Friday, April 28, 2017

It's been a Crazy Couple o' Weeks!



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.

http://peasandbananas.com/

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.

Subscribe, read, and enjoy Fred at the link below.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/list?title_no=64685

Thank you for the support and for sharing the cartoons that connect with you. It's fun hearing about how specific lines, moments, and images from Fred affect you our loyal audience.

We heart you guys and we want to hug you 'til you fart!


Friday, April 14, 2017

This Week in Fred: Auntie Relish, Arizona Artist a Day, and Bird City Comedy Festival!



Hello Fred-Heads!

This week has been pretty autobiographical.

We had my Auntie Jo's b-day happen this week. Also, I did the open mic and the one-liner joke contest for the Bird City Comedy Festival. And, I'm facing teaching origami in my art classes in the near future.

So, the cartoons reflect all of that. I was honored with another Twitter like from Jamie Kennedy. I guess he likes reading about people bombing on stage. I got all kinds of love from my aunt and cousin for Monday's cartoon. And, I have a strange feeling of satisfaction in myself when I read today's cartoon mockery of myself.

Oh, and this past Thursday (yesterday), I was featured on the Arizona Artist a Day Blog by Shelley Whiting. It was a great honor and it was fun seeing Fred featured on such a classy blog.

Here are the links:

Auntie Relish's B-Day http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-celebrates-auntie-relishs-birthday/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=18

Me being terrible at stand-up comedy (yes, I once actually told that joke) http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-bombs-at-a-comedy-club/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=19

And, me failing at art http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-makes-origami/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=20

Subscribe to Fred the Mustard Packet on Webtoons.com if we get 4K subscribers then that will help us get on the featured page. Every like, share, and subscriber is greatly appreciated.

Also, take a look at the fantastic artists on Shelley Whiting's sensational blog Arizona Artist a Day... http://arizonaartistaday.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading and stay condimented.

-Tommy

Friday, April 7, 2017

We've featured Fred in some Dr. Zombie Themed Cartoons- Why?


Check out the cartoons at the below links...

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-makes-his-1st-attempt-at-hosting-a-monster-movie-show/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=15

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-makes-his-2nd-attempt-at-hosting-a-monster-movie-show/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=16

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-makes-his-3rd-attempt-at-hosting-a-monster-movie-show/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=17

This week on Webtoons.com we featured a week's worth of Fred the Mustard Packet's comics to the theme of the might monster movie show host.

My Dr. Zombie character was first created to serve that purpose. In 2009, I noticed that Phoenix had a hole in the entertainment market. There were no active monster movie hosts. So, the wonderful folks at the Trunk Space indulged me in filling that hole.

Dr. Zombie was born October 31, 2009 at the old Trunk Space with a hilarious screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space. Many more monster movie screenings occurred with Dr. Zombie at the Trunk Space and other fine venues. We had costume contests, acting contests, pumpkin carving contests, and sensational musical guests like The Slow Poisoner and Space-Alien Donald. In 2011, Dr. Zombie even got one of those Best of Phoenix Awards from The Phoenix New Times for Best Horror Movie Show.

Come on, local Phoenix TV! You could've had me! I would have brought in about a dozen viewers every week! That's money in the bank.

Then, in 2012, another person came in to help fill the monster movie host void. And... well... he did a better job than me, and continues to do so. One of my good friends was bitter for me, but I'm actually not. The man who does the monster movie hosting now loves it more than I ever did. He is film through and though, 100%.

However, I'm many things, comic books, puppets, improv shows, stand up comedy, etc. I've managed to bring Dr. Zombie and his sci-fi/ horror antics into multiple outlets.

In October of 2016 we did do one last film screening, we did it in a Super Saver Cinema. It was perfect. Thanks to everyone who attended that show.

Remember, Dr. Zombie isn't gone. He's just undead, and he's doing monstrous loads of other things! In fact, to support him, you can buy his Kindle Comic Book and his card game right now. Join in the fun!

Below is the link to the card game...

