Embarking on this new approach to promoting and trying to make a living off of my work, I knew that, first off, it was going to take time. Second off, I knew that I was going to have to put myself out there everywhere. I was gonna have to scream "TORC PRESS!!!" from the rooftops and hope that people would start hearing me. I knew I was gonna have to use Twitter more often (still working on it), and I would eventually need to resurrect my old DeviantArt sight. The other thing I felt I needed to do was create a Satellite Store. Now, my website has an Online Store, of course. There's a button for it at the top of this very page. And the Online Store works fine. But, you have to be aware of me and on my page to use it. In addition, this store is very limited. I can only put 5 Items at a time in the store. Creating a secondary store in a secondary location, in theory, will create opportunities for people who already aren't actively supporting my work (and a big old thanks to everyone supporting my work!!!!) to find my work and, y'know, buy it. I had several people suggest various online stores to me, but in the end I ultimately went with Storenvy, mostly because they don't charge you to set up or host your store, they don't charge you to put your products in their store, and you can pretty much put an unlimited numbers of products in your store. Anyway, I now have a Storenvy Store. Here's the Link:
The store already has a bunch of items in it. I went ahead and put all 3 Issues of "7 Worlds" in the store. Here's the other cool things in the store:
Paintings: I've been Painting Paintings lately. They're pretty cool, but also expensive, because of materials, shipping, and good old fashioned labor. There's a Cosmic Painting I created while on a Date Night with my wife. I'm also starting a series of Paintings inspired by my two favorite TV shows of all time, "Twin Peaks" and "Hannibal". You can check out my completed paintings "Plastic Angel" and "Shrike" over there. Also, there's a cool one called "Victorian Ganesha" that I'm pretty proud of.
Commission Work: No one typically asks me about Commission Work, but I am available for it. My prices and sizes I work in are up over in the Store Envy Site if anyone is interested.
Side Note: Again, the Store Envy Site is designed to hopefully draw new people to TORC Press. Having said that, if you're a fan of TORC Press and anything looks cool to you, you can either purchase it off of the site, or if you don't feel like messing with Store Envy, just contact me directly. I'll be happy to work something out with you.
Joseph Morris is the Owner and Operator of TORC Press, a Small Press Comics Publisher based out of Central Illinois. He has published over 150 comics.