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The Young Protectors: Legendary Chapter One—Page 38

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END CHAPTER ONE OF THE YOUNG PROTECTORS: “LEGENDARY.”

Uncensored (and extra-sexy!) version of this page available for $5+ Patrons here. 🙂

Let’s everyone please thank Julie Wright for her amazing work on this chapter! She’s done a truly amazing job with this.

Thank you so much, Julie! You rock! 🙂

Some News

So this has been a heck of a month. There was that Patreon thing. It now looks like it’s going to be resolved in a good way, but as you know, I was putting in some serious energy and time working to make sure my concerns and the concerns of our Patrons were heard. I’m glad for the result, and it’s reaffirmed my faith in Patreon, but it was definitely… a thing.

And, at the same time, there was actually something else going on that has required my full attention. The current Young Protectors’ storyline ,”Legendary,” is a standalone, three-chapter comics arc.  As you know, my plan with the “Legendary” arc was that Julie Wright, our guest artist, would complete the first chapter while Adam DeKraker took some much-needed time off. And then Adam would resume his linework duties with Chapter Two and finish off the arc with Chapter Three.

But something has come up—something unexpected—and so Adam is now no longer available to start on Chapter Two. He’s going to need to extend his break by a good chunk longer. We were both very much looking forward to working together after Julie finished, and I was really hoping we could figure out a way to make this work so Adam could still do Chapter Two, but after putting our heads together, it’s clear that there’s just no way he could get started on Chapter Two in the foreseeable future.  Adam is a true professional and he’s only going to commit to something he knows he’s going to be able to give his full attention to and see through to the end. He loves you guys, and he loves The Young Protectors (and he’s personally OK, so you don’t need to worry), but he let me know that while he feels confident he’ll be available for Chapter Three, with the way things are right now, Chapter Two would just not be possible.

Obviously, I’m disappointed. I love working with Adam, and I wrote Chapters Two and Three specifically with him in mind. But I’ve been making comics for almost ten years now, and I’ve learned that sometimes life just happens and that even the best of plans fall through. While I can’t get into the details, I understand and support Adam’s decision, and I’m looking forward to being able to work together with him on Chapter Three.

A Big Deal

But this did put me in a bit of a pickle. You see, Julie was not available for another chapter of “Legendary”—she was just available for this one “guest comic” chapter—and I don’t have another backup linework artist.  I have very high standards for the art I commission (especially “canon” art) and, as art projects go, the pace of webcomics is especially demanding. (That’s why so many of them never finish.)  It takes a truly exceptional artist to create the kind of work we do here. Typically, when I’m looking to hire someone new, I’d go through the long process of an open call, sift through hundreds of applications, and then audition several artists with fully-paid test pages.

But that process can take months, and at the end of it, there’s still no guarantee I’d find an artist who would work out. I was now faced with the very real possibility of a several month-long hiatus for The Young Protectors. And depending on how that impacted the support here on Patreon, that could very well mean the end of my comics. This was, officially, a very big deal. And one that was pretty scary for me, to be honest.

Justin Hall Saves The Day With A Recommendation

But one of the really nice things about the LGBT comics community is that it’s full of really awesome people. One of those awesome people is Justin Hall. Justin teaches comics at the graduate level, is a cartoonist in his own right, and he was also the editor of the Eisner-nominated and Lambda-winning No Straight Lines: 4 Decades of Queer Comics. We’ve known each other for some time now through Prism Comics, and I’ve also helped out on occasion with classes in his graduate program.  I figured if anyone would be able to help, it would be him.

I reached out to Justin and told him my situation: I needed somebody extraordinary to work with, knowing full well that this was very short notice. I told him I needed a true professional artist who could not only deliver on our relentless schedule but also deliver exceptional work. I told him I was in a real bind. Justin didn’t skip a beat—he immediately gave me a list of possibilities off the top of his head.

And at the top of that list was

Tana Ford

Tana Ford is an award winning artist who is probably best known for her run on Marvel’s Silk. She has done work for IDW, Marvel, Vertigo and WIRED magazine, including titles like Star Trek, Jem and the Holograms, Spider-Man, Venom and Black Panther. Tana’s creator-owned lesbian comic book series “Duck!” won a Queer Press Grant in 2010 while the sequel “Duck! Second Chances” was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award (the same year I was a finalist with Artifice, actually!)

