September 30, 2013 by phicks2012
Anyone at all who has been following my BLOG knows 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 expected to achieve quick and total oblivion. For inspiration, I used the SCA persona of an actual person, and to my eternal amazement the strip was a hit and other people also wanted to be lampooned. Amazing?! My victims provided me with 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 characters 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 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 know very well that it is not my destiny to be mentioned fondly 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.