Tuesday, 26 April 2016
this recent post where we first revealed our forthcoming anime/manga tee-shirt design range, we're very happy to announce that the first tentative run of shirts has hit the high street - debuting exclusively at the Otaku Station manga merchandise store in Castle Street, Dundee. (Show them, and us, some support by checking them out on Facebook, right here!)
The two girl/cat designs posted previously are now available in sizes S - XL. More designs to follow soon if the current ones sell at all, or if further interest is shown.
The shirts also all have cute hand-made labels featuring the Mr Frisk brand name and logo (see left) - as it was he who started the whole concept in the first place, Chaz felt he ought to be honoured by becoming the figurehead of the 'company'. He'll also have a solo guest spot on the next t-shirt design, if there ever is one...only time will tell, and if there is then we'll be sure to shout about it.
In the meantime, Chaz is also looking into other merchandising options, such as cards, prints and posters featuring either his own range of manga individuals (and their pets), or even sci-fi/fantasy designs aimed at a different audience.
Even more cool news will follow soon...
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Monday, 11 April 2016
Surprisingly, we didn't see any DVDs for sale, and almost no manga books - or tee-shirts for that matter - but despite all that, the next DeeCon event may well include an FWB stall, if the boys can get plenty of product out there over the next year. Chaz's Russian crime series 'Spilled Blood' is looking set for an initial print run, and Frang's Pictish mythological epic 'Gruoch' may not be too far behind. Plenty of possibilities were discussed, so we'll see what unfolds over the coming months...
In the meantime, here's some snaps from the event to entertain you.
|Art and comics stalls on Level 4|
|Mr Frang takes a breather|
|Cosplay characters in the carpark|
|The Cat in the Hat, and pals|
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
|Missy B and Mr Frisk...coming to a quality garment near you|
|Our gorgeous model demonstrates the latest in our anime-themed merchandise series|
And that's not all. Some interest and encouragement has already been shown by a local specialist retailer, and a design for a third shirt is now in the pipeline. The next week or two will determine if this is going to become a viable merchandising sideline, but for an idea which felt like a passing whim at the time, Chaz is now taking the whole thing very seriously indeed. Starting off in small business is never easy, but, like comedy, sometimes it is all really just all about timing...
...so we'll see if a public airing at Dundee's anime/manga get-together can produce any timely feedback to help get this little project off the ground.
In the meantime, if anybody is interested in ordering up one of the above designs, just drop us a line for PayPal details. £12 incl. postage and packing for UK addresses sound reasonable? If you're overseas, £14 ought to cover it. Or indeed, if there's a bespoke design you'd like to see...let us know!
Friday, 18 March 2016
|Wraparound cover for the new 1st edition of 'Spilled Blood'|
Yes, the cover price is higher than we would have liked for a 28-page (albeit, full-colour) comic - that's because Lulu now, in their less-than-infinite wisdom, have removed the option for creators to publish comics in full colour (only black/white is allowed). They now must be created as saddle-stitched books (or perfect bound books, at even higher expense, which means little room for creator royalties). However, this is the only place online to find this special preview issue, and any subsequent releases will have a completely redesigned front cover, and probably also a varied internal layout from this edition.
|Behold! - new Fenriswulf print product!|
As far as this series goes, it's only the beginning. Scripts for the next two stories have already been drafted, expanding the story arcs presented in the first chapters, and Chaz now only needs the time to draw the actual strips now. More to come on that soon...
|Sample art from Chapter II, 'Sword of Tamerlane'|
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
So grab a freebie while you can...
Dr Howl: funny-animal time-travel madness by Frang
IT's all Geek to Me... Anthology of Chaz's notorious tech support webcomic series
Arf and Mo: Chaz & Frang's original anarchic funny-animal series
Dog Days: Chaz & Frang's whimsical canine look at the days of the week
Crackerz! Chaz's lowbrow tribute to 1980s 'Animal House'-era movies
Leper Messiah: Chaz and Frang's surreal and macabre headtrip
Angel of Vengeance: The First Trinity, books 1-3
Friday, 11 March 2016
(The background is a promo poster for the Russian movie Daywatch - an all-time fave).
The reason for showing this off again is that the tee-shirt may possibly be seen walking around a couple of forthcoming Dundee comic/sci-fi conventions in the next month or so - Deecon 2016 and/or Geekmania - current folio-building and commission responsibilities permitting.
In the meantime, Fenriswulf comics, books and Arf and Mo merchandise are still available from the Black Hole comics store on Victoria Road, Dundee - and at a special Easter sale price, too! All comics are now only £1, and all books £2. Pop in if you're passing and pick up a piece of FWB history, for once they've gone, there'll be no more! However, we can't rule out the possibility that new material, previously unseen and new to print, may be manifesting in the Black Hole before too long - a strong candidate is the Sword and the Ring graphic retelling of Wagner's opera Das Rheingold - or perhaps Chaz and Frang's macabre headtrip of a graphic novel, Leper Messiah. Or maybe something else entirely...who can tell?
And in other news, FWB are also planning a surprise St. Patrick's Day Amazon Kindle eBook release - or more strictly, a re-release, for that day only. Watch this space...
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