Hopeless, Maine, from the minds and pens of Tom & Nimue Brown, is a deep, rich world, that is both new and also incredibly familiar.
It taps into a deep melancholy that evokes Poe, Dickens, Carroll, and Lovecraft, and also shows us that we can find warmth and comfort at times from acknowledging the collective sadness and angst, which we as humans, are all touching to varying degrees throughout our lives.
The visual style has an almost therapeutic quality, and it’s clear the artist pours themselves utterly into each frame.
I don’t want to talk at great length about it, as it can only really speak for itself, I just would like to encourage you all to discover Hopeless, Maine, for yourselves.
And if you are a devotee of roleplaying games, can I also recommend you follow the link below and check out the Hopeless, Maine RPG, which is based on the d100 BRP system, and which was written by Keith Healing.
It captures the atmosphere of Tom & Nimue’s work well, and has a nice twist on the traditional BRP magic system.