Things Could Be Worse

The folks from Calamity Ware are doing their 10th Kickstarter. Artist Don Moyer is known for making traditional white China with a blue glaze and outlandish designs. I kinda love that, at first glance, the items are traditional and wholesome. But, upon closer examination, you find monsters and killer robots and things on fire. I’ve admired his work for some time now, but I don’t use real plates for most things. I am a fan of paper plates I can throw away when I am done, rather than filling the sink with disaster. But this time around, Don Moyer is making nice porcelain mugs. Even though I drink iced coffee when I drink coffee and I am currently on the wagon, I still like mugs. Mugs are good for many things, including heating water for chocolate milk substitute and consuming petite quantities of chicken soup (which I heart making from scratch.) So, yeah, I think I need a set of 4 mugs that say: Things could be worse. I didn’t even have to use my AK.


No matter how bad your day is going, these beautiful porcelain Calamityware mugs graciously remind you things could be much worse.

Lost your keys? Lost your job? Look at the bright side. At least you’re not plagued by pterodactyls, pursued by giant robots, or pestered by zombie poodles. Life is good!

The Things-Could-Be-Worse Mug is designed to remind you how lucky you are.

These porcelain mugs feature my drawing of a traditional blue-willow paradise discombobulated by more than a dozen calamities, perils, and pests. You’ll find…
• hairy fiend
• giant frog
• pirates
• cephalopod
• unpleasant blob creature
• voracious sea monster
• UFOs
• agressive pterodactyls
• rambunctious robots
• zombie poodle
and other suspicious animals and shrubs.


Posted by on July 30, 2015. Filed under Art, Headline, Trappings. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Blue Blood
Trappings | Personalities | Galleries | Entertainment | Art | Books | Music | Popcorn | Sex | Happenings | Oddities | Trade/Business | Manifesto | Media | Community
Blue Blood | Contact Us | Advertise | Submissions | About Blue Blood | Links | $Webmasters$
Interested in being a Blue Blood model, writer, illustrator, or photographer? Get in touch