Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Do you like buying things? Sure, we all do!

Greeting cards are up for sale at GBQ@Etsy! One of each, for right now.

If there aren't six designs there by the time you see this, rest assured any stock will be relisted by tomorrow, when pins and T-shirts'll be there as well.

(They would all be up tonight, but it's past my bedtime, and yes, I really am that much of an old fuddy-duddy.)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hey there, hi there, ho there! This here's Jonathan, aka Gerbil, emcee and general scribble wrangler for Grey Bouquet Designs. First post for the blog, too-- allow me to bring y'all up to speed, eh?

As you may or may not be aware, Grey Bouquet (or GBQ, for those among us who like not spelling things out) was brewed up in 2004 so that folks who prefer morbid humor and a more creepy-crawly kind of "cute" could find greeting cards they liked, too.

The first six card designs were on the shelves of a couple Twin Cities, MN stores by 2006. By now, Amnio and his Afterworld buddies have their own line of pins and T-shirts, too, as well as a much bigger (and debatably more hazardous) playground to call home: the Internet!

That's right, the main site's finally online! If you're wondering what this "Amnio" stuff I'm talking about is, go here first. Check out some Afterworld history, served up with a steamin'-fresh pile of character profiles. Edu-ma-cate yourself, already.

From there, you can find links to more free prizes inside: the GBQ@DeviantArt site's been updated with a series of concept sketches. Hopefully, the pics won't be there by their lonesome for long; I have a few 4-panel gag comics in the works, to be added once I get around to polishing the layouts lurking in my sketchbook. (Got a new temp job starting off today, too, but I'll do my best to balance business with a little pencil-pushing pleasure).

On that note: the greeting cards, pins, and T-shirts I've mentioned will be available online soon-like as well. There's a full catalog of item descriptions for the GBQ@Etsy shop sitting here on my desktop, albiet in larval pencil-on-paper form. Once I type 'em up and do the needed copy/paste shuffling, you'll be able to get some swank Grey Bouquet stuff delivered in the comfort of your own home. Youuuu comfy hermit, you.

Of course, for those of you in the Minnesota metro area, finding Grey Bouquet merch is easier than it's ever been. Real-life GBQ territory has only spread over the years, like a fungal bloom of warm fuzzies. Here's a rundown of which local distributors know a good headless chicken product when they see it:

1.) Source Comics & Games
1601 Larpenteur Ave W
St Paul, MN 55113
(651) 645-0386
A full line! Greeting cards, T-shirts, pins.

2.) Magus Books
1309 1/2 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-7669
Greeting cards, T-shirts, pins!

3.) SaraCura
1411 SE 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 253-7272
Greeting cards

4.) Ginkgo Coffeehouse
721 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-2647
Greeting cards

5.) Sacred Paths Center
777 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55114
(651) 644-3727
Greeting cards-- also, NEW SELLER! Show 'em a good welcome.

...aaaand I'm spent.

'Till next time, all!