September 14, 2012

Fuzzy Friday: Real-Life Aussie Fox & Hound Makes Me Squee!

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(Via Daily Picks And Flicks)

Have an awesome weekend, guys!

January 6, 2012

Fuzzy Friday: Say Hi Again to Penelope!

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I know, I know! She was the subject of the LAST Fuzzy Friday post… but she’s so awesome! SEE?! This is seriously all she wants to do — even when I feed her, she looks back and forth from the dish to me, like she’s conflicted about whether she wants food or to continue being petted. Kitty delight!

Also, we’re still a couple months away from our annual SPCA fundraiser, so if you have the cash and the inclination, please make a donation to Tamar over at I Have Cat, one of our fave kitty-blogs, in the form of purchasing one of the magnets at her online shop. 100% of the profits from each sale go to helping her cover the vet & food bills of Max, a handsome senior cat whom she’s fostering until he can be re-homed (his family of FOURTEEN YEARS gave him up due to “allergies”! If it takes 14 years for you to figure out you have an allergy, yer doin’ it wrong.) Anyway, say hi to Max:

Also definitely check out Tamar’s blog, as well as her Facebook page, for fun fuzzy pix and tales of her escapades with her feline roomies:)

Have a great weekend, guys!

January 4, 2012

Label News: Everything Old Is New Again

Wow, sorry for the radio internet-silence; the holidays can do that to a guy. And by “that” I mean “crawl into a cave for weeks at a time with nothing to keep him company but his wife, cats, and copious amounts of fattening food and booze”.

Speaking of cats, remember this cutie from our last chat? Well, she just had her surgery on Monday morning and is recuperating nicely in the pillow & blanket nest I made for her in the bathroom. I felt bad sending her under the knife without a name, so she’s officially Penelope, at least as far as the state of Maryland is concerned. More pix will be forthcoming.

Anyway, let me show you what I’ve been working on. First up is a new design documenting the on-going exploits of Fuzz Aldrin, first kitty in space!

Being the enterprising sort, Fuzz decided to make a little scratch doing what he does best, not unlike his bud Victorious Yeti did with his alpine resort. I present to you Fuzz Aldrin’s Astro Camp:

Cyber-high-five to Yuki Shichi, a fan who helped critique an early version of this design months ago and really got me pointed in the right direction. She rocks!

Another cyber-high-five to Victoria Vu, who loved the skull & cross-carrots on the Pirate Bunny jolly roger so much that she asked that it be made into its own shirt. Done and done!

Finally, as I’ve already done with my I’d Rather Be Making Out & Peanut Butter & Jelly Lovers tees, I recently re-designed my Now Accepting Boyfriend Applications and Now Accepting Girlfriend Applications tees. I think they’re way better now:


Well, that’s it for now. I should have some new stuff up in the next couple weeks. Tomorrow we resume our normal diet of booze, weirdness, Japanese robots, and hilarity!

December 23, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: Doing Our Part, One Cutie At A Time

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We met this tiny pile of cute last week on the street near our optometrist and have been fostering her while we wait for her spaying appointment and try to find her a new home. She looks a lot like our cat Oliver, so we’ve thought about naming her Olivia, but I’m trying to hold off on actually calling her that to prevent her from getting confused once she leaves for her forever-home. She’s awesome, and I’ll be posting more pix and video of her in the coming weeks!

Enjoy the holiday, everyone!

October 28, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: Foster Fuzz, Now With 33% More Fuzz!

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Things at the MDSPCA have been a bit up in the air the last few months, at least as far as the foster program goes, as they’ve transitioned from one foster coordinator to another. But happily I got the call yesterday, and am excited to introduce you all to our newest temporary tenants:

As per usual, the provided names left much to be desired; these two girls are half of a four-kitten litter, and every one of them got saddled with a ridiculous food name: Grits, Gravy (pictured above), Cocoa Puff (pictured below), and though I didn’t catch the fourth one’s name yesterday, I imagine it was something like Chicken-Fried Steak. So I’ve renamed the cutie above Buttercup because of the chocolatey and peanut buttery coloring of her fur.

This little one has been tentatively-named Butterscotch because of the markings on her head, but I’m not really feeling it, and am worried about the possible confusion that may arise. I’m thinking I might switch it to Toffey, but maybe I need to just move away from the food-based monikers altogether—think outside the bun, as it were.

Anyway, I’m sure there will be many more pix and vids of these two over the next couple of weeks while we fatten them up for surgery, so be sure to check back soon!

And don’t forget—enter HALLOWEEN10 at checkout through October 31st for 10% off your order(s)!

September 23, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: Fuzz Aldrin Becomes A Real Boy!


I was delighted to get an email yesterday from Elizabeth at Tenth Life, a St. Louis, MO-based cat rescue organization that focuses on treating abused and/or injured stray cats with special needs before adopting them out to forever-homes. A friend of her’s put her in contact with me after seeing my booth at Renegade Handmade a couple weekends ago in Chicago, and she very politely asked if it would be OK to name one of their new admissions after Fuzz Aldrin. Of course it would! 3-D Fuzz is pictured above. He’s had a rough go of it recently; Tenth Life’s vet believes Fuzz was clipped in the leg by a car a couple months back, which causes him to walk with a pronounced limp. So far he seems to be doing well, and following his upcoming neutering and microchipping, Fuzz will be available for adoption in St. Louis. C’mon, Cardinals/Rams/Blues fans—who could turn away a face like that?

