A couple months ago, I drew a very silly picture based on a fragment of a late night conversation.
This is Steampug.
In the approximate month-and-a-half since Steampug rode his zeppelin into the strange aether of the internet, he has cropped up on a number of sites, including tumblr, where he has received 2,044 loves/reblogs (as of yesterday). This is more than the total hits to date for this website, and probably more people than have seen any one of my “serious” pieces.
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…next up, Cyberpug, Daft Pug, and maybe Pug-Sothoth.
I’m not sure you’d be ready for how much money you’d get if you made Pug-Sothoth.
D) All of the above. Please!
So where do you sell your artwork? Are you on etsy?
I am, though I don’t have a lot up right now. Here’s the link:
I would LOVE to be able to buy this as a T-shirt or poster/print!
Shut up and take my money.
Ditto – I waaaant!
Hi! Saw this on reddit. Requesting tshirts and prints! Thanks!
PLEASE make prints/posters and t-shirts so you can shut up and take my money. PLEASE!!!
AHA! glad i’ve found the artist responsible for this awesomeness…
i’ve added credit to my tumblr post (http://blog.toodamnninja.com/post/7571763318/steampug)
and you can def mark me down as a vote for a print of Steampug! 😀
yes yes yes
I would love a shirt
I love t-shirts, but I’d buy a poster of that first… Nice work!
Who can I give my money to? *Throws $50 out the window hoping for a wall-size print to fly back in*
Krusty-Pug or Gutter-Pug?
(and I want a t-shirt of this, plz. I’ll give you money.)
Pugnacious D, Pug Uglies, Pughlulu
T-shirts would be awesome!
Fuck yeah, t-shirts.
Yes, yes, yes. I’d buy a tshirt in half a second.
Heck yes! And prints! (Um, pretty please?) I so need that hanging in my apartment.
Yes yes, was so excited I wrote you an email voting for the same.
Great blog, btw.
If this doesn’t get made into a t-shirt, a little piece of me will die.
I have had this picture forwarded to me several times, because I am a known lover of Victorian fiction (I am writing a series of essays of every canonical Sherlock Holmes stories on my blog right now) and a known owner of two pugs. I know several people that would buy this in a heartbeat as a T-shirt or print.
I’ve also had this forwarded to me because I love steampunk and own two pugs! Copy of the print ordered today! *so cited!!*
Sign me up for tshirt or print. Thanks!
Want want want! (print and/or tshirt)
love that Steampug! Will he be having adventures/encounters throughout the world(s)? I believe he could battle evil and stupidity and rescue the worthy.
…and only the worthy!
Tshirt Preorder, y’all:
I would absolutely buy this as a t-shirt. Especially if there was a black-pug version :3
This is the best thing that has ever been spit out by the internet.
+1 for t-shirts.
I would *love* a print of this… it’s just the loveliest piece of art I have seen in… maybe ever. Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
done and done.
Steam Pug ~ He’s going places
(That’s his new slogan)
And, yes……T-shirt please
I’d love this as a print!
Ordering myself one now.
This brings me so much joy!
Yes, tshirts. I would TOTALLY buy one.
amazing how joking with friends can lead to a great buisness in tee-shirts. I will take four please
must have steam pug t-shirt or print!
so…can i purchase one of these prints/tshirts? 🙂
Indeed you can!
It has been shared on Google+ many times!
Yes please … to t-shirts, copies of the print, etc. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
Hahaha!!! Steam-pug?! Hilarious!!
Congrats on being Freshly Pressed, by the way… 🙂
Thanks! Truly a red letter day.
I would buy a t-shirt! He’s adorable!
…and now Freshly Pressed?!?! Definitely a sign…
I’d totally buy that t-shirt. Better still that it should come as a onesie for the little ones, though! If I could put that on my toddler after work today, I’d be doing it at while still at the daycare. 🙂
Really cute and an amzing drawing!
Impressive! And this was written back in July.. I wonder how things are going now?
Haha, that’s amazing. You should capitalize on it every way you can!
That’s a whole lot of HELL YEAH, right there. 😀
nice blog !;)
love it, i think there needs to be more!
Combining my favorite dog with my favorite style.. you win.
Steampug is soooo cute! Umm that is if anything Steam is allowed to be cute.
That is hilarious and adorable! I love pugs and steampunk, so it’s a perfect combo.
Have you made those t-shirts yet?
nevermind – found it! love it!
This needs to be a cover and name for a children’s book, with similar illustrations inside. I’m dead serious–it will sell.
love love love. And my pug obsessed friend is going to love it more. You can absolutely make money on this one…
This is so cute! I hope Steam Pug keeps going forward. Lots of people would probably want a shirt.
I love it! You should do a series of works based on this little fella!
Yes, of course t-shirts! Too funny.
…and posters! ;o)
I love the Steampug! I actually saw this on tumblr and saved it a while ago!! Fabulous job:)
This is fantastic.
This has singlehandedly made my day.
whimsical is always the right direction with art in my opinion. This piece just makes one smile..T shirts a must!
awww… this is super cute~
I love this!!! I have a part pug, part Boston Terrier (a Bugg!)
I would absolutely buy a print! Immediately!
