Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ghost Auction for Waterwheel

It's time once again for a December blog auction. This will be for a custom zippered Ghost Hoodie, size XL. There were only 5 of these made total, and I have saved this one for auction. 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Waterwheel Foundation. I think that this exact thing happened, just last year.

The garment is a Gildan 9.3 oz., 50% cotton/50% polyester preshrunk fleece full zip hooded sweatshirt (YKK metal zipper). The color is sport grey, and the size is XL. The full graphic appears on the back, and the front features a smaller ghost with the text "I'd Call Him Instead".

We're going to keep things very simple and keep the auction here on this blog, rather than pay a fee through another auction service. Please either sign into your Google account, or provide us with an email address when you post your bid in the comments section below. The auction will run until Monday Dec 17th. (12/17/12) at 6pm EST. This should give me a chance to put it in the mail  before Christmas. (Please understand I cannot guarantee that USPS will deliver this by the 24th). The winner should be ready to PayPal the winning amount to me when the auction has ended. I will transfer the donation directly to the Waterwheel Foundation.

Bid in the comments section below. Let's make the starting bid $40.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reba 2.0 Shirts

The Reba design has been revamped for another pre-order run. This 2.0 version features a round version similar to the Reba pin that was released a couple of years ago. The design also features a "battle worn" distressing. The print is a one color red on sport grey. I will be using Gildan garments for this run. All garments used are a 90/10 cotton blend. If you have any questions as to the specific size charts, please Google the style numbers below.

Short Sleeves - Gildan style 2000
Long Sleeves - Gildan style 2400
Ladies - Gildan style 64000L
Hoodies - Gildan style 18500 

Reba 2.0

****IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING... We will only print what is ordered. I allow for a few extras after each run, but to guarantee your size and style, place your order now. Please correct your Paypal address before ordering. If I change an address, Paypal no longer protects me, so please do this before you order. Also, your shipping confirmation will be sent to the email address you ordered from.  
The shirts will begin shipping about 10-14 days after the orders close. Orders close on Dec. 4th, so I expect these to ship out to you before Christmas.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Sale

Check out the deals on some of this years pins and posters. The sale runs until Sunday, or until items sell out. There are limited quantities of each item up for sale.

Bader Field Poster/Pin Combo
Get a Bader Field poster and pin with shipping included for $15!
Poster is a 3 color screen print on warm white paper, measuring 8 x 15 inches, signed and numbered. Pin is hard enamel with 2 posts, stamped and numbered. LE of 100 on each.
Shipped in 3 in. Yazoo Mills heavy duty tube.

sale ended

Deer Creek 2012 Poster
Get a Deer Creek poster with shipping included for $12!
Poster is a 4 color screen print on Black paper, measuring 8 x 15 inches. Signed and numbered in silver ink. LE run of 100.
Shipped in 3 in. Yazoo Mills heavy duty tube.
sale ended

Kuroda Pins
Get 2 silver Kuroda pins for $10 with shipping included!
Pins are stamped silver metal reading "A laser pointer doesn't make you Chris Kuroda". The pins are double posted, stamped with the Jiggs logo, numbered (1-100) and measure 1.5" in length.

sale ended

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Whalecallers Return

Another often requested shirt, the Whalecaller is back for another round.  3 color front design on Metro Blue (approximate for other garments).  Those familiar with our pre-order formula know we only print what is ordered. We cannot offer exchanges. Please, no special orders.

I will be using Gildan products on this run. Please Google search the following style numbers for any questions on sizing. Short Sleeves -2000  (tall sizes are navy), Long Sleeves - 2400, Ladies 64000L - navy (soft fit) , Hoodies - 18500. The color will be a metro blue or navy for ladies, hoodies and long sleeves.

Orders are open until Sunday, October 21st. Remember, we only print what is ordered, so get your request in now. Shirts will ship roughly 10 days after the orders close. By ordering you agree to the above post. For updates on the order, please follow the Facebook or Twitter account.

A few short sleeves left over HERE!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Twist Around - Again!

Twist Around shirts have returned for a limited time. Inspired by the county fair ride, these Twist shirts feature a 3 color front/3 color back design. The colors on the example are approximate. The spinning Tilt -a- Whirl car will be smaller and centered between the shoulder blades on the back of the shirt. Those familiar with our pre-order formula know we only print what is ordered. Previously offered for Summer 2011, there will now be options for Long Sleeve and Hoodies.

I will be using Gildan products on this run. Please Google search the following style numbers for any questions on sizing. Short Sleeves - 5000 (tall sizes are sport grey only), Long Sleeves - 2400, Ladies 64000L (soft fit), Hoodies - 18500. The color will be a light/sky blue.

Orders will close on Sunday October 7th. - Shirts will ship approximately 10 days after that.

Orders are closed.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Another Round of Kuroda Shirts

It's time again for another round of Kuroda shirts. This time, there will be a couple of new twists. There will be options for long sleeve as well as hoodies. And, similar to the pin version released earlier this year...there will also be four ink choices: The original green, purple, red and white.

Charcoal Gray with choice of 4 ink colors

These will be pre-order only. We will only print what is ordered. The order period will be open until Sunday, Sept 23rd. It will take approximately 10 days from that point to get your shirt(s). No special orders, please.

