Sunday, December 26, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Good news!! Forever Freshman is now available at GEEKS COMICS. Geeks is a great little comic shop in uptown whittier (our old stopping grounds), we are honored to be among other great local indie comics and good people who have a passion for what they do. Stop by and pick up a copy and support your local comic store. We hope to participate in some events there in 2011 which include signings, art shows, and GEEK CON.
12907 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12am-5pm
If you are not in the area you can now order books from our new online store.
Things are starting to happen. We have a table at 2011 San Diego Comic Con, which we are very grateful and excited about. Currently, we are working on the next comic book which will be bigger, better, stronger…ok this is starting to sound like a daft punk song, but really it will be good! You have all been so supportive and we want to give you the best comic we can. So get ready for the return of your favorite band nerds, along with new characters and wacky adventures that will turn the funny dial all the way to 11!
BAND GEEKS HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Happy October everybody! We are hard at work creating our very first comic book, which will make it's public debut at the Long Beach Comic Con Oct. 29-31. So here is the low down on the con, tickets are $25 per day if you buy them on-line and $30 at the door. The event is located in downtown long beach so there is a ton of places to eat, drink and be scary, after all it will be halloween weekend and after parties will be in full effect. So, come by and make a day/night of it.
In other news, you can hear Ray's interview from the San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Festival on the cartoonista radio. Hear him speak so elegantly about Forever Freshman.
Thanks again to everyone for supporting us, as we continue to grow and make a name for ourselves. There is still a long road ahead.
Monday, September 20, 2010
A special thanks to Grasiela Rodriguez who organized the entire event and with whom we were lucky enough to share a table with. She was promoting her first comic "Lunatic Fringe". It was nice being next to someone who is just starting out like us.
We saw a lot of familiar faces including my recent DIY comic instructor Javier Hernandez creator of El Muerto. He had some awesome sketch dolls of his character and others. I was lucky enough to pick up one of the first at geek con. I am looking forward to hearing his latest Podcast "Javiland"!
I was able to talk to Sherm Cohen a character designer I only recently discovered and now greatly admire. He showed me his sketch book that was filled with the most beautiful character drawings. I also hit up Jim Lujan and talked to him about Ghettomation. I scored an awesome freekdaddy poster, which is one of my favorite animations by Jim. There were so many others, some I met before, others I met for the first time. It's really great being in a community of like minded creatives.
Art Lopez finished off the event with a great live painting of his sculpture.
I can't wait for next year. It was a good start for us. Now it's time to get ready for the Long Beach Comic Con!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
That's all nice and good, but I still don't know what the hell it is!?!?
We are telling our story through a comic book/comic strips roughly based on the lives of an adolescent Neil Segura and Ray Mendivil. It takes place in a working class suburb of LA in which we grew up and includes many equally peculiar friends. The comic strips will be posted online at www.foreverfreshman.com (Coming Soon) and we will be printing out a full length comic book as well. Aside from the comics we plan on creating other outlets such as, music, stickers, shirts, art, podcasts and animation just to name a few. All based on the characters from Forever Freshman. Our hope is to create a brand for everyone and anyone brave enough to embrace a grassroots/do it yourself culture. It's about choosing your own path and being an individual.
So, I spent all weekend drawing and designing this logo. One of the biggest challenges was designing the text in an unfamiliar style. I wanted it to be kinda graffitish, fun, cartoony look. I wasn't getting what I wanted using any type font so I decided to draw it out myself, which wasn't the easiest thing for me to do but after many failures I got something I was happy with. I decided to add some other design elements to better communicate what Forever Freshman is all about, but tried to keep the title treatment as the main focus. The other stuff is more for embelishment, but still designed to compliment the logo.