11. Fatherhood, pt 2

So our son, Cillian, was born Aug 12, 2018, at 2 in the morning. As the comic depicts, it was a pretty strenuous labour, but we all made it out happy and healthy, but extremely tired. I had help with the idea and writing for this comic, from my fiancee, as she’s the one that did all the hard work. I just stood by and stress drank Red Bulls. Our kid is 5 months old now. Already! Which is crazy, how time flies. Hopefully I’ll get pt. 3 up quicker than the 6 months it took to get around to […]

12. Fatherhood, pt 3

Wrapping up the Fatherhood trilogy here. The next idea I have is Motherhood related, and then we’ll probably go back to more conventional stuff. I’ve been experimenting with different techniques lately, and learning a lot about lettering and word bubbles. But I will probably go back to my normal, more comfortable style for the next comic, so that I can complete a few more in quick succession. Experimentation is a lot of trial and error, and just makes everything take longer. On the business side of things, I finally decided to make this comic a little bit more legitimate, and […]

13. Lol RIP Wayne

Back to the video game related comics. This one taking place within the Gears universe. Illestrader and I have been playing through Gears 5 in co-op, and we have been struggling through on the Experienced difficulty settings. The franchise has always had 4 levels, Casual, Normal, Hardcore and Insane. With Gears 5, its now Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced, and Insane. We’ve been playing on Experienced and it has felt like a grind. Especially on some of the bosses. Maybe we’re getting older? Maybe it’s because we only have a few hours each week of dedicated co-op time.  And there’s no reward […]

14. Live.Die.Repeat

Welcome back. Last comic for 2019. A fairly prolific year for Stranger than Friendship comics, I must say. Four whole comics. Beats the “one” I did in 2018. As always, my goal is to do more, and 2020 feels like the year! But I say that every year… I recently completed STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, and one of the gameplay elements is that whenever you save your game progress, the enemies in the zone you are in will respawn. This sounded like a funny concept when you think about it from the perspective of the enemies. Do they retain […]

15. On Game Nights

Oh man. I lied on the last post. I really thought the Star Wars post would be the last comic of the year. And yet, here we are. Game nights typically happen this way. We’ll have big plans at the outset. But they usually devolve into just hanging out. The night is usually hampered by game updates, or installation wait times, or just internet/multiplayer connection woes. The magic number seems to be 4 people. Anymore, and games just aren’t happening. For true this comic wraps up 2019. Happy Holidays from iRogan. See you in the New Year. -iRogan

16. Cillian’s World

Happy New Year! 2020. Wow. I’ve been playing a lot of Jurassic World: Evolution lately. It’s a sim-type game where you run a Jurassic type park, and have to make dinosaurs and make the enclosures, and make sure they’re fed and visible to the public, and then you also have to make sure all the people attending your park are taken care of. The game is a lot of fun, but what happens to me when I play a game a lot, is that it starts to enter my subconscious. And then, when I’m trying to fall asleep, I’m thinking […]

17. Snapshots

Oh kiddo. An endless treasure trove of comedic genius. Honestly though, this comic is the exchange my wife and I had, verbatim. And it’s a good lesson that you don’t always need to experience and record your whole life through the lens of your phone’s camera. Jokes on her though, as I CAN post this memory to Facebook. -iRogan

18. Rage Too

Rage 2 did a lot of things well, but it just didn’t feel like its predecessor. It didn’t have the same gritty, dark feel, but more like an adrenaline fueled arcade version. Like the movie Crank, where your heart isn’t allowed to slow down. The gunplay was fun, I’ll give it that. Each hide-out or mutant cave was fun to take down. It never felt repetitive. But the focus was always on the speed and explosive nature of the fights, and less on strategy and nuance that the first game had. The first game was creepy and ominous at times […]

19. Stages of Thieves

I have a love/hate relationship with Sea of Thieves. The game has been out now for over two years, and they keep coming out with new updates to add to the story, and over-all experience. Its now got plenty to do aside from the standard Gold/Skeleton/Merchant quests. Its also a gorgeous game. And you can also have pets. But the basic game is still there, and its still a grind. Oh man is it a grind. I’ve been enjoying the Tall Tales, and just sailing around with friends lately. Getting randomly attacked by a skeleton AI ship or two, or […]

20. Assassin’s Creed: Photographer

20. Assassin’s Creed: Photographer Drawtober 2020 is in the rearview mirror. And it took its toll on me, mentally and physically. So I needed a break for a bit before I started tackling my wrestling comic again (which is making slow progress). To ease myself back into drawing I decided to make another STF comic. It’s been 6 months so it was overdue – but I’ve been busy (wrestling comic, you see). So the story behind this comic is earlier in November, I picked up Assassin’s Creed Odyssey again and have been spending my weekends in Greece killing Cultists (the […]