Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Quarter 'Kee Shirt Design.

A first look at my project for Senior thesis. This is just a small part of it; I think I'll explain it all once I get the actual first bit done. If you can see the tags for this post, you're probably already thinking, "What the actual fuck?" Skip to the end...

This is a shirt design that I hope to get printed in time to sell at Baltimore Comic-Con (Oct. 10 - 11; more details later about what table I will be awkwardly hiding behind). If I can work out a plan that won't stress me out, I'll also sell them online. At the moment, I'm still trying to decide a few things, including the color scheme (I wanted black on black, but the skull detailing makes any print that isn't dark-on-light very weird... Now, I'm thinking maybe grey on white or black on grey?) and order size.

If you'd like to help with this last part, please do me a favor and let me know what size you would order (American Apparel brand tee). You can do so in the comments, on Flickr, on Twitter, on the street, whatever. Obviously this isn't a commitment, I just want a better idea of which sizes will probably be in higher demand and order accordingly. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!

Moo Cards.

And here's a small sample of the Moo mini-cards that I ordered a few weeks ago. Amazing quality, as expected. Since I haven't designed a proper business card yet, I wanted at least something to carry around at SPX and Comic-Con. If you look closely, you can see a few pieces that I haven't posted online. The bits of those illustrations that I actually liked were small enough to fit on a card. So there we go.


  1. Awesome. I would like a medium Annie Wu shirt please :)

  2. Eeeeee, you know I must have one. Small!

  3. small to x-small please! also my dad used to be a t-shirt screen printer, for 10 years, so I'll ask him what a good ratio of sizes is and let you know.

  4. Man, black on black sounds so cool though haha.

    Are you at the MICA table for SPX, or did you get your own? Also will you come with me to meet Kate Beaton? I dare not go alone.

    ALSO ALSO I'm printing up some of my comics together for SPX and uh, I have no idea what I'm doing. Help?

  5. Dear Annie,

    I'd really love to buy one of your T-Shirts. But I don't know if I can make it to Comic-Con. If you don't sell some online, can you save one for me and I'll buy it off you in person?

    I'd be a medium in size.

  6. 3x preferred but if beefy tee or preshrunk I can deal with 2x.

    and I bet once my RPG group (8 guys and gals) sees it there'd be more orders, lg to 3x range mostly.

    any chance of other designs now or in the future?

  7. Thanks for the input, everyone. This has been super-helpful.

    The range isn't particularly great, as I just ordered a very small batch ranging from Unisex XS to L. You understand, wallet-related reasons. However, I'll probably re-print the design or make other t-shirts in the future, depending on how this first try goes. I'll definitely be keeping everyone well-informed (whether they like it or not) on the blog.