Last week, we gazed into the past. Today, we’re face to face with the stormy present. The Caps are DFL in the Southeast, struggling to establish a new style of play. It’s all drama all the time in Caps town, but there’s at least one thing fans can rely on– and Shinny’s boyfriend is here to remind us of that.
And here’s the story I’ve been so excited to tell. In part I the boyfriend wondered aloud how hockey fans are made. This is our answer.
But, as I hope this story that Rachel has beautifully rendered tells, being a fan is more about the connections between people than the connections between people and teams.
You guys. We are so excited to share this story. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking a sepia-tinted look at how hockey fans are made, and how that making brings people together. It’s the Shinny origin story! It’s adorable and demented, and it features Rachel’s best art yet. Follow us to Landover and the Capital Centre of yore.
Welcome to week three of Shinny! This week we learn that the lessons of hockey are universal, abstractable to all corners of life. In this example, we learn that the role of enforcer/thug/goon has meaning in responsible parenting.
Week two already! Let’s delve deeper into the relationship between Shinny and her boyfriend, an enthusiastic young man who is blissfully unaware of certain hockey protocol. For example: there are certain gifts that should not be given to fans of teams who have not won the Cup.
Hi everybody. Welcome to Shinny! We’ll be here every Tuesday morning with a new strip about three very different hockey fans. Let’s jump right in with our first comic ever– a discussion about hockey purity between a father, his daughter, and an idiot.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is proud to announce the debut of our new webcomic, Shinny!
Brought to you by writer Peter Hassett and illustrator Rachel Cohen, Shinny! is a weekly comic all about hockey fandom. It’s the story of how hockey breaks and mends hearts, how it brings people together and smashes people together, and how there’s a place for everyone in it. Plus: hockey jokes.