Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Not Mini-Comics

I'm a little perturbed at the Tiny Showcase folks. Not for anything they've done wrong, mind you, but for everything they've done right.

Every Tuesday, early evening they sent out an email alerting Tiny Showcasers about that night's print. Said print hits the net at about 7:30pm. About six months to a year ago, you could slack off and forget about the print until about 8:30 or 9:00pm. The limited edition print would still be there waiting for you...

Well, no more. The secret is out. If you snooze, you lose. Prints disappear in a flash, unless they're really off the wall. They've even upped their print runs to no avail. The word is out. I've seen the Tiny folks lauded in a few national magazines lately, so the good old days are fading. I've been lucky enough to get an Allison Cole print, a Ron Rege, Jr. print, and a few others, but I've just missed a few amazing ones lately, including this one.
And this one. Anyway, the reason I'm sharing is because even though they might not be so tiny anymore, the Tiny Showcase folks still think small. A portion of proceeds from prints sold still go to causes of the artist's choice.

If you haven't discovered Tiny Showcase, check them out. Their home page is a great resource for print fans. And if you want to get in on the action every Tuesday night, act quickly.

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