Archived Tee - 2012-07-07Art curated by
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
I've always loved that iconic suntan lotion ad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppertone_girl), and thought it all fit perfectly with those guys and their relationship in the starring roles - mischievous and uptight/upset. And you can never have enough SPF under those twin suns! Plus, if android bum is wrong then I don't want to be right.
Where are you from?
Austin, Texas: the breakfast taco, day-drinking, and live music capital of the world.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
That my only lifelong dream is for you (yes YOU!) to purchase many copies of this t-shirt.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
That I am so elderly that I saw Star Wars in the theater, first run (I was 4, but still!).
Name a few of your favorite things.
Pinball, donuts, 80's teen movies, the smell of band-aids, Elvis movies, brown paper packages tied up with strings.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
My buddy Derek and I divided our free time in Jr High fairly evenly between pretending we were in Dokken and working on our line of trading cards called 'Chop Shop Kids'. They were like Garbage Pail Kids (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_Pail_Kids), but gorier, far less clever, and poorly drawn. A representative sample would be "He's Looking at You, Kid" which was a pair of eyeballs in a pool of blood. What can I say? We knew what we liked.
Funny: When I was Googling for a good Garbage Pail Kids link a minute ago I found this one (http://i39.tinypic.com/2csiaom.jpg). Right?
What is your favorite thing about the beach?
"Oh, my precious child," he said. "The times when you look back and see only one set of footprints, that was when I was at the snack bar, getting a Slush Puppy and some hot, salty fries."
Phasers vs. lightsabers: which would win the battle?
Oh, jeez. Trek vs Wars, eh? Well, let's take it logically. A handheld phaser, wielded by an anonymous redshirt, vs a Jedi Knight with a lightsaber? Jedi wins, no question. But, put that same Jedi up against, say, an Intrepid Class Federation Starship, with a full phaser compliment? Please.
You know, I probably should have answered the "what don't you want people to know about you?" question with my true secret shame: I love Star Trek:Voyager. It is my favorite Trek. Seriously. I love it. Can't get enough.
Oh, and, obligatorily: hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I don't own it anymore, but I used to have a Happy Cat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4653055348/) brand cat food shirt, that had the Happy Cat cat on it, and big letters that said "You Gotta Squeeze Me To Believe Me". Man, that was a great shirt.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Better? Reading, probably, but all three have their strengths, I'll give a title for each. Gaming: right now I am playing Bride of Pinbot on Pinball Arcade on the iPad, and it is terrific. Reading: I recently re-read Anathem, by Neal Stephenson and I really can't recommend it highly enough. Movies: I'll go with Tuff Turf, a lesser 80's teen movie classic. Basically, It's James Spader starring in a loose Rebel Without a Cause remake, in the 80s, with Robert Downey Jr and Kim Richards in the Sal Mineo and Natlie Wood roles, and lots of appalling music. It's extremely entertaining, and available on Netflix instant view right now. Skip work today to watch it. Tell the boss I said it was OK.
What inspires your work?
The legions of people better than me.
Any shout outs?
My lovely, patient, family: Erin, Milo, Elliott.