[UPDATE: My email service, Mailchimp, was down last night for a couple of hours, Aaaargh. But it’s up and working now. So if you had any problem signing up last night, please try again etc.]
The first print I published via gapingvoid was The Bluetrain, pictured above. It debuted in early 2009 at around the $175 mark.
The last one we sold fetched $1095.00.
Meanwhile, two weeks ago we launched “Hugh’s Daily Cartoon”, where I email my subscribers a new cartoon every weekday.
So far it’s been a huge success, but now that it seems to have a bit of momentum behind it, I naturally want to keep it going.
So I’ve decided to experiment: I’m going to give away, for free, one copy of my most expensive (and now-very-rare print) i.e. one of the Bluetrains.
Who to? Some random person who signs up to “Hugh’s Daily Cartoon” any time between now and 12.01am, Saturday morning, the 30th of January. Just over 24 hours from now Monday morning, 1st February (We extended the deadline 48 hours, due to the fact that we had server issues with our email server).
I’ll be interested to see what happens. Like I said, this is just an experiment.
Feel free to tell your friends, Thanks.
P.S. For those of you who have already subscribed, no worries if you’re missing out. I’ll figure out something to do with y’all as well, sooner than later. One step at a time, Thanks Again.
You mean January 30, not September 30, right?
It was a typo… Fixed now 😉
Cool! I’m in! Thanks for doing this.
Hugh, b/t now & September 30th? Guessing that’s a typo??? Awesome offer…
Love your cartoons,you are great.
Great idea. cOOl.
Thanks Hugh !!
I’m alyroz on Twitter. Follow me back…. please.
Cool, I’ll take 2! Hey, I’m Jewish, it’s how we roll 😉
Glad you didn’t forget about us… the ones who signed up before 😉
I love running giveaways! Good luck with yours and hope you get MailChimp working.
So down it’s not even funny and I am telling all my friends!
Can I “unsubscribe,” then “re-subscribe?”
Or will you be giving ALL OF US who subscribed INSTANTLY the moment your newsletter, daily cartoons were available something like, ummm, new cars? (Oprah-style)
Could you… I don’t know… post later how many people signed up for daily cartoon after this announcement. Just curious.
BTW, the cartoons rock.
I’m signing up. I adore your entrepreneur print. I enjoy this one too.
!Fantastico! This was one of my first choices for the biz environment a couple years ago when a (then) co-worker introduced your work. Albeit, I’m a female and this particular comic kinda looks like penetration from behind – not a problem, but just funny b/c that makes it more applicable.
When are you making it to Hawaii?
Keep up the great work Hugh 🙂
(btw – I would have subscribed to your newsletter even without the competition, it just so happened this was the first time I heard about it!)
I’ll retweet your follow friday recommendation and hereby declare that the wine you’re ‘advertising’just is delicious!
forgot to mention my twitter name…
I read about you in SellingPower recently, referenceing your book Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity. Intriguing: you can turn that print into $1,000 item. Ill try to win it. see you in your newsletter..
The ‘Earthquake in Haiti/Donate now’-banner, also looks great next to the headliner: “so i’m giving away a thousand dollar print…”
Just Saying Hugh 😉
Maybe your work has more potential than you think
“The check’s in the mail” for loyal fans?
“No worries if you’re missing out!” is a great cartoon line – already in our possession without the drawing!
Can’t half-sink a ship!
Randy, didn’t anyone tell you? You work for me now 😉
May I make a request?
Next time you have a print you want to give away, would you consider running a little cartooning contest?
1. Ask us readers to send you cartoons that we draw on the backs of business cards (or, maybe easier, photos of those cartoons).
2. Choose three or five or however many that you really like, and let us vote on the ones we like best.
3. Send the winner an awesome print.
I don’t imagine many of us are cartoonists (I certainly am not), but maybe it’d do us good to play with a new medium.
And maybe it’d be fun for you to see what you and your medium have inspired. And to be inspired by us inspired amateur cartoonists.
Hugh: Ask $2000 next time!