Monday, 9 December 2013

A 'short' Knight's Tale


A quick bonus post to publicly thank Andrew 'Loki' Saunders of 'Loki's Great Hall' fame for this rather splendid addition to my collection.  I have long admired Andrew's brushwork and so was thrilled when I heard that I had scooped this fine miniature as part of his 75,000 page view giveaway.


Even better in the flesh, as it were, I decided that this brave little chap needed an adventure all of his own and set about creating a silly story using the 'Comic Life' software that I invested in last month.  




I would like to point out that no Dragons, or for that matter brave Knights were injured in the making of this comic strip; in fact the Dragon was abled played by 'Spiny' the Spinosauras, a new arrival to 'Awdry Towers' - another splendid birthday gift from the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry'!

69 comments:

  1. Excellent and very, very funny, I love this story!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  2. A splendid gift and very cool comic.

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  3. Hola
    Muy guapa la figura
    Y me encanta lo que as echo con las figuras tipo cómic
    un saludo

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  4. Great looking kniggit..I see the Dragon likes canned meat.

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  5. A splendid post Sir Michael!

    *no Bloggers were harmed in the posting of this comment

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, although it came close a couple of times when I kept making spelling mistakes.

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  6. Very enjoyable. Clever creative way to display your figures.

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    1. Thank you Jay, I think I might persevere with it for a bit longer.

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  7. The hero dies ? - It'll never catch on as a series !

    Lol and a great knight.

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    1. Oh, that's a good point! Back to the drawing board eh?

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  8. Very funny comic, Michael. A good read on a grey and cloudy monday afternoon.
    :-)

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    1. I am glad to have brightened your day Stefan.

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  9. Well done and what a lovely tale.

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  10. our hero toasted! very cleverly done..

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  11. You've really out done yourself with this one.

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    1. Thank you Robert, it sort of got big on me!

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  12. Wonderfully cool! Fine figure and very amusing comic strip.

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  13. Nicely done Michael, I have one of these figures picked up at Blog-Con...and voted!

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    1. Thank you my good man, it is great to have a Loki original, need a Francis Lee now!

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  14. That is a lovely, well painted figure, deserves the full colour treatment I reckon.

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    1. Thank you Matt, colour certainly looks like it might have the upper hand.

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  15. Yes, I* like the colour one best too! Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, technicolor seems to be winning the day.

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  16. Bloody brilliant Sir Michael. I voted and it seems clear that we like the colour one the best. You never cease to amaze me good sir!

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    1. Thank you my good lady, one always like to keep you all entertained

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  17. Now, were those big chaps Timpo knights? I owned a good number of them around 40 years ago... ah, nostalgia!

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    1. Good spot Ev, but they are actually Timpo rip offs that I got in a mixed bag when building up an old collection. If you want nostalgia check out the Timpo link in the Minutiae side bar.

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  18. What a great figure and a fitting comic strip too, well done Michael and Loki

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    1. You are absolutely right, Loki's figure is the star of the show.

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  19. funny comic!
    i like the colored one (and i voted for it).
    bye

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    1. Thank you Luca and for taking part too.

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  20. Wow is that good! Is there a template for making comic book pages?

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    1. Hi Scott, its a download called Comic Life. There is a free trial available, but It was so much fun that I invested in the full deal.

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  21. Hilarious! I did not see that coming!

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    1. It was a nice break from the prepping too!

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  22. I've also got a few Loki originals, they'll be worth mill-yuns in the future! Love the cartoon, poor chap!

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  23. A fun post. It's full color for me.

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    1. It would appear you're not the only one and thank you.

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  24. Excellent stuff there Michael!

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  25. I can see that this is a short tale. Splendid work, Michael.

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  26. Very nice. I like #2 a little better and think that adding in some color would make it perfect.

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  27. I dont know how I missed this Michael, absolutely hilarious the colour wins it for me :)

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