It’s that time again with another fun filled and wacky timelapse Frik Demotivational Poster! This time it’s about “Improvisation”, and I’m sorry that the opening sketch pic lasts for a half a second, I screwed that up and didn’t extend that frame out so you can see what the sketch is before hand. Enjoy!
Here’s the next in the line of Frik Timelapse Demotivational Posters called “Adversity”, enjoy!
Here is the 2nd Frik Demotivational Poster for “Professionalism.” This one has several steps added that weren’t shown in the previous poster video, including adding more layers with pastels and then a final layer with Prismacolor colored pencils for touchups/enhancements. After my experiments with this one, I’ll be going back and adding more to the first poster to get it to the same level.
I started working on the final demotivational Frik posters and thought I would record the process for everyone to see. This is the first timelapse video for “Perseverance.” Enjoy! The plan is to sell 8×10″ prints of each one along with the 11×14″ originals! More details to come when I get closer to that part.
New appearance added, although this one isn’t a comic con, but a 5-6 hour toy show that takes place just one day every two months here in St. Louis. Come stop by and say hi!
TOYMAN TOY SHOW
Sunday, July 14, 2013
12365 St Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Adults: $4.00, Children 16 & under: FREE
9:00a – 2:00p
Early Bird @ 8:00a – $12.00
An idea I’m playing around with for new merchandise is Demotivational Posters using Frik. Here are the first five sketches of the posters. Next step is to do larger finished versions and then will get them scanned in professionally and will make prints of them. I not only will sell the prints, but also the one of a kind finished posters as well. Stay tuned!
After going to Wizcon last month, I was ready for a little relaxation at a smaller convention, and Cape Con in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was the perfect answer to that. It was just the right amount of busy (other than Friday, which was dead), so I never was overwhelmed or fell behind with replacing stock like what happened at Wizcon. I also met a lot of great people, and actually several artist/vendor tables were people I saw at Wizcon, so it was a bit of a reunion of sorts too.
During the convention I was able to bang out scripts for six episodes of a brand new non-Frik related comic I want to create, and also jotted down two pages of ideas for another comic besides that one. It was a very productive weekend!
I want to thank everyone who stopped by my table this weekend, it was great getting to meet all of you! Here are some highlights of the convention in no particular order.
1) I had three different people who bought volume one to “kick the tires” on if they liked it or not, only to come back the following day to buy the other two volumes because they loved it so much. First time this has ever happened to me, and three times no less!
2) I had several of the same kids/teenagers who came around to my table numerous times over the course of the weekend. Some even gave suggestions on future “Frik in Cosplay” outfits, so I will be experimenting with those soon, thanks for the ideas!
3) Unlike St. Louis Wizcon, where the “Keeper Of The Ketchup Catsup Bottles” sold out, at Cape Con they barely sold at all. Is the gag bottle too sophisticated a joke for Cape, or not sophisticated enough? The kids all laughed at them and interacted the same as the kids at Wizcon, but they didn’t like it enough to convince their parents to buy it this time around.
4) I had a late teen / early twenty something girl come to the table and look through the comic and commented about how “adorable” it was. I’ve never had my comic called adorable before, so not sure how I should take it. How would Frik react to that?
5) Of all the “Frik in cosplay” drawings that sold, the biggest seller was Frik as Flash. I’m noticing a trend that it’s hard to anticipate what will sell because every con has a different bunch of drawings that sell better than others. No rhyme or reason.
6) There was a “round robin” drawing event on Sunday where several artists drew on giant pads of paper. Each pad had a different theme (Horror, SciFi, Superhero.) We were given 6 minutes to draw something per pad. when the timer went off, we would rotate to the right one. I’m not good doing this sort of thing (especially in front of people) and I’m happy to say that I didn’t disappoint in my craptacularness. (word trademarked by me right this second.) My drawing was absolutely horrible! I didn’t even take a pic of it it was so bad. Lots of great work on these papers by the other artists, but mine ruined the lot, so sorry about that, lol.
7) During setup on Friday and through the first hour of the convention, they had country music blaring. I love to listen to all sorts of genres of music, except country. That is the only one I can’t stand. It’s fingers on a chalkboard for me. You want to know what my personal hell is? This is it. Thankfully an hour into the con they switched it to rock music, so the rest of the time was much more enjoyable for me. The experience was so bad for me that I couldn’t even concentrate enough to write scripts in my notebook. I just stared at a blank page, in a daze from the sound waves crashing into my brain. It wasn’t till they switched to rock that I started filling up pages of the notebook effortlessly.
8) I had to rent a car to go to the con (we’re a one car family), and the one given to me was a Dodge Avenger. I am shocked by how many blind spots are built into that car. It drove great but if you wanted to see out the back side windows or rear window, good luck, because it’s next to impossible. Thankfully I didn’t do much “in city” driving, so I didn’t have to deal with it a lot. How engineers think this is safe is beyond me.
9) One girl came in cosplay with her skin completely covered in purple, and for the life of me I can’t remember the character. All I do know is that during the costume contest she revealed that she covered her entire body in latex room paint. It wasn’t meant to be on her skin. I can only imagine how red her skin is going to be after she tries to wash it all off. Hopefully she didn’t end up in the hospital, lol.
10) I was asked by a few people if I was coming back next year, which was nice to hear. This wasn’t the convention staff asking, this was people who have come to the con and loved my work. I don’t have a definitive answer just yet, but overall the con was a success for me so I’m not ruling it out entirely!
In just over 2 weeks I’ll be appearing at the Cape Comic Con in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. April 19-21 at the Osage Center. If you missed me at Wiz Con, now is your chance! I’ll have all 3 vols of books for sale plus all the hand drawn Frik in cosplays, as well as Goblin Balls and Keeper Of The Ketchup Catsup bottles!
CAPE COMIC CON
410 Kiwanis Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
FRI: 4pm – 10pm
SAT: 10am – 6pm
SUN: 11am – 5pm
Thanks to Fox Channel 2 and an anonymous photographer, they posted a ton of photos from the convention. I don’t remember seeing half of these people. If you search through Saturday’s pics long enough, you may find a pic of me. It’ll be like a scavenger hunt, for fun!
EDIT: Here’s some others from STLToday.. HERE
This weekend was Wizard World Con in St. Louis, and it was a HUGE success! I’m very happy with the outcome and how everyone reacted to my work. (even the guy who didn’t pick up a single book and told me my comic would be better if it were held in a donut shop instead.) A BIG thank you to everyone who stopped by my table and talked to me or bought something, it was you who made this thing a success for me!
In other news, for those who met me at the convention and are looking to purchase things from the store. Please give me a few days to update the store and get things online. Things like the Gag Ketchup Bottles sold out during the con, so I won’t be selling those till I have more in stock, so please stay tuned to this page, or on my social media pages!
Again, THANK YOU everyone, you rock!