November 03, 2004

Retail Therapy
entry,

Quit reading election results, okay? And for crying out loud, quit being MEAN to each other. We have voted, and the votes are being counted, and the best we can hope for is that the election NOT get settled by the courts. Regardless, it's out of our hands right now.

So... looking for something therapeutic? BUY STUFF!!

Warehouse 23 has two new Schlock shirts coming, and one of them is ready for you to throw money at. It's the Rule 35 Shirt, which allows you to proclaim proudly "That which does not kill you has made a tactical error." I don't have pictures of it yet (mine haven't arrived), but I'll post them when I've got 'em. These are long-sleeved red T-shirts with the Schlock URL printed on the back, and Rule #35 printed on the front.

The second shirt will be announced Monday. I'll say only this: They're white t-shirts with black banded hems at the collar and sleeves, with the URL on one sleeve, and an image on the front.

As some of you may know, I've been doing commercial cartooning work on the side. Schlock doesn't yet pay all the bills, sadly (I have only myself to blame for that, since I haven't gotten the books or the CDs in your hands yet.) Well, one of these commercial projects is a calendar full of non-Schlock single-panel cartoons I created for a company that does PDA synchronization software. If you're interested, you can pre-order these calendars from Toffa in the UK.

Toffa's calendar is not really a consumer product. It's geared mostly towards their customers, so in that regard it'll be like the "Snap-on Tools" calendars we've all seen in auto-shops: lots of branding around a thematically related image. Granted, my pictures will have 100% fewer bikini-clad women on fancy automobiles in them, but you get the point, right? Click on over and at least take a look at the sample. Don't feel bad if you don't want to buy it -- I'm not paid a commission or a percentage. I got my money up front, like any good mercenary should.

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