With the recent loss of my job, I am exploring some income possibilities through my graphics. Most every artist would like to be able to support themselves through their work, and that had been a dream of mine many years ago. But that was before the internet, WordPress, and Nickel Boy Graphics! So let’s see how this goes! (The job loss was due to a company transition which I believe was better for a majority of the company’s employees, just not necessarily me, but I’m not holding any bad feelings!)
I’ve tried several coffee mug designs with Zazzle, a custom printing company. After a few previous trials and adjustments, I believe I’ve got the font sizes adjusted properly for the Zazzle printing team. The only way to truly test these items is to order them and see how the final product looks. They look really good when designing online, but the preview is not necessarily accurate due to the equipment used for custom items. That’s understandable, and I don’t want to offer anything that I wouldn’t want myself! Seriously.
My trial mug orders were a learning experience, but a good one! So here is a real coffee mug that looks nice with colors close to the original drawings and with a font size that is clear and readable!
Although I would really like to incorporate speech balloons for these, the font size becomes a problem. They are readable, just not what I want you to have! But I’m going to keep working on it!
These coffee mugs are available in different sizes and styles, however I used the smaller size to better check the font readability. There is one design for each of comic strips (some funny, some serious). So you can choose your favorite or one that has particular significance to you.
To get to the new online store for Nickel Boy Graphics at Zazzle! from the main page, select “Fan Stuff!!!” Once there, look for “Collections”!
Currently there is only one Collection that has been built, and that’s for coffee mugs. There’s a coffee mug for each of the comic strips (some funny, some serious), and several for “The Lloyd Servant Show”! I’ve tried out and ordered several different ones to make sure that these are something that I would want myself!
I will add more collections of other items like T-shirts once I’ve tested out the products myself and can be sure that they are something that I would want for myself! (You may see a few item that come up as “No Longer Available” because they were trials that just didn’t work for me.)
Although I’m still getting accustomed to Facebook, I believe I’ll be using it more now to help keep product promotion at WordPress to a minimum.
Regular readers, please let me know what you think. Good or bad or indifferent, I value your objective opinions and suggestions more than I can say! Thanks!