If you are curious about the evolution of this shirt, here's a little story for you.
I have been working on a book for a few years now where two girls are stranded in outer space on a malfunctioning space shuttle. While fruitlessly searching for food in the ship's "kitchen", they start talking about their favorite foods and one of them relates a story about her geeky dad who found dinosaur chicken nuggets HILARIOUSLY IRONIC...
Being a teacher myself, I thought this idea would also make a cute shirt for kids to wear to school-
So, I designed this shirt
and this other version,
both of which were rejected by woot- That's cool- no harm, no foul- I am not sure how many people would want to wear a plate of nuggets on their chest anyway. SO- I added it to my SLUSH FOLDER of rejected art and moved on...
Well, I loved the idea so much that after some time I decided to revisit it. SO- I made THIS design,
which woot also rejected. No worries, I thought. I will simply hang on to it and try it in a relevant derby.
Well, months go by and finally, about 4 weeks ago, we are given a relevant theme: FOOD! Here's my chance, I say- If you follow the derby, as patrickspens does, you probably recognize it.
The design does pretty decently, but not well enough to win. I tried, I say. Maybe it was too weird or I didn't execute it as well as I (or someone else) could have. To the slush for 60 days till I try another site. This is the game and I am content.
Then, last week, my idea evolves yet again, into the near identical version that you see for sale here.
I'm trying not to come off as rude or whiny, and no offense is meant toward Patrick- I respect his work and actually like this version more than the one I did- but it just seems low to take a failed idea and redo it near-exactly, especially so soon after it was posted. Yes, there are endless cookie monsters and such posted on this site again and again, but no one has had the gall to submit a cookie monster with milk shot glasses.
I just put these three designs in my shop in case anyone would be interested in the originals- I know, they're not as cool as this one, but they come with the added bonus of HONOR-