Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This weeks ON SALE shirt, R. Crumb's "Fritz the Cat" in black & white

We got an order today at Keep On Truckin Apparel from the Wardrobe Department at Fox networks new TV show "Raising Hope" for this Fritz the Cat classic in black and white. So in honor of Fritz's upcoming appearance enjoy 20% savings this week!
Other R. Crumb t-shirts which have already appeared on this hit series include the best seller--Keep on Truckin' as well as that madcap mystic, Mr. Natural.
Raising Hope airs on Tuesday nights at 9:00, right after Glee. Let us know if you spot Fritz!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Keep On Truckin' Featured Sale T Shirt this Week -- R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat

Fritz the Cat, Makes His Move

Fritz , the creation of Robert Crumb, first appeared on the comix scene in 1965. This image was pulled from an underground comic book cover done in 1969.

Fritz later went on to become a silver screen star in the 1972 animated film "Fritz the Cat". Due to artist differences, R. Crumb was not happy with the film-- and in 1972 Fritz was killed at the hands of a scorned female. Though tragic, his passing in this manner, was not a surprise to anyone who knew him well. There may be a lesson in there somewhere for all of us--but let's not worry about that.

Enjoy 20% off, this week --just Clink "On Sale" at Keep On Truckin' Apparel

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Music Maker Relief Foundation & The Heroes of the Blues

We here at Keep on Truckin' Apparel are so excited and thrilled to be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of our "Heroes of the Blues" T-Shirt Collection to Music Maker Relief Foundation. Music Maker is based out of North Carolina, their mission to "keep the bluest of the blues alive", through offering support to musicians living in poverty, and launching careers with a hand up, not a hand out. As well they preserve and present American musical traditions for the benefit of local communities, worldwide education and future generations.

Their mission seems to go hand in hand with the spirit of the "Heroes of the Blues" series. These color portraits where commissioned by Yazoo Records founder Nick Perls. Nick spent time traveling through the South, visiting second hand shops and knocking on doors to track down old blues records in the 1960's. He then remastered and preserved these old 78-rpm. His work was part of the revival of the Blues in the 60's, and brought attention to these unsung heroes.

For the "Heroes of the Blues" artwork he turned to Robert Crumb, musician and cartoonist, and for the historical text Stephen Calt, author and blues historian. The 36 card trading card set first appeared in 1980, and includes:
Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mississippi John Hurt, Memphis Minnie, Blind Blake, Willie McTell, Big Bill Broonzy, Gary Davis, Skip James, Roosevelt Sykes, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Blind Willie Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, Peetie Wheatstraw, Bo Carter, Ed Bell, Barbecue Bob, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Papa Charlie Jackson, Memphis Jug Band, Ramblin' Thomas, Sam Collins, Furry Lewis, Bo-Weavil Jackson, Rube Lacey, Mississippi Sheiks, Whistler & His Jug Band, Curley Weaver & Fred McMullen, Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, Jaybird Coleman, Frank Stokes, Clifford Gibson, Peg Leg Howell, and William Morris.