“March 20, 2021 UPDATE: Mineshaft #40, with beautiful Front & Back Cover art & design by R. Crumb, is at the printer & coming this Spring, 2021!!! PLUS new work by Robert Crumb, Sophie Crumb, Drew Friedman, Laure Boin, Bill Griffith, Christoph Mueller, Mary Fleener, Max Clotfelter, Robert Armstrong, Denis Kitchen, Rika Deryckere, Aleksandar Zograf, John Porcellino, a GIANT Letters section, Mineshaft Index (#31-40) & More! Mineshaft #39 is HERE! Featuring out-of-this-world front cover art by Christoph Mueller & back cover art by Robert Crumb! Many MINESHAFT back issues will be sold out soon…
Mineshaft Magazine is the closest thing I’ve seen to a 1960s style underground comics magazine that is still being published.
This is a really interesting discussion of how one man created a business using a subscription model combined with discounts for the finished work for subscribers. There’s much to think about in this discussion. If this is of any interest to you, I’d read the whole thing and the previous year’s as well. He talks about what it takes, how much it costs, the tools he uses, and provides a whole lot of other detail that might provide some food for thought.
Gumrobe is a simplified Shopify, or Internet storefront for your creative output. It has categories that include: animation, apps & software, books & writing, comedy, comics, crafts & DYI, dance & theater, design & tech products, drawing & painting, education, film & video, food & cooking, games, merchandise, music & sound design, photography, podcasts & audiobooks, and sports. Cost for a basic account is US$10 / month for less than 1,000 customers, which is a third of Shopify’s current price.
I think this is an interesting gateway platform to think about making something that people are willing to pay for.
“Same Energy is a visual search engine. You can use it to find beautiful art, photography, decoration ideas, or anything else.
We believe that image search should be visual, using only a minimum of words. And we believe it should integrate a rich visual understanding, capturing the artistic style and overall mood of an image, not just the objects in it.
We hope Same Energy will help you discover new styles, and perhaps use them as inspiration.
“‘Wilson was an extraordinary artist, but his paintings were never published in a book during his lifetime,’ Elder said. ‘I want to bring more people to Wilson’s work, to introduce him on the world stage.'”