I think it was around a year ago that I was contacted by Threadless Tees about doing something for them. Upon hearing just what it was they wanted me to do I threw up and suggested something less awful, possibly my doing some shirts with them and they agreed, but to this day, whenever I see their reps at conventions or at the T-shirt clubs, they give me the creepster eye, leering lasciviously at my beautiful ears.
Eventually, Threadless asked me to do one of their Comics on Tees series, and so I did, employing the freakishly talented help of Ethan Nicolle, JR. Goldberg, and Becky Cloonan. I had just seen 13 Assassins, the Miike remake, and one by one, I collected each of those artists, convincing them that what I wanted to do was right and just and bloody-minded. They agreed, except for Cloonan, who swore never to kill again. I assure her that no blood would be shed in the making of these shirts, lying through my teeth.
If you don’t know anything about these Comics on Tees things, it basically goes something like this. Someone, me in this case, thinks up a sort of script that would be told over the course of four shirts, and then four artists illustrate said script, each getting a shirt (issue). Pretty straightforward.
My series, MAKING FRIENDS IS EASY, is about an inventor recounting the various robots she has built. That’s all. What more you need besides robots, though? The shirts are available over at Threadless and you should probably feel like a complete jerk for not already buying it. Psh…