I’ve received a few emails, asking me where the Bug merchandise is.
I’m with you. Where the hell’s the merch?!
I planned on becoming a syndicated, newspaper cartoonist and assumed that merchandising would be handled by the suits. Little did I know that I’d make a webcomic instead where that responsibility would fall on my shoulders.
I want to provide you guys with all sorts of Bug merchandise, and plan to have some sort of store before the end of the year, but this is my first foray into merchandising and I want to make sure I do it right. I’ve looked at print-on-demand sites like CafePress and Zazzle and I’m not interested in using them. Sure, it’d be easy as pie to make Bug products through them but their stuff seems rather overpriced and who knows what the quality of their items are?
I’d rather pay money and have the products produced myself. This is going to take some time as I already have a full time job on top of drawing the comic, but I’m hopeful I’ll find time next month to talk to some local T-shirt makers and get some quotes from them. I’d rather spend extra time and money to provide you guys with reasonably-priced merch rather than over-priced, print-on-demand stuff.
I plan to have T-shirts available soon but I’d love to hear other things you guys would like to see.