Disney Award Winning Artist* Leah Abrams to join me at Intervention-5 this weekend!
(INTERVENTION-5, from the producers of [RE]GENERATION WHO)
*What? We were totally at the Disney Art of Animation Resort and she totally won an official Disney Award for sketch artist of the day!
Details in the news below!

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New comics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays!

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Comic for 08/20/14

Chapter 66: The Road to Bjorkea - Duck Duck Goose

Disney Award Winning Artist* Leah Abrams to join me at Intervention-5!

Disney Award Winning Artist* Leah Abrams to join me at Intervention-5!

Leah Disney 1*What? We were totally at the Disney Art of Animation Resort and she totally won an official Disney Award for sketch artist of the day!

In case you missed the previous new story, my eldest daughter who starts high school in a couple of weeks (what fun!) is excited to be attending Intervention as an artist guest! She wanted to try her had at selling sketches.

Here's the plan for Leah-Sketches: She's brand new to the convention scene and will be trying her hand at commissioned sketches. $10 for pencil, $15 for greyscale marker. It takes her about 30-45 minutes per sketch, so she's only going to do one sketch an hour. If there is too much demand we'll set up a queue, but we're not expecting too much demand as I'm only announcing it here to you current readers, with no official convention announcements. And if she's feeling overwhelemed and under too much pressure she might go hide in the video-game room. Teenagers. What are you gonna do?

She's willing to do a sketch of just about anything but try to limit it to one character (or one character and a critter like Bun-bun or Kiki) and no background. She's not limited to Sluggy characters, she'll try to draw Batman or Doctor Who or whatever you like, and knows a lot of anime.

When we get back from the convention I plan to auction off for her any remaining art on ebay so those unable to attend Intervention will get a shot of owning some Leah Abrams art before she becomes super famous or something.

I'll ALSO be at INTERVENTION-5 (in case you forgot about me): Once again, no new books or anything, (me=fail) but I'm bringing a few of each current book and a few of each size of shirt, and of course some plush Bun-buns.

See you there at INTERVENTION-5!

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Intervention5 is almost here! + Leah!

Intervention5 is almost here!
 August 22-24, 2014
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

You guys know I'm at Intervention every year. We always have a blast there. This one's special though. My daughter Leah will be joining me at the table helping me run things and trying her hand at selling a sketch or two! Or something. haven't worked everything/anything out yet. The important thing is we'd both love it if you could come by and say hi. All you sluggites know Leah will do great (and terrible) things in the future! Who knows how much value (or terror) a piece of her artwork will be worth down the line?
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So, Leah tries running a con booth in late August, and starts High School in early September. Which will be crazier? We shall see...

Mohkadun Ends, and the End Begins!

Mohkadun is the longest Sluggy Freelance story ever told and I am durn tired. The last Mohkadun comic should be June 20th, followed by three short (hopefully) epilogues. As I’ve stated before, this story is the foundation for the end of the comic, but we still have a while to go and I am taking a break!

As previously stated, I’m planning on doing something like a “Safehouse 2” storyline, where I keep the comics light and short. AND I’m also planning on only update Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, for about two months (around the strip anniversary)
In these months I hope to accomplish the following:
    -Manage all the family trips planned without random fillers or vacations weeks
    -Recharge my brain
    -Maybe get those Ocean Unmoving books finally underway so they’ll be available by the holidays!
    -Maybe fix all those typos I’ve racked up lately! Sheesh!

In any case, here’s to a great summer for all of us! Cheers!

Pulp City Grimmbun-bun wants YOU, Nerd-boy!

Grimmbun-bunMost of you probably remember the kickstarter for Pulp City I promoted a while back! It's a Super-heroes small skirmish tabletop game with old school metal miniatures! We made the stretchgoal for the stretchgoal where a "Grimm in a Bun-bun suit" is yours for free (along with other Grimms and more stuff) if you pledged at Supreme level or higher.

I just got the OK to reveal the Grimmbun-bun artwork created by Melvin de Voor and it's so cool! I can't wait to see the sculpt with all the nerd-skulls!

I also got the news that you guys can still join in even though the kickstarter is over, but you have to do it soon, the pledge manager for this locks in a month!

If your interested, drop them a line at Kickstarter@Pulpmonsters and you can be added to their pledge manager.
You can read all about the kickstarter here: Pulp City Kickstarter.
You can see the sculpt progress here: Pulp City Updates.
Their main site is here: pulp-city.com

The Final Stretch and Road Forward

The Final Stretch - Mohkadun:
It has been a long long LOOOONG road to Mohkdaun, but we’re finally reaching the end. We’ve learned so much of Bun-bun’s potential past, Riff’s ancestors (immediate and distant), a few character last names, the ‘Torg and Zoë hook-up’ and more! And all centered on Gwynn. When all is said and done it hopefully will answer more questions than it raises but knowing me, probably not. More importantly it provides the foundation of this final part of the Sluggy Freelance story. And after Mohkadun is done I will be freed up to step away from the drama for at least a little while. That is the current plan*.
* “the current plan” is defined as what I intend to do despite probably doing something completely different.

The Road Forward - Summer Vacation:
This summer is incidentally filled with trips, houseguests, and vacations (PLUS INTERVENTION (internet+convention)! AUGUST 22-24 ROCKVILLE! COME JOIN US!) that the comic might suffer from too many vacation weeks, and/or random fillers. Plus Mohkadun has been leaving me feeling creatively exhausted. So my current plan* is, once Mohkadun is complete, to go to “3-days a week M/W/F” mode for the majority of the summer. I’m hoping it’ll allow me time to get my act together and maybe even finally start work on the Oceans Unmoving series of books so they’ll be ready for Christmas.
* “the current plan” is defined as what I intend to do despite probably doing something completely different.

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!

Years of Yarncraft
Comic Book

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

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!