Last Thursday I came home from a trip to California to find dozens of orders via email for my electric car mug. This happened a couple of months ago and it was a wonderfully weird mystery that was caused by Elon Musk, the scientific genius/visionary industrialist who had fallen in love with my mug and tweeted about it, referring to it as “maybe my favorite mug ever.” So this time around, I knew it had to be him again. But what I didn’t know was that he had tweeted the above graphic as a way to pitch the new screen software on his Tesla cars. At first I was a little aghast at having my artwork copied, but after consulting my lawyer (AKA my brother-in-law), I realized it was all good and the fact that I sold 40 mugs in a very short period of time lightened my mood. Wanna buy one? Click here!
The really fun thing about this new wave of minor fame is that there have been a slew of articles written about Elon using my wacky cartoon, and most of them have the words “farting unicorn” in the title. Hot damn! I might just might get my own wikipedia page for this, huh? Some of the articles have a link to my online store, and entrepreneur.com profiled my part of the story really well in the article, “He designed Elon Musk’s favorite mug, now he’s getting a boost in sales.” To see how many write ups are out there, just google the words, “Elon Musk farting unicorn” and marvel at the fact that I can now be called, “that farting unicorn coffee mug guy.” (photo credit: Elon Musk)