BeetleMilk started in 2014, in Los Angeles, CA.
We originally started as a comic company, releasing the webcomic [Psycho Babble] online and developing a following from there, but BeetleMilk didn't truly get started until roughly a year later - when we decided to go to print.
Soon thereafter, we began a slow takeover of the convention scene in Atlanta, GA. Our comic was popular, we were selling merch, it was all good.
Conventions are crazy, though, and after spending one summer almost entirely at cons, we decided to take a break, and the bottom of the business fell out from underneath us. We had become a business dependent entirely on convention appearances in order to keep things going. It wasn't all bad, though. Our KickStarted comic "The RoadKill Club" fully funded in 6 hours.
On top of this, they were going through some growing pains. In the online space, they barely existed. That is, until one day when Pope was looking at their wall. He had gotten Tatiana a design from England on a fabric patch of an occult beetle. Specifically, this beetle. It hit him like a flash of lightning and he pitched the idea of doing occult influenced designs to Tatiana. She was skeptical at first, but they began work on their makeover.
The first design released was The Goetic Circle, a two part piece based on a Goetic summoning circle. It was a hit, and they were in the game.
Since then, the company has grown. Rocking a full complement of occult influenced gear and starting their labels POPE and Strawberry Blood, they continue to bring the weirdest mix of cute and disturbing on the internet. On top of that, the team continues to expand with the talents of our friends in the BeetleCult Community. Keep your eye on them.
- P, J, Z & T