Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holidays = Done

Except for New Years. But getting presents together is why I haven't had much time to update. I'm sure there are lots of things that will come to me that I need to write about, but for right now I need make an overdue post about my two new shirts that are up for sale:

And I want to thank everybody for a great holiday. I stressed pretty hard about getting things done in time and at one point wasn't sure how it could possibly end up being a memorable Christmas, if not a down right sad one (my first one ever without my grandmother) but it turned out to be pretty amazing in a lot of ways. And that even had nothing to do with presents! My family get-together was a lot of fun despite our recent loss (which is how I think it should be and how she would want it) due in large part, I think, to my cousin and his wife doing a great job of starting a family of their own which is an amazing thing to watch. Two of my friends are getting married (to each other,) I got to crowd surf up a staircase, had unexpected friends surprise me at my party and received very nice emails from the people I do business with thanking me for my work.

Monday, December 15, 2008


My Moby Dick shirt is up for sale now, as noted in the Splitreason Blog:

"From the mind of Glen Brogan comes a truly epic battle for the ages! Had it been waged in an arcade, it would have looked something like this. Remember kids, cheat codes hadn’t been invented yet."

Also Dave let me know that Gamesniped has mentioned my shirts again:

"I realize there are tons of video game T-shirt companies out there. Split reason however, is hands down my favorite. Not only do they have the typical FPS and retro related T-shirts, but they also have a ton of rather obscure as well as witty T-shirts.

Seriously, Lemmings? Sweet!

My favorite by far though, has to be this Metroid / Nintendo T-Shirt. I just thought it was absolutely stunning."

What a nice thing to say! Read the article here and visit Gamesniped here to let them do all your Ebay searching for you.

And an update: it looks like I might get my Christmas miracle from the most unlikely place I could have imagined. It will be quite a story if it works out, and possibly make me believe in Santa again. Wait, Santa doesn't perform miracles, does he? Should I believe in Jesus instead? Maybe I'll just pick Moby Dick as an impartial fictional being and be done with it. Thanks, Moby.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Christmas Clock is Ticking

This is the most hectic holiday season I've had in recent memory. Several projects going on at the same time on top of buying presents.

It seems like the days until the 25th are flying by and I only have so much to show for the work I've been trying to put into getting good gifts. The main problem right now is that the fate of a few of the gifts is out of my hands. I had a good idea for a gift that would take care of five people on my list, and though it does involve getting those five people (and more) the same thing it's not as lame as that usually is, I promise. They are items that have to be specially made with the right equipment.

Have you ever run into a specific kind of business that just absolutely does not seem to want your patronage? That's the kind of thing I'm running into with this. Since someone(s) receiving said gifts might be reading this, I'll just call the service "service X." I've tried all kinds of companies that provide service X, both national and local, and it took a while just to find one that would respond to me. I decided to focus on local places since I figured that would cut out shipping time and improve me helping the company with the order and vice versa. So I drove to a place that provides service X and the people couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. I was supposed to recieve a proof of the product the next day, and it is now five days later with no contact. I've tried to call the sales representative I talked to several times and only get voice mail.

What is it with entire kinds of businesses just not wanting your money? I mean they need money, right? So why do they act like they couldn't care less?

I need a Christmas miracle. Anyone?

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I just wanted to say thanks to all new people who have been stopping by my blog, people who have written about me, and of course those who have been paying attention consistently for a long while.

Brad has talked about using my iGoogle theme on his site "Toast without Butter" (where he posts his cool drawings)

and Paulbrazil has featured my Top Cat drawing on his site, "You would say that, wouldn't you?"

And to answer a question I've been getting a lot recently, the names of the cats from left to right are Fancy-Fancy, Benny the Ball, Top Cat, Choo Choo, Brain, and Spook.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Game Genie Shirt

My Game Genie shirt went up for sale today. I can't wait to get one of these because this is in my top three favorite shirts that I've done.

You should buy one for everybody you know, even if they have no idea what this or any other video game related shirt is about (like most of my family.)

Speaking of buying something for everyone you know, have you ever seen those generic check-off lists they use as ads for gifts cards and things? They'll say something like "When buying your Applebee's gift cards, don't forget anyone!" and then have this huge list of people that includes your doctor and even the mailman. Who buys gifts for their mailman? I just thought that was kinda strange. This isn't the 50's and I'm not rich.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008