SHORTEST VERSION: My daughter and I collaborated on a print! It’s signed by both of us and limited to 100 pieces. GO BUY IT NOW (and tell 99 of your friends)!
SHORT VERSION: Instead of selling a limited print to pay for a trip for my wife and I on JoCo Cruise Crazy, like I wanted to (and like I have for the past 2 years), I am NOW selling a limited print to pay off an unexpected tax bill from the IRS which cost ALMOST EXACTLY what the cruise was going to cost. THANKS, UNIVERSE! It was drawn by my six year old daughter and I, and I’m SUPER proud of it (mostly of the parts she did).
For $35 you get this print, plus a free print of your choice, PLUS you have the option to be SUPER supportive and purchase more prints of your choosing at a HUGE discount. GO BUY IT NOW!
LONG VERSION: For the past two years you wonderful Fancy Bastards have sent my wife and I on fantastically geeky Caribbean Cruises (JoCo Cruise Crazy to be precise) via the purchase of signed, numbered, limited prints. As I was gearing up to create this years print (something featuring the HE cast in a Sharknado type scenario) I found out from my accountant that I had crossed over the threshold of self employment where I make so little money that the IRS pities me and doesn’t actually want any of it to the point [[[[juuuuuust]]]] above that where the IRS wants thousands of my dollars, effectively causing me to make less than when they wanted none of it at all. Still following along? I barely am. Seeing as how I have never owed additional taxes since I’ve been self employed, I have foolishly not set any extra money aside for the paying of such taxes. Now I’m getting charged all kinds of fines and fees for every month I don’t pay.
So instead of coming to you Fancy Bastards and asking for your support in sending my wife and I on a magical cruise, I am now asking for your help with OPERATION C.R.U.I.S.E. (Calculating Revenue Undermined Impending Seafaring Escapades). I didn’t want to come out and just ask for donations, especially around the holiday times (though DONATIONS are ALLLLWAYS appreciated) and I didn’t feel like doing the Sharknado print since it would seem out of context with my current comic direction. I decided the best thing I could offer you was something that really reflected where my art is, where my passion is and where my heart is right now, so I created something new with my daughter.
This print is inspired by (and features some of the art from) the Daddy/Daughter Digital Drawing Time posts I’ve been making on my Tumblr over the last year. In a sense, this is the very first piece of merchandise that accurately represents the new direction of HijiNKS ENSUE. When you purchase the print, you can also select a second free print of your choice, or you can purchase additional 3 print sets OR you can purchase all 7 prints I’m offering, you know… if you want to be super supportive and help me dig myself out of this C.R.U.I.S.E. hole.
Anyway, GO BUY IT NOW! (please)