Archived Tee - 2012-09-22Art curated by
Where is Toby?
About the artist
Tell us about this design.
I have watched all the episodes around 5 times. Must be one of the smartest comedies series ever written. Toby was always one of my favorite – and the episode where he spies on his wife in a Blue Man make-up is hilarious.
Where are you from?
I am from Graz in Austria, a really neat city which I recommend everyone to visit. It’s much cooler than Salzburg and Vienna, I swear! And it has a giant hill in the middle, which the devil has supposedly dropped there. And no, the tourism office doesn’t pay me to say that! I really love my city. New York City is my second home – I just left it after three years of living there.
What has been your most adventurous moment?
When I was 19, I was in New Delhi by myself. I got totally lost at night in the middle of the city and tried to get home with a Rickshaw – the driver couldn’t read maps, plus I couldn’t stop myself from haggling, but in the end I made it back home. I think all my other most adventurous moments took place in India as well. It’s a crazy, but magnificent country.
What has been the most valuable advice you've been given?
Make money with the art/style you love, not where you think the market lies at the moment. Put stuff out there that you can stand behind and that you enjoyed making, and you will get hired for it. Persistence and patience is important for that – and we all started out with doing crappy, boring jobs – it’s important to move forward from there.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
The song they open “Men in Black 1” with! :-D Or the song where you wander the streets of Constantinople in “Assassin’s Creed – Revelations”! Oh, wait, maybe “Where is my Mind” by the “Pixies”!
Ok, ok, I guess it has to be the Spongebob theme song.
What is your favorite thing about Tobias Funke?
The blue handprint he left on my…..uhm….door!
Blue Man Group vs. the Smurfs: which would win the battle?
The Smurfs might try to transform the Blue Man Group members into sexy blondes with the creepy power of Smurf love. However, I think the Blue Men are immune against that – they’ll simply use the Smurfs as paintballs for their art pieces.
Describe the strangest shirt you own.
It’s a shirt with an automatic, telekinetic bra-system. It also makes me coffee every morning. I have to feed it with the blood of the innocent once in a while, though.
What would be your dream project to work on?
I want to be a private investigator with Nicola Tesla and HP Lovecraft and work on supernatural cases in Victorian England. We would have our own TV-show and I’d own a funny sidekick called Brown Jenkins, a rat with the human face of Williem Dafoe. We’d work on a multi-dimensional handgun that enables us to shoot Lovecraftian monsters in more than three dimensions. I’d also save a lot of cute guys from danger (like cultists, cheese monsters and Shub-Niggurath) and get kissed by them as a reward (also, they’d invite me to tea and cookies). Yes. This sounds great.
Any shout outs?
I am working on an epic graphic novel (in collaboration with two friends) – a horror-comedy set in an oriental fantasy world with plenty of filthy jokes, demons, magic and shit! Please follow us on http://www.facebook.com/Pepperchronicles
my regular website: http://annamariajung.com/
my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jungshirts
My red bubble shop: http://www.redbubble.com/people/queenmob