Here at Stately Beat Manor we’re huge Uniqlo fans. Most days we’re clad head to toe in their practical, no fuss styles. But we’re on a strict limit of how many t-shirts we can buy from them, which is hard because they’re always rolling out fun pop culture themed lines. They’ve just launched a new line of shirts featuring reimagined veiws of Mickey Mouse : with art by Kevin Lyons, Mike Mills, Geoff McFetridge, James Jarvis, Yu Nagaba and Jeffrey Brown – yes that Jeffrey Brown. And, to no one’s surprise, they are CUTE.
From his start as a self-published autobiographical cartoonist, Brown has become something of a household name – at least among households with kids – via his trilogy of Star Wars cartoons, his Jedi Academy books and and most recently his Lucy and Andy Neanderthal series.
Uniqlo has also featured a ton of manga/anime themed T-shirts – I still treasure my One Piece lewks – but they recently rolled out something of a deep cut with a Rose of Versailles line – still available here, with art by manga-ka Riyoko Ikeda. Some gifting problems solved there.
Really, the only limit is the size of your closet where collecting these is concerned.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.