Friend of the site Stylin Online has launched a Kickstarter project along with B’lockhouse (aka Josh Blaylock of Devils Due fame) to produce a new artist based T-Shirt line called Artist Alley Tees. They have gotten the project up and running already, with artwork and test runs done (artists paid), but are looking to Kickstarter to see if there is demand for a wider production run.
From the Kickstarter page:
ARTIST ALLEY TEES is a simple concept. We pick the comic artists you love, give them some themes that are all the current rage, and set them loose designing their own tees.
For this inaugural launch we have Zombies, Robots and yup, giant “Kaiju” monsters!
We envision an apparel brand where in the future you’ll be able to find AA Tees at the convention table of your favorite artist, at our own comic-con booths, and online. But after each run, when shirts are gone they’re gone, just like a limited edition variant cover.
The initial round of artists include Art Baltazar, K. Lynn Smith, Nei Ruffino, Phil Hester, and Tim Seeley. This isn’t like some of the parody / mash up / one a day sites out there. Seems to be more artist focused with larger print runs and available longer, even if limited. Bagging and boarding the shirts is a nice touch too IMO.
Check out full details over at Kickstarter, and support if you dig it!