Hi everyone, if you are going to be at FMEA next week then please stop our booth and say hi! We will be at booth 9003 (same as last year). I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again!
Running a webcomic might seem like an easy business and truth be told it can be at times (when it is not kicking my bottom, that is). What makes it easier, though, are the following companies that I have used their services at one point or another throughout this past year.
Endicia- a definite must for anybody that wants to sell stuff at home. It makes shipping so easy. I could not imagine having to wait in the USPS line with as much stuff that I had to ship this past year, especially here in Florida where the lines are way too long.
WordPress- A great way to publish your own blog on the internet. Easy to use with lots of optional plug-ins.
Comic Easel- Designed by Philip Frumph, this wrodpress theme makes running a webcomic a breeze. Years of hard work are showcased in this excellent product. Great job Frumph!
Shopify- they provide my online storefront. It is very efficient and have excellent customer service. Definitely worth the money on this one!
Photoshop- the program that I use to make the comics and product designs. You may have heard of it.
Wacom Intuous Tablet- I use this to draw the comics directly into Photoshop. Makes life so much easier.
InDesign- this is the program that I use to put the Tone Deaf books together. A little tricky at times because I only use it once every 18 months, but once I remember how to do everything again it really is a simple program to use.
Alphagraphics- a great, great printing company here in Florida that I use to print my posters. So flexible and willing to do rush jobs for me.
Threadbird- the printing company that I use for my shirts. Great products and customer service.
PsPrint- this company makes my stickers, which have always been excellent little throw ins for my customers.
LabelValue- they supply my shipping labels for all of my packages. Inexpensive and fast delivery.
Store Supply- they provided me a lot of the set up I use for my conventions. Great products.
Uline- responsible for all the packaging that Tone Deaf comes in when it gets to your house. Great company that has everything you could possibly want for your company.
Dreamhost- this is where Tone Deaf is hosted. Very reliable and quick with customer needs or questions.
My iMac- so easy to use and fast to get around between all the different things I have to do to run Tone Deaf. I couldn’t see running the comic on any other type of computer.
There are a lot of components to running Tone Deaf but these are great companies that make it a lot easier. Thanks everyone!