Category : drawings

digital bits


i haven’t made a post here for 5 years. thats scary. i think most of you left. if you haven’t, why have you been refreshing the same webpage for 5 years

i have made a couple of video games!! how cool wow great great great

they are both free and you can play them right in your browser (but only on computers – not really designed for phones)

here they are:

number one: TWO PLAYER

it’s a short (5 minutes ish???) single player video game about playing a video with your friend. it’s got multiple endings. i made the entire thing in about a week for the game jam 7DFPS

two player screenshot


go play it!!!!!!!!!

ok onto game number two:


it’s a puzzle arcade game where you push blocks around and navigate through a maze. it’s fun!! i made it in 2 days for the ludum dare game jam. ‘randomise user’ on youtube did a feature on it :)

here is a video of me playing it:

i’m working on turning it into a phone app. it nearly done, just need to sort out some bits and then submit to the android/iphone stores

there is also a third game i’m working on but that one is bigger and unreleased, but i’ll save that for another time

in other news i think i have gone mad. twitter and other social media has made me incredibly anxious about posting things online because of focus on the number of likes or responses or ‘engagement’ and there’s too many ‘real people’ with ‘real names’ and posting there makes me feel very stressed. i got to thinking about how 7-8 years ago when this blog was properly actually active with lots of people viewing it, i never really felt that here. it was my place and i was in charge and i didn’t feel stressed out if nobody noticed or liked what i was doing. i could draw a dumb picture and put it up here with 0 pressure or expectations or anxiety or comparisons to others. i’m not promising i will keep this place updated because i am bad at that too, but i’m glad i made this realisation, that attempting to post only on social media instead of this blog was/is pointless and made me feel awful all the while. there’s some rubbish pictures on this website that i made when i was an awkward teen but they’re my rubbish pictures and i’m ok with that

ok bye



post ironic dumb shit


ned flanders and some facessm





these are mainly dumb sketches i posted on twitter or tumblr, i tried to scan up some more but my scanner is being crap


horrible comics for terrible people

me and a couple of other people are making a comic full of comics called “attic”. i contributed this page and “bark” from a couple of years ago.

you might have seen these comics from the rss feed or somewhere else weird a couple of month ago — i was trying to do some nerd things with the backend of the blog and i uploaded the draft version of these as test pages. i tried to make them hidden but apparently there were still ways to see them. if you did see them, can you let me know how/where, so that i can fix it?

in other news i’m making a videogame with my friend jack – i’m doing the artwork and some programming, while he’s doing the serious back end programming stuff. i’ll keep ya updated when we’ve got some progress. should be fun!

actual comics

i’ve been doing comics comics for my university’s newspaper as something in the background.

this next one i guess is a shitty homage to kc green, please don’t stab me


i’ve been working on another part of the site, /comics/, which will have longer, bigger comics listed there rather than just on the blog. i’m attempting to move over from sketches and doodles to actual comics. this time last year i made bark and the outcome was pretty satisfying. already listed is a short stupid comic called gregory peck


in the works is another one, which will hopefully be up here soon.


it’s been a while, and i apologise. every time i want to do upload something i end up realising that something frustratingly important is there stopping me. either that or laziness, who can tell.

i seem to start quite a few of these blog posts with apologies, and i’m sorry for that

that bald man comic was originally part of a small challenge i set myself to make a loads of little comics in a short period of time, like kc green (gunshow guy) and anthony clark (nedroid guy) and christopher rieneman (feel afraid guy) and probably a bunch of other cartoonists have done. i made about 50, but like an idiot i drew them too small with a pencil too light, so after scanning them it’s really hard to read them. i’m planning to redraw them and they’ll be up when i get round to it

also i’ve been thinking about setting up a tumblr / changing zappablamma.tumblr to be just a collection of my warmup sketches and doodles, unfinished and nasty. this way it’s easy for me to update, and it’s easier for you guys to see terrible things like these:

so do you wanna see more unfinished sketches like those? i don’t know, let me know

also another cool thing: 3 years ago i made this cartoon of a monster talking to his wife, and a couple of months ago a guy from a band called HEY YOU GUYS! asked me to touch it up a bit for them to use for their album artwork! so that happened, and it was nice

hourly comics 2013

hourly comics day again

here’s two, 10am and 11am. click anywhere on this post to see all of them




christmas, etc

here’s a quick cartoon i rushed out for my student newspaper before christmas. that reminds me: merry christmas


people have been saying i don’t update zb enough, so i’ve started to put sketches and stuff on twitter which is quite fun, go look at that and ‘follow’ it etc

scary monster blackboard


if you don’t think i’m updating enough, send me some angry emails telling me to get my act together.

i’m being serious, this will genuinely help, i am a lazy man



have a look at this kickstarter, i think it’s really cool