It's been a theme this week! Tonight's comic is going to be late tonight! This one will probably be two hours, as I'm getting a very late start! Next week will be more timely I hope!

HEAD’S-UP: Friday will be filler art of some kind to allow me elbow room to tightly script the upcoming oh so important events!

DATA BREACH: Important news in the news section below! Short version is we may have had a database breach of Defenders passwords, so if you use your Defender of the Nifty password in conjunction with your account email for anything else you should change your passwords now!

Comic for 01/18/17

DATA BREACH?

A few days ago we had an odd sluggy.com database crash that lost a lot of data. We recovered and moved on, but later determined it might have been malicious, and Defenders passwords may have been partially compromised. Payments for Defenders goes through Paypal and is NOT at risk from this possible breach. And the Sluggy Store (which also does NOT store payment information) was not affected.

The only concern is if you use your Defender of the Nifty password in conjunction with your account email for anything else. If that is the case please change those passwords!

Safeguards are up now, and a database upgrade may have sluggy.com shut down for most of Saturday(1/14), so there’s no need for further worry. If your Defenders password isn’t one you use anywhere else you should be fine (I mean hackers may be able to read the Sampire without paying, ehhhh pfft). But we all want to be as resilient, safe, and secure as possible.

1/15 UPDATE: Database successfully upgraded!

SLUGGY 19

THANK YOU!!!Sluggy Freelance turned 19 on August 25th! Normally I’d have a story in the news below about what to expect in the coming year, but we’ve been talking about that a lot lately. Normally I’d try to have a new book in the store, or a shirt! But life events made it impossible to get projects done by deadline.  Normally I’d do more everything, but the muscle spasm that took my arm out for a week meant I was barely on top of the next day’s comic. The only thing I did do was promote Defenders memberships, and you guys did the rest. More of you donated, renewed and joined the Defenders program in the last few weeks than the rest of 2016. Thank you so much! This anniversary you did it for me. I’m going to proudly take it easy and rest up.  And then on to Book 16 and more!

What will SLUGGY 20+ be?

Oasis and Katie 2016Hey everybody! I've been advised by friends and family alike to stop using the term 'retirement'.

I think they're just jealous! But they do have a point. As I've said before, the term is misleading and inaccurate. Because one year is not enough time for me to wrap all the storylines in Sluggy Freelance, there will be more story coming, just not in the daily webcomic format.

But what would this "Sluggy 20+" format be?

I still love the characters, the writing, the drawing. I still love you guys. And thanks to all the recent Defenders of the Nifty support I've received, I'm highly considering continuing the comic online, but not on a schedule. I could put up comics at a less strenuous more "elbow-roomy" pace. From a quality point of view, "Sluggy 20+" maybe the best thing to happen to Sluggy Freelance!

A new "Sluggy 20+" membership program might even be in order, but if that happens, and if it starts before your Defenders membership ends, you'll be grandfathered in so don't fear renewing! Besides, no matter what I'm doing (or how slowly I do it) you Defenders will be able to read my blog and keep up-to-date with me!

It's a year off, but that's the current plan! Thanks to all of you for your support these last 19 years-or-so!

-Pete

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
IndyPlanet!

Book 8
Fire and Rain

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 9
Dangerous Days

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Book 10
Ghosts in the Gastank

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 11
The Holiday Wars
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 12
Vampires & Demons

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 13
Redemption
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 14
Skullduggery
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 15
Timeless
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 16 Cover
Book 16
Phoenix Rising
available at
IndyPlanet!

Years of Yarncraft
Comic Book

available at
IndyPlanet!
BOOK 17
COMING IN
2017
BOOK 18
COMING IN
2017
 
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!