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/dr.-zombie-s-creature-lab-of-doom-

Below you will find the link for the Kindle comic...

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Zombies-Comic-Lab-Terror-ebook/dp/B01G142DYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491456324&sr=8-1&keywords=Dr.+Zombie%27s+Comic+Lab+of+terror

Hey, would you like to see one of those improv shows. Click the link below!

https://vimeo.com/77375892

Thank you all for the support you've given to me and all of my creative projects. Thank you for reading this and being opening to new entertaining adventures.

All the best,

Tommy

Friday, March 31, 2017

Man, Tommy, what's with all of these baseball jokes.


http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-at-the-ball-park/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=14

I'm not much of a sports guy. It's true. I'm not against sports, I'm normally not interested in them. However, I do like baseball. While I was in my teens, twenties, and a piece of my early thirties, I was into hockey. When I went to U of A, I loved attending the few Ice Cats games that I was able to get to. In the NHL, I was primarily a fan of the Coyotes and the Devils.

But, then I got a good look into baseball. Arizona finally got it's own MLB team around 1997, the Diamondbacks. And, their uniforms were purple! PURPLE! (It's my favorite color) Five years later, they won the world series. However, it was many years later, when my family attended an opening day D-Backs game to celebrate my dad's birthday. That's when I really became a fan. I don't know why it all hit my senses the right way at the right time, but it did. I had attended sports games of numerous types at numerous levels before, but that experience just filled me with joy. The colors, the weird music, the scoreboard animations, the food, the lemonade, the merch, the overall branding, the sound of the announcer's voice, the sight of families being happy together, people celebrating. "This is art, this is theatre", I thought. And, I was right. It's entertainment.

That season or the season after, my dad bought a giant package of tickets. I, and many friends and family got to attend numerous D-Backs games. Win or lose, it was always a fun party. Baseball is relaxed, unlike hockey. I'm more relaxed than I was in my youth, go figure. So, I appreciate a sport where I can get up, buy a churro, and not miss much.

I know that the D-Backs aren't much to speak of these days, but the spectacle of it all is a grand display of athleticism, design, organ music, and artery clogging snacks.

Baseball, it's my game of choice.

Thanks for reading,

Tommy

PS- The NY Yankees and Mets are cool too.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fred in my most auto-biographical comic yet!

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/harriet-and-fred-shop-for-greeting-cards/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=13



Sorry Miouo! I'm not sure Naver (the company that owns Webtoons) would like the creators placing the fully finished comics on our blogs. Some do, and people even pirate the comics, but since I'm in their funhouse, I want to give them their due respect. So, since they have us make thumbnails, I'll put them to use here.

And, I will use this blog to go into depth on the comics. As stupid as Fred can be, there are reasons why I write the things that I write.

OOps! I forgot to color the area near Fred's thumb! Check out the comic and my doofus mistake. The link is up top.

Now, in real life, my wonderful wife LOVES shopping for greeting cards. It's adorable, she has a filing system and a list of up-coming birthdays, holidays and events. My family is more goofball than hers, so she sends me down the aisles with the more crass cards when we go shopping. She always choses sweet, tastefully designed cards for her family. She has fond memories of shopping at Hallmark with her mother when she was a little one. It's so cute, she has the Hallmark frequent shopper membership thingy.

That's the balance of life. She's sweet and I'm a goofball, somehow our life circles meet in a Venn Diagram.

I love her, she's wonderful. And, I love jokes involving butts.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Fred and Harriet See Some UFOs

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-and-harriet-saw-some-ufos/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=12

Click the above link to check out those UFOs!



If you dig Fred please consider supporting my art on Patreon. Every little bit helps. https://www.patreon.com/tommycannon

Thank you,

Tommy

PS- My Patreon profile has a little video showing how I make a Fred page, you don't even have to be a supporter to see it.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fred the Mustard Packet and Harriet the Honey Packet Visit the Wilderness

My wife and I were treated to a wonderful weekend at a wonderful cabin thanks to our wonderful in-laws. It was a short trip, but relaxing. This did not happen to us, but had we hiked together or stayed longer, I could imagine us being goofballs like this.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-and-harriet-visit-the-wilderness/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=10

Click the above link to see the latest from Fred and Harriet.

