Wednesday, June 03, 2009

T-shirt workshop part 2

Contrary to every instinct I have, my "I done a murder" badges sold out in mere minutes of the MCM Expo beginning. I have listened to the market and "had a go". You may think that this design does not apply to you but remember, as was daubed on a wall near Ilkley station throughout my childhood, "meat means murder" too.



The following is something that several readers of the comic actually wrote to me and asked for! Something that probably hasn't happened since 2005 if I was being really honest. I have emphasised the vintage of this joke by drawing it in the style of the jet age.



I also messed around with Pangaea but I'm not sure I like it better. Feel free to tell me either way.

19 comments:

turbidity said...

I prefer this version of the Pangaea shirt. It's easier to identify this way. I need to have a Pangaea shirt. It is awesome, and you rock.

the-aliway said...

I like this version of the Pangaea shirt better too! It still makes me wonder which parts are the continents and which parts are the water, though. Guess I'll have to study up on my prehistoric geography!

But as a plus, if I was wearing this shirt, I'd always know how to spell "Pangaea."

V^e said...

John, you can expect a barrage of marriage proposals from the majority of your heterosexual female/homosexual male fans any day now.

I done a murder isn't as funny with the creepy black/red/skeloton.

John A said...

You are probably right about done a murder, but I don't really know what else to do with it other than just put the words on there.

Jay said...

I think the Netbook Man tshirt would actually work better without the caption -- the punchline doesn't really need to be explained.

And Pangaea does look nicer here.

Ryan Sprinkle said...

Pangea Reunion Tour now has my full endorsement, when do tickets go on sale?

Stephanie said...

Love The Evolution of Netbook Man.

gordon said...

I like "I done a Murder". I think the skull makes it more "ScaryGoRound"

Also not sure, but hasn't the (d)evolution of man been done before?

http://otherwhirled.com/wp-content/uploads/evolutionofman.jpg
http://cstrips.bitstrips.com/d0aa6f3f63155533e4a7a1856c8f2a68.png

(Obviously I prefer yours)

John A said...

Gordon, note my comment about the "jet age".

K said...

I like the skull in "Murder". Putting it in the middle of the O makes it look like the Grim Reaper wearing a hood...

And this version of Pangaea gets my vote too - easier to see what's going on.

(My word verification is "kister", which is nearly an anagram of my name and also close to the Yiddish for "bottom".)

gordon said...

Ooops. I was distracted by the pretty pictures.

Tom Meade said...

I'm very much in favour of the skull. It's no shouting hamster, but it does the trick.

V^e said...

Apparently I've created a Scary Go Round Schism. I maintain my dissenting vote for NO skeloton. I'm considering getting a SGR tattoo, actually, and the non-skelotonic Murder is a good candidate. So is an artist's rendering of this beauty:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/Horse_and_Man.jpg

Martin said...

Without wading into the murky waters of the murder debate, I just want to endorse the Pangaea reunion. It's going to be an epoch event!

John A said...

V^e

If you want to get a tattoo that says "I done a murder", just get a tear tattooed on your face prison-style. It's a hot look.

(Not to be confused with the other 500 reasons people get tears tattooed on their faces.)

Rehevkor said...

I would buy the done a murder tshirt. It's the kinda thing that would be sold at Afflecks and would be awesome.

Aaron Kos said...

Nice work.

V^e said...

I'm partial to this myself:
http://www.bmeink.com/A60710/high/bmepb307624.jpg

although it simply reminded me of this craze from a few years back:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NfORAAPiohY/SGsqe2AjqJI/AAAAAAAABWg/_z66ZoasZyI/s400/mustache%2Btattoos.jpg

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