My new online store is finally ready!!!

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This tomato is screaming for joy because my new online store is up and running at last! As of today there are over 250 items in it and more will be more added within the next couple of days.  It’s got inventory control for all limited edition items, so you can’t buy more than what we have in stock for certain items (art pots and factory rejects).  To launch this new venture, we’re having a 15% discount on all stock items.  The sale doesn’t include custom orders, Bargain Basement Items, or Braxton’s work. To take advantage of this sale, you don’t need to add a coupon code, the discount will show up at checkout. So don’t delay as the sale lasts until Monday, November 13.  Click here to check it out!

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If you go to the Unique Art Pots section of my new store, you will find these three tomato themed oil bottles. We received some requests for them from customers who saw them on last summer’s blog post, The World’s Greatest Tomato Art Pots. I’m looking forward to making more oil bottles like this in the future.

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And here’s a new Wally cartoon came to me on the highway last week after a big shiny white truck with a giant American flag graphic on its tailgate pulled in front of me and belched a huge cloud of black smoke out of its tailpipe.  Apparently this is a thing among conservative yahoos and it’s called rolling coal.  I’m still having trouble wrapping my mind around the severe ugliness of this behavior. Memo to Elon Musk: I’m still waiting for my free electric car in payment for that artwork you stole from me. If you ever deliver on my request, I would’t mind getting one with this way-cool feature.

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Here’s my free trip to Gitmo!

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I was dropping off work at the Show of Hands Gallery in Denver last month, and Katie, the owner, suggested that I come up with a new anti-Trump design because that’s my top-selling theme for them. This joke just popped into my head out of the blue last week, I ran it by the legal team here at Wallyworld and they say it probably won’t get me thrown in jail. It turns out that thinking about something illegal isn’t illegal. (Yet). I’m really thrilled about the way this cartoon distills the core passions of our horrible president down to three things: golf, his robotic trophy wife and Kentucky Fried Chicken. If you want to be one of the first to own this bold new form of protest on a coffee mug, jump on over to my online store and buy it. NOTE: I’m not able to have the pics of this mug in my store right now due to a software glitch in the system.  Look for a whole new store template coming next month.

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And if my latest take on Donald Trump didn’t bother you, how about this great little musing on old people?  I honestly think this design is a classic party gift for someone who is hitting an aging milestone. If you can figure out how to get from one page to another on this newfangled internet thingamabob, you can buy it in my online store.

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And last but not least, my studio partner, Braxton got this amazing platter out of the kiln on Monday and it has a great story.  He wasn’t exactly sure how this glaze combination would look, but he thinks the magic has something to do with the fact that the kiln was fired over the weekend, just as Hurricane Irma was hitting Florida.  Muy Mysterioso!

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The world’s greatest tomato art pots!

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It’s tomato time again!  For the past four years I’ve been sending tomato-themed pots to The Tomato Art Fest at the Art and Invention Gallery in Nashville, TN.  This is a wonderfully weird art event that even includes a parade of people dressed as tomatoes.  Apparently this year they are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people dressed as a fruit or vegetable. This year’s crop of pots is by far the best one yet and the 36 pieces I made for the show are some of the most ambitious pots I’ve made all year.  If you want to purchase one of these items, you’re going to have to call Meg at the gallery and hope that it’s still in stock as the show opens on August 11th.

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Here’s the entire group of pots being painted by my assistant, Kelly (in an obviously staged photo).  The time it takes to decorate these pieces is a bit overwhelming and these are definitely some of my least profitable items to make.  They retail for just $38 to $42 each. Posted below are some of my favorites.

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Musk-mania 2.0

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Last Thursday I came home from a trip to California to find dozens of orders via email for my electric car mug.  This happened a couple of months ago and it was a wonderfully weird mystery that was caused by Elon Musk, the scientific genius/visionary industrialist who had fallen in love with my mug and tweeted about it, referring to it as “maybe my favorite mug ever.”  So this time around, I knew it had to be him again.  But what I didn’t know was that he had tweeted the above graphic as a way to pitch the new screen software on his Tesla cars.  At first I was a little aghast at having my artwork copied, but after consulting my lawyer (AKA my brother-in-law), I realized it was all good and the fact that I sold 40 mugs in a very short period of time lightened my mood. Wanna buy one? Click here!

