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Hey, all...

I'll be at the San Diego Comic Con this week. I'll have plenty of Oddly Normal and ABCDEFGeek books, so stop by Artist Alley Table GG-03 and say hello is you're attending!

-Otis

SDCC-Map2015 by OtisFrampton
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I'll be at the American Library Association Annual Conference later this week with copies of Oddly Normal Book 1 and both volumes of ABCDEFGeek!

Here's a map to my table in Artist Alley.

ALA2015Map by OtisFrampton

See you there!

-Otis
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Hey, everyone!

As some of you know from my various social network feeds, I've entered the world of custom t-shirts via the popular t-shirt site TeeFury. The folks at TeeFury have been kind enough to let me get things kicked off with a flash sale featuring a set of designs based on my ABCDEFGeek series. ABCDEFGeek has been very popular and successful for me in the book sales area at comic book conventions and it has gotten some great word of mouth online. So I was hopeful that the series would be a good fit for t-shirts (I swear that wasn't intentional, I apologize to all pun-phobics).

The flash sale has not gone as well as I'd hoped over the course of the first day and a half, so I thought I'd reach out with a plea for people to pick up a shirt while the sale lasts (it will end late on Friday night). I'm hopeful that TeeFury will accept more ABCDEFGeek submissions in the future for their regularly featured tee spotlight, which (unlike flash sales) are featured at the top of their main page and sold for $11 as opposed to $17 (cheaper tees means more sales!). If this flash sale does not do well enough, I worry that TeeFury will not accept any more ABCDEFGeek submissions in the future.

I'm so grateful to everyone who has bought copies of Oddly Normal or the book version of ABCDEFGeek at conventions, but if you ever wanted to support me and my work in a small way, I would ask this: please buy a t-shirt for yourself or a friend during this flash sale at TeeFury. It would really help me to have a new revenue stream in the form of t-shirt sales. Unlike books or comics, which are enjoyed on a personal and private level, t-shirts are seen by anyone around the person wearing them and can immediately generate word-of-mouth. That's invaluable to the business I've chosen. This flash sale could be a pebble that rolls downhill and starts something bigger for me, and I can't tell you how much I need that right now.

My true passion is telling stories and I'm so thrilled to have my own series at Image Comics and have Oddly Normal sold in comic shops and bookstores. But the hard reality of the comic business is that it can be a tough road to walk when it comes to numbers and income, especially at the beginning of a series. If you had any doubt about that, see this recent article on the economics of comics.

So, there it is... I'm laying it all out and asking for your help to kick-start a new business venture by picking up an ABCDEFGeek t-shirt from TeeFury before the sale ends tomorrow night.

Thanks for reading. See ya' around!

-Otis



OF-TF-0-Day by OtisFrampton


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I'm entering the world of custom tees and TeeFury has been kind enough to let me start off with e flash sale of six designs from my "ABCDEFGeek" series! The sale starts today:

OF-TF-0-Day by OtisFrampton

The sale will last three days, but there will be more "ABCDEFGeek" tees to come.

So stay tuned.

Thanks!

-Otis
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  • Playing: Zelda: Wind Waker WiiU
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  • Drinking: Green tea

I'll be at C2E2 next month (April 24th-26th) and I'll have a table in Artist Alley (Table #U9).

Last year was my first time at C2E2 and it was the best comic book convention experience I've ever had. It was a blast and I can't wait to get back to Chicago for round two!

I'm going to be taking pre-show commissions and here are the options:

  • Single character, full body, full color: $100
  • Single character, head/torso, full color: $75
  • Single character, full body, black & white: $50
  • Single character, head/torso, black & white: $25

Add $15 for each additional character.

If you'd like to order a pre-show commission for C2E2 please e-mail me at otis@otisframpton.com with the subject "C2E2 2015 PRE-SHOW COMMISSION."

I have limited slots open for these commissions, so send your e-mail now if you want one.

See you in Chicago next month!

-Otis

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All of my original artwork and commission sales will now be brokered by Comic Art House!

