Sunday, November 27, 2011

WIN a set of limited edition Figures!!

Help us get over 300 likes on facebook and WIN! Refer a friend and you both can win a set of Forever Freshman figures! The 310th person to like our page will win as well as the person who referred them. Send people a link to our site where they can learn more about us and read some free comics. If they enjoy what they see encourage them to like our facebook page for a chance to win these unique limited edition figures. Make sure they let us know you referred them. Thank you all for your continued support and Happy Holidays!!

Link to our Facebook page

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First Comic News Interview

Fist Comic News interviewed us about Forever Freshman's past, present and future. If you'd like to find out more about how we met, our high school years and how we started the comic then you must read this interview. First Comic News is a great comic book resource with news, interviews, podcasts, and reviews. Make sure you check them out and support these guys!

Click on the link to read the interview

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Long Beach Comic Con & Comikaze Recap

So we spent the last two weekends at comic conventions. The first was over Halloween weekend in long beach. This was our second time attending and the one year anniversary of our first self published comic book. Hooray!

It was nice being back in a small convention where we could take the time to talk to people about our book and what we are all about without the crazy crowds. We did however get stuck right in front of a stage where performances went on all day. Very loud and distracting when we were trying to talk to people, with the exception of the Los Angeles Chapter of Dumbledores Army busting out a sweet song and dance about their beloved Harry Potter. Besides that the stage in our opinion was there purely to ruin sales. On a better note, we meet some great people and fellow artist and creators.

Our good friend and last years table mate Sheika Lugtu was there with a trade paperback of a whole years worth of her autobiographical online comic, in which we make a appearance! Sheika is one of the most inspired, honest and enthusiastic artists/comic creators we have met. Check out her stuff at

Our neighbor Chris Kawagiwa was selling his prints and comics. Good Stuff.

Another artist a little ways down the isle was John Wales who had some original paintings and stylized prints of superheroes.

The great Geo Brawn IV promoting The Untold Chronicles.

The guys from Toonhole a very funny and dirty web comic that made me laugh to no end.

After the convention we took a walk down Pine St to check out the Zombie Art Show where Neil Segura and other great artists (Nick Marquez, Garry Booth and Kevin Bannister just to name a few) showed off some fine zombie art. You can see all of the art from the show at

The next weekend we took a trip to downtown LA to check out Comikaze. We took a break from exhibiting and just walked around enjoying the con.

We picked up Reed Gunthers all new Trade Paperback and you should too!

Sean Allen writes science fiction/fantasy novels. He's a great guy with an amazing talent.

We talked to the writers of the comic book Freakshow, David Server and Jackson Lanzing. They are working on getting this comic made into a film. It's a unique story about mutant heroes. Great book and great guys!

John Ottinger holding his Boner. Whoa, that's the name of that little dog/skull thing. John is an amazing artist and maker of things like these crazy Optimus Prime art pieces.

Edgar Pasten is the creator of YO! A character that with a wild imagination and a thirst for adventure.

Paul Roman Martinez is the creator of The Adventures of The 19XX a comic based in the WWII era. The art is great and you can't go wrong with a WWII story. Paul's set up was impressive very clean and professional.

We picked up this semi-autobiographical trilogy of comics called Buffalo Speedway created Yehudi Mercado. It's right up our alley.

So it's been a busy last two weekends, but also an inspiring one. We are going to start working extra hard to get the next book out early next year and hopefully another one done by later 2012 before the world ends. Thank You.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Comic

Check out our new Halloween mini comic. It's totally free for you to read online. We will have a limited number of printed copies at Long Beach Comic Con Oct 29-30. Have a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Long Beach Comic Con Oct 29-30

Once again we will be attending the Long Beach Comic Con on halloween weekend. We will have a brand new halloween comic, T-shirts, buttons, original art work, burrito dolls and a skate deck for sale. This is one of our favorite events and we are happy to be apart of it once again. In addition to the comic con there will also be a Zombie Walk / Street Fest going on and a Zombie themed art show which Neil Segura will be participating in. It will be a fun all-ages event so bring the kids!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Comic Book Release Party Recap

The release party was a huge success we couldn't have asked for a better turn out. Everyone came out to help us celebrate the release of our first full length comic book. About an hour before the party started we were stressing out trying to get everything ready on time, but everything came together nicely thanks to the help of some generous family members. Right at 7pm the first guest started to show up and they just kept coming. We were pleased to see a lot of familiar faces a few of them are actually characters in the book.

We did a whole lot of signing and taking pictures, we felt like rock stars. We're not gonna lie it felt pretty damn good! After people picked up their copy of Forever Freshman issue 1 they were able to socialized in the back while having a drink and some tasty treats. We set up a few drawing station where people could try their hand at drawing Neil and Ray. We were sooo pleased with what people drew.

Ray's sister Kalynn did a fantastic job making posters and bartending.

At 9pm we made our grand entrance with a thrilling introduction by the one and only Raul Aguirre Jr. of Man vs Art. Raul worked the crowd like only he could as we busted through a paper banner just like a High School pep rally! It was classic. That led into our raffle which our good friend and number 1 fan Rogelio (there he is up above throwing the metal sign!) helped us pick the tickets. Rogelio actually ended up winning 2 prizes himself which was well deserved. Leon Ingram won a set of block prints and Ray Mendivil Sr. was the winner of the big prize, a custom skate deck. Congratulations you guys!

After that we were able to socialize a bit and catch up with everyone. A huge thanks to Sal at Geeks for letting us have our party there and selling our book. It was really great sharing this accomplishment with friends and family. We thank everyone who came out to support us and will do our very best to give you the best Issue #2 we can.

You can see more pictures from this event on our facebook page

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

San Diego Comic Con 2011 Recap

Wow, we did it! We survived our FRESHMAN year at SDCC. It was a great experience, but also extremely exhausting. With only a few small conventions under our belt we had a long week ahead of us, luckily we had some familiar faces and gracious neighbors to guide us along the way.

We certainly were tiny little fish in a sea of giants, but we managed to keep our heads above water, which may not be great for fish but is totally fine with us. We learned a lot and made some valuable contacts. Next year we will be better prepared and hope to increase our fan base. For now we are just happy to have been part of such an event.

First we gotta give a great big shout out to the fans new and old who supported us. We love you and are forever grateful. THANK YOU!!!!

Kirk Kushin & Robert Luedke were super awesome neighbors.

Jim Lujan (Ghettomation), Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man) and Michael Aushenker (Cartoon Flophouse) brought the funny to comic con and were cool enough to be seen in public with us after the con.

We were so glad "El Muerto" creator Javier Hernandez could make it out for a few days. He was promoting his latest comic "The Battle of Santa Muerta" an action packed mash up of his characters "El Muerto" and "Weapon Tex-Mex" a must read!! He also had custom sketch dolls seen above with the freshman figures.

The coolest new find this year was definitely Ryan Claytor. His work is extremely autobiographical and hilarious. It was awesome talking to him and learning about his approach to comic making. We highly recommended picking up some of his stuff.

It wouldn't be a party without the Houghton Bros. They were promoting their re-released full color comic REED GUNTHER at the Image booth.

We had the pleasure of being interviewed by Tony Orozco from Pretty Cheeky an online entertainment website.

Back at the Forever Freshman table we partied with Yo! and Boner.

Here are some more fun photos

The most surprising and inspiring thing we saw was the Aquabats panel. These guys have been trying to make a TV show since the 90's and finally they are teaming up with the HUB network to bring us "The Aquabats Super Show". Best of luck to those guys.