As a designer, I love getting those little emails that say, “Congratulations! You just sold a design on XXXXXX”. That “DoNotReply” form letter is a welcome sight in the world of email. It means that I produced something that someone else found to be good enough to buy. It’s a validation of my efforts at being an entrepreneur.
Here it is... my interview day from The 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
What makes you so angry? Or is that all rumor.My pants are too tight and I don’t get enough fiber. Kidding.
I am a big ball fluff in real life, most of the time. ‘Mongo Angry…’, the blog started as a war cry against the ridiculousness that has become pop culture these days. Remakes, adaptations, and a lack of original thought in Hollywood and the media has made this child of the 80s rise up and shake his meat hook at them. Shirts were kind of a byproduct of trying to express my love for dying childhood memories.
Tell us more about the person behind Angry Mongo!Oh, that’s all boring stuff. It’s the same old story; actor turned bartender turned corporate lackey who turned a silly idea into a pretty decent side business. For realsies, I live in the suburbs outside Pittsburgh with my wife and daughter, hold down a desk job by day, and by night wreak havoc on the Internet with a mouse and a basic grasp of third grade English.
Is there a particular design you are most happy with that you have created?Oh, now, I love all my children equally. *wink* Actually, the latest, Riverbottom Nightmare Band, is particularly gratifying in that I took a considerable amount of time on it. I am admittedly, not a good artist and I didn’t cheat or use tricks to achieve the look. That was down-to-the-pixel-level clicking that took a lot of late nights to finish.
Do you have any designs soon to be released in 2012?I’m still trying to gather a few more ideas for a line of designs called ‘Brews of the Bard’ which will combine my love of Shakespeare with a fictional line of beers.
What designs have you created recently?Flash 2.0 and Silly Walk Sign are the latest but I’ll probably crank out a couple more before the year’s end.
If you could win any t-shirt from the brands involved in this giveaway who would you pick?Any one of those awesome brands would be a win in my book.
Who are your favourite friends on Twitter?I have friends? Did you know about this? Why doesn’t anyone tell me these things? Seriously, I have a lot of great ones that have been quick to reply or RT a lot of stuff. I see no need to bring them down to my level by naming them. They’ve suffered enough.
What present do you want Santa to bring you this Xmas?Some talent.
Last year, I joined 11 other shirt and apparel designers to give away a shirt a day plus stocking stuffers. It was a blast to be a part of such a great group of people. If I haven't said it before the design community has been fantastic and welcoming to this old schmoe. I am just as excited this year, if not more so, because there are 4x the amount of indie shirt brands and more prizes to give out. Here's the list from the Tee Gazette's official announcement.
- 48 indie t-shirt brands;
- 4 surprise event participants;
- 12 lucky tee winners;
- 2 lucky bonus winners;
- 12 days of winning;
- over $1000 USD in prizes!
- There will be ONE winner each day;
- Each daily winner will receive a prize pack of 4 t-shirts;
- Each daily giveaway will be open for 24 hours, beginning at 12AM PST and ending at 11:59PM PST;
- Winner(s) will be announced shortly after the daily giveaway ends;
- 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE – Anyone, anywhere can enter;
- There will be a TOTAL of 12 lucky tee winners, each winning a prize pack of 4 themed tees;
- Winner(s) have 24 hours to claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will need to be picked
- Comments via TTG
Includes Shark or Clownfish and infra-red controller
Use Code ZBLACKFRIDAY to save on the following:
Cards, Invites, Wrapped
Canvas, Calendars, Mobile Cases, Ornaments,
Necklaces, AND Keychains!
Get a jump on Black Friday with what I’ve called White Friday!
Puss in Boots iPhone Case 50% off
Winter is Coming shirts – 50% off
We Are The 99% at 50% off
Deathly Hallows iPad Cases 50% off
Nothing Beats a Pittsburgh Girl Shirt 50% off
It was a great week for Mongoween. I had lots of great tweets and posts about Halloween and the winner has been contacted and the prize pack is in the mail.
Congratulations to Allison Saurino who tweeted her entry. She will get her ghoulish prizes by Friday.
- MacReady’s BBQ Apron for cooking up aliens, flamethrower optional.
- A Silver Shamrock keychain. Just don’t wear the mask when you see the commercial.
- This Is Not a Horcrux mug. Yes, I’ve may have given a part of my soul for a cup of coffee in the morning but that doesn’t mean it has to be destroyed.
- $20 Gift card to Skreened. You can use online or at their store in Columbus, OH.
- Killer Klowns From Outer Space DVD.
- Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary of Thriller (CD+DVD).
- The usual creepy crawly extras.
- ???? It’s a surprise!
- ???? Another surprise!
Just answer the question, "What's your favorite scary movie?"
- Comment in the comment section answering the question.
- Like MAMS on Facebook and comment on the appropriate post answering the question.
- OR Tweet, “I’m entering the #Mongoween giveaway for chance to win a bunch of treats http://bit.ly/nuthVQ”
UPDATE: Due to a shipping snafu, Killer Klowns DVD will be delayed. I apologize 1000 times over. However, I want to get the bulk of the prize pack to the lucky winner out by Monday and to make amends, I'm throwing another DVD into the mix as a bonus. In fact, one of the entries sparked the idea. After all, what's better than having one killer clown movie to give away?
But, perhaps Darth doesn't lose his touch of the blues and eventually, on his death bed he decides it's time for one last jam session...
So.... we had an earthquake on the East Coast, which rarely happens. I totally missed the shaking but my wife called me at work to ask if I had felt it. It was a 5.8 magnitude quake in Virginia.
People as far North as Boston and as far West as Michigan felt the tremors due to how shallow the quake struck.
Being a Pittsburgher, the typical response was, "Did Yinz Feel That?" So, now there's a shirt for the occassion.
Here's a problem for all you Muggles out there.
How do you make a Harry Potter shirt sell in a world where sites have multiple tees with the same design?
Well, if you find out the answer, let me know. Until then, I give you two of my own takes on the Harry Potter series. "Not A Horcrux" and "The Deathly Hallows."
I've never actually watched House and have only seen a few of the Re-Animator movies, but I thought they needed to be on a shirt together, Cthulhu be damned. So... I give you a mash up of Drs. House and West.