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: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 18 July, 2019, 11:21:03 PM
Full blog here: http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/07/18/island/

John Reppion and I did a fun one page comic, me working from his 280 character tweet style script based on the topic of this weeks Folklore thursday on twitter...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_vixJzXUAAZq_l?format=jpg&name=large)

I think we'd like to do more. We'll see...
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: maryanddavid 18 July, 2019, 11:31:54 PM
Love to see more, great stuff!
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: Rately 19 July, 2019, 09:33:41 AM
Lovely stuff.
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: Robin Low 19 July, 2019, 09:50:38 AM
I like that.

Speaking from a reader's perspective, those are perfect examples of how to do text boxes. These days, I'm much less tolerant of wading through mini-panels of text.

I like the narwhals, too.

Regards,

Robin
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: Bolt-01 19 July, 2019, 11:46:58 AM
Guffaw...!

More please.
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: CalHab 19 July, 2019, 11:51:54 AM
I really enjoyed that! The comic was excellent and the write up of how you put it together was great.

I hope you do more!
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: TordelBack 19 July, 2019, 05:48:28 PM
I assume there was a time, long ago, when PJ was just another perfecty solid 2000AD artdroid. The question now is, when exactly did he get so incredibly good. This is a downright beautiful page, in a sequence of same: very recent examples including Justine in the T&J Special, that magic piece about his Mum and that Stationary Shop page with @spleenal: top of his game right now
 Honestly can't wait to read that latest war epic.
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: Funt Solo 19 July, 2019, 07:24:25 PM
That was lovely.

See also: Aspidochelone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspidochelone), which gives us Fastitocalon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastitocalon_(poem)).

(https://i.redd.it/m5uq4dedxeg01.jpg)
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: pauljholden 25 July, 2019, 09:23:04 AM
Thanks for the kind words (which I somehow missed!)

It's Thursday and we did another one...!

(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/folklore_002-1.png)
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: TordelBack 25 July, 2019, 10:08:15 AM
Glorious shot of Satan's tender arse there, and I never heard that one!  I presume this is an explanation for that grey mould you get all over them at the end of the season*, but it's a fine line between grabbing the latest, sweetest blackberries that have escaped your predecessors and what I now know to be supping on the devil's piss.

There's a brilliant wee book in these, you know. 


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: pauljholden 25 July, 2019, 12:22:49 PM
Blogpost about it: http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/07/25/folklore-thursday-blackberries/
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: Robin Low 26 July, 2019, 04:45:43 PM
There's a brilliant wee book in these, you know.

I'd buy it.

Actually, these would be perfect as a regular feature in something like a new Scream! or Misty.

Regards,

Robin
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: Dandontdare 26 July, 2019, 09:01:15 PM
Single page folklore mini-stories illustrated as beautifully as that could find a home in many publications, but if Rebellion do relaunch any of those titles (and they seem to be testing the waters with all these specials), they would be a perfect fit.

Or a book. I'd buy it.
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: Proudhuff 31 July, 2019, 04:21:45 PM
There's a brilliant wee book in these, you know.

I'd buy it.

Actually, these would be perfect as a regular feature in something like a new Scream! or Misty.


or Fortean Times would be a perfect spot.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 01 August, 2019, 11:16:02 AM
It's Thursday!

Today's topic, Trees / Forests...

(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/folklore_003.png)

(Also if an admin can change the title to "Folklore Thursday" and remove the ": Island" on the topic that'd be great! )

-pj
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: pauljholden 01 August, 2019, 11:29:53 AM
And the corresponding blogpost http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/08/01/folklore-thursday-hawthorne/
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: Fungus 01 August, 2019, 10:50:59 PM
I'll catch up with the blogposts later, but for now... these are masterful. Great work, they deserve a (better) home!
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: pauljholden 08 August, 2019, 10:46:09 AM
Another thursday, another strip!
(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/folklore_004.png)

http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/08/08/folklore-thursday-mandrake/

Really enjoying the feedback, so keep it coming!

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: Rogue Judge 09 August, 2019, 03:32:21 PM
That's another great one PJ! I like the nod to Asterix, and that final panel is fantastic.
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: Colin YNWA 09 August, 2019, 09:06:14 PM
That's another great one PJ! I like the nod to Asterix, and that final panel is fantastic.

