NonDescript wrote:okay. so i've heard the pucker story,and i understand your need for tradition. and if you win a derby it'll make a cute blurb on the front page and all, but why not submit multiple shirts? i'd love to see what else you are capable of
Thank you for the kind words and question. A long time ago I prepared a long-winded manifesto of sorts concerning my entries. I think it's buried on page 4 or 5 of the EBW pages, with a last post in March or May 2008. Of those who read it, more than a few ended up realizing that the pucker is more fun when it's shrouded in mystery. Part of the truth is that I am not the most creative or artistic person, and this is the card I play. It's fun for me to do, and I get enjoyment out of learning new tricks and skills every now and then with the drawing programs.
I like how the derby is open for anyone who can post an entry, and the whole democratic system of it all.
I have entered "non-pucker related" entries in the past, some of them under different login names as well, and the interesting thing is that in those weeks both the pucker and the non-pucker entries got almost the same number of votes, even without any public cross-promotion, so I concluded that my skills are good for about this many votes no matter what the subject matter I choose.
But I hope that some day I may get lucky and strike a chord with one of my attempts, because I think it would be really cool to walk around town wearing a T-shirt and telling people "I drew this shirt and it sold dozens!"