After a rather extended season of cooler weather, the first balmy day has arrived at Digital Draughts HQ. As temperatures climbed to the upper 80’s and a nice breeze kept the humidity at bay, I decided to celebrate this warmer climate in my usual fashion: cracking a cold one and relaxing with a comic book … Continue reading Video Game Comics Corner: Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom
I love to see the innovation creators can bring to their established works. To look at an already beloved piece and say, “Hmm, you know what would make this even better?” So I was quite happy to dive into not one, but two enhanced editions over the past week. Bourbon Barrel Sidamo I first tried … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: For Coffee, and Castilla!
It’s coming. On a chill wind in the air and the rustling of dead leaves, the season of foreboding draws ever closer. Before you can bar the windows and lock the doors (or make cider and carve pumpkins) the month of October has arrived! Over the last several years (and blogs), I have filled this … Continue reading Digital Drafts Spooky Games Month -Preferred Ghouls and Ghosts of the SNES Classic
A common songwriting technique is theme and variation. Establishing a melody, and then repeating the original material in an altered form, tweaking elements to create something new. Such elements could be the rhythm, the instrumentation, or even burying the original melody deep within another theme entirely. It’s a fascinating tool that pops up time and … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations
It is exciting to see what comes next from a beloved creator. This is a universal feeling for fans across all forms of art. Once a particular piece of media is encountered, analyzed, and enjoyed, it makes sense to seek out the other creations from the same artist. When all of the available options are consumed, … Continue reading Severed with Dieu Du Ciel’s Rigor Mortis Abt
New experiences can inspire longing for old endeavors. Even two weeks after my adventures at Emerald City Comicon, my mind still hungers for comics and their surrounding culture. So I have decided to revisit my old wheelhouse of comic books and graphic novels that take place in the fascinating worlds within video games. As an avid … Continue reading Video Game Comics Corner: It Should Be Called Super Wario Adventures
Winter is a dangerous time for one’s waistline. Cold weather discourages folks from venturing outdoors to exercise, while a massive supply of holiday goodies magically appears in our cupboards. For those of us who enjoy beer, the change in the seasons also brings out darker brews with richer flavors (and higher calorie counts). Despite my attempts to stick … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Kirby, Pumpkin Spice, and Flying Dog’s Nice