The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Monday, January 29, 2007


Our story picks up at the front gate of Shomu. Keno has just arrived exhausted from his rescue run and he has been acknowledged by the guards. Once inside the city, he will seek an audience with Emperor Nang, and solicit help from the emperor's royal army. Could a lowly, battle worn shrew be received by the emperor. We shall see...

Sunday, January 21, 2007


In this two-in-one episode, Keno resumes his running mission to Shomu after a brief setback with a Mongol warrior. At Emperor Nang's Royal Palace in Shomu Keno will seek help from Emperor Nang's army. If he is successful in securing assistance from the royal army, Shrew Khan's regiment could be saved from a devastating defeat and certain death at the Giloh outpost. Keno would then attain legendary superhero status among his comrades. But will Keno succeed in securing an audience with the emperor? Is it already too late to save Shrew Khan's regiment? What awaits behind the Shomu gate? Our story resumes...

Monday, January 08, 2007


Thank you to all who sent happy anniversary wishes last week. This past New Years Day we celebrated the first anniversary of Trowbridge Chronicles. It's been an exciting year of discovery and long hours.

Last week Keno was pinned against a rock wall by an enemy warrior, a sword at his throat. His mission was to run to the Emperor's Palace and seek help from Emperor Nang in hopes of saving Shrew Khan's regiment from being overrun at the Giloh outpost. Our story continues...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


This episode marks the one year anniversary of Trowbridge Chronicles. What a memorable year it's been, spending a good part of my busy week with Mrs. Trowbridge, her family and friends in the rain forest.

In mid-November I started running a story that Mrs. Trowbridge wrote and illustrated about one of the shrews' legendary heroes, Shrew Khan. So for a time we've left the rain forest and are following Shrew Khan's exploits in the Asian desert. To pick up the story from the beginning, go back to the November 14, 2006 episode, Last Stand at Giloh. Our story continues...