Archive for November, 2006

Cricket Press Holiday shipping notice - #2

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

To ensure that your items arrive for Christmas please place orders by these dates:
International Orders……December 10th
Domestic Orders………..December 14th

We cannot guarantee any shipment, placed after these dates, to arrive by Christmas.

We will continue to accept orders through the season, but anything ordered after December 20th will not be mailed until after New Years Day.

Thank you! And Happy Holidays!!!

The Lexarts BUYART! Weekend

Monday, November 27th, 2006

We wanted to thank everyone who came down to the Downtown Art Center this weekend and supported, not only us…but all the artists that participated in the first BUYART weekend organized by Lexarts! Brian and I considered the weekend a definite success. Not only did we get to meet some amazingly talented and nice local artists…the crowds were plentiful, the folks friendly…and it seemed everyone was genuinely open to buying art for the holiday season rather than spending all their money at the malls! So…thank you so much! And for Lexarts for hosting us. And Robert Love for being our charming booth-neighbor! Hopefully we can do it again next year.

Here’s our booth setup and Brian acting like a goober:

Some of our biggest sellers were, conveniently, our sets of Holiday Cards that we now have available on the site. We sold the last 5 of The Goldfish art prints and all the Sky is Falling art prints we took (which normally isn’t a big seller). On top of that…people really responded well to our latest batch of Test-Print Journals. We sold-out of those too. It’s always interesting to see which items will be most popular at a given event…because it always changes.

Here’s a pic of all the little cotton bags we printed with snowflakes. These are being used to package our sets of Holiday/Retro cards! Ti’s the Season!!!

Cricket Press Holiday shipping notice - #1

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, any orders placed after 3pm this coming Wednesday (Nov. 22nd), will be shipped out on Monday, Nov. 27th.

We’ll keep you posted on any other changes or important news concerning shipping orders throughout the holiday season… you know, because things can get a little wonky this time of the year.

Gobble gobble.

Cricket Press makes’s “Featured Seller”

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

We’re pleased to have been selected as the “Featured Seller” on etsy for the week of November 6 - 13th (that’s this week!). If you’re not familiar with etsy, you should definitely check it out. We’ve been in love with this nifty little site for quite a while now, and it’s nice to see that they have taken notice of our work as well, and have offered to support us for a little while. Thanks etsy!

Cricket Press Etsy Store, Yo!

Purdue Lecture and Workshop Report

Monday, November 6th, 2006

This past weekend Make Like A Tree Comics (Jerzy and myself) traveled to Fort Wayne Indiana and gave our lecture and workshop at Purdue.  Friday evening was scheduled for our formal lecture. It covered how we got into comics, our processes, options for self-publishers and alternative ways to make a living doing freelance illustration. Here we are about to begin.

Further into the talk, Jerzy is talking about the tools of his processes. And I should note that the banter flowed quite easily and comfortably between the two of us. This was the first time for us giving a presentation together…but all our preparations worked out splendidly! two

After the lecture…and after we took questions from the crowd…we headed down to the gallery that has been hosting our work for the past month. There we got to meet and greet with people. There was also a book signing. All our books were for sale. The cool part was that unlike traditional signings, we were allowed to walk around and mingle while folks brought the books to us to sign. I loved that!

And here, I was talking to a guy who was asking about my color processes.

Here Jerzy and I are posing for a photo…used to promote happenings around campus.

The next morning…early Saturday morning, that is…we held our workshop. We gave a brief comics overview, showing examples of what we think are creative uses of the medium. And then we went right into the fun stuff! We created scripts with the audience and drew panel layouts from there. After, we took questions from the crowd.

And again, talked with attendees after.

I can’t stress enough how nice everything went. I’ll admit, I was nervous going into it, but everything flowed perfectly. The crowd had tons of questions and genuinely seemed excited about what we were there to do. And I walked away feeling a little more confident in not only my public-speaking skills, but why I do comics. I really appreciate everyone at the school that helped promote and organize these events!