The Compulsive Squire

Where Outstanding Humour Meets Desperate Boredom

Original Stitch (Pokémon Dress Shirts)

Have you ever wanted to dress as smart as an Alakazam, but feel cooler than a Dewgong? Original Stitch may have the adorkable-come-metropolitan clothing range for you. As reported by IGN, they have a selection of formal dress shirts imbued with patterns inspired by the original Pokémon class of ’96. At time of writing they’re available exclusively from the Japanese site, with this introductory video to whet your appetite. There’s never been a geekier way to look sharper than a Scyther.



This Pixar short film really strings you along.


Spanish artist, BlancaVidal, is a purveyor over an abundance of charm and cuteness; designer of a gallery of illustrations based of different gaming and anime characters. They’re a dab hand with watercolours and inks, creating both beautifully colourful sketches and dramatic stark prints – all available in a range of t-shirts and home decor products. Click the pic to go through to their TeePublic page for the best look at several of the designs.

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The People’s Vote

Clearly following the events of Black Panther, Andy Serkis finds himself with a little more time on his hands.

Jacq the Stripper

Meet the work of Jacqueline Frances, better known as Jacq The Stripper. As you may have guessed, Jacq has one of those day jobs that most likely takes place at night. Through this job, that she performs proudly, Jacq comes across several unique people, scenarios and opinions that she has transformed into multiple amusing comic strips for our blessed viewing pleasure. The main theme of the drawings are challenging the societal shame around stripping; attacking the male psychology around it, the contradictory overlaps between the patriarchal and feminist view of stripping, a few choice quotes and some honest-to-God functional life hacks for the craft. With a bit of sexy, and a lot of sassy, Jacq the Stripper takes targeted shots at the taboo of stripping and the assumed disposition of women (and men) that do it. And she’s making some great points, some funny pictures, and published literature for your purchasing pleasure while doing it.