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

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Well, in case you missed any of it, here are all six comics from my “Damania Resized” webcomic mini series 🙂 If you want to check out any of my other mini series, links to them (and info about future comics) can be found on this page.

This mini series was an absolute joy to make 🙂 Following the abject failure of the previous mini series (where I’d tried a “back to basics” approach), I was slightly reluctant to make comics again. So, I knew that I had to change something.

In the end, I settled on making my comics larger (but sticking with the self-contained “newspaper comic” format that I used regularly in 2016). The larger size also meant that I had to use a slightly slower production schedule, which actually increased the quality of the comics – both in terms of art and writing- and made producing them even more fun 🙂

In addition to this, I also experimented with using slightly higher-quality watercolour paper for these comics (despite all of the usual digital editing, the grain of the paper is actually noticeable in a few panels).

Note: With the exception of the fourth comic (“Progressive”), the other five comics in this mini series are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. Since “progressive” features direct parodies of/visual references to copyrighted material, it is NOT released under a Creative Commons Licence.

You can also click on each comic update to see a larger version of it.

"Damania Resized - Nostalgia Cycle" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resized – Nostalgia Cycle” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Resized - Virtually Banned" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resized – Virtually Banned” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Resized - Cafe Writers" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resized – Cafe Writers” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Resized - Progressive" By C. A. Brown [Note: This comic update is NOT released under any kind of Creative Commons licence]

“Damania Resized – Progressive” By C. A. Brown [Note: This comic update is NOT released under any kind of Creative Commons licence]

“Damania Resized- Fighting The Loudness War” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Resized - Market" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resized – Market” By C. A. Brown

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

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Well, in case you missed any of it, I thought that I’d collect all six episodes of my recent webcomic mini series into one easy-to-read post. If you want to check out lots of (better) comics featuring these characters, then links to them can be found here.

This mini series was, to be honest, an abject failure. Basically, after finishing the last mini series, I didn’t make any comics for a little over a month (and just made my usual daily paintings instead). Since I was worried about comic burnout, I thought that I should make something.

So, I thought that I’d try to make an ‘old-school’ mini series that didn’t have a story or anything like that. Just self-contained comics, with the kind of simpler art that I used in 2016. I thought that it would be relaxing but, as you can probably tell from the emotional tone of the comics, it actually ended up being more of a stress than anything else.

Still, it wasn’t a total waste of time. I learnt what happens if I try to make comics when I’m uninspired. Likewise, I’m also quite happy that I can still switch back to the type of art that I used in 2016’s comics if I need to.

Whilst the first comic in this mini series (“Peak Performance”) is NOT released under any kind of creative commons licence. Comics 2-6 in this mini series ARE released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

Likewise, you can see a larger version of each comic update by clicking on it.

"Damania Relaxation - Peak Performance (With apologies to David Lynch)" By C. A. Brown [Note: This comic is NOT released under a Creative Commons licence of any kind].

“Damania Relaxation – Peak Performance (With apologies to David Lynch)” By C. A. Brown [Note: This comic is NOT released under a Creative Commons licence of any kind].

"Damania Relaxation - Timeline" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relaxation – Timeline” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relaxation - Word" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relaxation – Word” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relaxation - 1990s Survival Horror Games" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relaxation – 1990s Survival Horror Games” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relaxation - Reactions" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relaxation – Reactions” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relaxation - Bloatware" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relaxation – Bloatware” By C. A. Brown

The Complete “Damania Replicated” – All 12 Episodes Of The New Webcomic Mini Series By C. A. Brown

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Well, in case you missed any of it, here are all 12 “episodes” of my “Damania Replicated” webcomic mini series in one easy-to-read post.

Links to many more mini series can be found on this page. And, if you like the cyberpunk setting of this mini series, then be sure to check out “Damania Retrofuturistic” and “Damania Regenerated“.

This mini series was kind of a strange one, mostly since I came up with the idea for it during a spontaneous moment of inspiration (whilst watching “Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, I think) and wanted to get started on it right away. This, of course, meant that I didn’t get round to planning the whole thing in advance.

What this meant was that the art and writing quality varied slightly from comic to comic. Likewise, the mini series also contains a mixture of story-based comics and stand-alone comics too.

Plus, at one stage, I almost expected that this would turn into a much longer comic – especially given that it actually featured a secondary cast too. However, by the end, I was starting to feel the usual comic-related creative exhasution and decided to conclude it after twelve “episodes”. Still, for one of my recent mini series, this is probably slightly on the longer side.

As usual, these twelve comic updates are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. Likewise, you can click on each update to see a larger version if it is too small to read here.

"Damania Replicated - 15 Million" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – 15 Million” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated- Voice Over" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated- Voice Over” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Mixed Feelings" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Mixed Feelings” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - In Other News" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – In Other News” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Upgrade" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Upgrade” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Disguised" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Disguised” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Chips" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Chips” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Records" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Records” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Special Forces" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Special Forces” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Signs" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Signs” By C. A. Brown

 "Damania Replicated - Runners" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Runners” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Replicated - Gilded Age" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Replicated – Gilded Age” By C. A. Brown

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

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Well, in case you missed any of it, I thought that I’d collect all six “episodes” of my “Damania Recovery” webcomic mini series into one easy-to-read blog post. You can find links to many other mini series featuring these characters in the “2016” and “2017” segments of this page too 🙂

This mini series was kind of an interesting one. I’d originally planned to make a ten-part mini series called “Damania Review”, where the characters give sarcastic reviews of various films, games etc.. although this idea didn’t work out that well. Even so, I felt like I should make two mini series this month (the other one can be read here).

