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We have new Fan Art! It’s “Jeff and Deacon fanart” by ~geekypnai. Thanks, ~geekypnai! 🙂

And just when I think I can’t be any more stunned and surprised by your tremendous generosity, we hit a new speed record for donations this week! From $34 on Saturday morning to a full donation bar by Monday evening! Which means that this will be the fourth bonus page in as many weeks! Wow!

Please let me extend a warm, grateful welcome to new supporters Steven H. and Kirsten W. and extra special thanks to long-time supporters Jennifer B., Tanya A., Daniel M., Ariel S. & Danielle C. (donating two times in two weeks!), Brittany H. (donating twice in one week!), Alison T. (donating for the 3rd week in a row!), Sue T. (donating for the fourth time in a row!), Micheal B. (donating for the seventh straight week in a row! Good golly!) and Laura Beth W. (who donated for the 7th time in a row! Rock star!).

Big, big hugs to new friend Erika T. (for their $25 donation!) and also to long-time friends Cotina S. (for their $20 donation!), Larisa V. (for their $25 donation!) and Saxon B. (who donated $25 for the second time in two weeks! Holy cow!). And finally a high-five, leaping cheer and grateful bow to new friend Amber V. who put us over the top at 7:39 PM on Monday with a whopping $30 donation!

You all stun, amaze and humble me. Your donations help us put out pages in a very real way and, just as important, it’s a huge morale boost to know that you all are finding Artifice actually worth donating to, especially in these tough times. Thank you all so, so much!

So…regular update this Saturday! Page 42! 😀

Update 10/21/11 9:36 AM: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Good Golly! It’s Friday morning and we’ve already hit the donation target for the bonus page! Holy cow! All righty, then! After the regular update of Page 42 this Saturday, I will be posting up Page 43 as a bonus page on Wednesday, October 26! Thank you all so much for your generosity!

But what happens if we raise another $250 before then? Some very sweet and optimistic readers have actually asked me that, so I’m answering here. For lots of reasons, including maintaining my sanity and ability to respond to comments, I want to space out bonus pages. If ever I was going to post two bonus pages in a week, I’d want to put one on Monday and then the other in the “usual” Wednesday slot.

So, if we ever hit the donation target on a Monday or Tuesday before a “regularly scheduled” Wednesday bonus page, the answer is easy—I’d just announce a bonus page for the following Wednesday, just like I always do. But I do want to respect and honor your enthusiastic support. (Oh, my God, do I want to honor it—you have no idea what kind of a morale booster the past few weeks have been for me and Winona!) So, while I don’t know if I could do this forever, if the donation target is met before the Monday or Tuesday before a “regularly scheduled” Wednesday bonus page, then I would (after recovering from my heart attack) post up a 2nd bonus page the following Monday, making three pages of Artifice for that week.

Clear as mud? Awesome!

Then let me make one other thing clear: I’m not asking anyone to donate to make this happen. Winona and I are super delighted with just having the occasional bonus page on Wednesday. (Really delighted, actually!) But the whole point of these bonus pages is to show our gratitude and to add to the sense of fun for this comic. So right now, having things set up this way seems to make sense to my tiny little brain. But if it bums any of you out, then we’ll just keep it to one bonus page on Wednesdays no matter what. Kay? 😀

If you particularly enjoy any of these pages and use Facebook, please click the Like button on that page. It’s useful to know what’s working and it helps me get the word out!
  • Hyperminimalism

    My reaction: Ahahahahahahaha! xD

    Deacon, you animal!  He gets right down to business, eh?  Very much loving this page and I certainly cannot wait for Saturday.

  • OMG YES!!!

  • I’m literally hyperventilating. This is…*swoon*

    Oh, and Deacon…you are MUCH MORE than just ok…my god. <3

  • JLJones

    OMG I think my brain exploded a little.  It’s squishing all around in my skull if I shake my head hard enough.  I’m fairly certain I imitated Jeff’s facial expression PERFECTLY, btw XD

    Guh… yes, Deacon, you are O.K.  Very, very o.k.

    … Alex, why can’t I stop scrolling up to look at that page over and over again? D:

    … Dammit, did it again.


  • crimsonkiss22


    I think I just had a mild stroke. 

  • *dies*
    So freakin’ sexy! 
    Well… I go to sleep now, tomorrow I have school hahaha, I just wait for this. 
    Omg…*dies again* Thanks! ♥

  • chouji_butterfly

    Before I saw the entire page I saw the ‘Just O.K.?’ comment, and the zipping sound effect, and the first words out of my mouth were ‘Deacon, you manipulative jackass! XD’ (In a totally good way, of course), but then I saw Jeff’s face and started laughing for a good two minutes despite having a sore throat from illness.

    I’ve been following this comic for about a month or so now and fell in love with it, though I haven’t commented up until now. This is the first page to actually get me to laugh loud enough for my cats too give me a ‘WTF is yer problem?!’ look. Beautiful work as always! I can’t wait for more! <333

    • Hehe. That’s exactly the reaction we were hoping for! 😀

      Thank you very much for your kind words. And I hope your throat feels better soon!

      • Thank you! I think this comic(and your other works) have some kind of healing powers. I read ‘Tough’ chapters one and two both late last night, and when I woke up today, I was doing much much better! Which I don’t generally get better this quickly. XP So keep up the good work and healing the sick like me! (As well as giving us yaoi addicts our fix, of course. w<))

        • I certainly have hoped that my work might enhance the lives of my readers, but healing the sick? That’s exceeding even my wildest dreams! lol

          And yes, that is Jeff back there—a little tip of the cap from Winona (who painted that cover) towards her work on Artifice. Rob it seems had access to some pre-release promotional materials. 😉

          Glad you’re feeling better!

          • Well I’ll be damned, I was right! 8D For a bit there I thought I was just crazy, but nope! lol

            Welp, you and Winona both are made of EPIC WIN. I think that about sums up my feelings of the super levels of awesome concerning you guys. <333

            And thanks! I'm glad to be feeling better, m'self. =) Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to return to stalking the comic now, lest I miss the update. XD *has no life but doesn't care* Just remember! You+everyone you work with+comic=EPIC WIN/LOVE. =^3^=

          • Thank you so much, Morganna! You are a total sweetheart. 😀

          • Heee. ////

            You’re most definately welcome! <3

  • ::gives Deacon a very comprehensive once-over.  Then gives him another, more lingering once-over.  Takes a deep breath and dials 911.  Proceeds to faint from massive blood loss from the nose and what goes to feed the lady-boner.::

    • Thank you, Summer. 😉

      • ::miraculously recovered::  Blood transfusions are wonderful things.  As is this page.  ::looks at puddle of blood on floor::  Cleaning that’s going to be something of a bitch, though 😛  Wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • Ryn

    AAAAHHHH!!! OMG he just didn’t! poor, poor Jeff! his face! XD 

    the clutching of the blanket is brilliant. trying so hard to protect his vulnerability and still feeling exposed. Oh lord, deacon. You really have no clue what your doing to that poor boy.

    insomnia is a wonderful thing, i actually got to see the comic hot off the press. 😀

  • Jaybird19

    Jeff’s face, oh my god. I bet he’s going to freak out in the next page!

  • No words can describe the love I have for their faces in this XD <3

  • (Takes deep breath) AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! <3 <3 <3 …. That is all.

  • llbutters

    D’awww Jeff XD

  • God can’t wait to get that check next week….. *drools and stares dazedly at the gorgeous* Where can I pay homage to the temple of Winona? That woman deserves a medal! Alex sir so much awesome!

    • W Nelson

      Haha, why, right here! <3  I read the comments too 😀

    • Thank you so much, Lindsay! I’m really glad you like the update. I’ve been eager to share this page for quite some time… 😉

  • Aproegmena

    Yes, yes, I think that’s the exact same face I would make in that situation. Perhaps the most awesome page ever made.

    • You’re a sweetheart. Thank you, Klara! I’m really glad you like it!

  • T Tran

    /silent squeal/ CB!!!
    HHHNNNGGH…. someone needs to make a time machine stat.
    How can Jeff resist temptation right there. ;D

  • Mihael Keehl

    *intense nose bleeding*

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh my! Jeff’s face! That’s the exact expression I had on when I saw the awesomeness of this page! I totally see why you wanted this page to be a bonus one, Alex! It was definitely a treat for me!

    Go Deacon–make that shocked little deer (typo and it stays!) your own! Even though I’m going to Yaoi-con this weekend, I’m definitely bringing my laptop–I do NOT want to miss Saturday’s update! X-P

    • W Nelson

      Spread the word for me!  I wish I could go!!

    • Yay! So glad this was a treat for you, fujoshifanatic!

