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Here to order your Mother's Day cards?  I'm afraid you're too late.  We'll still ship your cards in our normal 2-3 business day timeframe, but we doubt you'll receive your cards in time for the big day (though there may be hope if you get your order in today or tomorrow).  Good news is you can check out our awesome list of retailers to see if they have any of our Mother's Day cards left in stock!

Every month we work hard (well, sort-of-hard) to provide our list of awesome list of retailers with our products.  This morning was spent bundling cards with their envelopes (while watching "Shameless" online). Is there anything sexier than the beautifully coloured spines of freshly cut greeting cards?  Probably.  But these bad boys still give me a chubby (unless that's from all the nudity on "Shameless").

 

MOTHERS DAY IS COMING

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Don't let your mom down this year, you at least have to get her a card to show her that you care.  All those years that you forgot Mother's Day, she's been keeping track and it's affecting your inheritance. Think about all the things your mom has done for you....  She spent 9 months growing you from scratch, she pushed you out her vajayjay (which is super fucking intense), she wiped your snotty nose, she rubbed your back when you were sick, she did 18 years worth of laundry and she kept a roof over your fucking head.  So show a little respect and get her a card and a little gift.  It's the least you can do.

 

 Mother's Day cards   +  Parenting cards

THANKS VANCOUVER FAN EXPO!

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A huge thank you to all you nerds that joined us this past weekend at Vancouver's Fan Expo!  We had such a blast being a part of the show and we're already looking forward to next years event  (which is in November, not April!).  It was really cool to see all the different costumes and celebrities and it was an honour to be among all the amazing artists.

Anyway, thanks again to those of you that dropped by our booth at the show.  It was probably nice to meet you.

VANCOUVER FAN EXPO

Hey nerds!  Who's going to the Fan Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre (the newer fancy one).  We are and you should come see us!

More importantly, you should buy stuff from us.  We'll have greeting cards and shirts and notebooks and artprints and magnets (including our new "The Walking Dead" magnets!).

The show starts tomorrow (Friday, April 3) and runs until Sunday.

Find us in Booth #305.



 

TOO MANY MUFFINS

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So this happened to me (Nikki) this morning...  I was at the post office mailing off a bunch of online orders and a box of Mother's Day and Father's Day cards to Juxtapose in Toronto (shout out!) and the lovely lady behind the counter leaned over and whispered, "When are you due?"  When I told her that I'm NOT pregnant, she covered by saying that I have a nice "glow."  Thanks lady.  I guess it's time to start hitting the gym (or Canada Post employees).

Hopefully none of my other comic strips come true...  I really don't want your mom to give me herpes and the Easter bunny should not fall victim to autoerotic asphyxiation.

In other news, we've been really busy getting ready for the Fan Expo which comes to Vancouver this weekend!  Our office is a total mess while we prepare to get our shit ready.  This is about half the stuff we have to bring.  Fingers crossed it all fits in the car!  If you're attending the show, you'll be able to find us in booth #305.  Just follow the sound of laughter.

THE WALKING DEAD IS HERE!

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If you follow us on Facebook or have visited this site within the past couple of weeks, then you may already know that we've been working on making the crew from "The Walking Dead" into Hug and Kiss cartoon animals!  It's been super fun to illustrate something a bit different and we're happy to finally debut them to you folks!  We've gone and put 20 of the main characters onto magnets and you can find them all in our New Arrivals section.  They can be purchased individually or as a complete set!  We've also done an 8.5" x 11" print of a few of the main characters (Rick, Carl, Daryl, Carol, Glenn and Michonne) and we've made a print in honour of another one of our favourite shows - Breaking Bad!

If you're in the Vancouver area, you can check out the new Hug and Kiss "The Walking Dead" stuff (along with all our other fabulous merch) at the upcoming Fan Expo!  The show is at the Vancouver Convention Centre (the fancy one) over the Easter Long Weekend (April 3-5).  Find us in Booth #305.


We have a few other shows in mind that might get cartooned by us real soon!  So definitely check back if you're a fan of awesome TV.... which reminds me, you can sign up for our newsletter with the sign up form down below.  We really only send out newsletters once a month or so, so we won't get annoying.  When we do email you, it'll be with awesome news about contests and sales and new products and stuff. So sign up.

Anyway, back to "The Walking Dead" illustrations...Here are a few of my personal favourites!  I especially enjoyed illustrating Rosita as a duckbill platypus and Daryl just HAD to be a moose.


Drawing is Fun!

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When I'm working, most of my time is spent making cards (like actually making them... doing all the folding and cutting, etc) or I'm getting orders ready to ship out to online customers and stores.  I absolutely love it, but when I started working on my booth design for the upcoming Fan Expo Vancouver, I was reminded that first and foremost - I'm an artist!  Drawing is one of my favourite things to do, so working on this booth has been SO much fun!

Anyway, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so here's this...

Hug and Kiss Goes Global

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A couple of months ago we made a huge step towards our goal of global domination - we signed a deal with a New York publisher who will be manufacturing and selling our cards in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand!  That's right, the folks over at Vigo Productions love our line so much they offered to help us take it global!  So while we still write and illustrate all our products, we've allowed Vigo to license them for mass production in the USA.

However, all cards sold in Canada are still printed in Canada and creased, cut and folded by hand right here in our own office!  So how will you know where your Hug and Kiss card came from?  Simple... look at the back!  If there's only 1 logo on the back (Hug and Kiss Designs) that means we made it.  A Hug and Kiss AND a Vigo logo means our publisher made it.  Also, one says made in Canada, the other printed in the USA...  So it's pretty clear.

Watch out world!

  

 

The Walking Dead

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After watching last nights The Walking Dead I was inspired to see what some of the characters would look like as cartoon horses - Hug and Kiss style.  So I grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing.  (These are just quickly done, so don't judge too harshly.)  I'd love to hear what you think, so join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and send me your thoughts!  (Links are below) I'm thinking that perhaps I might get around to illustrating the whole Walking Dead crew (and possibly characters from other shows/comics) and get some prints up for sale.... which I should try to do quickly seeing as we're taking part in Vancouver's Fan Expo next month and fans of the show will be in attendance.  If you're in the Vancouver area, check out our Events section for more details.

 

IT'S ALIVE

It's alive!  Or rather, it's live... or new website went up today and we're so excited!  It's been months in the making (not because our web designer is slow, but because we're horribly great at procrastinating) and we're hoping you all dig the changes.  In theory everything should be much, much easier to navigate, but should you come across any bugs, please let us know and we'll fire our web guy (just kidding Calvin - you're fucking awesome!)  Seriously though, let us know how much you love it and how much you love us.... we got links to our social media down below.

Now let's time travel for a minute here.  It was 8 years ago that I first created our company website and I did it all myself.  It was a tedious task because it involved me buying a textbook and following it step-by-step to create a site from scratch!  Good God, it took forever.  But that little site of mine lasted 8 years, so I guess it was worth it.  Back then my office was just a small space in the corner of my bedroom (not the luxurious 500 sq/ft office I have today) and Hug and Kiss was just a part-time gig while I worked retail at a store in Vancouver.  Now it's a full-time gig while I wrangle a kid, 2 cats and a husband.  I liked it better back then.  JUST KIDDING!  I got a good thing going here.

Anyway, if you're reading this then you probably deserve a thank-you.  Thank you for whatever support it is that you've shown us (buying our products, sharing with your friends, or just reading our site for a laugh).

Now for you folks out there with a wholesale account - things have changed and you'll need to be issued a username and password to gain access to the wholesale site (the link is down below).  Give me a call or shoot me an email and I'll hook you up.
 

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