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1928. The birth of an icon.

1928. The birth of an icon.
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Kaliko2005


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mickey mouse?

dekonstruct


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This took me forever to get but I like it even better than the zelda design that came before it.

skirochester


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Inspired by a pet mouse and some coins, a cultural icon was born.

bellarific


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Oh, Walt. I'll just be forced to buy this if and when it prints. I will just. Be. Forced. I am in love.

Anthony3419


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This is great...GMV!


illuminator


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bitz


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Not a big fan of the franchise, but man, this is good!

JadenKale


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Love it. I think it will be under appreciated, and some just won't see the Mickey Mouse concept upon first look, but I think that what makes it so great.

theinfinityloop


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This is gorgeous, beautifully and realistically sketched. I adore the concept too. My only thing is that the paper in the middle is so heavy and will require a lot of ink. Still GMV.


peppersagooddog


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effing brilliant.
even using the proepr coinage for the era... why oh why cant all people pay attention to the fine details like that?
you have my votes, and well earned indeed.

ramyb


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Very clever and extremely well done, I hope to see this in the fog soon

tgentry


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As a big Disney fan (no I'm not ashamed) I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Hope it prints! Nicely done.

masterkraig


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Clever! You have my vote!

bags bags bags bags bags. bags.
thanks for the support of "Sounds like Treble"!
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toadann


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As a cast member of the Disney franchise I WILL buy this and possible more then just one. Love this idea! Remember it all started with a mouse!

zekecatz


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bitz wrote:Not a big fan of the franchise, but man, this is good!


Ditto. Gets my vote because it's so well done.

Sky


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zekecatz wrote:Ditto. Gets my vote because it's so well done.

Ditto. Not even a fan of Disney so much, but this is great.

carlover323


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great shirt! it's got my vote and (hopefully) my $10!!

JTMosh


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This is a great design. Hopefully it gets some love.

yankeebird


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I don't know if there are weeks where you don't submit, or the thumbnails just don't catch my eye enough to click, but I have yet to see one of your designs and just go "eh... it's OK" (except for text as art, though that was my indifference to the subject matter, not your art skills, but I digress). I'm not a Mickey fan, but it's a great idea for the theme and it's a beautiful execution. Hopefully this is your week!

ansharp


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This is a beautiful and clever design, and I will be buying a few as gifts when it prints.

Jestik


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aha! I got it now. Very clever, and I like the classic look to it.

noisdois


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The lighting and shading on this are incredible. I'm impressed!

D1C0M


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Pure enjoyment! +

BootsBoots


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I'm in the same place as the people who don't like Disney and think that the big paper in the middle wouldn't feel too good on a t-shirt, HOWEVER I want to give you props on the artwork. You did an amazing job, especially with the color limitations. It's really great.


artulo


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perfect. well done and gmv.

HeartlineTwist


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Fantastic concept, BEAUTIFUL art, and I'm a Disney freak. This is one of those shirts that makes me want to de-vote a lot of my current votes. I simply MUST have this.

jkantczak


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The coin positioning is a huge clue, but the mouse is the giveaway. Awesome idea!

skirochester


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Thanks for all the votes & support!

bellarific


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Keep climbing, baby! My wittle sister's going on her senior trip to Disneyworld this February. Would be a great shirt to wear there. Plus, I'm going to the Disney college program next year, so....I want one, too.

macntosh


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Daughter is going on a Make A Wish trip to Disney in February and I would love to have this shirt to wear! Simple but not too much Disneyfied.

Stellardig


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I didn't get it at first, but after reading all the omments I got it! I like it! This is something that Disney could even pick up. Great job. GMV

Keelmy


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Pandering to animators. You should be ashamed. It totally has my vote, but you should be ashamed.

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HeartlineTwist


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Keelmy wrote:Pandering to animators. You should be ashamed. It totally has my vote, but you should be ashamed.