      (And if you see me at YaoiCon, please come up to say hi. 🙂 I’ll be the one who’s too busy at work to get a haircut in time… -sigh- )

  • thisboybroken

    Ummm, my jaw just hit the floor!!! Then I saw Jeff’s face and started laughing. This is AWESOME!!!

    • Thank you, thisboybroken! I’m really glad you like it! 😀

  • Syreen

    Mmm… I want to touch him. Or be on that bed. Or both….

  • I got so shocked/exited when I saw this I actually exited it out lol, first time commenting and I just like to say i’ve been deeply in love with this comic. AND JEFF’S FACE, hysterical!

    • Thank you so much for the love, Darlencia! (And the love for Jeff’s face! It cracks me up too. 😉 )

  • Alor_Laneau

    “In breaking news, Australian citizen Alor Laneau was rushed to hospital today after losing large quantities of blood in what medical professionals say was a series of massive nose-bleeds”

  • Nitya28

    O_O … *faints*

  • My stomach fluttered and my heart skipped a beat. Gorgeous page haha. Perfect day so far.

  • Nice impact having only one panel.  Good storytelling.
    I like the small elements like Deacon NOT having chest hair and his sleepy eyed look.

    You all realize that the next page is going to be of Deacon and the Psychologist and she’s going to asking about his programming or something (grin!)

    • Amerou

      More like Maven with the #o_o# face and going, “So, could we go into a little more detail about what happened here…?”

    • Thank you for the storytelling props, JohnP! This was a fun moment to come to in my script and then when Winona sent me the pencils—boy howdy, she just nailed it. I was concerned that maybe some folks would feel cheated by this update only being one panel, but some things are just worth lingering on… 😉

  • Jeff’s face had me rolling. XD Its just so perfect. And Deacon… Does he have any idea what he’s doing?
    Great update! One panel to destroy us all? Because it seems like its getting the hype and then BAM! Maven’s back! Lol I really do love this comic. 🙂

    • Thank you, Ayisha! “One panel to destroy you all…” Ha! I love it!

      And does Deacon have any idea what he’s doing? We’ll see… 😉

  • Spirited_Dreamer

    Omg…look at Deacon! Granted, he’s not human, but…hey fantasy is fantasy ;D Jeff…your face is simply adorable and hilarious at the same time! I LOVE this page. Winona did a SPECTACULAR job on Deacon’s body and her work on Jeff was just…ugh…I love it! You can truly feel that Jeff is tense as hell lol! But I do get the feeling that Maven will be back in the next page (this comic would just not be complete without her intensity!) 

    • W Nelson

      When I draw Deacon I am trying to get across that lovely feeling of hard slabs of muscle under soft, smooth skin…  Yum!  And Jeff is all about the softness and sweetness and downiness.  …I just freaking love drawing these shirtless mans!

      • Spirited_Dreamer

        I think you’ve done an amazing job with it! I wish I had your talent. Alas, I am meant to be a writer, not an artist 😀

        • W Nelson

          Writing can be sexier than pictures sometimes ^_^

          • Spirited_Dreamer

            Point taken lol

      • And I think I can safely speak for everyone in that WE like that YOU like drawing these shirtless mans 😀

        • W Nelson


          • I like that you like that we like that I like that you like it 🙂

            …that was right, yes?

  • I’m going to be trying to sleep tonight and all I’ll hear in the darkness is ‘ziiiiiiip’.

  • Emperor_Meiji

    As a NoNeCo shareholder, I demand to know why Deacon has a belly button.

    Please tell me it shoots lasers, or dispenses coffee, or that it’s an aux port for his iPod.

    • SigmundReimann

      Dispenses coffee? Now if that isn’t a hilarious mental image I don’t know what is!

  • Yukiness

    Do you hear that sound Alex?

    That is the sound of thousands of fangirl’s heads exploding after seeing this page.

    • Hehe. I’ll be more careful next time…

      • Yukiness

        Oh no, that means you are doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work

  • Reign

    I just totally melted!!! Deacon is so sexy!!! Poor Jeff looks like he is going to sink into the bed any second now. Winona deserves much praise for her artwork and big hugs to all those who donated. Alex you guys deserve this and so much more for making such an epic comic. I’m really excited for saturday…can’t wait to see what Deacon does next!!

    • W Nelson

      XD Thanks for the comment!

    • Thank you so much, Reign! And Saturday is less than three days away… 😉

  • Phebe Vanmol

    Jeff and I share the same expression! XD

  • Krondor2000


  • Christopher Bertram


  • Amerou

    Jeff’s face = my face. 

    Rarely has a webcomic succeeded at making me snort tea up my nose at 6 in the morning. Good job!

  • psiquest

    ::: blink :::

    Want. Mine. Gimme.

  • CK

    I cannot stop grinning!!
    This is by far my favourite page!!
    Deacon you have no social skills, but that is why we love you!
    Jeff looks absolutely mortified with a hint of arousal.
    Oh god this is..YES!
    And hey, Jeff is actually more hairy than Deacon, who would have thought huh?

    • I’m really glad you like it, CK! 🙂

      (And yep, Jeff is a lot more hairy than Deacon.)

  • Sandra Virgínia

    What!!?? OMG, what a chest!!!! *Nosebleed* Where are my tissues, got damn it!!! Yeah…Do it, do it…!!! Go ahead. ;D
    The astonishment of Jeff´s face is hilarious. 😀

  • So here’s the story.
    I’m lying in my, Shivering like a mother f***er because Texas mornings are cold. Then it hit me. A new Artifice page. I weighed my options and I regret nothing.

    Deacon, Keep that off.
    I just want to reach through my computer and touch that chest.

    Why is there i paddle ball in the background? I just noticed that.

    Cant wait for Sunday, Have a nice day Alex.

    • chouji_butterfly

      Pffft, I read your comment and was all ‘Wut? Paddle ball? How’d I miss that?!’, so I went back and looked and there it was.

      Would you believe me if I told you that everytime I looked at the picture that it was not Deacon’s body, but Jeff’s face that kept distracting me from the background? XDDD

      • I would believe it. And frankly, I have the same reaction. We’ve all seen images of flawless shirtless guys. But the reaction that Winona drew? That, for me, is the real fun here. 😉

    • Thank you, Olivia! I’m glad to hear you have no regrets for braving the freezing Texas morning. Next update on Saturday. 🙂

      And I hope you had a nice day too!

      • Any time, Saturday… good thing i have nothing to do on Saturday.

        And because I’m getting to this way too late, Good night.

  • LE GASP!!!!

  • Kioni

    Long time reader. First time commenter. I…I… there are not words. I love this story. I love this art. I want to leap through my laptop and just touch every bit of them both (unfortunately my roommates might think me more crazy than they already do).

    This entire project is lovely. It’s beautiful and thought out and I just can’t get enough of it. Thank you. Thank you for what you do.

    • W Nelson

      Thanks so much for this comment, it’s really touching ^_^  This kind of reaction is wonderful to hear!

    • You’re so welcome, Roderich. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and such kind words.  I hope you continue to enjoy Artifice! 🙂

  • KimyaChan

    XD Jeff seems surprised and embaressed all together XD Best extra page ever! Totally can’t wait until Saterday for the next page ^^

    • Thank you, KimyaChan! Glad you like the bonus page! 😀

  • Wow, Deacon is sooo much better than “just” okay! 
    And way to throw yourself at Jeff, Deacon!

  • yellowrock

    “Ok?  Does not compute.  Further testing required.”

    One day, I will save up a bunch of money and donate it, just to feel like I’m contributing to something.

    • I find your comments and kind words to be a wonderful contribution, yellowrock. 🙂

  • O_O


    I honestly fell backwards when i saw this page. O. M. G.

    um….i…have nothing to say other than…this needs to become a wallpaper. between deacons face and jeff’s stunned/shocked face and they are both mostly naked and hot…and yeah. O_O

    OMG. OMG. OMG…lol i simply cannot wait until saturday…

    • Fell backwards? For real? LOL!

      Glad you liked the update, Thomas!

      • i was sitting on my bed and i went “O_O *falls over*”

  • mutisija

    I really can see from Jeff’s face that he has now really weird boner. Or then he is just thinking “Oh god, rape incoming.”

  • Kayla

    I AM PSYCHIC. Good job, Me.

    • I actually was tempted to say something on your last comment, but I figured it would be a fun discovery for you. 😉

  • Ari


  • Jeff’s expression could not be any more perfect…..

    also hehe, Deacon has a belly button (they do really go for realism at that company don’t they?)

  • Andrea Baker

    OMG, he would.




  • Pervertida Pensante

    OMG, I love Jeff’s expression and how Deacon say it like “Just saying”

  • GlassShard

    Hello, chest!

