Today’s Art (22nd July 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the third part of “Damania Resort” – a new story-based webcomic mini series that follows on from the ending of my previous mini series. If you missed any of this mini series, previous updates can be read here: Part One, Part Two,

You can also check out lots of other comics featuring these characters on this page.

And yes, for once, Derek is actually innocent! Who would have thought it?

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Resort – Stupor” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (21st July 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the second part of “Damania Resort” – a new story-based webcomic mini series that follows on from the ending of my previous mini series. If you missed any of this mini series, previous updates can be read here: Part One,

You can also check out lots of other comics featuring these characters on this page.

And, yes, if you haven’t read any of these comics before, Roz is something of an anarchist. And Harvey has solved a number of comedic, compelling and cryptic cases.

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Resort – Anarchy” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (20th July 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the first part of “Damania Resort” – a new story-based webcomic mini series that follows on from the ending of my previous mini series. This mini series is planned to be eight comics long, although I don’t know if I’ll end up reducing it to six. You can also check out lots of other comics featuring these characters on this page.

Murder? In paradise? Well, it has been way too long since Harvey last got to solve a case. And, if you’re puzzled about Rox’s “Doom II” comment, Rox has a habit of playing old FPS games during these story-based mini series.

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Resort – Jinxed” By C. A. Brown

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

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