Don't be such a Pander Bear...

sekiyoku


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Very nice, took me a bit to understand it though. xD This is so well done though, the mouse is drawn so well. GMV, and good luck. :D

thethatcher


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Keelmy wrote:Pandering to animators. You should be ashamed. It totally has my vote, but you should be ashamed.

nothing to be ashamed about, animators are so often ignored as a demographic! we need to be appreciated sometimes!

about the shirt, Ub Iwerks is one of my heroes in animation, it is the first shirt I have ever seen and knew I was going to buy it immediately. fantastic artwork, superior concept. I seriously can't wait to buy this shirt.

mjc613


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macntosh wrote:Daughter is going on a Make A Wish trip to Disney in February and I would love to have this shirt to wear! Simple but not too much Disneyfied.

Wishing you a Disneytastic time!!

PhilSandifer


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One of my favorites I've seen in a derby. Absolutely GMV, and may it fog. (Which it seems on track to do)

Arnion


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The artwork and subtlety are brilliant. I think that this may not receive the appreciation it needs to win but this is quite awesome. =)

Kaliko2005


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BNLChris


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Kaliko2005 wrote:mickey mouse?


This is a very good design. I love Disney, and Mickey...I am not ashamed...I want to be part of the college program they have. And again I love this...Walt is one of my heroes...and as someone else posted...It all started with a mouse.
Why oh why can't people see this amazingness?

Keelmy


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thethatcher wrote:nothing to be ashamed about


I was being facetious.
I voted for it.
I r an1mat0r two.

Group hug?

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Stormink


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Amazing drawing! I hope this fogs because if it doesn't the world is truly evil... Seriously fabulous work! Good job.

paulkremer


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Absolutely beautiful work! It still amazes me how people can create such detailed art with so few colors!

thethatcher


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Keelmy wrote:I was being facetious.
I voted for it.
I r an1mat0r two.

Group hug?


of course, I figured it was something like that... but on woot, you never can tell.

barabajagle


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This is somewhere beyond amazing! If this doesn't get shirted, can you please let me know where i can get a print of this. Honestly.

SpastasticNomadic


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Well I'm not a fan of Disney, nor Walt, but I do enjoy your entries, skirochester. Hope I get to see you print soon.

And as a skier, I'd love to be able to grab Ski someday.

dolphin76


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as a Disney fanatic, I love this shirt. GMV and will buy at least 2 if it wins.

w: 10 w.w: 15 s.w: 60 so.w: 3 k.w: 7

unothatainttrue


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love the idea and the art

spidermatt


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You do know that Walt disney was afraid of mice (and mickey was a bunny)? Haha great job man. This shirt looks bueatiful

lucky1988


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Clever idea and terrific illustration, very nice!

hasdgfas


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I quite like this design, it just seems more like something that would be on a poster than a shirt. Wonderful art, I just don't know if the big block of paper will turn out well or be really heavy when it prints. If it's light to the touch, I think it makes a better shirt. Just hope for that.

narkus


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you are one amazing illustrator!


skirochester


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whether this prints or not, all the compliments and posts were really encouraging. thank you! I've always been a huge Disney fan, so this shirt was a lot of fun to make. And a good excuse to draw for 5 hours

Keelmy


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spidermatt wrote:You do know that Walt disney was afraid of mice (and mickey was a bunny)? Haha great job man. This shirt looks bueatiful


Mickey was a mouse, hence "Mickey Mouse"
Oswald was the rabbit.

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homeschoolwinner


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I'm a disney freak. And a had an idea like this in my head that I was considering, but nowhere near this good. Got my vote.


"Love is the meaning of life, Life is the meaning of love" The Rutles

HeartlineTwist


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homeschoolwinner wrote:I'm a disney freak. And a had an idea like this in my head that I was considering, but nowhere near this good. Got my vote.


Currently tied for fifth. I really, REALLY hope this can somehow continue to climb because it's been doing really well vote number wise in the side bar.

XCharmedxForeverX


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I LOVE THIS!!! I am a huge Disney freak and the classic disney is the best in my opinion so this shirt really caught my eye. I immediately got it, just from the thumbnail. This had better win, or at least get in the top 4! it is well drawn, really clever, and i agree that i dont know if I would actually wear this on a T-shirt.... i wish this could be made a poster, bcuz this wouldnt be very attractive to wear. maybe ill buy, we'll see

good job anyway!

Reaper621


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I enjoy this one so much, that if it doesn't make the derby, I will buy one directly from you.

