Derby 269: Worst. Job. EVER.
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Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistant
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ressamac


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Great job!

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flattopfrank


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ressamac wrote:Great job!


Thanks... I appreciate the compliment.

deborah11565


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I need this for Halloween !!

dawnao


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Love it!!

deesbar


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Love your designs. I would love to see any of them in print. You got my vote!

deborah11565


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This would be hilarious in a kids size too !! Truly ironic....lol !

flattopfrank


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deesbar wrote:Love your designs. I would love to see any of them in print. You got my vote!


Thanks !!! I love feedback like this. It makes me happy !!!!!!!!

tomspc


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flattopfrank wrote:Thanks !!! I love feedback like this. It makes me happy !!!!!!!!


Great movie. I hope the youngsters in here get the reference.

deborah11565


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I like this because after the derby it will still make sense on a shirt !

flattopfrank


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deborah11565 wrote:I like this because after the derby it will still make sense on a shirt !


Ab-so-lutely... That's what I was striving for...

deboraho


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flattopfrank wrote:Ab-so-lutely... That's what I was striving for...


Can we get to 45 ?? 45 is empty.... lol !

deboraho


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Can we get to 45, 45 is empty ! lol

fossilgirl1


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Love, Love, Love! My favorite this derby! GMV

flattopfrank


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fossilgirl1 wrote:Love, Love, Love! My favorite this derby! GMV


Thanks !!! I really appreciate you enthusiasm and your vote !!

lyonscc


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Ha! Loved that movie. Nice send-up of it...

rachelor


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This is awesome! I want!!

flattopfrank


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lyonscc wrote:Ha! Loved that movie. Nice send-up of it...


Thanks. Young Frank is one of my all time favs. I had to pay tribute to it..(of course without making "Igor" look like the actor in the movie) It was either this or another great scene from the movie which I will have to save for a later date. The Idea is is still cooking in my head.

flattopfrank


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Ok folks... I'm looking for feed back. I've been steadily sending in submissions for this contest for a few weeks now. I still can't seem to break a bad pattern for lack of votes. I seem to waiver in and out of the hot list but, that seems to be it. Send me your feedback, good, bad or indifferent, please...

orabbit


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What you've got here is what we call a Cult Hit. The people who like it love it, and the rest just blink and move on. You can tell by the high vote to comment ratio.

You did a great job cartooning Eyegor there. This is the most professional thing I've seen you do to date. Keep this level up, and pair it with an idea that is more universal, and you're gold. I don't think 76 votes is anything to sneeze at though.

flattopfrank


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orabbit wrote:What you've got here is what we call a Cult Hit. The people who like it love it, and the rest just blink and move on. You can tell by the high vote to comment ratio.

You did a great job cartooning Eyegor there. This is the most professional thing I've seen you do to date. Keep this level up, and pair it with an idea that is more universal, and you're gold. I don't think 76 votes is anything to sneeze at though.



I'm not knocking the votes I have recieved by any means, I just want to pass that next hurdle. You have given me great feedback and it's appreciated. I will use this to improve my next entry. I also understand the "cult" following you spoke of and the universal aspect of the derby. I thank you for your compliment and truly appreciate your input.

aerc712


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orabbit wrote:What you've got here is what we call a Cult Hit. The people who like it love it, and the rest just blink and move on. You can tell by the high vote to comment ratio.


I'm going to expand on this a little bit - any time there is a design based on a reference, you run a risk of isolating people. For example, I've never been a Star Wars fan (the horror!) so I skip those. The design could be a masterpiece, but I'm not going to care about something if it references something I don't know or don't like.

It may be worth experimenting a bit with different approaches. If something isn't working week after week, try to mix things up a little bit. I'm not saying to abandon your personal style, I'm just suggesting a little variety. If you push yourself outside your comfort zone a little bit, you might get someone to go outside of theirs and vote for your design. (Hope that last part makes sense, it seems super clunky and awkward but I can't think of a better way to phrase it.)

