July 1, 2013 by phicks2012
As everyone with a functional memory should know by now, back in 2002 when I had space to fill in my monthly SCA newsletter “The Equinox”. I created a comic strip, and expected that single panel to be my last. I really did! But that’s not what happened, of course. I got so many ideas given to me for other strips that I finally had to print multiple comics in each issue of the newsletter just to keep the jokes reasonably fresh, especially those with humor that might be dependent upon a local memory of recent events.
The strips are still being created and published, and I choose to believe that I’ve made improvements over the past improbable decade, 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. I hope you agree.
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’ve never imagined that I had or have the kind of artistic talent that will make history, but I still do enjoy creating the strips! Below, therefore, are some selections from the first part of the current (the Twelfth) Year (2013), and I hope you enjoy them.
Having reached the present, I’ll henceforth be blogging about the comics only once a month, and posting the current batch! Some may see this as a blessing, of course, but that’s life!