and the way we'd reinforce our homes for optimal protection. To this day, we've actually done none of the things that we've thought up. We should really get on top of that, before it's too late...
Back to the Future vs. Star Wars: which would win the battle?
Describe the first shirt you ever designed.
I think the first shirt that I designed was something for my fraternity back in my college years. It had a cartoon like image of the fraternity house with various things like kegs and bras flying out of the windows, with caricatures of some of the more "colorful" members of the group on the front porch, engaging in various activities that I can't describe here. It would be best described as "juvenile"...
What has been your most inspiring art experience?
Although I feel like I've had quite a few inspiring art-related experiences, I've got to say meeting and creating great friendships with like-minded artists like Dave "Montygog" Perillo, Tom "Strongstuff" Whalen, Jeff Kilpatrick, and the many other members of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society. These individuals helped to light a fire under my ass at a point when I felt like my work was stale and uninspired. Just looking at their work made me want to become a better illustrator and designer, and I feel that they've helped me achieve that, as they continue to do so on a daily basis...
Any shout outs?
Dave, Tom, Jeffro and the PCS (see above), Gashouseradio.com and PIBCO1.com (Support Local Internet Broadcasting!!!), The Zolomij family, The Caputo family, Scary Joe, Crazy Joe and Dave at Megapodzilla.com, The O'Donnell family, and most of all, big thanks to Rachel and Finn, for your never ending love and support.