Shire Shire for June

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August 11, 2015 by phicks2012

Once upon a time in 2002 when I had a deadline facing me and blank space in my monthly SCA Newsletter “The Equinox”, I tried to find someone willing to offer a short filler item or bit of artwork to serve my need, but unfortunately I had no luck at all and started getting desperate.

Failing at recruitmant, I finally decided to take a shot at drawing a one-time-only comic strip, for all that I had no experience at that and was in no way a comic artist. I never imagined that the lone comic panel I drew for that issue would ever lead to any 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. Stranger things have happened, but probably not many.

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”.

I realized the other day that I havd slipped up and missing including the comics for several months, so I’m now catching up. The Comics below were those published in the June Issue of The Equinox, and I hope you enjoy them!


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