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and has been a part of the Threadless community for 8 years, 2 months!
has scored 347 submissions, giving an average score of 2.26, helping 7 designs get printed.
I agree about the ring around the drawing. Lose that and it's great. 5
posted 8 years, 2 months ago in Hand in hand
I really like how you kept the cat's legs instead of making them tentacles. It gets the idea across without beating us over the head.
posted 8 years, 2 months ago in Octopuss
queercat, I completely disagree that the joke is only funny because it's racial. I don't think it's about the kid being unwanted because it's "black," not at all. If anything, it's because it's not his (the dad's). The fact that it's such a contrasting color makes it more obvious. The shirt does involve race, but only that there are two different ones. Honestly, I just don't see how this shirt sends the message that black children are unwanted. There's nothing to suggest that. The dad is upset about the wife cheating - it plays on that old joke of the wife sleeping with the milkman. When people think of milk, they think plain white milk. And when they see this chocolate milk, it's an immediate visual contrast that's like, "Hey, what happened here?" Chocolate milk just works best because it's a strong contrast to the plain white milk and chocolate milk is the most common variation. It just wouldn't have the same punch if it was any other kind of milk.
I know he doesn't represent all black people, but I showed this shirt to one of my black friends - because he's my friend, not because he's black - and he loved it. He plans to buy it as soon as it's printed. I'm definitely not trying to say that this settles the issue, I'm just saying there's at least one black person who not only was not offended by this shirt but also loved it enough to want to buy it. I'm also a minority, so there's another non-white person who likes it.
Think what you will, but what I and many others are telling you is that we think you're making a stretch with some of the connections you're making.
posted 8 years, 2 months ago in You've got some 'splaining to do!
The reason this design works so well is because the milk is chocolate. I'm sorry to you PC people, but the joke is most immediately recognizable that way. And the shirt is not just for white people. It's for people with a sense of humor.
I agree with much of what other people said: lose the stork tag, the exclamation point, and maybe vitamins A & D.
It's brilliant. I'm buying it as soon as it gets printed. $5
Love the concept and the style of drawing. Just an idea, but what if you changed the outfit so that he was wearing boxers and a wife beater with the "S" logo? Still with the cape, and maybe wearing slippers. Don't know how it would look, but just throwing it out there. 4
posted 8 years, 2 months ago in Superman