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Question for the masses
Ok. I have a Cafepress store. I've had one for a few years now, it doesn't have hardly anything on there and I'd probably be better off making a new one since I've since obliterated the e-mail address that went with it soo...

But here's my question: If I were to make or otherwise renew my cafepress store, would anyone even be interested in some of the merch? What images would you want to see in there? What products should I offer? Would it even be worth the effort?

Here, let's make this easy:

Poll #606473 Thorn's Cafepress Store

If I made/updated my cafepress store, would you possibly be interested in purchasing something?

Yes as long as there's an image there I like
5(26.3%)
No, I don't want to
2(10.5%)
No, I'm broke
4(21.1%)
Yes but later on when I have some funds
8(42.1%)

What images of mine would you want in there (please refer to DA gallery)?

What product types would you want? (ie: mugs, clocks, shirts etc)



Here is my DeviantArt gallery.

http://thornwolf.deviantart.com/

It has nearly everything I've uploaded in it post-VCL. If there is something that is /not/ in there that you would like to see, please lemme know and I'll try to dig it up.

*edit* And yes, I'm aware I don't have many finished and colored pieces =/ *sigh*
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From: blueotter Date: November 6th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really love your art... but I'd be more likely to buy originals from you. I don't really wear furry stuff that much. A hand-full of con shirts more than satisfies my quota. ;)
From: kilojara Date: November 6th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't buy merchandise, really, and it's usually not even a lack of funds issue, I just restrain myself from buying something I don't need. I'm never interested in Cafepress Apparel since most of the stuff is white and I prefer to wear colored tees. I do like collecting small things like stickers, buttons, magnets to decorate my stuff (Usually say something witty and humorous, you'd have no problem there :D). Mugs are always nice, and calendar prints, journals, and posters. So I guess my general criteria is that it either has to be funny or functional. Does that help any? ^^;

I can't think of any particular pieces of yours that I'd like to see on any of these things, though. Sorry. Maybe you could make some art specifically for the shop? (That's what I'm doing with my Dragaia shop)
webgodd_s From: webgodd_s Date: November 6th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's definitely worth doing, regardless of what people in the poll say (though the info certainly can't hurt).

It is a bit of work up front, but in the end, it's all FREE money since you have no overhead.

I set my store up and linked from my web site. Now I just let it do it's thing. I certainly don't make a ton of money, but the extra $200.00 or so I make per year is nice.

Don't forget that lots of people visit Cafepress and search for stuff, so you'll get a lot of strangers looking at your work. I'm mentioning this because you shouldn't think that you have to rely on only people you know buying your work.

Hope this helps!
crazdude_k4me From: crazdude_k4me Date: November 6th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do it! Especially if you make posters. Seriously, I'd go without food for a week if I could have a poster of one of your illustrations. =D
akelavincent From: akelavincent Date: November 6th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Odd as this may sound... you did a little head sketch once of Silber chewing on a Philly cheesesteak, and I'd LOVE to see that one. (I didn't see it in your DA gallery - sorry if I just missed it!) I'm a well-known cheesesteak junkie, so I'd totally buy something with that pic. :-P
maggock From: maggock Date: November 7th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I put no, and it's not because of your art! I think Cafepress makes really shitty items for the most part. ;P
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 7th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I appreciate your honesty. I've only gotten one item from them and it was a thong, and it was the best fitting thong I've ever had, but those don't fit well anyways. I mean hell, its butt floss ;P
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