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aka Tom Brazelton
is a 35.99 year old
and has been a part of the Threadless community for 10 years, 2 months!
has scored 1151 submissions, giving an average score of 2.22, helping 4 designs get printed.
posted 4 years, 7 months ago in WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Ross and Joe's Super Fun Photoshop Challenge of Fun 4! WHERE'S CHARLIE?
Hey, I'm the artist of the Theater Hopper shirts. I hate to keep coming back here and having to explain this, but if you want my side of the story you can read it here:
For those of you slagging my design, be aware that it was a conscious decision not to include images as I didn't want to risk any copyright infringement. Olly has more to fear from LucasFilm for that Vader helmet in the upper left than he does from me.
Still, I applaud his use of type and don't deny that his shirt is the better design. Of course, that doesn't mean people have the right to take a dump on what I've done when they don't have the full story. Olly and I have talked. There are no hard feelings. Some of these posts are a misguided attempt to protect Olly when he doesn't need protecting.
posted 6 years, 6 months ago in Rip off or coincidence?
Not only am I on Threadless, Roboroller - I've designed shirts for them in the past back when OMG Clothing was up and running...
posted 6 years, 6 months ago in This has been done before!
Good point, on Dark Side of The Garden, Toaster. I forgot about that one.
In my blog I referenced another web comic author who made a pixelated R2-D2 on a t-shirt and got tagged for it. In web comic circles it was kind of a "WTF" moment.
Thanks for the compliments on my shirts!
I won't argue that Olly designed his shirt with more flair. The shirts I came up with were actually some of my first attempts at t-shirt design and Olly's been at it for a while, so that's to be expected.
I will share that I made a conscious decision at the time to avoid using any images for fear of copyright infringement and I think if Olly was going to get into trouble, it would be for that. LucasFilm historically isn't very tolerant of their character designs being used without their permission.
But, yeah. Even on the type treatment, he does a better job. As one artist to another, I recognize that.
In terms of sales, this "controversy" has actually been very good for me because it's brought a lot of people to Theater Hopper who wouldn't have come otherwise. And some of them are buying my shirt! Go figure!