Above: Illustration by Stephen Maurice Graham
You've almost certainly seen the work of Belfast-based illustrator Stephen Maurice Graham on the pages of Waypoint—in addition to several article commissions, he's responsible for the artwork that adorns our social accounts (like Facebook, and Twitter). Or perhaps you've checked out his comic strip for VICE, Michael. If you've not, you should, right here.
Michael, the subject of Michael, is something of a man-child (in the writer's words), who regularly turns to video games in order to escape the dullness of his everyday, a world in which he feels isolated.
Now, Michael's reached the very deepest point of his immersion into video games: he has his own DOOM mod. Which you can play, by downloading it from Robert Prest, aka Superpomme's website—he's the same modder who made No Guy's Sky, which we covered here, and the DayZ-riffing DoomZ.
"It's a level based on Michael's bedroom," says Stephen, "which also contains a secret chamber, leading to a super shotgun and characters from the comic in demonic form."