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A Note To Our SHIRT CLUB Customers...
Hello, cherished members of The Venture Bros. Shirt-of-the-Week-Club…

Some of you are wondering: "Where are my shirts?"
The short answer is: "Your shirts will start shipping super-soon."

As you know, Shirt Club shirts are printed to order--meaning we don't make a bunch of them ahead of time, and we don't make more than are ordered. This is why they are so jazzily "limited edition" and coveted by all. It also means we don't place our order for shirts with our shirt providers until the ordering period for that shirt is closed. For example, the subscriptions and individual ordering period for Week 1's HankCo and Palaemon shirts ended on June 9th. We tallied, organized, and triple-checked all those orders, then placed our order with our shirt printer on the 11th.

HERE'S THE THING: It is a shitload of shirts. The response to this season's Shirt Club was so overwhelming that it was, well… frankly overwhelming. American Apparel needed a few extra days to come up with all the blank shirts we needed. And our silk screen printers needed a few extra days to print them. In fact, they've been busy at it for a few days now. Compounding the issue was our decision to release TWO different shirt designs in our inaugural week.

But we're all on top of it now and everything's on track. The HankCo and Palaemon shirts will be delivered to our Titmouse satellite facility this week, and an eager staff of Honorary Astrobase Cadets and Soulbots will immediately begin packing them in ludicrously well-designed custom envelopes, carefully inserting lovingly printed Hankbucks, and sending them on their way. Once they start, shipments will go out at the end of each and every day, insuring we're getting them to you literally as fast as we possibly can (This is seriously a lot of shirts!).

The order for Week 2's "U.R.G.H!" shirts has already been placed, and now that everyone knows what to expect and our systems are all in place, things should move a lot smoother for future shipments.

You will all be happy soon. We promise. Like The Venture Bros. itself, VB Shirt Club is worth the wait and eager to please! Ask anyone who was a member last time!

We Love You,

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Shirts, Shows, and Dragon*Con

I'm sure the shirts will be well worth the extra wait. The shows so far have been packed with extra Venturey Goodness! One question though, Was SPHINX Commander's voice hard on your throat? I would have been coughing and crying like a little girl! Is that why you killed him off right away? Now on to D*C. I totally understand, you need the time off. Who wouldn't? Season 5's quality is proof of the yeoman's work you guys put into The Venture Bros. The rumor that you guys wouldn't be making the scene has been on the Venture Bros. grapevine, (rumor-mill), for at least a month, maybe longer. But it is every year, last year we had the whole petition debacle. The fans will totally understand that you guys, need some time to re-charge the old creative batteries. Thanks though for letting us know so early, because now we have time to adjust our schedules accordingly. Keep up the Fantastic work!

Re: Shirts, Shows, and Dragon*Con

Thanks for the kind words...

The voice was a little hard on me, sure--it took a lot of energy to do, but didn't shred my voice as much as it might sound like it did. It was harder on the mics, which took the brunt of an intentionally very spitty performance. But no, we didn't kill him for any of those reasons. He was dead on the page, before we even knew who'd play him. And, contrary to anecdotal reports, we'd never kill a character just because his voice was hard to do. We still talk to each other in 24's voice constantly.

Re: Shirts, Shows, and Dragon*Con

I hadn't heard those reports, I just tried to do the voice, and I was coughing, and my eyes were watering. Like when I try to go for the deep scratchy part on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap! 24's voice is one I do every time Simon needs it for his Stop Mo, I did it for 400 Quatloos, (The one where the two H.E.L.P.eR.s battle to the death), Also we made our own Hobbit Movie and The BBP 24 figure was Gandalf, with my interpretation of 24's voice. We are also planning on doing two of The Venture Christmas songs in stop-mo again this year. I can hear 24 saying Titty Bar in my head to this day, that and you saying Genitalia on the Season one Live Action DVD extra! Thanks for getting back to me.

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