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ARTIST ALLEY TEES

Phil Hester, Tim Seeley, Art Baltazar, Nei Ruffino, K. Lynn Smith... Three Themes. Kick Ass Comic Shirts

ARTIST ALLEY TEES

Phil Hester, Tim Seeley, Art Baltazar, Nei Ruffino, K. Lynn Smith... Three Themes. Kick Ass Comic Shirts

$4,892
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 25 2014 1:53 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 25, 2014

About

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.

And what a group of artists we have to kick it off!

By pledging you'll also be getting a discount, as these shirts will carry a higher cost at retail due to the manufacturing process and low runs - a reward for your support in helping make this possible.

Why should sneakerheads have all the fun camping out overnight, waiting for a new pair of Jordans? We can give them a run for their money.

Artist Alley Tees understands comics, and what makes them special. That's why we're adding awesome random rewards like sketches on the hang tags, awesome packaging embellishments you'll want to keep, and even bagging and boarding some of these babies to keep them, you know, in mint condition :)

We are still deciding on the specific T-shirt brand, and are leaning towards Tultex Fine or a similar, high quality brand. May vary slightly depending on the printing process for a specific design.

Who are We and Why Kickstarter?

Artist Alley Tees was born when two great ideas came together like Peanut Butter and Chocolate. It started with an initial concept by Josh Blaylock, who wanted to bring the concepts of collectable streetwear apparel and the comic book collecting, comic-con experience together (a hold over from a previous life as a licensing apparel guru). Meanwhile James Cucciara of StylinOnline.com (famous for his "Tower of T-shirts" at conventions across the country) wanted to produce some original shirts, for the first time in Stylin's existence. 

The two go way way back, yadda yadda - right place + right time + a few phone calls, and James signed off on Artist Alley Tees.

After nearly fifteen years of selling t-shirts at comic-cons across the country, StylinOnline.com is ready to roll out its first line of ORIGINAL t-shirts. But slingin' shirts and building an original brand are entirely different challenges, and it's going to take your help to get it off the ground. That's where Josh & his team came in, coordinating the talent, putting the themes together, and giving Artist Alley lots of creative TLC.

Stylin is ready to roll these T-shirts out if the people want 'em, and put the elbow grease of our small StylinOnline staff behind it! Hopefully we can build something great together.

Kickstarter is the obvious, perfect platform to introduce the ARTIST ALLEY TEES concept!

We've already put money into the art, but there are still set up costs,  marketing expenses for promoting at upcoming conventions, and of course production. Now, fingers crossed, we hope you help us make it a reality!

1st STRETCH GOAL TO UNLOCK: $10,000
Line Art Print of Your T-Shirt Design!

ZOMBIES!

Zombies by Nei Ruffino
Zombies by Nei Ruffino
Zombie by Tim Seeley
Zombie by Tim Seeley
Zombie by Phil Hester
Zombie by Phil Hester
Zombies by Art Baltazar
Zombies by Art Baltazar
Zombie by K. Lynn Smith
Zombie by K. Lynn Smith

 ROBOTS!

Robot by Tim Seeley
Robot by Tim Seeley
Robot by Art Baltazar
Robot by Art Baltazar
Robot by Phil Hester
Robot by Phil Hester
Robot by Nei Ruffino
Robot by Nei Ruffino
Robot by K. Lynn Smith
Robot by K. Lynn Smith

 KAIJU!

Kaiju by Art Baltazar
Kaiju by Art Baltazar
Kaiju by Phil Hester
Kaiju by Phil Hester
Kaiju by K. Lynn Smith
Kaiju by K. Lynn Smith
Kaiju by Tim Seeley
Kaiju by Tim Seeley
Kaiju by Nei Ruffino
Kaiju by Nei Ruffino

Risks and challenges

Stylin's expertise is fulfilling orders. We do it every single day from our HQ in a small town outside of Detroit. So Kickstarter is a natural progression that we're well suited for.

And the things we're not so experienced with? That's why we tapped a great resource for help, and that hard part is already done. The artwork? That's already done too, as you can see, and artists have been paid.

Now we just need YOU to make this happen.

Of course there are always unpredictable circumstances or "Acts of God" type of events, but this is something we excel at, and don't foresee any issues.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    SMART PHONE WALLPAPERS: Like these sweet shirts but just can't swing it right now? We understand. You can still support, and at least your phone's lock screen will look cool with these digital background images. Includes all images, and available to anyone who buys a shirt as well.

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    BUTTON PACKS - 5 buttons featuring the theme of your choice - zombies, robots or kaiju. Another lower cost alternative if you want these shirts so so bad but just can't spare the cash.

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    SINGLE T-SHIRT: You pick the shirt of your choice. Colors TBD, but we do intend to offer options. We'll get the details (sizes, style, etc. from you later) after the campaign funds. To order more than one shirt just multiply the price accordingly

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    ARTIST 3 PACK: All three designs from the artist of your choosing. Plus, we randomly insert hang tag sketches in some packs! We'll get the details (sizes, style, etc. from you later) after the campaign funds. To order more than one pack just multiply the price accordingly

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    FULL THEME 5 PACK - All five artist designs of the theme of your choice - Robots, Zombies or Kaiju. Plus, we randomly insert hang tag sketches in some packs! We'll get the details (sizes, style, etc.) from you later after the campaign funds. To order more than one pack just multiply the price accordingly

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    I CAN HAZ ALL PACK! You get all FIFTEEN shirt designs, proving that you do ineed haz all the tees. And, you DEFINITELY get at least one hang tag sketch, as well as a black and white print of one of your designs (randomly selected). We'll get the details (sizes, style, etc.) from you later after the campaign funds.

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    COMIC-CON SUPERSTAR - You get ALL 15 designs, entrance into San Diego Comic-Con International and another $200 in retail merchandise courtesy of StylinOnline. Plus, a black and white line-art print of each of your designs, signed by all five artists!

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