Tuesday, April 14, 2009

[CONTEST] Win a RawJawBone T-shirt!

My friend Richard John Becker of RawJawBone Graphics has kindly offered to give away one of his fantastic skull T-shirts to a lucky reader of Skull-A-Day!

You have a choice between his "Tragedy over time is Comedy"...



and "Skull Bulb" shirts...

To be entered into a random drawing to win the shirt of your choice, just leave a comment below telling us about the most favorite T-shirt you ever owned (and maybe even a short story about why it's your favorite)!

You just have until Midnight (Eastern Time) on Monday, April 20th to enter so don't delay. [UPDATE 4/21] The contest is over and the winner will be announced soon! Thanks to everyone for sharing your stories!

And of course you don't have to wait til the contest is over to get your own shirt (or one of a number of other great items) at the RawJawBone Graphics Ebay Store.

Good luck!

54 comments:

Tatman said...

Ha! The skull bulb is a bright idea! I have a lot of favorite shirts, but of course they all have skulls on them. My "Rorschach Skull Shirt" has to be my top pick.

asarum said...

My favourite t-shirt must be either one with a print of "bibliophile cthulhu" on it or a kitty skull -t-shirt. Can't pick just one. :D

metalchick666 said...

All of my Clutch shirts have been my favorite at one point in time but my favorite t-shirt story was when I decided to wear my I ♥ Satan shirt to work at a company I had just started working at. They picked that afternoon to introduce all the new people to the entire company over wine and cheese. I'm not sure the CEO and VP's liked my I ♥ Satan shirt all that much and I've learned to be more careful about my clothing choices in the workplace. :)

greenfourth said...

My favorite shirt... hmmm, it's a toss up between my Browncoats (those wacky psuedo-confederate guys from Firefly) t-shirt, and my M*A*S*H shirt. Though that tragedy/time=comedy shirt would be my new fav ;D

(Not to mention a great, if slightly belated, birthday present :D [/shameless attempt to increase odds of winning])

On a side note my word today was flumbul. It's really just a regular fumble but it's so much harder to catch the ball when you're FLYING IN BIPLANES!)

Archmage Chaos said...

Fave shirt? Too many to narrow down, but a memorable one...I still have an old "Iron Maiden" shirt, with an all-over print of the cover of the "Killers" album, that I've had for over 20 years. Damn thing is nearly falling apart, and no surprise, it's been through more good times than I care to admit (my wife even wore it when we signed our marriage paperwork!). I don't even wear it anymore, I just can't get rid of it.

Sunny said...

My all-time favorite one was a Clash t-shirt, but it disappeared when I moved to Texas. My current favorite plain, but it makes my rack look fantastic!

david said...

my favorite T is the one i found in central London on September 2000. it has the coca-cola logo on it, but it actually the word "Satan" in that font.
i guess i love it the most because of identity reasons: a week after that trip ended, in the beginning of October i joined the army for 3 year... enough said about identity, im sure

Erin said...

my favorite shirt has always been my white zombie t-shirt from middle school! It's black with a creepy zombie-skull-like guy on it and it is so worn out you can see through it in, and has holes all over. I just can't throw it away because it was the first item of clothing that i bought that my mom hated :) i dont wear it often but when my mom comes to visit i somehow end up at least wearing it to sleep, just to bug her/

Sohma G. said...

my favorite shirt is a navy blue shirt with "cleveland fire!" on it. it used to be my grandfather's. my family is from cleveland and when my grandfather passed, i picked up the shirt. i wore it till it was almost sheer.

the shirt is now currently stuck in the laundry chute at my grandmother's. she is too old to get the thing fixed, so there it sits, suspended in a metal tube on the way to the basement, where i first claimed it.

the shirt is somethig i love for so many reasons. it was my grandfather's. it is blue. it is comfortable. it says where my family is from. i am guessing it was a baseball team at some point. it says "fire". and as we all know, the river in cleveland did catch on fire. all those things wrapped up and on my person makes me very happy. i am sad i no longer can wear it.

but at least now it's close to my grandmother.

