Monday, June 4, 2018

What is a Turbo Volcano?

What is a Turbo Volcano? Good question, Turbo Volcano is a clothing brand and a series of somewhat-related comic books.

Turbo Volcano started life as a reverb-heavy shout-out in Classic Game Room reviews back in the day (like two years ago.) I liked it so much I bough the URL and started to draft a sci-fi space opera graphic novel called Turbo Volcano: Heavy Metal Mercenaries. Like most of my comics, it is backlogged behind a popular series of video game collector's guides called the Ultra Massive Series. I need more clones!

The name is so good though, TURBO VOLCANO. It says everything and nothing at the same time. It's easy to remember and cool. Way cool. Lando cool.

In April I launched a series of t-shirts and related clothing on Amazon using the name, Turbo Volcano! When you search for Turbo Volcano on Amazon you'll find most of my really outrageous shirt designs.

I'm still experimenting with my artwork and logos. Most of what I create is a mad combination of 1970s and 80s t-shirts (which I love) combined with monster movies, 80s beach gear and science fiction. From there, sometimes, I'll create more basic retro designs. Other times I'll make a shirt and hate it, only to come up with something based on it which works really well. I'm also making some kids shirts and challenge myself daily with cute designs, which aren't my thing but they sell.

In two months Turbo Volcano has surpassed a decade-old YouTube channel and my Amazon video work, and I've only just gotten started. This is a pleasant surprise because I greatly prefer design work to video work and am thrilled to challenge myself with both new, and unconventional styles daily. I'm drawing three comics at present (Ethel 2, Cosmic Death Brick Adventures and Magnum Skywolf) and find myself pulling inspiration from everywhere. It's a lot of work, yes, but more fun and productive than the dismal shit-show that YuuGlube has turned into.

BONUS! RANDOM DAILY SHIRT SALE This summer I'll be putting one shirt on sale daily. I usually post the announcement on Twitter so make sure to follow me there, but maybe I'll do it here too. This is random, and I'm erratic. You never know what it could be.

Today's special is a cute little panda drawing based on my 2018-era Surf Panda design. Save five bucks, boom.

Thank you again and look forward to more weird-ass shirts from me, and probably a lot of unexpected designs too. I'm also doodling a silly comic on my site called Turbo Volcano: Phase 1 with Edit-Station 1 for yuks, it actually leads up to the main comic book with the mercenaries. You'll see... TURBO VOLCANO (reverb, delay!)


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