So if you're looking to buy pages of "Oddly Normal", line art from "ABCDEFGeek" or one of my original marker pieces, head on over to my Comic Art House Page: www.comicarthouse.com/otis_afs…

Thanks! :)

-Otis
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Yep, I'll be there!

I'm at Booth 4504 with fellow Image creator Josh Howard (Dead17).

Go here for all of the info about my time at Nerd Mecca this week: otis-frampton.squarespace.com/…

See you there! :)

-Otis
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  • Watching: Cartoons
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ABCDEFGeek Vol1 Book Cover by OtisFrampton

ABCDEFGeek Vol. 1, collecting all 26 letters in the first series into one book, is now for sale!

Go here to snag a copy: otisframptononlinestore.bigcar…

-Otis
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I'll be in Artist Alley at table D14 at the Special Edition NYC show this weekend: www.specialeditionnyc.com/

If you're attending the show, come see me in Artist Alley. I'll be selling "ABCDEFGeek" books, "Oddly Normal" #1 preview issues and lots of prints!

-Otis
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My comic "Oddly Normal" will debut at Image Comics this fall as an ongoing series!

Here's the announcement: imagecomics.com/content/view/a…

I'll have more info very soon. I couldn't be more thrilled to be at Image!

-Otis
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I'll be attending C2E2 next week and will be in Artist Alley at Table G15!

Go here for more info: otis-frampton.squarespace.com/…

I hope to see you there! :)

-Otis
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  • Watching: Cartoons
  • Playing: Zelda: Wind Waker WiiU
  • Eating: Low fat stuff
  • Drinking: Green tea
ABCDEFGeek Vol. 1 Poster by OtisFrampton

All 26 letters in Volume 1 of my "ABCDEFGeek" alphabet series are now available as a poster, for sale at my Society6 store!

Here is the link to the poster: society6.com/OtisFrampton/ABCD…

Go here to see my "ABCDEFGeek" Vol. 1 gallery here on deviantART: otisframpton.deviantart.com/ga…

This collected edition of "ABCDEFGeek" was designed for the larger sized prints (16" x 24" or 24" x 36"). Any of the smaller prints will make it hard to read some of the dialogue balloons on the individual letter entries. So keep that in mind when you order this print!

Thanks for looking. And if you order one of these, I hope you enjoy it. :)

-Otis
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I've decided to change the way I sell prints, books and comics online.

You can now buy art prints at my Society6 store. I will be adding more products here soon, including t-shirts, iPhone cases and totes. All of the prints sold online with my artwork will now be printed and shipped via Society6.com. Because of this change I will now offer many different size options as well as framed prints. I will also be offering artwork as prints that I have never before sold!  I will no longer print and ship prints myself, although I will still sell prints from my own inventory at comic conventions and store appearances.

And you can now buy books, comics and original artwork exclusively at my Bigcartel store. I often do warm-up sketches and sell them at Bigcartel. The best way to find out when I am selling new sketches is to follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

So check out my online stores for new products. Thanks! 

-Otis

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For the first time since 2008 I will be attending the San Diego Comic-Con next week! I'll be there all five days, including Preview Night, sharing booth space with Josh Howard, John Walsh and Bryan Baugh! The four of us can be located at Booth 4504 in Lobby F.

Go here for more details about my appearance at the show next week: otis-frampton.squarespace.com/…

Hope to see you there!

-Otis
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I'll be a guest at SpringCon this weekend!

Go here to learn where you can find me at the show and what I'll be selling there: otis-frampton.squarespace.com/…

How to see you at the show!

