Comic-based games: The Genesis/Megadrive Years

With the 16-bit consoles, we were able to finally recognize the characters on the screen and, even though most of them are mildly entertaining side-scrolling beat-em-alls, actually enjoy playing these games. As you can see on the box designs displayed below, comic artists started being used: that’s Glenn Fabry on Separation Anxiety, possibly Butch Guice […]

Artists of Capcom

In classic Fanthoman train of thought derailment fashion, let me tell you (as if you didn’t know) that the guys who do the Capcom illustrations for the Capcom VS series are simply amazing. I am guessing they are some sort of studio, but the two names I hear more often are Shinkiro and Bengus and […]

Comic-based games: The 8-bit Years

So, yes, let’s forget about MSX and jump straight to 8-bit consoles (with a little detour through early PC games this afternoon, probably). Getting closer to the 16-bit explosion of actually good games, we still had to go through the 8-bit period of “let’s assume that block is really who they say it is”, starting […]

Comic-based games: The ZX Spectrum years

Growing up at the dawn of the computer age allowed me to experience the evolution of computers firsthand and, like most people around me, went through my fair share of ridiculous computers. It all begun with the ZX Spectrum 48K, and as Martin reminded me about the Ocean Batman game (and as it’s been a […]

A week of art (Spanish edition): Juanjo Guarnido

Before Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido unleashed the extremely beautiful Blacksad on all of us, Juanjo also did some pin-ups and covers for Comics Forum. It´s funny to look back on this now and be amazed by the artistic evolution Mr Guarnido has gone through, but some of these undeniably have a lot of […]