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Cast Page is UP!

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Wait no more!  The cast page is finally up!  Now, all our twenty visitors can find out exactly what the hell is going on!

I invite all our gentle readers to waltz themselves in a genteel manner to the cast page and inspect it at their pleasure.


Artist and Purveyor of Reasonable Humour

Creators’ Page

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The creators’ page has now been establish’d! On such page, I have included an electronic post address through which our numerous readers may converse with myself and my esteemed colleague, A on any such matter that may concern this web-cartoon.

In other words, check it out!


Artist and General Layabout

The Alco-Log

Friday, March 6th, 2009

My colleague, A, ever the curious economist that she is, struck upon an idea for which to perform an experiment in household economics.  No, I don’t mean instructing teenagers how to clean a kitchen or bake a cake, but economics in the form of what goes into my liver.

Thus was born the Alco-Log. At first, I thought this a cruel way to point out I have a problem, which I don’t.  I’m a drunk, not an alcoholic.  Alcoholics go to meetings.

At first, this Alco-Log was to be a simple inventory of my liver abuse, but this is much too simple, A thought.  This has been upgraded to listing the source of the ale of which I consume, its price, and date of which I consume said tasty brews.  In addition, my dad has been recruited as well to suffer with me.  But, suffer is such a strong word.  My interest has been piqued by my colleague’s excitment over this experiment.  A delicious, hoppy, full-bodied, and creamy-headed experiment.


Regarding the Alco-Log

Friday, March 6th, 2009


Let me tell you, if I could get a sample size of 1,000 or more people with a years worth of Alco-log-ism, I could write a paper of NOBEL proportions!

So… if anyone out in internet land would want to aid me in my THIRST (haha) FOR KNOWLEDGE, try keeping an Alco-log! be sure to list you age, gender, employment status, marital status, number of children and any other information so that all variables can be properly regressed.  Then in the log itself, simply list the type of drink, how much consumed, and the date and time of consumption.

As of right now I have no initial hypotheses, but I am very interested to see if any correlations occur. 

If I can get no other volunteers for my mini-study, I’ll simply have to write a paper on the habits of my brother, which would be much less scientifically significant and Nobel Prize worthy, but still interesting.

Forever yours in science,



New England Webcomics Weekend

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I will be first to admit that I have seriously dropped the ball.  Although, perhaps what I have done is violently shot it out of a cannon into the Grand Canyon.  In any case, myself, and my esteemed colleague, A, who did the vast majority of planning for this trip, will be present at this upcoming weekend’s festival of Internet-based cartoon jollilty.

As we are not quite famous or wealthy enough yet, the staff of Baroquen will not have a booth of any kind.  Considering that all twenty of the reading Gentry of this comic are unlikely to attend, makes the idea of getting a booth rather more absurd.  However, perhaps in a year, that may change.


If you really have your heart set on meeting myself or my esteemed colleague, I will likely be wearing a camel-coloured fedora.  There is also an associated Public-House Crawl which myself and A will attend on Friday, the 20th of March.  I may not be wearing the fedora that evening, but may instead be spotted wearing a British Second World War helmet.

If I meet one member of the Gentry I will be thrilled!

For more information on the New England Webcomics Weekend, click HERE!

Until next time, I am,

Your most faithful and obedient humourist,


Artist and noted Idler

The Hostelry

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

My good readers, may I present to you with great fan-fare, The Hostelry, our very own message-board for the discussion of a wide-array of topics, including, but not limited to, the most recent cartoon update, travel to the continent, and which wig powder is most in vogue.

I hope to see posts and comments from all twenty of my valued and loyal readers and look forward to sharing a pint of mild-and-bitter over at the bar!

You can find the link to Baroquen’s welcoming electronic-public-house to the left, or at here.

Until then, I am,

Your most obedient and humble Artist,


Artist and noted Pie Tosser

The Most Notorious Post

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Pardon the filler, but yesterday it was in the 90s and thinking hard about a comic was not a priority.  So, here is Alistair as Stede Bonnet the Gentleman Pirate.

And in addition to sweating it out in the heat at work, I was also reading Captain Charles Johnson’s A General History of the Murders and Robberies of the Most Notorious Pirates. AVAST, ME HEARTIES!

I thoroughly reccommend to all my readers that they set sail to the forum over at The Hostelry!

Until next time I am,

Your most faithful and humble servant,

“Captain” S

Notorious vagabond and artist

Creative Rest

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

As all twenty of you may have noticed, there was not an illustrated caricature on Monday.  This is because my mind is blown and the creative gland is dry.  I’m hoping to get started back up soon and I promise there will be a comic next Monday at the very latest.

I’m proud of where this comic is going, and I’m looking forward to advertising.  I’m most proud that this is the first deadline I’ve missed in six months.  Many webcomics, even the more famous ones have difficulty making any deadlines!

So, to you, the Gentle Reader, I apologise for not providing quality humour with an eighteenth century twist, and am working hard to massage my broken creativitiy gland.

Until then, I am,

Your most Obedient and Humble Dude,


Artist and Exuberant Amateur Scholar

Comic Delay!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

First of all, allow me to assure all of my readers that there will be a comic today!

Father’s Day was nice in that I spent it with my dad, eating and drinking.  Which inhibited my ability to write, much less draw, something remotely funny.

In addition, the consumption of beer makes it difficult to draw something worthy of putting on this website.

In any case, do expect to see a comic today after five in the evening, EDT.

Until next time, I am,

Your most faithful and obedient humourist,


Artist and lazy bones

I’m better than John Tenniel

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Today’s comic (August 10) is a victory for me over deceased 19th century British caricaturist John Tenniel.  Tenniel is most famous for his illustrations in Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories.

In looking on my victory, it feels hollow.  Its not entirely fair to have a contest with a man who’s been dead nearly a century.

In any case, today’s comic references a famous lost Alice story.  The legend goes like this:  In the lead up to his publication of Through the Looking Glass Tenniel sent Carroll a letter regarding the chapter “Wasp in a Wig.”  Tenniel said that drawing a wasp in a wig was “artistically impossible” and that the chapter didn’t “interest [him] in the slightest.”

So, with the deadline for the book coming up, Carroll scrapped it, locked it away in a secret vault in the darkest parts of British East Africa, protected by numerous jungles, beasts, and a chap named “Jabber” MacBarcobb.

Needless to say, the story of the wasp was thought to be a myth and that anyone who sought it out was destined for a slow death in the belly of the Jabberwocky.  That is…until 1974.

Yes, 1974, an eventful year.  Nixon resigned, the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Foreman and Ali took place, ABBA won Eurovision, and the “Wasp” flew again!

And so, to you, my beloved twenty-or-so readers, I have bested Mr Tenniel!  Only 138 years later, the Wasp and his wig has been ILLUSTRATED.

Below the cut is the missing chapter.