Yep the Asterix touch os very nice.
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: maryanddavid 10 August, 2019, 02:47:57 PM
Great stuff!
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: TordelBack 10 August, 2019, 03:55:27 PM
So apart from these waffer theen meents of gorgeousness, which are very moreish, when do you and Reppion do a series together?  I mean after you've given us more Justine with Beeby, that is.
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: pauljholden 15 August, 2019, 02:53:17 PM
Thursday AGAIN? Crickey

(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/folklore_005.png)

This one isn't what I wanted it to be. But that's ok.

I blog exactly why here: http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/08/15/folklore-thursday-mushroom/

-PJ
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: Proudhuff 15 August, 2019, 06:11:32 PM
loverly stuff, and obvs all true. :D
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: pauljholden 22 August, 2019, 10:04:01 AM
Woodwose

http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/08/22/folklore-thursday-woodwose/

(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/folklore_006.png)
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: pauljholden 29 August, 2019, 01:29:27 PM
(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/folklore_007.png)

Link where I talk about the art: http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/08/29/folklore-thursday-lindwurm/

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: Rogue Judge 30 August, 2019, 01:47:06 AM
That's a good one, Lindwurm is my favorite folklore tale yet. I will be googling this story for more...
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: Bolt-01 30 August, 2019, 09:50:15 AM
PJ (and John) - I'm loving these. It's great to see more from you both.
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: pauljholden 05 September, 2019, 03:18:06 PM
(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/folklore_008.png)

http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/09/05/folklore-thursday-labyrinth/
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: pauljholden 12 September, 2019, 03:02:21 PM
(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/91C2FE75-3EBC-40BF-81AA-2F670AB217FF.png)

This one has provoked some ... interesting reactions on twitter (and by interesting, I mean weirdly sexist reactions from volkbore pago-nazis...)

Here’s my blog on it http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/09/12/folklore-thursday-boudicca/

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: Bolt-01 12 September, 2019, 03:44:13 PM
She's got MASSIVE feet!

Love it.
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: pauljholden 12 September, 2019, 03:51:56 PM
fair.
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: maryanddavid 12 September, 2019, 03:54:06 PM
Great stuff, keep them coming!
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: pauljholden 18 September, 2019, 02:40:42 PM
I've set up a patreon with John for our folklore thursday comic: http://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion

Comics will always be free, but exploring other ways to help support it and us.

-pj
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: pauljholden 19 September, 2019, 10:30:00 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/folklore_010.png)

Blogging about it: https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-30056310

http://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion
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: Proudhuff 19 September, 2019, 12:54:29 PM
(http://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/folklore_008.png)

http://www.pauljholden.com/2019/09/05/folklore-thursday-labyrinth/

Is that one on the top right in Lucca, Northern Italy? I've seen it insitu  if it is, and I claim my five pounds  ;)
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: Funt Solo 19 September, 2019, 07:06:16 PM
These are great. Totally feeling the Labyrinth after (despite having the correct username and password) I couldn't log in to my hotmail (dated!) when on vacation. The security system wanted me to have remembered the subject lines of the last three emails in my inbox.

Uh-huh. That's realistic.
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: pauljholden 26 September, 2019, 02:30:22 PM
Double bubble this week, primarily because the list we use to create our folklore was, unbeknownst to us, changed - so the first of these had the longest time and is easily one of my favourites...

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/folklore_011.png)

But actually, given the three hour window I had to do this one, I quite like it too ...

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/folklore_053.png)

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: Bolt-01 26 September, 2019, 03:17:21 PM
Loving the colour highlights on ol' Herc.
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: TordelBack 26 September, 2019, 04:03:55 PM
Both of those are great. And always worth remembering that the authors of the Bible, whose musings on gays and women are infallible, also thought dead lions spontaneously generated bees.
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: Dandontdare 26 September, 2019, 04:43:19 PM
People had some odd ideas where things came from - it ws once belived that Geese hatched from barnacles!

Fab work as always PJ, loving these.
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: Mardroid 26 September, 2019, 07:58:29 PM
Both of those are great. And always worth remembering that the authors of the Bible, whose musings on gays and women are infallible, also thought dead lions spontaneously generated bees.

