Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Website Look Version 3.0

Just published the newest version of the almighty Vintage 66 Graphics website, although bear in mind that it is still in beta mode, meaning there are still some elements that need fine tuned. The portfolio and the store are both functional, but still under construction as well, nevertheless, everything is moving along.


Friday, July 24, 2009

FunnyT-shirt: You Should See Me Naked!

After years of drawing nude models and hanging out in strip clubs (in my younger, wealthier years) I've become pretty comfortable with the human body in all its shapes, sizes and adornments, so I'm simultaneously stymied, amused and greatly irritated by the puritanical paradox that is our American culture. I mean we're bombarded by hundreds, if not thousands T & A images every stinkin' day, through print, television and the internet, but if woman dares to breastfeed her child in a public place rather than some filthy restroom . . . Heaven's to Murgatroyd! Call the Nipple Police! Okay, granted, we are getting much better about that, but what really chaps my ass is that through those same venues we see just as many images and depictions of violence, also on a daily basis. Seriously, I'll take exposed areolae over a lake of blood any day of the week.

Anyway, not too long ago I was involuntarily part of a humorous nakey incident at the local swimming hole. It's rather a long story, but it boils down to this, a little old Asian lady—and I find it that much more hilarious that she didn't seem to speak any English— wandered into the wrong dressing room at the pool and saw me quite naked. And by that I mean full frontal! I was in the shower, rinsing the shampoo out of my hair at the time, so she had a complete unobstructed view, not to mention a little animation by the scrubbing action, if you know what I mean. The funniest part to me is when I imagine the conversation at her family's dinner table later that night:

What did you do today, Grandma?

Oh, I did a little gardening, had lunch with the girls, then I went to the pool.
. . . Oh, and I saw a big dorky white guy naked.

Grandma! How does this keep happening?!

So, in honor of all this nonsense and silliness, I offer the You should See Me Naked! T-shirt, which does double duty, incidentally, depending on your mindset, it's either blatant boasting, or self depreciating sarcasm, or perhaps even a little of both.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Deed is Done: Evil Virgin Closed

I received my final check from Cafepress last week, and have now closed down my CP T-shirt shop, Evil Virgin Tees. Since the filthy bastards no longer have my money, or any other hold over me, this post was originally planned as something of a ranting exposé on the greedy business practices of CafePress and why it sucks to do business with them. However, I've since decided that my time and energy can be better utilized elsewhere, such as re-working my website & portfolio. And I've also signed up with Squidoo recently, so there should be some nifty lenses coming soon. Having said all that, I would definitely caution anyone who is considering opening a shop with CafePress to review other fulfillment services, such as Zazzle. Another option would be to stab yourself in the ass with a meat fork—it will feel the same, but wont be quite such a violation. Okay, my rant is over . . . for now.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

A New Look For July!

I've got some new things brewing here at the V66G blog. I just finished up the preliminary new header, but I'll probably be tweaking it from time to time, before I put it on the actual website, although i think I may try it out on my Zazzle Shop. I'm also trying a new color scheme black & red are the same, but I'm using white instead of cream. Golly kids, I reckon that's about it for news here.

Have a safe and sane 4th of July, and don't forget, lots of water and sunscreen, its going to be a scorcher.