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Nerdy shirt give-away!

Posted on Sep 30, 2008 by billsimmon in awesome, comics, Help!, Life of Bill, the nerd life | 2 Comments

Part of the process of purging all our crap that Emily and I have been going through for the past couple of months includes parting with stuff I love but can never or will never use.  Such is the case with these t-shirts.  These gems are from my 1990s days of managing Earth Prime Comics on Church Street in Burlington. They no longer fit me (in some cases, they never really did in the first place).  And these are not some crappy Superman shirts or Spider-man schwag — these are the shirts of an elite comics/pop culture snob of the ’90s.

I’m offering them to the first person who will come and take them from me.  As with the mighty VHS lode back in May, the recipient must take all of the shirts (not just one or two) and he/she must come take them from me — I won’t mail these anywhere.  Send me an email if you’re interested.

Images of the shirts and descriptions are below the fold…

Bone, by Jeff Smith – cream t-shirt, Hanes XL, good shape

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, by Chester Brown – black Fruit of the Loom XL, good shape

I Survived Jaka’s Story, by Dave Sim – black Fruit of the Loom XL, worn but good shape.
(in the word balloons Cerebus is saying, “Listen. Kid. Cerebus is in love with your wife…”)

Gregory “AAAAAA!!” by Marc Hempel – white Hanes XL with blue collar, well worn – no holes.
(this shirt got me all kinds of nerd-cred at Forbidden Planet in NYC in the early 90s because it was a low print-run promotional shirt that was sort of rare at the time.)

I Gregory! by Marc Hempel – cream Stedman XL, good shape
(there’s a picture of Herman Vermin on the back)

Grendel, by Matt Wagner – black Holoubek XL, good shape

Shpidahhh! by Greg Galcik – white Fruit of the Loom XL, well worn, no holes.
(only the most awesomest of the nerdirati will grok this precious piece of apparel.)



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  1. On October 2, 2008, BenMac said:

    That last shirt is amazing. I can’t believe you’re getting rid of anything TMBG-related, whether it fits or not!

  2. On July 20, 2010, Bryce Phillips said:

    I am very interested in your Comics shirt collection. I was a big Grendel and ‘I Gregory’ fan. A friend of mine collected also Cerebus which I thought was cool. But I like all of them. I live in NH, so a road trip is not impossible, but it’s 2.75 hours each way and it won’t be for a few weeks.

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