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Cartoon Time - Don't Laugh, It Might Happen to You

Posted by frankodragon, 25 June 2017 · 245 views

True Story.  I was opening donor carts for copies of my 7800 homebrews when I got my thumb pricked by one of those springs inside an Atari cartridge.  Let's just say it didn't feel too good.   Just like when hot solder drips down onto your ankle....

Trying to sell copies of my comic books through KDP

Posted by frankodragon, 17 December 2016 · 231 views

I've always had a weakness in marketing and comic books are still a hard thing to sell.  Video games, on the other hand, are still very big business even for homebrewers.  
To cut to the chase, just this week before Christmas, I'm having a little sale on my Kindle versions of my graphic novels (in my signature links) for 99 cents each.

Two types of mistakes that may crash 7800Basic on Windows systems

Posted by frankodragon, 18 June 2016 · 668 views
At times, when coding in 7800Basic with Windows, sometimes you may get one of those dreaded messages, '7800Basic Has Stopped Working', and crashes. Before you get really upset and throw your computer across the room, or get help as to wonder if there is a problem with the application itself,  there are two instances in which this can happen.  ...

Svengoolie Boxcar On Shelf on Show

Posted by frankodragon, 09 May 2016 · 562 views

On the new Svengoolie set, he now has items on a display shelf that he received from fans including the boxcar I sent him .   It's a little hard to see but it's there:

New Graphic Novel: Adventures in Vastia- Temper Tantrum Dragon Clones

Posted by frankodragon, 22 January 2016 · 744 views
Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel and 1 more...
I just finished yet another graphic novel featuring my wingless dragons, titled Adventures in Vastia: Temper Tantrum Dragon Clones .  Here's the plot:
There are two formats- The Kindle Version
and the book format .
It has over 100 pages black and white with color cover.
Right now it's FREE if you have Kindle Unlimi...

Just Something Funny

Posted by frankodragon, 11 January 2016 · 644 views

There's a lawyer commercial airing on Milwaukee TV with some bald lawyer and he looks like one of those generic muppets from Sesame Street.

Just saying.

A Warning about Inexpensive Hot Melt Glue Guns

Posted by frankodragon, 10 October 2015 · 707 views

If you're a crafter, a model railroader, or even a fixer of Atari cartridges, you probably know a hot melt glue gun can come in handy.  However, based on my experiences, beware of the inexpensive glue guns sold at department stores like the Ad-tech brand.
One day, I had a glue gun plugged in working on my train set gluing togethe...

Trying to lose weight myself- Exercising on a bike

Posted by frankodragon, 04 July 2015 · 1,339 views

I've had one doctor ever since I was born but now he's around 80 or so years old so I've got a new doctor and she put me on high blood pressure medication and told me I had to lose weight.  In my family, high blood pressure runs in my family, and is what killed my grandfather (massive heart attack) and my dad (stroke/diabetes).   So now I've bee...

Another Graphic Novel released

Posted by frankodragon, 11 March 2015 · 626 views
graphic novel, pirates, dragons
I know everyone is more interested in the 7800 game I've been working on but I just wanted to share some news about my newest graphic novel, 'Pirate Invasion of Castle Rack.'  Copies are available here .   There will also be a Kindle version. 
It's about dragon pirates invading Castle Rack and it's up to Erica, Allan and the r...

Draker Quest - Alpha Demo

Posted by frankodragon, 29 January 2015 · 690 views
Since the last update, DQ has been a 48k, then a 128k, now a 256k game.  I didn't release a 128k version since I wanted more maps.  I've added
several maps such as another overworld map, caves and additional dungeons. 
I've also started maps for a sky tower and so far two floors have been added.  A title screen and "game over" h...