April 23, 2009
Has anyone tried to order a print and had trouble with paypal? I got a complaint, but haven't been able to duplicate it. But, nobody's bought since the very day I got the complaint. If anyone's had an issue, please email me. Thanks!
Also, the new shirt design is a success! We sold over 100 shirts in under a week. It's especially cool to me because it represents the first time I've gotten some real success in merch.
Way back around 2003, I tried shirts for the first time. I printed 35 of them thanks to some help from my parents, and I ended up selling a total of three. More recently, I tried doing it myself, and only just broke even after about a month. Thanks to the awesome people at Topatoco, I've finally got a hit. Extra special thanks to Jeff who gets sole credit for the color scheme of the new design. His comic is pretty great, too.
So, I just want to thank you guys for being so supportive. This month will be the first time merch sales have represented a significant portion of my income. As much as I appreciate all the people who run ads on this site, it doesn't compare to the personal connection I feel when selling physical objects to loyal readers. Thanks, peeps!
Oh, and one last thing. Edminster informs me that the forum is now completely browsable. Guests can only post in "New Outlandia," but anyone can view all the inane posts.
April 22, 2009
That's right. A Schrodinger joke without a cat.
I promised Edminster I'd point everyone to the SMBC forums. There's a bit more activity and a LOT fewer spambots there than in the past. Though, I understand the mods keep some of the spambots as pets.