20 years of Goldeneye 007! 20 years of playing first person shooters on a console which was considered absolute scandalous previously! 20 years since I started playing against other people and quickly learned that I could beat them like kindergarteners at a spelling bee, because I was the only one of my friends that knew how to circle strafe!
Hello! I just hit the big green shiny LAUNCH button on my new Kickstarter campaign, for my other comic, Rose! The Rose Comic Collection will be 100 pages of fun, full colour comics about food, family, food, friends, food, animals, food and FOOD!
(that launch button is scary as heck lemme tell ya)
Rose is a fun, all ages comic that I think you will enjoy – it’s like Blow The Cartridge, but instead of me talking about how much I love Donkey Kong Country it’s a young redhead who talks about how much she loves cookies. And hot dogs. And muffins. And pizza.
So please check it out! I cannot describe how much I love Rose and making this comic is a real joy for me. I know you’re going to love her, too!
Hello! I am so very super proud to present to you, my latest retrogaming comic book, Blow The Cartridge #6!
It’s 40 pages of full colour retrogaming goodness, ready for you (and all your friends!) to enjoy!
Not only does it collect the latest comics that have appeared on this website, it also features TONS of brand new comics, including the latest Street Fighter-related criminal escapade of mine, I really do need to stop buying Street Fighter games.
I am so very happy with how this one turned out – and it also features an incredible cover by artist extraordinaire, Ant Stiller! He is super talented. One day he will be my wife.
Get yours today, before they sell out! (This is actually a thing that happens, I am shocked too)
Hello! To go along with the recently released issue #9.5 of Reset 64, we made a podcast!
In Reset 64 Podcast #2, we (Ant, Kev, Rob and myself) get together to talk about how we (and the rest of the fantastic team!) made the magazine, what new Commodore 64 games we’re playing at the moment, what non-Commodore 64 games we’re playing at the moment, and…uh, Knight Rider?
Listen here, and we also have an iTunes URL so you can subscribe on your iPod (do…do kids these days still have iPods?)
Hello! When I’m not drawing comics about old video games or hungry redheads, I help make a Commodore 64 magazine called Reset 64 with my pals! I’m thrilled to reveal that we have released a new issue – #9.5!
It was meant to be a Christmas issue released a month ago, but uhh we kind of got carried away with the content, and kept cramming in more news, reviews and features until our fearless editor ran out of pages to add! We review all the latest Commodore 64 games, take a look at the entries for the Craptastic 4k Compo, and interview the developer of the great new platform game, The Bear Essentials!
(It’s a really great game. One of the best games the C64 has ever had. Seriously!)
We’ve taken new graphic designers on the team and it looks incredible. I can’t wait for you to read it and tell me what you think.
Oh! And there’s a new comic in it by me! That’s always nice.
You can download Reset 64 #9.5 now for free, so what are you waiting for? Get some Commodore 64 love into your heart now!
Hello again! After the last blog post about the most popular comics that ran on Blow The Cartridge in 2016, I thought it would be fun to look at the ones at the bottom of the list. Maybe we can point and laugh at their crappiness, and perhaps even learn something along the way about what not to do. Let’s get stuck in!
I can’t say I’m too surprised that Karnov turned up in this list. I don’t really know what I was trying to do here – I was kicking around the idea of Blow The Cartridge turning into a comic where old game characters try to get new jobs after they stop being famous, but I think that was a bit too esoteric and maybe a bit mid-life-crisis-ish.
Aww! I kind of like this one! The land taxes bit gave me a giggle. I guess it is a bit of a cop out to do a comic about a fighting game and have no fighting in it. I mean, it’s not like I have never done that before…
This comic rightfully deserves its place amongst the most unpopular comics on this site. I didn’t play the game that much and kind of extrapolated too much out of the intro cutscene that most people just skipped over. Also this was made back when I drew comics on paper, and I remember it taking aaaaages to do for some reason. Bah!
I really need to stop making comics about games that are abstract. To be fair I didn’t really have a lot to work with – the original game is just a bunch of blobs moving around the screen. I try to avoid these kinds of games nowadays, sticking to ones with clearly defined characters and situations.
I like Frontier’s games, but I hate drawing dogs. Well, unless it’s a Presidog. I guess the joke is he was being neutered? It’s hard to tell with the angle I chose. This was made back when I didn’t really have time to edit the comic script before committing to paper and it shows.
I guess nobody played (or attempted to play) Revs? Shame, I like this one. Never did get much further than the first corner…
The joke was that he was a cop avenging his partner’s brutal murder by…brutally murdering people. OK not exactly top shelf material but sheesh, really, in the top 5? Ouch.
OK this one totally deserves being in this list. I had nothing here. There were doors that had “Ent” marked on them, and that is the name of the trees in Lord of the Rings, and uh that was it YIKES no Cameron this was a bad comic go back to comic school.
Yeah, looking back on it, I blew it. I could have made a comic about being a formula one star, or made a comic about how I spent prom night playing this on my C64 instead of going out because I was a total shut in, but I kind of tried to do both and failed. Shame.
Well there you go – this has been cathartic in a sense…and with almost 400 (!) comics in the archive now, they can’t all be winners!