Tuesday, October 10, 2006

the idea

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To any and all of my favorite people who look at my blog:

This is the idea I mentioned yesterday and I’m testing the waters with this question:

what would the response be if I offered hand titled, numbered, and signed prints of certain pieces of my work?

I recently had some prints made and I marveled at the loveliness of the print quality, timeliness of the getting printed, and the cost effectiveness of it all.

I thought to myself, “This is maverlous, this is fantastic.” Then I forgot about it for a day.

But as I mowed the yard on Saturday it all came back to me: Prints.

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I’ve got several pages of notes and plans writtnen out and a starting set of pieces lined up but here is where I need your help:

Just a simple response of interest or not interest would help me decide my next course of action.

Prints would be $20 + $1 for shipping supplies. (The dollar wouldn’t cover everything but it would help off set the packaging supplies.)

Digital woodcuts (if you’ve been around my blog for a while you probably know what I mean) would be $10 + $2 for shipping (they’re usually a little bigger and require printing on 11 x 17 paper and that means more expense in shipping supplies.)

This is all in a state of working out, but this is how I have things planned at this point.

I’ve got an initial starting series of 10-15 pieces lined up with more becoming available. So give me some feedback!

Thank you all!

[edit: I have a number in my head of responses I'm looking for before I decide if this is truly a worthwhile venture for everyone involved; namely, you and me.]

just leave me a yea or nay comment:

19 comments:

Kristian said...

I'd be interested, for sure. I shoot by about every day for a bit of visual inspiration (I'm an art director).

Erik said...

Same here, I love your illustration work!

Jake said...

Consider this a "yea" (Where did you get them printed - I've had the same thought with my stuff. http://www.twofishillustration.com)

Thanks...

Tom said...

I'll take a digital woodcut! So yes, do it!

Ayelet said...

Yea here too - I just discovered your blog recently and admire what I'm seeing so far. Depending on what you print, I can definitly see myself buying a print of yours.

Cody Goodin said...

I have been visiting your blog for a few months and really admire your illustrations. So, I would also be interested in getting a print.

grant said...

"yea"

Chase Blankenship said...

Sure.

Cory said...

hey, thank you to everyone.

frgodbeyjr said...

I'm in Cory... Great idea to allow us to share in your fine work and vision.

Cory said...

Hey Jake, I got the prints made at the print shop of a college near here.

Katherine said...

I would LOVE to buy some of your work!

Gwen said...

heck yes. and you can count my response as like 5 comments b/c that's about how many prints i'll probably buy. oh and you can waive the shipping fee since i could totally come pick them up.

CEDAR said...

Good idea. The world will be a better place with more of your art out there inspiring the masses.

Cory said...

Gwen brought up a fantastic point: if you're local, then there's no need to charge for shipping and whatnot.

thankee muchly

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a grand idea. Still wondering when Portland Studios will be offering the posters again... I was about to buy one of Justin's when I found that the store was closed.

Jennifer B. said...

Yes, oui, ja. Very much so. I'd love to have some pieces of your work.

Jeff said...

What's the printing method? I might be interested in something high-quality... like those prints Justin did for TJ.

I think I might also be interested in original sketches. :-)

Cory said...

Jeff, I don't know what justin did for TJ, but these prints are a glossy finish on a heavier paper. It's not like a watercolor paper thickness-- it's a heavier poster type thickness.