reMIND T-Shirt Pre-Orders.on April 26, 2010 at 6:00 am
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As the title of this post suggests; reMIND T-shirts are almost ready. I’ve been fighting the designs for nearly 2 weeks but I finally found something I wouldn’t mind wearing to the store. My problem with most comic related t-shirt designs are they either look too cheap or too geeky. Not that there’s anything wrong with a geeky t-shirt of your favorite geeky character geeking out. I just always told myself that if I ever made a t-shirt, I’d make one that not only represented the art and characters but also I wanted it kinda hip. When that bright idea first crossed my mind I wasn’t thinking of how hard it would be for me. I never considered myself a designer even though I’ve worked at a great many motion design studios. But anyway, I suppose I should let the work speak for itself instead of forcing your to believe that I did a good job.
Here’s what I came up with.
I know what you’re thinking. It took you that long to just use the same drawing as the cover? Yes it did. I am ashamed of myself too. Here is a Photoshopped stud wearing it. (It’s not me) The colors are slightly off from the image above but it will be somewhere between the two when it’s the real deal. I’ll also have written on the back “reMINDblog.com” or something. Don’t worry, it will be small.
T-Shirt Pre-Orders start now!
Since reMIND is a fairly new thing and anyone buying a shirt (at this stage) is a real TRUE FAN, I want to give anyone who orders a TRUE FAN deal, but here’s the catch.
For 10 dollars, I’ll send you a shirt with free shipping along with some fliers to stick up in colleges, comic stores or work bulletin boards(whichever you frequent most). I might throw in some more stuff if I can get it together in time. I’ll call this bundle, the GORILLA PACK!
Why the Gorilla Pack, you ask? Simple. I was trying to figure out which colleges and comic stores I should do gorilla marketing at on the weekends but I had no idea where to start. The weekends are the only real time I spend with my 18 month old son so it became increasingly hard for me to wrap my mind around it. Not to mention, I still need to finish pages to keep the blog going and this consumes most my free time as is without road trips. I’ve never been to the colleges around here either so knowing where to quickly post up fliers would be a challenge and a lucky guess.
I realized, if I could just get fliers to people who like reMIND, they might hang them up where they normally visit. Not only could I get fliers in places that I could never go, they would also be placed in the right spots. If you know a comic store owner then the chances of making an impression on them would be much greater than me rolling in off the street trying to peddle my product. If you go to college, not only are you helping me by wearing my shirt but you know the exact hot spots to hang a flier. As far as work bulletin boards, you know I’d never be able to even get close.
I think it’s a good deal. I mean, most webcomics charge $15 or more for shirts plus shipping and handling right? You could always throw away the fliers and get a cheap T-shirt. But in the end it’s still free advertising for reMIND and I need as much help at this early stage as I can get. Everyone knows word of mouth advertising is the best.
So here’s the Pre-order button. (US)$10 a piece. I can only send to North America for this deal. They should be ready to print in a few weeks so order quick before I realize how much it’s going to cost me to send these. Oh yeah, and if you really want to give me more money for a shirt, feel free to donate more. I’ll keep you updated on the ship date.
[EDIT] Pre-orders have closed (no more Gorilla Packs)