gravity falls contest

TheMysteryShack needs more souvenir shirts to sell to suckers!

Here at TheMysteryShack, there’s a lot of tourists looking to part with their money. These simpletons love t-shirts. So we want to make more t-shirts and give them to them. For money, of course! Submit your best Gravity Falls or Steven Universe shirt design for a chance to have it be made into a licensed product and see it sold across the entire web world wide.

Submission Guidelines

1. Attach your design file in .ai (Adobe Illustrator) format or have the .ai file readily available if picked as a winner.
*EDIT: After Checking with the company specifically for shirts, an .ai file is NOT required like with some of their other products. Files accepted include: .ai, .psd, .jpg, .png. Apologies for any added stress or confusion.
2. Attach the sample shirt design used for voting as a jpg file. If you want to be specific, you can choose the specific color you’d want the shirt to be on. You can also further specify certain design elements be certain sizes, i.e. “the design is 6” across the upper chest"
3. No foul language, obsessive violence, gore, etc. These are children’s shows and the companies will have final approval.
4. No Crossovers. Each design picked is submitted to their respective networks.
5. Include your name (or how you wish to be referred to as) when submitting your artwork to receive proper attribution.
6. Artwork should be designed for a surface area of 15" to 19" at 300 DPI. This is considered the printable surface area of a typical t-shirt.

Email to with your submission!


1. Submit whatever you want. It can be well placed stock art or something totally original. Keep in mind that Disney/CN will be approving these so try not to submit anything that you know wouldn’t fly on the show. Subversive designs might sneak by them so put on those thinking caps!
2. You must be the artist for any original art submitted or have written permission from the artist to submit. You can submit stock art with added words or phrases.
3. Entries can be submitted until April 30th, 2017. Entries will be divided based on the show it’s from.
4. Winners will be chose in multiple stages TBD. Polls will be used to narrow down potential candidates. There is no limit to the amount of winners.
5. Open to anyone anywhere in the world.


1. Several winners will be chosen. Each selected winner of a design chosen to be submitted for licensee approval will receive a monetary reward of $100 USD.
2. Winners with designs accepted by Disney and CN and made into a shirt will also receive a commission for each shirt sold for the first 6 months of availability.
3. Winners with shirts approved and produced will also receive one shirt of their design in an adult unisex size of their choosing.
4. All selected design winners will also receive small gift packages containing merchandise from either Gravity Falls or Steven Universe.

Things to Keep in Mind

1. Treat your design as if it’s on a adult small sized shirt when specifying sizing and placement.
2. Submit a design that works as a shirt. This is important! Taking a poster type of artwork and slapping it on a shirt is lazy, even if some big companies in malls do it.
3. Submitting a design does not guarantee your design will be made into a shirt. Being chosen as a winning design does not guarantee your design will be made into a shirt. Disney and Cartoon Network have final say.


This is the first stop motion I’ve shot (not the first fabrication I’ve done post-BFA, but the first stop-mo animating I’ve done) since I graduated SCAD. It’s rough and I shot it all in one take from the workspace underneath my bed for the sake of entering Alex Hirsch’s journal contest at the last second, but holy shit it felt SO GOOD to go back to playing around in Dragon.

I had a better/funnier/longer idea for the contest but a kidney stone and changes to my work schedule flushed that good idea down the toilet because time.

Presidents' Day Special Offerings by Major Kids' Networks
  • Disney XD: Gravity Falls one-hour series finale (to complete a popular series)
  • Cartoon Network: Amazing World of Gumball special half-hour episode (to finally answer the questions about Darwin)
  • Nickelodeon: SpongeBob is gonna wear long pants.
CipherPines Headcanons 19

Throughout the day, Dipper and Bill have little contests for everything. And I mean, everything. When they wake up, they battle it out on who gets the first shower. When they’re done, they use the fog on the mirror to play a mean game of tic-tac-toe to see who makes breakfast. They come up with random races, contests to see who has to take the trash out, who has to help Stan unload stuff, who has to sweep, who gets to make his plate for dinner and lunch first, who gets to pick the TV show. Hell, they’ve had a few contests to see who would top on bed that night. Bill usually wins.


My entry for Alex Hirsch’s Gravity Falls toy video contest. He might as well give me that grand prize now.