Artist Does Something Good By Accident
This is a story about a kick-ass tee shirt that’s existence is entirely accidental and unexpected. Initially the Grim Reaper riding a T-Rex chasing a ferret was just a sketch drawn by @ImAChiquitaBanana. I couldn’t tell you what inspired her to draw this, but apparently the ferret stole bacon and definitely deserves what it gets.
The original sketch was uploaded to the popular website Imgur. Imgur, if you don’t know is a website that hosts pictures posted to Reddit, but it has become its own community with its own following and culture. @ImAChiquitaBanana and the rest of the Typical Geeks are all proud to be part of this community.
Stumbling across Imgur, user @totowashere saw the sketch and decided to get it tattooed on his leg. @ImAChiquitaBanana was surprised to see this follow up post featuring her sketch and his fresh ink. In true Imgur fashion she posted a meme describing her conflicted feelings.
Seeing as Imgur is a very diplomatic and open community, the idea for a tee shirt came from the comments on the post. People wanted to sport her sketch as well as Imgurian culture. This is when I got in contact directly with @ImAChiquitaBanana. Throughout talking with her I was taken aback by her personality. She was genuinely concerned about what people could afford and what to do with any profit that might come from selling the tee shirts.
She decided to sell the shirts through TeeSpring and to donate half of the profit to water.org. water.org is an organization that helps to build safe water and sanitation solutions in countries of need.