Stick Figure Iconography: Shakespeare

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday! To celebrate, here’s a look at Shakespeare’s iconography.


My Plot (a Shakespearean Hamilton parody)

Dear old Shakespeare's birthday/deathday is coming up this Sunday! To celebrate, I've written him a little song.

....OK, I've stolen a song from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton and then rewritten all the lyrics. 


Happy Deathday, Shakespeare!

It's finally April 23rd, 2016! Or, as millions of Shakespeare geeks around the world call it, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death!

Thanks a bunch, Bill. It's all been so much fun, and there's no end in sight.

For more Shakespeare 400 fun, be sure to check out my Shakespeare Play Flowchart and my Board Game of Shakespeare's Life! Also, be sure to sign up for my weekly e-mail newsletter to be notified of when posters of my flowchart will be made available.

And remember, if you're in D.C. you should come see me speak and do some live-drawing on stage at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Friday, April 29th at 6:00pm!


The Game of Shakespeare's Life!

Continuing our epic journey towards Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary on Saturday, here is a handy-dandy board game that allows you to relive all the exciting ups and downs of this master playwright's eventful life!

For all my fellow board game geeks out there: I know this is a totally rudimentary roll-and-move luck-fest with no strategy. I'm sorry. I actually started out designing a slightly more interesting game, but it was clear that I couldn't both draw a comic and design a functional board game within the space of two days, so this is what you get.

Also, so many of you were gratifying excited about my Shakespeare Play Flowchart from Tuesday that I WILL be making a poster of it available. I have to re-design it a bit to make it more poster friendly, so it might be a little while. If you want to stay updated on the poster, as well as all other Good Tickle Brain news, sign up for my weekly newsletter. In addition to news, you get a weekly digest of my comics plus exclusive behind-the-scenes peeks and book/DVD reviews. 

Good Tickle Brain at the Folger Library!

In just 8 DAYS I will be speaking at the Folger Shakespeare Library! In case you've missed my previous announcements on this, here are the basic facts:

  • WHO: Me!
  • WHAT: Talking about my comic and live-drawing on stage
  • WHERE: The Folger Theater, Washington D.C.
  • WHEN: Friday, April 29, at 6:00pm
  • WHY: Because it's going to be REALLY SUPER FUN
  • HOW MUCH: Nothing! It's absolutely FREE! You can reserve a FREE ticket at the Folger website.

Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!

Today's comic is super-early, because I'm super-excited that it's Shakespeare's 450th birthday! Let's celebrate!

Let's give thanks to Shakespeare's plays being in the public domain and thus widely available for all of humanity to use, abuse, adapt, co-opt, explore, analyze, and generally perpetuate for eternity. Here's to another wonderful 450 years!