Independent Comic Books & Podcasts

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

Episode 26: Wanted and The Adventures of Dr. McNinja

Nick Hemsing
December 11, 2013

In this week’s comic book podcast, we’re back after a brief holiday hiatus to announce we are going on another brief holiday hiatus! Our end of the year projects are stacking up so this will be the last CCCP podcast of 2013. We’re messing with the format to try to talk about more webcomics, so this episode is the first of that new focus. First up, we talk a little about the relationship between comics and the movies they spawn. Does the movie sell the comic book? This conversation might be related to Wanted, Mark Millar’s all supervillain 6 issue... View Article

Early Concept Art

Brock Beauchamp
December 9, 2013

It has been a few weeks since I last posted. I’ve been working on a new script idea, something that I could finish in a reasonable amount of time (1-2 years). A true “graphic novel”, a story with a beginning, middle, and end that can be read in a single (albeit long) sitting. Initially, I had another idea I was going to run with and even went so far as to write a 25+ page outline with 5+ pages of semi-finished script. Ultimately, the project became too unwieldy and a bit directionless and I abandoned it for the time being.... View Article

Katniss Everdeen Watercolor

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
Brock Beauchamp
November 20, 2013

More watercolor! Again, I’m playing with messy styles and seeing what works and what doesn’t. One of the things I like is the paint spatter effect I’ve used with varying success in the past few paintings. One thing I need to work on is color vibrancy. I have a tendency to work in too low an opacity with the paint, which means the colors de-saturate more than I’d like in the finalized piece. I’m going to continue playing around with different brushes and opacity levels to see if I can up the saturation and speed up how quickly I can... View Article

Stormtrooper Watercolor

Brock Beauchamp
November 18, 2013

More art! In place of a podcast this week, I’ll be posting several pieces of art instead. Expect to see the podcast return next Monday… This is my favorite piece in awhile… I wanted to play around with composition and different brushes in Corel Painter and a (mostly) black and white image of a Stormtrooper seemed like good subject matter. Given my *adoration* of Star Wars, it’s a bit surprising that I don’t draw more material from George Lucas’ opus. With the comic idea I’m tossing around in my head (and Google Docs) lately, I continue to consider a loose,... View Article