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Events, Bonus Page, and Shout outs!

A Little Bonus: Exclusive on FreePatterns.com

Marc and I spent an intense week or so working on a 1-page promotional ad which is currently running exclusively on FreePatterns.com. It’s a cute little piece to introduce Handknit Heroes to a wider audience– it’s at the end of every PDF download of a knitting pattern for the next couple of months.

Here’s my favorite frame from the bonus page:

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Where do I get a Copy?

We’ve been getting this question a lot this week, and although it’s answered in the FAQ, I thought I’d also answer it here.

You can buy a copy of Handknit Heroes at local yarn shops. You can find a shop through our store locator. If your local shop isn’t in the locator, please let them know about the comic so they can think about carrying it.

You can also subscribe to Handknit Heroes through our website.

You can also buy single issues directly from us at events, like the TKGA show in May (Portland), Maker Faire (San Francisco), and Alexandra Palace (London).

We don’t sell single copies from our site, but if you can’t find a store near you, try calling the nearest shop to see if they’ll sell you one by mail-order. A lot of local yarn shops are happy to do this, and most people don’t realize that they don’t have to be a walk-in customer to support local stores.

Alexandra Palace in October!

We’ve also been hard at work planning our attendance and participation at a large show in the UK! We’re going to have a nice little booth at the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace on October 8-11. It’s a big event with a huge marketplace, and we hope you’ll come meet Marc and me and buy a few comics. We will both be there and signing copies on-site, so you’re welcome to bring your copies to be signed. The show is just a few weeks before the winter issue (Issue #4) ship out to subscribers and shops, so we’ll have some preview pages for you to see at the show– a great reason to come by the booth!
Shout Outs

We had a great shout-out over on PassionKnitly last week, who also blogged about going to the New York Comic Con this week. Sadly, we missed Comic Con in NY, and if Marc or I go to San Diego this summer, it’ll probably be as attendees, so I have much envy that you were able to go.

Dyeabolical Yarns posted a quick review of the comic book. She’s an indie hand-dyer with an etsy shop who dyed colorways like “Dark Knight” and “Devil Jonah.” My favorite? “Mutant Purple.” I should bug her to dye up some aran-weight Handknit Heroes colorways!

And last but definitely not least, I did an interview at the Mystery House of Yarn about creating Handknit Heroes, what’s coming next, and the whole process of writing a comic and putting it out there for the world.

Don’t forget– you can send your shout-outs to me by email, or post a comment over on the updates blog.

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