Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Roger Frames buys Budjit Games


Roger Frames - masthead, originally uploaded by mike(toons).



I've been scanning in old art commissioned by Commodore Format magazine in the early 1990s. At the time, Future Publishing was probably my best client and I was producing artwork for many of its magazines.

The regular project that I enjoyed the most was illustrating the pages where the low-cost (Budjit) computer games were reviewed by the fictitious young, accident-prone kid - Roger Frames.

Issue #1 of the magazine saw Roger in basic black and white line but very soon - by issue #4 - a couple of full colour illustrations of Roger's antics appeared every month. This increased to as much as four illustrations in some issues.

I've chosen a few of my favourites: some are scans from the printed magazine because the artwork was either not returned or been lost.

Roger Frames: All at sea
Roger Frames: All at sea, originally uploaded by mike(toons).
Roger Frames: Hospital Visit
Roger Frames: Hospital Visit, originally uploaded by mike(toons).
Roger Frames: Bad Sunburn
Roger Frames: Bad Sunburn, originally uploaded by mike(toons).
Roger Frames: Hanging On
Roger Frames: Hanging On, originally uploaded by mike(toons).
Roger Frames: Bath Tub Sub
Roger Frames: Bath Tub Sub, originally uploaded by mike(toons).

2 comments:

Ellis Nadler said...

I like the Hokusai one

Elliot said...

Great, great, great.

You should draw Roger as he is now, Mike.

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