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“Take away the suit of armor and what are you?”
“Uh, genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.”
You too can join the G.B.P.P. Club, courtesy of artist Ryan Astle and TeeFury. Memberships are only available to Tony Stark’s very exclusive organization (even more exclusive than the Avengers, who will let anybody in) for 24 hours, so buy it now if you want it. ” I imagine Tony giving Steve this shirt as a gag gift at Christmas,” Astle said.
Artistic mash-ups are all the rage these days; if you like My Little Pony and you like Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, then you’ll love Death as a My Little Pony. A lot of these mash-ups find their way to T-shirts, like the above Game of Heroes, available on the RIPT T-shirt site for the next 12 hours. If you like Game of Thrones and you liked Avengers, then in theory I guess this is the perfect shirt for you. In theory.
I’ve got a few different comic-related shirts to show you today, and I’ll start with today’s TeeFury selection since it’s only available for 24 hours. If you’re a fan of the big blue justice-loving Tick, head over there and snatch up today’s $10 T-shirt while you still can.
It might be too late to get this one delivered in time to add it to your Comic-Con International wardrobe, but you can have it waiting for you when you get home. TeeFury’s shirt of the day is a colorful mash-up of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Batman, featuring Joker and Penguin filling in for Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. The tour through Bat Country only lasts one day, so order it soon if you want one.
If you’re a fan of David Hine and Shaky Kane’s Bulletproof Coffin and you’ve been wondering how you can prove it to people by putting something on your torso, skip that back tattoo and go for one of these “Hateful Dead” shirts from Nakatomi Inc. It’s also available as an art print. All of them are limited edition, though, so if you want one, act quickly. You can find more details in this blog post.
(Actually, scratch that–this would make a pretty cool tattoo as well).
With the Comic-Con International coming up next week, no doubt eager fans are getting ready for their trip to San Diego. What should I bring? How much cash do I need? And most importantly, what should I wear?
You’ve got your chest covered for at least one day if you choose to purchase one of these cool T-shirts from the Cartoon Books booth. They feature full-face action from those lovable stupid, stupid rat creatures that always gave the Bone cousins a hard time. Adult shirts will be in brown, and the kids sizes will be in purple.
Head on over to the Cartoon Books site for more details on what else you can get at the booth. Smith won’t be there this year, but they’ll still have the shirts, a new print and more.
Four entries this time that I’ve been saving up for a not-so-rainy day …
If you are a fan of Dan Hipp’s work on Amazing Joy Buzzards, Gyakushu!, Ben 10 or his wonderful art blog, then you might want to know that Threadless recently turned the above image, “Zombie Survivalist,” into a T-shirt and a hoodie. No doubt it will sell out quickly, so head over there fast if you’d like to grab one for your very own.
It’s a comic, it’s T-shirt … it’s both! Dov Torbin has created a new website called Comic Strip Tees that promises a new comic every day, along with a shirt featuring the artwork from that day’s strip.
“Every day Comic Strip Tees will showcase a comic by a different cartoonist,” he writes on the site. “It will also allow you to purchase a t-shirt with that comic’s artwork printed on it. Each shirt is limited edition and only sold for 7 days. The artists receive $2 for every shirt sold and retain full rights to their work.”
Currently the site is offering shirts by Roger Langridge, Simon Fraser, Pat Barrett and Mike Allred, but as he said, they’re limited, so if you’re interested pop over there and place your order before they’re gone.
The fine folks at WeLoveFine T-shirts have released a line of school-related T-shirts — and by school of course I mean great institutions like the Jedi Training Academy, Starfleet Academy and The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, as seen above. For old school mutant fans, there’s also an Xavier Institute shirt, if you’d rather sport the colors of the original.
Previously they’ve recruited creators like Becky Cloonan, Mike Allred, Eduardo Risso, Jill Thompson, Colleen Coover and Tony Moore, just to name a few, to create shirts. This round will be “written” by Jeffrey Brown, who also contributes the design of one of the shirts, along with Jeff Lemire, Anders Nilsen, and Paul Hornschemeier. The shirts will debut at their booth C2E2 weekend and will be available for purchase from the Threadless site on April 16.
Following efforts by Steve Niles, James Stokoe, Brandon Graham and Neal Adams, the T-shirt site World of Strange is offering a T-shirt that supports Gary Friedrich, following his loss in court to Marvel.
According to the site, “Profits from this shirt will go directly to Gary in order to support him with rising medical costs, legal fees and penalties paid to Marvel Comics.” The artwork features skulls drawn by Billy Tackett, Stephen Bissette, Rick Veitch, Bob Burden, Nathan Thomas Milliner, Sam Flegal and Denis St. John. The shirt costs $11.99 and can be purchased on their site.
World of Strange currently sells some pretty rad shirts from a variety of comic artists, including Fred Hembeck, Peter Bagge, Bob Burden and Rick Veitch, and now they’ve added three new shirts from Steve Bissette (Tyrant, Swamp Thing). You have your choice of the above Tyrant design or two different zombie shirts, and Bissette promises there’s a fourth design on the way.
I’ve got not one, not two but three comic couture items for you today … first up, via the T-shirt site Threadless comes the answer I give for every inkblot during my Rorschach tests, Superman. Bird? Plane? I see no plane …
Wrestler Bryan Danielson, a.k.a. the American Dragon, a.k.a. Daniel Bryan in the WWE, shares a design for a jersey/T-shirt designed by Beasts of Burden artist and wrestling fan Jill Thompson. It’s a pretty sweet design, and although I’ve already got a couple of shirts designed by Thompson in my closet, they could use a new friend if someone decided to make it.