Introducing Hand-Drawn Gaming!

Introducing Hand-Drawn Gaming, a bi-monthly 8-page newsletter that is all the best bits of the things you've come to love about Hand-Drawn Game Guides, your favorite classic game magazines, and full of all original artwork. It'll come in both digital and physical versions as well. The new subscription-based approach will be handled through Patreon, which I thought offered the best platform for what I'm planning to deliver.

If you're interested in learning more, head on over the Patreon page for all the details.

The Original Unofficial Guides, for FREE!

Relive some of your favorite classic game franchises in a whole new way with Hand-Drawn Game Guides free fan art filled PDF guides. You'll be blasting your way through the vile Red Falcon's armies, getting revenge for your father, rescuing the princess and exterminating a whole species like a pro. These are not for sale or affiliated with the respective companies that created these games. They're fan art. Just like all the other fan created pieces of media that exist out in the world.

Official Hand-Drawn Game Guides Collaborations!

Witch n' Wiz

Witch n' Wiz is a new game by creator Matt Hughson for the NES. It features over 100 levels of clever puzzles. Hand-Drawn Game Guides has created a large 18x24 poster included with Limited Run Games' Deluxe edition!


Cathedral is a retro style nonlinear action game by Decemberborn Interactive. Hand-Drawn Game Guides has created an explorer's manual for Premium Edition Games' Switch release of Cathedral. It covers the first hours of the game!


The Art of Hand-Drawn Game Guides

This 'Art of' book was "unlocked" during the Hand-Drawn Game Guides Kickstarter campaign. That campaign was unfortunately shut down due to a copyright claim. I'm pleased to offer this raw look into Hand-Drawn Game Guides with this digital artbook of what would have been.

This book does not contain any guides. What you get are literally sketches and concepts I made during the creation of these books to help shape what these books would become. There are pages with character concepts, notes, thumbnails, and scribbles. While I have grouped the different games together, the information is not presented in any real clear structure. It's as if you were flipping through my actual notebooks.

If you'd like to support Hand-Drawn Game Guides directly, purchasing a copy of 'The Art of' is the best way to do so. It's set to pay what you want and can even be free! Use the link below to grab a copy for yourself over on

Game Reflections

Every year for over a decade I've tracked every game I've finished. This year I wanted to start something new where I take a moment to write up some thoughts and make an illustration for each game that I've completed. These are less a review and more just gathering thoughts on the experience around the game. It's a bit of an experiment for now and could change as time rolls on. This section will be updated frequently throughout the year.