Win a free autographed copy of Frik Volume One!
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.
On my way to and from the SoKomics Expo in Bowling Green, KY, I worked hard on Volume 4. I managed to complete ten scripts (with 5 done previously) as well as sketching out the first couple of episodes.
When will you start seeing episodes? No clue at this time, so join any of the social medias in the top right here to stay tuned when I finally announce it.
In two and a half weeks on April 19th, I’ll be at the SOKOMICS EXPO in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (about 2 hours SW of Louisville) This is the first year for this convention, so everyone in the area stop by and show them some love… and while you’re at it, stop by my table! It’s a one day event so don’t miss it! More information can be found on my APPEARANCES page!
TO GIVE YOU SOME INCENTIVE TO COME….
It’s been a long time but I wanted to give you a “State Of The Frik Address” to tell you what’s been going on lately. As you may know, Frik went on hiatus last year so I could concentrate on my new comic, HOLES IN IT. I always said that once that book was complete and printed, I would switch back and start working on FRIK Volume Four. I’m proud to say that HOLES IN IT is now printed and available for sale in the store of the above website, so go check it out please.
I want to thank everyone who stopped by my table to check out my artwork. I really appreciate it! I did very well and I’m happy with the outcome, except for the fact that my new comic, HOLES IN IT, barely sold at all. (as in, just 2 books sold.) I think it had something to do with my sales pitch, so I will need to retool it and see what happens at the next convention. My other comic, FRIK, sold very well, however! I’ll eventually post some photos but wanted to give a few highlights of the weekend:
I’ve been writing “how to make comics” articles since August ’13 and publishing them on my site here. I have 19 articles so far with the possibility for more to come. End of last year I was contacted by a group who run a site called “Making Comics“, and asked if I would contribute my articles to their site as well. Their goal is to make this site a wiki for comic making, covering all topics possible with articles written by several different people in “the industry.”
I am very honored to be asked because I’ve been following the happenings of the man in charge, Patrick Yurick , for some time now. He has a studio out in San Diego where he runs “teaching comics to kids” classes and other various things he does online. He really wants to use comics as an educational tool and I have great respect for what he’s done so far.
That being said, I’ve had to “up my game” so to speak and go through a process of rewriting what I’ve created to meet the higher standards set forth by his site. (translation: I now have to deal with copy editors) My 2nd article just published on their site, and it’s a much better read than how it was the first time around. Go check it out as well as the rest of the site!
Edit: Not sure what happened but the link is working now.
In last week’s article, I talked about a bunch of miscellaneous topics related to comic cons, including defining what makes a con a success for you, people asking if you made your work, giving away free milk, and trading artwork. This week I will talk about original versus mainstream comic art, and what you should expect when you do your first convention.