Fine China's got all sorts of problems: people just leave it in a cupboard for special occasions, you can't play catch without breaking it, and, though unarguably good looking, 70% of it is dudes. For plates that are waaaay cooler than that, check out Jimbob Art.
UK-based Jimbob lightens up normally staid dinnerware by using special on-glaze inks to meticulously hand-draw beasts in goofy human situations, although the cab company never, ever, ever believes that's his real name! He's got an ursine series with plates such as "The Handsome One", depicting a bear with a steely gaze in a lucha libre mask and tights, another in a Fez with the caption "What you leave – I EAT!", and one in a red mask who looks pretty serious about his job, which's "Sandwich Defender" -- also a failed arcade game in which a BLT shoots lasers at fat kids. Other Hot Pocket-crumb-catchers include "Anteater Bus" with a team of mice riding the arthropod-snorter, and a tea pot with four colorful-brief-wearing owls sitting on a branch, plus one in a thong, and a scary-looking canine and the caption "I could murder...a biscuit!", called "Biscuit Wolf", also Dick's nickname around the SVU craft services table.
Jimbob also sells prints like "Bear and Granny", with a sepia-toned bear seducing an old lady, and "Portrait With Thing" showing a gentleman holding a sloth-like creature with a body shaped like a Hershey's Kiss, although it still wouldn't have any problem getting past first in China, what with that ratio.