Readers expressed the desire to have some merchandise themed from the series. Coffee Mugs were the main request but I went ahead and created options for various other things like notebooks, totes, prints, pillows, and some other items. I might have gone a little over board but it was fun and I think the items are pretty neat.
Now, all of the items are through Redbubble. How that works is that they handle the production and shipping of the items. I provide the artwork. The pricing is determined by their base plus my mark up, so I do get some money from it but the bulk of the money goes to Redbubble. That's the trade off from me not having to have upfront costs to order merchandise and then ship it out myself. I think it's awesome since otherwise I would not be able to provide anything like this on my own.
I made some custom mug designs that I think look pretty cool. I'm going to order some myself so I can see how they come out. I'm excited about it.