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Please welcome back Nathan. It's a very DesignByHumans-ish design isn't it? And we're offering at Teefury $9 price. Sounds like a deal to me!
Can you tell us about this design?
This design was inspired by a place near where I grew up, the Gerstle River in Interior Alaska. In the 50's the army did a lot of chemical weapons testing there, and years later hikers would sometimes come across circles of dead caribou. There is lots of half-buried suspicious looking barrels. I used to hike and camp around in there. It's kind of silent and eerie at night, and I wanted to portray that. I was also listening to a lot of Pixies at the time I was working on this.
Do you work as an artist? If not, what's your occupation?
I was an artist for a promotional products company that was awesome while it lasted. R.I.P Absorbent Ink! Currently on the hunt.
What's a day in the life of Nathan like?
Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God,
I don't know but today seems kinda odd
No barking from the dogs, no smog
And momma cooked a breakfast with no hog
I got my grub on, but didn't pig out
Finally got a call from a girl wanna dig out
Hooked it up on later as I hit the do'
Thinking will i live, another twenty-fo'
I gotta go cause I got me a drop top.....
Actually that's Ice Cube's day, but the song is remarkably similar to
my daily routine.
What was Alaska like? Is it like that TV show Northern Exposure?
Not really. I think that was filmed in Connecticut or somewhere. Did it have a talking moose? I can't remember that show at all. I think the closest approximation for the winter time would be the movie "30 Days of Night", minus a few vampires. Not seeing the sun for a long time does kind of mess with your head. Summertime is beyond awesome though.
Kansas. What moved you there?
My wife's grad school. Lawrence, where I live is an awesome town, lots of good music and great people. The rest of the state......is probably what you could imagine it's like. Also, I wanted to see a tornado.
Any random advice for our readers?
Stay in school. Crack is whack.