Earlier this year I mentioned that by year's end I wanted to get an actual online store going with A* merchandise for people who might want some, and so--egged on by a few people who really do seem to want some :o--I present you with the beginnings of such a store--the T-shirt side, anyway:|
A* T-shirts at smbhax.spreadshirt.com!
I haven't incorporated that link into the site's main menu yet because I'd like to get feedback from you lovely readers on what you think of the current set-up and T-shirt designs available. You can see them all via the link above, but for the sake of posterity and a slightly larger view, I'll post them here:
They're on "heavyweight" T-shirts, in both men's (pictured above) and women's sizes, and--except for that lower right one--you can pick from multiple T-shirt colors. I haven't actually gotten my mitts on one of these shirts--another reason why the store is remaining unlinked for the time being!--but in a discussion among other webcomic authors about such online T-shirt stores, spreadshirt.com came up as one of the better ones available, so hopefully the shirts will be good quality. I guess I'll have to order myself one for Christmas and find out!
Anyway, back to the here and now, I'd love to hear what you think of these T-shirt designs: do you love 'em? Hate 'em? Feel nothing but total ambivalence toward them? Have other A* images in mind that you'd like to have available in T-shirt form? Let me know!
(Like, click that "discuss" link right above--or below, in the RSS feed--this article and tell me what you think on the A* forum!)
(Oh yeah, and you can make some kind of funny stuff with their online T-shirt design utility. Like, in one of my giddier moments, I made these...but I delisted them when a modicum of sanity returned. I suppose you could still make your own though, since I've made the designs themselves available to spreadshirt.com's build-your-own T-shirt utility thingy. The horror! :p)
(And thanks to the author of the fine webcomic Rusty and Co. for coming up with the idea of that spiffy oval border in the third shirt design!)