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Frederick Gallagher (born 1969) is an American illustrator who has become a full-time web cartoonist. He is best known as the artist, co-creator, and now full owner of Megatokyo. He also goes by the name of Piro, the main character of Megatokyo, whom he has stated is an idealized version of himself when he was in college.[1] He took this name from the name of the cat in the visual novel Kanon.[2] Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... A visual novel is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics, usually with anime-style art. ... Not to be confused with Canon (manga). ...


Gallagher lives with his wife Sarah in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are expecting their first child in December 2007.[3] He has traveled to Japan several times but, contrary to popular belief, is not fluent in Japanese.[4] “Ann Arbor” redirects here. ...

Contents

Projects

The Fine Red Cat

The Fine Red Cat[5] (1993) is a children's book by Jennifer Ann Gallagher, Fred Gallagher's sister. It is notable as the first published work Gallagher illustrated. [6] Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Megatokyo

Main article: Megatokyo

The webcomic Megatokyo started its run on August 14, 2000 in collaboration with Rodney Caston, who owned the domain and wrote many of the scripts for the first year and a half, while Gallagher was responsible for the artwork. Due to creative differences, Caston agreed to sell his share in the venture to Gallagher in May 2002. (See Megatokyo for further detail) Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Rodney L. Caston (born 13 May 1977) is an American Unix systems engineer, freelance writer and is the co-creator and original writer of the popular comic book series Megatokyo. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for May, 2002. ... Megatokyo is a webcomic created by Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, debuting on August 14, 2000,[1] and then written and illustrated solely by Gallagher as of July 17, 2002. ...


Megatokyo's success has allowed Gallagher to pursue it as a full time occupation since October 2002, after being laid off from his job as an architect. Megatokyo in its entirety is available free of charge at the Megatokyo website, with strips being paired with comments from Gallagher. Gallagher's income from the strip comes solely from advertising, sales of Megatokyo books and merchandise sold through the Megagear store website which he owns. October 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // Events October 31, 2002 The Russian Health Minister Yuri Shevchenko has now stated that the incapacitating agent used in the storming of the Moscow theatre siege was a fentanyl derivative. ...


Since Gallagher attained full control over the strip, it has now more reflected his vision, with an increasingly complex cast of characters, and a far slower pace than the original strips. The influence of Japanese manga and computer dating sims can be seen in both the character design, plotline and storytelling. While this has earned praise from some critics, it has also alienated some fans of the earlier strips, which were more comical, relying more on humor, slapstick, gags, and simpler storylines. This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ...


None of the Megatokyo strips are inked, but rather drawn in pencil, and scanned. Gallagher's attention to detail extends to the frames, which he hand-draws for each strip.


Fredart

Fredart is a collection of Gallagher's works dating back several years. It includes development sketches from other projects, such as Warmth. Since Megatokyo began, most of the content has been focused on characters from that project.


Fredart Studios LLC is the name of the company that officially owns the trademark to Megatokyo and Fred's other works. Megagear Inc. is the company owned and operated by Fred and his wife Sarah that runs the MegaGear store which sells Megatokyo related merchandise.


envelop(e)

A doujinshi work of Gallagher's from 1999. As he describes it: Dōjinshi (; also romanized as doujinshi) are self-published Japanese works, including but not limited to comic books (manga), novels, fan guides, art collections, and games. ... This article is about the year. ...

Using the format of an illustrated story, 'envelop(e)' tells the story of how a misplaced envelope and love letter causes confusion between childhood friends who never really understood how much they meant to each other before.

Warmth

Warmth is a more serious love story on which Gallagher was working before Megatokyo, but it was pushed into the background when Megatokyo became popular. A few chapters of Warmth were released in the early issues of I.C. Entertainment's AmeriManga magazine. Gallagher has stated a number of times that he has not given up on the property, and will continue it in the future. Gallagher has released a sample and many other drawings that include characters who will be featured in Warmth. Studio IronCat (formely I.C. Entertainment) is a small publishing company in the United States dedicated to publication of comics. ...


The main characters of Warmth are called Tom Moore, Tobari Saeko, and Shizuhara Eimi.


Blurred

Blurred was a semi-erotic experimental art website, created by Gallagher in 1998 using the pen name "blurri." Gallagher later took it offline for personal reasons, but a discussion on February 2, 2006 on 4chan started a coordinated attempt to discover the contents of this website. On June 8, 2006, Gallagher again allowed public access to the "blurred" site, and mentioned it in his newspost on Megatokyo, in order to end the controversy.[7] is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Title TBA

Fred Gallagher announced that, some time in 2007, megagear (the Megatokyo store) will release a mini doujinshi. Little to nothing is known about this project, but we can expect to see it later in the year. "We are looking forward to a great 2007. Megatokyo Volume 5 will be released in the Spring and we have lots of other new items planned including a skateboard deck, the first Megatokyo calendar, clocks, and a mini doujinshi for later in the year. "


It is possible that this is an endgames doujinshi. "But maybe 2 regularly delivered comics with everything else you expect from these websites - rants, updates, etc - including some other projects like maybe 'warmth' getting off the ground (and that endgames doujin i want to do)... we'll see."


