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Society 6 Store Update

by Anastasia Catris in Announcement Comments: 0 tags: art, merchandise, society6

I have recently updated my Society6 Store so that it includes a few more items and some more of my most popular work including my Labyrinth print, Get Jinxed and Playtime is Over. So, if you are looking for a unique gift for your friends or family this Christmas, be sure to take advantage of Society6‘s daily deals (including FREE Worldwide Shipping today).

I personally have a Society6 Tote Bag and it is one of my favorite bags (it has Megan Lara’s ‘Space Cowboy design). The quality of the items on Society6 is excellent, though I will warn you that the ‘unisex’ vest tops are a bit roomy for ladies in the breast area (more like men’s training tops so don’t cover the bra very well).

If you have bought an item from my Society6 page, I would love to see your item in real life. So feel free to comment below with links to pictures or blogs with an image of the item and (with your permission) I owuld love to attach it to the end of this post.

Also, how many of you use RedBubble? Or Zazzle? I am always looking for different ways of selling my art and would love your opinion on those sites and the quality of their items.


Taking Stock

by Anastasia Catris in Personal Comments: 2 tags: art, etsy, society6

Every year around Christmas time I try to have a clear out of the house before the decorations go up. Almost like a Spring Clean, but… well, colder. I throw out any cosmetics and medicine that might have gone off; donate any cans and dried food that may have otherwise gathered dust to food drives; and find clothes that I may no longer be able to squeeze into but have been living in denial by having them in my wardrobe for a year and donate them to charity.

This year, however, the biggest clean out has been my office (and the longest considering I am still working in it every day, so it has been a very slow process). Looking back over 2014, I have managed to attend 21 conventions as an exhibitor! And, in that time I have had to restock my stall on an almost weekly basis, gather together commissions and constantly add to my pile of stationery, pens and paper. The office at the end of this con year was, as you can imagine, a bit of a state!

So, today was the final day of my slow clean out and I am happy to report that my Etsy stock is finally up-to-date with the correct numbers of items (so I won’t sell out of the wrong things, or oversell stock I don’t have). A lot of these prints are on a ‘once they are gone, they’re gone’ basis as I will be overhauling my stock something crazy next year with brand new work in the pipeline (which I am VERY excited about).

Cirque Du Mort itself will bring a whole host of new stock, prints sketch cards and even the exciting addition of postcards, stickers and buttons(!), but on top of that I will also finally be retiring a number of my prints which either don’t get as much love as the others or simply are getting on a bit and don’t reflect my style of drawing anymore. So, if you would still like to grab some of my more classic convention prints – this could be your last chance.

I will be running a sale on my Etsy store from now until 12/12/2014 for 20% off orders of £10+ So, simply use the code ‘COOLYULE’ to qualify for the discount. You can find my store at THIS LINK.

This will include my very popular mystery envelopes which each contain 2 art prints, 1 piece of original art and one ACEO/Sketchcard (either a print or an original). These are very limited so grab one while you can. I will also be making a limited run of these after Christmas for a New Year sale, but they will have different items inside, so be sure to grab this deal now if you want a little mystery.

Wednesday Wish List

Inspired by my good friend Lisa (CthulhuWakes) and her blog ‘A Star Fell On Her’, I have decided to start some themed blog post days as a way to get my blogging organized. Having been away from the blog-o-sphere for over a year now thanks to my old website breaking, it’s nice to get back to the exercise of writing regularly, even if it is only to say hi to you guys or make some announcements.

I’m also really looking forward to getting more involved in the blogging community. I follow a lot of my artist friends who I have been lucky enough to meet at cons around the world, but it would be nice to meet some bloggers from the spectral world of the internet too. So if you like blogging about art, comics, books, films, games and anything geeky in-between, I’d love to hear from you. If you could make a comment with a link to your own blog, I’d love to check it out.

All that being said, why not get started with my Wednesday Wish List! On my travels around conventions (and constantly scouring the internet for ideas), I have found a few awesome goodies that I think need to be brought to your attention. So, without further ado, here they are…

Wednesday Wish List

‘See You Space Cowboy’ Tote Bag by Megan Lara on Society6 – $22

If you are a regular convention goer you will probably recognize the artwork of Megan Lara a mile off (Firefly Nouveau,  Nintendo Nouveau). The Art Nouveau inspired, pop culture referencing beauty of her pieces is astounding. Granted, I am the target market; not only do I absolutely LOVE Art Nouveau, but I am obviously a massive geek, so her gorgeous, classic, elegant designs are perfect for me. I found this piece – ‘See You Space Cowboy’, inspired by ‘Cowboy Bebop’ – on Society6 and immediately knew I had to have it (She also has shirts available on Red Bubble). I opted to get it as a Tote Bag so I could wear it proudly to my next con. Corgis, guns, art nouveau – what more could I want?

Rat Queens Tunic Tank Top – $30


If you haven’t read Rat Queens yet then I really don’t know what you are doing with your lives! It is an amazing bad ass comic full of fantastic female characters and some amazing one liners. If you love role playing games, kick ass fight scenes and tales of bad mouthed babes and drunken debauchery, this is for you! Check out my review over on Chaos Hour if you are interested. The thing I LOVE about the merch for this book is, much like the book itself, it is representative of women of all shapes and sizes. The models on their site are beautiful, normal looking girls, and the clothes really compliment their shapes. While I love the design of this vest, there is also a gorgeous off-the-shoulder sweater that is perfect for us more ‘heavy up top’ ladies as it looks very complimentary. Style & Sexiness +10!

Razer Deathadder Soap from Soapasaurus – £7

Razer Death Adder Soap

There are so many awesome soaps to choose from on this website, I really didn’t know which one to showcase to you all. Seriously, you should go check out the site as all of their stuff is fun, quirky and (having met them at cons) smells gorgeous. This one won out, however, as it is definitely on my new house wish list. The mister and I are big gamers and even built our own PCs. While mine mostly has Guild Wars related kit (SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard), he is a bit of a Razer fan boy, so this would be a perfect fit for our future bathroom. Scented with lime, this is a perfect ‘wake up’ soap, and looks awesome to boot. Warning: May increase your pwning skill.

Dirty Teacup Designs’ ‘Fashion Villain’ Gift Cards – $15 for 5

Dirty Teacup - Fashion Villains

I was lucky enough to work with Dirty Teacup Designs on the Unstoppable Cards’ ‘Dead Divas’ set. I love her macabre characters mixed with her feminine style. These cards are a great way of getting samples of her artwork at a nice affordable price, plus they would make perfect birthday/thank you/note cards to send to that Wednesday Addams in your life (you know we all have one and if you don’t, it’s you).

Teatube Test Tube Tea Infuser by Think Geek – $11.99

Tea Infuser

For those of you who don’t know me, I LOVE tea. Yes, I am a blue haired girl who loves tea (Ramona jokes may now ensue). But, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I have a very strange aversion to metal (i.e. chains, jewelry, etc), so Tea Infusers tend to pass me by (which is a shame, because this owl shaped one – also from ThinkGeek – is adorable). So imagine my happiness when I found this lovely little test tube shaped tea infuser. Perfect for science geeks and Aperture employees alike.

Well, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoyed my little foray back into blogging. Let me know what you think below. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up and join in some discussions with you lovely folk.