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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Con - 2012

Well I went to FallCon yesterday and had a pretty good time. It wasn't as busy as I had expected it to be, which made for a much better experience over all. I was a bit disappointed that Patrick Gleason and Doug Manke hadn't made an appearance before I left at 2 pm. But they are usually here for SpringCon every year so getting a chance to meet them isn't a problem. Other guest creators that I want to mention are Daniel J.Olson and a comic called Night of the Smurfing Dead! Also a web Comic called Fun Factory now in print!

Fun Factory

"Fun Factory is about 10 year old Billy Calrissian, who has  won a contest to become the new CEO of Funtastic’s Fun Factory Inc.  FFF Inc was founded by Mr. Funtastic, the former CEO.  The contest was created by the board after the company facing numerous problems from the Department of Justice for their very unethical business practices.  The board figured there was no way the DOJ would go after a ten year old child; they’d look like monsters.
Since assuming responsibility as CEO, Billy has to contend with the illegal immigrant workers, former CEO Mr. Funtastic, the CFO Sol Funtastolichivinovski (brother of Mr. Funtastic who Americanized the name for the company), Billy’s grandmother Buella, as well as sentient toys and all sorts of other adventures.
Fun Factory updates Tuesday – Friday.  It is highly offensive humor meant for more mature (or immature?) audiences.  If you are easily offended, this is not the comic for you.  Perhaps you’d rather go buy a newspaper and see what Marmaduke is up to?" - from the creators

As I was wondering around the convention I was flagged down by a very enthusiastic young man telling me what my back pack needed to improve itself! "Why a copy of the greatest book ever!" he boasted. I of coarse was intrigued by the brash statement, so I stopped and listened to what he was pitching. As it turns out the book in question is Vol. 1 of Fun Factory, collecting seven stories from their web Comic. I met Clemens(the writer), Sarah(the Colorist) and Patrick(the Creator/Penciller). After paging through the book I found a panel:

I decided I had to read more, so I bought it! I'm not very far into the book yet but it has been a fun read so far. The book is put together very nicely, with a cool glossy cover filled with a lot of the characters from the series. Check out their site; go to FunFactorycomic and read more about it..

Daniel J. Olson

A local indie comic creator here in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the man behind such titles as Super Maxi-Pad Girl  and Bret Blackberg; which is his ongoing 24 hr comic. So far he has finished 9 chapters of a 50 state tour.

"Bret Blackberg is a nobody living in a trailer somewhere in Montana that is until his life is turned upside down by a small man named Hit Hat. Bret is destined for a quest to save the princess of Montana from a mysterious brewmaster, but just who is this Bret Bronzeman fellow?"

Read chapter one over at Dans web site HERE 


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