The end is near! Only a couple of weeks to go and 2014 is over and done with. And that means Christmas is even nearer! Maybe some of you have already put up their Christmas tree, like Chuck has. My in-laws actually have a Christmas tree plantation they run as a little side business, so we always have access to the best Christmas trees. However, this year, we’ll skip the tree altogether, for a variety of logistical reasons. One of which is the fact that the new guy who moved in with us last year would probably tear it down and rip off everything on the lower branches. Now that he can walk, it means constant vigilance for us parents anyway, but we think that the psychological pull of a decorated tree would be just too irresistible and too much for us to handle on top of everything else. Well, next year, I’m sure things will have changed again!
Due to popular demand and because we think we kinda sprung this on you without much notice yesterday we have decided to extend our 20% discount for a few days.
We also think Chuck’s term of “Cyborg Monday” was really funny and had a blast making the last comic strip. So let’s extend the offer until “Cyborg Monday” is over with the hopes Chuck will survive this horrible day in history!
Keep using the discount code “CHUCKBF2014” until the end of Monday and keep in mind that this code will discount products already discounted even more! Mind blown! We know, right?! ….
Hey there, fellow Aviators and Aviation fans!
Going with the times, the chickens will take Thanksgiving off (except Stefan, since he lives in “the old world”, and Hans since he still hasn’t caught on) and have a Black Friday deal for you! Chuck is slashing the prices on all Roost-Air gear, gifts and books! Get your Christmas Shopping done early!
On Friday, use promo code “CHUCKBF2014″ during checkout! It’s easy to remember, think “Chuck is my Best Friend” or “Chuck Black Friday”!
And in other news:
The ones among you who keep track of us on our Website, Facebook and Twitter may have seen a few similarities between Chicken Wings and “AviatorWebsite.com” lately. We have been working for AviatorWebsite for many years already (well, mostly Stefan) in form of designing all kinds of Greeting Cards and parts of the website.
After initially teaming up, Roost-Air ended up taking control of AviatorWebsite entirely (see? This happens everywhere in aviation, not just the airline industry). With this we were able to re-launch Stefan’s designs of fun Aviation Christmas Cards which we are very excited about. We’re especially excited about the “Santa’s Adventures” Series which we think is extremely funny.
Our plan is to eventually merge the two websites and have AviatorWebsite run the shipping and handling for the Chicken Wings Online shop in the States. But this will still take a little while since Chicken Wings currently ships worldwide and AviatorWebsite only domestic US and Canada.
But eventually the goal will be to offer you an even wider variety of fun aviation gifts, books, t-shirts, and other fun flying related stuff on a better, easier to navigate, secure online shop platform.
So come check out both websites this Winter and stay tuned for more news on the merger. AviatorWebsite will also be running a 20% off deal on Black Friday for those of you who live in the US or Canada!
Fellow Aviators behold! We have another Airplane Coloring Book!
We were down to only 3 boxes of our first coloring book and it was time to re-print. So we thought instead of re-printing the same thing,
let’s just make a completely new coloring book with new images. And this is what we came up with.
Having some experience with coloring books by now we made some changes which should improve your kids’ (or your) coloring experience. We spent a good deal of time test-coloring on all kinds of different papers in order to find one that’s rough enough so the crayon sticks to it well and thick enough so you don’t have colors shine through when you flip the page, yet thin enough to keep shipping costs low. The test coloring was the fun part!
We have also changed the font so it shows upper and lower case letters properly in case schools wanted to use it. This was something we didn’t think of when we made our first coloring book. We had an Elementary School class help us with the aircraft descriptions and bylines and make the appropriate corrections to our less than perfect English skills. Thank you Mrs. Breaux and the kids of Summerville Elementary School for your help! We also set out to find a small business local printer instead of giving our money to a big corporate machine.
The cover is just as glossy but we made it a little thinner to improve shipping costs for our wholesale customers. Just like in the last book we have a great mix of airplanes, jets, helicopters, and puzzles in there and added a few firefighting aircraft, which of course are near and dear to Mike’s heart.
Amazing how much thought and planning goes into a simple coloring book, isn’t it?
But wait, there’s more! Best of all, we were able to get you a lower price!
And as always, please write us and tell us what you think!
We have great news for all our friends and fans from Italy! Our first book has just been published in Italian! We have started a partnership with an Italian publisher, and the great folks at LoGisma Editore have embarked on the project of translating all our work into Italian. The plan is to publish all our books, one by one, in the order they were published by us. So, logically, our first book was the first in line.
For all the Facebookers among you, there is a “Chicken Wings Italia” Facebook page that you can like and share.
So, dear friends and fans in Italy, please help us make this a success! Show your support to our friends at LoGisma and JP4 magazine (who have been translating and printing our strips for many years now) so you can soon enjoy all our stuff in Italian!