Since there were six days left in the month and since I’d watched a couple of series of “Poirot” on DVD a couple of weeks earlier, I wanted to make a “cosy” detective mystery comic. Surprisingly, making and planning this mini series was actually more challenging than usual, despite it’s shorter length (and a giant continuity error I’ve just noticed!).

For example, the mini series was originally going to have a totally different ending (where the obvious suspect was the murderer). But, about two-thirds of the way through making the mini series, I suddenly thought of a much better and significantly funnier way to end the comic. Seriously, this mini series has one of the best endings I’ve written in a while.

As usual, all six comic updates in this post are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. Likewise, you can click on each comic update to see a larger version of it if it’s too small to read here.

"Damania Recovery - Manor" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Recovery – Manor” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Recovery - Late" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Recovery – Late” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Recovery - Process" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Recovery – Process” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Recovery - BYOB" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Recovery – BYOB” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Recovery - Denouement (pt.1)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Recovery – Denouement (pt.1)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Recovery - Denouement (pt. 2)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Recovery – Denouement (pt. 2)” By C. A. Brown

The Complete “Damania Revelry” – All Eight Comics From The New Webcomic Mini Series By C. A. Brown

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Well, in case you missed any of it, here are all eight comics from my “Damania Revelry” webcomic mini series in one easy-to-read post. This mini series is also a partial remake of an old story arc from 2013 (the artwork looks terrible by my current standards, but the original story arc can be read here, here and here ).

If you want to check out quite a few other mini series, and get the latest news about the comics I will be posting here in the future, then check out this page.

I’d been meaning to do a festival themed mini series for a while, but I thought that I’d wait until it would be posted at the right time of year before I started making it.

This mini series was a lot of fun to make although, surprisingly, it ended up being more of a “traditional-style” mini series, since it didn’t actually have any real kind of plot or story to it.

As usual, all eight comics in this post are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. Likewise, you can click on each comic to see a larger version of it.

“Damania Revelry- Festival Queue” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revelry- Journal” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Revelry - Authentic" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revelry – Authentic” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revelry – Preparation” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Revelry - Rockstar" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revelry – Rockstar” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revlery – Bogs” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Revelry - Unsigned" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revelry – Unsigned” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Revelry - Aftermath" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revelry – Aftermath” By C. A. Brown

The Complete “Damania Relocated” – All Eight Episodes Of The New Webcomic Mini Series By C. A. Brown

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Well, in case you missed any of it, here are all eight comics from my “Damania Relocated” webcomic mini series in one easy-to-read post. Although this series technically follows on from the ending of the previous mini series, it pretty much stands on it’s own (if you ignore the first two panels of the first comic and the last one of the final comic).

Links to many more comics featuring the characters from this one can be found here.

All in all, this mini series was a lot of fun to make- but significantly more challenging than most of these mini series are. This was basically because I only planned about half of it before I started making it. Whilst this is highly inadvisable (always plan the whole series first!) it at least encouraged me to experiment with different panel layouts and to include more artistic detail.

However, the writing was something of a challenge and it took me quite a while to work out how the story of this mini series would go. At one point, Harvey and Roz were going to travel back to the UK early in the story. At another point, the second half of the comic was going to be a parody of “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, then it was going to be a parody of “Reservoir Dogs” for a while etc… So, yes, always plan your comic before you make it!

As usual, all eight comic updates in this post are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. Plus, you can click on each update to see a larger version if it’s too small to read.

"Damania Relocated - Long Gone" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – Long Gone” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relocated- Smart Business" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated- Smart Business” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relocated - Anachronism" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – Anachronism” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – Never Mind” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relocated - The Plan" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – The Plan” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relocated - Deal!" By C.A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – Deal!” By C.A. Brown

"Damania Relocated - Grand Theft" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – Grand Theft” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Relocated - Safe" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Relocated – Safe” By C. A. Brown

The Complete “Damania Regenerated” – All Eight Episodes Of The New Sci-Fi Comedy Horror Webcomic Mini Series By C. A. Brown

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Well, in case you missed any of it, I thought that I’d collect all eight ‘episodes’ of my “Damania Regenerated” webcomic mini series into one easy-to-read post. Links to other mini series can be found in the ‘2016’ and ‘2017’ sections of this page.

This mini series was a lot of fun to make and after the slight dip in quality during the last two mini series, the comic finally seems to be back to the high standard of my ‘time travel’ trilogy (part one, two, three). And, yes, I still seem to be in the mood for making narrative comics, rather than more traditional stand-alone comic updates, at the moment.

Although I’m honestly surprised that it took me this long to think of making a cyberpunk comic set on an abandoned space station – given that abandoned spaceships are one of my favourite locations in the sci-fi genre.

The main visual inspirations for the look of this mini series include “Blade Runner” (it inspires virtually every piece of sci-fi art I make), the colour scheme used in this really cool ‘Doom II’ WAD (but not the tiled walls – since they were probably more inspired by “Blade Runner” and “System Shock”), the original “System Shock”, the movie “Cube”, a classic TV show called “Red Dwarf”, and the 1990s in general (since dramatic/gothic lighting was far more common in things made in that decade).

Like with “Damania Retrofuturistic“, this comic also ended up being a lot more art-intensive than I expected. Although the art in this comic didn’t require the same level of digital editing as “Damania Retrofuturistic” did, each comic update still took me something like 2-3 hours to make!

As usual, all eight comic updates are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence. You can also click on each update to see a larger version of it if it’s too small to read.

"Damania Regenerated - Box" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Box” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Regenerated - Optimism" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Optimism” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated- Death Maze” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Killjoys” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Regenerated - Creatures" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Creatures” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Regenerated - Saferoom" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Saferoom” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Regenerated - Plan" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Plan” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Regenerated - Battle" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regenerated – Battle” By C. A. Brown