Wow. You all have been amazing with the Patreon! Since the last update, we’ve gone up another $300/month to $4612/month in support! You are simply the best readers in the world!
It also meant we blasted past a Milestone Goal — the one at $4500/month that meant I would create a Bookmarkable Link to the Most Current Page, one of the most requested features since I started making webcomics. In order to do that, I knew I’d have to upgrade the whole site, something that has been a daunting project for me for some time. But as soon as the Patrons tipped over that goal, I started putting things in place to make that happen, dotting the i’s, crossing the t’s, making lots of backups. I performed the upgrade Monday afternoon — and it made a big hash of things. 🙁 Some new features worked, other things didn’t. I reached out to the developer of the webcomic software I use, and he offered to help on Wednesday, so I went to restore the site from one of my backups — and then disaster. The restore failed and the whole site was hosed. This led to a scary, frustrating time of the site being down for several hours. But, me being me, I had several backups in place and by combining a couple of them, I was able to bring everything back. Phew!
All this is to say, that I’m still working on that Bookmarkable Link for y’all and I’ll make another stab at it Wednesday night. With even more caution this time. Stay tuned!
Of course, last time the Patrons also blasted through a Milestone Goal, the one that allowed me to start posting up the NSFW Full-Monty Digital Kickstarter Rewards as Special Digital Rewards. The full-color, “Full Monty” art shows full-frontal nudity of the adult characters of The Young Protectors, something that I’d never show on this site. And that meant, last Wednesday, I posted up the Sexy Height Chart of the Guys, which shows all the male members of The Young Protectors team lined up by height. Curious how our boys measure up? Wondering who’s cut and who isn’t? Now you can find out! 🙂 (But you’ll have to act quickly, because unlike the other rewards, I’m only going to be keeping NSFW rewards on the Patreon Page for 60 days before removing them.)
If you become a Patron now and choose to receive the Special Digital Rewards, you will be able to download a wallpaper version of the Sexy Height Chart. You’ll also be able enjoy all the other rewards so far posted, including the “How Spooky Got His Cap” short story that folks have liked so much. And, of course, Patrons who chose to get the Special Digital Rewards (which is the vast majority) continue to receive Digital Kickstarter Rewards every Wednesday and get to see special Sneak Previews on Sunday.
Over 550 of you have already become Patrons in the last six weeks. There are lots of great benefits to being a Patron, and you’d really be helping me out if you became one too. If you’re enjoying our work here and would like to see it continue (and would like to get access to all kinds of special benefits!),
I want to send out my warmest thank yous out to all the new Patrons who have joined in the last few days. As you can see in the comments below, a bunch more folks have had a blue, silver, or gold YP badge added to their Disqus avatars, which means they are a Patron. If you see one of these folks, please join me in extending my thanks for directly supporting the making of this comic! And please also send out a special thanks to those exceptionally generous backers who are on the Leaderboard of Awesome page. You all ROCK!
So! Looks like Spooky’s on the case of rescuing Flyboy! But Commander clearly doesn’t approve. Will Spooky be able to save Flyboy in time? Would Commander really have let Mitch go splat just to save the world? And what’s happening with The Annihilator back there?
Tune in this Saturday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