Episode #100 – May 18, 2015
Five years and 100 episodes later marks the end of FRIK, and today is the last episode. It’s hard to believe I’ve been working on this for five years. It feels like yesterday when the idea solidified in my noggin and just a few months later it was online. I can’t say it was a whirlwind, but more like a steady race to the finish line throughout its run.
I am proud of this comic for multiple reasons. For one, FRIK is the first comic I created since I was a teenager. It’s also something that I could truly call my own. Anything I made as a teen was a crappy knockoff of some 1980s cartoon. FRIK is also better than anything I could come up with artistically back then.
Just to give everyone a heads up on this. As you all know, the Frik comic is coming to an end soon once episode #100 goes live. Timing wise this actually works in my favor because my hosting fee for this site is due soon, so I will not be renewing the site since there’s no need for it. I do have a lot of content on this site that I don’t want to lose, like the “how to” articles and all the photos and what not.
In the next week or so I will be migrating this content over to my main site, so if you come here and click on a “how to” article, for example, it will automatically forward you to where the article’s new home will be located on my site.
This Frik URL will also point to a new home on my main site, so people who have bookmarked it will have no problem finding the new home.
A question for those who care… Although my comic, “Frik’in Hell”, is geared to the 10+ crowd and is perfectly safe for kids to read, I think the title may potentially keep parents from buying it for their kids. The title is fitting and it’s a perfect representation of the character, but it may be hurting me in the long run because certain people may think the comic is skewed to an older demographic than what it is.
Since the next book for this comic will be a four volume anthology (the 4th volume will not be printed individually due to printing costs), I was thinking of changing the name to just “Frik.” I can go either way, but now is the time to decide before this eventually gets sent off to the printer.
What is everyones opinion on this?
I’m working on the last handful of episodes for Volume 4 and I am quite pleased with how I will end this comic. People who pay attention to the details will notice hints that lead up to the ending. Can’t wait to hear the responses to it, although given the history from the past 5 years that means barely anyone will respond, much less notice, lol.
Have you ever wanted to see how I create my Frik comic? No? Well tough, I made a video showing the process anyway. It’s 10 mins long and walks you through me creating Episode 76, which is the first episode of Volume 4. Enjoy!
I am happy to announce that FRIK’IN HELL Volume 4 will be premiering here in just under 2 weeks on December 1st, 2014! Here’s a promo video I made to get everyone up to speed with what happened in the previous volumes! Hope you like it, spent WAY too much time making it!!
Just an FYI for those paying attention to what I’ve been doing art wise. I’m around the half way point working on Volume 4 of Frik. To be honest, of all the volumes, this one has been the hardest for me to find motivation to finish. The previous volumes have only garnered minor (if not non-existent) interest from people, so I’m having a difficult time with this one because I’m currently going through a case of “woe is me” and that no one will care about this one either.
I WILL finish it, because I never quit anything that I start, but it’s just taking longer than initially anticipated.
AND THE WINNER IS…
I said that anyone who joined my art newsletter by August 1st would qualify to win a signed copy of Frik’in Hell: Volume One. Unfortunately the results were not as good as I hoped, but that doesn’t make the contest invalid. With that said, the winner is…
John G. from St. Louis, MO!
Congrats John and thank you and everyone else for reading this!
Even though the contest is over you still can sign up to my newsletter that talks about my artwork and other projects going on. Just sign up to the right of here. I’ve only sent an email out maybe every other month, so it won’t be spammy.
Want to kick the tires before you commit? Check out the last newsletter before you sign up for future ones.
In the newsletter it is shown that the Gateway Geekfest Convention is in December. Naturally after I sent out the second newsletter I was informed that the convention actually has moved back to August 28-30, 2015! So for now I have no more conventions scheduled for 2014, so be looking for me next year!
EBOOK COMING SOON!
I’ve been working on the eBook version of HOLES IN IT and it’s almost ready! The plan is to sell it on Gumroad. Join the newsletter to get updates on this before anyone else does!
As we celebrate the 4th of July in the USA, I will be running a different sale every day for the weekend. Nothing more patriotic than spending money on my merchandise I say!
JULY 4th: Buy all three volumes of my comic, FRIK’IN HELL, for 20% off!
This sale still includes a free “Frik in Cosplay” drawing as well! (SALE OVER)
JULY 5th: Maybe Demotivational Posters are your thing? Check out this 20% sale on my poster print. (SALE OVER)
JULY 6th: How about a hand drawn “Frik in Cosplay” as Captain America, instead? 20% off! (SALE OVER)
Go do it and support independent artists! Thanks!
The good news is that when Vol 4 of my Frik comic comes out, it will be part of a anthology collection where all 4 volumes are inside one book. Bad news is is that due to print costs for this book, I have to leave out all the original sketches for every episode. This means I need to shuffle a lot of bonus content around to make it fit.
Just spent the night going through the first 3 volumes and jotting notes down on what stays and what goes when it comes time for me to edit the files that go to the printer. Good news is that when I ever get around to working on the ebook versions of the comic, all the content I’m removing will remain.