Another intended submission for Threadless. This is my take on boycotting the upcoming TMNT film with supposed Alien Turtles. Sharpie Pen Fine Point Stick Pens, 6 Colored Ink Pens (Google Affiliate Ad)
I have now submitted 4 designs to Threadless.com, three of which were approved and are now up for scoring on their site. If my designs make it and go to print, I will be giving a few of these away through some sort of contest to be held once I have shirts on hand. So help me out. Check out my designs and score them accordingly. High scores are preferred:) Check back frequently as I will more than likely be submitting until I win something. The link to my direct profile on Threadless is on the upper right side bar. Thanks.
A little history. I guess we'll start with the Crazy Bear design. I've been drawing this bear for probably the last 8 or 9 years. It's a characters I've always kinda resorted to when I'm in no mood to draw or have little to no inspiration. I just kinda start sketching the bear
in different scenarios, poses, personalities, etc. Over the years, many have told me that I should do something with the bear. But I always kept him to myself and showed him to only those around me. I've tried to spark interest and push this bear a few times over the past couple of years, but with little effort and not much success. Mostly due to lack of advertising and money. And often I just got distracted by life events. But I want this year to be different. The goal is to build a brand around this bear. The brand name is still unknown. I have yet to come up with a suitable name. But I want this bear to appeal to a large audience. Kids through adults with never ending themes and concepts. And not just shirts, but also Art Prints, accessories, vinyl figures (as suggested by a friend) and more...
But for now, this shirt should be a starting point. I'm going to be attending Wonder Con in Anaheim at the end of this month and I wanted to wear something that would grab an artists attention. So I created this bear holding two essential tools. Tools that I use on a daily basis myself. Initially I was planning on just printing a couple for my wife and I to wear. But since my recent post about this on facebook, more attention and interest
sparked amongst friends and family members. I even had a request to possibly send one to New Zealand. So I decided to print about 19 of these shirts to have available to sell to some of my supporters. I know about 5 or 6 are already spoken for. But I will have more available. And if the craze continues, so will I. I also have a few other designs completed and in the works for future shirts. But being that I'm starting at the very bottom with no money, I have to start small and slowly build up. So for those who are interested in shirts, please let me know. I'm selling them for $15. If I sell out of the ones I have, I will print more which will take about another 7 days. So there may be some waiting in some cases. I will deliver to you if you live close by or I can ship to wherever for an extra fee. Cash preferred. PayPal accepted at and extra 2% of the total cost. I'm hoping to keep my prices low in the future, between $12 and $15 per shirt if I can, but it will depend on the quantities that I order. I will appreciate
any and all supporters and will do my best to maybe have some giveaways at some point.
So anyways, Today is Valentine's Day. So in honor of that you can see that I posted two new images which are also floating around on Facebook. The first image is an upcoming character in our webcomic HammerFist (drawn by me, written by John Kratky and colored by Stephen Yan). John found out about a yearly event that takes place every Valentine's Day. A website runs what's called a Sex Drive. They urge all webcomic creators to submit one or more of their characters nude. It offers the opportunity for this work of art to be seen by tons of webcomic readers and fans, thus giving us a lot of free advertisement....hopefully! So if you head over to talesofhammerfist.com, you will see this image in its full uncensored state.
The second image is one of my signature Bears holding a heart. This I did mostly for fun, but also to kinda try and start pushing this bear a little more. I'm still not quite sure where exactly I'm heading with this bear. I still haven't even figured out a good brand name for it. But the plan is to create a brand. For now it's just called Bears by Tobias.....Until I find something better.
Until then......signing off....but not for as long as before.
Enjoy! And don't forget about your loved ones today.
Tales of HammerFist will finally launch this Monday, January 14th. So Please come and visit us at talesofhammerfist.com. This will be a weekly updated webcomic. One new page every monday. Please support us so that we can continue to make episodes and try to take this project to higher levels. Thank You!