thanks! i found the reference photo from an old photostock book and had wanted to use it for something for years. the Vandals' song "To All The Kids" with the line "to all the kids with headgear and braces and freckly faces...." made it perfect for this!
this was definitely a Toronto tag-team effort....illustration(i re-drew the photo in my style), design and printing by me, 3D research and digital messing about by Ruthless Cow and me, screens coated and exposed at Popfuel and ink mixing assistance by Buddy Lee and Louis Durand at Merchguy. printed there, too.