SForrest said...

My fave t-shirt was made by Richmond/St.Croix artist Betsey Campen, the shit was a pretty shade of pastel lavender and had what looked like a clump of grass(like the grass that grows in the dunes in OBX) on it in green. It was a very pretty shirt- however if you look at the grass in just the right way-a hidden message was revealed-usually I would have to point out the words formed by the grass- but once you saw it- the message was no longer hidden-I always got an extreme-albeit passive aggressive pleasure from wearing this shirt as the message in the grass was "f-ck you."

warren said...

I like the tragedy over time is comedy because i can relate to it...what once can bring you down, later you can look back and laugh at. But I believe my favorite shirt is one that I no longer even wear. I, being obsessed with Bjork, at 14 bought a "greatest hits/family tree album" shirt. Its so worn and faded that at this point its barely held together. But I love it because it was my first bjork shirt, so it is a treasure. Its my favorite shirt even though I dont wear it because its special and had meaning and memories behind it that no other shirt in my closet with ever have :)

b13 said...

My favorite shirt is one that I wore 2 or three times and now keep stored in a sealed container. It is a long sleeve Poison Elves shirt that I got from Drew Hayes at a NY comic convention about 12 years ago. Drew passed away in 2007

"Tragedy over time is Comedy" may edge that one out though and would get more wear... sorry Drew.

Sage said...

I love the play on images and words on the "Tragedy over Time is Comedy" shirt. Brilliant. My favorite shirt has to be The Clash shirt that I own. It was originally from a Clash concert from way back in the day. It eventually made it to my friend LeAnne, who passed away 5 years ago tomorrow (the 15th). Her parents let me and some of my friends pick out our favorite shirt of hers after the funeral. Its still one of the most comfortable and most awesome shirts I own to this day.

dannycutup said...

my favorite shirt would have to be my grave digger shirt. it's all neon and the the monster truck is just brutal. I got from a salvation army, at the time i was working for a landscape company. the owner was a crazy coke head. we dug graves for the veterans cemetery. he answered the door with guns. i quit that job. i still have my grave digger shirt. when i wear it i think of his 9mm.

lisavollrath said...

My favorite t-shirt is from Jazz Funeral, on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. White skull graphics on a black T, with the tiny inscription "Jazz Funeral - Where people are just dying to get in."

Anything said...

My favorite shirt is from my first concert when I was 13. I went to see Muse at the Avalon in Boston (which was a tiny venue) and it was so awesome to be that close to the band, just feeling the power of rock! haha
Everytime I wear that shirt I think about that concert and my love of music.

rkt said...

My favorite shirt had a picture of a goat riding a mountain bike and underneath said "Bike! be a part of nature"

Sierra (<3Helena, Johnny, Tim, and Danny <3) said...

Love the skull bulb! hm... favorite shirt... Probably either my melancholy death of oyster boy shirt or my sweeney todd shirt, which I made because I have no money to buy one. on the front: Sweeney Todd the demon barber of fleet street (complete with bright red blood dripping down it) on the back: there must be a way to the judge! :)

Ashley said...

I love skulls AND Marvel Comics. So, ofcourse my favorite character is Ghostrider. I bought an awesome Ghostrider shirt after having my daughter and it was an XXL. Well, I love that shirt SO much that, now that I'm back down to a size Medium, I wear it as a dress!

Mariano said...

I love the "tragedy over time is comedy"...
My favorite t-shirt is one that i no longer have... it was black and it had a print of Racer X (from "speed racer") and underneath said "I AM YOUR BROTHER"

Lisa said...

My favourite t-shirt would be one I picked up a thrift store in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is baseball style and says "I'm off to join the circus." It suits my personality and I've never seen another one like it.
My favourite of the RawJawBone would be the lightbulb- bright ideas but also because it could represent death of the traditional lightbulb.

Brooke J said...

"Tragedy over time is Comedy" because I'm such a theater geek and the fact that it is a skull makes i even more amazing!

