BJJHQ.com at 11pm Eastern Time 20th August 2012 - that's later tonight as I am writing it and if you are a European reader, that's like really really early in the morning!
I first came up with this design a year ago. I liked how the words could be read in any one of a number of different ways,
eg TO WIN MAN, DRILL!
or, MAN! DRILL TO WIN!
or, DRILL TO WIN, MAN!
or, MANDRILL TO WIN
...and I'm sure there are a few more variations or play on the order of this phrase. It was inspired loosely on the book by Andre Galvao: Drill To Win.
I chose the mandrill ape mainly because of the wordplay possibilities but also because the male has the most awesomely impressive and colourful face. Oh and an equally impressive rear end, but, um, I'm not going to draw that!
Sorry if these sell out by the time you read this. I hope to get some re-printed and made available in the UK later on.
As a side note, this t-shirt is not a freelance job or a collaboration but printed solely under my own 'Meerkatsu' brand name. I'll be discussing more about this on a later blog post, but suffice to say it's a very exciting development for me.