Shire! Shire! for August

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August 23, 2013 by phicks2012

Anyone at all who has been following my BLOG knows intimately by now that way back in 2002 when I needed to fill a half-page space in my monthly SCA Newsletter “The Equinox” I created a comic strip that was never again expected to be repeated in this universe or on this plane of existence. For inspiration, I used an actual person (in SCA persona), and to my everlasting shock the strip was a hit and other people also wanted to be made fun of. Who knew?! They gave so many hints for things they might be doing in the comics that eventually, I wound up doing four single-panel strips a month to simply keep up with the flow of ideas. The ideas are still flowing – for all that some of the players have changed.

I like to believe that I’ve made a few upgrades over the years, better capturing the likenesses of the people and of the pop culture characters around me who continue to serve as inspiration. I hope you agree, since I’m going to continue sharing these images.

In previous BLOG installments, I reprinted small selections of strips from the various years, but now I’ve reached the present time, so it is now my plan to run the comics only once a month as they are published.

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 know very well that it is not my destiny to be mentioned along with da Vinci or Raphael, but I do enjoy the ongoing fun of doing the strips! Below, therefore, are the comics released in September of 2013, and I hope you enjoy them.


shireshire-1308a shireshire-1308b shireshire-1308c shireshire-1308d

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