PMD Wars Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
I was born in 1977, the year Star Wars: A New Hope was released. I have never known a world without Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie (and more). I have many creative influences, but the Star Wars universe/franchise has by far made the biggest impact on me. I get a special little thrill when I find (make) excuses to pay homage to Star Wars, which usually involves blending it with my own worlds, namely Plunger Monkey. This is not the first time I have shoe-horned PMD into something iconicly Star Wars, nor will it be the last.
This particular image got it’s start during the 2020 Inktober challenge, a prompt-based ink drawing challenge that I have been participating in for several years taking place every October. In more recent years, I have tried to add my own themes to the prompts, which basically means I do a Plunger Monkey illustration of the given word each day. The prompt on this day was “hope”, and pretty quickly my mind went to the classic early movie poster with Luke and Leia atop a cliff of some kind, Luke’s lightsaber held aloft, C-3PO and R2D2 looking on from the sidelines, all on a montage-type backdrop of space and the looming presence of Darth Vader. In the PMDiverse, there is a small, but growing, cast of other characters, the most frequent of which is myself. I didn’t really want to incorporate myself into one of my Inktoberings, and the next most frequent character happens to be the Multi-Purpose Novelty Squid, or MPNS. I drew the earliest version of him at the same time I first drew PMD, interestingly, but he didn’t become the MPNS until many years later (like, over a decade later). I found it incredibly hilarious to put the squid in Leia’s place (and hope that no one actually takes that as insulting or a sleight directed at the incomparable late Carrie Fischer or the character she made legendary), and on a whim included my other character, Cuppy, as a stand in for both C-3PO and R2D2 (Cuppy has yet to make his official debut, though I have included him in a few things here and there).
The original pen and ink illustration was done on sepia toned paper, which I scanned to work on digitally to produce this shirt design.
About the shirt brand:
This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
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16 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
I bought this for my youngest son, who loves all things purple and cats. He got a bazillion compliments and comments!
This will be my new favorite shirt! The design is awesome, looks even better in person. Love the plunger monkey! Thanks to the artist for sharing his creation and his dreams.
Bought for two of my sons - the LOVE these and can't wait to wear them to school!
This shirt is super cool! Well made, quick shipping and a fun graphic. The communication with the seller was fantastic! The story behind the graphic is really cool too! I have bought two and can’t wait to give them to family- we have have a tailless cat and are into parkour so it was a perfect choice!
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