  • Krondor2000

    Now, is Deacon built like a “Ken” doll or a “Billy” doll?
    Alex, you should know what I am talking about! ;-P

  • Racoda Moonshine

    I think my ovaries just exploded…

  • I can’t even think of something coherent to comment right now so I’ll just capslock HOLY S**T DEACON IS HOT! 

    And Jeff looks hilarious holding the sheets like that and blushing!

  • Cydalima

    OH MY GOD! Is just…. Oh, God. I can’t write anything. I… No. I can’t. Deacon is so hot. And Jeff… little cute boy. I CAN’T WAIT FOR PAGE 42. 

  • I can’t describe the noise I made when I saw this page, but it was loud enough to attract the other yaoi fangirls within earshot.  XD

    • LOL! So… did you show them the page?

      • I did!  And I gushed.  And we all gushed together~!

  • Darby Roorda

    Oh Jeff, you play the part of the quivering virgin girl so well. Then again, I think even the most weathered of gay guys would be doing the same thing in the face of Deacon stripping like that.
    And, now I positively can’t wait for Saturday. What are you going to do, Jeff!?!? Are you going to invite that beautiful creature into your bed?!

  • Jeff’s face is win.

  • C. O.

    I love how Deacon seems to be aware that he is indeed attractive. xD

  • Oh dear lord *fans self*

    I was wishing for something like that to happen. And it happened. I am so happy now. Oh my god ♥
    Jeffs face is priceless! Come on, just take a look and tell him if it’s really just an “o.k.”… ♥I don’t know if I want them both to go on now or stop at this point and giving Jeff some time to think or so…Again a great page! Ah now it will be even harder to wait for saturday.

    • Thank you, Navi! Jeff would need some time to think. For the moment, I believe his brain has stopped. 😉


    i’m just gonna

    stare at this for a few hours kthnx

  • Goddess preserve me. I can barely stand the excitment of waiting for the next page!

  • Syanana

    Oh bejeezus. That is.. No words to describe. I think my ovaries just exploded. Hot damn.

  • Jasmine martinez

    That is all.

  • Dew


    Is it possible that we just say **** it with foreplay?  XD

  • Naikoru

    ………….Jeff…..I have the same expression………holy fuck…….

    ……Deacon your amazing <3

  • Now that is what I call a BONUS page!! Hubba Hubba XD

    • Glad you like, Judi! Like I said above, I was really hoping this would be a bonus page. I feel so grateful to you all, I really wanted to give you an extra special treat. 😀

    • It what I call a BONERS page.

  • mikakitten

    Aaaaah!! Love it!!! Naked naked time!! Knew this would be good!  

  • sexy…

  • Holy crap, that is SEXY beyond WORDS. Aah, shit. I love you, Alex, Winona, ooooh. ♥

    • W Nelson

      <3 right back atcha 😀

    • I love you too, Orantmihi! Thank you so much for your kind words on your dA page. I hope the Netherlands are treating you well. 😀

  • ithilloke


  • ChopstickChick

    Loooove. love love love!

    • Thank you, ChopstickChick! So glad you like it! 😀

  • Ooooooh my gaaaaa-
    Abs. Abs. And Jeff’s blush!
    Oh, man, Deacon, what…I can’t even, what is he thinking? Oh shit.

    • W Nelson

      I love it when our readers go incoherent XD

  • I squeeled. And my eyes bugged. Omgomg. I am in love with this page. 😀 THIS needs to be the poster, ahahaha. Oh my lord. *fans self*

    • I second that. I want this as a poster! <3

    • Well, that can be arranged. So if it were a poster would you want it with the word balloon or without? With the sound effect or without?

      • I’d say without the word balloon but with the sound effect XD

  • CommodoreZelda

    Jeff’s face. Priceless. <3

  • I almost died when I saw Jeff’s face. Absolutely brilliant!

    • Thank you, Kate! (Glad to see you lived, though! 😀 )

  • silentpaw

    There is a certain popular person who made a journal on a certain modestly popular site that led me here to this comic. I can guarantee I’m not the only one.

  • eva

    jeffs eyes XD and deacons body..°w°

  • W Nelson

    Man, I’m glad everyone likes this page so much!  It’s awesome to go through all the comments 😀  You guys are the best readers!

    I apologize for all the nosebleeds and ovarian damage, but as we say in the industry, that’s not a bug, it’s a feature!

    • I make involuntary noises of pleasure whenever I come back and re-see the page. Ungh. <33333

    • LINCARD1000

      🙂 As many people have said before, you have a tendency to nail the character’s expressions very well on key scenes.  You and Alex make a very powerful team, Ms. Nelson!

      • Thank you, LINCARD1000. I like to think so too. 🙂

      • W Nelson

        Aw, you’re making me blush ^_^

    • crimsonkiss22

      I’m proud of the readers on here, too. There’s no drama, unlike other threads on other webcomics, particularly BL webcomics. Hoho, when will the trolls come around? >:| We’ll beat them off with sticks, I swear, my lady! 

      My ovaries are just fine, though I think my brain might be leaking out of my ear a little. Deacon, you sexy, awkward beast.

  • Marbutt Face

    This. Page. I almost died from joy-overload when I saw it.

    Deacon, you naughty boy~
    Jeff, your face is so cute <3

  • ErrorTime

    I cried laughing XD Not just at Jeff’s face, but at Deacon’s response. ‘Just okay?’  At this point Jeff is having a battle in his head about if he should jump Deacon now or not. The ‘or not’ part seems to be losing XD

    • Hehe. Glad you liked my one line of dialogue, ErrorTime. 😉 It makes me happy to hear I got a chuckle out of you.

      And as for whether Jeff will pounce, well, we’ll just have to see… 😀

      • How can he NOT?? He could turn around with an idea of chewing Deacon out for being totally and completely inappropriate, but the second he sees that SIZZLING HOT body, he’s going to react just like everyone else on this page! ie: Hummana, hummana, humana! 0.0

  • LonLonMarin

    OH LAWDY <3

  • And I jizz in my pants.

    OMG- totally wasn’t expecting a strippy Deacon to be super large and strippy on my computer screen!  0.0
    It’s a beautiful sight.

  • AJTheShifter

    I couldn’t even see most of this page, but the moment I saw that he was unzipping from the top part that I could only see, I just burst out laughing, because I knew exactly how our little Jeffy would be responding.  Because I would have responded the same way…

  • Archidel

    Well, I’m not particularly prone to nosebleeds and ovarian damage is entirely impossible in my case, but after seeing that I do worry about my poor heart a little. It seems to be beating unusually fast… :O

  • Dex X.

    Oh. My. 

  • Those faces! That body! OMG I love this page so much. Excellent work!

    • Thank you very much, Brian! I’m glad you like it!

  • xenie

    It was worth the wait to get to this page!  The look on Jeff’s face is amazing. 🙂 

    • I really like how Winona drew that look too, xenie! Glad you thought the update was worth the wait!

  • GermanCrusader

    So, this is what Mr. Alex was talking about. 

    I certainly cannot add anything that has not already been said, though I will say this:

    Thank you to all that been involved with this webcomic; from the one that came up with the idea, to supporters, to drafters, artists, those that have given money, those that come back to the site, week after week.

    Thank you all; for sharing this with so many.

    • You’re very welcome. On behalf of Winona and myself, it really is our pleasure.

      And let me second the gratitude to both the donators and readers like yourself. You make all the hard work totally worth it. 🙂

  • As I scrolled down the page, my face slowly turned into Jeff’s face. Deacon’s body is rockin’!!! >/////< 

    If this was the only page I had ever seen of the comic, I would be concerned that this was going to become a rape. xD

    • I like how you put it. He does have a rockin bod. But now I’ve got an image writhing around in my head of FIVE APs that look like Deacon in… >_O What’s a threesome with two extra? A fivesome? >[]< MY BRAIN IS MELTING AND IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT HRWMUIUSN OUAWMNKLFGA AHGHGHGH GHGH GHGHGH ! 

      • …if THAT delightful and naughty image won’t get me through this workday, NOTHING will.

  • Solène Hodapp

    Oh my ! *drools*

  • Carolina Alejos

    Something tells me we’ll have ANOTHER bonus page soon LOL

    BTW Deacon is HOT *drools*

    And Jeff’s FACE LMAO

  • I was not expecting this at all!
    Completely blown away. xD

  • Hahahahaha someone’s got problems!!! Very sexy problems

  • Lance Gilroy

    Great, my brain’s gonna be useless for anything else today.  In other news, hubba hubba!

    • Yaoi brain. 🙂

      • Lance Gilroy

        Is that a new term – ’cause it totally fits.  And yay replying to comment, a good excuse to come back for another viewing.  Oh wait, day two with Yaoi brain, shit!

  • Tina

    Good grief, this has been the best accidental found of the year (for me). I look forward to the next update 😀

    • Thank you, Tina!