I don't think they did:
... and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.
Judges 14:8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jdg.14.8.KJV 

And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.
Judges 14:14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jdg.14.14.KJV   

You see the Bible story indicates that Samson found honey and bees in the carcase of a lion (presumably they were wild bees that built a nest there) and he made a riddle about the experience. There's nothing to indicate that they believed the bees actually spawned directly from the lion"s flesh.

Not to suggest PJs comic is wrong, depending on interpretation. If their pupal state hatched from eggs that were laid there, in a sense they did spawn from the carcase, in the same sense that I spawned from Lewisham hospital. That doesn't mean I'm a golem who phased out of the brickwork. Although I might someone look like one. 😝😝
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: Mardroid 26 September, 2019, 08:05:17 PM
Someone=sometimes. A spawn of predictive text there.
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: Greg M. 26 September, 2019, 08:09:41 PM
It was a fairly common belief that insects spontaneously generated in carcasses by application of the sun. Shakespeare famously references the notion in 'Hamlet' when he says "...if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog..."
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: M.I.K. 27 September, 2019, 03:27:11 AM
Whether they believed the bees magically sprung into existence or not, it is likely that the story was based on a genuine occurrence of bees nesting in a dead animal.

Still... at least they didn't believe anything really daft about bees, like they could process dead meat into honey or something. That would be totally un-bee-lievab... oh, hold on..

Link : Is that how bees actually work? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulture_bee)
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: TordelBack 27 September, 2019, 03:52:25 PM
Still... at least they didn't believe anything really daft about bees, like they could process dead meat into honey or something. That would be totally un-bee-lievab... oh, hold on..

Link : Is that how bees actually work? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulture_bee)

Cool! 

Amazing zoological insight aside, the other parts of Samson's story are full of useful moral instruction, such as "don't get tricked into having someone else break a vow your mother made on your behalf before you were born or God will desert you and you'll end up blinded and enslaved". 
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: Dandontdare 27 September, 2019, 04:28:39 PM
also, long hair is cool!
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: Funt Solo 29 September, 2019, 04:27:52 AM
Well, as badass as a corpse-honey sandwich might sound, there’s no record of this being tried yet. However, bee experts advise strongly against trying this – not because the honey might kill you (which it might), but because vulture bees store only enough of this material to sustain their hives, unlike common honeybees who produce far more than they need. (http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2018/01/18/this-species-of-bee-makes-honey-from-rotting-flesh/)
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: pauljholden 03 October, 2019, 07:28:44 PM
A new one!
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/C57278A4-66AF-4ACA-BD6D-34D8EE67961F.png)

No blog this week, too busy!
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: pauljholden 04 October, 2019, 08:41:43 PM
Turns out I DID find time to do a blog about it: https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-30476846

Better than that though, john also blogged background on The Morrigan : https://www.patreon.com/posts/12-morrigan-30400114
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: Proudhuff 08 October, 2019, 04:44:58 PM

And that gave rise to this:

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcS04FOsdsXMX91tk1tcK81qOmajuhsboWCkhKf1-bZz8NeIJluB91zUur3qllD2drf9EkNWYD3UI-dPwm9dy8F2NTmAEgoQ&usqp=CAY)

which i always wondered about as a child...
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: pauljholden 10 October, 2019, 04:12:33 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/folklore_013.png)

It has been a tougher week than I originally imagined it would be (and today spectacularly so) but here it is.

If you're a member of the patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion ) you'll see John has been writing short interesting accompanying essays to each - plus, over on twitter, my new archeological expert and twitter chum Dr Rena, has contributed some interesting notes about the archeology side of the strip - which you'll probably find as replies to my tweet here: https://twitter.com/pauljholden/status/1182207465221480453
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: TordelBack 10 October, 2019, 04:21:22 PM
As always you perform brilliantly under pressure!
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: maryanddavid 10 October, 2019, 04:25:22 PM
Great stuff as usual PJ.
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: Rately 10 October, 2019, 04:53:12 PM
Love it, PJ.
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: pauljholden 10 October, 2019, 10:54:55 PM
thanks all, found a bit of time to blog a bit about it (not sure if it's got anything in it that you need to read mind you...)

https://www.pauljholden.com/2019/10/10/folklore-thursday-chronos/
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: Bolt-01 11 October, 2019, 08:29:54 AM
Loving them all (who wouldn't) but that last one was superb.
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: Dandontdare 11 October, 2019, 10:39:17 AM
thanks all, found a bit of time to blog a bit about it (not sure if it's got anything in it that you need to read mind you...)

