@Kyeh Thanks so much! The disco owl was going to be on black, but then last minute I decided I liked purple more (though probably not as popular a color).
I do love cats, but sometimes I make non-cat designs too
You have some great beer shirts, I’m surprised more of them haven’t won. But again I’m partial to your humor. You should make a beer one that when you read it out loud, it says something different. If that makes sense. I have it in my head but can’t explain it well. Oh and voted
@Kyeh@Star2236 It’s all relative. I feel like I’m lucky if it’s once a month or two. There are other artists that seem to win every week. But I just really enjoy the participation, and if I win, even better
@Kyeh No individual as far as I know. Usually it comes down a cease and desist from the copyright owners and the shirts are simply removed from the catalog. I recall a few years ago there was a pretty wide wash of Lord of the Rings designs (parody or not) and several dozen were taken out of print at woot.
But it’s been a good long while since I’ve seen anything like that happen there.
@ACraigL@Kyeh Thanks so much! I really appreciate hearing this!
I tend not to do much pop culture / mashups in general… but then in recent years I also haven’t won much, while many of the those types do
@jasneko I just saw that a cat shirt won the last derby, so there’s hope! Also, where do they show the winners when each week’s derby ends - is there a reveal page, or do they just show up for sale?
And finally - I see that this week is one of those “vote-to-unlock-a-discounted-price” weeks.
@Kyeh Hoping!! The winners show up as the featured shirt of the day after the derby ends, each spot having it’s own day (or at least this is how it used to work?).
How often do they do those “vote to unlock” themes? It’s a little over halfway there…
Shirt-O-Meter derbies are a little random but they usually show up in conjunction with other sales and marketing stunts. Like it might be part of the President’s Week Sale shenanigans. We (the artists) don’t know that these are coming either, so it’s just as much a surprise to us as it is to everyone else.
@Kyeh@narfcake Thank you! Sadly though it came in 3rd, it did not print or get the 3rd place spot due to my sending in the art files by email (before the end of the derby) instead of through the portal. It was a big shock/ disappointment!
@jasneko@narfcake Well, I have no doubt you could make a good complement to that design! So is it a new thing that you have to submit the design through a portal rather than email? Seems so harsh that they wouldn’t give you the chance to just do that once you’d won.