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How was 2016 for Bible Cartoons: a review


Posted 09 Jan 2017

Just like any good awards ceremony, I’d like to thank all our wonderful customers for supporting Bible Cartoons in 2016! Here are a few facts and figures to help define how we did in 2016, our most successful year to date – praise the Lord!

MOST POPULAR in 2016…
Old Testament Bible Cartoon, with the highest viewing figure was…
Exodus 08 – the ten plagues of Egypt – Plague of frogs, with 13,027 total views.

New Testament Bible Cartoon, with the highest viewing figure was…
Luke 01 – Births foretold – Scene 01 – Luke writing, with 12496 total views.

YouTube video was… “Story of Jonah” with 1,087 views.

Free Black & White Cartoons inspired by Olympics 2012 was…
“Isaiah 40 – Run & not grow weary” with 1,868 total downloads.

FREE Nativity sheet downloads was…
“Spot the difference 01” with 29,779 total downloads.

FREE Colouring sheet downloads was…
“Genesis 07 – The Flood – Animals going into Noah’s ark” with 8,794 total downloads.


SALES of Bible Cartoons
We sold 1323 BC’s in total, the highest number in a single year since 2008 when I started production!

52.5% of all transactions were by returning customers (people who had purchased at least once before from the BC website) – what a wonderfully loyal crowd of followers we have!

We sold our first Metaphor picture, ever!

We sold 11 Gospel Illustrations as well.


CUSTOMERS
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We had 116 New customers in 2016, here’s their geographic break-down:

49 from UK — 43.24 % of Total
43 from USA — 37.06 % of Total
4 from Canada — 03.44 % of Total
7 from Australia & New Zealand — 06.03 % of Total
6 from Europe — 05.17 % of Total
7 from Rest of the World — 06.03 % of Total

We had our first ever customers from Arkansas & Hawaii in USA in March & April 2016 respectively. We now have customers in 40 of the 59 States/Districst of the US now – go America!


PRODUCTION
I managed to draw, colour and upload 70 new Bible Cartoons in 2016.


You can see all of these drawings by following this link:
Bible Cartoon by year – 2016

In December I didn’t colour a single cartoon as I was drawing 28 black and white outline Bible Cartoons for a lady who lives in Jerusalem, Israel. I have just 4 more to draw in January 2017. All of these can be coloured up and made available as Bible Cartoons, so I should hit my use annual quota of 50 Bible Cartoons pretty quickly in 2017!

Currently there are 555 Bible Cartoons on the website, of which 466 (83.9%) have sold at least once. 89 BC’s (16%) have never sold – how sad… someone give them a good home!


MILESTONE FIGURES
We had our 600th new customer buy Bible Cartoons in August 2016.

Sales of Bible Cartoons reached 6500 in total, in December 2016.


MOBILE-FRIENDLY WEBSITE DESIGN
The largest single project of 2016 was a 2 month + effort to make the BC website mobile-friendly. Having read the books “Designing with progressive enhancement” (Parker, Toland, Jehl, Wacks), “Adaptive web design (Gustafson), and “Responsive Design Workflow” (Hay) I was in a reasonably informed position to make the code changes necessary to make the BC website mobile-friendly and adaptive. The code changes, head-scratching, testing & Ah-ha! moments finally paid off in July when the latest version of the website went live.

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