Derby #204: I ❤ Books!
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Funny Things are Everywhere

Funny Things are Everywhere
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ramyb


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From the pages of my childhood

Collab with jlegos- Hope you guys like how it turned out- this design was a ton of fun to work on.

MasterWolf


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ramyb wrote:saved


#Winner

You are so good at this!

snakexyz


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Clever concept and execution.

Annabananaka7


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bethlp


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Perfect to wear on Dr. Seuss' birthday!

melfox86


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I love it- you can never go wrong with Dr Seuss. And the kitty is adorable! I have a weakness for kittys.

hoxe


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Apparently I'm too far disconnected from my childhood. Can somebody explain what the background part on the left is in reference to? I get the cat in the hat, red fish blue fish, and green eggs in ham (with a fox that looks like a german sheppard to me) but what is going on with the other side?

ApeLad


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hoxe wrote:Apparently I'm too far disconnected from my childhood. Can somebody explain what the background part on the left is in reference to? I get the cat in the hat, red fish blue fish, and green eggs in ham (with a fox that looks like a german sheppard to me) but what is going on with the other side?


Hop on Pop! The #1 cause of sternum injuries for the past 50 years.

cdrewlow


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hoxe wrote:Apparently I'm too far disconnected from my childhood. Can somebody explain what the background part on the left is in reference to? I get the cat in the hat, red fish blue fish, and green eggs in ham (with a fox that looks like a german sheppard to me) but what is going on with the other side?


That looks like "Hop on Pop" to me. And "Horton Hear a Who" behind the cat.

pookin


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hoxe wrote:Apparently I'm too far disconnected from my childhood. Can somebody explain what the background part on the left is in reference to? I get the cat in the hat, red fish blue fish, and green eggs in ham (with a fox that looks like a german sheppard to me) but what is going on with the other side?


Hop on pop is the other side.

taylertot


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I very nearly made something similar, but this is just great! Good job, kiddo!

hoxe


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ApeLad wrote:Hop on Pop! The #1 cause of sternum injuries for the past 50 years.


Ah. It's been far too long for me I guess. Thanks folks.

katrinabean86


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One more gargleblaster I love this so much. The details in the background are awesome and it's instantly clear what the shirt is supposed to be about.

futhermore


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So very cute! I drew something similar (not for submission) but what you've done is so much better! Hope it stays in the fog!

Here is what I had drawn:

You may have noticed I'm not all there myself.

jillydreadful


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I love this shirt so hard! Seriously, how do you do it? I seem to vote for every ramyb entry in these derbies! Ha! Do you do draw on a computer? I'm trying to start draw/designing more, but my stuff doesn't hold a candle to yours.

jmig


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Love this!!!!!!!!!!

Salinga


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I'm sorry, but something looks really off about the hat on that cat.

mrwednesday


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The hat is still completely two dimensional, not to mention there's really no parody whatsoever.

DoublEE


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mrwednesday wrote:The hat is still completely two dimensional, not to mention there's really no parody whatsoever.


Did I miss something? Where does it say it has to be a parody?

ChaosDoctor07


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DoublEE wrote:Did I miss something? Where does it say it has to be a parody?


I believe he is referring to this in the derby guidelines:

"Obviously, copyrighted characters and celebrity author likenesses are off limits."

Specifically, the copyrighted characters.

"Don't believe in the you who believes in me. Don't believe in the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself."

jb2colorado


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This is the first Ramy shirt I'm excited about. It's original and it GMV. Applause is necessary. Well done.

redrogue300


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Is it sad that I'm already picking out an outfit to go with this :D

Excellent shirt as usual

spanchenblow


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Salinga wrote:I'm sorry, but something looks really off about the hat on that cat.


Yeah...

It reminds me of that South Park episode in which Mr. Garrison hires a geneticist to grow a certain part of his anatomy on the back of a mouse.

explodedwhale


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spanchenblow wrote:Yeah...

It reminds me of that South Park episode in which Mr. Garrison hires a geneticist to grow a certain part of his anatomy on the back of a mouse.


and now I can't unsee it.

epicfal


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Oh my goodness, the level of cute is overwhelming.

neinahpets


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mrwednesday wrote:The hat is still completely two dimensional, not to mention there's really no parody whatsoever.


Kitten in the hat? ..it's not the original cat in the hat so I doubt it hits being a copyrighted character.

☆ In ars veritas ☆

njnash


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there's nothing Seussian about the design (aside from clearly ripping off his characters). would much prefer a shirt that conveys the message "Dr. Seuss" with a little creativity. he was an awesomely creative dude, and this shirt is far from inspired ... the good doctor deserves better.

jamesclaflin


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I really like the subtle open book beneath the cat, nice touch.

tessap


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Hope you win! I want one

scarletyoshi


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I want this so hard.

jmmbell1987


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MasterWolf wrote:#Winner

You are so good at this!


