Friday, June 7, 2013

This is My Kind of Guy!

JD Hancock is a self-proclaimed geek. He's also a guy who likes toys and photography; he loves to photograph his toys in unusual and hilarious situations! I would like to go over to JD's house to play.

"I go out of my way to make my photos fun and whimsical,” he says in the accompanying video. “I love putting well-known pop culture icons in situations you normally wouldn’t see them in — just to get a laugh out of the viewer."



18 comments:

  1. I have thought of this same thing... I had done one with GI Joes... if I would have stuck to my guns... then I might be noticed... sad if I do it now I will look like a copy-cat. Though I do have vintage toys from the 70s... maybe a copy-cat... but a coooool cat!

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  2. I know! I have almost done this a hundred times! That's what we get for never following through, I guess.

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  3. see your site is cool... you should have tons more followers, you have great art for sale... i am jealous... now if we could just get you to turn of the "Word Captcha"... after I do my Man of Steel thing, I am going to give you a shout out... though people hate that "Captcha" thing... really.

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    1. Damn straight! I should be rich by now! I didn't even know I had a "word captcha" - I will look into getting that removed. Thanks for the future shout-out and kind words.I really dig your site and shirts as well. I've thought about hiring a type of "manager" to help me to promote the site more effectively, but I never seem to have the money :-( Things are looking up though; I recently made a deal with a store in Sydney, Australia to carry official 3-D Monster merchandise, and most every week breaks the previous week's number of site hits, so I guess I can't complain. All in due time, I suppose.

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    2. if you need help here is the quick go to...

      settings to post and comments set to registered user

      this will cut down on the crazy spammers, you will get one or two once in awhile.

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    3. I only get a spammer like, once a year. Is there any other advantage?

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  4. we all need to be rich... i am always for hire... if you deal with folks from other countries, money up front.. well any place, lots will scam you out of your lunch money.

    you really do have some great stuff here, do you print your shirts or have them printed for you... okay i am getting ahead of myself, thank you for the kinder words... here are the other two places I run and or maintain...

    http://www.jmhdigital.com/
    http://horrorbloggeralliance.blogspot.com/

    It's a small/big world and there is room to share and support!

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    1. I love, love, love your faux neon Howlin' Wolf header! Very cool stuff! I also really want one of your Horror Blogger Alliance Skull shirts - wanna do a trade? Do you do this full time?

      I have my shirts printed for me - sometimes I have them made to order, but all of the official 3-D monster shirts were ordered bulk. I really need to submit my designs to Threadless, Poster Pop, Neato Shop and other vendors to get the brand out. How is that working for you? My Zazzle shop is a low performer, but I should branch out a bit more.

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    2. I was thinking about a getting some Midnight Cinephile merchandise. I don't know the first thing about doing that kinda stuff. Think you could give me some pointers, Dan?

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    3. Well, first of all; do you have the skillset to do the graphics yourself? If not, you will need to hire a designer. Secondly, you need to do some research and find the most cost-effective printer with the best reviews that can put your art on the products you wish to sell. (it's a lot easier to find one place who can do it ALL). Once you have chosen a printer, order one example of each piece of merchandise you wish to sell, and inspect the quality before you order in bulk or sell to your customers.

      I usually do most of my stuff to order, but I recently did a bulk order of shirts and stickers because I have been using the same printer for awhile now, and I feel that I can trust his quality. Ordering in bulk is always the best idea because it is the most cost efficient, but as you are starting out, I would probably provide product on an as-ordered basis.

      If you are set up to sell directly from your site, that's great! If not, you need to set up an Etsy, Ebay, or other online storefront and link it to your site.

      Also, a good way to save money is to take stock photos of models wearing plain t-shirts in the colors you wish to provide, and simply paste your art onto the shirts. That way, you don't have to order an "example" shirt for every design you wish to offer.

      And obviously, utilize every aspect of social media to promote your new store and products, and then sit back and prepare yourself for fame and fortune!

      Feel free to ask me any other questions as I'm happy to help!

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    4. Thanks for the tips, m'man! I actually do have a graphic designer who I'm working with to come up with the official Midnight Cinephile artwork!

      Believe it or not I've also got a friend who's a model who said she'd be happy to model any shirts and merchandise!

      I'm not sure how I managed to luck out in those two departments, but that's a blessing!

      Looks like the tricky bit will be finding a good printer!

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    5. Glad to be of help - I wanted to hire models for my stuff, but my wife got jealous! I use Best of Maine printing - the guy sucks at communication, but his stuff and rates are top notch!

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    6. Okay....well, just lost the graphic artist....but that's okay......there's more out there!

      My model is actually a friend in Denmark, so all I gotta do is ship her out some shirts and she said she'd model them for me! We started talking when she started following me on Twitter and became fast friends.

      Here's an interview I did with her to help promote her pin up stuff:

      http://www.midnightcinephile.com/2012/09/in-creating-midnight-cinephile-i-have.html

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  5. I agree! 3D Monster is a great site and I'm more than a little jealous of it!

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  6. thank you... we should talk more and trade merch... i am all about help out if you need it... and your site and stuff is awesome.

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  7. Same here, Jeremy! Let me know what you would like of mine, and I'm sure we can work something out!

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