April 16, 2013 by phicks2012
Okay, I’m sure the background details are getting old by now, so, in brief, I created a comic strip for my SCA newsletter “The Equinox” back in 2002, and it was an unexpected hit. As a result, I got so many suggestions for strips that I had to print multiple strips in each issue to avoid having the jokes grow whiskers before they could be printed.
The strips are still being produced and published, and I like to think that I’ve made improvements over the years, managing to better capture the likenesses of the folk around me who serve as inspiration, and of the pop culture characters I’ve tried to portray just for fun. I hope you agree, since I’m going to continue sharing these images for a while — at least until I reach the present date!
The comics continue to be archived at http://www.covingtoncastle.com/solhaven/sscom.htm for anyone wanting to check them out, and I do allow them to be reprinted in other SCA newsletters if the local Chroniclers contact me for permission.
I don’t fool myself that I have enormous artistic talent, but I do enjoy doing the strips! Above are some selections from the Sixth Year (2007), and I hope you enjoy them.