I think I’m kinda OK with it, actually. Maybe even more than OK…
(And I love Adam and Vero. They do such amazing work. They make our guys so cute… 🙂 )
I’m going to be at Bookish Beasts (NSFW link) in San Francisco this Sunday (4/14/13)! It takes place at the Center for Sex and Culture at 1349 Mission St. from noon – 6:00 P.M. and I’ll be selling (and signing!) advance copies of Artifice as well as cool new The Young Protectors and Artifice merchandise. It looks like it’s going to be a good time, so if you’re in the Bay Area, please stop by and say hi!
The reader translators have been working like fiends over the last couple weeks! Warm thanks go out to Skaro for translating Artifice pages into Spanish, David M. for translating The Young Protectors into Spanish, Zebrakatten for translating The Young Protectors into Danish and WTCelesta for translating Artifice into Russian! Be sure to click the Available Transcripts drop-down menu under the pages to see their work and if you have friends who don’t speak English who would be helped by these translations, please let them know they are there!
I’d like to also give a little heads up that I’ve started work on creating a Kickstarter campaign to release the Prologue, Chapter 1 and this Interlude of The Young Protectors as a premium quality printed book, just like I did with Artifice. If that’s something you’d be interested in, keep your eye on this spot. I should be announcing its launch in a few weeks…
And guess what?! We have a bonus page already scheduled for next Wednesday and thanks to your generous donations, we hit the donation target again today, so after our regular update next Saturday, there will be an additional bonus page on Wednesday the 24th! You are UNSTOPPABLE! 😀
Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Jon-Carl L. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Marie L. & Tiffany M. for their generous donations over the last few days!
Big hugs go out to new friends of The Young Protectors Raven K. & alterra s. and also to long-time friend Robert B. for their super-generous $25 donations! (And this makes Robert’s tenth [woot!] super-generous donation to this comic!)
And ZOMG, deeply humbled, deeply grateful, totally stunned hugs go out to two superheroes: new mega-friend Justin M. whose absolutely stunning $200 donation put us over the top for that new bonus page and also to now long-time mega-friend, the invincible Nicolas F. whose equally stunning $200 donation marks their third jaw-droppingly generous donation in seven days! Holy cow, Justin and Nicolas, I don’t know what to say except THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!
Thank you all so much for your incredible support! Your generosity makes it possible for me to afford to put out pages like these with incredibly talented artists like Adam and Vero and it also gives me the encouragement to think that there might indeed be interest in a printed book version of this story. In the end, all of this happens because of the support of awesome readers like you and I am very grateful for your support in making my dream of telling these kinds of stories come true. 😀
So! We finally get to see a bit more clearly what our heroes have been seeing on screen! And that leads to many questions: Is that something you like seeing or should I just blur that naughty stuff out next time? Is Spooky really OK with this? Will he decide to give up his career as a superhero to become a professional art critic? And will Kyle ever be able to wrap his head around the fact that “girls made these”?
Tune in on Wednesday to find out the answer to these and other burning questions! Hope to see you there!