Saturday, August 18, 2012
Here's the comp art for one of my old t-shirts. It was printed on a black shirt and was a very limited run.
Why's that you ask?
Well, my local shirt vendor (who I have never used again and had nothing to do with previous and subsequent Sam & Max shirts which were implemented in a entirely professional fashion) made the whole process more difficulty than you would think necessary.
The main offense was that he cut the original art into pieces to create the screens. When I protested, his response was, "Well you said you have a lot of those drawings!" I ended up screaming in his face which is very unlike me and his ultimate comment was "I think you're just one of those people who can't be pleased." Rather than leave with nothing I cut the order to the bone and sold the shirts with the caveat that they "have enough ink on them to stop a bullet".
People seemed to like the idea of the shirt, though. And I've thought about re-releasing it with revised printing. Maybe the image huge on a light shirt or lose the crashy hole concept from it or age it so it looks like it's been washed many times since the 80's? Working on some new ideas as well but, what do you think? Would you consider wearing some version of this?
Posted by Steve Purcell at 5:28 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I did this ink and marker image to help promote the Sam & Max animated show for Fox Kids in the 90's.
Since the network frowned upon the use of actual pistols in the series I tried to think of a solution that was creepy or weird enough to replace the guns, hence the Rat Gat, a gatling gun designed to fire living vermin.
Posted by Steve Purcell at 1:40 PM