“Spies . . . Sixties . . . Surfing . . .”
WHAT IS SURFUR GURL?
In 1994, artist and designer, KEITH KLEIN, produced a line of t-shirts around a character he created named, HONEY STUART, a.k.a., “SURFUR GURL”, which was inspired by his childhood love of “SPEED RACER”. He produced several different designs, which sold like crazy.
Wanting to create a backstory to the designs, he began to flesh out who Honey Stuart was and “SURFUR GURL” blossomed into an animated pilot which Keith wrote, designed and directed himself.
When completed, he intended on selling to MTV’s “Liquid Television”, the show that launched “Beavis and Butthead” and “Aeon Flux”.
Unfortunately, technology wasn’t as fast back then as it is, today, and it ended up taking close to two years to complete the pilot. By then, MTV had cancelled “Liquid Television”, so “SURFUR GURL” got shelved, but Keith never gave up on his idea.
After having done everything there is to do in the world of art for nearly three decades, a few years ago, Keith decided that it was time to pursue his dream in ernest; he relocated from his hometown of Chicago to the heart of Hollywood (exactly like Walt Disney did) to make connections and secure a deal to produce the entire “SURFUR GURL” ANIMATED SERIES.
In the meantime, Keith’s gone back to where this idea started; 20 years after he created the original designs, “SURFUR GURL” T-SHIRTS are available AGAIN! Produced exclusively by us and available for sale in a multitude of colors in our KEITH KLEIN STUDIOS MERCHANDISE SHOP. Some are faithful reproductions of the original designs, along with some brand new ones! In coming months, we will be adding more products to our shop that you can have your favorite “SURFUR GURL” design printed on.
The SURFUR GURL WEBSITE is currently being redesigned… bookmark the page and visit again, soon.
Surfur Gurl Comic Strip – “24 Hours In The Life of Honey Stuart”