I love video games and I love cartoons! Luckily, I grew up in the 90’s so I got to experiance the amazing combination of both! In my newest article for Gemr.com I look at five of the best cartoons based on video games.
I’m quite a sucker for in-universe lore. I love learning more about the history of characters and the worlds they inhabit. One franchise where this is especially true is that of Dragon Age, the high fantasy RPG series from Bioware.
I bought the original game, Origins, upon release after being totally excited for it by the various magazine articles and videos that I saw. I even bought the Collector’s Edition of the game, something I did for its two sequels as well, including the huge Inquisitor’s Edition of the third title. I fell in love with the game and became obsessed with its world. As such, I’ve picked up every piece of extended universe media that Bioware has released and while some are better than others, I have enjoyed them all.
Recently, I read the Boudicca graphic novel, based upon the revolt of the Celtic queen of the same name against the Romans around 60 AD. I was surprised to learn that before one of the many battles she took part in Boudicca invoked the goddess Andraste. The reason for my surprise is that “Andraste” is also the name of the main – or at least most prominent – divine figure in Dragon Age. Intrigued, I decided to see what might tie these two goddesses together.
Continue reading “Dragon Age: Art Imitating Life”
My latest article for Gemr takes a look at the history of Spider-Man’s alien nemesis and those who have bonded with him. I hope you enjoy the article.
Recently, software company Collectorz added an automatic valuing system to their Comic Collector software. This is something that had been requested by users of the software since waaaay back in 2000(ish) when the software first appeared in the market.Continue reading “Collectorz Comic Adds Auto Valuing”
As you might notice from the menu above, I’ve removed the Writings and Artwork links. This is because I’ve built myself “real” portfolio of work which can be found HERE, or via the new Portfolio link in the menu.
Please take a look at let me know what you think. 🙂
In my latest article for Gemr.com I look at how one man, psychiatrist Frederic Wertham, almost destroyed the then booming comic book industry overnight.
While he didn’t quite manage to do that, many publishers had to close, hundreds of people lost their livelihoods and the effects were felt for decades afterwards.
It’s a fascinating, sad, somewhat scary story of a determined man with an idea and public hysteria. I hope you enjoy.
As some of you may know, I started the Phantom phan site, ChronicleChamber.com, all the way back in 2006. I ran the site pretty much by myself until 2018, when I made the decision to stay in the UK.
The Phantom, sadly, has basically no presence in the UK, so it made sense to hand the reigns over to those who were in a better place to continue delivering Phantom content. Thus, the current runners of the site stepped in.Continue reading “ChronicleChamber.com Merch”
I’ve had two articles appear on Gemr.com in recent days. Someone I managed to miss when the first was posted, but I received a notification of the second just a little while ago.
The first is titled Display Hacks for Collectors and looks at how you can use cheap, every day items to show off your collectibles.Continue reading “Two New Articles On Germ!”
My new article for Gemr went up recently, looking at the various people of the Marvel Universe who have become the Ghost Rider throughout the characters 52 year history.
In the article I cover six Ghost Riders, but in actual fact there are more. I chose the six featured in the article because they are either the main-line Riders, or I find them particularly interesting.
Unexpectedly, the folks at Gemr asked me to up my contributions from two articles a month to three, starting this month. Guess they must like what I’m doing, which I awesome!
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this article on Ghost Rider.
With Myst being one if my favorite video game franchises ever, it should come as no surprise that I’ve collected a few Myst items over the years.
While the collection isn’t huge – to be fair though, there isn’t a heck of a lot of Myst merch out there – I am proud of it. Mostly it’s variations of game releases, special editions and so forth, but there are a few other cool things in there as well.
I recently uploaded photos of all my Myst stuff to Gemr, so you can check out the collection HERE.