The Horror Honeys: Convention Interview: PunkStuff

Convention Interview: PunkStuff

Horror family, you know how it is. You're at a Comic Con and you see a booth selling horror stuff. You get excited and then you realize that these people are just trying to cash in on your love. They don't love horror like we do; they just love our money. Enter After scoping out their tees at the Reno Wizard World Comic Con, I realized that I was in the company of fellow horror fans and I simply had to accost them with my questions. Thankfully, Aaron Jones was more than happy to oblige. 

How long have you been doing this?

"I've been printing tee shirts, as a business, for fifteen years. Horror shirts, maybe 12 years...I started doing punk rock shirts, but that's a small demographic, so I started doing cult movies and I'm slowly rotating towards that. I used to run a record label and that's how I got into it and I've always done screenprinting. I used to roadie for a band and they taught me how to screenprint. 

Do you like horror?

"Yeah, that's how I got into it. It was easy because I had knowledge on it, I knew the material. I've watched horror movies since I was a kid. We're going to start a website just for horror. People get confused even though it's "punkstuff",  and we have different kinds of shirts, I guess people want a website to just have one thing. These days, you can survive on a niche, whereas twenty years ago you couldn't and I think that's where people get confused; they're used to a site having just one thing. So, we're going to start a website with just the movie stuff. Horror, cult, sci-fi, fantasy..We sell on ebay,our website and then we do these.

How long have you been doing the Cons?

"This is the first one I've ever done personally, but I have a guy on the east coast who does it. Cons have been, for the most part, on the east coast. These (comic cons) seem to be better. Even though it's not specifically horror, there are more people. The horror cons only have about 5000 people. There's a lot of people here that are into horror as well."

Aaron and I spoke for quite some time and I am here to tell you that he is a true horror fan. He can speak of mythos and folklore like any good horror nerd so, if you're looking for a classic horror shirt, is the place.