Year of the Ox Mug

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Rollo Banks "Year of the Ox" Design on a mug!

Michael Malone, better known by his nom de ink Rollo Banks, was a brilliant iconoclast and renowned tattoo artist whose mastery of the form earned international acclaim. As the Austin Chronicle’s erstwhile cover guru, Banks created the Chinese New Year series, which appeared annually from 1986 through 1997. The Chronicle is proud to make this collection available to readers as a wearable tribute to our late friend, the inimitable Rollo Banks.

Year of the Ox

1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021*


Best Case: Honest, hardworking, earnest, modest, logical, kind, reliable, trustworthy

Worst Case: Stubborn, workaholic, rigid rule follower

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Best Case: Divine bovine pulls long hours searching for cure to mad cow disease. Strong candidate for Nobel Prize.

Worst Case: Workaholic tendencies make it hard to find a harness mate. That medal won't keep you warm at night, Babe.

Famous Oxen

Best case: Barack Obama

Worst Case: Saddam Hussein

Check out Rollo's other designs here.

11oz Ceramic Coffee Mug, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe


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