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Sword & Sarcasm

Medieval fantasy fun with a cartoon edge!

In the first decade of the 2000s, webcomics were making serious inroads into the industry — and artist Chuck Fiala and I decided to try our own hand with one. Sword & Sarcasm launched in March 2008 with twice-a-week strips.

The strip followed Herbert, a half-minotaur/half-cow who's a mercenary with heart. He also has a curse, forcing him to serve the most annoying person in the world, Duke Benedict. Herbert and Benedict traveled a fantasy world meeting conniving aristocrats, calculating werewolves, smart-aleck ducks, and, eventually, the slinky cat-girl sorceress, Casmerelda.

The strip had readers in the thousands, but I was working on many other projects simultaneously, and eventually Chuck and I cut back to one strip a week. With limited time, it wasn't really possible to participate in the webcomic community, which is essential for financial success. The last episode, #166, ran on August 8, 2010, and we collected the entire series — a completed storyline — into a digital graphic novel for DriveThruComics.


This book is available digitally from DriveThruComics.

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