Wednesday, October 05, 2005

T-shirt request workshop

Several readers (several, not the one I usually upgrade to "several" for the sake of these posts) have written to me asking for an actual "books rule" tshirt. Now, I have never said that anything "rules" out loud, outside of a strictly historical context. But this almost equates to a groundswell of support, so here goes:



Yes, that is a hamster and no, I don't know why. But it's a pretty good hamster.

31 comments:

Rachel said...

It will be mine! It's lovely.

I have a history of pet hamsters (They came after I gave up on fish). That's what sealed the deal.

Tom said...

I had a hamster but it died. The design "rules", but the green looks like the rotting pus of an infected wound.

Cerise said...

'Love the hamster! And the color!

Roman said...

Do hamsters really have navels?

TO THE PET STORE!

Jay said...

Richard Gere will take a dozen. Me likey.

Sleepery said...

Excellent. That's a very good hampster. I have lots of book-loving friends that would kill for one. Let's hope it does not go the way of the playing cards ;)

Jay said...

ooooh, yes! Any way the playing cards could be resurrected? I'm awfully good at manipulating DNA all Jurassic Park like. I'll trade you a Dodo for a set of cards...

John A said...

Jay, of course they can be resurrected! Just send me £2500.

I think hamsters come out of eggs (must check) and therefore don't have navels. But I put one on there because it seemed right.

Tom: other green things include "leaves", "peas" and "Frogger".

Molly said...

I love it! Is it okay if I pretend it is a guinea pig? I miss Cecil.

David Streever said...

Tom--don't take design out of context! Design is NOT the hamster. Design in this case is the entire product.

Now, while that green looks like rotting puss on your heretic, infidel monitor, just imagine that green wrap-around-full-body t-shirt green.

I think we both know where I am going with this.

Yes, that's right. There are ten million shirts with that color green, worn by hipsters world over, & no one ever has compared them to rotting puss until now!

Tom--please, please, buy the shirt. You owe it to yourself.

Patches said...

John, You know I love hamsters. Dang it.

Tom said...

I will buy the shirt but not because of David Streever, but because the government pays me to go to college and I have money to burn. Ha!

B Moore said...

A resounding "Yay For That, Sir".

Tom Meade said...

Amazing! A webcomical t-shirt that I would actually like to own.

marianne said...

I want one, I neeeeeeeed one... Please can I buy one, sir?
I love the books. I love the hamster. I love the hamster ruling the books and the books ruling the hamster.
And although it is true that it is not easy being green, it is well worth the effort.

arborealprimate said...

I loves the design, but the green is of the precise shade that makes me look like a reanimated corpse. I purchased the death/bunny shirt despite knowing that its colour would have the same effect and it has sat in my cupboard and mocked me for flibbertigibbeting my money away on the unwearable ever since.

Damn you Mr A.

Oh, and the babydoll sleeves are just short enough that any lady with more than a hint of flesh on her upper arms looks like an Eastern European shotputter of the late 1970s. And it is impossible for that lady to wear the man t-shirt without looking like she shrank her mumu and diets only on lard sandwiches.

This said, Bears Will Eat You and Vampires Are Biting Danger see more wear than any of my other t-shirts at the moment. I like to think of my torso as a contstant public health warning.

John A said...

While I sympathise with anyone for whom a garment does not fit exactly as they wish, there is rock-all I can do about it bar make the following suggestions. If you can't wear the deathbunny colour (I can't wear that colour either) i recommend teaming it this fall with a dark zip-up jacket. As for tight sleeves on the upper arm, just cut the sleeves off and wear it over another, preferred tshirt. This is urban custom chic. You could even sew new, ladylike chiffon sleeves onto it.

Deth green is a hard colour to reconcile in your mind, I find, but it looks good on almost anybody!

I'm not a tshirt magnate (I would prefer not to make them at all) but tshirts subsidise the comic you enjoy so I really try to do my best.

David Streever said...

You are my hero, good sir.

Tom--I'm glad that you have been convinced by the GOVERNMENT. Now then, if they ask you to kill people in Nicaragua for ambiguous reasons, please say NO.

Jenna said...

I agree that Bella could redesign the sleeves on their baby tees, but my problem isnt that. See, my body has not shrunk enough (yet!) that I can fit into a size L Bella baby tee. XL looks more like a tshirt and less like a sausage casing on me. Unfortuately SGR tshirts do not come in XL, so that leaves me rather SOL.

Tom said...

David Streever - don't worry I will amke sure the government gives me very clear reasons for killing anyone in Nicaragua or any where else from now on.

mycrobe said...

In another shockingly wonderful case of convergent evolution, John A. has mirrored the "Reading is Sexy" t-shirt. Thank you!

http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=readingissexy

What we really need next is some sort of bacterium t-shirt. That would make my year.

Rachel said...

The 'reading is sexy' shirt isn't nearly as nice. There are no hamsters. Plus I don't think I would get along with the lady on that shirt. It's just an impression. So it doesn't seem right to wear around on my torso and advertisement for a hypothetical personality type that I wouldn't endorse.

Jenna said...

And the yellow that they use for the 'reading is sexy' t-shirt looks rather dingy (dingey?, din-jee?). Its not a nice looking shirt at all.

Suds said...

Love the hamster! And the color! MORE!!!!

Mizufae said...

I love it, it's very cute. However, will there ever be a purple SGR related shirt? because i like to be coordinated and i dont almost anything green.
that dark eggplant would probably be an okay compromise.

arborealprimate said...

After all my bitching and moaning yesterday, I woke up this morning and bought one.

Here's me. Here's the error of my ways. Here's a moment of recognition.

TheOgreSebastian said...

Alright, a purely hypothetical question:

Let's say someone were to order one of your fine shirts as a gift for a friend overseas, but didn't want to go through the hassle of closing their existing PayPal account and opening a new one for the one purchase.

Let's say that they instead added the new country to the delivery address - would it be withing your powers to ignore the second country glaring there like a jerk?

John A said...

Please address questions like that to my email address - no guarantee of answer via this infrequently read avenue.

Just buy the shirt you want with appropriate postage for the correct destination and type your alternative address in the "comments" field you are offered during checkout. No need to mess around with Paypal settings.

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hurol said...

jrpmaxxDear Sir,

we have stock t-shirt in 17000 pcs ( 100% cotton ) ,10,000 pcs white adult and 5000 pcs black adult and 2000 pcs children ,there is plastizol printing on the t-shirts(30 cmX24 cm) ,you can see the details in the attachment ,minimum order is 1000 pcs , price is 1,5 euro/pcs(exwork)



if you are interested plese let me know


with my best regards

Hürol Karahanoğlu

General Manager

RADYUM TEXTİLE

TEL:00903124821350

FAX:00903124821349

www.ratextile.com

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