I'm really excited to announce the 2014 Pinball at the Zoo (http://pinballatthezoo.com/) T-shirt art, illustrated BY ME! (Click image to enlarge)
I’ve been working with Kevin Ketchum, Pinball at the Zoo’s Director, on this design for a few weeks now and we’re just about ready to print these puppies. Here's a digital mock-up:
Kevin pretty much let me do whatever the heck I wanted. I even managed to convince him to try printing a few ladies T’s. (Aanother digital mock-up):
Once printed, shirts will be $15 (+$5 shipping). However, for the next 24 hours, you can pre-order yours for a 10% discount ($13.50 + $4.50 Shipping) and ensure that you get your desired size. Pre-orders are available for the next 24 hours on my website here:
EDIT (02/11/14 morning): Overseas orders, please add an additional $10 for shipping. Thanks for asking, guys! (Wasn't expecting this much overseas interest. SO COOL!
EDIT 2 (02/11/14 noon-ish): Just realizing the need for larger sizes (and increased cost). Guys and gals, please add $2 for XXL. Men’s sizes get a little bigger: $4 for XXXL, and $6 for XXXXL. (Sorry big guys! I feel bad doing this, but the base cost of the shirt actually goes up by a little more than that, so I’m doin’ what I can.)
EDIT 3 (02/12/14 morning): The 24-hour discount pre-order has finished and the paypal button is disabled. Many thanks to all the pinsiders who have trusted us with your pre-order money and made this project a lot easier to get started. I can't wait to send you these shirts and see all that Kelly Green walking around the exhibit hall floor.
EDIT 4 (02/12/14 morning): The suggestion and interest in creating an event flyer/poster with my illustration has been mentioned on this thread several times. Kevin (PatZ Director) and I are discussing how that might come to light. Check back on this thread for updates in the next 1-3 days. Thanks again for your overwhelming support of my work and Pinball at the Zoo.
Disclaimer: Images shown are approximations and colors may vary slightly.
Pre-thanks for placing your pre-order! Take care, Pinsiders, and I hope to see you in Kalamazoo!
Elephant Eater Comics
Edit 5 (02.14.14 morning): After reading through all your flattering comments here, it seems like there is enough demand for prints of my 2014 PatZ illustration. Kevin (PatZ CPO - Chief Pinball Officer) and I have been discussing your poster requests over the past couple of days and we've come up with a couple of different options. Head over here to get the full scoop: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/2014-pinball-at-the-zoo-poster Thanks for your continued interest and support, guys!
Edit 6 (02.14.14 afternoon): Just to assure the pre-order folks we aren't sitting on your money, I just received some cell-phone pics from my former university student who is taking great care in printing your shirts. Pretty exciting! Can't wait to get them, put one on, and start shipping. Thanks again for making this happen, guys and gals!
Edit 7 (02.15.14 morning): I've been getting some concerned PM's wondering if the chance to get one of these shirts is gone. Definitely not! The pre-order is over, but we will definitely have more for ppl to purchase. Once I receive the shipment, fulfill all the pre-orders, and take some decent product photos, I'll get online ordering up and running. I'd estimate two or three weeks for all that to happen. Keep an eye on this shirt thread and I'll be sure to announce when regular orders will be accepted right here.
Edit 8 (02.23.14 evening): I've been packaging the 50+ orders over the past week and plan on shipping them out Tuesday when they are all ready to go. The shirts look great, the printer really did a fantastic job with them, and I can't wait for you to receive them.
Edit 9 (02.25.14 afternoon): Just got back from the post office with my 8-month-old son where we walked in with about 50 packages of T-shirts and walked out with a receipt almost 6-feet long!
Domestic orders will likely have their shirts by the end of the week. International orders, a little longer. I can't wait for you guys to get these things. Remember, PICTURES OR THEY DIDN'T ARRIVE!!! Ha-ha!
Edit 10 (03.19.14 evening): If you were one of the folks who was interested in these shirts but missed the pre-order, fret not! Online ordering is now available on my website:
Thanks again for all your support, guys and gals!
Edit 11 (04.08.14 morning): Since this design has been getting some notice, Pinball at the Zoo (PatZ) Director, Kevin Ketchum, and I thought it’d be fun to do a signing at the show. So you can find me behind the PatZ admissions table at the end of the month. Here are the specifics:
Ryan Claytor (2014 Pinball at the Zoo Artist) Signing
Friday of Pinball at the Zoo
2-3pm on April 25th, 2014
Kalamazoo County Expo Center
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
I’ll be happy to sign any of the PatZ schwag with my design on it, or any of my non-pinball artwork and books as well. I'd love to meet some of you guys in person, so if you're around on Friday please stop by and say hello!
Edit 12 (04.24.14 afternoon): I'm putting the original event artwork for PatZ 2014 up for auction this Saturday. Just finished double-matting and framing it and, I gotta say, it looks pretty amazing. Here's a thread with a little more info, followed by some pictures: