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David Malki !
2 days ago
Final week of #Pintopia! AND: Wondermark Comic Roundup
It's been a great few weeks here at Pintopia! That's where I am offering ALL THESE PINS to you, the kind and intelligent public. I'm very excited to remind folks that we a...
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David Malki !
14 days ago
Time Enough at Last
In honor of the dodo pin being offered in this campaign, I have recently embarked on a three-part dodoventure: 1. Reposted (a snazzily colored version!) of the original dodo co...
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David Malki !
17 days ago
An amazing start to the campaign!! ALSO: Backing card poll
Thank you so much to all you fine folks who have gotten this campaign off to a roaring start!! COINCIDENTALLY, I just received my latest reprint of older pin designs: "Pinny...
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David Malki !
19 days ago
Which pin are you most excited for?
We want to know which pin you are most excited for in the campaign and why. I am particularly interested in the why! What do you think??
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PROJECT UPDATE
David Malki !
CREATOR
2 days ago

Project Update: Final week of #Pintopia! AND: Wondermark Comic Roundup

It's been a great few weeks here at Pintopia!

That's where I am offering ALL THESE PINS to you, the kind and intelligent public.



I'm very excited to remind folks that we are in the LAST WEEK of the campaign.

Most of the tiers are for various numbers of pins! But I've ALSO just added a new tier called PLEDGE MANAGER ONLY.



The best deals on pins and bundles are in the regular pledge tiers (where every additional pin is cheaper than the last, as volume pricing does its magic).

But, if you'd prefer to peruse later and/or make custom selections, you can now opt in to the Pledge Manager tier for just $2.

This will give you access to the pledge manager after the campaign (with $2 credit, natch), where you can then build your own reward of individual items, including:

  • Pins – of course!
  • Stickers – individually OR in sets
  • Wondermark greeting cards

But also, a few extra things that will show up in the pledge manager only:

  • Wondermark books and prints
  • Stickers of each of the NEW pin designs
  • T-shirts! I'll be using this pledge period to determine the long-term interest in making shirts of these new designs... So an initial, limited number will be made available here.

If you haven't joined yet, you have until APRIL 18, 1PM to pledge at any level, and gain access to these items! 

NOW, HERE ARE SOME COMICS:


This month over at Wondermark, I've been revisiting some of the characters that feature in these pins!

In case you missed them, below I'll repost the ORIGINAL comics, and then my NEW followups.

There were the TIME DODOS, first seen in 2011 (Wondermark #729):





There was our old friend the MOON, first seen in 2007 (Wondermark #302):




And there was the PIRANHAMOOSE, which emerged in 2009 (Wondermark #495):





There is ONE MORE Pintopia-related comic dropping soon as well... watch the Wondermark site or follow on Facebook, Bluesky, or email. I post every new comic to each place, each time.

Best,

- malki !
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David Malki !
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14 days ago

Project Update: Time Enough at Last

In honor of the dodo pin being offered in this campaign, I have recently embarked on a three-part dodoventure:


1. Reposted (a snazzily colored version!) of the original dodo comic




It really took off, particularly on Reddit! My favorite comments fell into three categories:

The "YOU'RE STILL AROUND?!" camp




The "THIS SPELLS TROUBLE" camp





And the "WHAT IS THIS" camp



(p.s. The answer to "why" is, "because it was written to be funny")



You can be strange and stupid, so long as you are also lovable. Important life lesson??


2. Reminded people that there is a Part 2

The subsequent comic in the archive (#730) is a sneaky sequel to the first one.





3. ...And followed up on these friends, 13 years later

With the latest Wondermark comic.



What once was found, now is lost. So it goes.



(the above comment is from the Facebook page where I post all new comics)

This was fun!! So, WILL we also be revisiting some of our other pin-adjacent heroes soon??

HMMM..................Only time will tell!!
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David Malki !
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17 days ago
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PROJECT UPDATE
David Malki !
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17 days ago

Project Update: An amazing start to the campaign!! ALSO: Backing card poll

Thank you so much to all you fine folks who have gotten this campaign off to a roaring start!!

COINCIDENTALLY, I just received my latest reprint of older pin designs:

there are so many of them

"Pinny" (Clippy's...sibling, maybe? Cousin? Irreverent offspring? Imperfect clone?) has been the standout success of the original batch of pins. I'm so glad!!

As you can see, I get the pins manfuactured without backing cards. And generally when I have sold pins in-person, it's on a display such as this:


And when someone buys one, I'll get a loose one from behind the table (in the little meth baggie) and hand it to them.

In other words, I supply the pins loose -- not with a backing card, which I would need if I ever sold them in a store, for example.

Since right now I only ever sell pins in-person or online, I've never bothered with the extra trouble and expense of the card. But it does skip over the opportunity to do something interesting design-wise with the card, or incorporate promo art or information.

For this campaign, I may be having some of the orders shipped out by remote fulfillment centers, which means each pin would need an identifier, which most likely means a card with a barcode on it. So I'm trying to figure out if the card is something I want to incorporate everywhere, all the time.

So I'd like to ask your opinion on backing cards, as a person who is at least a little bit interested in pins!

Do you WANT a backing card? Do you CARE if it has a backing card? Is the pin LACKING something if it doesn't have one? Or is it just more litter to dispose of?

Leave your vote and comments on the poll below! I'd love to hear your thoughts while there's still time to plan for either option this time around!
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