Achievements

One of the most popular artists at United States anime conventions, Fred Gallagher has appeared at Otakon in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005 [8], and also has appeared frequently at A-Kon, Sakura-Con, and Comic-Con International.[9] Anime Central was the first anime convention where he sat for a panel discussion.[10] Amid much controversy, Fred largely ignored Anime Central's tenth anniversary all while praising and attending Sakura-Con's same achievement. He is also credited with being the first American manga artist to be a guest at Anime Expo Tokyo.[11] “Animé” redirects here. ... Otakon is a fan convention focusing on the art of anime and manga, East Asian culture, and its fandom. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Project A-Kon (or just A-Kon) is an anime convention held annually in Dallas, Texas, usually lasting three days on or near Memorial Day in May or June. ... Sakura-Con is an anime convention sponsored by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA). ... Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. ... Anime Central (ACen for short) is an anime convention that is held yearly in Rosemont, Illinois, in the United States. ... Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, is an anime convention that usually takes place on the July 4th weekend for 4 days each year in Southern California. ...


At conventions, Fred Gallagher hosts a panel based on the "Naze Nani Megatokyo" ("The Hows and Whys of Megatokyo") omake comic strips,[12] an idea borrowed from an anime series, Martian Successor Nadesico[13]. The panel contained Gallagher and Rodney Caston (before Caston left the project due to their differences in creativity), and was also known to contain Dominic Nguyen. Gallagher has also attended anime conventions outside of the United States. He was Guest of Honour at Aya Again, an anime con located in Northampton, UK, at the start of November 2003.[14] He was slated to appear at the 2006 German convention Connichi in Kassel.[15] However, due to errors in registering his wife's ticket, this was canceled. Omake (お負け but often written オマケ) means extra or bonus in Japanese. ... It has been suggested that Naze Nani Nadesico be merged into this article or section. ... Rodney L. Caston (born 13 May 1977) is an American Unix systems engineer, freelance writer and is the co-creator and original writer of the popular comic book series Megatokyo. ... Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2003. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city of Kassel in Hessen, Germany. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Gallagher, Fred (June 8, 2006). Fred Gallagher states that the character "Piro" is an idealized version of Gallagher himself when he was in college. Retrieved on July 1, 2006.
  2. ^ Gallagher, Fred (October, 3, 2001). Fred Gallagher talks about the origin of Piro's name in his blog. Retrieved on June 28, 2006.
  3. ^ Gallagher, Fred (2007-07-10). "Kodansha to publish MT in Japan". Retrieved on 2007-07-11. “Oh, and by condition i mean that Sarah and I are expecting our first child early this December. :) Or sooner. Or later.”
  4. ^ Gallagher, Fred (November 27, 2002). Fred Gallagher comments on his not being fluent in the Japanese language. Retrieved on June 14, 2006.
  5. ^ ISBN 1-880851-10-5
  6. ^ Homepage of The Fine Red Cat (February 23, 1997). Retrieved on June 30, 2006.
  7. ^ Gallagher, Fred (June 8, 2006). Fred Gallagher details Blurred and announces that the site is once more open to the public. Retrieved on June 14, 2006.
  8. ^ Fred Gallagher's webpage at Anime News Network. Retrieved on June 29, 2006.
  9. ^ Fred Gallagher's biography at AnimeCons.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2006.
  10. ^ Fred Gallagher mentions that Megatokyo's first panel presentation was held at Anime Central. Retrieved on July 1, 2006.
  11. ^ Megatokyo goes to Tokyo. Retrieved on June 29, 2006.
  12. ^ Gallagher, Fred (July 25, 2002). List of Megatokyo events at Otakon 2002, including a brief description of "Naze Nani Megatokyo live". Retrieved on July 1, 2006.
  13. ^ Gallagher, Fred (December, 8, 2000). Freg Gallagher mentions the inspiration for "Naze Nani Megatokyo. Retrieved on July 1, 2006.
  14. ^ Aya Again 2003 details at AnimeCons.com. Retrieved on June 29, 2006.
  15. ^ Fred Gallagher zu Gast auf der Connichi 2006. Retrieved on Aug 6, 2006.

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See also

Rodney L. Caston (born 13 May 1977) is an American Unix systems engineer, freelance writer and is the co-creator and original writer of the popular comic book series Megatokyo. ...

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