Original anime graphic tees and posters
Original anime graphic tees and posters

Ronin


So Ronin is our latest anime graphic t-shirt. This shirt is pretty special as its production was met with blood curdling setbacks. Ronin was ideally set to be released on late January. Unfortunately our printers had ran out of the custom tags that they normally stitch onto our shirts for that Boomslank brand experience. In retrospect it was my fault for not tracking this properly. As if I had tracked our hem-tag inventory, I would have re stocked in time for the Ronin. Anyway, having run out of tags, we went to our supplier out in Canada to get more tags, but our supplier was on vacation and had assumed that her employees would do the right thing and take care of us. But her employees went out their way to do the wrong thing. They turned of their phones and ignored my countless emails to them to restock on tags. Calling them everyday and going straight to voicemail was really painful. And I was rather reluctant to go to a new supplier as we found a good routine with these guys. But eventually I had to do it. The show had to go on after all.  So we found a new supplier and placed our orders with them.

These new guys defined the word "Suck". As if to give me a preview of the impending craptacular experience, the sample tag they made for us was absolutely wrong. The colors were inverted and the star looked like a blob trying to take the shape of a star.

 


While our previous supplier would get the tags done in a week and ship to our shirt printers, these guys would normally take 2 weeks to print the tags. Now that wouldn't be so bad if that was the only problem. Somehow they managed to take a whole month to do the tags. And after they had completed the tags and shipped it to our printers, our printers called us to let us know that the tags were so badly done that there was no way they could use them. At a certain point your anger turns to a sad kind of laugh. The laugh you make when you realize that you've been tossed into a perfectly bad situation. Didn't even bother calling the suppliers as I was genuinely tired of dealing with them or even hearing their voices. So I went back to our previous supplier. That was when she told me that she was on vacation and that her employees should have taken care of me. To which I just laughed again and simply proceeded to place my order with them again. And in a timely fashion that I am accustomed to, the tags were done and shipped to our printers. This was all done in March. Way off the mark considering that it should have been released in January.
 
Anyway as they always say, "All is well that ends well. Our new shirt arrived today and I have to say it looks amazing. Well you be the judge. Check out Ronin.

Ronin

Boomslank in the wild. Anime t-shirt watch.

So if you run a business, especially a small one, you get a really good high from seeing your products being utilized by strangers who you could never identify from Adam himself. Is a big difference when you see strangers wearing your anime graphic tee on the street or at a convention. 

Carwash- anime graphic t-shirt

Raiden

Raiden anime graphic t-shirt

Pisces anime graphic t-shirt

Pisces anime graphic t-shirt

Finally getting Google to respect us. :-D

 So today I did a bit of vanity checking on our brand. I went on google just to see how much relevance we had in the anime sphere. To do that, I ran some anime T-shirt related queries. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect. 
October 18, 2013 by Justin A

Commissions


So a couple of weeks ago, my kid brother the artist told me that he is quitting his job at Walgreen. He plans to pursue a full-time job as a free lancer. I gotta say I was over joyed to hear that. Here I was preaching about following your passion and not actually having the gut to do it. And my kid brother has taken the first step to realizing his dreams. And you know I'll be there every step of the way to lend whatever support I can.

Car Wash

car-wash

Most people, who follow my art know I love mecha. But in that category I have a special spot for jets, specifically fighter jets! As a result I watch a lot of anime featuring jets like Macross (really love Macross zero!), Yukikaze and a new one, "sky crawlers". I am also a huge fan of the ace combat series. With "Car wash" I wanted to illustrate a scene of a small mercenary team. I created some new OCs (Original characters) Kenzo the pilot, Rachel the mechanic, and Sylvester the crew chief (who is not amused with the antics of her ace and mechanic). I really had fun creating these characters, maybe we will see them again XD

Carwash

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Reprints! Need I say more?

Reprints of our most popular shirts have arrived!

July 10, 2012 by boomslank

All shirts are now $25!

All tees 25

So, yesterday or was it Tuesday, my brothers and I, met and we talked about how we could make the shirts cheaper for you guys. We noticed that the shirts would be cheaper to print if we ordered in larger quantities. Well , fortunately the profits from last year's sales, provided us with the opportunity to increase our volume.

So to keep from rambling, all our shirts will now be going for $25! Also keep an eye out for newer products coming soon. ;)

Flag reprints are in !

A number of you are going to be really glad to hear this. Reprints for the Flag are now available!
Plenty of size small as per popular demand :) Oh and we now have them in XXLs!

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January 25, 2012 by boomslank

Live

Live - Our very first black graphic tee is here.

The inspiration for "Live" came from the anime Nana. I will admit I am not the biggest fan of shoujo anime but Nana was truly amazing. I especially liked the concert scenes, you could feel the energy and emotion as if it were real. I really wanted yo recreate that feeling "Live". I used three of our mascots to make the band. Yuki as the lead singer (with pink hair >_>), Shin as the bassist, and the Mie as the drummer.

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January 16, 2012 by boomslank