Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Here's one, fresh off the press, and rendered in his ever-evolving graphic ink style: 'Ice Cube triptych: "Ice Cubed"'...
These are 3x 25cm square ink drawings, to be displayed inside a custom-built glass cube.
*And we're still aiming to get to Deecon with a wee stall in 2017...
Saturday, 29 October 2016
It's been a long time since we ran a free promo for Kindle books so get in quick and grab some creepy weekend reading.
Friday, 23 September 2016
As a result, work on all FWB-related things has been sporadic, but we still have works (mostly at reduced prices!) for sale in the Black Hole on Victoria Road, 'Mister Frisk' manga t-shirts in Otaku Studio, and potentially more openings and opportunities on the way as Chaz begins the process of networking and establishing local contacts in the comics, art, media and writing fields.
We don't know what could be just around the corner, but we'll definitely be sharing it to these very pages as soon as we find out.
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|
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...
Sunday, 21 February 2016
While he's heard nothing back as yet from the couple of publishing outlets to whom he's submitted the series and its pitch, undeterred, Chaz has pushed on with a second story - currently in production, and a couple of samples from which are presented below (with some adult content) in which the nameless hitman encounters an old flame, the unfortunate call-girl Sonya:
|Title panel - Page 1|
Friday, 12 February 2016
Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world?
The article throws around some interesting figures and statistics which would be well worth checking out in more detail.
Sunday, 3 January 2016
No, new books are planned for release as yet (although quite a few sequels are still in the pipeline, most notably Malaria 9 and the next instalment of the Angel of Vengeance occult fantasy series, as well as the next issue of The Sword of Lochglen), but Chaz has been busy with something else lately - the production of an original, 10-page adult crime comic strip set in contemporary Russia and entitled Prolitoy Krovi ('Spilled Blood' in English). The story has already been submitted to Heavy Metal magazine for consideration and, if accepted, will probably generate further stories concerning the main character, a shadowy Uzbek assassin. Here's a couple of samples:
|Page 1 / title page|
|Panels from page 6|
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