March 3, 2021
Jeez, unemployment and COVID social distancing/isolation has driven me KEE-RAY-Zeeeeeee; some of my creative outlets were criticized mercilessly, and I was quite depressed for a while. Jumpstarting my creativity, I’ve been making collages and designing T-shirts—I’ve been literally ITCHING with the desire for retail therapy—but why buy T-shirts when I have enough already? Any I’ve gotten tired of advertising for someone else…
So thanks to the awesome fellows at Maximum Graphics (on Amsterdam Avenue), I started creating my own shirts.
Before plunging into my portfolio, some reading suggestions:
If you want some reading, here’s something I wrote about BIGFOOT; here’s something about ATLANTIS; here’s something about BIG THINKERS; and here’s something about GREAT SCI-FI MOVIES—all written by yours truly, albeit sans byline.
Trying to bust a move, and increase the creative output—but the Nightmare Dreamscape That Traps Us All Right Now has put the kibosh on genuine, serious, steady output. Sometimes I want to just curl us and sleep for ten-thousand years…
Kinda surprised, though, that I haven’t gained as much weight as I thought I would under the circumstances.
Enjoy the slideshow—trip out, kiddo!
You can see the heavy influence of Jack Kirby, and other trippy/kozmik 1970s weirdness…
Turned this one (below) into a T-shirt!
This (below) is the back of another T-shirt…
…and this (below) is another design for the back of a shirt (a tribute to my DJ-ing days, now long gone, and sorely missed—but pretend The Plague isn’t happening, and I’m DJ-ing in a delightful dive bar…and these images are being projected on the walls! Bwah-hah-hah!).
Images swiped from ALL OVER the intertubes; THANK YOU to the various sites and individuals whose work I’m appropriating (especially Jack Kirby)—I’m not making any money, so all this creative thievery is for my better mental health.