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  • William Hutchins

    Amazing how much more attractive a raised eyebrow can make someone.

    • Alex Woolfson

      You like that, huh? 😀

  • James

    I predict a long-running and exquisite webcomic.

    • Alex Woolfson

      Thank you! Glad you’re enjoying it!

  • Tusshār .

    Alex, you’re a bitch!
    making us wait so so long for another peek

    • Alex Woolfson

      Mwa ha ha.

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  • MonicaProwl

    Yum! Cant wait for next Saturday! I can see this becoming very interesting! Thanks again Alex! 😀

    • Alex Woolfson

      You’re very welcome—thanks for letting me know you liked it!

  • Ura-hara Street

    Loved your comic!!! Wonderful work!! I’ll be waiting for more 😀

    • Alex Woolfson

      Thank you for the props! 😀

  • Thomas Stermer

    AWESOME! i am waiting for this every saturday! the highlight of my week… (unfortunately)

    • Alex Woolfson

      Thank you! I’m really glad to hear you’re looking forward to it. I’ll do my best to keep it interesting! 😀

  • Bobby Briscoe

    Wow! Great opening! I was really pulled in and i love the level of suspense. I can’t wait for the story to really develop and the Yaoi part is introduced…. one page a week seems a bit cruel 😉

    • Alex Woolfson

      Thank you! I wanted to create a first scene that would draw the reader in, while giving them a bit of insight into who Deacon is and, hopefully, what’s cool about him. Glad you liked it.

      And I was actually hoping that one page a week might feel fairly zippy because I know some other yaoi webcomics that update on a slower scale. But I’m of course glad you’re impatient for more. I think I will take the recommendation of the commenter who suggested I put up a 2nd bonus page for the week whenever I get to a certain donation level. That would be fun to do. I just need to find a donation plugin that actually works….

      Thank you very much for commenting!

  • Yayu

    Ohhhh this sounds promising! Great start. I was completely in the story, the way they introduce a lot of concepts without giving too much away just makes you ask for more. I can’t wait for the next pages, and the yaoi goodness =) But yeah one page a week is fairly depressing given the amount of suspense, but I understand that it involves a lot of work.
    I do love scifi, especially of the “artificial human” genre. Best wishes for the rest!

    • Alex Woolfson

      Thank you! I’m really glad you’re liking it. And yes, you’ve hit the nail on the head—it takes a ton of work to create pages with this level of artistic rendering, so even though I’d love to post them up 5 days a week, it’s better for me to post them at a level that I can guarantee I can deliver to my readers, than to over-promise and then have delays, etc. I really appreciate your understanding. :)

      But again, I do like that idea of having a bonus page posted every now and then as a special treat. Once I can find the right donation plugin, I’ll try to put that idea into action. Maybe I’ll look harder for that tonight…

      Thank you again!

  • ChristineInCanada

    This is indeed a very promising start. The premise looks interesting. I’ll definitely be eager to see what kinds of adventures Deacon will find!

  • ChristineInCanada

    This looks like the beginning of a great webcomic! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what kinds of adventures Deacon finds for himself.

  • thatgeekyblonde

    I think I’m in love. <3
    The artwork is fantastic. Just beautiful. I'm excited to see where the story is going to go.

  • cecilia juan

    This is looking good! you definetly got me with this intro, with both the art and story.
    The lines, the textures, the colors… the shadows! I can’t stop staring at the shadows! so pretty, so good!
    As for the story, just by saying ‘gay’ and ‘sci-fi’ you got me, and now I see smexy droids and political/moral issues. And Bob. I like Bob. I suspect he is as minor as a character can get and I see ‘UNIMPORTANT’ written all over him, but I still like him.

    • Alex Woolfson

      Yes, I love Winona’s shadow-work. It does a great job of sculpting our characters and setting the mood. (It’s even more fun once we get to the smexy bits… 😉 )

      And I like Bob too! He doesn’t get a lot of screen time in this arc, but I hava a real soft spot for him. Perhaps he can have a greater life in slash fiction. Bob/Deacon anyone?

  • Savannah Jones

    This sounds like a comic that will actually live up to the “i’m a smart comic for mature viewers”

    A lot of love for the first scene and will eagerly await the next page every week!

  • Leeha Almonds

    just a page per week man this will be torture

  • Nicole Achille

    i love his facial expression when he says ‘boss’..very well drawn!!! 😀

  • snakesNladders

    I love this guy already! Great artwork, I can’t wait for more!

  • OshieteOkureYo

    Okay! I’m on board. 

  • Sawyer Gomez

    Your comic should be a movie…no matter what…<w<

    • Alex Woolfson

      I had actually originally thought of Artifice as a movie, actually, so I’m glad you’re feeling it would work that way. :)

      • Renato Ingo

        If this intriguing story came to the silver screen with the same fine art of drawing I’d surely head for the cinema right away!
        My compliments to Winona – I found so many really really great face expressions and stuff on the first 37 pages, I absolutely like it.

        Btw, just fyi: Came here by an ad on

        • Alex Woolfson

          Again, thanks for the props! 

          (And for letting me know what ad brought you in. That’s good to know. :) )

  • Kyle Valenzuela

    I likes what I see

  • Jackalin

    i am now i fan of deacon 😀

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  • My lifei

    Daaaaaamn. Way to go, Deacon! Teach that pig some respect!

  • anonymouslizzy

    Badass! XDD

  • ╰☆╮ ℬℓℴssℴm ╰☆╮

    i like how in the last pic “it” is sitting like nothing happened…

  • Motzie Dapul

    Already I’m in love with this. From the start, it was interesting and had me reading on, but this just slams the door shut on ever leaving this comic unread. 

  • Holly

    I love The Young Protectors so much, I decided to come over and read Artifice. It’s amazing so far! Alex you are so damn talented. I am evergreen with envy.

  • Ree

    I love this page so much XD Deacon’s FACE. Wonderful.

  • Daniel Notsoinnocent Lane

    I like him already. :3

  • OnyxLight

    Me throat punching you is “code” for I’m only sitting here like a good little boy because I want to. lol had to re-read this once again… so much love!

  • Kristin Wilcox

    Heh. Karmas a bitch you bloated bastard.

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