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Hey, I'm just a 6 foot tall, ape descendant who happens to love to tell stories, what can I say?

Phineus + Magician for Hire is the brainchild of creator Barry Linck. Phineus was created in 1987, of then a high school senior after reading too much of Matt Wagner's “Mage”, too much Dungeon's and Dragon's and watching too much of John Carpenter's “Big trouble in Little China”.

Over the interviening years Phineus changed from angellic savior, to reluctant hero, to art student who finds he is a mage, until, in 1991, for a comic class at Edinboro University, he became part of a Husband and Wife paranormal investigations team, with Phineus' sidekick and wife Sara.

Barry produced and self published from 1993 to the present 85+ comics with our erstwhile heroes, garnering a small but rabid fan following.
I hope to some day sell out and have really bad Saturday morning cartoons of my stuff (they still do have Saturday Morning cartoons, yes).

Stay with me and see what i do next!

Comics By phinmagic

  • Parody |
  • 25 pages |
  • last: Dec. 20 2023 |
Bastard Who :The Gentleman’s Chronicles is the brother comic to James Riot’s Bastard Who. Both share a universe and are a parody of Doctor Who.
  • Horror |
  • 27 pages |
  • last: Nov. 6 2023 |
The escapades of celebrity monster hunter Bobby Carter, hobnobbing with the rich and famous, pissing off the dark and powerful!
  • Fantasy |
  • 51 pages |
  • last: March 1 2024 |
Maynard and Grimm- A Hole in the World Brother Maynard and Rugnar are sent on a mission to the sewers of Prague, where they find a mysterious portal… Bite sized Chapters post here, originally a 7×7 Exclusive!
  • Fantasy |
  • 1672 pages |
  • last: Feb. 20 2024 |
Phin and Sara use their skills to fight evil in many forms. From vampires and werewolves, to evil mages, foul demons, nasty dragons, zombies, mummies and even time travelling, flying saucer driving Nazis. 30+ years and counting!
  • Fantasy |
  • 55 pages |
  • last: Oct. 7 2022 |
The background of the world of Phineus:Magician for Hire.
  • Fantasy |
  • 67 pages |
  • last: Nov. 16 2023 |
Phineus Beam and his friends in college. The 80's were magical!

Comics Assisted By phinmagic

  • Abstract |
  • 3 pages |
  • last: Aug. 27 2022 |
a collection of my sketches and drawings ! :)
  • Real Life |
  • 30 pages |
  • last: July 6 2011 |
Reverie was conceived as 3 page short stories in comic book format. I'm a huge fan of the short story and wanted to bring that to comics.Some of the stories share settings and characters, while others are stand-alone tales that I wanted to tell.
  • Fantasy |
  • 772 pages |
  • last: Dec. 5 2023 |
In a world where fantasy and magic are reborn, only one man stands for the ideals of knighthood. He is Terry Lingal, the Errant Apprentice.
  • Fantasy |
  • 307 pages |
  • last: July 27 2022 |
Think Big Trouble in Little China as a sitcom.

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