Episode #40 – June 23, 2014
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 my other comic, 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.
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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 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!
Next week marks the 40th episode of HOLES, and the conclusion of my book “HOLES IN IT: Pretending We’re Normal”. For the last couple of weeks I have been shifting gears and getting ready to create the 4th volume of my other comic, FRIK’IN HELL, and that will take me a good chunk of time to complete.
Will I come back to this comic once FRIK is done? I’m honestly not sure. One of the appeals of this comic is that over half the episodes are based on real life events in my life with my son. Right now as it stands, if I make new episodes, most of them (if not all) will be fictitious because my son is getting older now, and therefor hasn’t provided me with enough funny material to make another book. (I should fire him and bring in another kid…)
If I make another book that has no real life component to it, would it be just as funny and appealing to the people who read it? Of course I can approach this problem in another way and have my son work with me directly on it instead of me holding a pen and paper anxiously waiting for him to say something funny again, but I will have to think that through.
In any event, it’s been fun creating this little family and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it too!
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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:
That’s right! Get in on the action and find out what happens to Kyle and his Dad before the rest of the internet does!
This 44 page B&W comic is a comedy about an artist father who has to deal with his quirky son. Many episodes are based on real life events in Todd’s life dealing with his own son, and episodes are marked with a “T” (True) or “PT” (Partly True) to let you know.
BONUS MATERIAL: Comes with a two page never seen before bonus episode and a description page in the back of the book that explains each episode that was based on a true or partly true event.
Buy it on my Square Marketplace store for just $8 plus S/H!
HOLES IN IT: Pretending We’re Normal Comic Book
I’ve been writing “how to make comics” articles since August ’13 and publishing them on my site for my other comic, Frik’in Hell. 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!
I’ll have a table at the next PLANET COMICCON on March 14-16, 2014! Hope to see you there!
KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER
301 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Also don’t forget to check out the APPEARANCES page to see other places I’ll be promoting my comics at!
On April 19th, 2014, I’ll be at the 1st ever SOKOMICS EXPO in Bowling Green, Kentucky! It will be my first time promoting my comics in Kentucky, so please be gentle!
CARROLL KNICELY CENTER
654 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
CONVENTION HOURS: 12pm – 8pm (it’s a one day event!)