Justin immediately put the two of us in touch, and it was clear right away that not only was Tana a true professional at the top of her game, but that she also totally got The Young Protectors. She loved the characters, she loved the world, and even though it meant she’d need to work around a commitment for a new Black Panther comic for Marvel, she let me know that she “would love to be part of this… Let’s make some beautiful art together.”

And that was some very good news.

So, what’s next?

This is the last page of Chapter One of “Legendary.” Tana and I have already begun work on the thumbnail sketches for the first pages of Chapter Two, and I’m really pleased with how things are coming along.  Because of Tana’s Black Panther commitment,  The Young Protectors will need to take the weeks of Christmas and New Years off, but on January 10th, we’ll be able to start Chapter Two and pick up with “Legendary” right where we left off, updating twice a week as always.

Even though I am disappointed that I won’t be able to work with Adam as soon as I wanted to (and I’m sure you are too), I feel very grateful to have an artist of Tana’s caliber working on this project as the linework artist (and, of course, I’m also very grateful that I won’t have to shut The Young Protectors down, which was a real possibility.)

I hope you’ll please join me in making Tana feel welcome to our community here. She’s let me know she’s really excited to create art for y’all, and is looking forward to getting to know such thoughtful and engaged readers.

I remember when I first started in webcomics, somebody explained to me that, more than anything else, success in comics was about resilience, rolling with the punches. This was definitely a big punch, but I feel lucky to have landed on my feet with Tana now at my side. And, as always, I appreciate your support and all-around awesomeness. Your enthusiasm and insightful responses to this story makes all the hard work worthwhile.  I couldn’t do this without you.

You’re all superheroes to me. 🙂

 

So! Kyle thinks Spooky is invulnerable! But Spooky begs to differ. Who’s right? And where do we go from here?

Tune in Wednesday, January 10th to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

(And HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone!)

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Oh the look of woobie on Spook’s face.

  • davefragments

    A bittersweet, tender, and nearly heartbreaking page to take a holiday break.
    And that wonderful and wistful expression on Spooky’s face is (once again) an excellent piece of art by Julie Wright. I will miss that expressiveness.

    However, It’s the Friday before Christmas.
    I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a successful and excellent New Year in 2018.

    • Merry x-mas to you too, Dave.

      • davefragments

        .Thank you

    • Merry Christmasm Happy Holidays, and a fabulous New Year dave!

      • davefragments

        Thank you

    • Thank you, Dave! (And thank you so much for all your great mod duties in 2017!)

  • Concerto

    Even if that panel is a bit heartbreaking, I’m looking foward for the rest and tana’s drawings 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m looking forward to sharing her work with you, Concerto. 🙂

  • Hugs for Spooky.

    Happy Holidays Alex, Julie, Vero, Adam, and Tana!

  • Brad Majors

    What a brilliant piece of art to conclude both Chapter 1 of Legendary and Julie’s guest appearance! Thanks to Julie for her work in channeling these characters so beautifully, and thanks also to Justin for the role he played in keeping this comic alive. I look forward to seeing Tana’s contribution to The Young Protectors in 2018, as well as the unerring input of both Alex and Vero, not to mention the much-anticipated return of Adam. Happy Holidays to all!

    • Thank you, Brad, for your really sweet note! I hope you had really Happy Holidays yourself!

  • One line: I’m not invunerable. One line, more than one meaning. A ‘deep’ page with that one short line, while also being so tender with the art.

    What an ending page of the chapter, and to Julie’s great guest-artist part. Thank you, Julie, for your art, time, and decication to (again) help make this comic the great comic it is. You have been a champ 🙂

    And now, welcome Tana! While I am also sad that Adam won’t be able to takenover from chapter 2 (good luck with what ever reason is), I will welcome Tana as I did Julie. I have seen art from Tana before, and happy she is able to take this on with short notion, and look forward to see her contribution for TYP. Not only because it means the comic can continue, but she’s a great artist.

    • Foye

      I completely agree! They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but in some occasions, one word is worth ten thousand words. What I felt when he said that line, I’m not sure I can accurately describe it… Anyways, that was brilliant!

    • Thank you, Danish! I’m really glad you liked the ending page, and glad to hear you’re looking forward to Tana’s work. Thank you for being such a great mod in 2017!

  • Megan Staples

    Happy holidays, my friends! So, I’m getting better. It’s a slow process, working through grief. I’ve loved this little interlude in the story, so deep and heartfelt. Keep up the great work!

    • Hugs. Happy holidays to you too, though they probably won’t be the easiest days. As hard as it is, try to remember the good times rather than it being a time of sorrow.

