Friday, 12 August 2016
Here's a couple of shots of the shirts in store - alongside the legendary Naruto! - which we actually thought we'd published on this very blog previously, but were only shared on our Facebook page. Anyway, here they are in all their 'high street glory'...
...and if you look very closely, you can see one of our 'Mr Frisk' T-shirts on display in the window...
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Otaku Station's photo on Facebook
|This very design, in fact...|
Chaz has already worn this one around and gotten some good feedback on it. Local set-up costs for printing on black t-shirts are prohibitively expensive at the moment*, so we compromised by blacking in the background and getting the above design printed on white. It looks pretty good, actually, and we'll get some photos of the actual shirt online soon. A further couple of designs are to follow once we get them optimised for print, and we're currently looking for potential stockists of these fantasy/sci-fi themed shirt designs.
*However, with Chaz starting a full-time art & design degree course in a matter of weeks, this situation may change...
Monday, 13 June 2016
In the meantime, however, here's a sneak preview of the currently in-progress story, 'The 7 Churches of Asia', the most ambitious yet...and which promises the biggest 'body count', too...
Friday, 6 May 2016
Here's the link for UK readers.
And US readers can get it here.
While the experience of using the Kindle Comic Creator software was tiring and frustrating to say the least (it crashed pretty much after every second page was added to the document), the finished result seems to look OK on the previews. With a bit more more effort (and investment), the Comics creator software could actually be a really powerful tool - but as it stands, it's barely a beta, which is disappointing given that it's now been around a few years.
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|
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