Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Care Bears Ink" T-Shirts & Hoodies by John Perlock | RedBubble

"Care Bears Ink" T-Shirts & Hoodies by John Perlock | RedBubble:

My somewhat infamous illustration of the Care Bears' Gumpy Bear receiving his stomach tattoo is now available as a shirt from the folks at  I'm happy to say the designs are printed in the United States on American Apparel clothing and are made to order so you can be certain that there will be relatively few of them ever made.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Art Of The Roller Derby

I just posted a collection of Roller Derby designs from this year and I ended it with a tease of the upcoming "Roller Boogie" assignment sitting on my desk.  Well I thought I had a month or so to just play with the disco theme when in reality it needed to be done in a couple days.  So this poster isn't anything like what I had stewing in my brain but it was fun none the less.  I got to keep my "Solid Gold Hits" and some disco lens flares.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Art Of The Roller Derby

On top of my normal illustration work, I've been busy this year on a number of designs for the local Roller Girls.  Last season I did a couple posters for the Tri-City Roller Girls and The Toronto Roller Derby.  Both posters were very popular and since being ripped off their telephone poles I've had both the designs made into T-Shirt designs available on Red Bubble.

This year I've got three new Roller Girls pieces under my belt already and a few more scheduled.  The first piece this year was my recruitment poster.  This poster was based on the WWI recruitment posters but took on a YWCA look in the end.
The next one was for the Junior fans of the roller derby.  I abandoned the traditional look of the Tri-City roller girls and went straight for a Saturday Morning Cartoon vibe.  It was lots of fun and hopefully the shirts will be on the merch table next bout.
Speaking of the next bout, Death Race 2012 is this Saturday night and I did a tribute the 1970s and 1980s drive in movie posters, a little tacky and deliberately low-fi but it was just what I wanted.  If there are any Roller Girls in need of a poster or shirt please be sure to call me up.  So what's next?

Roller Boogie!