Monday, November 03, 2008

ELECTRIC ANT #1 SALES UNDERWAY

I'm still frazzled and exhausted after an extremely fun and whirlwind Alternative Pres Expo weekend. I'll post soon about the exciting wonders of APE, including:
# Selling Electric Ant #1 to unsuspecting pedestrians!
# Giving away almost as many promo copies of the zine as I sold (whoops!)
# Our amazing tablemates and their rad and hilarious comics, prints, and magnets (YES, YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT)!
# Spending all the money from sales on a badass
painted glass picturebox by Kazimir at the GR-SF art show!
# My drunken maverick PowerPoint fumbling at the AX & Gekiga Manga lecture!
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE...



In the meantime, I'm happy to say that online sales of EA#1 seem to be working really well! I sent out 17 orders and a bunch of contributor copies during my lunch break today, and am getting ready for shipping international orders tomorrow.

You can preview and buy the zine over at the NEW & IMPROVED ELECTRIC ANT SITE!.

ALSO, PLEASE TELL ALL YER COOL FRIEND TO COME AND CHECK IT OUT!

24 comments:

zack soto said...

hey awesome and congrats. I'd love to get a few copies for the Pony Club to sell.

ryan said...

hey Zack-- thanks a lot. I love your work, by the way :B

please definitely send me an email about those copies for the Pony Club-- i'd love to get them out to you to stock at the gallery!

electricantzine @ gmail . com

miss nas said...

haha, oh my! I forgot that I even answered this...but here I am, right in the middle of the page.

ryan said...

@miss nas: hahaha
i'm getting that response from a lot of friends.
me: Oh yeah, and YOU ARE IN THIS!
friends: wait, what? what??
me: here you are-- first kiss secret shame!!!

:)

ryan said...

@miss nas:
ps: very cool to know that you are still reading Same Hat though :)

miss nas said...

oh, I wouldn't think of ever not reading it! I love this place!!!

Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP MY FIRST KISS MADE IT INTO THE ZINE!!

ryan said...

@anonymous: which one is you??

bobo said...

I DID ORDER

alexmercado said...

haha,
i made it into the first issue,
hilarious.
i won't say how tho'.

ryan said...

@bobo: THANKS! Your order was shipped yesterday (or will be today!)

@alex: haha, awesome. You guys are all so mysterious!!!
There are two more pages of first kissing action, so maybe even more readers made it in...

Okapi said...

I am so ordering this tomorrow.
I hope it won't take too long to reach me in England.
;-)

ryan said...

@okapi! awesome! I'm shipping orders each day, so I think it'd only be like 5-9 days to get to you.

Thanks! and tell your friends too!

alexmercado said...

how does someone submit or even try to work with you guys, this looks so awesome??

ryan said...

@alexmercado:
thanks for the words of support! I've started thinking about issues 2 & 3 already, but it will be a little while before i feel happy enough with my ideas to move forward. In coming up with this issue, I teased out the ideas for features and goodies over the course of a few months and added contributors one by one as friends and people i was fans of signed on.

once i get the issues 2 features nailed down and know what i'm looking for, i'll definitely post and ask for submissions or to see work from interested folks :)

ryan said...

@okapi: No new orders from england yet today :) Looking forward to getting yours and mailing you a copy!!

Okapi said...

Hey Ryan,

I ordered my copy using Google checkout earlier today. It seemed to go through ok *scratches head*.

ryan said...

@okapi: Oh awesome! if your intials are P.M. then we are all set :) I'll be sending you your copy first thing on Monday

ryan!

Anonymous said...

@Ryan
I am Tim

Okapi said...

Yep Ryan, that's me! Or rather, it's my boyfriend's initials. Heh.
I'm glad my order is through ok. *thumbs up*

ryan said...

@Tim: ah, cool! thanks for filling it out

@okapi: will shoot you an email when the book hits the post, before lunch tomorrow! thanks again for buying!

alexmercado said...

great luck, ryan.
ill be making my order soon.

Okapi said...

I got my zine! I loved the "people-in-a-bath" envelope it came in.
And of course, the zine itself is mega!
Many many thanks!
:-)

ryan said...

@alex: thanks !!

@okapi: Very happy to hear you are getting a kick out of the book. Tell yr friends! It would make a badass stocking stuffer for xmas, no? :B