Yeah, This Tony Millionare creation was a short cartoon on Saturday Night Live, and a T-Shirt/Shot-glass merchandising set for They Might Be Giants.
I have the T-Shirt. If Casey's story is true, it makes sense. This is obviously the same character, but the shading is much more complex than the original.
let me clear things up ... standard hit the nail on the head. my roommate came back from england with this toy, and i thought it was totally obscure, so i drew a "still life" of it for this poster. the day i printed the poster, a friend saw it and said "oh yeah, drinky crow!"
so i looked it up on the web, and as all of you seem to know, it's a character done by tony millionaire. i had no idea, and wouldn't have made the poster if i knew all this beforehand. so, apologies to mr. millionaire and his fans. technically it's a still-life of a toy, but that's like drawing a mickey mouse toy and calling it your own creation ...
so, if anyone cares, no money was made (aside from reimbursement for materials) and i only printed 50 of them. sorry to seem like a "Rip-off artist." that was not my intention. but i was still happy with the poster, so i went ahead and posted it on the site.
i don't remember the band, but a few years ago some techno band used an image of the comic character BONE on their cd without permission.
when the creator found out (whom i believe own the charachter, not some large company) he was flatered, but had to take legal action to protect his property.
ok. he probably didn't HAVE to take legal action. just be careful with this stuff. of course, we don't know the story behind this yet... maybe the use of DRINKY CROW has been cleared with mr. millionaire?