      (And I’m curious: when you say Artifice was an “accidental” find, what do you mean by that?)

  • I LOVE YOU! 
    That is all.

  • Oh Jeff, you lucky, lucky boy…. I don’t think he realized how lucky he was… till now

    • When I woke up tonight

      I said I’m gonna make somebody love me

      I’m gonna make somebody love me

      And now I know, now I know, now I know

      I know that it’s you

      You’re Lucky, lucky, you’re so lucky!

  • Beefnoi

    This has just made my day coz iv been stuck at home with a cold and a headache. 
    I just wanted to squeal with joy at how gorgeous they both are in this page 😀

    • Laymanterms303

      Nothing like a stripping Deacon to clear out those sinuses!

      • LOL, Laymanterms303. Good one.

      • My handle on the instant messager reads “Nothing heals you ills quite like Shonen-ai.”
        s’truth. -.-

    • Yay! Glad to help you feel a little better! Get well soon!

  • Erica

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, <3 I definitely can't wait for this weekend!! not only for an anime/game convention but for a new page to ARTIFICE. You know how disappointed i'll be if it's back to uhmmm the doc? THIS IS TOO GOOD OF A CLIMAX! Halfway throughhh. <3 I shall donate moneys soon :3 I shall! Just have to get this convention out of the way.

    • Thank you, Erica! I’m glad you’re looking forward to the next page!

      (Wil it be Maven? Or more Da Vinci 4? The lady or the tiger… 😉 )

  • Anna Hastings

    Oh my goodness. I randomly decided to drop by and check if I had missed an update or two and what do I find? This page. I can say with much honestly, I shared the same facial expression as our lovely friend there. xD
    Looks like I missed quite a few updates. LOL.

  • mooni_jak

    Need to comment now: WTH. XD This page amuses me as much as it creeps me out. This is coming too soon! (And yet the suspense is already killing me!)

  • Elena Geleva

    Loool.You make the boys show some skin and 80 dollars appear out of nowhere in an hour xD I like this.Looks like you’re going to be be updating Artifice 3 or 4 times weekly on regular basis.

  • grinsekatze

    hahaha jeff is so adorable. he is one of the most likeable characters from the last webcomics i read (together with axis from teahouse 😉
    and deacon…daaaaamn!! mister hotti hot hot! xD but not even a wifebeater underneath his clothingsuit thing (<- english is not my mothertongue^^) if he were human he'd be sweating like crazy xD
    can't WAIT for saturday to come!

    • W Nelson

      Clothingsuit thing is probably the cutest way you could possibly have said that.  Your English is awesome 😀

      • grinsekatze

        i do what i can^^

    • Hehe. Glad you’re liking Jeff and the update, grinsekatze2012! 

      (And I agree with Winona, “clothingsuit” is a great way to describe what he’s wearing. 🙂 )

  • singerblooming

    I swear, my face is exactly like Jeff’s right now.

    • Some programmer lady named “Mrs. Robinson” apparently, if this pirated NoNeCo software patch is to be believed…

  • KBatty

    Dayum. I need to pre-order my ASO immediately. Furthermore, the expression on Jeff’s face got me to laugh out loud. This page is absolutely awesome.

    • Thank you, KBatty! I’m glad you like the update—and that it got you to laugh out loud. (Love that. 🙂 )

      NoNeCo’s credit department will be contacting you shortly to discuss terms.

  • all i can say is … I CANT WAIT FOR SATURDAY PG!!!!!! 😀

  • iamlingy



  • For me it’s the ziiiiiiiip! We can see the immense Hot that is Deacon, but Jeff CAN’T. I wonder a little if he’s half expecting servos, circuits and a penis made of hydraulic pistons when he turns around.

    • W Nelson

      Whoa, scary thought!

    • Yep. It’s that ZIP which is responsible for that expression. 🙂

      And someone has to use “hydraulic pistol penis” for the name of their next band.

  • I saw this page like 50 times today. XD

    • Hehe. 🙂 You mean you saw it linked to elsewhere or you came here 50 times?

      • EVERYBODY came here today. -_-

  • It’s like one of those *gulps* that really gets caught in your throat and hurts kinda moment. *_*

  • *still dying* Oh dear lord.  Deacon’s face.  JEFF’S face. XD <3

  • Oh my lord the faces XD PRICELESS~
    Much love for this page, and what may start happening in the next few pages~ <3

    • Thank you for the love, Viper. I’m glad you like what you see!

  • Dani J.M. Hewak


    • You’re very welcome, Lily! Thank you for letting me know you liked the update!

  • I LOVE AND WORSHIP THIS PAGE. Everything about this was superb. It totally shocked me – I made this really odd noise but my room mate didn’t notice so it’s all good. Jeff’s face! JEFF’S FACE! Priceless.

    • Ryn

      pretty sure everyone made a noise when they saw this page. 😀

    • Hehe! It’s always fun to hear we got a reaction from our readers. Thank you very much for your kind words!

  • Jeff’s face….JEFF’S.FACE. Greatest thing ever. Also that Jumpsuit does NOTHING for Deacon.

    • Good thing he’s taking it off then. Yep. Best for everyone, I think /nod

  • Vanessa Trepanier

    omg nosebleed. Nosebleed EVERYWHERE! I adore this page!!!!! 

  • I don’t know if it’s Jeff’s face or Deacon’s which makes me scream for joy more. Just beautiful, this moment.

  • Shinashi

    After much thought, here’s my comment: There’s a paddleball on the table. How long can Deacon do it? 😀

    And that was after several hours of adiofha;difa;oifh;aoifa!!!!

    • W Nelson

      Don’t ask him or he won’t be able to do anything else until his power runs out!  He has more important things to do!

      • KBatty

        Yes. Like Jeff. lawl

    • Deacon is a highly advanced, amazingly rugged and powerful piece of engineering. Allow me to assure you, he can do it for hours. 🙂

      • I’m sure Jeff’s rear would be quite red after that….

        I mean…the ball. Yes, the ball. >____>

        • I think SEVERAL balls may wind up red after that. >:D

      • ::squeals like she hasn’t squealed since she was a wee toddler::

  • Fully functional and anatomically correct? ;]

    • MiyuKazukii

      Nancy thank you for reminding me of Voltaire<3
      He gently massages your gel packs/while he replicates some lube/Then he shoves his throbbing razor beast into your Jefferies tube/So lower your shields, spread your nacelles, to make room for his craft/as he thrusts his delta flyer into your big fat juicy aft

      • Mwahaha. I couldn’t help it.

    • I wonder if we’ll find out…

  • aldi_c_89

    Couldn’t help but giggle non stop as soon as I saw this… amazing art as usual ♥ and oh the moment… I believe you’re more than just ok Deacon 😉 Can’t wait to see next page on Saturdaaay!! Thanks for the amazing work! ;__;

    • You’re very welcome, aldi_c_89!  I’m delighted to hear we got a giggle from you. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  • classic_bear

    Scrolling down this page has been the best part of my day.

  • Laymanterms303

    Well, that’s subtle… I wonder where he’s going with this. Is Deacon actually trying to seduce Jeff? Or does he want him to admit he’s attractive. Darn unfathomable AI psychology! 🙁

  • Nikolicious

    I’m gonna sue Winona because this perfection CANNOT BE LEGAL. AHAHAH! Beautiful anatomy skills. I’m a med student and have the enormous joy to check on anatomy drawings like a boss, but damn, Deacon, you win! <3

  • Laymanterms303

    And before I forget: Yay, donators! You all are awesome! And yay to Winona and Alex! (who are also awesome!)

    • Thank you very much, Laymanterms303!

      (And yes, yay donators! You are all indeed awesome. 🙂 )

  • Well Jeff WAS my favorite… until just now.

    • Interesting. I wonder if Jeff can think of a way to win back your affections…

  • Oh man. I so want more of this. o//w//o too bad I’m broke, otherwise I’d sooooo donate so more of this awesomeness can happen!

    • Glad you’re liking what you see, Elizabeth! 🙂

  • samae

    AHSBSOBHUIBBHJBOHBOUBUOIB!……………gotta go clean up the blood.

    P.s.  this flashback better continue  on the next page.. screw maven this is WAY more enetrtaining XD *pictures decon on a pole* yeps.

  • karmelion

    My second favourite thing about this page is the comments. No second guesses for what the first thing is.

    heh heh heh.

    • I’m loving the comments too, karmelion. 🙂

    • Comment, comment, comment, comment, comment karmeli~on! You come and go~, you come and go~ohwoahoh! XD

  • Silentwisher

    O shiz….Yes!

  • iluvoddsox

    Oh, Deacon, sweetie, you already know you are more than o.k. Don’t tease poor Jeff! Also next week’s update is on my birthday. More of this would be the best present ever!