The really fun thing about this new wave of minor fame is that there have been a slew of articles written about Elon using my wacky cartoon, and most of them have the words “farting unicorn” in the title.  Hot damn!  I might just might get my own wikipedia page for this, huh? Some of the articles have a link to my online store, and entrepreneur.com profiled my part of the story really well in the article, “He designed Elon Musk’s favorite mug, now he’s getting a boost in sales.” To see how many write ups are out there, just google the words, “Elon Musk farting unicorn” and marvel at the fact that I can now be called, “that farting unicorn coffee mug guy.”  (photo credit: Elon Musk)

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NEW STUFF! WOO-HOO! NEW STUFF!!!!!

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I rolled out a really good firing yesterday and it had a record number of mugs in it: over 180!  I just shipped out all of the backordered Electric Car Magic mugs for the followers of Elon Musk and it felt good to get those pots out the door. For your perusal today we have some crazy new items.  The mug above has the words, “DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT POLITICS! I’M ON A POLITICAL THOUGHT DETOX RIGHT NOW.” Timely, huh?  You can buy it in my online store right now.

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Yay Wally! Here’s his latest foray into The Trump Era, a morning after nightmare where untold damage to the fabric of world history has been wrought by the my imaginary dog friend.  When Trump got elected, I told myself I just couldn’t do fluffy jokes about this crazy guy in the White House, but here I am, normalizing the most dangerous man in history.  What the hell…. let’s see if it sells in mugs, plates and bowls in my online store.

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Whoa! What’s this stuff?!!!  I’ll tell you.  I did some weird “cartoon pots with Braxton glazes” experiments in this firing and they got mixed results.  I don’t think I’ll be going in this direction again. But these precious little one (or two) of a kind items are available in my online store and you could own them if you rush on over and get them!

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WEED WAR!

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I’d be willing to bet that the Trump administration throws out these news stories just to distract us from the real crimes and injustices they are doing under the radar.

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Alex Jones vs. The Syrian Hamsters!

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Driving around the city the other day, I kept hearing the term “paid protester” over and over on conservative talk radio.  Ridiculous….

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Just get over your self.

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I was thinking about Kurt Vonnegut today and how Trump seems like a character out of one of his books.  I imagined how strange and wonderful it would be if Trump had an epiphany and went from selfish to altruistic overnight.  This postcard is the result of that thought process.

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I’m the guy who makes those electric car mugs.

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Hello world!  Yesterday you discovered me when the coolest billionaire/visionary/industrialist on the planet posted this tweet about my work.  I was downstairs performing the humble task of executing a major overhaul of my laundry room clutter.  It’s a big job – you could park a Tesla or two in my laundry room.  But I digress. As I was unconnected to the internet, people all over the world started sending me orders for this mug design.  It was a wonderfully weird mystery until I got to the bottom of it.  And I got quite a rush of excitement when I got the whole story:

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So thanks, Mr. Musk for telling the world about my humble little cottage industry.  It’s so flattering to have the guy who created the most amazing car in the world pick my mug as his favorite ever.  We are, of course, backordered on this mug now and the timing on this is a bit weird as I’m not going to get my next firing out until March 20th (that might change to earlier because of all this), but feel free to buy more and more of these mugs at my online store.  For those of you overseas, There was a bit of a problem with the international shipping rates yesterday, but we should have that bug taken care of this morning.  The cost to ship one mug in the USA is $10.00 and for overseas it’s $35.00.  Thanks again, Elon.  You made my day!!!

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Keep those cards and letters coming…

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This lovely postcard came to me courtesy of Margo Brown at Margo’s Pottery in Buffalo, WY. If you happen to have any weird blank postcards you’d me to use for the “Postcards to Trump” project, mail them to me at: 30371 Rainbow Hill Road, Evergreen CO 80439.  Thanks!

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