“CCC” (not to be misread as CCA, har har) is a comic by Alejandro Cordova Olvera, also known as the alias “Vinnie Veritas”. I mentioned this comic because I love it. A lot:
I was first entranced by it when I actually saw his flash videos first (read lower about it). He used a mouse to draw the images frame by frame, a very tedious process that was well rewarded. Later I found his pencil drawings of the comic (which were INCREDIBLY detailed), and although in spanish, I’d still look at the drawings. Then the artist translated it, and it got even better. I have drawn a bunch of fanart for him, and decided to mail the ones that I could still find in my room for him! Mailed artwork all the way to Mexico!
He sent me a photo of it when he got it! Awww…look how damn happy he is :P
Here’s some information about the comic itself (taken from the website):
“Almost 7 years ago I started working on a project where I would put everything I had drawn, characters, concepts and nonsense that came up while I was growing up .. it was so much I chose a city to put it all in. Like all people who draw, I abandoned many comics and concepts that I thought, sucked.. but I promised myself when I was around 19 years old that I would not abandon this one”
“CCC is the name of the second largest city there is, is not an acronym or an abbreviation for something, CCC: The city of opportunies tells the story of Lucio Vasalle and his misadventures as a newcomer to CCC, comics, drawings and animations are related, they all have bits of story about the characters and their past, you are welcome to explore all this and draw your own conclusions, if you look closely you may find something that someone hasn’t noticed yet (:” -Vinnie Veritas
CCC is originally a comic in spanish, but a while ago the artist translated it all into english, which is great. The dialogue in the english version is hilarious and awesome. I don’t mean grammer or typos, I just mean the dialogue:
The drawings are quite unique. Perky characters with designs that make no sense in real life, yet totally awesome because it doesn’t. Vampires, robots, voodoo, umbrellas, and more! Oh, and did I ever mentioned he made a bunch of awesome flash videos too?
To sum up what I’m saying, watch this video: http://vinnieveritas.com/flash/ccc/rush-2/ (sorry I’m not sure how to embed this one into this blog post)
I would say this is very impressive work for a guy who was doing it with a mouse (recently got tablet though, let’s see what’s coming up next time!) Also, go check out more at http://vinnieveritas.com/flash/ccc/ <–all these flash videos are about different lives and characters of CCC, the comic (the world doesn’t revolve around one person!)
So…check out the comic. Read the comic carefully, as there are all sorts of hidden images…if you can see them :P
I was pretty satisfied when he received confirmation….and I think I will be setting up a blog contest soon too!