Have you considered a career in marketing?  :lol:
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: pauljholden 17 October, 2019, 05:53:52 PM
14!
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/D7710FDE-54D6-4392-9089-B8D28EF274AC.png)
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: pauljholden 24 October, 2019, 10:07:28 AM
15!
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/892D8F2F-E650-4387-859E-8AEA54618F52.jpeg)
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: Trooper McFad 24 October, 2019, 11:25:21 AM
Another great Fokelore PJ really like your fire breathing horse
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: Proudhuff 24 October, 2019, 11:56:48 AM
Great stuff!
I want closure on the pig thing tho  ::)
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: Tiplodocus 24 October, 2019, 10:33:33 PM
It's a beautiful place Orkney but when you read about the death and destruction that rained down on the fleets stationed there, you do begin think... is it a Hellmouth?


Or maybe it's not such a good location for a naval base after all
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: pauljholden 31 October, 2019, 11:38:36 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/88009801-3E84-40D6-850C-EB62E2BE2CA4-745x1024.png)
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/773B6668-86C4-4DE8-87CC-69412E4F93DA-745x1024.png)
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: pauljholden 07 November, 2019, 12:49:24 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/folklore_018.png)

If you’re enjoying these (were about a third of the way through a years worth!) you can sign up on patron to see them early www.patreon.com/holdenreppion (http://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion)
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: Rately 07 November, 2019, 12:56:48 PM
Lovely stuff.

That first panel is absolutely gorgeous, PJ.

Rising up from a well? Maybe a bit of inspiration for The Ring series.
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: Bolt-01 07 November, 2019, 01:16:36 PM
Beautiful use of colour as well.
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: pauljholden 14 November, 2019, 11:31:17 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/folklore_019.png)
Full details of the page at https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-31525094
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: pauljholden 14 November, 2019, 04:24:24 PM
John has been writing short essays to accompany these strips, you'll find 'em on the patreon.
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: JayzusB.Christ 16 November, 2019, 11:08:37 PM
Ahh, they're great, these. Right up my street.
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: pauljholden 21 November, 2019, 09:28:25 AM
AT LAST THE TRUTH ABOUT VRILLON!

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/folklore_020.png)

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: CalHab 21 November, 2019, 11:37:48 AM
I'm really enjoying these. Are you planning a collection?
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: pauljholden 21 November, 2019, 11:44:39 AM
think so. Plenty of time ahead, but yeagh, John's writing essays, and I';m hoping we'll either kickstart or find a publisher, ideally in an overlarge coffee table book size :)
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: CalHab 21 November, 2019, 03:15:04 PM
Brilliant! I'll watch out for that.
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: Rately 21 November, 2019, 04:09:49 PM
Love it!

Mothman and Indrid Cold vibes!
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: pauljholden 28 November, 2019, 01:24:39 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/folklore_021.png)

Yes. they're all who you think they are. Nope, John did not ask that I do this - rather I did it because it seemed fun to me.

Details here : https://www.pauljholden.com/2019/11/28/folklore-thursday-rubezahl/

You can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion
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: pauljholden 05 December, 2019, 10:39:37 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/folklore_022.png)

Read about it on the patreon (it's free, but if you want to read the comics early, you can subscribe that helps us too!)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-cat-32057913

Next week's is the last of the year! (And it's available RIGHT NOW FOR BACKERS!)
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: Funt Solo 07 December, 2019, 04:15:43 AM
Saw this and thought of your work: A dangerous dive into a medieval mystery (https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07wsv3j/a-dangerous-dive-into-a-medieval-mystery)
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: pauljholden 12 December, 2019, 09:49:38 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/folklore_023.png)

Last one of the year... (unless we do another, in which case you'd probably need to follow our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion )

-PJ
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: Proudhuff 12 December, 2019, 09:55:33 AM
great stuff, would be wonderful to see you do the Norse sagas...
 
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: Jim_Campbell 12 December, 2019, 10:17:55 AM
great stuff, would be wonderful to see you do the Norse sagas...

