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  • Fredrikus Webcomic Released!

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    Fredrikus Webcomic Released!

    In this video, I announce the release of Fredrikus to the world!

    Check out the video below for the announcement.

    To read Fredrikus every Friday–or whenever you want–head over here.

    Don’t forget to subscribe. Helps fuel my comic making.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks.


  • vLog – Wrong Turn to Mars 2 (Updates)

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    vLog – Wrong Turn to Mars 2 (Updates).

    Once again, I got myself lost on the red planet of Mars, but thought I’d give you an update anyway. Watch the video to find out where things are at with my upcoming webcomic, Fredrikus, as well as the final chapter of Gigantigator Death Machine for Patreon, and more.

    Be sure to like and subscribe! More videos on the way!

    As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.


  • Canister X Mailbag – Dominic and Claire Circus Unboxing – Apr282020

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    Join me as I unbox (unwrap) a wonderful comic book package from cartoonist Max West–Dominic and Claire Circus and Sunnyville Stories Vol. 3!

    Come check these out!

    For more on Max West, Dominic and Claire, and Sunnyville Stories, please go here.

    Please subscribe to the channel. More videos planned!

    Feel free to contact me with any questions.


  • Superman the Man of Steel Metal Lunchbox Collection Showcase

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    Superman the Man of Steel Metal Lunchbox Collection Showcase.

    As part of my Superman collection, I collect metal lunch boxes of the Man of Steel.

    In the interest of trying new things, I did this showcase in a more casual and conversational format. Hope you like it.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up to date with all the latest videos. Thanks in advance for your support.


  • vLog – Socially-distanced Nature Walk

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    vLog – Socially-distanced Nature Walk.

    Come join me on a socially-distanced nature walk at a park near my house.

    I’ve always been a walker. Find them relaxing.

    I also tell you a couple quick stories from my childhood and how walking formed the core storyline of The Axiom-man Saga.

    Don’t mind the wind. It was fairly breezy.

    Hope this little video helps you virtually get out of the house.

    Location: Undisclosed park in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up to date with all the latest videos. With the Fredrikus webcomic launching soon, well, there are plans.


  • Newsletter Delay; The Canister X Transmission Issue 252

    Just a note to inform you there is a newsletter delay this week due to TinyLetter’s site glitching. Until it’s resolved, I am unable to send out the most recent issue so I’ve blogged it here in the interim and will send it out proper once I am able to, which might mean this week you’ll be getting two editions of The Canister X Transmission close together. If the problem persists due to possible staffing shortages on their end, then we’ll just air the newsletter here until things get back to normal.

    There’s a first time for everything.

    Here is the latest edition. It is dated yesterday.

    Newsletter:

    Issue Two Hundred-fifty-two – April 18, 2020

    Hello and welcome to the 252nd issue of THE CANISTER X TRANSMISSION, a weekly newsletter from a schlub up north who offers you strange ramblings every week.

    How is everyone?

    It has been a busy week. Lots of tasks. Lots of work. Lots of prep. Lots of thinking. Lots of stress. Lots of accomplishment. Lots of, well, lots.

    And here we are.

    Oh, and I made bread.

    Work log:

    PROJECT JACKASS (title reveal below); uploaded a sneak peek to the Behind-the-Scenes tier on Patreon showcasing one of the opening pages of PROJECT JACKASS in full color (link below); shot and uploaded a new video to YouTube, which announces PROJECT JACKASS’s real title and quickly takes a glimpse at the artwork and offers a brief premise (link below); blogging; and administration.

    Quick note regarding this newsletter: Issue 260 is the final issue of The Long Year Five. We will do something special at that time. As always, the invite is there if you want to see something particular in that double issue. Just shoot me an email and I’ll see what I can do.

    In blog headline news—and once information known only to my patrons on Patreon—the title of PROJECT JACKASS was revealed! PROJECT JACKASS was a place-holder name for an upcoming webcomic from me called FREDRIKUS, which is about an anthropomorphic dog in a dystopic sc-fi world. Phew. Now I can finally refer to it as an actual thing and not some project document (which is actually a combination of multiple documents including a notebook for the stories).

    Blog headlines:

    Various Bits from the Net – 041220

    Status Report – 041420

    Project Jackass Title Revealed: Fredrikus

    Fredrikus Social Media

    New Fredrikus Behind-the-Scenes Post on Patreon!

    On Art and Never Arriving

    Fredrikus Webcomic Announcement

    Status Report – 041720

    As you can see from the above headline, you are invited to like and follow FREDRIKUS on social media so you can be notified when the strip airs. Please do so. More details about the webcomic to be revealed in due time. Watch the blog to stay current. I will admit, it’s high time new things started to roll out from me and warming up the machine for FREDRIKUS is part of that journey.

    I’m thinking that the next thing to roll out from me is the Inktober 2019 sketchbook I mentioned in a previous issue. PROJECT REBUILD is taking some time due to elements beyond my control and I don’t want to leave you hanging.

    Side note: As much as my blog has been retooled on the back end, sometimes the theme acts up and reverts to black text on white rather than white text on black. If you come across this, don’t worry. I’m still troubleshooting the issue with the hope of taking care of it once and for all in the near future. Just check the blog as per usual and you’ll be fine.

