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The Sand King's Calamity

  • by cbuchholz
  • posted Feb 12, 2007
  • 99 Comments

The older men of the city were mocked for their bizarre ideologies and prophecies. In great detail they would describe their maker, a figure as tall as fifteen men, but with the appearance of a child, and his skin was smooth, not rough as theirs was. They spoke of how he had created them using only his hands and two brightly colored tools.



They also warned of a great flood, a rising of the tide. Nobody believed the stories, not even the prideful Sand King! One day, the unthinkable happened. The water DID rise, and nearly everyone was killed. The King was fortunate to be the only survivor; however, guilt can weigh on a man like a millstone tied around the neck. The tortured King lives for only one purpose; he travels from castle to castle, mile after mile on his horse, warning the townspeople of the great flood.



Is there really a sand king? Most would say probably not. But the next time you're at the beach, you'll most likely notice out of the corner of your eye something scurrying along the sand. You turn your head to see what it is, but find nothing. A common sand crab most likely, or could it be…?

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cbuchholz
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The older men of the city were mocked for their bizarre ideologies and prophecies. In great detail they would describe their maker, a figure as tall as fifteen men, but with the appearance of a child, and his skin was smooth, not rough as theirs was. They spoke of how he had created them using only his hands and two brightly colored tools.

They also warned of a great flood, a rising of the tide. Nobody believed the stories, not even the prideful Sand King! One day, the unthinkable happened. The water DID rise, and nearly everyone was killed. The King was fortunate to be the only survivor; however, guilt can weigh on a man like a millstone tied around the neck. The tortured King lives for only one purpose; he travels from castle to castle, mile after mile on his horse, warning the townspeople of the great flood.

Is there really a sand king? Most would say probably not. But the next time you're at the beach, you'll most likely notice out of the corner of your eye something scurrying along the sand. You turn your head to see what it is, but find nothing. A common sand crab most likely, or could it be…?

speedyjvw
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uh
holy
wow

5$$$

bruner

relly great!!!!

jrmasm
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Well done. I like the pink color, looks like a sunset, which adds a whole other metaphoric layer.

cedars

LOVE this! the concept, the design, everything! $5

valorandvellum
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Wow. I wish that whole story was printed on the shirt as well! Oh, and if anybody complains about the yellow... it's SAND, people! Yellow is fantastic. I love yellow. Yellow yellow yellow.

$5.

ladykat
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This is really awesome! One of my faves of yours!!

ajsolid84

The color choices are really great. Couldn't have decided on a better palette.

BlameTheSuburbs
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Is it just a coincidence that you and Glennz both had submissions with similar themes accepted about 5 minutes apart from eachother? This is well crafted as always.

yion072

I love your explanations of your subs :)
$5

Quag
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Amazing detail! Loving your stuff!

alevander

If this isn't a print, the world is COMPLETELY out of whack.

Beautiful, perfectly executed, love the sentiment.

BAM $5.

sonmi
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i reallyreally like how that pinkish-purple color works in this design. it gives it a lot more depth and interest. great use of complimentary colors :D

helo

. . . and don't forget about those glass houses too ! :D

It's a rough life when everything around you keeps crumbling . . . poor guy :(

Stronglikebull

Love it great story. Kind of brings up a old bible parable too.
$5

theurbanraptor

hahaha this one and glennz up at the same time. YOU PWNED IT!!!!!
5!

LionelM

Whoaaaaa. 5.

BrandonB11

uhh oo battle of epic preportions between you and glennz here... it ends in a tie from me though 5

Kojima
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Ay yai yai! you're dominance on Threadless persists for eternity. Faints.

g-regulate
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poetic, and beautifully drawn. (so...the same old shit from you, really. jeez man, mix it up a bit!)

MooCowMoo

Whoa =D Great story, beautiful design! $5

J-Ray

NOT ON YELLOW!!! :P

hehehe j/k $

Petanca

Guess what: another print. Very beautiful.

Vindemiatrix

You are amazing. I love you and I love your designs.

Krycke

I would like to see a Cbuchholz and Glennz site with all of your designs printed. This is one of my favorite designs of yours. Thank you. $5

shoffa

Wow. the best sand design I've seen yet! 5

andyg
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Unstoppable Threadless Force. 5$

alacyt

What he said^

alacyt

I love the stories and explanations behind your designs. You need to do a book.

funkie fresh
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great! the story behind it is such a nice touchh

terminalannex

This is incredible. I think the yellow looks great for it. $5

lemonalle

fricken awesome!

LeRoi

I think it might be better if the king wasn't there.



But EXCELLENT work. Five!

mezo
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I like your stuff better than glennz's. But don't tell him I said that. Great touch tossing in that soft pink! 5

mezo
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Great touch tossing in that soft pink may sound dirty, but I SWEAR I didn't mean it dirty!

pickledbib

^ I agree with the soft pink touches... just gives it that bit of oomph... great colour combo... another impressive sub. 5

k_lady

Can that story be printed on the back? It's so tragic D8 But I love it.

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