So the results of the merchandise polls were as follows:
As far as what type of merchandise, T-Shirts and Posters were the clear winners, blowing away everything else. So T-shirt and posters it is.
As far as the winning images, the far and away preferred image was “The Voodoopunk Grave Thing Which I Haven’t Even Seen Yet”. Yes, the picture of Jasper with “Vote Voodoopunk We Dance With You On Your Grave” despite not even featured, won by a landslide.
2nd place was:
the 3rd place winner was
I would offer an atompunk version too, and out of the two this was preferred:
As for other results:
Almost everyone who wrote in, asked for a poster of the Carnival cover. That came up again and again and again. It was far and away the single most requested item. So i will likely offer a poster of the carnival cover if not a t shirt too. In fact, i MAY start with the steampunk New Albion image and carnival cover.
Here’s also something: i released the Carnival like a month ago. 5 weeks. The response has been insane. The most popular character in new albion has for years been Annabel, followed probably by Jackie and then it branches out. In only 5 weeks, Raven has overtaken just about everyone. If you just count fan porn alone (out there in the dark under reaches of the net there is indeed more new albion fan porn than you ever want to know about) raven is leading by a landslide. Hell, there is a New Albion Cards Against Humanity game, and in it the card Raven’s di** pretty much wins every round it’s ever played. Not that i myself know anything about such things. I… you know, heard this from a friend. (cough)
So, there’s a guy, Lee Joyner, who is able (he’s amazing, frankly) and who has offered to make a figurine of Raven should i ever desire such a thing. I do not imagine such a thing would be cheap, but i’m getting pricing on it shortly. I think this sort of thing is a longshot and i think i should stick with t shirts and posters, BUT, it IS possible and if enough people were interested i could run a kickstarter to make a specific number of limited edition raven figures. If you ARE interested you need to tell me because otherwise i will drop this as being way the hell too insane. If enough people express interest i will post some pricing estimates and we can start talking about a kickstarter campaign.
In the meantime, thank you all for your polls and opinions. I did learn what i need to know. The Mighty Sarah De Buck is working on the Jasper/Voodoopunk thing as we speak and i now know enough to move forward with some basic merchandising. You are all wonderful.