TheAlias


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I absolutely love how this is presented

woofytexan


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Traditionally, I am a Tigger fan. But I LOVE this and would own it since it relates so well to how he got the idea.

BLT205


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I love this and I have to have it. What would I have to do to buy a print off you?
8"x10" would be great.

thethatcher


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fantastic fog. I can't wait to buy this shirt.

toadann


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With baited breath, I wait for the weekend. So GLAD to see it in the FOG! Go 1928! Go!!

gr3ygoos3


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I don't get it...
Mickey Mouse?

I have 2 favorite baseball teams. the Red Sox and ANYONE who beats the Yankees!!!!!!!

prateeko


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gr3ygoos3 wrote:I don't get it...
Mickey Mouse?


Yup. I'm happy to see this in the fog and hope it gets printed (also hope it prints well)

Copo


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Keelmy wrote:Mickey was a mouse, hence "Mickey Mouse"


Is that a pokemon?

bradyson


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Copo wrote:Is that a pokemon?


Jamaican Proctologist?

JustJiggles


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I like it, but where is all his n.a.z.i. memorabilia?

kdubbs29


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Man, I just LOVE this shirt! I really hope it wins. I hope everyone votes for this awesome design!!!

Benvolio7


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How many times am I allowed to vote? I LOVE this shirt!

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

- Walt Disney

BLT205


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thethatcher wrote:fantastic fog. I can't wait to buy this shirt.


Yay 3rd place I hope it can stay there. Would you mind if we had the same shirt? I'm glad you asked me to vote for it. I hadn't checked the derby in a while and would have missed it.

starbelt


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Walt Disney worked as an animator for Universal and created a character called Oswald the lucky rabbit. He looked just like a sloppy version of Mickey Mouse but with only one suspender and long floppy ears. Walt left Universal and wanted to take Oswald with him but universal told him no. He started his own animation studio, created Mickey in a similar image in the cartoon Steamboat Willy(a dirivation from a Buster Keaton silent picture) and his company boomed. After several years he took his rightful creation back from Universal but maintained Mickey as the image of his company.

Just putting the history out there. This is a beautiful shirt with a wonderfully hinted idea!

tgentry


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starbelt wrote:Walt Disney worked as an animator for Universal and created a character called Oswald the lucky rabbit. He looked just like a sloppy version of Mickey Mouse but with only one suspender and long floppy ears. Walt left Universal and wanted to take Oswald with him but universal told him no. He started his own animation studio, created Mickey in a similar image in the cartoon Steamboat Willy(a dirivation from a Buster Keaton silent picture) and his company boomed. After several years he took his rightful creation back from Universal but maintained Mickey as the image of his company.

Just putting the history out there. This is a beautiful shirt with a wonderfully hinted idea!


I think the Disney company didn't get Oswald back until 2006 when they traded sportscaster Al Michaels for him. Strange but true.

bradyson


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tgentry wrote:I think the Disney company didn't get Oswald back until 2006 when they traded sportscaster Al Michaels for him. Strange but true.


Great artist and knowledgeable you are...

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brizday


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Yay! Fog! I am going to Disney World next month and I NEED this shirt!!

PamWham


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I am a TOTAl Diznoid. Love the place - but love this shirt even more. GMV

thethatcher


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starbelt wrote:
Just putting the history out there. This is a beautiful shirt with a wonderfully hinted idea!

you've got a lot of stuff right with the history, except that Walt was mickey's creator. Walt actually didn't design Mickey, and the first movie he was in was called plane crazy. Mickey is the brainchild of an animator, and friend of Walt, named Ub Iwerks.

spidermatt


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Keelmy wrote:Mickey was a mouse, hence "Mickey Mouse"
Oswald was the rabbit.


yes, but Walt's origina idea wasn't a mouse. It was changed by someone (i forget who) But w.e. Stilll love the shirt

HeartlineTwist


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BLT205 wrote:Yay 3rd place I hope it can stay there. Would you mind if we had the same shirt? I'm glad you asked me to vote for it. I hadn't checked the derby in a while and would have missed it.


How do you know this is in third?

brizday


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Mickey's name was supposed to be Mortimer. Walt's wife suggested Mickey, because it's cuter.

ladeuxiemeetoile


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Kaliko2005 wrote:mickey mouse?


