Earl's promotion occurred -- thoroughly on the record, it turns out -- back in this comic. Being done in by your own incriminating recordings is a boneheaded maneuver of the most storied tradition. Just ask Richard Nixon.
Response to the new shirts has been great! To make sure I have them ready in plenty of time for the holidays, I'm going to send in the order to my printer tomorrow instead of doing the traditional two week preorder campaign. I'm admittedly not super great at estimating how many I'm going to need without the preorders to judge from... but I'm going to give it my best shot and just sell them until we run out, darn it.
Meanwhile, the ebay auction for the original Fuzzy Loves Megaman artwork continues apace. For anyone interested, bidding closes on Friday at 12:25 PM.