Zenescope Entertainment has launched a new web series, appropriately called Comic Company, chronicling the insanity that takes place in their offices!
Have you ever thought a Zenescope comic book looked good enough to eat? Well you’re probably not alone, but be careful who you share that opinion with, especially when Zenescope’s actual Editor-in-Chief Ralph Tedesco is in the room! There are no actor stand-ins or animatronics here, the real miracle workers at Zenescope comics have brought cameras into their offices to give us a glimpse of what it’s really like to work for a comic book company. A pitch meeting is the set up for the first episode, and for the most part everyone manages to stay pretty professional, avoiding the temptation to chew scenery or ham it up for the camera. Everyone reacts differently to being recorded, and you can see it here too. Penguin looks a little lost in the lights, meanwhile Bigfoot doesn’t even seem to notice the glare of the lens, and it doesn’t look like he even tries to hide his disgust when Dave decides to contribute an idea. Trust me it’s a lot of fun, I laughed out loud at Dave’s suggestion, the grilled cheese thing was just so ridiculously random, although Red Riding Hood bacon does have a nice ring to it. The deadpan delivery of the line “please stop talking” was great, and the end of the meeting has what could be seen as a foreboding closing monologue.
The second episode was much shorter than the first, but still gave us some solid insights into how things work in the industry, as well as a chance to see some of the antics and hijinks that go on inside those walls. Zenescope looks like an exciting place to work for, and I’d really appreciate the relaxed dress code! Stephan Dupre provides a rockin’ theme for the series, one that really captures the liveliness of the crew and the work environment. The opening credits promise that we’ll see a lot more of that liveliness in future episodes, and the YouTube comments have people already clamoring for more Alice.
The web series isn’t the only great content on Zenescope’s page, there are also trailers, drawing tutorials, and announcements about upcoming projects. They’ve posted up a video from their company Christmas party, insights from creators, and lots of other good clean fun. Fresh episodes of Comic Company hit the net every new comic book day (or Wednesday for the layperson) which makes it easy enough to remember, but don’t forget to subscribe and stay up to date on all the other happenings as well!