Ben Robertson said...

my favorite shirt is probably my pink skull tee, partly because it's pink and skull, mostly because i silk-screened it myself. first one i ever did.

negrofrankenstein said...

My most recent t-shirt is one I designed at zazzle. It's the AMF bowling logo, and underneath I inserted my name: Al Motherfucking Frank".

Denise said...

My favorite T-shirt is the T-shirt I have with the Autobot insignia on it. I've been a fan of the Transformers cartoon series since I was 3, and some of my earliest memories are of getting up early on a Saturday morning to watch the reruns of the cartoon.

I still remember one specific scene in particular...and the episode it's from. More Than Meets The Eye, Part Two: Spike and Sparkplug Witwicky are riding inside Trailbreaker, Spike at the wheel. Spike takes his hands off of the steering wheel and says "Hey Dad, look! No hands!" and Trailbreaker chimes in with "That's because I'm the one doing the driving!".

That memory is almost 20 years old...I've been a fan of Transformers for just about as long.

Tatman said...

"Al Motherfucking Frank", you get my vote. Nice!

Kanibal said...

my favourite shirt was my Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the mutilated album cover by Vincent Locke. I would get the weirdest looks from people..haaa If you dont know what it looks like you should google it.

Alex said...

my favourite tshirt is one that i desinged an it says the line that mummra from thundercats used to say at least here in argentina it went like this "ancient evil spirits transform this decaying body in mummra the immortal" but i left the mummra part out so it speaks for me.

drowningmermaid said...

My favorite shirt would have to be one I never owned (yet). It has a picture of a praying mantis (only with arms crossed) and the word 'Athiest' beneath it.

Graves said...

Awesome shirts - I'd love either one! Thanks again, for the cool blog!

Jay.Cee said...

My favourite shirt ever is my Grover t-shirt> that I had made at a shop here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It's a blue with black sleeves baseball style t-shirt with Grover and a couple stars in the middle.

I love it because as a kid I totally identified with Grover - tries so hard, but is so klutzy he can't help wrecking things sometime. Plus, what better superhero than Super Grover? I had the mask and cape and used to try to get out of nap time by telling my mom that "I'm not Jaclyn - she's having a nap - I'm SUPER GROVER!"

It never worked....and odd that now that I'm older, I LOVE nap time lol!!

Napis said...

Hi,

I'm a mother of two wild boys and my favourite t-shirt is a black one with text "mother is a bit tired"

PoisonAbsinthe said...

I love the tragedy over time is comedy. My favorite shirt would have to be one of my many Jim Bensons Happy Bunny shirts, I have one with a very smug looking bunny that says "HI, wheres your off button?" right over my rack, so when people decide to stare they get a message as well as an eyefull. OH and the letters are glittery, so you cant help but notice.

~PoisonAbsinthe~

Chris said...

spud's plumbing shirt....that is not a potato on the back either!

nitebyrd said...

My favorite t-shirt is my "Zombie In Training" shirt.

Chris Z. said...

My fave was from the famous national archives picture of Nixon meeting Elvis, the picture of those two shaking hands was on the front and on the back it said "We're Dead! Really Dead!"
Of course most of the conservative crowd in Houston didn't get it.

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pamela said...

My favorite t-shirt was a "What would Cthuluh do?" shirt that I found at the laundry mat in town.
It's a small town so I was afraid to wear it out in case the owner might want it back.
I still have it. I wear it at night to sleep in.

Eve Noir said...

My favorite T-shirt I've ever owned is a Mindless Self Indulgence (band) shirt. They came up with a really cool skull logo that was used for lots of things I ended up owning...tank top, tote bag, and even a coffee mug.

The design of the skull is really clean & simple...pretty much just a skull & crossbones with a (cassette) TAPE in the middle of the skull (sometimes with or without the TAPE). I actually got the shirt for FREE because I pre-ordered something of theirs so that was really cool. It's definitely one of my fave skull designs...so much to the point where I've considered getting a tattoo of it.

If I would get a choice of shirts, I'd choose the Comedy & Tragedy. That's really sweet looking!