    • Well, one way or the other, I hope that you have a very special birthday, iluvoddsox!

  • FINE here’s $25. More bonus pages, darlings 😛

    • Thank you very much for the generous donation, Verity! It’s very much appreciated. 🙂

  • kendrawcandraw

    Oh my holy holies! Jeff! You precious angel! And Deacon you minx, you know exactly what you’re doing, don’t you? Ahhhhdusfhsakfl this is so great. I can’t stop smiling!

    • Yay! I’m very glad to have given you something to smile about! 🙂


    • I’m glad you like it, Sara! 🙂

      (Can’t wait to see your Halloween costume!)

  • Holly-Marie Jackson

    Jeff, your face… it’s now the background to my screen 😀

  • Abbil

    Haha  It was either save for a PS3, or donate to Artifice.
    I feel my money was well spent in seeing this page.

  • elijah elquest

    1) this bonus page is saturated in WORTH IT.
    2) I admire how the donation meter is already half full.

    • 1) Really glad you think so.

      2) I have the most awesome readers in the world.

      • elijah elquest

        1)You have the most awesome comic in the world.

        2) I’m really glad you think so.

  • Lusidicious Milk

    Just a sec…. let me obsorb it.

    You know how hard it was to NOT write sex insted of sec.

  • 😮

    I…I’ll be in my bunk.

  • Jackson Dean


  • melinda stumpf

    More then OK *drools*

  • Jeff’s face. JEFF’S FACE. Everything is his face makes this page THE greatest thing EVER!

  • HonneyLeigh

    /Was not expecting that so soon/
    (get it deacon ;P )
    When it’s late at night and I admit my undying devotion to authors whose stories I absolutely love it usually comes off as creepy and awkward xD So I’ll try to refrain.

    I just wanna say the SUSPENSE kills me because I never know when it updates if I’ll be seeing the Doc interagating Deacon (who has been making incredibly cute faces for her which he should be saving for Jeff) or if I’ll see THIS. Damn but do I love this in levels and words I cannot express at this time of night.

    So I’ll just stick to the generic, OMG LOL Camping! Cuz I effing love this shiznit!

    See, awkward. xD

    • Not awkward, awesome. Thank you very much for your kind words. And I love campers. 🙂

      • Camping is FUN! 😀 Jeff must like camping too! See, he’s already pitching a tent- O.o ….. >.> oh, um… <.< Awkward.

  • Enamoril

    Aww… I hope that Deacon isn’t lacking equipment here or Jeff will probably point it out…

  • Jennie Yates

    Yeah… he’s just “okay.”  I love this~!! ^__^  Thank you so much for making this comic for us~!

    • You’re very welcome, Jennie! Thank you for sticking with us!

  • VulcanMindMelon

    AHAHA…AHA…AH…AHHHH…oh, jeff. you’re my new favorite person. 

  • Exile 755 is a Higglytown hero

    You’re… you’re teasing, right?! X’DD

    I fanboy squee’d so high that I couldn’t hear myself, but the neighbors’ dogs did. Oops.

    If it goes back to Maven, Deacon is going to be so friggin’ red. X’D


      *fap fap fap fap fap*

      • I never knew what “fapping” meant before I started getting comments on Artifice. True story. 

        And will you get the lady or the tiger this Saturday? I wonder… 😉

        • Omg if we get the lady I will cry tears of despair…lol

        • crimsonkiss22

          I’m actually rooting for the Lady. I’m interested in seeing Maven’s ‘wtf’ face. 

    • Glad to get a fanboy squee from you, Agent 755. 🙂

  • Lulu

    OH MY GOODNESS. I never comment on Artifice but… NOW WE’RE TALKING!!

  • MiyuKazukii

    I’m not even into men and that is Mmmm-mmm good stuff.

    • That’s a lovely compliment. I felt the same way watching Bound. 🙂

      • MiyuKazukii

        Bound?  I must know what that is considering when I just tried to look it up only BDSM showed up.

  • myrkky

    oh god oh god OH GOD!!! IT HAS BEGUN!
    I love it how Deacon looks like he’s asking if his hair/clothes/whatever mundane thing is ‘just ok?’ lol And Jeff’s what the fuck -face is adorable!
    Alex, Winona, I don’t know what to say. Here, just have some undying love. And I’ll throw in some admiration for the lovely art as well.

    • Thank you for the love, myrkky. I’m glad you like the new page! 🙂

    • W Nelson

      Aw, thanks!  <3

  • geneticsgirl

    i damn near came in my pants and slid off my chair when I saw this page. I have totally been smitten with Deacon and Jeff, but after this page, i am now officially crushing on winona and alex. You guys rock my socks off…

  • SimoneRai

    Oh. my. word. His face. It’s like, “Oh, no he did NOT just do/say that. Please let me be hearing this right.”

  • I don’t know which I like more, Jeff’s face or Deacon’s! Eagerly awaiting the next page.

    • Glad to hear it, Cathcer! Next page is less than 3 days…

  • Yaminox

    jeff’s face.
    ’nuff said <3

  • Fazzey

    Ok….Gluh….I just drooled a LOT!!
    Ok….More than ok….*drools some more*

    And now I need to get a image shot of that chest…..And Jeff’s face….And it’s just perfect. *wipes drool off keyboard to continue typing*

    Ok…Going to drool some more & stick this photo in my Yaoi folder to peruse some more.

  • I have a feeling the donation meter might be full before Saturday…and then full again before next Wednesday…which would be totally awesome and also a bit of a conundrum…would that mean TWO bonus pages next Wednesday? 😡 C’mon people let’s do this! XD *wishes he had more money*

    • Another reader actually asked this question. (I’m very flattered you would think this is going to actually happen.) If the bonus pages ever “backed up” in the queue, then I’d post up the 2nd bonus page on a Monday just to space them out. 

      And yes, that would be an awesome conundrum to have. 🙂

      • This comic is awesome. It’ll happen. 😀 If not this week, then another! XDD

  • Spirited_Dreamer

    Omg, Alex, this donation bar is insane! The people donating on this are just awesome! I say this as I open my purse and wallet and moths fly out 🙁

    • The people donating are indeed awesome. 🙂

      (But then, all my readers are awesome. 🙂 )

  • His face! LOL! Poor thing. I love these two.

  • Watch out, Jeff!  Pretty soon Deacon’s gonna offer some sort of “Android Lip Massage” to soothe that sudden tension from your body. XD

  • *dies*  Oh, Deacon, who programmed that competitive streak into you?  Just okay, Jeff?  I dare you to take a look and say it again… XD

    Poor Jeff’s expression!  And the “eek!  I’m naked in here!” cover-clutching!  This page is classic.

  • Alor_Laneau

    Next Deacon will be asking if Jeff is hiding a present in his pocket, before realising he’s naked! If you catch my drift….
    Oh…. I fail at this. 🙁

  • Deacon is perfect. 
    Oh my golly. 
    Cannot stop looking. O____O

    My jaw actually dropped.

    • That’s awesome, James. It’s so cool to hear when you evoke a pure reaction from a reader. 🙂

      • Also, really cool to see you replying to so many of these comments. I applaud ye.

        • Thank you, James. I love connecting with cool readers like yourself. And I’d love to reply to all the comments—which I used to be able to do!—but I think now that we are approaching 400 comments on a post like this, I realize that this is becoming beyond my means. But it really is my pleasure to reply when I can!

  • 0.0 … OK! Coincidental nosebleed aside! RAWR… In Jeffs shoes I would probably …. freak out not know what to do and start crying lmao… so lame. -.-





    • Just one kiss. Give me one kiss so my fever will go awaaaaaaay :))) /reallyissick

      • I’m sorry to hear you’re sick, TatatRoses!

        I’ll send Deacon over with some medicine right quick. 🙂

        And cookies…

  • Calvin Angot

    Ohh, IT’S BEGUN!!!

    I get my kick out of reading the comments mostly. But this. THIS! This is inspired! It’s cute and sexy in a way I can never achieve lol. I was actually expecting a Maven scene, or even more “bed talk” between the two. I was /not/ expecting THIS!
    Whoo! Need to wipe the keyboard now. What a way to celebrate the end of Thursday! I admit I had reservations when I first subscribed to this comic, but wow! You guys really know how to deliver–in spades, no less.

    Props to the staff who created this beautiful comic. I have now ascended from interested bystander to fanatic admirer.

    • Glad to hear we got to a page you liked, Calvin. I hope you continue to like what you see. 🙂

    • I don’t think Jeff was expecting this either! XD

  • If you cut to Maven now, I will cry.

    On the other hand, I bet the look she’s got on her face right now is hilarious…. Maybe you could do a bonus sketch?

