Kinda looks like “American Apparel Mermaid” actually

June 8th, 2011

Inspired by discussion of mermaids as the next Young Adult lit trend on twitter today, thought I’d give drawing one a go. And then this image just popped in to my head and cracked me up.

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  1. Mandi says:

    haha very nice! Also, what cracked me up, was your “kinda looks like an American Apparel Mermaid,” considering you labeled your illustration the unusually modest mermaid. ;)

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  2. Haha, American Apparel Mermaid is spot-on! Love the leg definition.

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  3. Lindsay says:

    Definitely American Apparel Mermaid! I love your funnier illustrations :)

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  4. Vanessa says:

    I love this! In mermaids are going to be in trend, I’m sure they will wear AA and maybe have ipads, too :)

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  5. sasha says:

    so perfect for the mermaid trend! thank you pirates of the caribbean!!

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  6. Amy says:

    This made me laugh so much.

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  7. Diana says:

    she’s a funky mermaid!!

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  8. Jessica says:

    ahh, i chuckled over this!

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  9. Meanz says:

    I love it! You’re so clever!

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  10. Holly says:

    How delightful – great idea!

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  11. LaWanica says:

    Awesomesauce! More hipster mermaids please!

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  12. Rumisu says:

    we LOVE your very cool mermaid!!

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  13. Harriet says:

    Ha, love this! Just received my Chronic Bitchface print thanks so much Kris- so beautifully packaged!

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  14. Nikki says:

    that is so hilarious! those are the best hoodies too! and i think a mermaid is hipster enough to wear american apparel.

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  15. Joyce/JLTFK says:

    This is so ORIGINAL! I have never seen such a concept before.

    I couldn’t imagine vampires becoming so big, but I shall have to see this mermaid trend to believe it.

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  16. Shinypigeon says:

    Love this! Absolutely love your work. Totally jealous of your talent!

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  17. Lucy says:

    WELL it would be pretty chilly sitting around all day with the wind and waves crashing all around you. She looks very comfortable in her fleecy hoody! Beautiful work Kris!

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  19. tiffelie says:

    Would definitely buy this! Please make it a print!!

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  20. Holly Rose says:

    modest yet stylish – very cute! You should send it to American Apparel – I’m sure they would love it! (you might even earn yourself a free zip up hoodie!)

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  22. Lauren says:

    Wow this is so great. American Apparel… hahaha

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  23. I love this so much! It made me laugh out loud! Wonderful…

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  24. […] love this “unusally modest mermaid” illustration by Kris Atomic. I guess there’s been talk that perhaps that mermaids will push vampires out of their #1 […]

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  26. Marilyn says:

    Love her! Please make this a print.

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  27. Liz says:

    I agree on the “please make a print” idea. My daughter has a mermaid room. When looking for “mermaid” art however, we always have a problem though as most is too revealing. I had to have the only piece in the room commissioned on Etsy by a really nice, understanding woman because she doesn’t like them so immodest. I showed this to her (she’s 10), and she was like… “Yeah, right on!” :) So email me if you ever make a print or want to sell that! Too cute!

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  29. Eden the mermaid says:

    I made this into a T shirt. :) I love you.

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  30. Kit says:

    I’m dying for you to make this into a book for young girls to let them know that it’s OK to be modest – even if it’s a little unusual.

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