Yep, it’s that bad brain from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame, KRANG. I’m having 5″ x 8.5″ stickers of this bad boy printed up by the dudes at Sticker Mule as we speak. If everything goes according to plan, I should receive them in time for WMC Fest this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. Fingers crossed.
I did a little sketch of KRANG a couple months back which I posted over on Instagram. I used that sketch as the basis for this vectorized version, making some slight adjustments along the way. I wanted to make sure that the ‘ol brain wasn’t perfectly symmetrical because, if I recall, he was always bubbling up and squirming around. The original drawing was a little too “droopy” for my tastes however, so I tightened it up a tad without perfectly mirroring the left and right sides. Just enough play between the two to give him a little bit of life.
After KRANG was set to party, I went about drawing out the type for the bottom portion of the sticker. Scanned that in, threw some vectors on it and there you have it. I went with a “kiss-cut” style of sticker like the ones you used to see all over the place back in the day. Loved those things, so I’m gonna try to bring it back to that era. As always.
If you’re going to be in Cleveland this weekend and want some KRANG in your life, track me down through Twitter. I’ll have a fat stack of these on me at all times. Come and get ‘em…