...ok. Let's contribute to the list of Mickey minutiae!


Mickey was born a train from NY to LA.

Uncle Walt was the original voice actor but his habitual smoking lowered his pitch.

And Mickey's also exactly 62 years older than me.


I'm an avid Disney buff Quite proud to be one too, no matter what anyone says.
My username translates to "The second star," in reference to "The Second Star to the Right" from Disney's '53 adaptation of Barrie's novel. (Yes, that's nice, ladeuxiemeetoile.) yeah, k bye.


GMV!!

~ladeuxiemeetoile

kdubbs29


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Please vote for this one! I really want this shirt!!!!!

jzlosman


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HeartlineTwist wrote:How do you know this is in third?


The Phoenix shirt and Blank Canvas one are swapping back and forth between in and out of hte fog so that would put this one in 3rd as the other 2 have like double the votes. You can get a pretty close idea of whats going on with Shirt Derby Stats

HeartlineTwist


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jzlosman wrote:The Phoenix shirt and Blank Canvas one are swapping back and forth between in and out of hte fog so that would put this one in 3rd as the other 2 have like double the votes. You can get a pretty close idea of whats going on with Shirt Derby Stats


Interesting, because I've never actually seen the phoenix out of the fog. I'd love for this to print, but I'm not going to get my hopes up.

Keelmy


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spidermatt wrote:yes, but Walt's origina idea wasn't a mouse. It was changed by someone (i forget who) But w.e. Stilll love the shirt


You're getting your facts confused a bit.

This is quoted from wikipedia:

"In the spring of 1928, Disney asked Ub Iwerks to start drawing up new character ideas. Iwerks tried sketches of various animals, such as dogs and cats, but none of these appealed to Disney. A female cow and male horse were also rejected. They would later turn up as Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar. (A male frog, also rejected, would later show up in Iwerks own Flip the Frog series.)[3] Walt Disney got the inspiration for Mickey Mouse from his old pet mouse he used to have on his farm. In 1925, Hugh Harman drew some sketches of mice around a photograph of Walt Disney. These inspired Ub Iwerks to create a new mouse character for Disney."

I'll be the 1st to admit that wiki is probably not the be all end all for facts. Having said that, the exact origins of Mickey Mouse has been fudged a bit from book to book leaving the the true origin a bit shrouded in mystery.

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deedletree


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I missed voting in this derby. This shirt must win!

terrenceistheman


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great shirt

can someone help me understand the significance of the coins? (outside of them resembling the mickey's head and ears)

vamsilly


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My only issue, and I know it's minor. Walt was left-handed, so his pencil would be resting on the left side of the table.

bpr2


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will buy if printed

that was fun while it lasted!

guitarrocker89


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This is certainly going to be bought if its printed! I will probably buy two in case something horrible happens to the first one. No joke- this one is great!
[and yes, I'm a Disney fanatic]

thethatcher


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vamsilly wrote:My only issue, and I know it's minor. Walt was left-handed, so his pencil would be resting on the left side of the table.


Walt didn't create Mickey. Ub Iwerks did.

bpr2


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I'm sorry that your shirt got shafted by one vote. I really wanted this shirt to win.

re-sub in another derby if it fits the theme please.

that was fun while it lasted!

AlphaBitch


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1 friggin vote?! i'm kicking myself, i missed voting in this derby. it feels like the kennedy v nixon election, only this time the right "shirt" didn't win.

please re-submit, your artwork and creativity are amazing. i need this shirt!

ryano1124


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AlphaBitch wrote:1 friggin vote?! i'm kicking myself, i missed voting in this derby. it feels like the kennedy v nixon election, only this time the right "shirt" didn't win.

please re-submit, your artwork and creativity are amazing. i need this shirt!


/agree Please make this into a shirt, my friends and I sincerely want this one

Sharkemperor


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This shirt has to be made...

barabajagle


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Whether you do this as a shirt, or as a print, I WILL BUY! Please, just pm me with where to send you my money. Thanks.

jazzaholic17


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I can't believe this didn't print!!! Argh. I want it so badly.

Misty3


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STILL really really want this one! Please Woot....make it so?

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