Sunday, February 1, 2015

Philly ARTrepreneurs wins SEED Grant

This week, I showed a presentation to the Philly CORE Leaders in City Hall's City Council Caucus room. I talked about my student artists at Memphis Street Academy Charter School and did a 3-minute pitch for a program called Philly ARTrepreneurs.

Philly ARTrepreneurs is an idea I've had for the kids since I started teaching at Memphis Street when we started the school in 2012. Memphis is a turnaround school that used to be called John Paul Jones Middle School. The kids there have grown so much. The academic and behavioral progress they have made is mind-blowing. My students are my heroes. I say it all the time. 

When I show them my work, my t-shirt designs, comics, anthologies, and art for shows, they always ask me how they can do it too. Now with this SEED grant, I will be able to show them. In the next few months, we will be outfitting my art room with professional equipment and programs so I can show students how to design their own shirts and create their own books and prints. I will also teach students about marketing and shipping their creations. 

The proceeds from the products sold will be split three ways - 1/3 will go to a charity of the student designer's choice. 1/3 will go to the student in some form of scholarship. 1/3 will fold back into the ARTrepreneurs program to keep it moving forward for other students.

I am blessed every day to have this job and work with these kids. I can't wait to walk them through this experience of getting their work out into the world to a wide audience. Please stay tuned for updates over the next few months.

Please CLICK HERE to read the Newsworks article regarding the SEED 4.0 event.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Who the Wild Things Are (eleven) on Teefruy June 30

On Monday, June 30, Teefury will be running another collaborative designs I did with Stephen Yarish. Steve came up with the idea, and I did the finish design. This time, I got to pay tribute to one of my artistic heroes, Maurice Sendak with this Doctor Who/Where the Wild Thinsg Are crossover parody. This was a lot of fun to work on, and we may even do some more (based on other Doctors and villains).

To purchase the shirt, just go to on Monday, June 30, 2014. It'll only be up for the day, so get it while you can.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March 24 - "Rocket & Groot" Tee on Teefury!

On Monday, March 24, Teefury will be running a "Rocket & Groot" tee - a Guardians of the Galaxy/Calvin & Hobbes parody. The shirt is a collaboration by myself and HULK superfan Steve Yarish.

Steve is best known for his incredible fandom of the Hulk. He is such a big fan, that Marvel writers and artists named a recurring character after him in the comics. Steve also has a bar from one of the Hulk movies named after him. You can get some background on Steve Yarish in this episode of Fanatical:

Steve approached me with the idea for Teefury's March Collaboration Challenge. Being a huge fan of Hulk, comics, and Calvin and Hobbes, I whipped up the design in a few short days. 

Starting at Midnight EST, Monday, March 24, go to to get the shirt for just $11. But after that day, it's gone, gone, gone!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Monster Eating a Sandwich

Drawing I did today of a monster eating a sandwich. No good reason for it. Just wanted o draw a monster...eating a sandwich...with cans tied to his tail.
 Happy New Year!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Recent Fishtown Shirt Designs

I recently did these shirts for sale on my online shop. They're currently sold out, but I aim to put them back up for sale before Summer's end.

One is just a playful take on my home neighborhood:

The other is a nostalgic look at how poor city kids make their own fun. I know Crateball is not exclusive to Fishtown, but it was one of my only fond sports memories growing up. I had more fun throwing a ball at a milk crate than I ever did in an actual playground.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

No Pizza After Midnight - Today Only (Feb 24)

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - Teefury will host Jeffro Kilpatrick's homage to two of the greatest pieces of fiction to come out of the eighties - ninjas who are turtles and gremlins who are...well, gremlins! The shirt will only be for sale for one day at such a low, low price. So please CLICK HERE to go to Teefury's website to grab one!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Georgia's Finest Walker Walking Service on GimmickTees!

GimmickTees will be running my Walking Dead parody shirt "Georgis's Finest Walker Walking Service" until February 17. They may even extend the sale. To buy or look at the shirt, you can CLICK HERE!