This week I discuss comics merchandise, and why the heck it’s so hard to get women’s sizes in Batman shirts. Read on!
For folks who don’t know, PREVIEWS is the distributor catalog from which comic shop retailers order their stock. Readers can purchase a copy of the catalog and use it to preorder items through their store — especially handy for items your shop might not ordinarily stock (because they have no idea there’s a market for them unless you tell them… which you can’t do if you have no idea such products exist).
As previews is primarily aimed at Diamond’s customer — the retailer — the dearth of clothing items in women’s sizes may be attributable to the pervasive notion that women don’t shop in comic shops… which becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy when shops don’t stock merch for them.
Which is why we’re making our own line of Rat Queen’s lady merch and selling it online.
A big part of actually doing a lot of something is to break it into chunks. It’s also an awesome excuse to not do something. The worst part is when you agree to do something big and grand, the universe sometimes puts stuff in your way to make it really hard.
Yesterday was a Getting the Party Started day. Until about 8 at night, when I began to get ready for my nightly bath. I had my night clothes out on my bed. I had my linen spray to make everything all floral-y. The towels were out and ready. The final touch, because I didn’t want to do it after I had bathed, was to feed my rats.
In which I introduce my plan and decide that procrastination via captions is really the best option. I’ll be posting videos only when I really need to procrastinate (or when I have a really good hair day…. This is not one of those days) but I’ll be posting picture and tweet updates on my twitter (@flamarama) and here!