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What image format should I use for my comic?

Brock Beauchamp
May 20, 2016

Disclaimer: I’m a senior front-end web developer by trade (and have been for over a decade), so I have a pretty solid grasp on the pros/cons of this argument. This is something I discuss with teammates ad nauseum. I’ve been in heated discussions with development teams of 30+ people over image formatting issues on multi-million dollar projects. I’m not trying to blow my own horn, merely explaining my history a bit so your first response isn’t “Who is this schmuck and why should I listen to him?” I certainly don’t know everything about the web – far from it – but my foundation... View Article

Come visit me at Wizard World Minneapolis and learn about making comics!

Brock Beauchamp
May 4, 2016

I will be attending Wizard World Minneapolis on May 6-8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis. You will be able to find me at table C28 in Artist’s Alley, surrounded by my fellow Twin Cities Comic Collective cohorts. I’ll be offering printed versions of my short story Duplicity and a slew of original art and prints. But… Are you interested in publishing your own digital comic but don’t know where to start? Join Doug Kallberg, Phil Juliano, Brad Perri, and myself at 12:30pm on Saturday for our panel “Doodles to Downloads: Developing your own Digital Comic“. Between the four... View Article

Episode 76: Deadly Class and Scurry

Nick Hemsing
May 2, 2016

Everyone reading this is lucky to have lived in a time when Prince was alive. Brock, as a fan and Minnesotan, talks a little bit about the passing of the man. Even though this is a comic book podcast, you can’t have someone like Prince pass and not feel it. In the reviews for this week Brock and Nick look at some deadly teenagers doing some teenagery things (ok, not all teenagers train to be assassins, but they can be pretty angsty) in another Image Comic, Deadly Class. Also, because Brock hates animals acting like people he made sure to... View Article

Episode 75: Bodies and The Mire

Nick Hemsing
April 18, 2016

This week’s comic book podcast is has very little mention of Batman v Superman and that’s probably a good thing. However, there is a bunch of comic book TV out right now so Brock and Nick talk about what they have time to watch (and what one of them doesn’t make time to watch but instead watching cooking shows). The volume review for the week is Bodies from Vertigo. A similar dead body popping up in different times in England’s past and future becomes a mystery for detectives with challenges of their own. The single issue for the week is... View Article

Episode 74: The Arrival and Batman v Superman

Nick Hemsing
April 4, 2016

Being a poor immigrant must be one of the most disorienting ordeals that anyone could endure. That would go double for those that do so because they are fleeing something horrible in their own land. The Arrival from Shaun Tan seems like an ernest attempt to convey that experience without words. Brock and Nick would argue it is more successful without them. Getting the nice, positive, review for this comic book podcast out of the way, Nick is a sadist who forced Brock to watch Batman V Superman. Yes, it gave WB more money, but the desire to drink in... View Article

Episode 73: The Spirit – Then and Now

Nick Hemsing
March 28, 2016

When delving into the past, modern sensibilities are doomed to be a little offended. When visiting 1940’s comics for kids, the reality of the racism that was endemic of that time is a shock to the system. So, when Brock and Nick review Will Eisner’s The Spirit (the original) a wall was hit. The wall of Ebony White is something that had Eisner answered questions about before, but the views of society and these podcasters might still have changed enough to find that character impossible to put aside. The nostalgia of these characters still inspire modern creators to want to... View Article