Back from Further Confusion and now reality sets in — tax season.
While not a full time business, Wildgasmasks still operates as a legitimate business. Part of running such a company means the time has come for Uncle Sam and the state of California to collect taxes. So, for the next 2 weeks there will be no progress on orders, while we ensure we meet deadline and are compliant with all state and federal tax policies. Stego has been working long hours at his job but, when he gets home, he wont get to jackal. He will have to focus on taxes.
This might be unfortunate for all of you guys who are in our backlog or have been trying to get on our queue for this winter season. It is my hope you can wait just a bit longer…While you wait out the Tax Blackout, here is a gloved and leatherclad jackal…
As usual, the craziness is building in November with birthdays and other things. We know many of you are impatient and some have contacted us month after month trying to get on the queue. Some of our slowdown was from meddle having to take time from the jackal lab and from full-time jobs leaving us with fewer hours each day. However, around this time, we do take time out for the holidays. This year, we will be doing something different… by taking a trip to New York City
It will be a week of no computers and visiting with family and friends .We might be able to check mail while there. In case we cannot, know that we might be delayed a week on responses.
No doubt that we will be missing the jackal lab something fierce by the time we get back. The queue is looking quite empty for now, with us filling it back up once we can take the last of our backlog. I think we might finish that just as the New Year begins.
I just wanted to post and let folks know that due to a MASSIVE increase of undertakings at my 9-5, my Maskmaking is going to slow down a bit for the duration of the Winter: The company I work for is restructuring, and all the needed data and changes required from me by the new management are mostly relying on the information and abilities that sadly only I fully have access to; Mind you its not that I wanted it to be that way, rather thats the way it ended Up. Job security is Truly a double-edged sword at times…
Fortunately, thanks to Meddle Pony (a helpful rubberpony who lives close to the Jackal Lab) having successfully learned the craft, we Are able to continue some maskmaking: Otherwise we would have come to an almost complete stop as my 9-5 saps all my energy and creativity.
We’ve got one fully-custom commission that we are working on, and we will continue working on Simple orders for the time: Unfortunately, Hooded masks are considered “Custom” items as they require a custom fitting to the purchasers head and thus they take quite a bit of time to do; These we will only be able to do on an “As we are able to” basis, which will show up on the Orders page at wildgasmasks.com.
We still have plans on the table for several new Mask designs, which we are hoping to undertake through the course of the year as my leftover time and sanity allows.
We Do want to pass our thanks to all those whom have enjoyed the use of our handmade creations: Each is completely unique and no two are ever alike. There is a Gallery of owner-submitted photos which shows our masks in action: Browse and enjoy