WEEK 4 of my BACKNESS UPDATE: OK the store is still closed and no closer to auctions BUT I'm making great headway on Sluggy Freelance Book 14!  It's going to be big, and contain everything from the end of "That Which Redeems 2" up until around the start of "Oceans Unmoving 2"! It’s all laid out and I’m down to designing cover, title page and the “where we last left our heroes” recap page. The bonus story I haven’t settled on just yet.

But yeah, so I AM doing something! ;) Auctions and store reopening soon I hope!

ALSO CONTRA-26!!! November 7th -9th in the Kansas City area!

Comic for 10/02/14

I know I've been a little off with my German in this story but I think I nailed it on the file folder in  panel 5!

Chapter 66: The Road to Bjorkea - Hate

I'm Back, Yo!

I'M BACK! After a couple months of 3 days a week it's nice to go back to 5. But I must admit it was nice having the midnight deadline off my back 4 nights out of 7. I didn't get as much done as I would have liked, but I did manage to maintain the schedule despite multiple trips, a convention and a bedridden-for-a-week flu.

Contra 26dcon2002A couple of things. First off: Contra-26.  November 7th -9th in the Kansas City area! "a Sci-fi/Fantasy-themed relaxacon for those 21 and up: Minimal programming with maximum enjoyment!" And Jason Carter will be there! I haven't been on stage with him (and the late Richard Biggs) since the Dragon*Con 'Whose Line is It' in 2002. Joe Sunday made me into a little teapot, short and stout. I have yet to get my revenge on Joe Sunday. Thanks to my buddy Jeff Darlington for keeping the memories alive!

Next up: We're back from INTERVENTION5!

Bunnies Vietnam MemorialLeah had such a tremendous time there I think she was floating off the ground about a foot for a day or two. She got a lot of commissions and just enjoyed selling her sharpie bunnies for a quarter (I swear the cheap bunnies were a gateway drug that lead to over half her commissions!). And it was totally her idea. I set up my chunk of the table and was off for my first panel as the dealer room opened. I came back to her having a nice setup complete with signage. *sniff* proud papa. She even did a podcast interview, I'll have to find a link to that when it's out (not yet). We stuck around after the con for a few days and toured DC. Long past due, THANKS m/w/f mode!

Now I promised all you guys that we'd do an auction for some of Leah's art since it's unfair so many of you couldn't attend Intervention 5, but it might be a week or two. She's started High School and needs to complete some art for the auction.

Lastly, if you missed it, I'm BACK! Lets get these marshmallows toasted!

Intervention 5 Sluggy Spoilers

OK so the comics for Wednesday (August 27th) and Friday (August 29th) were totally spoiled for the Intervention attendees of the Sluggy Freelance panel last weekend.

Before leaving for Intervention I trashed my scripts for Wednesday on, because of “a reason” (have to remain cryptic here). I was so sure I would not use those scripts that I felt comfortable ‘spoiling’ them.

And of course Murphy’s Law steps in and makes me go with the original scripts (with admittedly slight alterations).

Let me say to those Sluggites in the audience I ‘found a way’ around ‘the reason’, and we’ll leave it at that.

Actually, when I’m feeling better (currently sick) I’ll do a Defenders Blog on the length and breadth of the spoilers along with the scan I doodled during the ‘get oFf My Lawn’ panel and was going to use as Wednesday Filler if I didn’t come up with anything.

Also soon more news about how Leah did at Intervention. Spoilers- It was awesome for her. I think she floated a foot off the ground for much of it.

Here's a handy link of available books

Megatome 1 (books 1-3)
Born of Nifty

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Megatome 2 (books 4-6)
Little Evils

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Book 7
A Very Big Bang

available at

Book 8
Fire and Rain

available at

Book 9
Dangerous Days

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Book 10
Ghosts in the Gastank

available at

Book 11
The Holiday Wars
available at

Book 12
Vampires & Demons

available at

Book 13
available at

Years of Yarncraft
Comic Book

available at
The Sluggy Store
or IndyPlanet!
Book 14
Coming Soon-ish.

This Space
For Rent.

Handy Donations and Defenders Link:
It'll take me ages to incorporate these buttons into the site design, but due to Defenders being the biggest thing supporting the comic, I've gotta keep these things handy!

Become a Defender! Help Support the Strip
This page has all the details but I also wanted to mention “The Sampire” Defenders-Only Comic Book! 37 Pages of Sampire!

Being a Defender isn't only about bonus content, it’s also about saying thanks for the years of entertainment this strip has provided you. And it gives me the gift of continuing to provide it for at least a few more years to come, for everyone!
Just fill out the registration form, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can pay via Credit Card (link on the bottom left) or via Paypal. Your account should be activated almost immediately!*

Checks and Money Orders can be sent to:
Sluggy Freelance, LLC
PO Box 453,
Denville, NJ 07834
Please include a valid contact email with the check, and please allow 3 weeks* for account activation! (I can’t get out to my PO Box every day and personal checks take time to clear.)
Donate! When I started my last “New Defenders Drive” I was surprised how many people simply wanted to donate completely separate from Defenders Membership so I set one up! If you do go this route please donate at least $5 otherwise I' won't see much of the money due to processing fees.

*IMPORTANT: Once you’ve paid, (and waited the three weeks if paying by check or money order) if you can’t access Defenders content or log in for any reason contact me at defendersfix@sluggy.com and we’ll take care of you! We’ve noticed sometimes the Paypal payments and automatic membership activation don’t synch up, and I don’t want anybody left out!