First thing's first. I think I mentioned this before but just in case: if you have any questions/concerns/complaints/confusion/deep
religious confliction about a store order, the email to send those to now is firstname.lastname@example.org - the rippystore address became a haven for spam and I kept losing shit. Really, really sucks.
I can only describe today as "ugh." Anyway, here's something that'll brighten things for a few of you. Aeire and Chris over at Puncn an' Pie (a comic hosted by S*P - whoo!) have their Volume 1 book on pre-order and, for a limited time, it's 55% off the normal price. That deal won't last forever.
On the home front, I'm trying something new. Summer months are always lean (well, for me) and apparently people who send bills think you should pay them. I know. I was shocked, too. What I'm
going to test out is this: I've got a bunch of 6x9 cards comin' my way in a week. Anyone who drops a tip in our jar (the PayPal button to your left if you're looking at the blog on the front page) of $3 (for folks in North America) or $5
(anywhere else - sorry but international mail will cost me more) will get a sketch on one of these cards. Now, these won't be commission quality - no backgrounds, etc. Just something as
a thank you. Then I'll slip the card in an A10 envelope and send it your way. I'll draw any character of mine - doesn't matter the strip. No, I won't do porn (porn is gonna cost you a lot more
than $3). And for every additional $3, I'll do another sketch (for readers outside the U.S., too). All you have to do is tell me who/what you want.
If this becomes a horrible nightmare, I'll stop but anyone who ordered before will still get their sketch. Just remember to email me what you want. Thanks! I hope to have more stuff up (including
limited edition prints) in the next couple of days. -R.