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The last Original Art Auctions for 2021 are ON! All 12 auctions end December 10th! More details (and links to the comics the art is from), and a wee bit of time 'retcon' in the news below!
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  • [] Art Auctions and Time RetCon

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    Art Auctions:
    211204auction-a.pngSluggy Freelance Original Art Auctions are currently running until December 10th, I'll get them out ASAP. I'm planning on doing a bigger auction in January with some of the Anima and more early Immortal King art, FYI!

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    Since ebay won't allow me to link to the comic containing the art, here are the comics-used-in links for the 12 pieces:
    Unsuspicious Sausage: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for October 28th 2020.
    Flower Shower: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for June 30th 2021.
    Sam is Dumb Enough to KILL: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for October 7th 2020.
    Pizza Aylee: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for September 14th 2020.
    Pit Stop: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for August 4th 2020.
    Farahn and Bug Denied: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for November 5th 2021.
    Torg, Zoë, and Chaz: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for July 9th 2021.
    Farahn 'Books' Siphy: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for June 4th 2021.
    Finding Lost Keys: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for July 23rd 2021.
    Ponyfail: This is part of the original artwork used in the comics for December 12th, 2020 and January 11th, 2021.
    Yffi Revealed: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for October 20th 2021.
    We Don't Even Know Who She Was: This is part of the original artwork used in the comic for August 31st 2021.
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    Time RetCon ("Retroactive Continuity"), AKA "how old are these guys anywho?":
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    211204news-c.pngTime works weird in the Sluggyverse. To be honest it feels like Torg and Riff were kids-to-teens in the 80's, college-age in the 90's and pretty much have stayed 20-something forever after that (with Zoë being slightly younger and Gwynn will never admit her age anywho). Normally this isn't a problem, but since I established Riff being a kid of the 80's, and also showed him around that age when he spoke of his fathers return after Tombsy's accident, Wilcott's discovery of the books should have been in, maybe 1983, not 1972. I was thrown off by my internal concept of Wilcott being the adventuring archeologist of the 70's. The downside here is there are 70's elements in the art, but since I defined Riffs age to a decade, the easiest solution is just to change the panels in the comic for November 22. "793 Years Later" becomes "804 Years Later", and "Sinkhole Excavation in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. 1972" becomes "Sinkhole Excavation in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. 1983". I picked 1983 because that's the year the A-Team started and I pity the fool who didn't have Mr. T on their Trapper Keeper. This slight change shouldn't effect anything else, and I apologize for missing it. 'Immortal King' is requiring a lot of plot-ball juggling! But clearly I'm a writer who loves to juggle. Time to break out the chainsaws!

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  • [] Finally Making Headway!

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    I'm finally making headway!!! It's been a tough year-plus, trying so hard to keep on top of the pile and falling behind at every turn. But I'm finally finding my way out of the woods!
    Sluggy Store
    storeGood News: The Sluggy Store will finally open again on November 11th (roughly noon eastern time). Born of Nifty's (Megatome 1, containing books 1-3), Dangerous Days' (Book 9) in soft and hardcover, and plush beanie Bun-buns galore for all who want 'em!
    Bad News: There is nothing new in the store, and almost no supplies of the other books (other books are available from IndyPlanet). I was hoping to get Megatome 02* back in print, and it's almost ready to go, but won't be ready in time. So there are a handful of other books (like Book 13 and Book 19) and a couple of shirt designs with limited shirt options. BUT Getting the Store open in in of itself is a victory to my soul.
    *Side note: I do have some Megatome02s in hardcover left!

    AuctionAuctions
    Sluggy Freelance Original Art Auctions are BACK! The last auction was two years ago (November 2019) and it looks like there's been some changes to Ebay. I've started slow with just three pieces. This is kinda a test run to make sure everything runs smoothly.

    IF IT DOES: Then I'll run a bunch of them starting the week of November 15th. These auction sets will contain
    1) original art from where we left off with Anima.
    2) original art from the start of Immortal King.
    3) recent Immortal King comic art.
    REMINDER: Even though there will be nothing new in the Sluggy Store, the auctions allow an opportunity for you to own a unique piece of Sluggy history. That's pretty nifty.

