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Tell us about this design:
The revolución will be extra crispy!!
Did capitalism win?! Is Ernesto "Che" Guevara still skulking around and trying to bring The Man down from the inside!? Is it a Right wing shirt? Is it a Left wing shirt? NO! It's a Hot Wings shirt! Don't bother with the politics... just dive into the Peoples Potato wedges with a side of Castro Cole Slaw. Buy two and Double Down on la revolución!
Concept by the Genius Steve Lee of Thin-King-Press, Artwork by Sumrow.
Tell us about yourself:
Hello Teefurians! I’m a Full-time designer in Albuquerque, NM. In my spare time I like to paint, draw and design as well. I love spending time with family and friends. Love listening to all kinds of music especially Jazz. Shout out to teefury for believing in the CheFC!
Where are you on the map?
I'm a few blocks from the Rio Grandé in Albuquerque New Mexico.
What's a day in the life of John like?
Coffee + Sketchbook...
Coffee + Day Job...
More Day Job...
My Cell Phone rings: Ring! Ring!!
Voice on Cell Phone: "We have secured the 5 gallons of Baja Blast syrup, 20 Tubes of super glue, 1 Russian Tank commanders helmet, 1 box of Junior Mints and a very cute baby harp seal."
Me: "Excellent... our plans can move forward. I will drive the white Bronco."
Home again! Jiggidy Jig!!
Dinner and time with The Mrs..
Into the studio.... slinging some ink... slinging some paint... paint! *Yawn!* Sleep...
How did you find Teefury?
It came to me in a dream...
Do you own a lot of shirts? If so, what's your favorite?
I have a Strong Bad shirt I purchased ten years ago. It's still my fave.
If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?
India Kitchen here in Albuquerque, best lamb curry on the planet. I do not lie.
What do you like to do for fun?
My wife and I like finding great vinyl records at yard sales. I like watching Horror movies. Building anything with my hands: super sculpey, etc.. Painting on canvas.
What's your art process like, from initial sketch to finished product?
2.) LOTS of doodling! The sketchbook is the mother-ship where all things flow from. Period.
3.) Quick drawing of best idea.
4.) Scan drawing and hammer in Photoshop. Photoshop is used to "play" with the idea: scaling, cutting and pasting, collage. Not drawing.
5.) Collect reference material
6.) Print out hammered rough and redraw the idea completely from scratch and from reference. This time making special note of the design discoveries I found in the Photoshop phase.
7.) Work up a complete realized final on paper.
8.) Send back to step 3 if not completely happy.
9.) Project on canvas.... trace... paint it!
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Any shout outs?
Shout out to my lovely wife Dana! Love you (~~). My bff Max! Kevin in the garage! Steve Lee makin' the tees! All my peeps who love and support me doing the things I do. All the gingers out there! I am slowly amassing a ginger army for world domination. Gingers unite! We will have our day in the sun! Oh. Well, not really. Umm... anyway… La revolutión es la solutión!!