February 4, 2014 by phicks2012
As my Blog Followers surely know by now, back in 2002 when I had a half-page space in my monthly SCA Newsletter “The Equinox” I started up a comic strip that was never expected to outlive that issue — NEVER expected to be seen again. I used a real person (in SCA persona) for inspiration, and to my amazement the strip was a hit and people other than my original victim also wanted to be portrayed. Shocking what people will tolerate and enjoy, isn’t it? They gave me so many wonderfully bizarre ideas for things they might be doing in the comic strips that after a couple of years I wound up doing four single-panel strips a month to simply keep up with the flood of ideas. The ideas, obviously, are still coming – though I’ll admit it’s now from fewer sources.
I’ve made upgrades over the years, hopefully better capturing the likenesses of the people who’ve inspired me and of the pop culture characters who continue to serve as additional incidental inspiration. I hope you agree with that assessment, since I’m going to continue sharing these images.
In earlier BLOG installments, I reprinted small selections of strips from the various years of their publication, but now that I’ve reached the present time, it has become my plan to run the comics only once a month, and in their entirety 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 let me know and make an atrempt to send me a copy of the newsletter.
It’s unlikely that Art History professors will ever mention me, but I do enjoy the on-going fun of doing the strips! Below, therefore, are the comics released in January (since I missed last month) and February, and I hope you enjoy them.