UTL vs Local Entities

I have been creating some shirt images for local groups and events through West Side Design in the city of Tuolumne. Here are are some designs/illustrations that will be walking around in the coming months:

{for Golden State Cellular}
{lumberjack character from previous artist}

Fear Change‽

This is an illustration I created for the TUO*COU apparel line last year. I decided to drop the line after the first shirt and never did anything with it. Like Fight Progress, Fear Change is a satirical motto I feel reflects the ethos of the majority of Tuolumnites. I did the outlines in pen and used Photoshop to color and texture it.


Support or Die



This is my latest line of shirts. Over the summer I volunteered a lot of time to my local Arts Council and our Foothill Farmlands Arts Festival and I designed these shirts with our struggling arts community in mind. I designed and printed them all myself right here in ol’ Tuolumne County. They are a very limited run (especially the yellow ones) and are going fast. If you want to snatch one while they’re still available email me at tuo_cou@yahoo.com with the size and color you want along with your address and I will let you know what’s available. They are $20 a piece.

Here is an image created by friend & satisfied customer April:



(Models: my sister Kristi & good friend Eric)

This is the first shirt that I put into production. It is a satire on my home, Tuolumne County. It is a play off of Nor Cal and So Cal and the lame, imaginary rivalry between the two (Of course I like Northern California way better then the southern portion). I created it in the winter of 2006 while I was living in Telluride, CO after I left CSULB and Southern California for good. Soon after producing these I decided to drop the usage of TUO*COU. There were too many similarly named/looking groups including So Po (Sonora Posse) and TUO CAL (Tuolumne California). I hated continually explaining that I had nothing to do with those groups and that I didn’t “steal” their idea. TUO*COU was a term coined in my social group by my friends Kyle and Eric (pictured above) while they attended the University of the Pacific together. Here is the tattoo that Eric had done years before I ever made the shirts:

(Tattoo by Tree at West Side Ink, Tuolumne, CA)

Cougar Hunter

This is a t-shirt concept in the works. It is inspired by my brother and his antics at the local  bars. Check out the Products category regularly to see new the shirts and prints available to purchase.