Goodbye, Cruel World

  • by el balazo
  • posted Dec 24, 2005
  • 32 Comments

For some reason, morbid situations are almost always gratifying.

Watch this
Tikalo

ha thats really cute
mayby you could put a tiny suicide note beside the puddle though, to make it more obvious?

gui-odai

the screaming one is hilarious!

Ndi

this makes me think of calvin and hobbes.

I can't really see myself wearing it, but I do think it's neat!

She Says So

to much 'cheap multipack comedy christmas card'

andyg
andyg profile pic Alumni

Nice job! 5

staffell
staffell profile pic Alumni

been done before miwwions of times

jestorey

lol good stuff!

saint_saturn

This is a really hilarious design, but if I wasn't so lazy, I'd scan in this exact picture from one of my Calvin and Hobbes books. Did you just simply cut and paste this image from the book?

ihateidoits

love, love, love -exactly like the snowmen calvin makes in watterson's books- would buy

the_boxkite
the_boxkite profile pic Alumni

^^^ isn't that a problem tho...that its EXACTLY like calvin and hobbes. makes me think of the horribleness that is the stickers with calvin pissing on things too. time to rip crap off.

WhoaGetOut

I think its funny and pretty well done but its kind of over done

el balazo

Yeah, nothing too original here. The idea probably came more from Gary Larson (The Far Side), who popularized the comic morbidity with bugs, deer, and, yes, even snowmen. No, I didn't trace a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. Most times that you create something, you're unaware of your influences.

Keep in mind that as much this website is bursting the brand thing, tee shirts are not fine art. They're commercial art, which means if no one would want to buy a design, it won't get printed. I haven't been a member of this website for too long, but I must say that this site is just as enamored with referential humor as the rest of pop culture is.

It's frustrating to try to find out the tastes of an entirely esoteric community that's obsessed with "clever," "original," or "random" designs, especially when the truly original stuff is lambasted for not having an inate nudge-nudge joke or a Delorean slapped on it.

My first designs submitted were all hand-drawn, all intentionally uninfluenced by referential pop culture (except for an octopus, which is part of this community's faux pas list) , and all very blandly received. Only one design lasted more than a day, and the feedback I got wasn't really on style or artsmanship, but that there were no "jokes" in the designs.

Sufficed to say, the designers on this site walk a thin line between originality and obscurity, and I'll keep on with the trial-and-error technique until I can start putting out stuff that people would want to buy enough to vote for it. This site is a good thing, and it's good practice for me.

Cheers,
Kevin

yoomei

i would wear it.

yoomei

i love it on the olive color.

India

on the blue, as long as it isnt a bright blue (think cstrangers with candy), i hate that color.

snarblinge

yeah stick a Delorean on it and id buy it

snarblinge

sorry i couldnt help myself, im right with you dude.

mrdeadhead

myea definitely screams calvin and hobbes...
screaming and everything.
though i still like it
$4

fallchild

hahhahahahaa

I love it

no one impotant

love calvin and hobbes love this shirt.
you knoe what i want a transmorgafier

Mac_Pappy

its transmografier.
but yes, calvin and hobbes, only the best
do it on the blue

thisiskiernan
Pukagurl

Made me laugh

dmenkes

Hahaha 5.

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