Archived Tee - 2013-01-10Art curated by
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
The legendary Blooper Kraken, the largest Blooper under the sea level, snatches the Rainbow Ride with an intent to destroy. Puny fireballs won't stop this beastie.
Where are you from?
Brunswick, a small town in South Georgia, very near the Florida border.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
Oh, um, well, I'm a easy-going peace-loving person, who does graphic design and illustration.....
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
.....at a local Cop Shop. Yeah, so I get to draw guns, handcuffs, blood, bullet holes, and all sorts of violent designs for t-shirts that are extremely popular with the Law Enforcement Training Center across the street. But really I'd just like to draw geeky things, y'know!
Name a few of your favorite things.
Classic monster movies; you know the really terrible ones! Those are the best.
Video games; obviously since this design is based on video games. I will mostly play RPGs though, I'm just not that great at shooters.
Turtles; strange, I know, but turtles have a way of finding me. I don't know how, but they find me everywhere!
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
I started trying to draw Marvel characters when I was young, mostly Spiderman and Vemon. And I did lots of charcoal Star Wars sketches too. I learned eventually that charcoal was kind of messy, so I didn't touch it again until college. I was an OCD little kid!
What is your favorite thing about the sea?
Maybe the waves? I'm actually pretty terrified of open water, so I doubt I'll go on any cruises anytime soon!
Kraken vs. Loch Ness monster: which would win the battle?
I'd have to go with Kraken, more arms to fight with, right? Although maybe it depends on the location....if the salt-water Kraken is dropped into Nessie's fresh-water lake, then the odds may be in Nessie's favor. But perhaps I'm over-thinking this....
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
Actually, my office is so cold that I have to wear a sweatshirt all the time. Which, of course, covers up any cool design I may have printed on my shirt that day! Though, I've got a Adam West Batman design I did years ago that I still like, it says "Somedays, you just can't get rid of a bomb!"HA!
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
For me, gaming definitely! RPGs like the Final Fantasy games, or Pokemon, or even Paper Mario are all my favorites.
What inspires your work?
I used to come up with my best designs simply by taking a walk by myself. A little time away from technology can do wonders for the imagination. Although I usually end up thinking about movies and video games anyways, and then designs like "Blooper Kraken" are born!
Any shout outs?
I never got the point of shout outs really, so I guess not!