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Lucian's True History
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Content flags: Violent ContentNudity
Comic language: English
Genre: Fantasy
Activity status: Active
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Last update: 30th Jul 2017
Number of comics: 17
Number of subscribers: 5
Visitors: 3236 visitors (6582 pages viewed)
Rating: 5 (1 votes)

Comic description

An adaption of True History (2nd Century AD) by Lucian of Samosata.

"...and, as I have no truth to put on record, having lived a very humdrum life, I fall back on falsehood--but falsehood of a more consistent variety; for I now make the only true statement you are to expect--that I am a liar. This confession is, I consider, a full defence against all imputations. My subject is, then, what I have neither seen, experienced, nor been told, what neither exists nor could conceivably do so."

Lucian was born in Assyria, but was culturally Greek. True History is a short book he did lampooning outlandish traveler's tales that were popular at the time. It's a wonderfully imaginative story, full of weird creatures and concepts. It's also the earliest existing work of Science Fiction, depending on how you define the genre. Despite being relatively obscure, True History paved the way for later masterpieces such as Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

The art style I chose for this comic takes me a long time to do. As a result, I'll only be able to update this intermittently.

NSFW for some violence and nudity.


Philip Rice. Toronto-based artist and illustrator.

Most recent comments left on Lucian's True History

31st Mar 2017
I haven't been feeling well the past few weeks which is why I'm been MIA. I have a few pages in the can right now though, so there'll be a new one up on Sunday.
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5th Feb 2017
Once again, sorry for my lengthy absence, but I've finally finished the art on my Graphic Novel and I'm ready to get back to this.
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31st Jan 2017
And, at long last, I've finished the Graphic Novel. New page with go up Sunday (February 5).
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3rd Dec 2016
Just an update on my situation. My insomnia lasted a while longer than I was expecting, and I got really behind on my professional work.

I'm now almost at the point of completing that project, and I've decided I'm going to get it done before coming back to Lucian's True History, so I can focus on it better. There are some great parts of the story coming up and I can't wait to illustrate them.
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10th Oct 2016
Hi, sorry, no update this week. I'm suffering from insomnia and it's really starting to affect me. Be back soon.

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