    We’re also gearing up for the new serial novel to air on Patreon because GIGANTIGATOR DEATH MACHINE is almost complete. Watch the blog for the announcement and be sure to get in on the ground floor by becoming a patron today for just a buck. The entirety of GIGANTIGATOR DEATH MACHINE will remain on the site so come time for the new serial novel, you’ll have two novels to read for the price of one. Awesome deal. Please take advantage (it also helps keep me fed). Link below to subscribe to what is essentially the Netflix of literary entertainment from a book and comic guy like me. Thank you in advance for your support.

    Also going on, but not worked on this week, is PROJECT COBALT. This is a big one and an important one, and a lot of thought, trial and error, and work has already been put into it. I’m suspecting a latter 2020 rollout, but keep that fluid for the moment. The world is in upheaval on multiple levels and things are in constant flux as we combat this invisible enemy (amongst other things). But yeah, PROJECT COBALT, man. Onward.

    For a good while I’ve had the marketing materials for a YouTube subscription drive, but we’re not quite there yet in terms of the channel’s relationship to other things. However, I’m a firm believer in groundwork and foundation and I’d like you to be a part of all that’s planned for the channel plus what’s already there. Please use the link below and subscribe. Your subscription will eventually lead to me monetizing the channel, which in turn will fund more comics and books and the stuff I put online for free. But it all takes time and time, in order to do this job full time, requires money. The subscription costs you nothing other than 5 seconds—which I recognize is your valuable time hence why I try and create interesting content in the vein of Heroes and Monsters—and will go a long way toward keeping the media machine running. Thank you in advance again for your support.

    With Year Six of this newsletter fast approaching, I’m getting eager to see how the new format will work, how it will flow, and, ultimately, what it will do for you as my reader. I hope you enjoy the new format in 8 issues.

    In other newsletter news, Year Four was obviously completed a long time ago but was never published. It is still the plan to release it along with The Long Year Five. Also soon, my how-to book, GETTING DOWN AND DIGITAL: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK, will be going out of print. Please grab your copy now. The principles and methods apply to both books and comics. It is also ideal for creators on a budget who are unable to afford fancy formatting programs. It walks you through formatting in MSWord for both print and electronic editions in a tried-and-tested procedure that is quite simple to follow.

    We’re also noodling with the social media broadcaster for FREDRIKUS because I’ve never run a broadcaster for anyone but myself and since good ol’ Fred can’t work the thing himself due to his paws, I’m stuck with the job. Hopefully it all works out. Speaking of which, the broadcaster has run out of broadcasts from that time I loaded ’er up good so that will have to be addressed in the coming week or two as well, but I’m toying with some new ideas. Not that the old ones were bad, but as it is with this game, doesn’t hurt to try new things.

    Okay, I think the above about covers it for this week. Lots of commercials, I know, but we’re at that stage in the grand plan.

    Rollout soon.

    We’re finally getting there. Isn’t that a thing?

    Take care of yourselves and each other. In the end, it’s on us about how we treat people.

    Have a good weekend. Make bread. Send me some.

    – A.P. Fuchs

    All the New Things, MB

    As usual:

    Patreon – Where I post an ongoing serial novel, essays on the creative life, behind-the-scenes secrets, and general jackassery.

    Canister X – Where I’m blogging during the week.

    YouTube – My channel that needs your subscription and views to help it grow.

    Ko-fi – A Tip Jar designed to cover the costs of the free stuff I put on the Web (daily blogging, this newsletter, YouTube videos, and artwork).

    End transmission


  • Fredrikus Webcomic Announcement

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    Fredrikus Webcomic Announcement.

    The other day here on the blog I revealed the real name of one of my code-named projects, which is a webcomic about a cartoon dog I created some 20 years ago in animation school named Fredrikus. In this video, I give a very brief description of the premise. More to be revealed in time.

    To be notified of when Fredrikus debuts, please visit http://www.fredrikus.com and bookmark the site.

    Also be sure to subscribe to the channel to be notified of all the latest videos. Thanks.


  • vLog – Status Report – 033120

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    vLog – Status Report – 033120.

    For something different, I recorded today’s blog entry on video because I’ve never delivered a Status Report that way before. Please forgive me if I come off–or look–tired or out of it. I am.

    Original blog entry here.

    Video below.

    Please don’t forget to subscribe. Your subscription helps me to continue to make comics and books. Thanks. Enjoy.


  • Reader Questions: Newsletter Work Log

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    Reader Questions: Newsletter Work Log.

    Reader and writer Jonathan Ball wrote in and asked about the work log I run every week in my newsletter, The Canister X Transmission. Here is my video response.

    Be sure to subscribe to my channel. More videos planned so as to keep each other entertained while in social distancing mode.

    Stay well.

    Enjoy.


  • Nightwing and Bane Toy (Action Figure) Collection Showcase

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    Nightwing and Bane Action Figure Collection.

    When it comes to Batman’s universe, Nightwing has always been a favorite on the hero side and Bane on the villain side. Here is my Nightwing and Bane action figure collection with a Nightwing Pop! figure thrown in for good measure.

    Don’t forget to like and subscribe. Your subscription will help me make books and comics.

    Enjoy!

    Thanks.

    Related blog entries:

    Superman: Man of Steel 1995 Toy (Action Figure) Collection Showcase

    Superman Toy (Action Figure) Collection Showcase: Iconic Uniform

    Playing Card Collection Showcase (Bicycle, Bee, Aristocrat, Tally-Ho)