More recently, he's transferred his vision to the covers of school notebooks, hoping to charge $10 a pop for what he calls Stykie Notes, a compilation of artwork and lyrics.
"He adds a bit of the whimsical for boys his age," Smith said. "His art speaks to younger kids, mostly those in middle and high school."
Styk's catchy moniker comes from his first and middle names, coupled with his rail-thin physique. He said the inspiration for Stykfigures emerged from television shows such as "Heroes," "Chuck" and "That '70s Show" and music like hip-hop and rock.
"My stuff's really cartoony, but I think it's real down to earth," Styk said. "It's the art style of the now."
As for those quirky quips, they just seem to fit the character, he noted.
"The rabbit usually only says ‘crap' because that's the expression on his face," Styk said. "Goat's a smarter character. He's trying to prove Rabid wrong."
Styk's mother is an artist and his father is an art director, but the teenager taught himself to draw.
"His art, it touches on the Japanese anime as far as Stykfigures goes," said dad Jim Ware, whose son is half-Japanese. "He's highly interested in all things art, really."
Styk doodles daily, constantly refining his characters in the hope of one day launching a syndicated comic strip similar to Calvin and Hobbes.
In the meantime, the teen is focused on his T-shirts, which will run $18 apiece and range from pink to blue at Sassy Girl. He said he's already taken the shirts to school and received rave reviews among 30 of his classmates.
Carlo Nasisse, a 16-year-old artist from Athens, checked out Styk's work online and said his style will resonate with today's youth.
"Generally, teenagers aren't interested in art, but his artwork is appealing because they have humor and some wit," Nasisse said. "They look great in the form of a T-shirt."
Styk hopes to showcase his art at the next DragonCon, the annual foray into pop culture geekiness, and pursue other avenues in promoting his work.
"I just think if you have a dream," Styk said, "you have to go after it and try your best. I want to encourage everyone who likes to draw to do it."