Today’s Art (21st June 2016)

Woo hoo! It’s a new self-contained 8-9 page comic, starring Derek and Rox from “Damania” (the last “Derek & Rox” comic was made in 2013). If you want to see more of Derek and Rox (plus a couple of other characters) they also appear in comics here, here, here, here, here and here.

I don’t know why, but it always annoys me slightly when let’s players on Youtube use cheat codes when playing classic FPS games. Yes, there are a few circumstances where cheats genuinely come in handy, but most old games were carefully designed to be “challenging, but fair“.

Stay tuned for the final page tomorrow 🙂

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "The 'Let's Play' - Page 7" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The ‘Let’s Play’ – Page 7” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (20th June 2016)

Woo hoo! It’s a new self-contained 8-9 page comic, starring Derek and Rox from “Damania” (the last “Derek & Rox” comic was made in 2013). If you want to see more of Derek and Rox (plus a couple of other characters) they also appear in comics here, here, here, here, here and here.

Does anyone else tend to do this a lot in classic FPS games?

Stay tuned for page seven tomorrow 🙂

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "The 'Let's Play' - Page 6" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The ‘Let’s Play’ – Page 6” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (18th June 2016)

Woo hoo! It’s a new self-contained 8-9 page comic, starring Derek and Rox from “Damania” (the last “Derek & Rox” comic was made in 2013). If you want to see more of Derek and Rox (plus a couple of other characters) they also appear in comics here, here, here, here, here and here.

This is probably my favourite page of the comic so far, but I still don’t quite know the difference between a bordello and a bawdy house. I presume that the latter could only be found in Victorian London.

And, yes, Derek’s dialogue in the final panel was originally a lot more articulate and cynical, but I worried that it was perhaps too cynical, so I altered it to something a lot shorter.

And, for the record, I have very mixed views about the sudden increase in political criticism of games over the past 3-6 years. In some ways, it’s a really good thing – in other ways it isn’t.

If it leads to more well-written and interesting characters, a wider range of playable characters, more complex storytelling in some genres of games, a greater diversity of game types, more 1990s-style indie adventure games that will actually run on my computer etc… then all of this political criticism is undeniably good.

But, if it leads to censorship and an end to the rebelliousness that games and game culture used to have, then all of this modern “liberal” games criticism is just as bad as the “conservative” moral panics about violent videogames in the 1990s.

Games are art, but they’re also still a relatively new medium and this “newness” won’t last forever, so game developers may as well enjoy shocking the establishment before they fully end up joining it.

Stay tuned for page five tomorrow 🙂

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[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE]  "The Let's Play- Page 4" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The Let’s Play- Page 4” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th June 2016)

Woo hoo! It’s a new self-contained 8-9 page comic, starring Derek and Rox from “Damania” (the last “Derek & Rox” comic was made in 2013). If you want to see more of Derek and Rox (plus a couple of other characters) they also appear in comics here, here, here, here, here and here.

Well, now you know why FPS game protagonists in the 1990s sometimes wore shades.

Stay tuned for page four tomorrow 🙂

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[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "The 'Let's Play - Page 3" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The ‘Let’s Play – Page 3” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 16th June 2016)

Woo hoo! It’s a new self-contained 8-9 page comic, starring Derek and Rox from “Damania” (the last “Derek & Rox” comic was made in 2013). If you want to see more of Derek and Rox (plus a couple of other characters) they also appear in comics here, here, here, here, here and here.

And, yes, for the record, I was a Nintendo kid in the 1990s.

Stay tuned for page three tomorrow 🙂

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[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "The 'Let's Play' - Page 2" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The ‘Let’s Play’ – Page 2” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (15th June 2016)

Woo hoo! It’s a new self-contained 8-9 page comic, starring Derek and Rox from “Damania” (the last “Derek & Rox” comic was made in 2013). If you want to see more of Derek and Rox (plus a couple of other characters) they also appear in comics here, here, here, here, here and here.

The great thing about this comic is the fact that I actually had to make up a fictional “banned” 1990s computer game for the simple reason that no computer games were banned in the UK during the 1990s (and, “Carmageddon” doesn’t really count – since it was later passed by the censors after certain edits were made. Still, a few 1990s games suffered official censorship changes in the UK, including “Shadow Warrior”, “Phantasmagoria II: A Puzzle Of Flesh” and “Harvester” [?]).

Stay tuned for page 2 tomorrow 🙂

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[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "The ' Let's Play' - Page 1" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The ‘ Let’s Play’ – Page 1” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (30th October 2015 )

Treasure! Cosmic horrors! A cold day in hell! Yes, what else could it be but page eight of “The Horror Of Hardtalon Hall”? This is a new short comic which I decided to make for Halloween and it’s kind of a follow-up to my “Diabolical Sigil” horror/comedy comic from earlier this year.

Anyway, stay tuned for the shocking conclusion of this comic tomorrow night 🙂

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "The Horror Of Hardtalon Hall - Page 8 " By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “The Horror Of Hardtalon Hall – Page 8 ” By C. A. Brown