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Episode 78: Preacher

Nick Hemsing
July 11, 2016

The time has come. Brock and Nick have put off this book for long enough and it’s time for them to talk about it. Preacher. This podcast does not exist without Preacher, unless Brock found another co-host that likes comics and happened to name it the same thing, but Preacher is what got Nick into comics. There is no way for Nick to do proper justice to this book but seeing as it has a show (finally), it cannot be ignored. So, if you haven’t read Preacher, do so now. If you want a snarky tearing apart of this book,... View Article

Episode 77: Lost at Sea

Nick Hemsing
June 6, 2016

Brock and Nick finally have a podcast in person! Ok, this is probably more of a novelty to them than anyone else, but it is the first time they’ve actually recorded in the same since they started this comic book podcast. You’d think this would mean a longer recording, but, for some reason, they only reviewed one book this week, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s pre-Scott Pilgrim, soul-searching Lost at Sea. They also had to talk about Captain America: Civil War, because you need the hot take of 2 indie comic reviewers that finally get around to talking about it several weeks... View Article

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