Hey, Arc here, and I’m happy to announce that the other admins and I have finally started a store for Sexual Offenderman stuff like: t-shirts, stickers, art prints… most anything that we can slap Offender’s face on!
Now, originally I had been planning to make one of these in conjunction with the release of the official Sexual Offenderman comic book, but since the world (mostly a lack of funds and a busy school schedule) has conspired to keep delaying the bloody thing, the other admins and I have decided we're doing it now.
The site we’re using is called Redbubble, which you can check out here:
The Official Smexy Store
It’s a pretty straightforward printing site where we design the look of the merchandise, and then you can search through it and order whichever you like and they’ll print it up for you and ship it over. All while the artists get a bit of the profits from the sale, which is about 50 cents for every $2.50 you pay on a piece of merchandise.
So please try not to get any misconceptions about what kind of money we’re expecting to make here. The Sexual Offenderman fandom is still pretty small, and we’d need to sell about 40 t-shirts just to cover the yearly expense of keeping the deviantart group a super group with the fancy graphics and everything.
So the intention is more that me and the other admins will use this site as a way to have funds to put back into the community for things such as: site upkeep, more extravagant Offenderman projects and artwork. And just because we think it’d be awesome to be able to actually have Offenderman t-shirts and the like that people can have, and none of us can afford to make or commission them ourselves.So rest assured, whatever profits we do make from this experiment are going to be put back into the Sexual Offenderman fandom
, and we intend to be pretty transparent about this whole thing along the way. So if we start having more money than we know what to do with, we’ll make sure to let everyone know and see how else we can better use the funds to help serve the fandom.
Although, what's the best thing for you artists that are not looking to spend money? Thanks to the store, it’s gonna be super easy to provide custom physical objects as contest prizes for the group.
Which we’re intending as the main way profits from the sites sales will be used to give back into the community. So more money, equals better prizes and more frequent art contests for you lot here on deviantart!
Important things to know!We’re starting off small with the site, and as of the time of this journal entry, we only have 8 artworks for sale, but that is going to change.
First off, the admins and I have over a dozen more artworks of our own that we’re slowly working on adding to the selection as we convert them into the correct sizes and formats for the site.
So if you don’t have much spending money and aren’t sure about whether you’d like to buy any of the current artworks featured on the site, feel free to wait and check back every week or so as new artworks get uploaded.Also, if there are any of my or the other admins artworks that you would like to have on a bit of merchandise, let us know, and we can make sure to upload that for you
, or if you would like a variation of an already uploaded artwork, we can make that happen as well (just make sure you actually intend to buy the artwork you’re asking us to have available, cus it can take upwards of an hour to convert some of these artworks, and frankly, it wastes our time to go through all that effort if you don’t even want the stuff).
Donating your artwork
Since I was gonna have the other Smexy Slender admins be able to provide their artwork to the site, I figured I’d extend the same courtesy to the fans, and allow all of you to donate your artwork to be included on the website as available merchandise as well.
Now be aware, this isn’t the same as us selling your work for you and sending you back your percentage of profits. We don’t have the time or energy to spend splitting hairs like that; dividing up money potentially dozens of ways between that many people.
Any money made from their sales on the site would stay with the admins and I as money to use on the fandoms behalf as I talked about previously.
You would be donating your fanarts for us to be able to use for the sake of them being available as merchandise for you and everyone else to be able to buy, and helping the admins have more resources available to use on the fandom. Not selling them for personal profit, which you really shouldn’t be doing without my permission anyway
You will still own your art, but you’ll just allow us to sell on this particular website it and keep any money earned from its sale.
But, I don’t want to leave you empty handed for your contributions, so I’m thinking…
If you donate your art to the online store, then you have my permission to sell that artwork on your own, be it on other online stores, or prints, or whatever, no questions asked.
However, this does not mean you get free reign to sell your entire gallery’s worth of Offenderman fanart, nor does it apply to any future artworks you make.
Only artwork you have successfully donated, and that has made it to the online store at some point, get this benefit.
Otherwise you still have to come to me personally, the character creator, and get my permission before you start selling any Offenderman stuff.
Now go check out the store
if you haven’t already.
And if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.
Hope you find something you like.