Awesome illustration, Spiritgreen! This looks nothing like your usual fare, and goes to show your strength as an artist.
blue_94_trooper wrote:I'm just saddened that a gorilla wearing a tie, holding a banana and riding a rhino can't just be a gorilla wearing a tie, holding a banana and riding a rhino once in a while.
I'm a fan of the absurd, the less meaning the better. Maybe I should just buy some shirts without reading the comments (although I have too many Woot shirts already). Then if somebody comes up to me and says, "Hey, cool [fill in the video game here] shirt!" I can then take it home and throw it on the grill.
None of my comments are in any way meant to detract from this particular shirt. I LOVE the artwork (which just increases my disappointment in the gaming connection).
I can sympathize with this, but if anything the woot clientele would disagree. It's been my experience that off kilter designs aren't received all that well, and I think the medium almost dictates a reference: A gag needs be understood in about 10 seconds without being overly busy, so there really isn't any opportunity for a setup.
Also, I think Spiritgreen is one of the most talented contributors to this site and would probably clean house if he started using more references.