Sunday, July 16, 2017
Fred the Mustard Packet Spins a Sign is going on strong on Webtoons.
So, I've changed the process of creating Fred comics again. I love this back and forth of experimentation, especially on this story. In the sign spinning story, I wanted to tell a very psychedelic story, like something that would come out in the 1960s, possibly in a weird issue of ZAP.
This story was outlined with the idea in mind that I would not make it into a commodity, that it would be full of experiments. I don't want to have anyone thinking that I'm ditching quality though. With each page and process, I am bringing the best that I can to it. I love Webtoons and I want each page I put up there to be a celebration.
So, the new process in Fred is to create, lettering, panels, and other technical parts of a comic page in vector. Print the panels with letters twice, thus using two sheets of copy paper. I pencil the page on one of the papers. Then I put it on the light board, place the second sheet on top of the penciled sheet and ink while tracing the best parts of the pencils. No erasing necessary, and I'm getting cleaner scans in for coloring! YEEHAW!!!
I love having multiple ways to attack the work of comic book art. I do plan on doing more purely digital pages as things will get more hippy, trippy.
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Monday, June 19, 2017
So, I know that I have made some vector work before. And, I did do a vector/ raster hybrid in the Fred gag cartoon where he's doing stand up. So, I guess it isn't knew. Anyhoo, I've taken to penciling the Fred pages with actual pencil and paper, scanning it into the computer, inking & lettering in vector, and coloring in raster. The ultimate goal of doing this is to bring Fred the line work that I love and doing that with digital tools since it is indeed a webcomic. I see room for improvement in both the way it looks and the speed with which I execute the process. On Wednesday's page, I took more advantage of the vector tools, it won't be what I'm hoping to achieve, but it's a step in the direction that I want to go. Click the below link to see some of the vector inked pages.
Also, special thanks to TG Geeks for contributing to and for promoting Tommy's Motion Comics Bonanza. By the way, Fred will be in that event. It's Sunday July 9th at 6:30pm at The Torch Theatre in Phoenix, AZ with $5 for admission. That's right, an event for Phoenix, AZ IN JULY! So, there you go, you hard core Phoenicians, we have a summer event for you and the family. We're not waiting for October for this. By the way, you should check out the TG Geeks site. It's full of great blog posts and podcasts. Click the below link
Also, take a look at the GoFundMe page for Tommy's Motion Comics Bonanza!
Click the above link to help fund AZ artists and get rewards such as one of my original fonts and a super sweet digital wallpaper of Fred and Friends. That's also just $5!
Finally, out on my Patreon page, I've been rereleasing all of my old Mr. Sock comics.
Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Emuna Endeavor, Dain Q, Gore, Shane Carey, Mike Dynes, and Brandon Dwyer!
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All the best,
Saturday, June 10, 2017
As we have been reading, Kevin the Ketchup Packet is a major part Fred's current story.
Now, I am Fred, through and through. But, I do notice some of my negative emotions that I have had in life manifesting in Kevin. I do not connect with Kevin at such a personal level, I do write him to represent how I see other people. Yet, others are often a reflection of ourselves in some ways. Yes, my stupid comic about condiment packets has me delving deep into my psychological life.
I hope you're enjoying it.
And, we've seen the creation of Misty the Maple Syrup Packet and Brandon the Cloud!
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
You voted for it! You're getting a new graphic novel from Fred.
Fred the Mustard Packet Spins a Sign
The first few pages are up. You can check it out by clicking the above link.
This is going to be all about how I have a big, weird ego that drives me to go up on stage to perform comedy shows every week. It'll be a blast!
Thanks for the support!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
So, we had a fun week of busting out some random jokes and making fun of weird things in a weird way. And, this week, I have discovered that most readers prefer to read Fred going through longer form stories. So, starting this coming Monday, we are pleased to announce that Fred's new story Fred the Mustard Packet Spins a Sign will begin. It's going to be another weird and wild roller coaster ride of a story as Fred attempts to become the best sign spinner on Earth!
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All the best,
Sunday, May 7, 2017
This past week has been Niece Week here in Fred Land.
My wife and I have 6 adorable nieces and they provide cute comedy every time we see them. There's a lot of autobiography in the Niece Week pieces which we hope you enjoy.I wish my drawings were cute to do our nieces more justice.
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Also, we want to hear from you about the future of Fred. There's a Twitter poll going in regards to how you want to get your Fred entertainment. The vote is for whether you'd like each page to be a stand alone joke or for each page to be a part of a bigger story.
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Last week, we saw the sweet Auntie Relish again. We also had a lot of weirdness, we decided to bend the universe a bit and it was fun going on a trip down Absurd Lane.
We even had Fred create a "scented" webcomic. There was a contest held for people to photograph themselves actually smelling the comic. Cameron Davison was the only one who had the courage to do it. So, he won. Also, he is a sensational writer. Check out his website at the link below.
This week has been Eyeball Week. Each comic this week has prominently featured eyeballs as a part of the gag. You know, we're back to normal.
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