Here… It looks REALLY good!
And speaking of damp passages, dark, narrow stairs, and Gothic horror (that is NOT Harry Potter related) check out Daniel Radcliff in The Woman in Black. (He looks like Hugh Jackman) 🙂
And it only took me 10 months to complete.
Yes, blame them. None of this can possibly be any of my fault.
BTW: Coming soon: The Bronte & The ABC’s of Austen prints
The first shirt is off to the printers. It’s only a sample run basically to see their quality and see if I want to continue on with them. I’ve already found another printer who I think I would rather work with, so it’s all pretty much up in the air right now.
Here’s a sneak peek. Not to worry, I have others up my sleeve.
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At first, I was also considering saying Derbyshire instead of Pemberley, but that’s hardly special in a Jane Austen kind of way–and also having the last line read: all I got was this wretched t-shirt, but it would have thrown off the kerning.
BTW: The alternate text for this shirt (for Bronte lovers) will be: Somebody took a governess position at Thornfield Hall and got a mad wife into the bargain. (or similar).
(Is it Hall or Manor? I never can remember.
How do you like the manor house graphic? I drew it myself (although you really can’t see the detail at this size). It’s not Chatsworth nor is it Lyme Park, but it is in Derbyshire (and the silhouette is virtually correct). Of those who guess correctly, your name goes into the hat to win the shirt! If no one guesses correctly, I’ll draw all names and choose a winner that way. So tell your Austen friends to drop by.
I hope I haven’t made it too hard; there will be more contests with other designs in the coming weeks!!
Well, he doesn’t actually need love as we all love him, but I wanted to show him MY love.
For all those who expressed an interest on the t-shirt front, I am working on it. I have decided against Cafe Press but have found another online printer. As soon as I get my sample shirt back and if I like the quality, I will post ordering information.
I can only do one design for now. Based on its success, it will be used to finance more designs. Naturally, if it is a flop, then nothing will follow. Now, the only thing that remains is to decide which design will go first. I know several of you like the Willoughby shirt, but I can not imagine that there are enough Willoughby fans to generate financing capital. That leaves me with Darcy.
A Darcy shirt will probably sell better than most. Unfortunately, I don’t, as yet, have a proper Mr. Darcy design and I can not image that my Brontë readers would exactly want to wear the Mr Rochester vs Mr. Darcy shirt. 🙂 I’ll try to come up with a resonable Rochester and/or Heathcliff shirt (or, just to be completely snarky, a St. John Rivers shirt).