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Pretty Lady vastly improves the t-shirt

Post #1205 • July 8, 2008, 11:16 AM • 10 Comments

And I mean that in more ways than one.

Some background: It was my first time having t-shirts made, so for the sake of simplicty I got a range of unisex sizes printed up with a one-color design. After the money was spent, I learned that not providing a ladies' style is really an enormous disservice and sends a bad message about your organization. I have repented, and future t-shirt runs - which will obviously have to wait until we get settled somewhere - will offer the baby doll, and I've promised to run a women's-only design by way of atonement.

The t-shirt pictured is no longer available. If you have one, it's a collector's item.




July 8, 2008, 11:30 AM

Yeah, a couple more ways.

Do you have one that accomodates a paunch?

No? What are you, some ageist creep?



July 8, 2008, 11:48 AM

Hey, I made sure to get a few 3XLs. Whoever you are, I got your back. Well, your front. Your width. Whatever.



July 8, 2008, 11:49 AM

Hey! Come on... Enough with the sexist jokes already, guys. Jeez, what a couple of boobs...



July 8, 2008, 11:58 AM

Yeah. Paintings, Life, Violets, Beauty, Elevated Talk and Truth with a capital "T"... and now this.

What a downer.


Chris Rywalt

July 8, 2008, 1:14 PM

I was wondering if this followed the post on Beauty on purpose.

I can attest to having one of Franklin's shirts that accommodates not only a paunch, but a full-fledged gut and love handles the size of throw pillows, not to mention a pair of hairy man-boobs. I can't say it's flattering, exactly, but then on me nothing is.

The design on the front interests a lot of people. The only shirt I own that gets more attention is my fetus t-shirt. You'd think from the reputation of New Yorkers that nothing will make them stare, but you'd be wrong: They will stare at a full-color photo of a fetus. It occurred to me only after wearing it a few times that people might mistake it for a pro-life -- or pro-choice -- shirt. It's since become a studio shirt covered with paint splotches. I get enough funny looks -- "Oh my God he's so fat I can't believe he's moving!" -- as it is.



July 8, 2008, 2:07 PM

It's a good shirt - the text on the back has the spirit.



July 8, 2008, 8:22 PM


just don't make the same mistake dorsch made by getting the female design in a skin-tone color.... turns out girls would rather not wear a shirt that makes them look topless

who knew?


Chris Rywalt

July 9, 2008, 6:30 AM

Depends very much on the woman. I've met a few women lately who'd actually rather be topless. It's a complex world out there.



July 9, 2008, 6:34 AM

Chris, dancers at strip clubs don't count as "artist's models" unless you're actually drawing them.

I think an "tuxedo t-shirt" would be just the classy thing we need.


Chris Rywalt

July 9, 2008, 7:11 AM

One of my instructors at SVA told me he and his friends used to do just that, go to strip clubs and draw the dancers. He said it's a great way to pick up girls.



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