Saul Goodman Productions T-shirt

At long last, a new shirt has been added to our Breaking Bad Homage section of our SpreadShirt shop.  It’s Saul Goodman Productions!!!

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Get yours here, but you better watch out for autograph hounds and paparazzi!

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Jaleeb Caru Interview at SpreadShirt.com

It was November, 2010 when SpreadShirt made the mistake of asking me reasonable questions.  My answers? Nonsense (except the eleven sentence quote from the film Airplane!).

But don’t take my word for it, check out the interview here – http://www.spreadshirt.com/blog/2010/11/02/jaleeb-from-lol-productions-does-an-lol-interview/

FYI: They required an update to the url of my store this year.  It’s now lolproductions.spreadshirt.com, please alert your relatives and local politicians.

Art Thieves Swipe My Dumb Cologne / Fart Shirt, Sell on Amazon!

The thievery of shirt designs is rampant.  I base this only on how many of my items are being sold by others.  Today I came across two retailers selling this rediculous Drakkar & Farts shirt I conceived of over 25 years ago (available in my parody shop).

Drakkar-compIf you’ve not a longtime reader of this blog (meaning, you’re not me), please allow me to restate that I know I’m no Picasso Da Vinci and that in most cases I’m able to gaurnetee that it was my work that was lifted by the mistakes I made when designing them.

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For more info on a few previous incidents, see this whiney post.   Original stupid Fart Shirt Announcement here.

More Breaking Bad Shirts!!!


BOGDAN HEAD

Available at our Breaking Bad Inspired Tee Shop.

 

I.F.T. Tee

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Perhaps if Ted Beneke of Beneke Fabricators hadn’t leased that car or if Huell (of sleeps standing up) wasn’t reasonably perusing that “Pretty Nooks” issue of Traditional Home or if Saul had a better A Team then none of this would’ve happened.

But no matter how you slice the orange, [Spoiler Alert for 2010] Skylar F•cked Ted. Available at the Tees by LOL Shop.

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Haters Gonna Swipe!

Since most of my shirts are products / places / things from shows and films, I’m never under the impression that I’ll be the only one doing a particular tee.  Since I’m a video editor and not a designer or artist, I never expect I’ll be doing the most well “drawn.”

However, I never expected shirt companies to take something I’ve done and sell it as their own.

Vamonos Pest Control

Most companies only took the bug portion of the drawing but some just sell the EXACT design.

Since I did this shirt [Vamonos Pest Control] after the first time the fictitious company was shown on Breaking Bad, I didn’t have a great source image to trace (which I do when attempting to replicate an existing element to incorporate into a design).  Since I’m not a professional artist, there are some unique details in the shirt (mistakes) that no one would have intentionally done.  The oddest part of this is that other people have done the bug design better than me, but their’s haven’t been appropriated.

BTW, I haven’t included any comparison images because I don’t want to increase the frequency they show up in searches, but look a the one above and imagine the exact same thing (for the the bug, at least).

Gray Matter

Given the nature of the types of shirts I make, I’m not unaware of the irony of crying about copyright infringement when 90% of my stuff is at least inspired by another’s intellectual property but at least I have the respect to take the time to modify and alter and re-draw the element and make something different with it.

Madrigal

Here’s the list of companies to date that took my rendering and have been selling shirts and other items with my drawing of the drawing from the truck on the TV Show on them: Crowne Apparel, Cinefilia Camesetas, (both of whom literally used the entire design), Mean Fellas, Degenerate Clothing, Front Room Cinema,  3D Supply, Texlab, ShirtCity and Futbolk.uk.

Mike Ehrmantraut

At this point, I’ve only contacted a company about the Crowne Apparel design as they took the entire design and sell it on the same print to order shop as mine.  The other one’s don’t really bother me too much, I just think they’re sort of stupid for not stealing one of the better renderings of the bug.

I’m just happy some people buy the shirts I make (for myself. first and foremost) and enjoy them.

In other news; all Breaking Bad related shirt I’ve made and will make will now also appear in their own shop at the Breaking Bad Inspired Redbubble Page.

Heisenberg 2.0

The original Breaking Bad title slate looked all like…

Original Breaking Bad Logo

So I was all…

Heisenberg 1 Punto 0

But then just after Season 1 (or something, feel free to correct me), they was all…

Current Breaking Bad Logo

So now, years later, I’m like…

Heisenberg 2.0

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