After some struggle and a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I am so happy that we are a fully armed and operational Battle StationApparel Company. We have a lot of new features and items added, and I’m super excited that everyone finally gets to see!
Firstly, we have several brand new designs up and online. A few of these have popped up at our more recent string of conventions, but the change in fulfillment made it awkward to get them on the internet until the stock could arrive. Just in case you don’t follow our facebook page, everything that was outstanding (with the exception of two things getting reprinted), has been shipped out as of today. We are now handling everything in house, and couldn’t be happier!
Next, we have added a new category for Tank Top designs in order to make it easier to see which designs are available as tanks or which designs are tank exclusive. Since we’re doing our shipping in house, we’re also able to finally offer Mystery Shirts online as well!
We also discovered when our stock was returned that a few the designs we thought dead and gone actually still had full runs remaining. We have also added quite a few new items to the On Sale section, so be sure to grab the resurrected designs (and the last chance items) before they run out! These will not be reprinted!
Finally, Black Friday and the other “Commercial Holidays” are this weekend. Anyone who uses code “EATTRASH19” will get 15% off their order! This code will be good from 11/29-12/3!
So our old printer/fulfillment company, Monument, will be closing its doors soon. We wish them the best as they move on to new things, and are really happy with all of the wonderful work they’ve done for us over the years.
But for the time being, this means the online shop is temporarily on hold while I wait to receive my existing stock, find a new fulfillment company, and get everything organized. I am hoping it won’t take more than a couple weeks, but I won’t deny there’s some trepidation about bouncing into something new. I want to make sure the new endeavor is better than the old, and that means researching all the things and learning from past mistakes. I really want to thank everyone for their patience and continued support!
In the mean time, I will still be exhibiting at conventions. Youmacon in Detroit will be the next one I’ll be at, followed by Oni-con in Galvaston. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Hoo boy has it been a whirlwind of adventure these last few months! We have several new designs, new stuff on sale, and new things coming down in the pipeline! While the big hustle is getting stuff ready for Anime Expo in July, the Savagesparrow Street Team will also be on hand at Anime Matsuri and A-kon as well. Make sure you swing by and say hi–Tributes of coffee/snacks will be met with alarming amounts of gratitude.
I am SO proud of our new and badass designs. And I really, really love seeing the community come together and make them their own. Every time we get tagged, our heart grows three sizes and we blush in a most moe fashion. If you’re interested in following our Convention ridiculousness as it’s all happening, please follow me on instagram @savagseparrow666.
I’ve also been trying to do more streaming on Twitch, and I started a Patreon! If you’re interested in checking out the process and watching me fail upwards towards Memey glory, consider giving a follow. Until then, back to the grindstone I return~!
First and foremost, I would like to celebrate the online launch of two of our newest designs: Makoto’s Motor Club and the Bowsette shirt!
Both of these I had a lot of fun playing with style and silhouette–it was really important to me that all the visual elements be used to properly capture the supreme badassery these ladies represent!
Second, for Black Friday Weekend, we are having a store wide sale! Enter code “blacksparrow” and get 20% off your entire order!!! Perfect time to pick up all the things and get some sweet swag for your favorite gamers! We’ve also added a few more items to our “Sale” section for some sweet discounts, so be sure to grab those before they’re all gone!
I hope everyone out there had a wonderful and lovely Thanksgiving–I am so thankful to have such wonderful friends, fans and supporters out there who love and enjoy all the same things I do! I will likely be spending the rest of the weekend in an epic turkey coma and attempting to grind out more waifus in Fate/Grand Order. Onward to the holidays!
NYCC is simultaneously an amazing experience and an amazing headache. As much as I adore the culture, fashion and food of NYC, I am strongly of the opinion that NYC drivers believe the commute is Deathrace 2000. But thankfully, we were Witnessed and totally able to make it through to sell some really awesome t-shirts to a whole set of new fans!
This year was a first as we were splitting the table with the lovely team at The Slug and Kraken. She makes really amazing jewelry and accessories inspired by sea creatures! Be sure to send her some love and look at her cool creations (and crustations).
There were some pretty neat things being promoted this go round. For the audible release of the Harry Potter books, they had a giant pensieve immersive experience. By choosing a vial, you got to follow the journey of a particular character and then a free copy of one of the books. My friend learned so much more about Voldemort!
Comics-wise, I am always looking forward into all the things coming from Image. New releases from Saga, The Wicked+The Divine and Blackbird sorely tempted to pull moneys from my wallet. The Deadly Class series also looks pretty neat, but I was unable to pick it up. But I guess it will also be a tv series in the winter, so something neat to look forward to.
Speaking of, CAN WE GO ON ABOUT HOW AWESOME THAT GOOD OMENS TRAILER LOOKS?!?!?!
I can’t even speak of how perfectly the casting has brought these characters to life. And holy moly, between this, Harry Potter and Jessica Jones I am just in complete love with David Tennant as a bad guy. No one else is capable of seething so beautifully, it is just an absolute joy to watch.
The final thing I will close out with are some of the few cosplay pics I managed to snag! Sadly, my phone lost many of the other photos I had saved, but it’s ok! Still many enjoyable cool and creepy cosplays for all! Feel free to follow my instagram so you can keep up with the convention action while we’re there!
If you’re here, chances are you’ve been a fan of my work for a little while. Maybe you started as a fan of my old webcomic, or perhaps you were in for the fan comics of various games I’ve done on my deviantART page. But more than likely, you met a quirky girl at a convention who sold you a t-shirt of something that she thought no one else but her would think was cool enough to wear on their bodies.
To all of you, I wish to say: Thank you so much for sharing and enjoying the same weird jokes that I do. Without your support, I wouldn’t have a job much less a career; support which has culminated in the creation of this beautiful website!
We may/may not have had many chair-related injuries from being so excited
I really want savagesparrow.com to be a community experience. I want to share the things I love with fellow fans, and keep on connecting and hearing your stories and adventures! I want this blog to be more than just product advertisement, but to talk about the stuff I’m reading/playing/watching so everyone else can get hyped for it too! I’m looking at setting up a regular schedule for streaming things on Wednesdays, so please follow for updates!
Without further ado, however, let us celebrate the birth of the official Savagesparrow Studios!
With the end of Anime Expo, we saw the successful launch of our super fun Protein! design! Aggretsuko has been our favorite little surprise since its airing, and I’m so happy that the glory of the yoga master is enjoyed by so many others! For those not familiar, though he speaks in few words (well, one word, really…), his wisdom cannot be beat as he defies the limits of time and space for his students’ happiness. I can’t wait to see how the next season turns out!!
I didn’t really get to walk around too much at the convention, but the things I did see that were exciting were the hype teaser for One Punch Man Season 2 (though no actual announcement of release date), and the playable demo for the My Hero Academia Fighting game.
The game kinda reminded me stylistically of the Persona fighting game, only instead of using your Persona for Special attacks, you have your “sidekick” characters. The animation was fluid and beautiful, and the attacks seemed really fun and exciting.
Overall it was cool seeing all the new things on display, though it was kind of crazy how much the marketing machine for Fate: Grand Order was in full swing. Whole buildings were covered in images of Saber, Mash and Ruler. New and gorgeous figures and alternate costumes and outfits were all over the Model booths. Having Saber/Arturia as one of my favorite waifus really makes me want to get more into the GO mobile game, but I keep getting distracted by other shiny things. And I admit, part of me is afraid of the addictive nature of collecting all the epic heroes to fight the epic battles.
It was also lovely seeing all your lovely faces! Looking forward to next year!