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There’s a book called the Lexicon of Comicana written by Mort Walker where he coined many of these terms. He also named Saturn-shaped objects called “quimps.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lexicon_of_Comicana
Those symbols when strung together are called a “Grawlix” – so they are part of Sir Quimp of Grawlix’s family crest. :)
It’s his emblem. It’s a bit easier to see on the book cover here: http://steveconley.com/product/the-middle-age-book-two-softcover-edition/ His original emblem was more of a full crest but I found it was too vertical to be seen across our hero’s wide midsection.
My two cats have been very kind to pose for me. :)
Hi, Doug! Thanks for asking! :) Patreon is a site which lets people support artists and content they like with small monthly donations (kind of like a rolling Kickstarter or a tiny tiny Netflix but for a single creator, project or team). Each month, fans give $1 or more and it helps pay to make this comic strip possible. I currently have 43 supporters and when I reach 100, it will enable me to add a second episode of The Middle Age each week. And so on. The more support I get, the more time I can spend drawing knights, wizards and ducks. And Patreon supporters – depending on the amount they contribute – get rewards like larger versions of the strips, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, desktop and mobile device wallpapers, sketches, autographed books, and even original art. You can learn more at patreon.com/steveconley
Thanks to everyone for the kind and brilliant comments, and for the likes, favorites and shares! And extra thanks to new Patreon supporter Jonathan! :)
Extra thanks to new Patreon supporter Ian! We’re almost half way to having two strips per week! Learn more at www.patreon.com/steveconley
Thanks for the notes! I wish I could produce more per week too. That said, I spent two days drawing and coloring thorns so I’m really glad The Middle Age isn’t daily yet or I’d have blown up my schedule. :)
It seems like a lot of new people are discovering the strip. Thanks so much for the very kind comments. Your kindness and encouragement mean the world to me!
I really glad you’re enjoying the strip. Thanks so much for the kind words! :D