Archived Tee - 2012-01-11Art curated by
A Loner, A Rebel
About the artist
Tell us a bit about your design.
The main inspiration for this piece has been a big influence on my life since I saw his very first HBO special in the early 80s. Ironic that my 3 year old son has recently discovered the magic that is the "Taquila dance" with a zeal similar to my own.
Where are you from?
Formerly: New Jersey, Exit 10; Presently: Philly, home of the Cheesesteak
Do you think your location has influenced your art? If so, how?
Not so much the location of where I live, but definitely the people that I have met once I relocated to the Philly area. I've been very lucky to meet several like-minded creative folks who have become major influences on and supporters of my work, some of which have also been featured here on Teefury, such as Montygog and Jeff Kilpatrick. Becoming a member of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society (http://www.phillytoon.org), has done more for my imagination and artistic style than I can ever put into words, in addition to the members of that group being some of the most talented guys and gals that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing...
What kind of work do you design outside of t-shirts?
I've done everything from logo and tattoo design, to character design and poster design, in addition to my day job of editorial and cover illustration & design for a publisher of medical trade magazines in the Philly area.
What is your favorite thing to draw?
I thoroughly enjoy drawing genitalia in other people's sketch books when they're not looking...
If you had a mascot, what would it be?
It would definitely be my "Derby Skull" logo that I use as my avatar here at Teefury, as well as on social networks like Facebook and Twitter... It's a little something that represents my younger, wilder days...
Which is your favorite sport? Do you like to play or just watch?
Is action figure collecting a sport? If "Curling" is an Olympic sport, then collecting toys has got to be considered a sport...
If you could invent anything, what would you choose to create?
An extremely clever answer to this question...
Any shout outs?
First things first: I must rectify a major oversight from "Shout Out" sections of past Tee Fury interviews; Eric and Mary over at Geekadelphia.com have just been fantastic in spreading the knowledge of my existence to the world at large, and for that, they get major kudos!
The Usual Suspects: Montygog Perillo, Strongstuff Whalen, and Jeffro Kilpatrick; The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society; GashouseRadio.com and PIBCO1.com (Help support internet broadcasting!); Mike Z. & family at UnsungPhilly.com; Joe Scarypants; The Caputo family, Jeffy May, Crazy Joe and Dave (and James) at Megapodzilla.com; Jensen, Katie and crew at Gallery 1988; Chris at GicléeToday.com; and most of all, Rachel and Finn!