Thank you for the support.

-Tommy

Monday, March 20, 2017

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-tries-a-new-sport/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=9

Click the above link to see the new sport that Fred has mastered.

Subscribe and click the heart icon on Fred's comics to let Webtoons know how much you love him!

Thanks for the support,

Tommy


Friday, March 17, 2017

Baseball Week part 3

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-strikes-out/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=8

Click the above link to see Fred strike out during Baseball Week!

Thanks for the support and the good ratings!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day. May your Spring Training games be cheap and your March Madness bracket productive on this day of green.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Baseball Week part 2

This is the weird kind of comedy I like.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-is-at-bat/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=7

Click the above link to see Fred at Bat!

Subscribe and like the Fred stuff on the Webtoons site itself if you want to help Fred become a featured player there. Let 'em know how much how much he is loved!

Thank you for joining us on this journey!

-Tommy



Monday, March 13, 2017

Baseball Week!

Spring Training is happening all over Phoenix!

It's fitting that Fred celebrate a week of baseball jokes.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-is-at-the-mound/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=6

Click the above link to check out opening day of Fred's week in baseball!

Like it, share it, and subscribe so that when an update hits you'll know about it through the magic of email! OOOOooOOOOOO!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fred has a Dinosaur Bone!!!

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-finds-a-dinosaur-bone/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=4

Check out the above link. This is my goal as a cartoonist, goofy site gags that almost make sense. I feel like this could have been on a Jim Henson show of some kind.



Subscribe to Fred on Webtoons and never miss an update.

Thanks,

Tommy

PS- Who wants to see Muffin the Dinosaur in future comics?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Let him explain his Post Modern Art to you!

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-explains-his-post-modern-art/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=3

The above link leads you to Fred's next episode on Webtoons!

This is the last comic where the lines will look all crunchy. Thank you for your patience.

But, hey, you'll get to hear Fred explain his PoMo painting to you!

https://www.patreon.com/tommycannon

Also, if you want to see a Fred spinoff project, subscribe to my Patreon page up above. I share all kinds of art and comedy. And, I give lots of pro-tips and previews.

Thanks for the support!

Hearts,

Tommy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fred the Mustard Packet debuts on Webtoons!

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/list?title_no=64685

Click the above link to check out the first condimented adventure of Fred on Webtoons!

It's a boss awesome platform! Subscribe, like and share! Team Fred would love your support!

Thank you,

Tommy


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fred the Mustard Packet Left the Ice Machine On Overnight

https://www.patreon.com/posts/7939768

The above link sends you to truly harrowing tale. Click if you dare!

Announcement:

Fred's comics will remain public on Patreon, but Desert Doods, Dr. Zombie, and Professor Planet-Head will be patron exclusives to reward them for being loyal subscribers. They also get access to all of my art lessons, books, fonts, and other treats. I'd love for you to be a patron. The more support we can get, the more crazy funny stuff I can make!

Thank you,

Tommy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fred the Mustard Packet Gets His Wisdom Teeth Extracted

https://www.patreon.com/posts/7735341

Check out the above link to my Patreon post to see the comic.

zZZZoh man, I just had my wisdom teeth removed. And, it was a rough week of pain as I recovered from it.

My wonderful wife, Michelle, kept me on a well crafted schedule of pain meds and constantly helped me for the whole week.

And, she herself deals with chronic pain everyday!!!

My love and respect go to her, my mom, and Auntie Jo. They are at a constant disadvantage in this world. I dealt with it for only a weak and only in my face. I can't imagine what these strong women must go through. I am lucky to be a part of their lives. In spite of their dark pain, they manage to light up my world in wonderful ways every single day.

I hope that the scientists of the world will relieve their suffering. All, I can do for them is make them laugh. Cheers to all of those doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and chemists who trying to sort this stuff out. Be well, my friends.

- Tommy