END CHAPTER ONE.
I’m going to be at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA this weekend at the Prism Booth (Booth 1009 near the front of Hall A)! I’m going to have advance copies of Artifice books for sale along with brand-new The Young Protectors merchandise. If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hi!
***THIS IS A BONUS PAGE!***
The ninth bonus page in a row!
Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Raili B. (who makes their fourth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Pam W., Gillian D., Victoria C., Helen C., Liam J. & Luise E. for their generous donations over the last few days!
Big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors Alexandra N. and also to long-time friends Hannah M., Lisa G., Robert S. & Adriane L. for their super-generous $25 donations! Holy cow! Five $25 donations! And this makes Robert’s fifth, Hannah’s sixth, Adriane’s seventeenth (!) and Lisa’s eighteenth (!!) super-generous donation to this comic! Thank you so much, y’all!
And finally, superhero-strength hugs go out to super-friend Rob A. for their amazingly generous $50 donation, their third amazingly generous donation to this comic! You rock the skies, Rob! THANK YOU!
Thank you all so much for your awesome support! We finished out the chapter on a full-streak of bonus pages! WOO HOO!
So! Our first chapter is now finished and the stage has been set for the next four chapters. I have to admit, I’ve been loving reading your analysis of whether The Annihilator is truly naughty or nice in the comments. You’re all such great thinkers that, as a writer, you make posting these pages a lot of fun for me. I promise, you will have answers to that question and more! And I’m especially excited to share with you the next few pages.
That said, my own evil plan was to take a week off after this chapter was finished to catch up on some long-neglected site maintenance. But with the way things worked out, on top of my day job going crazy the past few weeks, this weekend I’m going to be at WonderCon. Thus I’ve realized there’s no way I’m going to get around to it. So, I reached out to my artists to see if we could start the next chapter this Saturday instead of next. Their love for you runs deep, so they have been busting their butts to get me what I need to post an update this Saturday. But it’s a lot of work that I’m expecting them to make happen a week ahead of time. AND I’ve got my own plate full and I’ll have to letter the page and prep it for publishing. As you know, I very strongly believe that if I make you a promise, I’m going to keep it, so until I know for sure that page is finished, I won’t promise an update this Saturday. But we are trying our best to make that happen. And of course, if the bonus bar tips over again, there will be a bonus page the Wednesday after we start updating again.
So, we have a whole different kind of suspense this time around! Will there be an update on April 6th as I originally planned? Or will we be able to make it happen ahead of time for March 30th?
Tune in this Saturday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀
(And thank you so much for being such awesome readers and sticking with this comic. I know the first pages were quite a bit different than what I was putting out for Artifice. But you were willing to give me a chance with something new and your kind words and support mean the world to me, Adam and Vero. I love you all very much. And I hope you’ll continue to enjoy what’s coming next with The Young Protectors.)