Friday, August 11, 2017

Brandon the Cloud




More and more, Brandon the Cloud is becoming an important character. He's made of water and wants everyone to go with the flow. There's a benefit to that way of thinking... especially for clouds.

Check out the pages for this week.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/spins-a-sign-page-36/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=69

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/spins-a-sign-page-37/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=70

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/spins-a-sign-page-38/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=71

Friday, July 28, 2017

We went to California this week, but Fred didn't stop!

Check out the pages from this week. I'm really looking into diving into psychedelic storytelling. I'm exploring some 1960s style art in these pages. Wednesday had an especially weird page.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/spins-a-sign-page-30/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=63

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/spins-a-sign-page-31/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=64

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/spins-a-sign-page-32/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=65

Click the above links to see the pages from this week.

I especially enjoy how Brandon the Cloud is becoming a more important character, he's going to keep adding value to the story, stay tuned in!

Thanks for the support,

Tommy

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I keep changing the process, and that's a good thing.



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.

Thank you for your support.

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

Click the above link to read, support, like, subscribe, and share Fred's comics.

Thanks again,

Tommy

Monday, June 19, 2017

New Inking Style on the Fred Comics, ToMoCoBo, and TG Geeks!


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.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-spins-a-sign-page-14/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=47

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

http://tggeeks.com/blog/

Also, take a look at the GoFundMe page for Tommy's Motion Comics Bonanza!

https://www.gofundme.com/tommys-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!

Click below to see the Patreon page.

https://www.patreon.com/tommycannon

Thank you for the clicks, reads, shares, promotions, and financial support!

All the best,

Tommy

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kevin the Ketchup Packet is Getting a Lot of Page Time These Days



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!

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/fred-the-mustard-packet-spins-a-sign-cover/viewer?title_no=64685&episode_no=33

Check it out from the start at the above link!

Every subscriber, like, and share helps send Fred hi to Brandon's level. So, click away!

Thank you,

Tommy

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fred the Mustard Packet Spins a Sign! A New OGN!



You voted for it! You're getting a new graphic novel from Fred.

Fred the Mustard Packet Spins a Sign

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

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!

-Tommy

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Week of Random Jokes + Announcement


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!

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

Click the above link to read, like, share, and subscribe to Fred's cartoons.

The fan support is greatly appreciated.

All the best,

Tommy

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's NIECE WEEK!!!


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.


Check out the link above to see the latest Fred cartoons.

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.


Click the link above to vote, like a real American.

Thanks for reading, liking, subscribing, following, sharing, and being super cool.

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