HijiNKS Ensue Video Blog #8

“The Cost of Doing Business”

Part of my Video Blog where I record the trials and tribulations of trying to make a living from my webcomic. The end goal is to create a road map for creative people to earn an honest living from their creativity.

Outdoor Fucking Starts Today

Cuz’ it’s the first of May.

If you ordered a shirt from April 3rd to April 18th (or so), it is shipped. All except for a few unlucky Fancy Bastards that ordered XL Roslin ’08 Mens shirts. I was a dumbass and ordered 2 too few of those. I will make it up to them with special presents. Maybe I’ll send them a free print of any comic of their choice. Lesson for next time: order extras of popular designs.

Speaking of, I have 1 extra Godspeed shirt in a men’s large. If you are in need of such a thing, it will go out very quickly because it’s sitting on my desk.

I’m sending off the next round of shirts to the printer tomorrow, so if you want to get in on that batch, head over to THE STORE.

I’ll be posting a video blog shortly with my first impression of trying to be a clothing store disguised as a web comic. I made LOTS of mistakes this time, and learned many tips and tricks for next time. You’ll notice a few changes in the store based on what I learned:

  • 2XL and 3XL (adding 3XL soon) will be $2 more because they cost me more to print and more to ship. I had no idea.
  • Shipping to Canada will be $7. I figured it would be cheap to ship to Canada. It’s not.
  • Shipping in the US will be $4.50. Turns out I have to pay for Envelopes and Labels and other crap.
  • Ladies Shirts will be $1 more than mens. They actually cost me $2 more but I would feel shitty charging $2 more just because you have boobies.

The whole “Experiment” is just that, so I am learning more about the realities of full time comicing each day.

Look for a new video blog, and Podcast 13 this week, and a new comic tomorrow.

Last thing: Check out FB Aaron’s plans for the Shitty VHS Movie Challenge.  (original post here) Also check out his very kind review of the comic and the podcast.

Godspeed, you Fantastical Motherfuckers! (doesn’t have the same ring to it)