Please forgive me, but I’m going to act like a fanboy of my own comic for a moment. Or at least of Winona’s part in it.
A major reason I started the Yaoi 911 project was to make comics I always wanted to see and the art on this page totally hits my fanboy buttons. I think Jeff is absolutely adorable in Panel 2. Great expression, great pose, great anatomy—just beautiful to look at. And Jeff in Panel 4! Those arms! That chest! The tousled hair! (Even that armpit!) And Deacon in Panel 3? His expression cracks me up every time. I think Winona just outdid herself on this page. I’ve been working on this comic for a long time, and when Winona sends me a page like this, it all becomes fresh to me again. I get to be one of you for a moment, experiencing Deacon’s story for the first time. And that is but one of 1000 reasons why I feel so lucky to be able to work with Winona on this comic.
We have new Fan Art from “Artifice: The Look” artist Lance! It’s “Artichibis” and, while I love all the awesome fan art we’ve received to pieces, I will admit this one fills my heart with a special joy. You owe it to yourself to check it out. Thank you so much, Lance!
Special thanks and hugs to long-time supporters Daniela F., Alexandra R., Esperanza V. (donating for the second week in a row!), Alexandra R. & Elyse B. (both donating for the second time in a week!), Christina K. (donating for the third time in two weeks!) and Laura Beth W. (now donating for a jaw-dropping 6th time in a row! WOW!) and a warm, grateful welcome to new supporters Karen H., Gabrielle R., Tristan M., Anna Z., Brittany H. and Erin H. for their generous donations over the last few days! Thank you all so much!
October 17th, 8:40PM: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! In super record time and thanks to your amazingly generosity, donations have just hit $250, so there will be a bonus page—Page 41!—this Wednesday, October 19th!
(And I’m actually super glad that it’s page 41 that will be the bonus page this week. When a reader first suggested the idea of posting bonus pages when donation targets were hit, it was actually Page 41 that I pictured in my mind as being the bonus page. So you all with your awesomeness are literally making my dreams come true! Thank you! )