At a hodgepodge of Dr. Seuss references with no parody in the otaku style? Perhaps. Ramy is nothing if not consistent.

jmmbell1987


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DoublEE wrote:Did I miss something? Where does it say it has to be a parody?


I believe Dr. Seuss' books are still very much copyrighted, which means this should be a parody. Except there's none at all. All debates about the quality of Ramyb's designs aside, that's a legitimate complaint.

infinitesimon


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jmmbell1987 wrote:I believe Dr. Seuss' books are still very much copyrighted, which means this should be a parody. Except there's none at all. All debates about the quality of Ramyb's designs aside, that's a legitimate complaint.


wiki:
A parody (pronounced /ˈpærədi/; also called send-up, spoof or lampoon), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation.

unfortunately, i'm afraid he's spared the rejectionator. the design both mocks and trivializes the original work.

melfox86


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jmmbell1987 wrote:I believe Dr. Seuss' books are still very much copyrighted, which means this should be a parody. Except there's none at all. All debates about the quality of Ramyb's designs aside, that's a legitimate complaint.


This is like Actual Cats, HOOO- taking the cartoon character, and showing the real life version. I don't know why people dislike this so much! I can imagine someone looking around for inspiration and seeing the fishbowl have a lightbulb go off.

AdderXYU


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melfox86 wrote:This is like Actual Cats, HOOO- taking the cartoon character, and showing the real life version. I don't know why people dislike this so much! I can imagine someone looking around for inspiration and seeing the fishbowl have a lightbulb go off.


Except "Actual cats, HOOOO" ALSO isn't a parody. It is a cash-in on someone else's work with ZERO concept. So yes, I guess you're still right, it's EXACTLY like that tee, and all others like it. The main difference is that Kari has created distinctive work before.

myazureskye


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I feel like ramyb is the Stephenie Meyer of the shirt.woot derbies. -_-

mawkish


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myazureskye wrote:I feel like ramyb is the Stephenie Meyer of the shirt.woot derbies. -_-


That comment deserves a trophy.

spanchenblow


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A 'cute' kitten front-and-center with a Dr. Seuss reference. Yeah, he knows how to sell a shirt to his fan base.

If I were to wear a Suess shirt (which is not very likely), then I'd wear one of the countless real Suess-style shirts. The Ramy style just doesn't do the true Suess style justice. If you're a Ramy fan, then I kinda get it...but meh.

Also, as I mentioned above, the hat looks really...flaccid.

sdkammer


quality posts: 30 Private Messages sdkammer
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C'mon folks...the "german shepherd" in the background is actually "Fox in Socks".

Cutsie take on Suess's concepts. Don't see a copyright problem here.

Ramyb: Sometimes I like your stuff...sometimes I don't. But it's clear you have talent and a distinctive style. No one seemed to mind that Charles Shultz's or Gary Larson's characters all looked similar so I don't understand why some of these guys give you so much grief. It's like they want to diminish what you do because they can't do it.

Artists will always have fans and critics...I just can't understand why your critics are so angry.

Keep doing what you're doing...whether I end up voting for it or not, I always look forward to your submissions.

citizencoyote


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sdkammer wrote:
Artists will always have fans and critics...I just can't understand why your critics are so angry.


Ramy's critics are angry because they've seen the same general designs from him year after year. The same consistency that his fans love drives his critics nuts because they don't see any growth or development (although fans might call that "perfecting the style"). There are other factors, but that's the big one from my observations.

As for this shirt, I am a big Dr. Seuss fan and see no disservice being done to the good doctor here. It's a fan shirt with obvious love for the source material, and I'm not going to fault Ramy for that.

CindyToo


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Ohhh...the cat's shadow is an umbrella. So many things to see.

JGreenfield87


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LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

JDawg21


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Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! I will definitely buy one if/when it prints!

mverc


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Always like your work. GMV


aroomadoomie


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do you do this by hand or on the computer?

paigeg


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aroomadoomie wrote:do you do this by hand or on the computer?


Different artists work different ways. Some work directly on tablets jacked into their computers. Others, like me, draw on physical paper, then scan and refine on the computer.

paigeg


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This is cute, and obviously intended to honor favorite childhood stories. I like the background elements, which make this more thoughtful than I had expected when I clicked to open. I don't even have a big problem with the hat (though now that it's been pointed out, I'm finding myself have to try hard not to see it). My only serious issue with this is the fact that the head, upper body and lower body of the cat are all misaligned. The right arm/paw appears to be growing out of his neck. But, worn on a shirt, I'm sure this wouldn't get enough study for it to be noticed.

VaneWimsey


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I want.

WalkinPneumonia


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This is great. I'll get two.

lekass


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Oh my gosh, the memories this brings back. I'd buy one for sure!

distillia


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Fumi


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so glad this won ^-^ just bought my son red fish blue fish shoes so had to get him one and one for myself :D

laurabny


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Wore my shirt with pride today 3/2/12 in honor of Dr. Suess' b-day. Many of my students and colleagues loved it!

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