A big part of the derby battle is figuring out what people respond to. There's the cliche "Off My Gangplank! IT HAS TO BE CUTE," but I believe it's more of the magical combination of a well-executed, appealing design that draws in different folks for different reasons.

flattopfrank


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It may be worth experimenting a bit with different approaches. If something isn't working week after week, try to mix things up a little bit. I'm not saying to abandon your personal style, I'm just suggesting a little variety. If you push yourself outside your comfort zone a little bit, you might get someone to go outside of theirs and vote for your design. (Hope that last part makes sense, it seems super clunky and awkward but I can't think of a better way to phrase it.)

Everything you said makes sense. You phrased it perfectly. Thanks for your input !!

CYBERREQUIN


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aerc712 wrote:I'm going to expand on this a little bit - any time there is a design based on a reference, you run a risk of isolating people. For example, I've never been a Star Wars fan (the horror!) so I skip those. The design could be a masterpiece, but I'm not going to care about something if it references something I don't know or don't like.

It may be worth experimenting a bit with different approaches. If something isn't working week after week, try to mix things up a little bit. I'm not saying to abandon your personal style, I'm just suggesting a little variety. If you push yourself outside your comfort zone a little bit, you might get someone to go outside of theirs and vote for your design. (Hope that last part makes sense, it seems super clunky and awkward but I can't think of a better way to phrase it.)

A big part of the derby battle is figuring out what people respond to. There's the cliche "Off My Gangplank! IT HAS TO BE CUTE," but I believe it's more of the magical combination of a well-executed, appealing design that draws in different folks for different reasons.

You can vote for more than 1 shirt, i mean even if i didnt get the reference or like it, if it was a solidly awesome looking piece of art id still vote for it.
gonna weigh in on this clique argumen. I Been buying shirts on here since 2007 and sometimes follow the derbies, and i dont really see the clique thing, i mean its a community so obviously people are going to discuss and talk to each other about things, im just not seeing the clique. Honestly im REALLY happy my submission has gotten so many votes so far. and that this first go at a derby has been a good experience for me ^^

aerc712


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CYBERREQUIN wrote:You can vote for more than 1 shirt, i mean even if i didnt get the reference or like it, if it was a solidly awesome looking piece of art id still vote for it.


Oh, I know. I often vote for a few designs. Whether it's a daily or a derby entry, I look at a design and if it doesn't click with me right away, I move on. The designs I vote for in the derby are the ones that tend to evoke a reaction right away, whether it be laughing, cracking a smile, saying 'wow,' etc.

flattopfrank


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aerc712 wrote:Oh, I know. I often vote for a few designs. Whether it's a daily or a derby entry, I look at a design and if it doesn't click with me right away, I move on. The designs I vote for in the derby are the ones that tend to evoke a reaction right away, whether it be laughing, cracking a smile, saying 'wow,' etc.


Great point and thanks for everyones input, but I do have a question for you on the "daily entries" that you speak of.. I didn't think that we the people could vote on the daily entries, just the derby entries...

aerc712


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flattopfrank wrote:Great point and thanks for everyones input, but I do have a question for you on the "daily entries" that you speak of.. I didn't think that we the people could vote on the daily entries, just the derby entries...


I think I jumbled my words up a bit and wasn't too clear in that last post, sorry. I meant that overall, I look at the designs and if it doesn't spark a strong reaction right away, I move on.

In the case of the dailies, I check what the design is and if I have a strong positive reaction, I'll think about buying it (funds are low, so I have to really love something to buy it these days). Then, in the case of the derby, I go through each design - yes, I do sit and go through each one. The ones that I vote for are ones that, and this is the similar part, evoke a strong positive response. If I don't get the reference or if a design refers to something that I'm not a fan of, I move on, even if the design is well done. That was the point that someone had an issue with - I don't vote for derby entries based on being impressed (my artistic skills are quite limited, if I voted based on that I'd vote for 90% of the entries) but I vote for the ones that I really, really like.

That still seems a bit jumbled. Sorry.

flattopfrank


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aerc712 wrote:I think I jumbled my words up a bit and wasn't too clear in that last post, sorry.


Not jumbled at all. You explained it perfectly. Thanks..

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