Freed Presents: Call Center

Call Center

Call Center

 

 

 

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Short on money but big on ideas, an aspiring musician is forced to take a job at a local call center just to get by; struggling every day to find ways to quit his job, do his own thing, and get to the top of the music industry. 

Standing in his way are his bosses and shady corporate executives who want to see him rot away on the phones.

The CALL CENTER project…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Call Center Title Screen

Call Center Title Screen

What is The Call Center?

Designed and created by myself, Freddie “FREED” Walton; I started really getting heavy into the Call Center cartoon from a character design standpoint toward the latter half of 2012.  I went in on trying to design 8 characters that I could relate to from my time working at different call centers.

Call Center Main Cast

Call Center Main Characters: Alex The Anteater, Young Franklin, Peabody Smith

Every character has a unique personality that based on feedback of different traits and intangibles as well as emotions, hundreds of people have been able to relate to.

Call Center

Call Center Cast

In February of 2013, The Call Center won a Kickstart contest on AceofSales.com for the best new idea to kick off the New Year.  (http://blog.aceofsales.com/blog/champs-announced-2013-new-years-kickstart-challenge ) From that point, I knew I was on to something.

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A scene from the Call Center comic- Alex and Young Franklin

I love to create art, and with my 10 years of experience I have a large pool of stories to choose from.

Call Center

Call Center pot head character Scruffy McBiff

About the artist

I have drawn forever and a day.  I feel like I may have been born with a pencil in my hand!  I draw everything, and on everything.  I even sketch and doodle on gum wrappers.  I continue to consistently develop my skills and the knowledge of the software I use to create Call Center.

Call Center concept art

Call Center concept art

Do you ever feel you were so meant to do something that you are compelled to do it without thought?  I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with a pen and pad in my hand sketching and drawing.

Call Center-Peabody Smith, the Corporate Boss

Call Center-Peabody Smith, the Corporate Boss

I also like to paint, sculpt and make crazy things out of play-doh with my two young children.

The main character

The main character

I’m the guy on the phone with a client doodling away with thoughts of doing this full time.  It’s been my dream forever to share my art with the world.

Call Center post it note

Call center concept art

Call Center concept art

 Inspiration for “Call Center”

Again, pulling from years of working in Call Centers and Office Jobs, the struggle was always finding a way to get out and make your own mark on the world.

Call center concept art

Call Center concept art

Forever an artist and a creator; I decided to take my art to the next level and poke fun at the corporate world.  Call Center was born from my everyday experiences grinding away at 9-5 gigs. 

An early concept of Peabody Smith

An early concept of Peabody Smith

Call Center

Call Center

Call Center concept art

Call Center Concept art

What will the final cartoon look and feel like?

The feel of this is Family Guy meets Office Space meets Friday. This is a fresh approach on the Office Comedy genre that shows the struggle of creative artists who face the dilemma of chasing their dream vs. paying the bills. 

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Peabody Smith Early Concept art

Main character    

A sketch/storyboard of the trailer for Call Center

A sketch/storyboard of the trailer for Call Center

Peabody Smith, the Corporate boss concept art

Peabody Smith, the Corporate boss concept art

Concept art for Alex the Anteater-more attitude in this design

Concept art for Alex the Anteater-more attitude in this design

2 comments

  1. I just seen this website on your IG page!!! This is so cool… I understand your plight completely… I left my job two years ago to pursue my art full time…. It’s been great but recently slowed up so I’m back at the call centers (inbound) answering questions all day… I will definitely be getting back to pursuing my art full time again…

    Your work is great and your ideas are amazing… I hope your seen by the right person/company that can take you to the next level!!!!

    BTW this is @PennyCandyCraftShop on IG

    • Thank you! That is very cool to see and very encouraging. As artists and creators we should definitely encourage one another to produce the absolute best at the highest levels consistently. I wish you nothing but success!

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