You can lead a Norse to water…
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: Bolt-01 12 December, 2019, 10:56:42 AM
Lovely. You and John are really making some great comics here.
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: JayzusB.Christ 19 December, 2019, 12:12:00 AM
Haven't checked into this thread in a while.  Lovely stuff.
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: pauljholden 19 December, 2019, 01:52:37 PM
I fibbed... here's a two tweet/two page xmas special...
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/folklore_024.png)
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/folklore_025.png)
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: pauljholden 02 January, 2020, 10:15:49 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/folklore_026.png)

Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-32759115
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: Bolt-01 02 January, 2020, 11:07:15 AM
Beautiful - and all in a single page.
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: pauljholden 09 January, 2020, 09:23:38 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/folklore_027.png)

John writes essays for all of these strips on our patreon, they're free to read, but we'd love your support (even as little as $1 can help!)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/25-cray-32915599


And I usually annotate my art over there too. https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-cray-32916212

If you do support us you get to read these things as soon as they're posted (I usually do the art around sunday/monday)
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: pauljholden 16 January, 2020, 10:19:53 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/folklore_028.png)

Me talking about this page: https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-33143309
John talking about Hidebehinds: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26-hidebehind-33115879
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: Proudhuff 16 January, 2020, 10:24:35 AM
Keep on truckin' PJ!
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: pauljholden 23 January, 2020, 09:50:02 AM
Something a bit more scripted, again johns tweets formed the captions and I wrote a story around them...

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/folklore-letters_031.png)
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: Rately 23 January, 2020, 01:30:20 PM
That might be my favourite of the bunch. Absolutely lovely.

Any chance Al Ewing could write a Swamp Thing / Constantine series, and you could draw it PJ?
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: Jim_Campbell 23 January, 2020, 01:48:53 PM
Any chance Al Ewing could write a Swamp Thing / Constantine series, and you could draw it PJ?

That's not Swamp Thing and Constantine. They're DC copyright and PJ would never infringe on their copyrights. That's, errrm… Marsh Bloke and Con Johnstantine. Honest.
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: Bolt-01 23 January, 2020, 01:58:58 PM
snigger...

again - a fine example of what can be done with a single page in the right hands.
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: Rately 23 January, 2020, 02:07:47 PM
Any chance Al Ewing could write a Swamp Thing / Constantine series, and you could draw it PJ?

That's not Swamp Thing and Constantine. They're DC copyright and PJ would never infringe on their copyrights. That's, errrm… Marsh Bloke and Con Johnstantine. Honest.

 :-[  :lol:
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: pauljholden 23 January, 2020, 02:29:10 PM
Any chance Al Ewing could write a Swamp Thing / Constantine series, and you could draw it PJ?

That's not Swamp Thing and Constantine. They're DC copyright and PJ would never infringe on their copyrights. That's, errrm… Marsh Bloke and Con Johnstantine. Honest.

Uhm, it’s actually Muckman and Jack. A cosmic crime fighting duo who use magic to take down various folklore creatures...

I’m sure we’ll see them again (but probably not...)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 23 January, 2020, 02:30:39 PM
That might be my favourite of the bunch. Absolutely lovely.

Any chance Al Ewing could write a Swamp Thing / Constantine series, and you could draw it PJ?

Look, I’ll not* lie - this is 100% what is happening right now.

(by which I mean this is absolutely a lie)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Rately 23 January, 2020, 03:12:30 PM
That might be my favourite of the bunch. Absolutely lovely.

Any chance Al Ewing could write a Swamp Thing / Constantine series, and you could draw it PJ?

Look, I’ll not* lie - this is 100% what is happening right now.

(by which I mean this is absolutely a lie)

 :lol:

Well, I will keep the fingers, and just about everything else, crossed and hope the stars align and we get to see more from Muckman and Jack!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Funt Solo 23 January, 2020, 07:08:23 PM
The Keep on Truckin' thing I had only seen once before, from the Perry Bible Fellowship:

(https://pbfcomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/PBF189-Keep_on_Truckin.png)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 30 January, 2020, 12:54:28 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/folklore_032.png)

Would love your (financial) support for this project: https://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion

We're coming up to an end of year 1 in July, I think, probably take a short break and come back with a year two project that is bigger in scope...

-pj
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 06 February, 2020, 09:52:33 AM
AT LAST! BEOWULF!

