I love Teen Titans Go! I loved the OG version as well but, taking it as something that is completely different from the original, i think it's pretty good. But I digress... (I think I'm using that right, but i could be completely wrong)
There is a lot of exciting stuff coming up, with the business, with personal life, with everything!
For the business, we have upgraded our site and will soon be launching our store! We'll have prints available in two "qualities" the first being inkjet, we sell these at conventions and the quality is solid. The colors tend to lose a little of the subtlety in Danielle's watercolor but on the other hand have a more graphic "Comicy" kind of aesthetic. The second will be the giclée quality. These prints will be a little more, price wise, but the paper is fantastic and the print process means the quality is almost as good as an original. I haven't figured out if we are going to be selling originals online or not, there's a part of me that hates letting them go... but it is a business... I'll figure that out later. We are also going to be launching our t shirts, hoodies, and hats! They'll be available in a couple of styles, and we'll probably do a couple of tees that will only be available for a week or something. The hoodies came out to be a little more then expected but we got a sample and it is one of the softest hoodies I've ever owned, and now my mom owns it. So there's that.
With the website update and shop stuff I've been a little crazy recently. We're also working through commissions and the comic and it's been exciting! I had a lot of trepidation about doing this, with health insurance a necessity for me, but seeing the work in front of us and the fact that it's no longer a daunting task but a glorious opportunity (I sat here for a few minutes trying to come up with a good descriptor, that was the best i had that didn't reuse exciting) I'll be Twitch streaming tomorrow, from 1-5 with some art related stuff. I'm finishing up some inks today so I might do some concept work for Leo or Othello (our comic mice) to hone back in on their feel.
Oh yeah, we're going to see the Blackhawks play the Ducks on Tuesday (next Tuesday) and can't be more stoked, except that Danielle is a Ducks fan... I may get in a fight defending my wife's honor... quack quack quack
See you Space Cowboy...
So I thought I would be getting this done yesterday, but I couldn't figure out how to start a new blog post. Don't worry though, Danielle came home and pointed out the bright blue button that says "New Blog Post"... Thanks Techmology...
Here I am though! So, let's get started. There is a LOT going on. I left my job after almost eleven years, and while it wasn't necessarily by choice, it was definitely time. I have had a couple of lazy days but we have also been preparing for the new job ahead. I guess this is where it all comes to a head. For the past six years we have run Of Mice and Madness as our baby, it's allowed us to meet a ton of amazing people and opened us to things that we weren't aware of or wouldn't have thought of otherwise. But, because of us both having full time gigs, O.M.a.M. was always pushed to the side as far as priority; at least in my boat. Because of this we had been late on commissions and I was terrible at communicating with the people that mattered most. You guys. So what does that mean? Where am I going? Hold your horse, I'm long winded and rambly but I'll get there eventually.
We also started streaming on Twitch which has brought even more amazing people and great friends, but with the wedding and honeymoon, losing Ollie, and my job it all sort of went to a hard stop. We have talked a lot about what we want to do and we're going to be getting back into the game, slowly. One of the things that I think might have happened is that we were too aggressive with our schedule. Yes, eventually we will stream five-six days a week. But starting off like that I feel put a lot more pressure on us. So starting next Wednesday we will be streaming from 1-5! From that point we will be on schedule of Mon-Wed-Fri in that time slot. We will keep with the art centered streaming but also be sprinkling in some video games, cosplay builds, and 3d sculpture. I have also been getting stupid into miniature model building so I have a whole line of that planned too... (I love Battlestar Galactica Vipers, just saying)
We ALSO have a ton of commissions that are at differing stages of completing and those will be taking precedence over everything else right now. If we're working with you on a commission expect to see something coming from me (Drew) in the next week. I plan to have all inks completed asap and am super excited for these as I have had them bouncing around in my head a lot. After Commissions we start the real work. C2E2 is our show, well it feels like our show since we've been there the past six years (seven?) and this year we are going to have comics! Tails From Out There and Rocket Mouse with both have their first issues completed and will have special covers for C2E2! We felt that this was appropriate since we were formed in Artist Alley oh so long ago. We'll also have a bunch of new fan service Mice (I'm really excited for the ODST mouse) and of course more Hockey Mice (HOCKEYS BACK!)
You did it! Here's the end! What does all this mean? Well, it means its time to go all in. We will be devoting 100% of us to this company and these little guys, and to you. No more radio silence, we are going to be talking a lot more, to the point that you might get tired of us. But that's what we'll need to do to make sure we flourish. It's going to be hard, I'm an introvert so talking to people is not my strongest suit, but as always we feel that it will be worth it. The last thing I have to say is this. We need you, your support has helped drive us forward. The words of encouragement have always been what let's us know that this is worth it. So thank you, if you've been around for a while; if you've just found us, thank you. I promise the best is yet to come.
See You Space Cowboy...
D & D
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