Dr. Maven returns! And yes, she missed you too.
We have new Fan Art from long-time friend of Artifice, ~ksiazeAikka, which was “inspired by a conversation in comments which ended with [the] conclusion that it would be hard for [Deacon and Jeff] to get a proper date.” And it’s adorable. Thanks, Aikka!
***THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***
And it’s the 13th bonus page in as many weeks! Holy cow! (And hmm… The 13th bonus page in a row and Maven appears… Coincidence? Or fate? You make the call!)
The donation bar for the next bonus page is now at $179—$177 of which was donated in just the last few days! O_O! Special thanks to long-time supporters kataline d. & Virginia H. (both making their 3rd donation in a row! Thank you!) & Micheal B. (who has now donated for the 15th week in a row! You are amazing, Micheal!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow to new supporters Robbie E. & Josephine K. for their generous donations since Saturday’s update!
Big hugs go out to new friend Greg C. and to long-time friend Jennifer B. for their super-generous $25 donations!
And warm, humbled, super-grateful and can’t-stop-grinning android-strength hugs go out to Artifice superheroes Andrew R. and Andrew T. for their amazingly generous $50 donations! You guys are awesome! (And this makes the third hugely generous donation from Andrew T. in as many weeks! And it’s his birthday today! Let’s all please wish him a very happy birthday!)
Thank you all so, so much for your generous support!
And… while I love seeing Jeff and Deacon kiss, I have to say that I think Winona did just stunning expression work on this page, especially with Maven in panels 2, 4 and 5. Totally nailed the very subtle (and not so subtle) emotions she’s experiencing here. And I’ll also say that this page and the next have a couple of my favorite Maven lines of dialogue. She really is so much fun to write.