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Dun-da-da-DUN!!!  www.walmart.com/ip/Men-s-White…

Yes that's right, Wal-Mart is now carrying my "Vantage Point" t-shirts!  :la:  You should already be seeing them in your local Wal-Mart (here in the US) or should be very soon.  ^.^  These are a cheaper version than the ones normally put out by The Mountain, but they are still Mountain t-shirts and thus full of awesome!  Look for them next to the huge jars of mayonnaise, family packs of TP, $5 DVDs, and bargain cases of baby wipes. :D

My other t-shirts are available here: www.goldenwolfen.com/shop/tshi…

Corporate sponsorship for teh win! :dummy:

More about this:

The deal with Wal-Mart is something that the CEO/Art Director of The Mountain managed to wrangle.  Artists of certain t-shirt designs that Wal-Mart was interested in were asked if they wanted to participate in the deal.  I get a small percentage off the sale of each shirt, and the percentage would be even smaller for the Wal-Mart deal since it would be a bulk thing, thus we were given a choice about it.  Smaller royalty cut, but the amount of t-shirts ordered by Wal-Mart plus exposure was a no brainier for me!  I don't like or dislike Wal-Mart; I shop there once in awhile too.  Besides, I look at this purely from a business point of view.  Its amazingly good for my business, and right now I will take all the exposure I can get!  More exposure will hopefully mean more licensing deals coming my way and that's what I aim for.  

Sandra's "Animal Feathers" t-shirt design was picked up by Wal-Mart as well, so it isn't just me :)

Seriously, I work hard to get myself "out there", busting my butt to travel to shows, promote myself online, hand out flashy business cards to total strangers...anyone that might be interested (Sandra has been amazing at mentoring me in all of this).   That combined with a bit of synchronicity, or just plain dumb luck, and the ball gets rolling.  It has taken almost ten years to do so, but it certainly is starting to roll now!

And this isn't even the "big news" I'm still sitting on :D  (though I have no idea which will mean more in the end, this Wal-Mart deal or the other thing I am waiting to reveal.  Time will tell!)
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SLAMONEINDUSTRIES Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am interested in selling my shirts in Wallmart, Who do ya talk to at Wallmart to get your shirts up?
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MystiStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whut? Yay! :dummy:
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StefanWulph Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
They are not available from Walmart now? :(
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SadWhiteRaven Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I finally got to a Walmart, but though they had other shirts from The Mountain, I couldn't find yours, and the Walmart website says they aren't available at this time - I hope I didn't miss my chance! I'll be checking a super-walmart tomorrow. I was so excited to be able to find something from one of my favorite artists in a real store - you can buy anything online, but that's special. X3
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CloudWakerWolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Not available at this time.
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Bubbaclaw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Just got an e-mail from WallyWorld that I should get my shirt by thursday. I'm sorry that I couldn't have bought it directly from you and put a little extra $ in your pocket. :turbopoke:
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FiatLupi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Congrats! I'll have to make sure to saunter over to the mens section next time I'm there!
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phantomthief713 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I know!!! I saw your "Vantage Point" design and I spazzed. Bought it. Thank you! ^^
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KigerwolfRD Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG THIS MADE MY YEAR. I'm getting one. >8C
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CrossHound213 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
.............I'M GETTING ONE.
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