A Stupid FRESHER Mess!
The new and improved place for all things SKOTTIE YOUNG!
Welcome to the new and improved STUPID FRESH MESS!
Before we dive in to what’s new, I need to thank so many of you for subscribing over the years! I’d like to send the same thanks to all of you that are signing up now for the next stage of what Stupid Fresh Mess will be delivering to your inbox!
WHAT’S SO NEW?
Now that I have that out of the way. We’ve always given you all updates on new products and books available from my company STUPID FRESH MESS via SKOTTIEYOUNG.COM. You’ll continue to get all of the early announcements on original art sales, commission lists, first dibs on limited edition prints and comics…but there’s so much we’re adding.
This is no longer just a “Newsletter.” It’s a Creative Platform. A place to explore new ideas, stories, and products to share with you instantly.
For you OG followers (shout out to any of you Old LED HEAVY heads!), you’ll remember a day where blogging was something I did on a regular basis. Pulling back the curtain on my life and building a community for all of us to inspire each other. Social media came along and pulled us away from that kind of sharing and interacting. Now it’s limited character posts on Twitter or art trapped in the tiny square jail cell that is Instagram. Don’t get me wrong, both of those platforms have been great to me and so many of you have found your way here from there. But…
…it’s time to go back. Back to a time where I could open up and connect with you all in a more in depth way that the blog provided. On art and life.
SURE, BUT WHAT ELSE?
Okay, Emo Skottie isn’t enough? Fine. We’re offering Premium Subscriptions now! For Premiums Subscribers, I’ll be giving away the digital collection of my daily sketches, DAILY GRIND Vol 1, with future volumes to be added each year! I’ll dive in to the archives of some of my comic library, post them and give some “Directors” commentary along with them. It will be a full deep dive into the creation and process of I HATE FAIRYLAND, BULLY WARS, MIDDLEWEST, THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK, and more.
But best of all, I’ll be launching brand new original content right here for Premium Subscribers. Yup, you read that right. You’ll be the first to find out about and read brand new comics, illustrated prose, children’s books, etc. delivered right to your email.
HEY VAGUEY McVAGUERTON, CAN YOU AT LEAST GIVE US ONE COMIC YOU’LL BE WORKING ON?
Ugh, the voice I’m pretending is you all is pretty aggressive. You know what? I like that! So, yeah! I’ll let you in on some specific comic content you’ll be getting in the next year. How about the return of a certain green-haired girl in that little hit book called…
You all have no idea how excited I am to throw myself back into that world with those characters! I’ll get into more details in future posts, but for now, just know that Gert, Larry and the rest of the gang will be returning via your inbox and comic shops near you in the coming year!!! And the best part, you all will watch it all come to life right here!
WHAT ABOUT THE RETAILERS?
Never fear! I’ve been making comic BOOKS for twenty years and that ain’t gonna stop now! You better believe my comics will GO TO PRINT and are going to be all up in your stores! This will be a place for you and the readers to watch them come to life and take shape! In fact, BECAUSE OF THIS SPACE, I’ll be able to develop much more creator owned content and bring them all to press!
I WAS KINDA HOPING FOR SOME ART.
Oh, well then, I forgot to mention a little something-something. If you sign up for an Annual Premium Subscription in the FIRST WEEK (by August 17th) you’ll be entered in a raffle for a chance to receive an ORIGINAL SKETCH by me. (No requests, ya get what we give ya!) We’ll pick 20 names at random and we’ll be sending them one of my original sketches. That guarantees you all of the bonus content at a lower cost than choosing monthly AND a chance to get a free sketch! You’ll also automatically be entered the next time we do similar giveaways throughout the year. We’ve got some fun stuff planned!
*sketches will be available to be shipped within the Domestic US only. Addresses will be collected at a later date.
There’s one more subscription you can sign up for and that’s BOSS LEVEL! You’ll get everything from the Annual Subscription Level plus 2 copies of an EXCLUSIVE I HATE FAIRYLAND COVER illustrated by me and only available to BOSS LEVEL subscribers. Not in stores. Not at the SKOTTIEYOUNG.COM store. That means these will be RARE AF! You’ll receive one signed and one unsigned.
You know what, I’m feeling absolutely crazy, so let’s up this a bit. I’m going to REMARK (small quick sketch) 250 of these covers. Those that sign up in the first 24 HOURS have a shot at one of them! Random packages will have these remarks so winners won’t be formally announced. You’ll just be surprised Golden Ticket style when you open that package. Yeah, I know. I won’t be sleeping for a while but it’s kind of fun!
Obviously, these are comics and we can’t guarantee mint condition 9.8’s… but we do our best to ship out the very best quality of the inventory we’re given from the printers!
*Only available to US Subscribers Address.
You’ll also be invited to a few Zoom hangouts throughout the year. We’ll hop online for Q & A’s, chat about process, the industry, tips and tricks, and maybe even do a little live drawing. Who knows!
FUCK YEAH! BUT WHY?
Because I can, duh! I’ve always loved the idea of making things and just giving it directly to the readers. No barrier. No middleman. No NO’S. I get to play pretend on paper with my friends and then give that stuff straight to all of you! There’s nothing more fun than that.
We’re going to have some fun talking about and making comics!!!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…
…All my other work at Marvel? It’s all good! I’m still having a blast with Humberto Ramos while writing Strange Academy. My calendar is as filled with covers as it has been for the last 10 years, and there’s a new project coming up that no one knows about that will be a ton of fun.
Basically, I don’t like to rest and you all reap the rewards of that!
THE REAL BOSS
Anyone who has purchased anything from SKOTTIEYOUNG.COM, got a spot on the commission list, reached out for appearances, and any other biz already knows Megan! She’s the real boss of Stupid Fresh Mess and you’ll continue to get posts and updates by her on all of that and much more.
You have no idea how much you all mean to me and my family. Whether you’ve stuck by me since the early days or just discovered me today, I’m grateful for you. You allow me to do what I do and share it with everyone!
Don’t forget to run over to SKOTTIEYOUNG.COM for art, prints, exclusive books, CGC graded comics, and much more!