I illustrated many “Roger Frames buys Budjit Games” for the magazine Commodore Format, involving the penny-pinching antics of Roger, who acted out his computer game role-play with disastrous consequences.
Since this was (ahem) almost 30 years ago, I’d better explain to new readers what Commodore Format was about. In the early years of home computing, Commodore introduced a cheap computer – the Commodore 64 – that you plugged into the TV.
Games (mainly) were loaded in from a cassette tape. Every single time. Because the Commodore 64 had no internal hard drive. Hard to image now.
Commodore Format was dedicated to the Commodore 64 and Roger Frames became a regular “reviewer” of cheaper re-issued games.
Working with Ollie Alderton, the art editor of Commodore Format, on the Roger Frames series has to be one of the most-fun-things I ever did.