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/folklore_033.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-beowulf-33684313

John will have an essay about Beowulf up on our patreon at about 1:30 today!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 06 February, 2020, 02:04:11 PM
As promised:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/28-beowulf-33702373
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: pauljholden 13 February, 2020, 10:33:08 AM
Anteros, the gross god of unrequited love...
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/folklore_033-1.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-anteros-33950379
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Colin YNWA 14 February, 2020, 08:45:31 AM
That one is absolutely fantastic!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Rogue Judge 14 February, 2020, 04:32:43 PM
Yeah that's my favorite one yet. A complete story on one page (that leaves you wanting more)
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: TordelBack 15 February, 2020, 09:35:54 AM
Definitely. And who knew PJ harboured a Rembrandt-like genius for self-portraiture.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 15 February, 2020, 11:00:25 AM
I can only draw what I know...
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 20 February, 2020, 11:48:34 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/folklore_034.png)

As ever head over to patreon for the full skinny:

http://www.patreon.com/holdenreppion
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 20 February, 2020, 01:15:08 PM
Like!

Nothing, repeat nothing can transport to another reality like a good book.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Colin YNWA 20 February, 2020, 04:59:22 PM
Well after loving last week's this one is possibly even better. Hat appropriately off to you both.
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: Funt Solo 20 February, 2020, 06:47:05 PM
So good.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 27 February, 2020, 09:58:14 AM
Dragoni

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/folklore_035.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-dragoni-34338860
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: Tiplodocus 29 February, 2020, 01:36:50 PM
Brilliant.

But shouldn't it be "Scaly Movie"?
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 29 February, 2020, 05:53:22 PM
The last panel is a roughly based on the work of Richard Scarry - so it's a VERY CLEVER IN-JOKE.

-PJ
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 05 March, 2020, 11:14:10 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/folklore_037.png)
Kali

https://www.pauljholden.com/2020/03/05/folklore-thursday-kali/
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 12 March, 2020, 09:53:54 AM
Sin-Eater

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/folklore_038.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-sin-34701924
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Rogue Judge 14 March, 2020, 06:21:12 AM
I've never heard of a Sin-eater...disturbing!
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: Jim_Campbell 14 March, 2020, 08:15:00 AM
I've never heard of a Sin-eater...disturbing!

Unless I'm mis-remembering horribly, it was John Smith's original title for Devlin Waugh.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: I, Cosh 14 March, 2020, 09:12:32 AM
I've never heard of a Sin-eater...disturbing!
Unless I'm mis-remembering horribly, it was John Smith's original title for Devlin Waugh.
Because he's So Macho...?
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Dandontdare 15 March, 2020, 10:01:06 AM
I've never heard of a Sin-eater...disturbing!

Unless I'm mis-remembering horribly, it was John Smith's original title for Devlin Waugh.

I first came across the term from a Spiderman villain in the 80s, but it was years before I discovered the origin of the name
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: TordelBack 15 March, 2020, 10:08:47 AM
I've never heard of a Sin-eater...disturbing!
Unless I'm mis-remembering horribly, it was John Smith's original title for Devlin Waugh.
Because he's So Macho...?

Post of the Century, this.

But you still deserve to be torn apart by an angry mob.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 19 March, 2020, 03:03:22 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/folklore_039.jpg)


https://www.patreon.com/posts/34947246
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 19 March, 2020, 03:10:04 PM
Not checked this in any way, but isn't this what Gawain does to the Green Knight?
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: pauljholden 19 March, 2020, 03:11:33 PM
I believe so.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 19 March, 2020, 03:14:27 PM
Interesting. I must admit the whole Pagan vs Christian aspect of the Arthurian legends is something I never even thought of growing up.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 26 March, 2020, 07:44:34 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/folklore_040.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-shoe-35222173
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 02 April, 2020, 12:39:18 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/folklore_041.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-henbane-35445262
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 09 April, 2020, 01:37:48 PM
Folklore Thursday for Easter:
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/folklore_042.png)

Special Colouring in page for kids...
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/folklore_nowash_042.png)

John's Easter Essay: https://www.patreon.com/posts/35809322
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 10 April, 2020, 12:32:53 PM
Fantastic. Really liking these.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Dandontdare 10 April, 2020, 11:16:17 PM
People always thought hares were magical - they are the only mammals who can conceive whilst already pregnant, and many of the myths and legends (across multiple cultures) relate to Spring, fertility and rebirth. Maddy Prior (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCMKYfeBmrU) taught me that!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 18 April, 2020, 05:42:15 PM
Folklore Thursday (running a bit late on updates for this)

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/81964902-7A89-484A-B2CF-55D037E8CFDC.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-36025199

: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 01 May, 2020, 01:51:28 PM
Missed posting this last week for personal reasons, and now folklore Thursday this week at all. Normal service should resume next week.