~Eve Noir

Hope Forstenzer said...

My favorite was an old-school queer action t-shirt designed by Barbara Kreuger - a black and white pic of two sailor boys kissing with the classic Krueger Futura banner across it reading "READ MY LIPS". It was my first gay t-shirt, the first one I wore with pride. And i wore til it fell apart on my body.

LunaChick said...

My favorite is my Ozzy Osbourne shirt. It has a bunch of little Ozzy's in a circle on the chest with their middle fingers up. I wear it when I go grocery shopping. Because I cant scream in frustration out loud.

rev. jen said...

My favorite t-shirt is a "Mind the Gap" shirt I picked up in London. When I came home, I tie-dyed it at one of the many Carytown festivals n Richmond. :)

Triathlonmom said...

My favorite tee is the one i bought at Plan 9 in 1991 it say "sick man of Europe" a bunch of times over in type-writer font. I'm still not sure why i loved it so much. I think it make me feel cool because I was neither sick, a man, or from Europe and it was some Subpop band I'd never heard of.
Which also leads my to my 2nd favorite tee -- my poor, ugly, happy Avail tee shirt. I loved it almost just as much and still have them both!

sinisterbunn said...

My favorite t-shirt is my Pirate Pin-Up girl shirt! It's soo cute and easily the most comfortable shirt I own. It says "Ye can have me booty but leave me chest alone" and has this design on it: http://www.caseashells.com/images/signs/metal/1256_mebooty.jpg

Kendra said...

One of my favorite t-shirts, is my peace symbol shirt with the American flag within the peace symbol.

Mic said...

my favorite tshirt has to be my obey tshirt that has all the tape decks on it.. i had DJ. Krush sign along the left seam while he was on stage, can't wear it anymore because i'm afraid it'll wash off..

Denise A.Wells said...

My fave shirt was dark red and I used bleach to stain/decorate it. Just a bunch of random spotting and designs...I loaned it to my Cuz and never saw it again...I only got to wear it twice before she overed on it! And another, the Skull Bulb...cause I always come up with new skull ideas...they don't seem to run out!

emspawn said...

My favorite shirt was Slayer's Root of all Evil shirt. I got it when I was about 18. It had a picture of a smiling green demon. I liked the chic next door but her mom was a Jehovah's Witness fanatic and she told her daughter to stay away from me because I was Satan. She was right but I wound up marrying her daughter 15 years later. Suck it JW!!!

farfalla311 said...

my favorite t-shirt will be the comedy over tragedy skull t-shirt when i win it! hook it up, yo! i never win anything! :P

Wedding_Skulls said...

My fave t-shirt was - and still is - my original Metallica 'Metal Up Your Ass' shirt. I'm a metalhead and it was the FIRST metal tee I ever brought. It's special.

Rather faded now, though.

thesadgirl said...

My all time favorite shirt was a Red Meat t-shirt featuring Bug Eyed Earl... in the background is a glowing skull, just looking at him. Bug Eyed Earl is asking, Is it still there? That shirt was the best ever because at the time not a lot of people knew the Red Meat cartoon, so it would draw a lot of stares and comments. I like the t-shirt.

Dr.Humpp said...

My favorite shirt has to be the one that I made from the skin of a dead hooker that I found in a dumpster. It has a nice worn out and aged look to it.

lynne said...

My most favorite t-shirt is one I've owned for almost a quarter of a century since I was 8-years-old (which still fits as it was big when I was 8 and is now nicely fitted). It is a lovely bright yellow and has a riverview of the skyline of Norfolk, VA, on it along with the outlines of several tall ships, a huge rainbow, and it says "Harborfest: A Part of What Makes Norfolk Great." What makes this my favorite, in addition to being a ROCKIN' t-shirt, is that I got it during Harborfest and have super-excellent memories of eating delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and swimming in a heated pool on the top level of an apartment building until waaaay past my bedtime :)

Another Limited Rebellion said...

And the randomly selected winner is...SForrest! Since you didn't leave a contact address please send me an e-mail and update your Blogger Profile so I know you're you!