So this brings us to the end of the flashbacks on Da Vinci Four. From now on, we are in completely uncharted territory…
We have new Fan Art by Audbot! A 3D interpretation of Deacon recharging that manages to show a bit of flesh. Thanks, Audbot!
And… since the last update, we’ve hit the donation target, not once, but TWICE! And for that second time around, you filled the donation bar in less that 36 hours! A new record!
Special thanks to long-time supporters Mark L., Virginia H. (donating for the second week in a row!) & Gabrielle R. (who makes their 3rd generous donation in a row!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow to new supporters Elizabeth C., Emily M., Jami E., Hwa H. & Zackary M. (who made two donations in two days!) for their generous support over the last few days.
Big hugs to long-time friends Tyler B. and Larisa V. for their super-generous $25 donations (and this makes Larisa’s fourteenth $25 donation to Artifice! You are a rock star, Larisa! Thank you!)
Android-strength hugs go out to new Artifice super-heros Wayne W., Mark H. & Phil H. for their amazingly generous $50 donations (and Phil also put us over the top for next week’s page! OMG, thank you so much, you guys!) and also to long-time Artifice superhero Daniel K. whose $50 donation not only marks their third super-generous donation to this comic in a row but also put us over the top for the second bonus page which will be posted on Wednesday, January 18th! You’re amazing—high five, Daniel!
And finally a very humbled, grateful, deep, heartfelt bow, then a hug followed by a leaping high-five to long-time super-friend of Artifice Ethan R. who with his jaw-dropping $150 donation shatters all previous records. I don’t know what to say, other than, you’re AWESOME, Ethan. And thank you!
Thank you all so, so much for your generosity. Here’s a secret: I really appreciate the kind words that folks leave here in the comments—they really do mean the world to me. But sometimes. because of who I am and how I was raised, there are moments I have a hard time taking in the compliments about our work here. (Not always, of course. Most days I’m able to let myself believe my writing could maybe be good enough to merit at least some of the kind words. Still, there is the occasional dark day I find myself thinking “Oh, they’re just being nice.”)
But that so many of you have been so generous in your support, and during such difficult times, well, even on my dark days, I can’t deny that at least with some folks, we’re making a real connection with our work here. And… receiving this support does makes it feel actually realistic that I’ll be able to keep creating stories like this to share with you for some time—and thus, it’s a HUGE morale booster.
I know. TL;DR. I just feel so very grateful to you all. You are helping me live a life-long dream by giving me a chance to have the opportunity to work with an artist of Winona’s extraordinary caliber and get my work out there to share with so many awesome people. So… thank you very, very much!
Anyway! Page 66 will be up on Wednesday, January 11th! And I think you know full well whose gentle face we’ll be seeing… Hope to see you there!