    Pawnz
    I've been way behind on announcing Pawnz (& Bookmarks) of the Month and way behind on distributing them too! But I have a plan. When my house is full of beloved holiday guests for weeks on end unintentionally interrupting my workflow, I'm going to make them stuff envelopes (which I'll mail out in early January). So by then I'll be all caught up! And here are the Pawnz I was behind on announcing, all Immortal King Themed! I'll update this news image when I finish with the bookmark designs and such!

    Pawnz


    In conclusion
    I lost a lot of files from a November 2020 computer crash and still haven't dealt with that even though it was a year ago and files need to be recreated for future books. Book 22 is barely laid out. I owe a lot of people a lot of emails and a few people some artwork. it's been continuously weighing on me. But getting the store open, auctions running, and catching up on Pawnz is lifting my spirits in a significant way! It means a lot. As do you all to me. So instead of doing my usual "Onward and Sideways", I'm going to say, just this once (lest it become a trend), Onward and Upward!

  • [+] August 2021 things are OK!

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  • [+] Pawnz & Bookmarks 05/21-08/21 Announced!

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  • [+] Story Confusion, Ref Links, and The Recap!

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  • [+] Pawnz and Bookmarks for 2021, January through April!

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  • [+] 2020 Comes to a Close

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  • [+] Catching up on Pawnz at the end of 2020!

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  • [+] BOOK 21 HAS ARRIVED! The "Mailing of Things" is to resume next week!

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  • [+] Comics are BACK

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  • [+] 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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  • [+] 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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    Here's the upcoming releases:

    4U City Green Torg
    4U City Blue Izzy
    4U City Red Riff
    4U City Harbinger


    Become (or remain) a Defender20+ tier 2 or higher from October 14th to the end of October to be eligible for a digital copy of 4U City Green Torg and the 4U City Green Bookmark. Tier 3 or higher to have them physically mailed to you! Keep defending through the end of January 2020 to get all four 4U City Sets! Earn a pawnz and bookmark set each and every month, they get digital released and physically mailed bi-monthly! Thanks for keeping Sluggy Freelance going into the future! You guys are amazing!

  • [] State of the 2019 August Sluggy!

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    Hey all! It's August and, as usual in August, I'm behind on EVERYTHING! It's always a busy month and you'd think I wouldn't be caught off guard EVERY TIME but here I am again. THIS time, instead of stressing, I'm just going to keep truckin' and persevere, as long as it takes. I'm behind on PAWNZ and STORE and BOOKS! Let's tackle them.

    Behind on Pawnz: As per last news story, the Drake and Tyler Pawnz and Bookmarks should be in the mail to qualifying Defenders. These will go out in September, or  maybe even October, to allow me to focus on the books. We've been doing the new system for almost two years now. I know you know I'll get you your stuff even if it takes a bit. Having said that, here's the pawnz for August and September! I'm going for a summer theme. Crushestro and Monicruel, trapped on Shankraft island, holding on to summer like we all wish we could.

    August and September Pawnz


    Behind on Store: As you may have noticed the Sluggy store is closed more often than it is not. It's become a drag on my schedule so i tend to open it when i have elbow room in general, or when I've something new to show, like the books I'm currently working on. I truly apologize for this, it WILL open again, probably when there's a Sluggy Freelance Book 20 to sell! Maybe a Book 21 too!

    Behind on Books: The books are laid out (Book 20 completely, book 21 mostly) but I'm stuck on the bonus story extra content for each book. I LOVE providing a lite extra story set in the time frame of that Sluggy book. It's important to me, and I think it's important to you. Here's another reason for delays. Sluggy books used to be around 128 pages. The last awesome compilation, Book 19, was 200 pages. Between books 20 and 21 I've laid out, combined, over 500 pages!!! And thats pre-extras! Pre bonus stories! This is where I finally make leaps ahead and start catching up my decade behind on books.

    And for the record, 4U City is one of my proudest literary achievement. The Minion Master bits were superb, and the Safe house hamster-nom parts were a blast to compose. But 4U City is beyond compare. Sluggy Freelance Book 20 and Book 21. Over 500 pages. Stay Tuned!