Creative Minicomic Sales Approach: Uncle Envelope

The folks behind Shortpants Press, makers of fine minicomics like Ouija Interview, have introduced me to Uncle Envelope, a subscription service for tweens and older kids.

For $36 a year (in the US, more elsewhere), you get an envelope a month containing a

different and exciting paper object or craft each month. What is so cool about paper? It’s that paper can be made into so many things. Such as a funny mini-comic or a set of trading cards. Or it might be a fantastic map or blueprints you can use to create your very own robot, monster, or game.

I like the way a character and a concept wraps this together into a nifty subscription gift idea. And they’re playing on paper’s strengths: easily post-able, so flexible, the thrill of getting mail addressed just to you with a surprise inside.

Here are some of the artists involved so far, and they’re looking for more — for pay, even!


2 Responses to “Creative Minicomic Sales Approach: Uncle Envelope”

  1. Strip News | ArtPatient.com Says:

    […] Digital Strips directs us to a set of digital comic demands. Screen comics really do need some sort of agreed to standard, although I suspect standards will initially be dictated mostly by the devices that fans use to read them and then later by the fans as they become more discerning. We are also pointed toward some ideas about how to get our writing out to the public. There are some good things to try in there. And here’s something else to maybe get started with. […]

  2. Strip News | Strip News | ArtPatient Says:

    […] Digital Strips directs us to a set of digital comic demands. Screen comics really do need some sort of agreed to standard, although I suspect standards will initially be dictated mostly by the devices that fans use to read them and then later by the fans as they become more discerning. We are also pointed toward some ideas about how to get our writing out to the public. There are some good things to try in there. And here’s something else to maybe get started with. […]




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