And thus, young Jeff claimed the power of the red word balloons for his own…
O.K. Exciting news! I know some of you have been interested in getting a printed copy of this comic in book form. Well, starting now, you can pre-order your very own printed copy of Artifice through my new Kickstarter campaign!
On that page, you’ll be able to help make the printing of a trade-paperback of Artifice possible by becoming a backer of my Kickstarter project. And backers get special rewards like signed copies of the book, Artifice bookmarks, posters and more! SPECIAL BONUS: I made a video for the page, so if you go there now, you’ll get to see a very nervous Alex looking goofy in front of a video camera—and I’m sure you won’t want to miss that!
Also, again and again, I’ve been told that Artifice is the “best kept secret in webcomics”. Getting the word out really is the hardest part. So, if you know anyone who might be interested in a copy of Artifice or this Kickstarter project—maybe even friends who don’t care for the webcomic format and only read books or a blogger you’re friends with who has readers who might like Artifice—you’d be doing me a huge favor if you would let them know about this project. If I don’t raise my project goal, then Kickstarter cancels the whole thing, so your help in getting the word out would go a long way towards making a print run of Artifice possible.
I also hear the Facebook, the Tumblers and the Twitters can be good for getting the word out, too, if any of y’all use one of those…
Look at that! We’re now at $223 towards the next bonus page!
Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Andrew R. & Mordecai L. (both making their 2nd donation to Artifice!) & Bernard S. (who makes their 4th donation and for the second week in a row!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Yi Bin L., Helen T. & Petar L. for their generous donations over the last few days!
Big hugs go out to long-time superfriend of Artifice Larisa V. for their super-generous $25 donation (their 9th super-generous donation to Artifice and the 2nd this week! Wow, thank you, Larisa!)
Thank you all so, so much! Your support, especially during these pages of high suspense, really helps me and is much appreciated!
And God, I love how Winona drew the action on this page. From Deacon’s arms “snapping out as if on springs” in Panel 2 and then in Panel 3 where we still see the guards falling because Deacon is just that fast all the way to the shadows on Maven’s outfit in the very last panel as she’s clutching her throat. I’ve known this was coming forever and it still makes me giddy to see her work!
So… did you like what Jeff had to say to Deacon?
DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Edit 3/10 10:50 AM: Holy cow! I woke up this morning to find out not only did we hit the donation target for a bonus page while I slept, but y’all blew the target out of the water with extra donations! I thought maybe the Kickstarter campaign would distract from it, but wow, y’all ROCK! So, this means that in addition to the regular Saturday update, there will be a bonus page (page 84!) on Wednesday, March 14th! Hope to see you there!