Monday, September 19, 2011
Minions #289 - Redecorated
Greetings, Tasteful Wall Hangings!
Well, for better or worse, we're back to producing all-new Minions material this week! Now, be patient with us while we get up to speed. This is one of those, "is this dreadfully funny or just dreadful" weeks.
Sometimes the process here is, I've got an idea (and some props and materials) for a set, and no cartoon ideas to go with it. Sometimes I just build the set anyway and wing it. This was one of those times, and given that I just completed the set last night (and wished I'd had time to dig up a few more things for it) I really just had to go with my punchline and hope that it made somebody chuckle.
Of course, now that I've posted this, I've come up with (and shot) what I think it a better cartoon using the same set, and I've got an idea for at least one more to shoot before I tear the throne-room down and do something else. It will likely be a struggle for a while, as I set-up and tear-down one set after another, but hopefully we'll get back to the point of having enough recent inventory that I can take a week or two off here and there.
Oh, by the way, I'm a best-seller on Amazon Kindle! Last week, Amazon's 'bots noticed that my holiday short-short gothic-horror story, "One Foot in the Grave," was free on other bookstores, and marked it down to free as well. What this means is, suddenly you start moving hundreds of copies a day. Actually, I've "sold" nearly 2000 (maybe more by the time you read this). I've been as high as #7 on the Kindle fantasy best-seller list, and well into the top #100 in genre fiction. All of which is -- not making me a penny. It's a loss-leader, and you hope folks will like the story and go buy more of your stuff down the road.
Oh well. Maybe I'll be rich next week! Meanwhile, you can support the under-funded activities at "Minions at Work" by giving us a little tip through the donate button at the bottom of this post. Thanks!