To learn more about Tenth Life’s mission and how you can help (even from far away—Cash Rules Everything Around Us!), visit their website, and be sure to check out their video to meet some of their success stories.

August 5, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: Foster Fuzz, Perma-Fuzz, and Random Fuzzy Musings

You may remember I posted pix of my latest litter of fosters a couple weeks ago. Andy was undoubtedly the star of that show—he was the biggest of the three, and, at the time, least-shy. However, he quickly made weight (I like to think of my fosters as high school wrestlers) and had to be taken back to the SPCA for surgery and to be put up for adoption. Unfortunately, Andy’s bro Shane and sister Rosie were quite the lollygaggers when it came to packing on the pounds, so we’ve had them a couple extra weeks, but are due back to the SPCA on Sunday, so I figured now would be a good time to give them the spotlight!

Rosie is a tough little subject to photograph because she’s such a low-contrast little girl with all that black fur, but this one came out OK-ish…

…though this one is pretty awesome. She’s a bit of a talker, but also very much a lap-cat in training. Needless to say, I would love to keep her, but we’re strictly a two-cat household (unless you ask Oliver—I’m pretty sure he wishes Bigby would get the hell out, too.)

Shane, on the other hand, is a ball of grey-and-white energy. I can only take pix of him if he’s on the verge of passing out or just waking up.

That said, he’s pretty awesome. Does not care that Oliver & Bigby are 4 times his size; he will jump on their backs from up high, and has no qualms about running right over to their food dishes while they’re eating to stick his fuzzy face in for a bite.

Finally, the piece de resistance:

Snoozing kitten pic FTW!

Also, I’d be remiss in not sharing a bit of info about this really nebulous art project I’m kinda-sorta working on. It’s all still extremely vague in my own head, but I’m compiling photos of Bigby presenting his balls for a collage of some sort.

Stop laughing! (Actually, no, please to continue.)

Basically, Bigby loves sleeping on his back. And every time I happen upon him like that, I’m compelled to snap a pic of it. It’s simultaneously lewd, hilarious, and adorable:

And this isn’t just a frozen moment of him rolling from one side of this body to another—he lays on his back like this for 5-10 minutes at a time. Sometimes propped against a wall/door/laundry basket, but mostly just in the middle of the floor, flashing his empty kitty-sac at the world. And it cracks me up.

And on that note (and by “note” I mean “with my cat’s balls all up in your grill”), have a great weekend, guys!

July 22, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: Foster Fuzz III—The Search for Fuzz

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We’ve had three very tiny visitors with us the last two and a half weeks: Andy (grey), Shane (grey & white) and Rosie (black & white, not pictured). Andy made weight earlier this week, so he’s since had his surgery and gone up for adoption, but Shane & Rosie are still boppin’ around the studio. I’ll have more pix next week, including some of Rosie—those little black kittens are tough because they’re so low-contrast! I’ll see if I can catch her in some good light.

Andy hanging out watching some news.

Andy (left) and Shane (right) settling in for a lap-nap.

Andy sunning himself in the window.

All three kittens were EXTREMELY shy and skittish when I first brought them home, but they’re very well-socialized now and are going to make great companions for whoever adopts them. Even Oliver and Bigby have cut down on their attempts to eat them!

Have a great weekend guys, and if you’re looking for something to do in Baltimore Sunday morning, I’ll be sellin’ my wares at the Sonar flea market next to the I-83 underpass farmers market. DJ sets, bloodies, and mimosas for shoppers—not to mention my awesome shirts and…BELTS! Be the first to grab a new Ex-Boyfriend belt before they go up on the website! And as if that wasn’t enough to entice you, I’ll also be slingin’ stuff to the crowd at Otakon July 29-31. Come for the cosplay, stay for the Ex-Boyfriend!

June 10, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: Foster Fuzz, June 2011 Edition

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Say hi to Oliver, the fuzzy patriarch of Ex-Boyfriend HQ, and his four newest charges: Chester, Piper, Cleo, and Captain Fuzzyboots.

Have a great weekend!

May 6, 2011

Fuzzy Friday: New Design, and KITTENS!

First things first: many thanks to awesome artist D. Billy for his help in getting this design done. I had a bit of a blockage when I started it, and was trying to force it to be something it wasn’t. He talked me off the ledge, and inadvertently inspired me to steal a bit of his style to take it in a different direction to complete it. You should really check out his work here.

Now, onto the shirt. Here’s a close-up of the art:

Check it out on an actual shirt!

Now, without further ado, on to the kittens! These tiny balls of adorable were guests of ours for a few weeks until they’d beefed up enough to get adopted out at the MD SPCA. Say hello to Heidi and her brood, Biff, Cali, Gorby, Gary & Pepper!

Have a great weekend, guys! And if any of you are in or are going to be in the Philadelphia area with some time to kill next Saturday or Sunday, stop by the Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing to meet me at my booth—I’d love to meet you guys! :-)

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