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“The Follow Through Karate Kids” T-Shirt Conundrum

My third book in the Dojo Kun Character Book series of children’s picture books is now available on Amazon. The Barnes and Noble’s website has it as well. To celebrate “The Follow Through Karate Kids,” we will offer a book launch t-shirt(pre-order by November 2nd). For a while, I have had the general idea of having the baby or chibi versions of the antagonist critters on the shirt. There are four of them so far, and you can see all of them on these t-shirt mock-ups.

drafts of ideas for The Follow Through Karate Kids t-shirt
ideas A.-H. for “The Follow Through Karate Kids” t-shirt

But now starts the complication. As you can see in this picture with a lot of the ideas for the t-shirt design. Should the critters be on books, like in A., B. and C.? Or no books? Should it have my website like in F.? Grey or colored muln? (And if colored, which color?) And what order should the critters be in from left to right?

On first glance, these designs may look similar. But zoom in and look closely. If you consider all of the questions above, and you may get a glimpse of my conundrum. Additionally, I don’t know if it helps to know that the t-shirt itself should be available in your choice of light blue, light pink, or light “kiwi” green. But I’d like to hear any input and/or answers to the questions above. The design needs to be finalized by the end of this month, so please let me know what you think, in the comments below.

Thank you!

-Jenifer Tull-Gauger

Jenifer Tull-Gauger Kyoshi

Children's picture book author/illustrator. Traditional karate teacher and practitioner. Loves drawing and all kinds of art. Also into animals, plants and Mother Nature.

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