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A word from the curator:
To me, shirts like this are what TeeFury is all about- a great design by a great artist that brings something totally new to the table. You don't have to be up on your German fables to enjoy this spooky, atmospheric scene, and the Crow is a great character right down to his billowing, feathery mane. This appeals to that human instinct that there's always something lurking in a dark forest, just out of sight.
Tell us the background of this design.
Nachtkrab means something like "Raven/Crow of the night"...it's a very old German story which the grandparents tell the little grandchildren if they do not want to go to bed so early. So the grandparents or the parents told them about this Crow kidnapping all the little children who are not asleep when it gets dark outside. Afraid of this story and the spooky Crow every child wants to fall asleep immediately ;)
A very macabre story which I always wanted to illustrate. I imagined the Nachtkrab riding on something like a horse when he's to lazy to fly all the way from the dark forests into the villages...
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
That I’m so happy to have my first TeeFury tee!
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I’ve got nothing to hide...except my user passwords.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Tees, illustrations, designer toys, character designs, graphic novels, genies, ghosts, demons, apples, strawberries, chocolate, cookies, weekends, irony and metaphors.
What are your feelings on astrology?
I have no special feelings on astrology. But I like the symbols of the zodiac and sometimes how their descriptions matches perfectly with the character of some people.
What is your favorite pet?
Cats and Axolotls...but I would never dare to put them together in one room because cats love fishing...
Loch Ness monster vs. giant squid: who would win the battle?
I think the giant squid would win this battle because it has more arms to fight with. I'm sorry, Nessie!
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I don’t exactly have one favourite shirt. I've bought too many awesome shirts in the last months.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
I like all of these mediums.
Games: I’m still a big fan of Super Mario World for SNES and the Mega Drive/Genesis version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Books: The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Films: One of my favourite films is Lost Highway directed by David Lynch and I love Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
What inspires your work?
Nearly everything...music, films, books, fairy-tales, ghost-stories, fears, everyday life, human behaviour, art in general, feelings, nature, nonsense, malice, kitsch and gloom.
Any shout outs?
Thank you Michelle and TeeFury for this opportunity! :)