Monday, September 12, 2011

Pay Day

Sorry it's been a while since I have posted. This time of year always seems like my most hectic at work and that carries over to home life as well as we are always trying to finish up house projects. I am almost done with some major ones (well what I consider major, I'm sure they are minor). Anyhoos, this is something I have been meaning to post for some time, actually it's been several weeks.

This is what I like to call Pay Day. See I have this arrangement with Tate's I do a bunch of stickers and stuff and instead of paying me freelance they send me the occasional care package. This is actually the second one this year, the first contained Galactus and a ton of other goodies that have popped up on the blog. Tate's are always good to me and they really keep up with what I am into, they make sure I have a Batman, Stormtrooper (or other Star Wars thing), some Marvel and as in this case some Hellboy. This is also when they send me a ton of the stickers I helped in creating. I can't say it enough I love Tate's and all the people there and I always look forward to doing more drawing for them. To be honest I did purchase one item in this box, but the rest was earned with blood, sweat, and digital ink. Hope you enjoy.

An over view of all the cool swag!

The stickers and cool Tate's Spiderman cover.

Lil' Marvel Dudes! My son already claimed the Iron Man.

This is the one I bought, sweet vinyl cape Jawa!

The Jabba Dark Horse Comic Bag (I helped with the illustration ; ) and a sweet Batman and Robin Pennant from the Sixties.

This was a total surprise for my son and I to share... I knew Mike Mignola signed a sticker for me, but...

...this was above and beyond my expectations!

That's it! I received this package about three weeks back and still amazed at how well they know me and all the cool stuff in there. Big thanks again to Tate and his Family,the staff and all! I received another package from a fellow blogger this past weekend, that one you have to tune in later in the week to see.

Hopefully I will get back on some sort of schedule and as soon as my wife clears out her shoes from the closet, ha ha, I will be putting some more stuff up for sale on eBay (have to make room for that Jawa).


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Now that is the way the world should work. Everyone should get such care packages in exchange for their hard work. This is the world I want to live in.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

here here! i SECOND that emoticon! nice haul, Chas (B. Howell, III)

jboypacman said...

Too awesome Charles! And that Batman and Robin Pennant will look sweet in your office. : )

chrismandesign said...

hey, that’s what i do sometimes with my work as graphic designer, to make an exchange for toys & i think is a great deal !!! =)

LEon said...

Wow. It so cool to get these for your talents. I would say this is better than money ya?

Doc Atomic said...

Amazing package of stuff! That signed Hellboy book is killer, and I really like the Batman pennant.

John said...

Color me jealous. That Batman and Robin pennant would go great in my toy room and so would the Gentle Giant Darth Vader and Jawa. Too Awesome.