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Sidecomics: Desperately Seeking, The Wife in the Hole, A Trinket's Tale

Three more sidecomics added to the website today:
Desperately Seeking is one that long-time readers of the blog may already know. The story set in the American West, sort of, has been published on the blog when it was just getting started in early 2004. Back then, the blog had a narrow column for the content, and as I'd been putting out all the rescanned comics out at a width of 700 pixels, I went back to the high-res scans I made then and resized them to fit in with the others.

The Wife in the Hole is another one with a script by Geir Strøm. It's adapted from a Saami folktale and features the Devil. You know it's good when the Devil is in it.

A Trinket's Tale has never been shown online before. Drawn in April, 1998, A Trinket's Tale was intended as a parody of and response to a comic I read in the fantasy comics magazine Mythography in the late 1990s. That comic, which shall remain nameless but has since been republished online, was a mess of poorly thought out and hackneyed ideas, only redeemed somewhat by the slick execution. It was rubbish, the sort of work that gives fantasy a bad name.


I considered sending A Trinket's Tale to Mythography but I thought it wasn't too great itself - the parody didn't cut to the heart of the matter and, more damningly for the kind of magazine that Mythography was, the art was rough. Not exactly bad, but amateurish in the sense that it wasn't properly finished. 8 years on, though, I rather like the story, warts and all. I namechecked two of my colleagues at the time in the last-but one panel.

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