Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I Create Derpy Superheroes




Fred isn't the only one that creates Derpy Superheroes. I've been doing that for decades. I have taken to Youtube to share these characters. A lot of them so far have appeared in Fred's Webtoons story. However, I have way more derpy superhero characters that haven't been featured in that story. Trust me, I am filled with an amazing amount of stupid ideas. Click the link below to find my Youtube channel to see those videos. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWYUdt3bVvI0wQRBzaauhQ?view_as=subscriber

They aren't really educational videos in art, they're more like encouragement videos that are meant to inspire people to start drawing.

So, click away and watch my madness!






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-Tommy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's Email Time







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Thanks for the support.

-Tommy

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Voice Your Opinion... on my comics

2019 approaches. On the surface, it appears as if that year I will only be doing two gag comics per week. There will be one for Fred the Mustard Packet and one for Dr. Zombie.

That reduced output will leave me loads of time for planning, dreaming, and scheming. 

In fact, I have already been planning, dreaming, and scheming a little bit. I do suffer from an abundance of ideas. 

So, voice your opinion. Would you like to see an action / adventure comic from me? Do you want to want me to share my vision for sci-fi? Do, you want me to dive into the realm of superheroes? Would you like me to go fully surreal with my comics? Or, do you really like that gag o' week stuff?

Please, let me know in the comments. What does my audience want the most?

Thank you.






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Friday, November 2, 2018

2019 Announcement

This December, Fred the Mustard Packet's derpy superheroes story will be concluding.

So, in 2019 Fred will be returning to his original form. It will be a gag o' week comic again. We will be enjoying Friday's Fred throughout 2019 and possibly beyond.

It's great because, we will get great moments in comedy as depicted with the cartoon at the top.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Birth of Dr. Zombie


A number years ago, I wanted to be a late night monster movie host. I wanted to be the Crypt Keeper or SvenGhoulie. I wanted to combine my love of crazy comedy and genre cinema. I saw a hole in the Phoenix creative market. No one was doing this at the time in Maricopa county. I sought to fill that hole. Dr. Zombie was born.

Dr. Zombie first saw the dark of night on Halloween of 2009. I used him as the persona that I would embody to host live screenings of black and white “B” level sci-fi and horror films of the 1950 and 1960s. I did this with my good friends Steph Carrico and JRC of The Trunk Space, when it was on Grand Ave. For a couple of years, I hosted public domain schlock primarily at The Trunk Space. 

My personal favorite night at that glorious space was when I hosted a film near Halloween, they had a pumpkin carving contest, and the sensationally macabre one-man band The Slow Poisoner opened the show. The weeks leading up to it JRC and Steph really did some fun creative promotion in designing a series of flyers with silhouettes of pumpkins, me, and The Slow Poisoner. Downtown Phoenix was covered with these flyers. There was excitement in the air. I still get chills thinking the fun we had that night and the promotion we did the weeks leading up to it. In 2011, The Phoenix New Times gave the Best of Phoenix Award to Dr. Zombie for Best Horror Movie Show. No doubt, the New Times writer that bestowed the award on Dr. Zombie was in attendance at the Trunk Space on that magic night.

Later that year, some film programmers took on a similar mantle. They hosted midnight schlock under the guise of a mad scientist host. A couple of my friends were upset about it. I respect their feelings, however, I didn’t feel anger about it. They’re film programmers. Film is one hundred percent of what they do as creative people. I do more. Comics, improv comedy, stand up comedy, writing, etc. So, Dr. Zombie became a character for all of those things and more. I wrote Dr. Zombie’s “Horror-Scopes” for the Trunk Space’s ‘Slide Rule’ zine. I did fake comedic radio plays with my friends as Dr. Zombie. I revived my stand comedy routine taking the stage as Dr. Zombie. I even designed a Dr. Zombie card game, which led to a Dr. Zombie fine art show. 

I did host one last movie in October of 2016 at Super Saver Cinemas as Dr. Zombie as a final celebration of what brought him into being.

However, let’s talk comics. Dr. Zombie is perfect for comics. You can get a comic book of Dr. Zombie’s twisted tales for your Kindle right now even. But, we are doing different comics now. Yes, the gag-a-week comic is now in Dr. Zombie’s lab. Like a fool, I have recently been trying to contact Rob Liefeld about making his “Shrink” comics into a calendar. I loved the idea of a psychologist treating a different superhero each month. But, he’s promoting things these days. Go figure. “Shrink” belongs to Mr. Liefeld, but the concept of a genre comic in the gag-a-week format can belong to everyone. So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m smashing sci-fi, horror, and the gag-a-week format together to create “Dr. Zombie: Monster Family Physician”. The concept is that he’s a monster family physician, because the mad science lab doesn’t pay much and he has to a do a day job to fund his passion. I hope you enjoy this bizarre journey of cartooning and comedy.


Check out the above link to see those monstrous comics.


Thank you.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Logo Building

Here it is. I'm pretty happy with it. The "T" was modified. I was able to convert the text to a brush stroke in the graphic program and I slimmed it down. And, I added the "C" Monster! I like this "C" Monster because of the serif it has this triceratops/ rhino feel to it.

So it is only three colors, but it communicates a lot about me. The mustard packet, the monster, the snow cone party font all combine to tell my story as an artist.

It's bright, bizarre, and I love it. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fred's Shade of Yellow & New Logo Build

So, as I build my new logo, I chose to use Fred's yellow. That's it just above.