    • Happy Holidays!

    • Thank you, Megan. I’m sending you my biggest hugs. For me, working through grief is also a slow process. (But as more time goes by, I find more peace with it.) I hope this new year brings you much peace and happiness.

  • Also, while this is now taking a couple weeks hiatus (hiatusses are always a little sad), I am actually happy for *you*, Alex, and the timing.

    I know you won’t be taking time fully off, Alex, because you will be working with Tana now, to get this up and running and ready for the next chapter, but you stil KINDA get time off. Time off from posting twice a week during the x-mas/new years days.
    It’s been more than a handful of years since you had that. You even posted pages on the year page updates happened exactly on x-mas/new year’s evening.

    I do hope you actually take a little time completely off (knowing you I say ‘little time’), enjoy the update hiatus, and spend some extra time with the hubby.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year, Alex.

    • Thank you, Danish. I really appreciate that. While I’ve still be working on the new art, I have been trying to take a bit more time off to recharge. It’s been good. 🙂

      But I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to it. I can’t wait to sharei the new pages with y’all!

  • Shiny Gwilly

    thank you to Julie for this chapter and doing so well with it! i look forward to Tana’s work, and i hope Alex is doing ok, i understand needing to take more time off, things happen. and i’m glad things worked out, as sad as a hiatus is, i’m ok with it and look forward to seeing the next chapter once everything is settled and ready
    Happy Holidays to everyone! i hope you all have a good end and start of the year
    <3

  • K1j2cat

    I’m so glad that things worked out with Tana and that we can keep sharing your delightful world of young superheroes. Best wishes and thanks to Julie for her terrific work and I look forward to Tana’s skilled input. I miss Adam and I hope his time away is positive and revitalizing. Most of all, thank you Alex, for all your hard work that gives all of us a reason to glue ourselves to the screen every Wednesday and Saturday! Have a superb holiday season.

    • Thank you, K1j2cat, for such kind words! I’m very glad to hear you’re enjoying the work here. You’ve put a big smile on my face. 🙂

  • Happy Holidays, Alex! I’m looking forward to seeing what Tana has to bring to TYP. And of course am so happy that you were able to find someone to work with so quickly. 🙂 Welcome Tana!!

    • Thank you, AJ! I had good holidays (and feel very lucky to have been able to find Tana.) I hope you had good holidays too. Big hugs!

  • Klaus

    Bye Julie. These have been great pages. You have been really good at showing the subtle emotions.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh Spooky…aand why am I hearing George Michael’s “Last Christmas” in my head right now?

    Thank you so much Julie, for this lovely chapter! Somehow your art, with its cute but emotive style, was just perfect for this sweet, sexy, and heartfelt first time between these two. I couldn’t have asked for more from you and Alex.

    And Alex, I’m so glad you worked out the situation with Adam! We will miss him for a little while longer, but Tana sounds like a great pinch hitter, and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with the next chapter.

    And while I’m not looking forward to the next two weeks without TYP, I’m so glad you get to have a little break from the update grind, and I hope that you and everyone here in the TYP community have a happy holiday season and New Year! Take care everyone, and see you in 2018!

    • Thank you so much, fujoshifanatic! I did have some good holidays. I hope you did too. Thank you very much for the kind words, and for being such a great member of our community here!

  • Happy Holidays. Thank you Julie and welcome Tana!

  • bronakopdin

    Poor Spooky >//////<

    Thanks a bunch for bringing this chapter to us, Julie!
    It was ncie to see your art back 😀
    I'm really curious on how Tana's art will look like now ^^ I deliberately try NOT to google her to let myself be surprised in the new year xDDD

    • It is best to be surprised, I think. More fun that way. 🙂

  • Nate

    Dammit! Who left out these onions!

    *cuddles Spooky from afar*

  • Mohrovia

    My thanks to all the gifted artists — present, past & future — & thank you, dear Alex, for that well-written & suspenseful narrative about those artists. You’re a gifted storyteller in any format. A good & happy ChrismaChanuKwanzaSolstivus! And a better new year for us all…

    • Thank you so much, Mohrovia! I really appreciate the kind words. 🙂

  • KatKaleen

    Daaah! Poor Spooky!

    Interesting news you got there, Alex! I’m looking forward to the next chapter.

    Happy holidays to everybody! And a merry new year!
    I may only visit occasionally, but this is my favorite comment section.

  • Poor Spooky. It’s usually the strongest that are the most vulnerable.

