Friday, October 1, 2010
"We Belong Alive" Bride of Frank for FRIGHT-RAGS!!
The mysterious BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN design I'd been working on recently can finally be revealed. FRIGHT-RAGS unleashed the design on an unsuspecting public this morning and they are apparently completely sold out of their first run!! Preorders are available, though, so don't let that stop you! The shirt is available all through the month of October only! ORDER HERE, PLEASE.
FRIGHT-RAGS came to me with the idea for the design in order to raise funds for a friend of theirs who is fighting breast cancer and to raise awareness of the cause. I could neither say no to that, nor to the chance do draw such a classic movie character in a send-up pose (it's a rip on the old Janet Jackson Rolling Stone magazine cover, in case you weren't aware).
FRIGHT-RAGS has been on my radar for quite a while now, as they put out some really cool shirts. I've got another design with them that should be revealed shortly, but I am the proud owner of several shirts of theirs already, and I plan to keep buying as long as they keep putting out wicked designs. Hopefully mine won't stand out too badly from their usual high-quality designs.
I'm including one of the concept sketches which featured a towering FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER behind the BRIDE. I thought it was amusing and made sense, as there's no way big ol' Frankie could conceal himself behind his Bride, but the idea was shot down in favor of keeping it as close to the original source image as possible. Understandable, and the result turned out very nice, I think. I also went a bit overboard in my bold, eye-searing color choices for some of my color roughs, which was also shot down in favor of a much more subdued scheme keeping true to BoF's black and white roots.
And here's the info from the website about the design and where its proceeds are going:
"I just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to my friend Leisha.
She is 34 years old, a mom to two young boys, and currently battling a
serious and aggresive breast cancer.
Over a year ago, her husband lost his job - and therefore they lost their insurance too. This is part of the reason why the cancer is so advanced- because no one would see her, to help her find out if something was really wrong. Leisha finally found some great doctors who would see her - and they helped her find a medical plan that would could help- but her battle is just beginning, and she’s struggled so much already.
Leisha started chemotherapy in May (you can see the shunt which delivers
the medication in the picture, on her chest, to her right)- and she has lost her hair, which you can see was quite long and beautiful. She still has a year left of treatment, and meanwhile her and her husband still face the challenge of paying their bills and taking care of their children.
So for the month of October, we will be selling this exclusive limited t-shirt -
and all proceeds will be donated to Leisha and her family.
Leisha’s wish is that everyone who might hear her story, never ever give up on seeking help and detecting the disease early with regular check ups, breast exams and if recommended, mammograms. Often times younger people can be dismissed by doctors or dismiss warnings themselves- believing that it is too soon to worry…it is never too soon to save your life!"