Self-Publishing: Comic Con: T-shirts September 21, 2016
Kitchener Comic Con was April 2nd of this year. It was around February when I decided to get a table. Not a lot of time to design and order books, business cards, and T-shirts.
The more colours, the higher the cost; so I went with two colours for each T-shirt. Ruby is black and red (on a white T-shirt) and Sylvia is black and green (on a white T-shirt). I focused more on the artwork and less on the sayings.
Leah Weir wearing both Ruby and Sylvia from the Children of the Myth Machine T-shirts
My helpers Andraya and Kaitlyn wearing T-shirts with mysterious girl.
Taylor Norris, RMT and me wearing the T-shirts for our Health and Exercise Blog twhealthhumor.com
Most people felt comfortable wearing the Sylvia T-shirts.
I went with 4imprint for the Sylvia T-shirts and R&S Screening Inc. for the Ruby T-shirts. Both these companies were great. They asked for a download of the art and lettering and e-mailed me a copy to make sure it was correct. PDF is generally accepted and the more pixels the better.
Some things to consider is: who will wear the T-shirts; is it the artwork or the logo and sayings that should be dominant; what are the preferred colours? What sizes are the most common and should they be generic or male and female and do you want T-shirts, polo-shirts, etc. printed.
Get a few T-shirts made if you can or print them yourself before doing it en masse. I had very little time to prepare; take your time to figure out what will sell.
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