In the meantime, if you're really keen go follow us on patreon.com/holdenreppion

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/folklore_043.png)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: maryanddavid 04 May, 2020, 11:10:56 PM
Like it! Like the ring forts of 'fairy forts' here, its considered bad luck to disturb them in any way.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 04 May, 2020, 11:15:28 PM
Like it! Like the ring forts of 'fairy forts' here, its considered bad luck to disturb them in any way.

I know!
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/folklore_003.png)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: maryanddavid 04 May, 2020, 11:36:00 PM
Spooky! :D
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 07 May, 2020, 09:54:45 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/folklore_044.png)

Link to me talking about the image: https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-jack-in-36792915
Link to John's essay about Jack-in-The-Green : https://www.patreon.com/posts/40-jack-in-green-36842947

: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 07 May, 2020, 04:17:54 PM
Not said much about these lately - but they are great - I'm really enjoying the side reading too.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 14 May, 2020, 10:55:37 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/folklore_045.png)

From Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-sphinx-37068897
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: maryanddavid 14 May, 2020, 10:45:14 PM
Great stuff PJ!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 15 May, 2020, 09:13:29 AM
Aye, we've been spoiled by PJ lately.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: broodblik 15 May, 2020, 09:24:30 AM
Must agree great stuff. Thank you PJ
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Woolly 17 May, 2020, 08:14:44 PM
I'm absolutely loving these, but can't help but think that some are missing a second page!
(Not a criticism - I just want more  ;))
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 18 May, 2020, 10:47:48 AM
Thanks all, just uploaded another on to the patreon, if you’re a subscriber at patreon.com/holdenreppion you can read it right now.

After that there are 10 more to go, then that’s the end of year 1! Slightly astonished we’re that close to the end...
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 21 May, 2020, 10:38:30 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/folklore_046.png)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/folklore-fire-37227619

: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Bolt-01 21 May, 2020, 11:43:16 AM
beautifully textured, thanks gents!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 28 May, 2020, 11:17:57 PM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/folklore_047.png)

And accompanying blog post  https://www.patreon.com/posts/37583384

John wrote an essay to go with it https://www.patreon.com/posts/37563345
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: M.I.K. 29 May, 2020, 04:28:34 AM
That's reminded me of a story that went around my primary school in the 1980s that some Mars bars were poisonous because they contained monkeys' brains or possibly rat poison and you could tell the ones that had the monkeys' brains/rat poison in because they were marked with an 'X'.

This led to at least a couple of children at my school going into shops and intentionally attempting to score crosses into the bars through the wrappers to freak people out.

I vaguely remember news stories at the time about Mars carrying out animal testing and had assumed that the playground rumour was a garbled version of the real story, but it seems that it wasn't all that garbled.

In 1984, the Animal Liberation Front claimed to various media outlets that they'd injected Mars bars across the country with rat poison. Some police forces received some of these supposedly contaminated Mars bars, some of which were marked with a large cross...

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1984/nov/19/confectionery-poisoning (https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1984/nov/19/confectionery-poisoning)



: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Rately 29 May, 2020, 09:41:57 AM
That's brilliant!

My gran terrorised us about chewing gum. I still worry.

M.I.K., that is absolutely bonkers. The thought of the food chain being infected is a longstanding Urban Myth generator, then you read about the Tylenol Killer and its clear so many of these Urban Myths come about as bastardisations of real events.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Jim_Campbell 29 May, 2020, 09:45:18 AM
In 1984, the Animal Liberation Front claimed to various media outlets that they'd injected Mars bars across the country with rat poison.

Leading to the (rather good, I thought) joke about Mars, Bringer of Warfarin.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Mardroid 31 May, 2020, 04:14:56 PM
I was (and still sometimes am) one of those kids who ate the entire apple, pips and all.

