Week before last I launched EKO supply to support POTUS and his 2020 re-election campaign. Only way that felt right, at least for the moment, to monetize my artwork.
And the response was well-received, with 25 unique orders that entered production this week. While gear may not arrive by Christmas, folks should receive by end of year.
In donating “proceeds to Trump 2020”, I got a few concerned messages after launch. Some strongly suggested I first compensate myself for time and talent before sending monies. But to me, proceeds does not mean 1%, 10%, or even 50%.
When I say it, I mean 100% of profit. Because I cannot get the story of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) out of my head. The two, arrived, sell some property and make a big deal about giving proceeds to the community. But they secretly held back a portion of the money for themselves.
Their deceit—as I interpret it—wasn’t so much about being greedy. They were imposters, who cared more about personal honor than helping people in their community. Prizing status over love.
So for this reason I am treating my shop like a golf game. What’s the LEAST amount of money I can make from selling my art? $0.00! And in the interest of transparency I want to share with you where we are.
From the Teespring ledger you can see a number of units sold (25) split into four payouts totaling $280.83. If that looks like a paltry sum, consider Kanye West’s recent line from “On God”. Until you own the means of production, everyone gets a cut.
Anyway, I‘ve received three of four sets of funds in my paypal account. Once the final payout arrives, I will then make a charitable contribution to the Trump 2020 campaign. And I’ll keep doing that with subsequent drops between now and Election Day.
And speaking of upcoming drops, scheduling new gear to be released on Thursdays. Keeping “God Wins” up until end of month because a number of people are waiting for their next paycheck to buy (which, you know, leaves me speechless). You can also peek a few new items now: https://teespring.com/stores/ekotoons
While heavy on hoodies now, I want to shift focus toward stickers, posters… and, when I source a new vendor, greeting cards and postcards. Because they’re more affordable and optimized for sending and spreading word of our movement. Which, at the end of the day is what this whole thing is about.
Thanks, as always, for your support and feedback. WWG1WGA