Independent Comic Books & Podcasts

Daenerys Targaryen Watercolor

Brock Beauchamp
February 10, 2014

I haven’t had a ton of time to draw or paint lately, as I’ve been overwhelmed with website development work that has kept me away from the art table, digital or analog. I’m also working on a *very* short story concept that I hope to begin drawing in the next few weeks… I figure that even I can continue working on a project long enough to complete a meager 24 page story. While I work out the kinks on my 160+ page story, I’ll work on that to get back into a workflow and drawing sequential art, which is very... View Article

Protecting WordPress and your website

Brock Beauchamp
February 9, 2014

It has come to my attention that WordPress is currently under the largest brute force attack in its history. What is a brute force attack? Well, it’s pretty simple… It’s when a botnet is created that uses thousands of computers that repeatedly try password and username combinations to gain access to your WordPress control panel and, therefore, your entire website. Once they have access to your site, they can do pretty much anything they want with it, including the addition of malware (the most common goal) or simply breaking/deleting your site. I’ll get right down to it. Here are a... View Article

Episode 30: Sweet Tooth and The Specialists

Nick Hemsing
February 5, 2014

More Post-Apocalyptic Worlds and Nazi Threats Nick and Brock start out this week’s comic book podcast talking about the unfortunate death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose. They also tackle more announcements from Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film and give their thoughts on Jeremy Irons as the stalwart butler to Bruce Wayne, Alfred, and Jesse Eisenberg’s casting as a young and coiffed Lex Luthor. Interesting casting choices all around. Then they get into comics. First up is Jeff Lemire’s book, Sweet Tooth, which evoked mixed responses from Nick and Brock. Both saw good and bad... View Article

Episode 29: 100 Bullets and Gone with the Blastwave

Brock Beauchamp
January 27, 2014

Revenge Fantasies Galore and the Boredom of Soldiers Revenge stories seem to touch us all and Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets is one of the better revenge fantasy stories we’ve ever read. He mixes in episodic revenge fantasy with over-arching Illuminati-style subterfuge themes. We also talk a little Star Wars news, how JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are switching up the themes of Episode Seven to bring focus back to the familiar trio of Han, Luke, and Leia. Not comic related but we’re several different shades of geek and our interests span well outside the realm of comics. Our webcomic this... View Article

Episode 28: Hawkeye and Digger

Nick Hemsing
January 20, 2014

More Image and Edwardian London Zombies In this week’s comic book podcast, we kick off with another excuse to mention Constantine, this time regarding the greenlit NBC show that makes us more than a little uneasy. We’re also moving ahead with the new format and that mean’s were looking at a one current comic and one webcomic. This week, Brock tricked Nick into reading an actual Marvel Universe comic in Hawkeye. It’s the Swiss Army arrow hero with a new feel in his normal, non-Avenger life. Is the book missing enough of the superhero feel for Nick to get into... View Article

Episode 27: Best of 2013

Nick Hemsing
January 13, 2014

In the latest comic book podcast, Nick and Brock wanted to do a 2013 recap, they just didn’t realize that Brock would be down with the flu for two weeks. They’re now back and looking at their favorite comics from 2013 and taking a last shot at their least favorite. Nick kicks off the first podcast of 2014 by talking about some Preacher news, as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing a pilot for AMC. Everyone is excited, but it’s a complex property to handle and have reservations about its execution. Nick apologizes for some sound issues with his... View Article