-Otis
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  • Watching: Cartoons
  • Playing: Bioshock: Infinite
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  • Drinking: Green tea
Draw Monkey Cover by OtisFrampton

I am now offering copies of my new book "Draw, Monkey!" for $10.00 each via my Big Cartel store: otisframptononlinestore.bigcar…

I am also selling "Artist Editions" of "Draw, Monkey" for $20.00 each. The buyer will get a signed copy of the book as well as one of the original drawings featured in the book: otisframptononlinestore.bigcar…

The book contains 25 pen and marker sketches as well as 25 corresponding "micro-stories" for each drawing. This book will be manga sized (5"x7.5") and square bound. Here are a few sample layouts for the 52 page book:

Draw Monkey Sample Page 1 by OtisFrampton Draw Monkey Sample Page 2 by OtisFrampton Draw Monkey Sample Page 3 by OtisFrampton

-Otis

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Escape From Planet Nowhere Issue 1 Cover by OtisFrampton

Issue #1 of my webcomic Escape From Planet Nowhere is now available for purchase as a digital download (PDF) at The Illustrated Section! After downloading the issue, you can read it on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Issue #1 contains Part 1 of the webcomic (27 pages), behind the scenes info & images as well as a gallery of guest art from Dani Jones (My Sister The Freak), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Spaaace!) and Grant Gould ("The Wolves of Odin").

43 pages. Full color.

All for just $.99!

Go here to purchase the comic, see a preview or write a review: theillustratedsection.com/esca…

Thanks in advance!

-Otis

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Read my webcomic "The Song of Xanthia" here on DA starting here:

Bossy by OtisFrampton

Visit "The Song of Xanthia" website: otisframpton.typepad.com/the_s…

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Read my webcomic "Escape From Planet Nowhere" here on DA starting here:

Escape From Planet Nowhere by OtisFrampton

Visit the "Escape From Planet Nowhere" website: planet-nowhere.com/

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COMMISSION STATUS (Dec. 6th, 2011):

Due to my comic workload, I am not currently taking on commission work.

Please check back after the new year when I may open up commissions again.

You can go here to read about my commission pricing and options: otisframpton.typepad.com/otisf…

Thanks!
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  • Drinking: The Apple kool-aid
Draw Monkey Cover by OtisFrampton

I am now offering copies of my new book "Draw, Monkey!" for $10.00 each via my Big Cartel store: otisframptononlinestore.bigcar…

I am also selling "Artist Editions" of "Draw, Monkey" for $30.00 each. The buyer will get a signed copy of the book as well as one of the original drawings featured in the book: otisframptononlinestore.bigcar…

The book contains 25 pen and marker sketches as well as 25 corresponding "micro-stories" for each drawing. This book will be manga sized (5"x7.5") and square bound. Here are a few sample layouts for the 52 page book:

Draw Monkey Sample Page 1 by OtisFrampton Draw Monkey Sample Page 2 by OtisFrampton Draw Monkey Sample Page 3 by OtisFrampton

-Otis

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Escape From Planet Nowhere Issue 1 Cover by OtisFrampton

Issue #1 of my webcomic Escape From Planet Nowhere is now available for purchase as a digital download (PDF) at The Illustrated Section! After downloading the issue, you can read it on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Issue #1 contains Part 1 of the webcomic (27 pages), behind the scenes info & images as well as a gallery of guest art from Dani Jones (My Sister The Freak), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Spaaace!) and Grant Gould ("The Wolves of Odin").

43 pages. Full color.

All for just $.99!

Go here to purchase the comic, see a preview or write a review: theillustratedsection.com/esca…

Thanks in advance!

-Otis

****

Read my webcomic "The Song of Xanthia" here on DA starting here:

Bossy by OtisFrampton

Visit "The Song of Xanthia" website: otisframpton.typepad.com/the_s…

****

Read my webcomic "Escape From Planet Nowhere" here on DA starting here:

Escape From Planet Nowhere by OtisFrampton

Visit the "Escape From Planet Nowhere" website: planet-nowhere.com/

****

COMMISSION STATUS (Dec. 6th, 2011):

Due to my comic workload, I am not currently taking on commission work.

Please check back after the new year when I may open up commissions again.

You can go here to read about my commission pricing and options: otisframpton.typepad.com/otisf…

Thanks!
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  • Playing: Skyward Sword, Mario 3DS
  • Eating: iPad Apps
  • Drinking: The Apple kool-aid
Draw Monkey Cover by OtisFrampton

I will be selling 25 "Artist Editions" of "Draw, Monkey", my 2012 sketchbook, for $30.00 each. The buyer will get a signed copy of the book as well as one of the original drawings featured in the book.

