Archived Tee - 2011-12-21
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Today's interview is made up of questions from fans on Ian's Facebook page:
Karen Barberie Hallion asks: Out of all your designs, which one is your personal favorite?
It's impossible to pick a favorite, as each one of them is a reflection of something I enjoy. My recent "Doctor Whoville" is definitely my most successful, "A Voyage of Discovery" was my first shirt ever printed, and "Eclipse!" and "Polar Beer" are the two that I've seen the most people wearing 'in the wild' as it were. "3 Little Pigs: Mechanized Assault" is definitely the one that I wear the most myself, though.
Nikki Penasse asks: Who is your all time inspiration that keeps you doing what you do?
My wife. She is brilliant, witty and hilarious, and is the uncredited source for so many of my ideas. She's the one who urged me to pursue a freelance career, and its her support and encouragement that made it possible at the beginning, and keeps me going when things get rough even now. She gets just as excited about new designs as I do, loves shipping out orders for my shop, and is always thinking of ways to do things better. I can absolutely say that I would not be where I am today were it not for her.
Rebecca Wills asks: Who would win in a fight, Snow whites 7 dwarfs vs. Santas 9 Reindeer?
When in doubt, always lay money on the side that has opposable thumbs and access to rugged mining equipment that could be easily converted into improvised and vicious weaponry. The dwarves would win hands down, but Santa would skip their house for YEARS after that - so who really loses then?
Laura King asks: What's your favorite holiday tradition?
A few years ago, we started a new tradition where after a big Thanksgiving dinner, the whole family plays games. Quick games like Fluxx or Apples to Apples are popular, because whoever wins a round gets to pick a prize out of a treasure chest that my wife and I stock and bring with us. This year the festivities involved silly hats, fake mustaches and glow bracelets - one of the best years ever!
Arran Haydock asks: If you could only eat one type of meat for the rest of your life, what day of the week would it taste best on?
Saturday, absolutely. This would allow you time to ponder the perfect preparation for your WonderMeat™, then slowly allow it to season and simmer all day long while your taste buds practically burst in anticipation of the forthcoming feast.
J.J. Hoffmann asks: Which dinosaur do you think would be the most fun to ride?
I'd say it's a toss up - pterodactyls would be great for seeing all of the other dinosaurs AND for dropping coconut bombs on rival cavemen, but if the Flintstones can be trusted, you can use an entire brontosaurus as an enormous slide, which also sounds pretty awesome.
Kelli Doyle asks: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Thundermountain, or Expedition Everest?
I love them all, but I think it has to be Space Mountain. Partly because of the memories I have of it from childhood and partly because it's the only ride I've been on that's single file, so that especially if you're in the front seat, it's just you and the ride and you can make all the silly noises you want, without worrying about what the person next to you thinks.
Ryan Rees asks: what would you prefer - sausages for arms or spatulas for legs... and why?
Spatula legs seem much more logistically sound, since I wouldn't be able to draw at all with sausage arms. Also, I bet spatula legs would let me do some super cool trick shots with a soccer ball.
Siani Marsh asks: Cookies: Cooked or uncooked?
Definitely cooked. I mean, it's right there in the name: cook-ies! If god had intended us to eat cookies raw, he would have called them raw-ies. Only stands to reason. Licking the beaters totally doesn't count though, as that's a basic human necessity to sustain survival. There have been scientific studies and everything. And if there haven't, can I sign up for one?
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