Cast ye minds back to the Septembré of 2006. What were you doing? Working? Studying? Perhaps enjoying a selection of fine cheeses amongst good friends and great crackers?
Here’s what I was doing:
This is Count Sockula. A puppet I made out of an old sock, some paper, a torn up t-shirt and a couple of buttons. It was hastily put together after recieving some good feedback from this drawing I’d done not too long before:
Little did I realise that four years down the track, Count Sockula would be rubbing shoulders with the elite:
I was pretty stoked when this picture got sent my way (it appeared in this Age article promoting the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival). It’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to ruling the world. Well, at least the closest I’ve gotten so far.
It was a bit of a process getting Count Sockula ready for screen-printing on a t-shirt. I won’t bore you with the details here, suffice to say that this tutorial offered quite a bit of help on the matter.
Here’s what he looks like in his new form on a mock-up t-shirt:
It’d be totally rad to have a run of these printed and for sale. I’d buy one. Would you?