The Complete “Work In Progress” Line Art For My “Damania Retroactive” Webcomic Mini Series

Well, since my “Damania Retroactive” webcomic mini series finished recently, I thought that I’d do my usual thing of showing off the “work in progress” line art I scanned whilst making it (and apologies for the disruption to the scheduling of my “1990s films” review series that this post has caused).

Since this webcomic mini series was vaguely topical (I make these comics quite far in advance, so the time that the characters travel back to was actually the time I was making it), there were a surprising number of changes between the dialogue in the line art and in the finished comics.

This was mostly because I was influenced by events in the news at the time, or because I worried that parts of the dialogue might not sound emphatic enough or might sound too emphatic etc.. I also occasionally ended up rewriting parts of the dialogue and altering the characters’ expressions slightly too. Likewise, there were some fairly major changes to the second comic (even including changing the title of this comic from “Opinion” to “Time Troll” in the finished comic too).

As usual, you can click on each piece of line art to see a larger version of it.

“Damania Retroactive – Again (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Opinion (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Duplicity (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Double Derek (Again) (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Nostalgia (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Deus Ex Machina (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

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The Complete “Damania Retroactive” – All Six ‘Episodes’ Of The New Webcomic Mini Series By C. A. Brown

Well, in case you missed any of it, I thought that I’d collect all six comics from my “Damania Retroactive” webcomic mini series in one easy-to-read post. Links to lots of other comics featuring these characters can be found in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 segments of this page.

Surprisingly, I ended up making a narrative comic this time round (it’s been a few months since the last one of these). This was mostly because I was running out of enthusiasm/inspiration for self-contained comic updates. So, I thought that I’d make a time travel comic where Roz, Derek, Harvey and Rox travel back to the distant year of… 2017.

Although this mini series is self-contained, it is also something of a sequel to a few other narrative comics of mine. If you want to read up on the backstory, then read these mini series in this order: this one, then this one, then this one, then this one and then this one.

The initial inspirations for this mini series were some “post-modern” dialogue about the 19th century in a Christmas-themed episode of “Blackadder” and an episode of “Sliders” (called ‘Post-Traumatic Slide Syndrome’ where the main characters arrive in a very similar universe to their own).
Originally, this mini series was going to be a bit less “political”, but thanks to various shocking events in the news when I was preparing it (eg: the terrible far-right violence in America during August 2017) the mini series ended up being slightly more “left-wing” than I’d originally expected.

As usual, all six comic updates in this mini series are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. You can also click on each comic update to see a larger version of it too.

“Damania Retroactive – Again” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Time Troll” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive – Duplicity” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive -Double Derek (again)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive -Nostalgia” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Retroactive -Deus Ex Machina” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (25th June 2018)

Woo hoo! This is the sixth (and final) comic in my “Damania Retroactive” webcomic mini series. If you missed any of the story, I’ll post a full retrospective later tonight. In the meantime, you can check out lots of other comics here.

And, yes, given the amount of cynicism in the rest of the mini series, a happy “deus ex machina” ending seemed like a good idea. Hey, it worked in this TV show. And, yes, I decided to add the slightly clunky dialogue about passports to the third panel since, whilst planning the comic I suddenly thought “how the hell would they get through customs?“.

As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Retroactive -Deus Ex Machina” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 24th June 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the fifth (and penultimate) comic in “Damania Retroactive” – a webcomic mini series about time travel (it’ll hopefully be self-contained, but it is also a sequel to this mini series, then this one, then this one, then [sort of] this one and then this one). Yes, I’ve decided to go back to making narrative-based mini series again (in order to stay inspired).

And, this time, Harvey, Roz, Derek and Rox have travelled back to the distant year of… 2017. You can catch up on previous comics in this mini series here: Comic one, Comic two, Comic three, Comic four

But, yes, in case you haven’t read any of these comics before, Rox is something of a fan of the 1990s. In fact, she’s probably somewhat obssessed with it.

As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Retroactive -Nostalgia” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (23rd June 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the fourth comic in “Damania Retroactive” – a webcomic mini series about time travel (it’ll hopefully be self-contained, but it is also a sequel to this mini series, then this one, then this one, then [sort of] this one and then this one). Yes, I’ve decided to go back to making narrative-based mini series again (in order to stay inspired).

And, this time, Harvey, Roz, Derek and Rox have travelled back to the distant year of… 2017. You can catch up on previous comics in this mini series here: Comic one, Comic two, Comic three

As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Retroactive -Double Derek (again)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (22nd June 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the third comic in “Damania Retroactive” – a webcomic mini series about time travel (it’ll hopefully be self-contained, but it is also a sequel to this mini series, then this one, then this one, then [sort of] this one and then this one). Yes, I’ve decided to go back to making narrative-based mini series again (in order to stay inspired).

And, this time, Harvey, Roz, Derek and Rox have travelled back to the distant year of… 2017. You can catch up on previous comics in this mini series here: Comic one, Comic two

And, yes, this comic was prepared quite far in advance. So, hopefully, the dialogue about the world still being in one piece in the second panel will be accurate when it goes out. Then again, if it isn’t, then no-one is going to be reading this anyway. And that’s how to make timeless comics!

As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Retroactive – Duplicity” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (21st June 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the second comic in “Damania Retroactive” – a webcomic mini series about time travel (it’ll hopefully be self-contained, but it is also a sequel to this mini series, then this one, then this one, then [sort of] this one and then this one). Yes, I’ve decided to go back to making narrative-based mini series again (in order to stay inspired).

And, this time, Harvey, Roz, Derek and Rox have travelled back to the distant year of… 2017. You can catch up on previous comics in this mini series here: Comic one

Today’s comic update was kind of an interesting one. Originally, it was going to be one type of satirical comic, but it quickly ended up turning into another type of satirical comic fairly soon after I started making it. But, yes, things tend to go disasterously whenever Derek decides to express himself.

As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Retroactive – Time Troll” By C. A. Brown