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Say it like this: sher loong pong.

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Shi Long Pang is an historical fiction/fantasy about a wandering Shaolin monk in 17th century China.

It's historical in that it takes place during a real period in history, and I attempt to represent the visuals with at least an air of accuracy (also, crammed in at the bottom of many pages you'll find researched footnotes, which you can either thoroughly enjoy or else just skip).

It's fiction because Pang and his temple and his plight are imagined; and while the main plot points are based on some kind of legend, it's by no means historical fact. The only historical fact here is lurking in throw-away lines and sitting comfortably in the backdrop, just like in real Shaolin history!

In some sense, the comic has the basic trappings of your average kung fu movie: but with less fighting and more talking--and hopefully more character development.

But all you really need to know is that Shi Long Pang is this little, chubby, titular monk who has no clue what to do out in the real world.

It's going to be a pretty long comic, and if you stick with it (which I really hope you do!), at the very least you'll have a sweepingly generalized understanding of an historically legendary China in 1675 that only an historical fiction/fantasy following the journey of an inexplicably circle-headed, no-nosed warrior monk could give.

I promise this is the last time I'll write "an" historical.
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