Having print-on-demand sites means I don’t have a warehouse full of my merch that I can use to photograph and give to influencers or models. That is great for the environment but I did have to find a different way to showcase my merch.
So I just spent a couple of hours on DMCAs… so what else is new? Anyway, I saw dumbass scam site INTELLIGETG is moving to INCREDIBLEK (told you, horrible suspicious names). I already wrote about how that’s their MO here, in THIS BLOG POST.
First of all, THANK YOU to all of the people who contacted me about various scam sites using my art without permission. Unfortunately, they got their filthy hands on my work an will abuse it probably forever.
…and you can’t use it
Lately, a lot of people/shops/brands have been using my Surreal Death Moth art without my knowledge or permission. Usually, it is scam shops from China and I can’t actually do anything about it. Sometimes it’s just people who probably don’t know any better. Copyright infringement sucks.
So apparently, there is a thing called Kindle Direct Publishing – or KDP short. This platform allows you to self publish books, and Amazon takes care of production and distribution.
I have had my Threadless Artist Shop for about a year and a half now. It is the last big POD site I joined, it was the most confusing but definitely a fun one! I enjoy being a part of the Threadless community, I love the quality of their products and all the different features they have… I’m going to tell you a bit about my experience there and some stuff I figured out along the way…
What to expect and my experience on the RB platform
I have been on Redbubble since December 2017 and it is my first”serious” print-on-demand site. If you’re looking to get into the print of demand business, Redbubble is an excellent place to start, because it is one of the giants in the industry, has a very good product line and a very intuitive and user-friendly interface.
Non-medical face masks are now available in von Kowen Threadless, Redbubble and Teepublic shops.
I recently remembered to hit “RECORD” while I was working on a new vector design in Inkscape. The result is a timelapse video I uploaded on Youtube, featuring some awesome music by a Croatian band called Zlobnik. It took me a whole day to render video, but I did it! Yaaay! I’m quite happy with the outcome!
OK! Making shoe design on an old laptop is super challenging, but I just LOVE TO DO IT! Because it takes me a while to do it, I only made 3 different shoe designs so far – they are available in my Threadless artist shop: vonkowen.threadless.com/mens/shoes … But that’s not what I want to talk about right now…