This week’s Astrobase Command blog update discusses some of the character design ideas we’re knocking around. Swing over to the Jellyfish Games developer blog to read it in its entirety.
You have to understand that my day job has nothing to do with directly interacting with clients at a point of sale. In my spare time, I draw and write. I therefore have very little visceral understanding of what it means to be a budding entrepreneur and seeing a sale roll by. Until today.
I received a notice telling me I’d sold a T-shirt on Cafe Press. I had completely forgotten about having set up a shop on that website way back in 2008. I had put a few designs of funny ideas a buddy of mine and I had thought up. Eventually, I added my “Space Program Reject” design so I could print off a copy as a gift for my wife.
It’s been about five years. Nothing ever sold.
On April 9th, I published a blog entry with my thoughts on being a supportive husband. It is the only time the logo has seen the light of day since it was first printed for that single T-Shirt.
Then today’s notice. It may be a pure coincidence, or it may be the effect of my nascent, if somewhat unintentional, marketing. Either way, I have to hand it to whoever took the time to find the design. It wasn’t necessarily easy to pull up on a Google search. Whoever you are, you’ve got my appreciation.
The sale felt good. I’d have to sell a bushel of these shirts before Cafe Press ever sends me a cheque, so it’s not about the money. It was really nice to see that someone else appreciated the concept. Seeing the notice was almost like receiving a surprise gift at Christmas when you think that everyone has forgotten you. It certainly added an extra bit of ‘oomph’ to my day. It also gave me a glimpse at what young entrepreneurs must feel as they see their startup begin to take flight.