The Jelly Empire | Power to the Makers

It’s time for another installment of “Power to the Makers” and this time we’re tossing the spotlight to illustrator/sculptor/storyteller/worldmaker Selina Briggs.

On the precipice of her latest trip to New York Comic Con, Selina gives us a peek into her growing empire.

DCS: For those who don’t know, what is The Jelly Empire and who put you in charge?

SB: The Jelly Empire is my little empire of robots featuring my alter ego, Jelly. He’s a little robot that I started illustrating in a traditional 2D art style, but over time he has evolved into 3D collectible figures, plush toys, and comic books.

I’ve always dreamed of taking over the world with a robot army and what better way to gain power than to draw a little robot to melt all your hearts!

DCS: Are you able to make rad things full time? What’s the transition like?

SB: By day I’m a surface pattern designer for a print studio here in NYC and by night I create my ever-growing robot army. I love that I make rad things full time, but I haven’t been able to fully shift gears and work completely on The Jelly Empire…yet!

DCS: You and Argonaut Resins seem inexplicably linked. Talk about that connection.

SB: I guess you could call Argonaut Resins my Jedi Master (or Sith Lord) and I’m his young Padawan (or apprentice). We met at a convention in 2009 where I was showcasing my Jelly Empire art, and he fell in love with my robot. He asked me if I was interested in making the transition from 2D art to collectible toys. Of course my answer was a big, fat ‘YES!’ and ‘Where do i sign up?’ He’s taught me a lot and has given me some really sound advice every step of the way. We love bouncing ideas off of each other and often meet up to start scheming our next world domination plans. Sometimes you can see our banter on Twitter.

DCS: If you were actually a robot, would you tell anyone?

SB: This question does not compute. Try again later.

DCS: What’s next for the Empire. Let’s hear some shameless plugs!

SB: Well, 2016 was a big year. I had a successful kickstarter for my Jelly the Robot plush toys, so that has been keeping me very busy. I’m also doing my 6th year at New York Comic Con, on Oct 6 – 9 where I’ll have a variety of new items for sale—including my latest comic. And I’m partaking in a few side projects like the Tenacious Toys/Deadhand Toys “Resin is King Series 3” where I will be releasing a brand new figure, a magical Uni-bot!

I am also part of a custom Labbit show called ‘Confection Affection’ hosted by P!Q, who will be displaying all the pieces at their Booth #614. Next year, I’m actually planning on doing my first West Coast show at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, so if anyone is in the neighborhood, please come down and hang out!

Otherwise you can always find me on the social medias Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or head over to check out my website!

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Working Toward Zero Waste

Since its inception, the sticker industry has been at odds with large waste output. We make leaps and strides with formatting in order to minimize the amount of wasted vinyl but unfortunately processes inherent to sticker production leave behind a lot of unusable materials.

In order to combat this, we partnered up with Waste Management to ensure that nearly all of our production waste gets recycled on a weekly basis. Roughly 90% of masking, vinyl, and backing materials skip the trip to local landfills and get repurposed into new products.

We wholeheartedly encourage the rest of the industry to join us in working toward a zero-waste goal. Check with your local waste management services to see how you can make an impact.

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How To Get Sample Stickers

Free stuff. The one unifying force in the universe.

Whether you’re a potential customer or simply a fan, it’s nearly 100% guaranteed you’re going to want to get your hands on some freebies for testing, examination, and visual consumption. Here’s how you do it.

Option 1

Email us. Tell us about your project or needs. We’ll send samples tailored to the info provided.

Option 2

Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 345 Andover Park East Tukwila, WA 98188 and we’ll stuff it full of goodies.

Yes, it’s just that easy. No, we won’t send you a giant box of stickers.

Project Samples

If you’re looking to get samples of your artwork for a potential project, Request A Quote. Setup fees do apply.

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Laminates Explained

Digital Die-cut Stickers are great exhibition of unique designs and custom shapes. We protect those designs using a heavy-duty Laminate that comes in two styles: Matte and Luster.

Matte Lam

This Laminate will make your colors soft and muted with less contrast and almost zero glare.

Luster Lam

This Laminate mimics a semi-gloss finish. Highlights rich, deep colors but tends to attract glare.

Luckily both Laminates feature Abrasion-protection, UV-protection, and Water-resistance at no extra cost. Now that you know the differences, it’s time to start experimenting with your projects. Request samples and a quote now and get inspired.

*Apologies to Wellspent Beer for the upside down sticker placement. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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Heroes for the Homeless | Clothing Drive 2016

Summer is over in the Pacific Northwest.

That’s a tough pill for most to swallow, but the days are visibly shorter and temperatures are already starting a slow descent. While most folks will retreat to their homes or start to add layers to their wardrobe, the homeless citizens of Seattle begin to layer up pensive fears & anxiety over the impending weather change.

Now’s our chance to help Heroes for the Homeless ease the burden of life on the street for our less fortunate neighbors. All September long we’ll be collecting warm clothing donations to be passed out directly at homeless encampments around the city.

Clean out your closets and join us Sept. 8 – Sept. 30 in trying to make winter a little warmer by dropping off items at our South Seattle HQ or arranging donation pick-ups.

Drop Off Location
503 S. Michigan St.
Seattle, WA 98103

What We Need

Winter Coats/Waterproof Jackets
Winter Gloves
Winter Hats/Beanies
Warm Socks
Kids Clothing
Snow Pants

Email to schedule a pick-up at your business/office.

Learn more about the cause and get involved at

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