The Funny Parchments?

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May 21, 2013 by phicks2012

In Brief, yet again, I created a comic strip for my SCA newsletter “The Equinox” back in 2002, and much to my continuing astonishment it proved to be very popular indeed. As a result, I got so many ideas for more of the things that I had to print multiple strips in each issue of the newsletter to avoid having the jokes fossilize before they could be published. Some jokes stand the test of time, but others do not.

The strips are still being created and published, and I like to believe that I’ve made improvements over time, 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 grins and giggles. 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 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’ve never convinced myself that I have the kind of artistic talent that will cause my work to be passed down through the centuries, but I do enjoy the challenges and sheer fun of creating the strips! Below, therefore, are some selections from the Eighth Year (2009), and I hope you enjoy them.

shireshire-0901a shireshire-0902a shireshire-0902c shireshire-0907b shireshire-0909d shireshire-0911d

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