28th Jul 2013, 5:34 AM in Babble Banter Brouhaha

Urban sophisticate Tamlin

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Urban sophisticate Tamlin
Oh, all right. There's a bit of a tale to that. Many years ago, a viking ship was spotted on the shores of Clwyd-Rhan. People expected trouble. They didn't expect it to come in the form of one man and one woman. The viking ship just left. At the time, I was living in a nearby town, making an urban, sophisticated living
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Reinder Dijkhuis 28th Jul 2013, 5:34 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Footnote and disclaimer

  1. I don't think Viking ships really carried boats, and small craft from the Viking era were usually flatter, wider and generally better-drawn than the boat shown here. If I had a lot of money I'd hire someone to draw ships for me.

  2. Most of my information about the Viking era comes from one book, Vikings : The North Atlantic Saga, which is beautifully illustrated and tells you all there is to know about the Viking journeys in the North Atlantic, including areas of dispute between historians. It mentions somewhere that the Norse had quite a bit of cultural contact with the Finns, and it didn't rule out that Finns traveled with Vikings, even if it must have been a rare occurence.

  3. I really ought to point out that while I put what little I know about medieval Finnish culture and mythology into the strip, the Finns in Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan are no more real Finns than the Visigoths in the excellent comic book The Replacement God are real Goths. The upside is that you won't see any of my Finns yakking into Nokias. It's fantasy, remember?

Originally published on May 11, 2001. This is the 500th update in the ComicFury archive for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan.