Dead Ink Apparel's first promotional push is in the Jan/Feb issue of Horrorhound Magazine.  I made the arrangements with Horrorhound before Christmas and I've been eagerly anticipating what my ad would look like in print.  I went to the mall today, browsed the newsstand and came across Horrorhound Issue #33 and quickly leafed through until I came across the glory that was my ad.  I know it might not mean much to some, but seeing my ad in the magazine was like a great accomplishment.  You're probably thinking "Justin, if you pay ad rates, of course your ad will appear in a magazine"… well, stop thinking that.  Let me sit on this throne for a minute…ha.

 

 

When I started to design the ad, I had a few different ideas.  I was going to have an ad featuring some of my models in the shirts but I decided against it.  I ended up going with the "teaser movie poster" look.  I thought it left a little bit of mystery to what it was about.  Was that a good or bad idea?  

Onto some real news.  I have quite a bit of stuff lined up for Dead Ink Apparel… lots of really good opportunities.  Staying tight lipped about this kind of stuff is really hard, but I don't want to end up looking like a big liar if things fall through.  I already told my first lie, which was that Series 2 would be out in January.  The bad news is, it won't.  Well, kind of.  I have 2 new shirts ready that will be up for sale by the end of the month.  2 Shirts can't be considered a new series, so I guess consider it an extension of the first series.  Does it really matter?  I don't know.  Honestly though, these two new shirts are incredible.  Just you wait and see!

As always, I ask you please check out and "like" Dead Ink on Facebook.  I am on there more often and tend to update it more frequently than the website right now.

http://www.facebook.com/deadinkapparel