The book contains 25 pen and marker sketches as well as 25 corresponding "micro-stories" for each drawing. This book will be manga sized (5"x7.5") and square bound. Here are a few sample layouts for the 52 page book:

Draw Monkey Sample Page 1 by OtisFrampton Draw Monkey Sample Page 2 by OtisFrampton Draw Monkey Sample Page 3 by OtisFrampton

If you're interested in one of the Artist Editions, send me an e-mail with the subject "Draw, Monkey! Artist Edition". These are first come first served and 7 have already been spoken for!

E-Mail: otisframpton@yahoo.com

-Otis

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Escape From Planet Nowhere Issue 1 Cover by OtisFrampton

Issue #1 of my webcomic Escape From Planet Nowhere is now available for purchase as a digital download (PDF) at The Illustrated Section! After downloading the issue, you can read it on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Issue #1 contains Part 1 of the webcomic (27 pages), behind the scenes info & images as well as a gallery of guest art from Dani Jones (My Sister The Freak), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Spaaace!) and Grant Gould ("The Wolves of Odin").

43 pages. Full color.

All for just $.99!

Go here to purchase the comic, see a preview or write a review: theillustratedsection.com/esca…

Thanks in advance!

-Otis

****

Read my webcomic "The Song of Xanthia" here on DA starting here:

Bossy by OtisFrampton

Visit "The Song of Xanthia" website: otisframpton.typepad.com/the_s…

****

Read my webcomic "Escape From Planet Nowhere" here on DA starting here:

Escape From Planet Nowhere by OtisFrampton

Visit the "Escape From Planet Nowhere" website: planet-nowhere.com/

****

COMMISSION STATUS (Dec. 6th, 2011):

Due to my comic workload, I am not currently taking on commission work.

Please check back after the new year when I may open up commissions again.

You can go here to read about my commission pricing and options: otisframpton.typepad.com/otisf…

Thanks!
  • Listening to: Music on my iPad
  • Reading: Comics on my iPAd
  • Watching: Stuff on my iPad
  • Playing: Skyward Sword, Mario 3DS
  • Eating: iPad Apps
  • Drinking: The Apple kool-aid
Last night I got one of the thrills of my life when I got to meet Weird Al Yankovic backstage after his show here in Minneapolis! I've been an Al fan since I first heard the "Weird Al" In 3-D album in 1984 and I've been a big fan ever since. I only have two artists' full libraries on my iPhone, The Beatles and Al. So yeah, I'm a fan.

Not only did I get to see him perform live (my fifth time seeing him), but I got to give him and his drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz copies of my "Meeting Al" piece:

Meeting Al by OtisFrampton

Both Al and Jon were awesome and I can't thank them enough for allowing me and my friend Natalie to meet them. I want to say a special thanks to Jon, who could not have been kinder or friendlier, for responding to Natalie's e-mail about possibly meeting the king of parody. Jon suprised me by saying "he doesn't know you're here, he's gonna love this". I was really honored to be able to give them both print copies of my piece.

Just before Jon snapped a photo of the three of us Al turned to me and told me I should send my piece to someone at Gallery 1988, where he had just done a show. "Your work is as good as anything I saw there", he said. I remember nothing after that. Just white noise. Those words will be burned in my brain forever.

Al and Jon were kind enough to chat with Natalie and I for a few minutes while other meet-and-greeters waited and I can't thank them enough for making the experience a memorable one.

What a great night.

Here are Natalie and I before the show. Me with my print and Natalie dressed as the "dental hygienist with a spatula tattooed on her arm" from "The Weird Al Show Theme":

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The only photo I took during the show. This was during their encore, while they performed "The Saga Begins" with members of the 501st in costume on stage with them:

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The backstage pass:

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Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Al's drummer (he's been with Al since the beginning) and all around nice guy:

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Meeting Al!

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Here's Al signing copies of my "Meeting Al" print for me and Natalie.

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Thanks again to Al & Jon and thanks to you for reading!