I would totally wear a t-shirt with this on it. I love the art style plus it’s totally awesome. 😀
I’ll take a print!
Steampug is a hero for the ages. T-shirts, posters, and dare I suggest it, mugs?
the steam pug just made my night. hilarious but somehow perfectly paired. thanks for sharing!
What a great illustration!
Yes! And prints!
lovely post, very creative.. oh yes, it’s great print on tshirts..
Please please please offer a print!!!
This site seems like the right kind of place. All artist-submitted. I have no idea what kind of deals they give you or if there are better people to go through, but as a consumer I can at least say that I know of their site and respect it. Your design should fit in well!
Thanks for the tip. I’m already selling shirts through etsy.com, only because it allows a bit more independence. I’ve been looking at threadless for future designs, though.
It’s 9:59pm, and I just realized I haven’t laughed once today– until now. Thank you!
Whoa, this is genius, I hope it becomes like the smiley face 🙂 I can say I saw it among the first 🙂
love it! i bet that’ll make a great design for a shirt!
Prepare for the typical female response.
AWWWWW ITS SO CUTE LOOK AT HIS WITTLE EYES EEEEEEEEEEEE
Best wishes from Germany!
This would make a great t-shirt!
Hi loved the way you managed to shape your balloon as a Faberge egg with fish fins for wings and yet it looks so harmonious together …I’m not surprised this got freshly pressed …it sort of plays on a person’s imagination for being so incongruous and yet so harmonious.
This is so lovely, print or t-shirt! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed. I am glad to meet with you, with my love, nia
So much for my BugPug costume for my little buddy– he’s definitely getting goggles and a helium balloon for Halloween.
I love it! So cute! Next, Steam cat?
That was my first thought when I saw this before having read anything!
I love the Pug
hilarious post!! nice one!!! 🙂
I love this one:)
def! t-shirts and prints!
Unfortunately I already have a near-identical picture tattooed on my chest, but a shirt would be very useful in colder weather.
Congrats on FP 🙂
Hello, yes, I want to buy a women’s med t-shirt, so please add more to the store pronto so I can give you my hard earned money for something delightfully frivolous. Thanks.
On it. A new printing is in the works, probably around early/mid November.
This is fantastic. Sometimes, late-night ideas are actually as brilliant as they seemed right after you took that hit.
I think it’s time to “float” him on the NASDAQ in the aftermath of his Freshly Pressed, and monetize all those hits… 😀 😀
I’ve seen this before! And yes, t-shirts!
Killer imagination, absolutely love it.
Steampub HAS TO BE A FILM! His travels, his first love and parting and then reuniting with his first love (a lot happens in between), fighting bad guys/gals, saving the world…yeah, it has to be a film. I’ll help write the script. Of course Steampug is an inventor and all round cool pug. Begin with a cartoon column.
me loves pugs.. me loves t-shirts, me loves talented artist!
Make that “Steampug”. So sorry. Maybe Steampug should tip an elbow.
Love this illo! Cute, with classy contours and colors.
I love to think that art has a life of its own. Steam pug agrees with me.
“T-SHIRT, T-SHIRT, T-SHIRT!!!”
p.s.- I will buy two right away if you do it.
Steampug. This made my day. Thank you!
Yes. T shirts. XD
Hehe this is so cute! Steampug for the win! 😉
LOL, this is amazing! How do you keep track of all the places he’s popping up?
oh, I lost track months ago.
Haha, Im loving the steam pug!!
‘adventures of steam pug’ the new frontier.
I really like this illo style. Nice
HOw cute is that pug?:)
Steam pug! Love it! Put me down for a shirt and a poster.
So true, I mean that’s the way it happens – you write one post and you love it and think it’s something like your personal masterpiece and then you fool around and write another one just for fun, or not for fun, maybe not even thinking what actually for and it gets more likes and views than the one which is the masterpiece.
YES T-SHIRT!!! The first thing I thought of when I saw this picture is that I wanted it on a shirt! 😀
And I did find this on Tumblr! 🙂
Love this! 😉 Keep up the good work and ill keep following you!!
this post was very funny
I would buy a Steampug shirt for sure. I really like the idea, and the art is in my favorite style. This is very awesome and very well done!
definitely t-shirts. It’s perfect.
damn you. You make me wish I could use water colours.
As an artist and mommy to a pug (two at one time), YES! I would love a babydoll tee of this and an art print to put on my wall of art with Dali, Picasso, and some local artists as well 🙂
But seriously, if you have not known of the pug movement, I suggest you consider the branding of it. Your pug is comical and spirited and MANY pug owners are ever sooooo insanely crazy about their dogs and everyone else’s pug. Not only will you make many pug owners happy, but monetarily I would assume it pays well too.
Have you thought about submitting it to Tee Fury or Threadless? I would buy this in a heartbeat!!
As a matter of fact, I have an Etsy shop!
These are really fantastic ideas in about blogging. You have touched some good things here.
Any way keep up wrinting.
Now that I have found you and know who did this wonderful bit of Steampunk whimsy, I will post it far and wide WITH your name and etsy shop link. I really hope there are both t-shirts AND posters for sale of this!
Thank you! There certainly are.