No Ron Swanson Shirt…

UPDATE: You can now buy this Ron Swanson T-Shirt from Zazzle here. It is available in tons of styles and colours.. It’s not the same as the below drawing, but similar.

Ok, there is no question that Ron Swanson is the highlight of Parks and Recreation, I personally digg him so much that I decided to make a Ron Swanson shirt, so I thought what is more awesome than a Ron Swanson T-Shirt? A Ron Swanson T-Shirt with quotes!

So that is what I did, run into a bit of a problem though, when I uploaded my Ron Swanson drawing to Zazzle, Spreadshirt and some other print on demand t-shirt stores it became obvious that it is not allowed to create your own Ron Swanson shirt… (see email from Zazzle below)

Apparently Ron Swanson is trademarked and owned by NBCUniversal Television. Maybe this is the case with all TV caracters? Makes sense because NBC probably spent millions developing Parks and Recreation and the Ron Swanson caracter…

Anyway, here is my Ron Swanson drawing with quotes…



…and without quotes


Email from Zazzle regarding my Ron Swanson tshirt:

“Thank you for your interest in, and thank you for publishing products on Zazzle.

Unfortunately, it appears that your product, Ron Swanson Shirt with Awesome Quotes, contains content that is not suitable for printing at

We will be removing this product from the Zazzle Marketplace shortly.

Please help us make our content approval process better by taking this short survey.

The details of the product being removed are listed below:

• Product Title: Ron Swanson Shirt with Awesome Quotes
• Product Type: T-Shirts
• Product ID: 235468282542214348
• Result: Not Approved
• Policy Violations:
o Your product has been removed from Zazzle’s Marketplace due to an infringement claim by NBCUniversal Television. This may be due to the actual design of the product, description or search tags that references properties owned by NBCUniversal.
• Image: Image
We apologize for the inconvenience, a detailed description of the policies are located here.

If you have any questions or concerns about the review of your product, please email

Best Regards,
Content Review Team
Zazzle Inc.”


So… No Ron Swanson T-shirts for me.




3 thoughts on “No Ron Swanson Shirt…”

  1. Its sort of a good thing it didn’t go straight to production.. I love the design, but If you’re going to take the time to make a nice shirt, you might want to check your spelling. Just a heads up, you mis-spelled “where”. As in “WHERE I buy all of my food, and most of my stuff.” Its tiny things like pselling mistake that make your shit SHIT.

  2. Oh. and if you ever do get permission to print this. I’d start the ‘all caps’ at ALL OF THE BACON AND EGGS YOU HAVE. I think that emphasizing the ALL is pretty important. Because that’s what Ron is really stressing about the whole sentence. Anyways, i hope you can print this bad boy some day. Maybe not to sell. but they cant stop you from making it for yourself.

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