-Otis

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Escape From Planet Nowhere Issue 1 Cover by OtisFrampton

Issue #1 of my webcomic Escape From Planet Nowhere is now available for purchase as a digital download (PDF) at The Illustrated Section! After downloading the issue, you can read it on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Issue #1 contains Part 1 of the webcomic (27 pages), behind the scenes info & images as well as a gallery of guest art from Dani Jones (My Sister The Freak), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Spaaace!) and Grant Gould ("The Wolves of Odin").

43 pages. Full color.

All for just $.99!

Go here to purchase the comic, see a preview or write a review: theillustratedsection.com/esca…

Thanks in advance!

-Otis

****

Read my webcomic "The Song of Xanthia" here on DA starting here:

Bossy by OtisFrampton

Visit "The Song of Xanthia" website: otisframpton.typepad.com/the_s…

****

Read my webcomic "Escape From Planet Nowhere" here on DA starting here:

Escape From Planet Nowhere by OtisFrampton

Visit the "Escape From Planet Nowhere" website: planet-nowhere.com/

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COMMISSION STATUS (Dec. 6th, 2011):

Due to my comic workload, I am not currently taking on commission work.

Please check back after the new year when I may open up commissions again.

You can go here to read about my commission pricing and options: otisframpton.typepad.com/otisf…

Thanks!
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  • Watching: Stuff on my iPad
  • Playing: Skyward Sword, Mario 3DS
  • Eating: iPad Apps
  • Drinking: The Apple kool-aid
There are just three days left to the "Oddly Normal 2.0" Kickstarter campaign! I can't believe how fast the clock has run down. It really does feel like I was nervously launching this project yesterday.

I'd like to make one final push to get the word out about the campaign. I would ask everyone to please post a link to the project page on their Twitter, Facebook or blog pages: www.kickstarter.com/projects/o…

Obviously I've already reached and exceeded my goal. I'm thrilled beyond words about that!  But I'd love to get as many books into people's hands as possible.... and remember, if you pledge $25.00 or more you get a special printed copy of the final book!

Thanks in advance for spreading the word!

One last thing...on Tuesday (the last day of the campaign) at 9:00AM CST, I'll be doing a 3 hour webcast to count down the final hours. I'll be finishing the poster I've been working on and maybe showing off some roughs for new pages. I hope to see some of you in the Ustream chat room: www.ustream.tv/channel/otis-fr…

Thanks for everything, folks. This has been a great experience for me and I can't wait to start showing off my work on the new book!

-Otis

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Escape From Planet Nowhere Issue 1 Cover by OtisFrampton

Issue #1 of my webcomic Escape From Planet Nowhere is now available for purchase as a digital download (PDF) at The Illustrated Section! After downloading the issue, you can read it on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Issue #1 contains Part 1 of the webcomic (27 pages), behind the scenes info & images as well as a gallery of guest art from Dani Jones (My Sister The Freak), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Spaaace!) and Grant Gould ("The Wolves of Odin").

43 pages. Full color.

All for just $.99!

Go here to purchase the comic, see a preview or write a review: theillustratedsection.com/esca…

Thanks in advance!

-Otis

****

Read my webcomic "The Song of Xanthia" here on DA starting here:

Bossy by OtisFrampton

Visit "The Song of Xanthia" website: otisframpton.typepad.com/the_s…

****

Read my webcomic "Escape From Planet Nowhere" here on DA starting here:

Escape From Planet Nowhere by OtisFrampton

Visit the "Escape From Planet Nowhere" website: planet-nowhere.com/

****

COMMISSION STATUS (Dec. 6th, 2011):

Due to my comic workload, I am not currently taking on commission work.

Please check back after the new year when I may open up commissions again.

You can go here to read about my commission pricing and options: otisframpton.typepad.com/otisf…

Thanks!
  • Listening to: Music on my iPad
  • Reading: Comics on my iPAd
  • Watching: Stuff on my iPad
  • Playing: Skyward Sword, Mario 3DS
  • Eating: iPad Apps
  • Drinking: The Apple kool-aid