One of the reasons I do shirt designs, is because I think I am wittier than I really am…and I like to share what is clearly a warped sense of humor.
The one I am sharing today is proof of both, and further supports the name “The Sickest of Them All”.
When those turd movies came out remaking a show that I grew up on, an idea formed.
What if someone redid Charlies Angels with Charlie being Charles Manson?
Yeah I know, it would be horror show of psychological train wrecks and poorly executed graphic violence.
Now that I put it that way, I want the show to exist even more.
Anyway, I followed the thought to its logical conclusion and made the mash up logo of the century.
Removing the Angels guns and replacing them with knives to match the ladies that loved Charlie, then putting one of his better known images in the overlay, and adding some shitty 70’s looking blast lines. Woolah.
You remember when I confessed to loving Bigfoot? Well there may have been more to that story. OK, there is more to that story.
I love Cryptids period.
Cryptozoology is fun. I not only enjoy it, cryptozoology and anthropomorphized animals probably make up half of my sketches. If nothing else, the two of them have a huge Venn overlap with old world religions….so they are a space I relish.
One of the most famous creatures that falls into both categories is the mermaid.
It is also one of the most frequently drawn.
But it is all too often drawn as a very attractive woman with a fish tail.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to draw tittays as much as the next guy… but there really aren’t a lot of legends where mermaids actually are fish tailed hotties.
Almost all of the seafaring stories of mermaids and sirens involves sailors hearing beautiful voices or thinking they see beautiful fish girls… only to find that it was a bunch of gnarly old hags luring them on to the rocks.
But that is a bit of digression.
One of the coolest mermaids was made famous by none other than the greatest Humbug (aka con man) of all time. P.T. Barnum.
That would be the one known as the FeeJee Mermaid. I won’t go into a ton of detail about it here, because that isn’t what this site is…and there are already tons of references online if you want to check it out.
What I will do is share a marker drawing I did of it.
Not a great drawing, but it sure was fun to draw…and I liked it in concept enough that I reworked it digitally and designed a Tee Shirt of it in honor of PT Barnum’s show and museum.
The entire purpose of this website is to draw attention to things I create and am trying to sell.
That said, if you poke around here you will get to peek inside my head a bit.
As I write about different things I have created, and where you can acquire them… I am also going to talk a bit about my creative mental process.
The reasons for focusing on that part of the process is two fold.
First. I am an entirely self taught artist. This means that my techniques are “improper” and probably the hard way of doing everything. If you want to learn that, you are just as well to just pick up pens and brushes like I have and go to it.
Second. The mental process behind art is really all that is interesting to me. We all spent time in school listening to some teacher (ranging from dipshit to brilliant educator) tell you what the scholastic view of an art piece and what its meaning is. Being a creative person myself, I am betting most of that is bullshit and highly inaccurate. So I want to talk about what got me from a spark in my cerebral cortex to image on paper.
Which brings us to todays image. A t-shirt I designed named
If you like slow burn horror and movies that make you more than a little bit uncomfortable, you will love this one. It is beautifully shot, and well there has already been a ton written about it. But needless to say I am a fan (of the movie, writer, director, and production company- this is an A+ team).
Anyway that is all I have to say about this shirt design and the website today. Hopefully there will be some social media links added on here at some point.