Please correct your address in PayPal before ordering. You will need to cancel and replace your order with a correct address. PayPal doesn't protect the shipper if I have to edit the address.

I will be using Gildan for these garments. Please Google these garment numbers (i.e Gildan 2400) for questions about sizing. Short Sleeve (2000), Long Sleeve (2400), Ladies (64000L), and Hoodies (18500). Sizes run from S to 3XL and XL Tall - 3XL Tall  (2000T). Tall sizes are available in Sport grey only. All garments are 100% preshrunk cotton, except for Hoodies (50/50 blend) and Talls (90/10 blend).

By ordering, you have read and agree to the above post. The shirts will not be shipped until approx. 10 days after orders close.
Don't forget to choose your ink color!

Orders are closed.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Colorado 2012 Poster - Metal Edition

I'd like to introduce a short run of seven posters screen printed on metal. The four color screen print is coated with a clear acrylic to prevent flaking or scratching. The "posters" will be slightly longer than the 1st edition, but the same width (8 x15).  The edges and corners of the metals have been sanded down smooth.

We are very happy with the finished product. The Print Monkey completed the printing and finishing on these this week. These will be signed on Saturday in Denver. There will be three of these available. These will not be listed for sale on the website. Please contact me at if you are interested in obtaining one of these.

For more detailed pictures, see the listing for the poster on Expresso Beans.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Colorado 2012 Poster Process

Finished art.
It was a challenge trying to capture the industry of Commerce City in a fun way. The idea of turning a factory into a reel to reel came out of some other doodles for this one.The smoke actually happened by accident, which is always nice.

First reel to reel sketch
The last elements to come together on this one were the loudspeaker and the pipes. At that point I think the idea was floated to try and use a metallic copper to pull off a realistic color. I am excited to see how that comes out.

Follow along with this post as the posters get printed. I will post updates here during the process as I get them.

Only 50 are being made available for online sales.

Finished smokestack

Early composition ideas / Loudspeaker sketch

Close up of loudspeaker drawing

Down the pipes
More transparencies!
Ink colors against a sample of the paper stock.

First color going down.



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bader Poster Giveaway!

Time for another give away. This time in poster form. This weekend Bader Field posters are $15 bucks shipped, but you can get one for free by participating in the Twitter give away. The rules are very simple.

Just tweet the message below exactly as it is without quotes. That's it! A random Twitter winner will be selected from the tweets at 9pm tonight EST. And the winner will get a Bader Field poster shipped tomorrow! Good luck!

"Bader Field posters are $15 bucks *shipped this weekend from @jiggslikesphish!"

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Oklahoma City Recon

Since this is Phish's first time at the Zoo Amphitheater, as well as their first time in Oklahoma, I thought we could take a look at some recon photos, talk about the unique history of this venue, and put up some links for folks not familiar with the area.

The venue was built in 1936, and has hosted such names as Styx, the Alman Bros. Band, Snoop (back when he was) Dogg, Robert Plant and Allison Kraus, BB King, Judas Priest and Willie Nelson...among others. (Actually Styx seems to play there quite a lot...but, anyway...) The very first performance held there was "The Circus of 21 Death-Defying Acts".

The amphitheater was built during the depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The structure had been used on and off over the years. The building fell out of use in the 60's. However, after some renovations in the 70's it began a return to use with a regular summer concert schedule beginning in 2004. Able to hold up to 10,000, the entire seating area is open air and was constructed using native sandstone.

Thanks to our friend Workman, we have a few photos of the venue itself and the surrounding grounds.

For more info about the venue, seating, or the Zoo itself, check out the links below. If you are a local, be sure to add any recommendations you may have in the comments section below.

Looking for something to do during the day? Find out more about Cowboys at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Or maybe check out one of the many other things to do in Bricktown, like the Botanical Gardens, Water Taxi, or....wait...there's a Banjo museum? 

If you happen to be in town the day before the show and like baseball, the AAA Oklahoma City Redhawks have a 7:05pm game against the Albuquerque Isotopes. Go Redhawks.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oklahoma City Poster Process

Here's a peek into the process that led to the Oklahoma City design. All these are usually created in the same way. Starting with basic sketches, then moving on to adding ink, then scanning everything in. Sometimes the idea doesn't get fully fleshed out until I have everything on the canvas, as was the case with this one, and also the Dick's art.

Finished Art
This is the very first two sketches that started the ball rolling for the Oklahoma City poster. I thought about all the different animals that could work with a traffic light on their head...and of course the giraffe won out.

Once I had the main element ready, I began laying everything out. This one took me a lot longer than any others. Not sure why, but I played with the spacing on this one for what seemed like forever.

This is when the idea for the corners and the border struck me. Zoo. Slave. I love it when an idea guides you. It was downhill from this point.

Once everything came together like I wanted it, I sat and tweaked it until I liked it. Then it sat like that for about a week or so until I added the moon.

Once the art was completed, I converted it and sent it off to The Print Monkey.
At this point the color separations have been done.

First screen is burned.
A lovely shade of "giraffe".
4 more to go

Yellow is down!