New Store / Pins, Pins, Pins

Holy smokes,

Last week we finished up our Live Slow giveaway on Instagram and now we're finally making the pin available to order online. Until now our little enamel sloth friends had only made one appearance out in the great wide world, at our local indie comic convention, Prairie Comics. But now. NOW. Everyone can get them! If you’ve been thinking about getting your hot little hands on one of these cool dudes, they’re for sale on our *newly designed* storefront. Check it out right hurrrAnd for a limited time we’ll be selling them at convention-price, $10 each! Grab ‘em while the getting’s good because we only have a small amount left. Aside from the pins, you can also get our first book King of Pies as well as a few select prints at the new store.

Okay, a new Arcade Fire single and sloth enamel pins just a few days apart? What a time to be alive.

I may be in a slightly more ebullient mood than normal because it’s finally warm and sunny again around our parts and I’m feeling 80% confident that I just correctly identified an unmarked live plant I got for $1 at the thrift store. So, this feels like an all-around win and definitely super relatable to everyone. 

-Laura

 
 

Sloth Pin Giveaway Contest

 

Are you a nice person who likes free things? What am I saying? Of course you are, you're reading this blog so obviously you are a nice, cool, strong, wonderful human. Anyway, we're having a contest this week on Instagram and you could win a free sloth pin.

Laura and I are so close to launching (trumpet sound) our new online storefront later this week and to kick that off we decided to give away some of these little sloth dudes. We also wanted to try it as a push to get to 4,000 followers on IG because we're sitting around 3,950 right now and that number is just so close to a much better number. Right?

As a thank you to all who participate we also have a secret bonus we’ll be announcing at the end of the contest but for now we’re keeping that secret secret.

Good luck out there!

 

 

 

Come see us WPG!

Hey gang,

It's been a while, can we catch up for a sec?

As I'm writing this we're less than a week out from our first show of the year, the second annual Prairie Comics Festival. Shows are always fun because you get to see people react to your material in person, like irl. It's so rejuvenating to get a genuine response from someone who enjoys your work (or your friends' work for that matter) even if they’re just seeing it for the first time. I know I'm pointing out the obvious but comic-bookery can be such a solitary process, it’s important to balance the shut-in time with some serious social community time. Get out there, WITH THE PEOPLE.

If you want to come see the Honey Dill table at PCF, we’ll be there Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7 at the Millennium Library (Winnipeg). Admission is free and honestly you guys? There's gonna be some great artists with high-quality work comfortably outside the mainstream. It speaks to me so much. 

Here's a link if you want to check out more PCF:  prairiecomics.com

What else is new? Oh, THE PINS!

We just got these sweet ass live slow pins just in time for the PCF show and we're gonna make them available on the website so soon. I gotta say these pins are right up there for me on the list of “things I drew once and now can't believe exist as objects in the real world.” I’m hoping there’s some decent demand for these suckers because I’m already thinking of other designs to get ready. Maybe a nice koala pin, or maybe even a pin for the cool-dude version of Mount Rushmore. So many possibilities, the mind boggles!

OK, one last thing for now: a music recommendation. Laura and I got to see Whitney in concert a couple weeks ago. Apparently Winnipeg loves Whitney because the tickets for this thing got nabbed real fast. This recommendation isn’t the “freshest” but I’d feel like a dummy if I didn’t mention Whitney somewhere. Their debut album Light Upon the Lake was by far one of my favourites from 2016, always on heavy rotation. But really, check them out. It’s one of those albums I hunted down on vinyl right away because it’ll still be a good listen down the road.

Love ferever,

Ryan