PP12: Breakroom Studios is creating Podcasts and Videos

Get to know Chris Quandt, Chris Cowan and Nate Henderson, who are creating comedy podcasts and videos from Breakroomstudios.

About Quandt, Cowan and Nate

Cowan and Quandt met when they both became engaged (and subsequently married) to two girls who happen to be sisters, and have been best friends since! With a mutual interest in acting and creative media, podcasting seemed like a natural outlet!

Quandt’s friend Nate joined later and fit in perfectly!

Podcasting

When podcasting took off in iTunes and Garageband, Cowan posted on MySpace, asking if anyone was interested in starting a podcast with him. Quandt and another friend, Brandon P. Turner both replied, and started creating a podcast called The MadCast. Brandon eventually moved away, later replaced by Nate Henderson.

The MadCast was eventually replaced by a similar podcast called No Show, which was later replaced by their current podcast, Pop Mockers.

A standard feature of their earlier podcasts was a comedy skit featuring two office co-workers, Hank and Hal, who often had zany conversations in the company’s break room. When Cowan, Quandt and Nate began doing more than just a single podcast, they adopted “Breakroom Studios” as the umbrella for their various projects.

Breakroom Studios

In addition to Pop Mockers, other podcasts include Hank and HalThe Truth About Special Needs, and, of course, Patreon Podcast.

Breakroom Studios has also created several videos, including The Hank and Hal Movie, parts One and Two, as well as an ambitious webseries, The Bible News Network.

Breakroom Studios’ Patreon Page

Highlights from Breakroom Studios’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include raffles, showtunes, and personalized songs!
  • Milestone goals include livestreams, making Hank and Hal part 3 and bringing back The Bible News Network!

Connect with Breakroom  Studios

Patreon | @breakroomstudio | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com

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PP11: Dan and Nick Sharp are creating The Demon Archives

Get to know brothers Dan and Nick Sharp, who are creating the post-apocalyptic webcomic, The Demon Archives. WARNING: May contain EXCLUSIVE SPOILERS!

About Dan & Nick

Dan and Nick grew up imagining complicated fantasy worlds and RPG adventures. Nick has ideas for the story and provides the funds for it, while Daniel writes the story for their artist, Seba, to create.

The Demon Archives

Nick had the original idea for The Demon Archivesand Daniel developed it further while taking a creative writing course. The story takes place 100 years after World War III, and follows some of the post-apocalyptic survivors, including a high-tech organization called Minerva.

Dan’s favorite page so far:

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Nick’s favorite page so far:

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The Demon Archives Patreon Page

Highlights from The Demon Archives’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include advanced view of upcoming pages, posters, and an opportunity to help develop characters.
  • Milestone goals include bonus art and more frequent releases.

 

Mentioned Links

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BaseCamp project management tool

DemonArchives.com

Favorite Quote

Connect with Dan & Nick

Patreon | @demonarchives | Facebook | YouTube
DemonArchives.com

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PP10: M. Alice LeGrow is creating Stories About Being A Birthday Party Princess (FIXED)

Get to know Marty, who is creating a blog, illustrations and videos about being a party princess!

About Marty

Marty is a comic book cartoonist, cosplayer, and all-around geek from Texas!

Her favorite blog post/illustration so far:

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Being a Princess

Marty got started in the Party Princess business when her friend mentioned it to her. Since she was already a cosplayer, the job made sense. One day, she got the idea to start an Ask a Party Princess post in the forums at SomethingAwful.com [membership required], and started sharing stories, complete with illustrations! The post quickly went viral and started showing up in major media outlets like HuffPost.

She has since moved the discussion to her blog, How Wonderful!, where she posts stories, illustrations and videos!

Marty’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Party Princess’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include answering viewer questions, exclusive video messages, and free customized princess videos!
  • Milestone goals include “Story With A Princess” videos, Fish Puppet fan mail, and Princess Music Video!
  • Supporting Marty will also allow her to make more unpaid appearances at charity events such as children’s hospitals and Walk for Wishes.

Favorite Quote

Connect with Marty

Patreon | @AssassinSparkle | Facebook | Instagram  birthdaypartyprincess.tumblr.com | bizenghast.com

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PP09: Mari Cody is creating Art & Photography

Get to know Mari Cody; artist, photographer and… unicorn?

About Mari

Mari is a photographer, cat-whisperer, innovative knitter and unicorn from San Diego.

Photography

Mari got started in photography at age 10, when she received a camera as a gift. She is self-taught, which allows her to think outside of the box with her photography, but also sometimes results in her photos not quite matching up to what others might consider “technically” correct.

She sees photography as a way to capture the beauty in things that are often easily overlooked. Recently, she has begun working more on macro photography; capturing tiny subjects in a large way.

Here are some of her favorite works (click for the full image):

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Mari’s Patreon Page

Highlights from Mari’s Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include digital downloads of photos, postcards, and even photobooks!
  • Milestone goals include a new camera and studio equipment and travel costs.

Favorite Quote

Connect with Mari

Patreon | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
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PP08: Andy Hunter is creating Noah’s Brother’s Ark

Get to know cartoonist Andy Hunter, who is creating a hilarious webcomic called Noah’s Brother’s Ark!

About Andy

Andy has always been an artist since childhood, listing the original Looney Tunes as being among his early influences. He currently works full-time creating computer animations for film and TV, and started Noah’s Brother’s Ark as a creativepersonal outlet.

Noah’s Brother’s Ark

Telling the hilarious untold story of young Leon’s efforts to gain his older brother’s respect, Noah’s Brother’s Ark is Andy’s first official comic project.

Andy’s favorite page so far features Bunny and Ortiz, the two hardest working cops in the NAPD (Noah’s Ark Police Department), at the end of a hard day’s work:

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(Click for full page)

Andy’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Noah’s Brother’s Ark Patreon Page:

  • Patron incentives include a physical copy of each comic book edition of Noah’s Brother’s Ark as it is released.
  • Milestone goals include coloring page versions of the comic, website upgrades and increased page frequency.

Favorite Quote

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” -Edison

“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” -G.K. Chesterton

Connect with Andy

Patreon | @Noahs_Bros_Ark | Facebook
NoahsBrothersArk.com

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