School is nearly out, which means there’ll be comix coming soon, and the Kickstarter cards have arrived, so if you’ve ordered your pack(s) will be shortly in the mail.
In the meantime, I got interviewed by WordPress! I talk about Classics comix, drawing for class, and anxiety: https://discover.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/greek-myth-comix/
You might enjoy it if you find teachers slightly awkwardly enthusing about their subject fun, or if you think I’m a guy.
You can now instantly download the kit to build your own Trojan War!
In this pack, you’ll find pages of easy-to-print pieces and instructions for 4 structures: the walls of Troy (Skaian Gates), the Greek Camp, Achilles’ hut, complete with furniture and accessories, and the Trojan Horse. You’ll also find 53+ Greek Myth Comix figures of the most prominent characters from the Trojan War epic, with additional Greek and Trojan soldiers and mourning women, ready to act out Iliad scenes or even the whole 10-year siege!
Brilliant as an end-of-year activity in class or as a fun accompaniment to reading or study!
All you need to complete the set are printing facilities, spare card, scissors and glue.
TROJAN WAR PLAYING CARDS
These cards, designed by Jenks of Greek Myth Comix, are the follow-up to the incredibly popular ‘Deaths in the Iliad’ Infographic by the same author.
The four suits correspond to four groups of characters in the Trojan War, particularly Homer’s poem The Iliad: Argives (Greeks), Trojans, Gods, and Women. The face cards are illustrated with a colour representation of two facets of these main characters, while the number cards picture the character at a critical, recognisable moment in the text or the Trojan War story, in the same vivid line-drawing style as the acclaimed Greek Myth Comix.
These cards, designed with real play in mind, are ideal for playing Poker, Blackjack, and countless other regular card games. In the classroom, they are also perfect as flash cards for revision of these characters – or as a fine leaving present for your favourite student Classicists. Or, you can just play cards while simultaneously for acting out your AU Song of Achilles fantasies!
A perfect gift for any young scholar, classics fan or Iliad nerd!
CHARACTERS IN THE DECK:
Agamemnon, Menelaus, Odysseus, Achilles, Nestor, Diomedes, Patroclus, Ajax (Telamon), Teucer, Machaon, Phoinix, Idomeneus, Calchas
Priam, Hektor, Paris, Sarpedon, Aeneas, Glaukos, Deiphobos, Polydamas, Agenor, Antenor, Pandarus, Dolon, Helenus
Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Athene, Thetis, Apollo, Artemis, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Ares, Hermes, Iris, Scamander
Hekabe, Andromache, Helen, Polyxena, Cassandra, Theano, Briseis, Chryseis, Penthesilea, Iphigeneia, Laodike, Creusa
two (professional deck) or four (download it yourself deck) of the nine Muses