Shakespeare: The Lost Years

It's SHAKESPEARE MONTH here at Good Tickle Brain! Today we take a look at one of the most exciting period in Shakespeare's life: that seven-year gap when we have no documentation as to his activites and can thus imagine him doing ANYTHING.

I kind of love it that we don't know exactly what Shakespeare was doing during this time. It's nice to have a few unanswered questions. 

Tune in Thursday to see Shakespeare's triumphant emergence in London! 

Shakespeare: The Youth

It's SHAKESPEARE MONTH! Let's continue our journey through the timeline of Shakespeare's life with today's installment taking a closer look at Shakespeare's salad days in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Tune in next week to find out all about those missing seven years!

Shakespeare: The Timeline

It's April, which means it's SHAKESPEARE MONTH! All month I'll be running a series of biographical Shakespeare comics. Now, I'd like to state up front that I'm not a Shakespeare historian: I'm a Shakespeare cartoonist, and the two are very different things. So if there's something glaringly incorrect, I apologize in advance.

(And no, saying Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him is not glaringly incorrect. Go find an Oxfordian stick figure comic to follow or something.)

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Tune in for the next installment on Thursday!

Stick Figure Iconography: Prospero

For the last (for the moment, anyways) installment of this month's Shakespearean Stick Figure Iconography series, we're going to take a look at that very iconic sorcerer, Prospero!

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Of course, one of the most memorable Prosperos I've ever seen was Patrick Stewart as a bald, clean-shaven, fur-clad arctic Prospero, and female Prosperos are becoming more and more widespread, so obviously these signifiers are not universal...

....except the stick. He's always got his stick.

Tune in next week as we start on an April Shakespeare special!