Archive for ‘Merchandise’

December 14, 2013

Armageddon Sekrit Santa 2013

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Here’s the elf I drew this year for my gaming community’s secret santa project. She didn’t have nipple like last year’s, but I think the recipient will be pleased nonetheless. The other image is a little certificate I drew up on request for another player to give to their secret santa. It’s an artful Christmas!

March 6, 2013

Molly Cottontail Puppet

Despite my long-lived passion for puppetry and toy theater, I haven’t made many of my own puppets, and none of them were very sophisticated. Recently, however, all that changed when I ran into Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn Puppetry, a local one-man wunderkind whose folk music/puppetry/education performances are growing steadily in popularity in the Portland area.  He needed a new character for his pantheon and no time to make it, so I stepped in to create Molly Cottontail, the female counterpart to his main character Bob Rabbit.  I’m completely stoked that I managed to whip her out in just three days, considering that I’d never made a moving-mouth puppet before, and I hadn’t even busted out my sewing machine in a couple years.  My dog loves her, too.

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I started with measurements from the pre-existing Bob Rabbit and sort of winged the rest.  Andy and I decided that she should be a lighter color than Bob and have rounder ears, but he left the rest up to me.  To make her, I used faux fur, reclaimed upholstery velvet swatches, felt, deerskin, floral wire, found plastic sheeting, and corduroy. She’s stuffed with polyfill and rice, to make her feet heavy.

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I had a blast making her, and now that I’ve learned how to make moving-mouth puppets, the sky’s the limit!

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February 23, 2013

You Can Talk the Talk, But Can You Wok the Wok?

I’m pleased to announce the release of my first t-shirt designs for sale on Redbubble.  I had a great outpouring of love for these particular pieces when I posted them on my Facebook page, so I decided to try out this whole merchandising thing.  They’re available as stickers, kids’ clothing, and tees and hoodies for adults.  I was a little disappointed that I didn’t have more control over pricing, but RB’s gotta make their buck too, c’est la vie. Enjoy! Buy!

March 15, 2011

Bring on the Swag

Here are a couple of illustrated tee designs I’ve been playing around with.  They’re based on a set of artist trading cards I made awhile back… definitely a format I want to revisit.  For some reason, I like these best on kids and dudes… maybe the ladies’ market has been overinundated, I dunno.