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14 March 2007 @ 01:32 pm
The well dressed comic  
Alas, poor Dicebox Process Journal. How I've neglected you, much to my regret and against my will. And this is just a prelude to a hope to return to it on a more regular basis.

As folks have been loving the t-shirts of the latest scene of Dicebox, I thought I'd show the designs at a larger size and show their inspiration and source.

First, the Holy Artichoke on Mare's shirt:

I'm not sure exactly what inspired this idea, I imagine it's partly due to Artichoke Music which I past every day on my way to work. And it was another store on Hawthorne that inspired the final color palette for the design and shirt, Powell's Books for Home and Garden:

And then there's the art on Molly's shirt

Which I didn't draw but merely colored. The source of the illustration is my new favorite Dover Book, Medieval Life Illustrations. I found this book while browsing Powell's Books on Burnside, killing time with Kip before meeting some folks for dinner. It was actually this illustration—

—that provoked me to buy the book as a source of random t-shirt art to use in Dicebox. And I will use the above illustration somewhere at some point, because how can I resist a portrayal of a medical cure that requires you to put toads on your face.

unrendered on March 14th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh right, that's whay i do it... it's a medical cure. Really.
dicebox on March 15th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
wouldn't be the weirdest thing you've done
Uh. huh.
stutefish on March 14th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)

I love both of those designs. I want one of each, please!
dicebox on March 15th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Duly noted!
blackbyrd2 on March 14th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of Dover books, especially as it concerns medieval art. I've got their knotwork book, which is essentially a big coloring book of stencils drawn from the Book of Kells. I use it for woodcarving guidance. :)
dicebox on March 15th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Dover books make me happy. I'm glad Powells has such a large selection to browse.
north_of_now on April 11th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
I want a holy artichoke t-shirt!

My room mate brought back a feast of artichokes left over from her family's Easter dinner, and we all heartily concluded that the artichoke is the pomegranate of the vegetable kingdom.
dicebox on May 10th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oooo! A pomegranate shirt... (and I quite agree)
beadattitude on May 9th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
I do love the artichoke t-shirt. You really do make some very cool clothing for this comic. I've particularly enjoyed seeing Molly in clothing that flatters a generously curved woman.

And Griffen's coat. ::kisses fingers::
jemale on May 10th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I'm glad you feel Molly's clothes flatter her--she's actually fun to dress.

And, yes, Griffen's coat--people are going to miss it when it goes way...
beadattitude on May 10th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
I want a skirt, actually, like the one that has squarish "slits" up the sides and attractively covers the parts of a generous woman's legs that are apt to be more jiggly. :D

You're going to do something to that coat, aren't you? Poor Griffin! She loves her nice things sooo much!
dicebox on May 10th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
And, yeah, I'm "jemale" as well--I sometimes forget to login appropriately.