    • Dr. Maven requested that I inform you that she is no mere “bonus”, that she is, in fact, the main event. She also wanted me to inform you that if you have further questions regarding this matter, she will gladly clear her schedule to impress upon you the errors in your thinking.

      There was kind of a look in her eyes when she said that. You can find it on Page 19, Panel 7.

      Anyway! 😀

  • Ahahahaha. This has got to be my favorite page so far, an excellent use of a single panel. That is one long zipper you’ve got there, Deacon… and some pretty stellar pectorals… and Jeff’s face is the perfect “o_o” expression. “Meep” indeed.

    In other news, I’m totally getting spoiled by these bonus pages and coming to expect them XD to anyone reading this who’s donated, you are really awesome.

  • HI!  This is my first time posting here..  Just to let you know that this story is so awesome!  I’m really very intrigued as to how it’s all going to turn out!  And the artwork/colouring is wonderful!  It’s refreshing to see different style’s of art.  I really, really do love it! ^_^

    Butbutbut my good GOD what an AMAZING bonus page!! <3I LOVE JEFF'S FACE!! I can't begin to imagine what is going through his mind right now!
    Also, I'd like to see Deacon just try and explain to the doctor lady why he's doing this… 😛

    • Thank you, Claire! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and your kind words! 🙂

      (And yes, Deacon’s going to have some ‘splaining to do…)

      • I can just hear Dr. Maven right now! “Deacon, let me get this straight. Were you trying to SEDUCE that boy?”
        Deacon: >.> …..*fidgets in worried silence*

        • crimsonkiss22

          “I was interested in seeing his reaction. Humans are so… interesting… when their…. That is to say, they are interesting creatures when they experience intense, unexpected… I wanted to see him naked *is ashamed*

          Why am I always ready to see Maven taking out a ruler and whacking his knuckles? 

  • NightingaleLost


    I couldn’t see all of the page at first, because it’s so big I have to scroll down and such, so all I saw was his face and the ‘ziiiip’ and all I could think was “…DID HE JUST DO WHAT I THINK HE DID? PLEASE GOD TELL ME HE DID WHAT I THINK HE DID!!”

    (cue fanatical scrolling down of page)

    Im pretty certain my face was a perfect mirror of Jeff’s at that point XDDD only for a second though, cuz then I had to quickly turn to another tab on my screen cuz if anyone in my family saw that they’d disown me XD

    but, I gotta say, BEST PAGE EVER!!! As i speak/type Im frantically texting my bff to come and read it 😀 I can’t donate (is poor) but I shall continue to obsess over this as only a fangirl can!! XD

    • Thank you, NightingaleLost! I’m really glad you liked the page (and that you recommended it to your friend; I really appreciate your help in getting the word out!)

  • Malin Skutnabba

    Oh Jeff your face says it all! Perfect expression! XD

  • Lawd mercy! I do believe this page has given me a case of the vapors*heads towards fainting couch*
    Alex and Winona this page brought out the southern belle in me^_^. Absolutely loving the writing and the art in this comic.

    • Hehe. “The fainting couch”! I love it! Thank you!

      (And thank you very much for your generous donation!  It’s very much appreciated!:D )

  • OH SNAP! Jeff run!! lol Deacon just casually taking off his jacket.

    • also congrats on all the donations! looks like the bar will be full yet again this week!

    • And since that jacket is connected with his entire OUTFIT… Or as they say in some places, his ‘clothingsuit’.

  • Bien Batol

    I just choked on my bagel while simultaneously getting a boner. 
    Thank you.

    • Hehe! I was tempted to write “pics or it never happened”, but luckily for all concerned, I’m much too highbrow ever to do that.

      • crimsonkiss22

        You just did it, sir. How devilish of you. 😉

  • Quiet80Viewer

    Right on the money Deacon! Heh. Can’t wait for the next page mainly because I’ve seen some banners…and they look just-de-lish! Kudos to Winona for fine art, I enjoy it every time, love the clean style!

    Also ,excellent work Alex, makes one wonder just how much of this is a pre-learned behavior algorithm…seems like Deacon has learned quite a bit while watching Jeff. Would love to know what’s Deacon’s inner monologue for the last 2 weeks??

    And the last burning question, what is that paddle ball doing there…?(!)

    ps. to cool folks who put cash towards this web comic – it’s great to see it is passionately appreciated!! thanks!

    • You’re asking good questions, Quiet80Viewer. 🙂

      That paddle ball toy was a gift to Jeff from his mother. 

      Word of God out.

      • I would actually really be interested in knowing what the inner monologues going on were for the characters. Mostly because Winona spilled the beans that you actually HAVE their attitudes or thoughts written up along with their lines.

        That would be something I would love to have as an extra in the printed version. You wouldn’t have to have EVERY page, just some pivotal or juicy ones where the comment herd has said they’d like to know what was going on in Jeff’s head for example. They could be at the back of the book even, to keep from messing with the flow.

        • I’ve considered making the script available to readers in some form once the comic is finished. What you’re suggesting is interesting. I’ll think about it. 🙂

  • oscar4life


    So glad I checked early!!!!!

    This comic is amazing!!!!!

  • dereule101

    Wow wow wow! What a sexay android.
    And now I have Robyn – Fembots on repeat in my head
    “Fresh out the box, the latest model
    Generator runnin’ on full throttle
    Can I get a fuel up, hit the bottle: reboot
    I got a lot of automatic booty applications
    Got a CPU, maxed out sensation
    Lookin’ for a droid to man my station”

  • Lorescien

    OMG!!! Jeff’s expression is priceless, lol. And Deacon… XD LOVE.


  • Lol gonna hit the donation page by the weekend!

  • cyancat.lindsay

    You guys are devilish!! The online ad for the comic is the page after this!! Gah!!!! I want to see it!!!

    BTW… lovely lovely

  • A-HA! So it’s a ZIPPER!
    That was my first thought upon seeing this page, because I am LAME. XD
    My thoughts afterwards were all pretty much: Durhur hurrr… :B Deeeeeeeeeeaconnnnnnn…. Neeeekkiiiid <3
    No, he's not 'just okay', he's a frikkin' GOD.

    Oh poor Jeff. There's a hot, buff android getting naked in your bedroom. What's a boy to DO?? XD

    • And this has nothing to do with anything on THIS page, just a heads-up really to let you know that I am STILL fixated on the APs NAMES DASH-IT-ALL! X3
      I looked up ‘Deacon’. It’s of Greek origin and it means servant or messenger.
      Highly appropriate for an android, if a little blunt.
      Are all the names Greek? I looked up some and now I’m convinced one of them must be named Damien. Also Greek it is derived from the element ‘Daman’ meaning ‘to tame, to subdue’. It’s also used euphemistically to mean ‘to KILL’ which is what convinced me!

      …. sue me. I have Aspergers. I fixate. >.<

    • I have some suggestions, but as this is an R-rated forum and not an X-rated one, they will have to be left to one’s imagination 😛

  • Colleen Boye

    Best. Bonus. Page. Ever.

    • Thank you, Colleen! I’m really glad you liked it! 😀

  • SholtoMaru

    Well! I’ve been wicked sick for a few weeks. And lo and behold, when I’m finally able to crawl out of the cave of illness my bedroom has become, I’m treated to this wonderful page, right here.

    Ahem. Deacon, I must respectfully request that you conduct yourself over to my private quarters, at once. Clothing not necessary. 😀 Bring Jeff and the good Doctor, why not, it’ll be a crazy party.

    No, but seriously, the last few updates have been fantastic! This one, especially fantastic! I’m so glad that people keep donating, because this comic truly deserves it. I’m loving this whole story. Wonderful work again, Alex and Winona! Thank you for sprinkling awesomeness all over the place!

    • Aw, thank you, SholtoMaru! You’re a sweetheart! I’m delighted to hear you’ve enjoyed the last few pages. (And I’m also happy to hear that you are feeling better! May you be all better very soon!)

  • In the wonderful words of George Takei,


  • I remember this! It’s always such a kick to bring up the old pdf and compare the more draft versions of the old pages we were sent with the final product – it helps you see just how much work’s gone into each tiny little bit, and I love it.

    Oh Jeff, your blush is gorgeous. Oh Deacon, your abdshjsfn is jhfsufjbgdj.

    I think I made my point!

    • And it’s always fun to hear from a long-time Yaoi 911 reader who’s now reading Artifice. Glad you’re liking the finished product, dyeitblue! 🙂

      • Wait wait, you can buy the whole version?

        • Janet Qian

          There are pencil sketches of some of the comic pages floating around from a while back.

  • I think Jeff needs a thought bubble.

    “Oh sweet jeebus that was a zipper and he only has one zipper!”

