Shire! Shire! for March

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March 2, 2015 by phicks2012

Way back in 2002 when I was putting together my monthly SCA Newsletter “The Equinox”, I was ready to print it out when I realized that I had a half-page still needing to be filled. I asked around, but no one else would contribute at the moment and I didn’t really want to go the usual Clip Art route, so I tried my novice hand at drawing a one-time-only comic strip. I had never done that before, and never considered myself to be any sort of comic artist — and to this day I still do not see myself as ranking among The Greats (or even The Mediocres) in that line. I also never anticipated that the single comic panel I drew for that issue would ever lead to others. However, the strip proved somehow to be a hit even with those who served — in their SCA personas — as humorous inspiration, and somehow it’s still going all these years later. Funny thing about that!

The characters are based on real people, albeit as their SCA personas, but, as is usually the way with such things, their traits and idiocyncracies have naturally been exaggerated for the sake of humor. A few characters are mutations of pop culture movie monsters. A precious few others represent dear friends, also in persona, who have passed away — but who have remained in our hearts and who, I absolutely believe, would LOVE the fact that they are still being featured “in spirit”.

The Comics below were those published in the March Issue of The Equinox, and I hope you enjoy them!

shireshire-1503a shireshire-1503b shireshire-1503c shireshire-1503d

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