Friday, April 1, 2011

Tee Shirted!

What goes around, comes around, or so they say. In the case of my cartooning "career", it's certainly true. Way back when, I designed a lot of tee shirts depicting popular characters of the day. It was easy and fun work. An added  bonus was that, once and awhile, you would spot some random stranger wearing a tee shirt you had  drawn. It was kind of a thrill. I always hoped I would spot a hot babe wearing one of the shirts I had designed, as it would give me a great opportunity to introduce myself: "Excuse me, miss, but you know that Slimer tee  you're wearing? I drew it". Hot Dog! Oh, the stimulating conversations that kind of line would have led to!
Sadly, most hot babes do not wear Slimer tee shirts.

I haven't drawn a tee shirt in years. As a result, the masses of my fans out there have been unable to parade about their town squares sporting my art. Thankfully, that has all changed.

Newton Gimmick (I dunno if that's his real moniker) runs the website, Infinite Hollywood, a tribute to all things geeky. This is one of my favorite blogs. Newton has the good taste to review Pop Culture, TV, Action Figures, Junk Food and Doctor Who action figures, among other things. A great site, and the photos he takes of action figures are a riot. I  think he is the only toy reviewer on the web to use an Al Molinaro doll in his photos. A big plus in my book.

The mascot of Newton's site is a little character he calls "Octo Joe". Awhile back, I sent him a sketch of Joe. Newton liked it, and started using it on his site. One thing led to another, and I drew a picture  of Joe dressed as the fourth Doctor Who, Tom Baker. More things led to more anothers, and now Newton has produced a tee shirt featuring this design, available for purchase.

That's right, for the low price of twenty bucks, you can now stroll about sporting a genuine piece of Bill White artwork! Fellas: Imagine the reaction from the gals when they realize the good taste you have in wearing this shirt*. Ladies, if you decide to don this garment, I hope you  are prepared for an onslaught of attention from the gents. You may want to have a club handy to beat off the excess suitors!

This stylish rag can be had by clicking this link. Even if you don't want a tee shirt, check  out Newton's  site. I think you'll like it.

* Note to Comic Book Fans: You will still have to bathe on occasion to attract the ladies.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

me oh my, how the truth hurts!

eeteed

April 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Spiritto said...

Hi again Mr. White.

I wrote you before to congratulate you for your Marvelous work in the Casper comics (which I still keep with great care).

Talking about the debut of your career makes me wonder if you could give me some advice about how to get a first gig. I have been a freelance artist for a couple of years now, mostly doing small jobs for private clients.

I don't even know if I have the level to aim for bigger works yet, but definitely the part that confuses me most is the "how or where" to start. :)

April 15, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Spirtto-

Always happy to help contribute to the development of more competition in the marketplace.

Seriously though, send me an email with your questions, and I'll be happy to give you any help you need.

And PLEASE call me Bill. "Mr. White!" Sheesh!

April 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, mr. white, how does one get their first gig?!!!

eeteed

April 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Newt said...

Better to be Mr. White than Mr. Pink, if Reservoir Dogs taught me anything!

April 30, 2011 at 4:53 AM  

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