About the artist
A word from the curator:
Sports are hard. Video games, on the other hand, make impossible achievements seem within reach. In games, you can save the princess, climb to the top of the music charts, or even shoot fireballs at your enemies. That's the kind of competition anyone can enjoy!
Tell us the background of this design.
I got this idea at work, i saw an MLB logo parody shirt on a W.O.W. playing kid and it had a dungeon dwelling skeleton on it. So I went home and looked up the MLB logo to fiddle with it. After reading an article on Pro Street Fighter Players I got the idea to merge the two together and bingo.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I was born in Tokyo, Japan but raised in Californian. However, I lived in cold Wisconsin for four years and now reside in Florida as an artist a.k.a graphic designer. Aside from enjoying being a newlywed, I play video games and try to design the next great shirt. I hope to one day to turn my hobby into a career.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
Apart from the zombies in the attic and the giant robot in the shed, I'm an extra in a S Club 7 video called 'Reach' with my wife. Why did they have to put it on youtube...
Name a few of your favorite things.
Collecting toys, playing video games, watching horror films, photography, and creating/designing things.
What are your feelings about narwhals?
A mammal born with a sword for a face... can’t beat that. If I was half narwhal, I don’t think people would mess with me.
Would you rather crack a joke, laugh at someone else's, or laugh at your own joke?
I'd rather crack the joke and make people laugh until they cry. Which then makes me laugh and we all benefit from the joke.
Mickey Mouse vs. Bugs Bunny: who would win the battle?
BUGS BUNNY for sure. With a quick call to 1-800-555-ACME that mouse doesn't stand a chance. Bugs would just blow that pesky mouse to kingdom come, take Minnie home and his little dog too. What's up NOW doc!?!
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
My "Iron Fist wish bone rib cage" shirt is my favorite. I love shirts that use ealry 1900 anatomy pictures. I like the custom grid that highlights different sections of the bone structure. It also has some hidden jokes.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Gaming is number 1 in my book. With subtitles on and a game full of cinematic's you get a game, book, and movie combo. My all time favorite title and series is Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. Not to sound obsessed, but I have a huge tattoo of it on my arm and matching playstation button icons on my wrists.
What inspires your work?
People inspire me. I work at a theme park and see thousands of people from around the world everyday. So in turn I see what fashions are popular and thousands of different shirts that make me want to go home to try my hand at something new.
Any shout outs?
First and foremost, my wife Jamie. I love you. Hello family! Especially to my little sister Olivia who will now will brag to her classmates about her famous big brother.