Del the Funky Homosapien & the Video Games that Inspired Him

Del the Funky Homosapien sits on the ground playing a Sega Dreamcast in a stylized illustration. His back is facing us, revealing a Hieroglyphics logo on his back. His head is turned slightly, acknowledging our presence as the television in front of him is seemingly beginning its startup phase as Del prepares to game.
Artwork by Steelee

Hieroglyphics’ Del the Funky Homosapien has a long history with video games and otaku culture. I wanted to take a detailed look, and wrote an article about it over at

Spanning over 40 years, “The History of Del the Funky Homosapien & Video Games” is a chronological retelling of Del’s impact on gaming and the otaku culture that inspired him.

It’s filled with lots of pictures, exclusive video and history.

Read it now at