b-togB-torg7/26/2020 UPDATE: After the 29th, the next comic will land on August 4th, my fiftieth birthday! WOO-HOO Made it this far! Wait, I'm old! Eh, I don't feel it yet.  Not planing anything special. Especially these days. But I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it. If you wanted to get me something I'd go with "Becoming a Defender" which I'd appreciate, but I understand these are tough times. It would be awesome if I was able to wrap up Book 21 and have it off to the printer before my birthday! That would be a gift in and of itself! Getting closer every day. Come-on baby!

8/4/2020 UPDATE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
OK not done the book yet, but getting oh so close. One comic a week for another week or two? The next comic will be August 11th. Defenders? Blog Post!

8/11/2020 UPDATE: The book is ALMOST of to the printer! What this means is there may be one, two, or even three comics next week depending on the day the book-files are sent! This is good news! More comics incoming!

Newest Comic - Posted 08/11/2020
Comic for 08/11/2020
And the potty humor continues. You know, sometimes I think I run strips that only I think is funny and this may be one of them! ;) in any case we'll be out of these woods, both literally and figuratively, very soon! Oh and:
Ref: "What we saw in Tunisia..."

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  • [] Comics are BACK

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    Hey guys! After careful consideration I’ve decided to resume strips. I’m going for one a week. Three reasons for this:

    1) I am well on my way to finishing the book, but because of the sheer size and scope of the book and the UNPRECEDENTED 15-16 page bonus story, it requires more time than I’m willing to have you all wait. This book may be the one of my proudest achievements.  It’s been a back-crushing anxiety-driving labor of love, but I can finally see the finish line! It’s going to be so worth it when we all have it in our hands!

    2) You guys have been waiting weeks and I don’t want you to disengage any further from what will ultimately be a very meaningful story.

    3) There's rarely been a week without Sluggy Freelance comics EVAR. I’d hate to break precedent and have a month without strips. It feels like letting the pandemic win a little. Screw you, coronavirus!

    So for those reasons I’m switching from 'no comics' to 'one comic a week'. The next two comics should land on July 22nd and July 29th!

    As far as the book being off to the printers, I think It’ll be by the end of July, or not far past that!

  • [+] Pawnz & Bookmarks & Opting Out of Receiving Pawnz & Bookmarks!

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  • [+] Stupid Light Switch

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  • [] The Light Switch!

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    I hadn’t been sleeping for a couple of weeks. Maybe 3-5 hours a night? And my usual power-naps that I could always rely on for a nice hour midday had just stopped working. Then, as inexplicably as it started, it stopped. My naps worked, I got 8 hours some nights, and I was like, “Wow, THIS is what it’s like to not be exhausted all the time! I remember this!”

    The thing was, I didn’t realize during it how exhausted I was. I was functioning at 40% thinking I was at 80%. Now, it’s like a light-switch flipped on. My reality is completely one thing. Oh, now my reality is completely another thing.

    So (as blog-post reading defenders already know) I’m normally not able to write in a house full of people. I used to have an empty house half the day and ability to go off to a hotel in writing emergency situations. No more of that. I’d been coasting on Anima scripts I had done in 2019. Chapter 73 was a blank sheet of paper, and try-after-try I couldn’t fill it. I knew what I wanted to do with Chapter 73, but it was ambitious and required focus I could NOT achieves. I was seriously concerned there’d be no knew scripts, and thus no new comics at all in June.

    So my family worked with me to create the best environment possible for me to avoid distractions and interruptions and gain focus. No guarantee it would work, but our best shot. And then after 48 hours the light flipped on. I went from a reality where Chapter 73 was a blank sheet of paper to I GOT SCRIPTS! Not just any scripts, ones for that ambitious story I wanted to tell!

    The blank sheet is no longer blank. The road map is drawn from start of journey to destination. I WILL have to work out some kinks along the way. Like, if I have writers block or script issues and delays, it’s in hammering out the specifics, which is still hard to do in a house full of people. BUT I HAVE THE GENERAL PLAN ROCK-SOLID! I love that light switch in the on position. Chapter 73, The Immortal King, begins Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. 6/2 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen delays Chapter 73, The Immortal King, begins Friday, June 5th, 2020.

  • [+] Pawnz and Bookmarks through May2020

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  • [+] This One's Difficult.

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  • [+] February 9th Update

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  • [+] Happy Holidays 2019!

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  • [+] Sluggy Store is Closed for the Holidays

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  • [+] The Sluggy Store will open Monday at noon, Eastern Time!

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  • [+] Book 20, the Store and YOU!

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  • [+] Pawnz and Bookmarks through January 2020, and it's all 4U City!

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  • [+] State of the 2019 August Sluggy!

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