Shire! Shire! for June

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June 16, 2014 by phicks2012

If you’re following my BLOG, you are aware of the fact that in 2002 when I had a half-page to fill in my monthly SCA Newsletter “The Equinox” I took a stab at creating a comic strip for that single issue. I picked a real person (in SCA persona) to poke fun at, and to my everlasting amazement the strip was a hit and people other than my original victim also wanted to be included. They gave me lots great ideas for things they thought they ought to be doing in the comic strips, and I kept creating the things, and after a couple of years I wound up doing four single-panel strips a month just to keep up with the flood of ideas. The suggestions and inspirations, obviously, are still coming – and so, therefore, are the comics.

I’ve made improvements over the years, hopefully better capturing the likenesses of the people who’ve inspired me, the pop culture characters who continue to serve as additional incidental inspiration, and (now) of a few highly entertaining former Shirefolk who have passed on but would love knowing that they are still being included. 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, I’m running the comics only once a month, and in their entirety 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 let me know and make an attempt to send me a copy of the newsletter in which they appear.

Leonardo is not turning over in his grave in fear, but I do love the on-going fun of doing the strips! Below, therefore, are the comics released in June, and I hope you enjoy them.

shireshire-1406a shireshire-1406b shireshire-1406c shireshire-1406d

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