HOCKEY COMICS

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Welcome to The Downward Spirals a webcomic created by John Simcoe and now available in print form as “The Downward Spirals: 36 Minute Major.”
This comic collection features the Downward Spirals, the all-opossum squad in the Meadow Hockey League.

Downward Spirals Hockey Comics

THE WEB COMIC

You can check out samples of their adventures in the links below, but, hey, why not just take a chance and get your very own offline version! DownwardSpirals-words

WHAT ARE THE TEAMS?

The comic strip stars The Downward Spirals, the tree-dwelling all-possum team. The entire league is:

  • The Downward Spirals (Possums)
  • The Dam Quixotes (Beavers)
  • The Bluff Nuts (Squirrels)
  • The Apple Corps (Raccoons)
  • The Bone Yards (Dogs)
  • The Garden Jests (Rabbits)
  • The Marsh Invaders (Skunks)
  • The Bridge Billies (Goats)
  • The Loch Foxes (Foxes)
  • The Coniferous Coldbloods (Turtles, who always seem to cancel their games)

WHAT’S WITH THE SCORES?

The way I see it, each strip represents a game played within the
Meadow Hockey League. I’m just giving you the final score of each game.
Eventually, I’ll post up a stats block for these guys.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I’m John Simcoe. Right now I live in York, Pennsylvania, but I grew up in the farmland just outside of Corning, N.Y. You can probably guess I don’t have any formal art training — and you’d be correct. Other than high school art classes and a stack of How-To books, my art education is limited. But that doesn’t matter, creating stuff is just amazing and since art is just my hobby and comics are my passion a comic strip was a natural.

Looking over the vast landscape of webcomics (and comics in general) I noticed there weren’t many sports related comics, so I decided to give a hockey comic a try.

Rather than focus on people playing hockey, I found I had more fun drawing critters in hockey gear, so that’s how the Downward Spirals were born.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR
DOWNWARD SPIRAL COMICS?

I draw them with a ball-point pen on the back of the most useless
paper product known to man: Comic-book backing boards. Then I scan them
in, shade them, add my zinger of a punch-line and post them up.

(Click here for Downward Spirals notes and designs)

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THAT’S ALL THE HOCKEY YOU GOT?

Nope! I’ve also written a hockey story in Hard-Boiled Sports a “New Pulp” short story collection from Pro Se Productions! If you like hockey, you’ll love this book!

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