God damn that was an awkward taxi ride and he kept talking to whoever it was that lived in the house we pulled up in front of for like five minutes about the breakfast he wanted.
Archive for ‘January, 2012’
Something something fiddle with its joystick something something.
I got told not to do this comic so I did it.
And he’s not a bad bloke I suppose, but it’s positively creepy how much he’s just…outside. Doesn’t he have TV to watch, video games to play and comics to read and get jealous over?!
Nothing worse than coming back from a vacation and discovering the world managed to keep turning in your absence, just like the time I didn’t buy that copy of Computer & Video Games magazine the day it came out like usual and when I went back the next week someone else had bought it my world was shattered.
Just wanted to give you a quick heads up with what I’m doing with Blow The Cartridge. First of all thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to check the site out and even say nice words about it. It really means a lot to me that you’ve given it your support at its early stages. I really really enjoy making these comics and I love hearing your suggestions about what classic video game to feature next.
Blow The Cartridge started off as a bunch of old videogame jokes I did here on Funny Webcomic and for the longest time I was running each comic on both sites. But now it’s time for Blow The Cartridge to spread its wings and leave the nest, foraging for comic…worms. OK the analogy is bad but the bottom line is that from now on those comics will be running exclusively on www.blowthecartridge.com every WedNESday. If you haven’t been in a while, go check it out and see some comics you wouldn’t have seen here before. In the last three weeks I’ve done Hudson Hawk, Arkanoid and now Radar Ratrace.
That URL again is www.blowthecartridge.com call now operators are standing by.
Funnily enough my first time in a radio station was for the graveyard shift. I met this woman at a Clouds concert and struck up a conversation because that’s the kind of smooth talker I am. Actually I think she asked me what was wrong with my face. Anyway. Turns out she was a DJ for the local community station up the road and she was working the graveyard shift after the concert finished. So I tagged along and we played lots of Clouds music and it was pretty fun and there’s a lot of work that goes into keeping the music going, but maybe that was just because the station’s annual budget was like $10.
My first ever “pro” games journalist job was for a nationally-syndicated video game radio show that aired on Saturday nights. I got the job because I kept telling the editor how many mistakes he was making every week.
I mean, really, calling the “Nejicon” the “Neg-Con”. Ugh.
Anyway they called me a “games guru” when I presented a piece on air and I thought that was especially silly since the only game I’m a guru about is Wizball which came out in 1987 and I haven’t played a video game since.
The cats just love my swivel chair though, you just need to make sure you’re outside the blast zone when giving them a spin.
But who can be mad when they’re just so cuuuuute.
Taken from a real conversation at work, and now everyone’s dead. Oh well better luck next time!