I never came across the tree growing myth, although a Canadian lodger starting with us for me it could mess up my stomach.

I didn't know that pips contained trace amounts of hydrogen cyanide either. Yikes!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Funt Solo 31 May, 2020, 06:48:51 PM
Wait - so swallowing chewing gum isn't bad for you?

---

Three seconds of research (https://www.mayoclinic.org/digestive-system/expert-answers/faq-20058446) later: "large amounts of swallowed gum combined with constipation have blocked intestines in children". But mostly it just comes out in your poo.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 04 June, 2020, 10:22:57 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/folklore_048.png)

Links:

Me blogging about it at patreon (https://www.patreon.com/posts/37733829) (and if you can afford to support us that would be awesome!)

AND NEW: Redbubble store you can buy all sorts of things with it on it! https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/49612112
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 11 June, 2020, 10:19:58 AM
We've taken the unusual step of adding a trigger warning to this week's folklore Thursday.

The strip contains imagery showing the results of a sexual assault, and you can read the uncensored strip at our patreon. https://www.patreon.com/posts/38086155

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/folklore-trigger_049-745x1024.png)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Proudhuff 13 June, 2020, 06:14:14 PM
Great stuff, yes those Greek gods were shits, and it's a truism that there are two sides to every story,
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: TordelBack 13 June, 2020, 09:28:36 PM
Stunning. A single page that tells you more about Medusa than anyone since Ovid.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 15 June, 2020, 08:49:24 PM
A little preview of this week's strip...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eak3e0lXQAEzrDh?format=jpg&name=medium)

www.patreon.com/holdenreppion to subscribe and read the strip early! (otherwise you'll get it for free on thursday...)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Greg M. 15 June, 2020, 08:57:22 PM
Irrepressible.
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: Colin YNWA 15 June, 2020, 08:58:33 PM
Monkey magic.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Rogue Judge 18 June, 2020, 02:23:55 AM
It's the Koolaid monkey!  "oh yeah!!"
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 18 June, 2020, 10:03:50 AM
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/folklore_050.jpg)

Read about it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38268879

And you can buy some redbubble prints if you like here: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/50494330

And John has written an accompanying essay over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38272905
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 18 June, 2020, 10:05:09 AM
(apologies to letteres everywhere looking at this, and especially panel 2-  I do these things at speed, John sends a tweet, I write and pencil and ink and colour and letter the strip in 3/4 hours)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Mardroid 23 June, 2020, 12:44:32 PM
I've heard of Monkey ( my experience was mainly via the TV  shows and I remember a book in the school library although I never read it). I did not know he hatched from an egg, however.😆
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 25 June, 2020, 09:50:33 AM
Folklore Thursday: Egg

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/folklore_recolour_051.png)

There's an alternative colour version of this over at patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38563400
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 03 July, 2020, 12:08:22 PM
Only three more to go until the end of the first year...!

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/folklore_052.png)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Colin YNWA 03 July, 2020, 12:37:48 PM
Fantastic!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 23 July, 2020, 10:30:03 AM
Catching up, cus we're all done now!

Here's last week's:
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/folklore_053.png)
And here's this week's...
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/folklore_055.png)
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/folklore_056_057.png)


Click the link here for a much larger, more readable version of this one:
https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/folklore_056_057.png

Which brings us to the end of Folklore Thursday. John and I will continue making weekly comics, I'm sure some could even be classified as folklore, but the plan is something different...
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Dandontdare 23 July, 2020, 10:38:19 AM
Can't believe it's been a year already. I'm absolutely loving these. I'm usually familiar with most of the myths, but I've learned quite a lot of new stuff too - I'm just googling "zaratan" as the only giant turtle I'm familiar with is the Great A'Tuin.
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 23 July, 2020, 10:47:31 AM
oops! One more I missed
(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/4E3C1F6A-198A-4398-B96C-0A794A4F8C66.png)
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: CalHab 23 July, 2020, 11:06:23 AM
These have been great. Are you planning a collection on Kickstarter or similar?
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: pauljholden 23 July, 2020, 11:10:05 AM
These have been great. Are you planning a collection on Kickstarter or similar?

YES

More as we have it!
: Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
: Laser Skeleton 23 July, 2020, 12:47:18 PM
These are just brilliant and would make a fantastic book collection.