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About the artist
A word from the curator:
I love when a shirt reminds me so strongly of a moment- this shirt makes me remember lazy Sunday afternoons, laying in the sun and reading the comics page.
Tell us the background of this design.
I had done a slightly different version for an ...ahem... other tee-shirt site... in which the theme was "alternate history"; it got rejected 'cause it was, strictly speaking, not history. It's one of my favorite designs, as I pretty much memorized every word and image of the comic strip it draws its inspiration from.
Where are you from?
I'm currently located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I've lived in the state all my life, and yes it is a part of the United States.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I'm the father of three wonderful kids and the husband to a wonderfully supportive wife. I'm in the process of getting a degree in animation, my second next to a degree in advertising art. Being a part of the animation industry has been a dream of mine for a long time.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I was the school mascot in high school and spent my after-school activities with a bunch of cheerleaders... wait, my wife's going to be reading this...
Name a few of your favorite things.
First and foremost it's my kids. After that, video games, art, and (as she holds a gun to my head) my wife's cooking.
What are your feelings about the comic industry?
Given the subject matter of my design, I'm assuming you're referring to comic strips? I think like any entertainment industry, there's always potential for greatness. The method by which it is distributed may change dramatically, but those that are the most talented will rise to the occasion. I will always have a soft spot for Mr. Watterson's creation and what he did for the art form, but I wholeheartedly believe in "anything they could do, we can do better."
Would you rather fight zombies or demons?
Goodness, that's a tough one! Well, I guess when it comes to bad guys, the dumber they are, the easier they fall. And I'm real lazy when it comes to battling the undead. So perhaps, the predicability of zombies would give me an advantage I could capitalize on.
Well, if sitcoms were likened to Jerry Seinfeld and dramas to Kiefer Sutherland, I'm thinking that dramas would out muscle the comedians. But in the end, they're just too stinking emotional. I'd rather hang out with the sitcom that's gotten the snuff beaten out of 'em and go on to laugh about it than the drama that would probably start postulating about the moral implications of what they have done over and over and over again.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
It's a tie-died shirt I made with the kiddos. We each made one. That's probably the main reason I like it so much, as well as it fits comfortably around my belly. Unfortunately, it's not something I leave the house wearing.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Oy, another tough one. It's really tough to pick just one because every time I play/read/watch something new, that becomes my current favorite. So, not to completely cheat the question; I'm currently playing Master Blaster Overdrive on the Wii, reading the third book in the Wicked series, and one episode away from the end of the first season of Battlestar Galactica.
What inspires your work?
Other artists and designers, especially those that have been able to make a significant career out of that which they love. Not only does their work motivate me to improve, but it gives me proof that what I do is more than a hobby.
Any shout outs?
I'm way to un-hip to shout out. I think I'd just come across as desperate.