You’ve heard of “fake it ’til you make it…” ???? Well…
Greetings R&R fans and Squiddies! I have something to tell you about…
I am now friends with the chimp… a MailChimp (no, not a male chimp) … a Mail Chimp. He’s a little monkey with a messenger bag and he delivers email messages right to your inbox. I am finding that posting events and such on the blogs isn’t always an effective way to tell you about what’s happening with Squid Row Comics (R&R, Squid Row, & upcoming events).
That said, I contacted the chimp, and he’s agreed to help me out. MailChimp is a reputable company that DOES NOT spam and many artists and organizations usehe chimp the chimp to put out high quality, visually exciting email newsletters and the like.
So what sorts of things would be in the visually exciting email newsletter? Upcoming conventions and events will be listed… photos of said events and the aftermath. There would be news about stuff relating to the comic or art shows the I would be involved in. There could be previews or trivia… who knows?
So would you like to get the “Squid Row Happenings” in your inbox? I have placed a sign up under the Patreon button on the website. It’s easy to get on the list (and off, if you want). I hope that you’ll get on the list of people in the know. And when the little monkey shows up delivering messages to your inbox… don’t feed him… I hear he likes to take impromptu picnics and gets behind.
These are my coffee cup creations. I’ve been painting them for a few months. I put them in crates when they are varnished and completed so they won’t get crushed or damaged. I dunno, they look a bit… scary here… should I be worried?
Greetings from the Squid Drawing Board…
More and more webcomic-ers and indie artists are turning to Patreon for to give their readers and want-to-support-ers a way to, well, support them.
I want to once again ask for your Patreon-ic support via Patreon. It’s simple. They make it easy. They take care of the details. You can choose to give anywhere from a buck a month to $25 a month (or more). There are perks, of course. Would you like to get an art-postcard from me every month? or perhaps an artist trading card (example is pictured)? Or even an Art-o-rama zine (when it drops)? How about a behind the scenes news feed? All these things are perks and are available to you starting at $2/mo.
I don’t like asking for money. I was horrible at the door-to-door thing as a kid. Cookies, walk-a-thon pledges, school fund drives… I hated them. But comic convention tables aren’t cheap… and I want to continue to provide comics online. So won’t you drop something in the ol’ coffee cup? I would appreciate it greatly!
AND, to Sweeten the Pot, I will do you up a one-time Artist Trading Card for signing up at the $2/month level… that’s just $24 dollars for the year… plus you get an ATC… and I will send it to you! If you choose to give at a higher level, I will still send ya the ATC and I’ll draw whatever you want on the card! Jump to my Patreon page!
So thanks for reading to the end. Thanks for being a fan! AND… Smiles to you all!
It’s the busiest time of year for me. It’s Convention Season. From August through October, there are all kinds of stuff planned.
July/August: Sketchbooking Workshops at The Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA. MMA Events
August 27 & 28: West End Celebration … art and music festival of fun, Sand City, CA. Westendcelebration.com
September 4: SF Zine Fest… County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, San Fran, CA. sfzinefest.org
October 1-2: Open Studios… The Cartoonery will be open for to browse my space. Monterey County Open Studios Tour
October 8 & 9: The Alternative Press Expo… San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. alternativepressexpo.com