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Jan the Vagabond is a Sunday comics-styled strip about a kind-hearted young boy, Jan, and his soulmate Gertrude, an evil, sentient shield, as they have adventures roaming the continent of Koduri.

Think of this comic as a stew, with the ingredients being Harold and Maude, Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, Jeff Smith's Bone, and Sergio Aragonés' Groo the Wanderer.



First Appearance: Jan The Vagabond #1

Jan (pronounced Yawn)  is a thin, gangly young boy about ten years of age. Rarely fitting in with the barbarian horde he was born into, The Shaded Horde Tribe, Jan is a contemplative philosopher who adores books and reading. Obsessed with maps, Jan hopes to one day be a mapmaker.


First Appearance: Jan The Vagabond #1

Gertrude is a sentient, evil meteorite. When prompted to transform the fallen space rock into a formidable weapon, Jan made and set her as a shield instead. Upon thinking of his favorite vendor’s pet cat, he christened the shield Gertrude. Gertrude is disgusted by this.


More character backgrounds to come!


Jan The Vagabond #1!

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