    Also, I need to see more of those arms before I can give a completely certain opinion of hotness 😛

  • This page is officially awesome :3

  • UUm hi there creators of this comic, I am Charlie, husband of Sawyer. For the past few days, I have seen her come back to this page, just to see her stare, attempt to type, then just turns over and blush like the brown haired guy. Usually, she always has a witty commentary but for the first time she has drawn a blank.

    Now you’re probably thinking “yea so? Who cares? ” … I do. I’ve been having a hell of a time watching my ever too witty wife, struggle with something so discrete compared to the many other things she’s seen. So to see her get all blushy and talk to herself is crazy hilarious! Will she kill me when she sees I posted here? Chyea! But it’s so worth it! XD besides, maybe all I have to do is get a gray jumpsuit from base and unzip it half way to stop her dead in her tracks! Lmfao ahhh thanks guys, this was win.

    • Hi Charlie! Welcome home! 🙂

      And LOL, thank you for the awesome report! 😀 Yes, sometimes an image can be more erotic when you show less not more, and you and Sawyer have paid me and Winona a big compliment by suggesting that we succeeded with that.

      Here’s a little personal sharing. Before I even show my writing to my awesome artists, there are a few friends of mine I communicate with through the Internet and with whom I show the scripts to first. And one of those friends has told me that her husband always likes it when I send one of my sexier chapters because that often means pleasant times ahead for him as well. Who knows? Perhaps our work here can similarly help hetero marriages throughout the world.  Just doing our part for family values, I suppose. 😉

      Thank you again for joining into the conversation. And yes! Get the grey jumpsuit! Send us a picture!

  • HORARs, just like any soldiers after a battle is finished, will experiment with things other than war. Making the ‘artificial soldier’ too human means you have to deal with their humanity after the war. Making them too inhuman makes them incapable of using existing weapons or succeeding in fighting living human (or other live sentient) opponents.

    Humans did come up with an answer to this. It’s called sports. All the thrill of war confined to an arena and teams of consenting participants, with fatalities minimised and bystanders protected. Too bad humans still ignore what the Greeks figured out three millennia ago when they invented the Olympiad…

    • I know firsthand that some of the designers of the ASOs here at NoNeCo are big fans of that old classic film Real Steel, so your suggestion might come true faster than you think!

  • Archidel

    Regretfully, flat broke is my default state of being, which prevents me from donating myself, but I am incredibly grateful for all those people who do donate and get us these wonderful bonus pages.

    On that note; Friday (Friday!!!) and already the target has been met and exceeded for next week’s bonus page. Absolutely incredible.

    • Yet again I’m stunned. Delighted and stunned. And like you, incredibly grateful. 🙂

  • oooooooohhh my gooosh!!!

  • SteveMcSheffrey

    I would like to thank deacon’s design team!

    • You’re very welcome! We live to serve our customers. Together we truly can manufacture a brighter tomorrow!

  • Britt Bottinga

    I. Need. Moar. 

    • Moar is coming in less than 8 hours… 😉

      • ErrorTime

        Should I stay up until like 5-6 am or sleep and have a lovely good morning surprise? XD

  • oh gawd if this keeps up im going to die from my masive nosebleed!!!!!

  • Come on people! Let’s give Alex a heart attack! Donate!

    • LOL. I see how it is…

      • KBatty

        ♪ You always hurt the ones you love… ♫

      • “Help, I’m alive/My heart keeps beating like a hammer….”

  • CK

    Looks like I have two more pages to look forward to! 😀 The donations are rolling in!

  • Is it not Saturday yet…? damn… QQ

    • Not long now…

      • KBatty

        You should start posting according to Newfoundland Standard Time. -HINT, HINT, NUDGE, NUDGE-


  • That just made the rest of my night. I was laughing so hard man. 

    • That’s awesome. I love hearing that we made our readers laugh. 🙂

  • I CALLED IT! 😀 250 before Saturday! Woot! Let’s see if we can get another 250 before next wednesday! 😀

  • danigirl921

    Okay, I’ve been lurking for a while. I absolutely love this comic. I decided to comment mainly because this page made me actually squee irl. Or well I think the sound was more: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUADLAJFLFLA;’AJFLAEDLFALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    The blush, the facial expression, the zipper, the Just O.K? OMG I’M IN LOVE. WHERE AM I? OH GOD I CAN’T STOP STARING. JUST. <3_<3

    • Hehe. That’s awesome! Glad you decided to comment and that you like what you see. Thank you!

  • thisboybroken

    I just keep coming back to see this page. That being said, I must go for a bit of “alone” time 😀

    • LOL. Glad to hear you feel a special connection to this page. I do as well. 🙂

  • Camping~ (why oh why is it not Saturday yet)

    Also, every time I look at this page I squeal and kick my feet like a teenager. XD  Why is it so GOOD.

    • Hehe. I love campers. Glad you like the page!

      (And why is it so good? Because Winona is *awesome* and I’m the luckiest writer/editor in the world.)

  • Diseasedface


    ~brain explodes from madness of so many pages ~

    YOU AND WINONA.. WINNING PAIR! I can’t form enough words of phrase due to exhaustion and lack of word finding skills currently…however…

    *insert here*

    • Thank you so much, Diseasedface! You’ve got me grinning and blushing all at the same time. 

      • Colleen Boye

        Which is also the reaction of everyone reading this page.

  • I see the top half of the page, and it just takes my breath away with its insurmountable awesomeness-hotness-and-that-look-on-his-face; and then I see the bottom half (no pun intended) and I go like PFFFFFFFFTHAHAHAHAHAHA and I can’t stop ROFL
    And oooohh I’m praying Jeff won’t freak out and ruin everything <:-O

    • That’s just the reaction we were hoping for. 🙂

  • ErrorTime

    I can’t get over this page! OMG! It makes me laugh everytime I come here. Oh~ But I can’t wait for the next page!

  • drasdomia

    I’ve been following this comic every Saturday and of course when you hit the bonus pages. I’m usually too shy to post my thoughts or comments on anything, but I just wanted you to know this is an awesome story and I love the art. So much talent. I always anticipate an update from you guys =)

    • KBatty

      Don’t be shy! I know some of us other commenters can be a little intimidating on account of we seem to either go into Wall-O-Text mode or OMGSQUEEEE mode, but the more, the merrier! Join us!

    • Thank you so much, drasdomia! I’m very glad you decided to let me know how you feel about Artifice. I hope you continue to like what you see! 😀

  • Whatever company that manufactures Deacon is missing quite the monetary opportunity here. They would sell a lot more love-droids than war-droids and they could even charge more per unit! And then the universe would be more peaceful place, everyone happily at home with their own personal Deacon. As they say, make love, not war! 

    •  I don’t know you but I love you for posting that.

    • Well, I for one would totally spend ALL my $$ to get one, LOL Because who needs $$ when they have a Deacon? %)) Well, no, I’d keep some – to make sure my electricity bills are covered ;-p
      Although on the other hand, I feel horribly ashamed for saying that. I mean, “a” Deacon is not exactly a Wii, to be shopped for online. The fact he’s manufactured rather than birthed doesn’t make it “ok” to sell him around.
      Damn, all the UST in this storyline is making me preachy LOL

    • Ashley Coghill

      Me gusto mucho este tira cómica. ¿Quieres tranducir este a español?

  • Hello! I’m new(ish, ie; new to posting)
    I absolutely love this page and I want to see more, and not just of the smutty smut smut smut. XD The characters are both beautifully drawn and have great depth, making them life like. The story, although just beginning, is interesting and keeps the reader wanting more.

    I eagerly await more. :3

    • Yay! Thank you, Starr! I’m really glad you’re enjoying Artifice! 😀

  • Subhadra Erika

    What time zone is this updated according to!?!?!  Countdown!!!

    • Updated in the Pacific Standard time zone, I believe!  West Coast US!

  • Subhadra Erika

    EVERYONE! GIVE TWO DOLLARS! Seriously, there has got to be way more than 125 readers, right? Anyone wanting to give more, righteous awesome. For the rest of us, $2 adds up fast! More sexy bonus pages!!!

  • Jacqi Smith

    I would really love to donate but the only card I can use doesn’t work when i try. ; _;

  • classic_bear

    Let the camping begin! only a couple hours left!

  • camping camping camping woo

  • Let’s go, campers! It’s 10 PM, time to start the day!

    Still squealing every time I refresh this page.  <3

  • best page ever. I fricken love that look on his face. lol

  • Camping!  I shall make bread.  Anyone up for some Kum Ba Ya?

    • Okay, bread is made and out of the oven!  Who likes cranberry bread??

      • KBatty

        You brought an oven camping? Hot damn. Hook me up with some of this bread. 😉

        • Nah, made it at home 😛  I camp in the wild indoors 😛  But here ::slices off a piece of cranberry bread:: Enjoy!

