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.



  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. ;)


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


  3. Lindsay says:

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


  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 :)


  5. sasha says:

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


  6. Amy says:

    This made me laugh so much.


  7. Diana says:

    she’s a funky mermaid!!


  8. Jessica says:

    ahh, i chuckled over this!


  9. Meanz says:

    I love it! You’re so clever!


  10. Holly says:

    How delightful – great idea!


  11. LaWanica says:

    Awesomesauce! More hipster mermaids please!


  12. Rumisu says:

    we LOVE your very cool mermaid!!


  13. Harriet says:

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


  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.


  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.


  16. Shinypigeon says:

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


  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!!


  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


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


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  26. Marilyn says:

    Love her! Please make this a print.


  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.


  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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