Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Homestuck shirts/prints

(I thought I'd record the explanation of the Homestuck shirts and prints here, for a little bit of posterity and persistence.)

Ok, so this is all a little different from the usual stuff for sale. Instead of just slapping humorous or story-relevant stuff on a shirt (which is all well and fine, don't get me wrong!) I sort of wanted to take the opportunity to let this stuff tell a little story, and add some depth and detail to the Homestuck universe.

There are two character shirts available, John's and Rose's. But the shirts have their own little backstories, which are conveyed in corresponding prints, also for sale.

I think the stories sort of speak for themselves through those graphics, but I'll go ahead and overexplain anyway. John's shirt, which of course appears to be Slimer from Ghostbusters, is actually a depiction of an Asian knock-off of Slimer called the GREEN SLIME GHOST. Rose's shirt was once a depiction of a character from a fake cute cartoon show which I totally made up called "Squiddles!". She then went about defacing this shirt to make it look mean! The shirt itself actually appears to be defaced, with ink missing around the eyes and mouth area (but it's a pretty subtle effect, because the ink color is very close to the shirt color).

The cool thing about Rose's print is you can get either the faux-Lovecraftian defaced version, or the undefaced version (so you can deface it yourself!) Just make sure you select the option you want underneath: "LOVECRAFT MY SQUIDDLE!" if you want the defaced version, or "DON'T LOVECRAFT MY SQUIDDLE!" if you want it unmolested!

So there you have it. The story of the shirts, and some sweet merch all rolled into one.

4 comments:

Fission~inferno said...

First!

But really, you're awesome! I had my senior pictures done in my Sepulchritude T-Shirt! :P

Sean_Mills_Hospital said...

Do you ever have the urge to make Scribblettes again? I hope you give in.

MakaylaWatson said...

Andrew, sir, you are my favorite person in the world. I'm not even kidding. You've woven tales of such beauty and wonderment that the tapestry of the universe has been forever altered. I'm honored you've created such incredible artistic achievements and shared them will us all for free. I hope my children remember you as one of the greatest artists of our budding century. Even your blogs are entertaining- colorful language and wit abound. I look forward to finishing Homestuck and whatever future artistic endeavors you set to create.
-Makayla

Anonymous said...

Dear Gog. You, are the best of all time, I would sell you my soul for 10000 more pages of Homestuck. Heck I would do it for 0. Please take my soul and use it to your advantage. Thanks. - a Homestuck cult leader.