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Words from jimiyo: thestray has reached the semifinals in the DesignByHumans 10K in which a contestant can win $10,000. Please help Teefury's good friend and vote for him!
About this shirt:
You are known for being that kooky guy that wears awesome shirts that no one else has right? Unlike shirts available from the behemoths of t-shirts, Teefury is bringing you a shirt that's so Super Fly and generally fairly limited edition, you'll want to snag a copy of your own.
Tell us about yourself:
I have the strength of ten men. Not ten average men though, more like ten really really weak men. So I guess that sorta evens out to being slightly below average normal strength of a guy my age. Not particularly strong. My age by the way is 25, I'm a Los Angeles kid, yay Lakers! I went to school for animation and writing, I plan on making cartoons and comics, those are my two passions. I've always wanted to design shirts too, so I'm giving that a whirl.
Where did you get your nickname?
When I was a teenager I fancied myself a non-conformist, I liked being "different". One day a fellow student asked me "What kind of person are you?" which I thought was absurd, and the first thing I blurted out was "I'm a stray." It kinda stuck. Some people I've known for years don't even know my real name. My real name is Zap Rowsdower.
What's a day in the life of thestray like?
I go to work for a few hours, then the rest is pretty much sitting in this chair being on the internet. Exciting right? I check the billion websites I have to keep tabs on, chit chat on forums, and work on whatever art piece I've got going on at the time, then finish off the day with some good ol' Conan. Weekends involve a trip to the theater, chilling at Borders reading comics and magazines, fast food, working on art, and chillaxing to the max.
Do you own alot of shirts? If so, what's your favorite?
Probably not as much as anybody reading this, but it's growing. I can't choose one, I'd have to say my top 5 are DBH shirts "Zombi Zombie" by Corey Lewis, "Big Wolf" by yehteh, "Superhero Fight" by louisroskosch, "Shirt of Prey" by lastsoundtrack, and not to be a brown nose "Fight the Good Fight" by Mr. Jimiyo himself.
Purple Man. I know you're like "Who???" Sort of obscure I guess if you're not a geek like I. His power isn't that he's purple (but he is very very purple), his power is that whatever he tells you to do you will do it, he can even make you think what he wants you to think. That would come in so handy. He also has a healing factor and I could use that too since I have no health insurance.
I want to give a shout out to Jackie Chan. No joke I met him once at Century City, I shook his hand but I was so starstruck I couldn't speak, he's my idol. Mr. Chan, if you're reading this, what I should've said is that I am a HUGE fan of your work. You're a genius. Also I'd like to thank Jimiyo for being a swell dude, he doesn't get enough credit. Also, check out my boy Jorge Juarez, he's awesome: http://eaglegriptechnique.blogspot.com/ and my buddy Shaun Womack: http://shaunwomack.blogspot.com/