So, here it is so far. I made the whole thing look like a mustard packet for Fred. I used my home made Snow Cone Party font to give it a fun feeling. Now, I might turn the 'C' into another 'C' monster. I might leave it as it is.

Let me know what you think of this logo. Thanks, everybody!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Logo Design

There's the logo that I'm currently using, but it should change. Sure, I love the colors and the idea of the "C" monster. However, my favorite and most well known creation is this guy.


He has a new book. Aaron Johnson of Lawn Gnome Publishing (who handled that beast of a book like a champ) took the photo below.


So, a change in the logo might be necessary. The color yellow seems to be important here.

I'll keep you updated as the logo transforms.

Thank you,

Tommy

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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Who wants a Fred the Mustard Packet button?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpFgXZDFGGr/

Check out the above post to see what designs look like in a graphic design program.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Boring Stuff?

It's not a boring game, but every game has some boring stuff to go through.

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/dr.-zombie-s-creature-lab-of-doom-

Check out the above link for the Halloweeniest game in all the land!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Monsters need Doctor visits too!


https://www.tggeeks.com/blog/2018/09/16/dr-zombie-monster-family-physician-14/

Some of my favorite drawings have been landing in the comic panels published on the website of The Two Gay Geeks. I'm doing a comic feature called Dr. Zombie: Monster Family Physician. I'm loving it.

Click the link below the image to see one of my favorite pieces that I created for it.

I'm proud of this work and I'm proud to be a TGGEEKS.com contributor.

Check it out!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Check out Fred the Mustard Packet on WEBTOONS!


Webtoons is an exciting platform for webcomics.

Subscribe to Fred for free there and never miss a page!

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/fred-the-mustard-packet/list?title_no=64685

Click the above link to see the latest Fred material. Get your lunch buddies to subscribe too. There's no other comic like it on Earth! Take in, Earth! Take it in.

Thank you,

Tommy

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Perfect Addition to your Halloween Party!!!



"Dr. Zombie's Creature Lab of Doom" is a card game that requires players to draw monsters at the drop of a witch's hat! It's a laugh, scream, and a howl!


Check it out at the above link.

Enjoy your creature creating!

PS- I originally created this game to get people drawing. However, this is also great for creating prompts for storytelling as well. OOOOoooOOOOoooo!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fred the Mustard Packet on Kickstarter!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tommycannonaz/fred-the-mustard-packet-does-the-scottish-play-in?ref=user_menu

Fred the Mustard Packet Does the Scottish Play is ready for print! Back our Kickstarter campaign and see what kind of condimented madness ensues! Lots of backing levels, including digital rewards. Jump in, the mustard's just fin in here.

Thank you!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Get us some sweet sweet nominations!

http://ringoawards.com/

So, many awards that you can nominate Philip Haldiman, ME, Kyle Bennett, My Big Break, ME, Fred the Mustard Packet, and ME!!!

Thank you for you support!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Caricature Art as Digital Messaging Stickers

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grump-trump-stickers/id1156640176?mt=8

Get you Grump Trump digital message stickers at the above link!

Made by me and Shaun Farrugia. Each image is full of grotesque hilarity.

All that for 99 cents?!?!?!?! AMAZING!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tommy's Motion Comics Bonanza 2018



This year, ToMoCoBo is going to be amazing. We know this already, and we've only locked down about 25% of the program!!!

Like last year, we will have excellent family friendly motion comics to screen. And, if you love music, comedy, improv, superheroes, water color art, and art made by people who work for the mouse house (wink, wink) then you will love this experience.

Stay tuned for more announcements.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Troll Troll Troll (Fun Fun Fun - Spoof)


Well he got his daddy’s Dell
And he surfed to the discussion thread now
Seems he forgot all about the job hunting
Like he told his old man now
And with the internet trolling
Goes pwning just as fast as he can now
And he'll have fun fun fun
'Til his daddy takes the keyboard away
(Fun fun fun 'Til his daddy takes the keyboard away)
Well the world can't stand him
'Cause he mocks types and posts like a boss now
(You mock like a boss now you mock like a boss)
He makes the Channers gawk at the pics of that Schezwan Mickey D’s Sauce now
(You look like a boss now with that friggin’ sauce)
A lotta guys try to burn him
But he leads them on a straw man chase now
(You post like an ace now you troll like an ace)
And he'll have fun fun fun
'Til his daddy takes the keyboard away
(Fun fun fun 'Til his daddy takes the keyboard away)
Well you are bad at life
And, your dad is gettin' wise to you now
(You shouldn't have trolled now you shouldn't have trolled)
And since he took your board of keys
You've been thinking that your dad is all harsh now
(You shouldn't have trolled now you shouldn't have trolled)
But you can drive along with me
'Cause we gotta a lot of lawns to mow now
(You shouldn't have trolled now you shouldn't have trolled)
And we'll have fun fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away
(Fun fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away
And we'll have fun fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away
(Fun fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)
(OOOWoo woo woo woo woo woo wooOOOoooo)
(Fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)
(Fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)
(Fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)
(Fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)
(Fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)
(Fun fun now his daddy took the keyboard away)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Give Cyrus Some Love

https://www.patreon.com/posts/cyrus-cycloptic-17339271

Check out the above link to read the latest offering from Cyrus.

He wants action from Europe... NOW!

Thank you all for the support,

Tommy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Game Time!

I'll be busting out this game on my Art students soon. I think that it is important to name colors, because it helps you see nuance in colors. And, when you see them, you can more effectively use them. Hey, do you want a copy of the game check out the link below.

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/name-that-hue-?dept_uri=&dept_name=