  • cyancat.lindsay

    Hey campers!!
    If you want a little tease of the next page, I’ve got the place to go!
    This is where I’ve seen it.
    On the site, go to “My Favorites” if you have an account and then on the right side is an ad square. Refresh the page enough and you will get a LOVELY ad for Y911 and its such a TEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you don’t have an account, its easy to make one. Its a great site to read free online comics!!!

    • Look out~! Smexy times ahead! :O

    • omg omg OMfreakingG!!!!!!!!!!!  So totally worth the refreshing……
      And I can’t help but be utterly endeared and overwhelmed by the fact that Deacon is… blushing, too. I don’t know why it surprises me so, obviously he’s no less a person than any biological human. But somehow, on him it means more to me than it would on a meat-and-bones man…

    • Ryn

      I think i know which one you’re talking about. damned if i can remember where i saw it, though.

  • Does Alex normally post it at midnight?

    • cyancat.lindsay

      I think it may be Midnight Pacific time.

      • Yep, give or take a few minutes. 🙂 The page is currently baking. Should be up in less than 30 minutes….

        • you had to say that? now I have to stay up a few more minutes XD

        • Ryn


  • 11:21pm PST, currently.

  • Aaaaand, I also have to raise a perhaps rather silly question – Deacon doesn’t have to actually work out for that God-of-Love body, does he now? ;-p

    • Ryn

      no way, all that delectable goodness is built in.

  • must stay awake….almost 3:30 in morning…will stay awake until page arrives…..

    this camping thing is fun 😀

    • Ryn

      this makes being an insomniac fun. i have something to look forward to on Saturday mornings.

      need some marshmallows.

  • This page fills me with hopes.
    HOPE # 1 Since they (at the company) bothered to give an android a pair of nipples, they would put all the other parts in (on, whatever) as well. Because, technically, he doesn’t really need any of it, you know? I mean, in one way it would be quite hilarious if Jeff goes like ok let’s do it, and then he takes the rest of the suit off and there’s just like a slight bump, like on those Ken dolls XD But nay, that would be wicked, far too wicked.
    HOPE # 2 I want to see a KISS scene! A whole page of kissing, please!! I could wait for the rest of the smut till the following page, cause I really think these two poor lonely souls need someone to kiss them good and proper!!
    HOPE # 3 Deacon was just saying it to get rid of the doctor when he said he was “curious”. He’s not only curious, is he? Please? Jeff deserves better than that.

    • Thank you for sharing your hopes with us, December. 🙂

      I wonder what will happen…

      • Haha, right. Like you don’t know <3
        Because neither one of my hopes has yet been addressed, one way or the other… Ah, le suspense!

  • 8:40am in England!

    I am so very much excited about the next page! 😀
    Unless it skips back to the doctor… HAHA.. That would be amusing xD

    • And certainly not beyond me.

      But as it turns out…………..

      • *cuts back to the doctor* doc: and then?!

        • Deacon: *Fidgets so hard that he breaks something* 

  • pedro_martines


  • Michael Bowman

    So, Jeff’s face just screams ‘SCANDALIZED!!!’ at me and I love it. Of course, I love this entire comic. I mean, it’s amazing, all the way from the cute colony kid to the android with feelings… even right on up to the (totally too intense) psycho- I mean, psychiatrist. All of this, Winona’s art and Alex’s script, is amazing. You both have amazing gifts and I am so fantastically pleased with your willingness to share it with us. Thank you both so much, from the bottom of my heart.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Michael! They’ve put a big smile on my face. 😀


  • Okay….so…I went to bed…came back…and I have to say…sooooo hot. SOOOOOOO HOT. Deacon’s body is so perfect in every way. ;o I will tap that over and over and over! 

  • O.O
    jeff’s face is priceless. hahahahahhahah I literally laughed out loud.

  • Candy Candy

    I shouldn’t have been drinking tea while reading this. I laughed so hard at Jeff’s face I choked. There is still tea in my nose. 

  • As amazing as this page is, for some reason my favorite part is the paddleball on the desk 😀 Maybe it’s the mental image of Winona trying to figure out the perfect finishing touch for all the wonderful smokin’ hotness when, *DING* “Of course! Paddleball!”

    • Myrtu

      What the heck? How did you manage to notice that? I was too busy looking at Deacon’s hot bod to see anything else! (Except Jeff, of course <3 )

  • Lily Harris

    I love not only Jeff’s face on this page, but also how Deacon’s eyebrow is raised like: O rly nao? He’s also super sexy <3 keep it up 🙂

  • yukonsnowflake12

    This page is so amazing, probably one of my favourite pages so far. Superb balance between an extremely sexy deacon, and the most amazing ‘oh-shit’ face i have ever seen. and the paddle-ball is awesome. the entire page is very well drawn, i especially like the suggestion of deacon’s musculature.

  • iamlingy

    this reminds me of the whole yaranaika meme.

  • oh ! I really like the expression on Jeff face. I’m having a hard time trying to contain the big smile on my face…

  • Lillith Eleanor

    This just made my day ^^
    at this point it’s still cute, but every dirty mind can finish this with their fantasies xD

  • I especially LOVE how Jeff clutches the sheet to his chest like he’s about to be violated!  

    Aside from the obvious, I mean.  DAMN!  *Spontaneous anime-esque nosebleed*

  • I would like to mention that every time I google our comic I always end up on this page.  (And each time, for some odd reason, I’m like “Decon taking clothes off-squee!-“)  Figured you should know.

    • Same!  Every time I come here, I simultaneously laugh hysterically and get a lady-boner.  It’s an odd combination!

  • This page still takes my breath away.

  • Sara Beckett

    Best. Page. EVER.

  • Gares H.

    Instant K.O. for me *¬*

  • that was quick!

  • xD Jeff’s face!! *dies laughing*
    I love it! And Deacon, you horndog.

    I have to say that the story is very interesting, to say the least, and I have yet to see any cliches that usually come along with the traditional yaoi/slash comics. I think my favorite thing I’ve seen so far (besides Deacon’s abs…) is the fact that not everyone here is gay! Thank goodness, the entire cast isn’t just a bunch of gay people. Although, the doctor is a bit of a bitch. xD

    So far, I’d give it an 8/10. Especially for the ripped-off arm in Operation: Save Jeff. <3

  • Holly shit he’s stripping! *drools*

    • Kristin Wilcox

      my thoughts exactly….@0@

  • Clockworkkefferson

    I hit the “random” button and this page popped up.
    I WIN. 

  • Damn, Deacon, stop being such a sexy troll and making Jeff/the audience eep.

  • riddle101

    Damn. Deacon has some yummy abs. Come on Jeff, just pounce on him already!

  • Phobs

    omg Make this page a wallpaper.

  • anonymouslizzy

    OH SHIT!! Jeff’s face! XDDD

  • My favorite page in this comic. Hands down! …Or zipper down! 😉

  • Such a cool shot – great emotions – hilarious & sexy all at once!

  • laughed my ass off at this XD

  • SolrSurfr3

    Subtlety: Not a primary trait in Deacon’s programming, apparently.

  • Naughty times >:D

  • (OoO’) <= that was just my face, when the bot undress, haha you REALLY surprise me !

  • DarkFeanix21

    Haha! The look on Jeff’s face! And now I’m wondering what Dr. Maven thinks of this; I’m sure “seduce the enemy” wasn’t part of Deacon’s initial orders or programming.

  • Kate House

    Hottthothotthotthott hot. HOT!!! 

  • *nosebleed* HOT!!!!

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    mwahahahahaha! Oh, poor Jeff! Wait-what am I saying! Lucky Jeff!

  • Hopefully this isn’t weird and I’m not the only one, but I TOTALLY saved this as my background on my computer. It’s beautiful, the lines are so clean, Jeff’s face is the greatest, and I love how Deacon has like no subtlety…..It’s amazing! *Fan girl hand flappy thing* 

    • TravelerOfWebcomics

      It’s art of my wallpaper slideshow xD

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    My dad just came into my room asking, “Why do you keep squealing ‘blushies’ at your computer- oooooooohhhhhhhh……..” and then he left.

  • Ree

    Omaiiiii :O (Also, I’m loving the paddle ball in the background – what wonderful attention to detail 😀 )

    • Dante Anton Walt

      This is my third time reading this, and I’m just now noticing the paddle ball.

  • yaoi fanatic

    after reading this comic for like the 100th time I have to say this page is my favorite. Jeff’s face is priceless.

  • OMG OMG OMG! Epic freakin one panel one liner OH MY F!!!

  • Quilava10552

    The face… It just screams “WAIT WHAT?!”

  • Justin White


  • Potato-

    Lady boner! >///<

  • LevixEren

    Wuuttt?!!! >,<