Happy Haunting

 Happy Haunting  

Get yours now. We will print a one time run of these fun Halloween designs using special Glow ink from AllureGlow.

Pre-order your Good Boy Roy Special Halloween shirts now. One time printing, with special Glow in the Dark ink for the Orange, Black (glows green) and Grey (glows Aqua) they are soooo cool !!! The back is in Glow ink as well. $18.99. Send in your color and size request.

Happy Haunting.

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I had no idea

I had NO idea this was going to be so tough. Guess the joke is on me, as usual. Going into the 3rd year of Good Boy Roy,  I had no idea it would take this long.

I know, I know, some of you are saying, “What did you expect?”.

Well, I, Kim Hix, mom to Zack and Kelsie, the undying optimist and always looking thru my rose-colored glasses fully expected Good Boy Roy to be a huge hit, immediately.

I mean come on, who would not love a brand, a business, created by a kid, 14 at the time.

Who would not love the fun, whimsical characters?

Who would not love the story, the back story of the Real Good Boy Roy.

This kid, this teenager, finally finding his purpose, after years, a lifetime of struggling with emotional illnesses, years of being ostracized, years of not knowing his purpose on earth, years of asking GOD, WHY ME?

Who ?

I really imagined as soon as his fun designs and characters came to life and were seen on t-shirts that everyone, every retailer, every store would be scrambling to HAVE SOME !!

Yes, the Good Boy Roy line would be worn the world over, in demand, and a huge hit. That was the plan, that is Zack’s dream. That is the goal.

So, why am I here, struggling to find someone to carry them in their store? Struggling to find buyers? Struggling to find a Sales Rep?

Why?

They should be calling Zack, right? They should be calling and seeking out this “Boy Wonder”.  Where are the orders for Laughing Lizzie, Rocker Rick, Happy Harry, Angry Allen  (the Anti Bully character) and the rest of the Gang?  I should, by now, have orders overflowing and Zack well on his way to a stable and secure future. Right? Right?

Wake up !! Wake Up.

Wow !!! A bit wake up call for me.

I had no idea bringing this brand, this line of merchandise would be so hard, and frustrating.

Perhaps I should have actually thought things out a bit better, done some research. Hmmmmm

But no, I just jump right in, go and do, and think later.

 Impuslive?

 Absolutley. Always have been, always will be. Can be a good thing, can be a bad thing.

So, we keep plugging along. Keep making calls. Keep talking to people, keep making connections, and keep the dream ALIVE !!

Without dreams, what do we have?

Dreams are fun. Dreams give us hope. Dreams give us inspiration.

So, I, Kim Hix, forever the dreamer, will keep on dreaming and waiting for that day when Good Boy Roy and Zack are the success we imagined when we began this journey 2 years ago.

When Zack can look around, and see his characters, his creations, smiling back at him when being worn and loved by people worldwide.

I gotta go…more dreaming to do

 

I am such a SLACKER

     I can not even believe it has been over a month since I posted last.  Busy is putting it mildly. The school year is finally behind us with few scars for a change. For the past several years school has been very difficult for Zack, but this year seemed to chill out a bit.  It started out quite questionable, as he was still not very stable, but thankfully a newly added medication was added and turned out to be quite the lifesaver. What a relief. My daughter, who is 12, kept us on the road to volleyball and softball games.

Kelsie

I am so glad she is active and my little “jock”. Volleyball is such a good and supportive sports for girls to be involved in. Zack started driving, although very slowly !!! Which is good, much rather the timid, anxious driver than the speed demon. He has progressed in school and will continue to work into the mainstream and all regular education classes next year to see how he manages them emotionally.

     On the Good Boy Roy front, it too has been busy and full of fun and surprises. As you may already know Zack was invited to Hollywood to participate in a Gifting Event for celebrities associated with the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

Actor Vincent Martella, voice of Phineas on Phineas and Ferb and tv actor

It was unexpected and full of fun for us all. There is another post about the trip so I will not repeat myself here. Aren’t you glad. The business is getting out there to the community a bit, but sales are still slow, especially online. However some fun custom designs for schools and businesses have been gratifying. I must remind myself, and him, that we are only 1.5 years into this thing and building a brand takes a while, usually. We added cinch saks and a line of inspirational note cards to the line as well.  I stay optimistic and hopeful, if nothing else it has given him much needed pride and self esteem just seeing people enjoy his fun shirts and fun characters. Our goal this year is to find some retailers to carry the Good Boy Roy line and continue to spread the word however possible. Fun shirts for fun kids (and everyone else) whats NOT to love !!

      We have been blessed by so many wonderful and kind people helping and supporting Zack in his dreams to make cartoons and grow his business. We spent some time with Mr. Wolfie Wolferton aka Tubbers Got Talent making animations with GoAnimate.com. Zack had a blast learning to do this, and posted some on YouTube.

     So, school is out, summer is here, and HOT already, 98 here in Greenville, SC . We are off to the beach, some R&R and long walks on the beach for me. My favorite place, Litchfield.

Kids at Litchfield

Our family has had this beach house since I was about 12, and it has been my absolute favorite place to go and chill ever since. Have a great summer. Hopefully I will have more time now and keep up with the blog posts better for the next several months. If not, well, maybe I walked a bit too far on the beach, got lost and couldn’t find my way back.