About the Battle Barge Comic
The Battle Barge is a humorous webcomic set in and around a small gamestore. The store is located
in a city in the Midlands of England, and is situated in the commerical centre of the city.
The name for the comic comes from my preexisting Warhammer 40K forum, also called The Battle
Barge and originally started to be a comments forum for my old 40K website. The forum was
eventually discontinued but before then the members suggested using the name for a webcomic.
Since I had been threatening to start a comic for some time, I shrugged, got dressed
and went to the shops to buy some drawing supplies.
The comic was completed at the end of 2009 and has had a small but dedicated following of fans.
The site and comic were recently moved to a new umbrella site and are now part of the DaftWorks
multimedia publishing organisation.
About the author
Dave Hughes, also known in some forums as Selezen, was a web designer working for the
NHS in Derby, UK during the publishing run of the comic. He is married to the lovely Anne
and is stepdad to her three children.
He has been drawing since his school days, but was never able to get the hang of drawing
people. He turned to computer graphic design when he received my first computer able to handle a
drawing package. That was when he was about 14. He usually draw space ships and stuff like that.
He creates and textures 3D models using the
package. His efforts to draw spaceships can be seen in
the Oolite development project
, to which he submitted ship
designs and expansion packs for. His other works can also be seen via his
Other interests include wargaming and roleplaying (hence the subject of the comic), web design,
computing and playing Elite and its variants. He is also an avid builder of model kits when I have
the time, and I spend a lot of time hanging around on forums. He also designs and markets card model
kits and games via his MadCap Models