    And Yay that you managed to get an artist for chapter two, of course we all hope Adam will be back soon, I for one am looking forward seeing his work again. :}

    • I am looking forward to that too. But it’s been great working with Tana so far. Can’t wait to share her work with y’all. 🙂

  • Karol Chmielewski

    So sad :/

  • PFG9000

    I got the feeling awhile back when we learned how affectionate Spooky is with Kyle that his feelings for his friend ran pretty damn deep. I hope he can understand that Kyle just isn’t in the emotional shape for the epic love story they would end up sharing, and is willing to wait for him.

    Julie, thank you for your work. I admit your style isn’t my fave but it grew on me. I hope you continue to grow as an artist and have immense success.

    Veronica, your colors are lovely and lively as always. Thank you for your hard work bringing Julie’s line art to life.

    Alex, you are as epic as always. Thank you for this story and all the blood, sweat and tears you put into it. Thank you for putting so much of yourself into making it happen. Thank you for not giving up.

    Thank you everyone for being such a beautiful, kick ass, community.

    Merry Christmas and have a wonderful, healthy, happy new year.

    • Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    • Thank you, PFG9000. Y’all make all the hard work worth it. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy what we’re putting out there. 🙂

  • Jeff Baker

    Oh, this is sweet and wonderful! The whole thing! I forget how young Twenty-ish is! Happy Holidays to you all!

  • Nirgal

    Welcome aboard, Tana!

  • Jake McCoy

    Thank you Julie and welcome Tana!

  • Jason Moon

    D’aaawww!

  • D. G.

    Hey everybody. Today’s my birthday!!!

    Alex, I’m glad u were able to find Tana. Welcome Tana.

    Such a warm page. Spooky tell him that when he’s awake!

    • Happy Birthday D.G.!

      • D. G.

        Thanks so much doki!

    • Happy Birthday.

      • D. G.

        Thank u Danish!

    • davefragments

      Happy Birthday and many more

      • D. G.

        Thanks Dave.

      • Adam Black

        mine too

        • Happy Belated Birthday Adam!

          • Adam Black

            no, not me

          • Ah sorry, I had just woken up and wasn’t quite awake yet. -_- (I only had a few hours sleep after spending the day cleaning and such)

          • Adam Black

            I need such a dedicated houseboy…might come with a luxury condo

    • Klaus

      Congratulations!

      • D. G.

        Thanks Klaus.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Birthday greetings!

      • D. G.

        Thanks Saxon.

    • Yikes, I’m super late with this: but Happy Birthday, D.G.! Very cool having you here! 😀

      • D. G.

        Oh that’s okay. Thanks Alex!

  • Fay onyx

    Alex, I do think that you are underestimating the dedication of your fan base. Many webcomic artists take hiatuses between chapters and their fans and patrons stick with them. However, I’m glad that it worked out and that a two week break is all that will be necessary.

    • Well, I don’t want to take that dedication for granted, but I hear you. This is the first hiatus I’ve ever taken so we’ll see what the effect is. But in terms of expectations, if it comes down to believing in our readers, I’ll always believe in our readers. Y’all are awesome. 🙂

  • Kate G

    What a strong, deep line to end on. “I’m not invulnerable.”

    Julie’s work on this chapter has been wonderful and added so much to this comic as a whole. We have gotten to witness Spooky “level up” in the feels department.

    While it is a major bummer that Adam DeKraker – whom I think we can agree that we tend to call him the YP artist (just as Veronica Gandini is the YP colorist) – we all know life throws us heavy curve balls sometimes. We might have to have a good swearing session when it happens (or, you know, scream into a pillow in absolute frustration), but usually something great comes out of it…sooner or later. Tana Ford is a great option!

    • I know any change will take some getting used to, but I’m glad you think Tana will be a great option. Thank you for being such a great reader, Kate! 🙂

      • Kate G

        Oh, you know me, the first time will be, “Eh, I dunno about this guys. It’s too much change guys. The autistic is freaking out, y’all. I need to go put myself in time out. I need a minute to think this through.” Then a few days later (after thorough desensitization), “Okay, I’m fine. All’s good in the ‘hood.”

  • Trashpossum

    Oh man I don’t usually say anything on these but I’ve been following the young protectors since one of the first chapters (the very first maybe, but definitely not within the first few pages) and while the change in art style threw me off a little for this part the thought of this comic just not happening honestly made me cry a little. It’s just so refreshing to see something like it that’s being updated regularly (that I am also not bored of following) and to think that it could’ve stopped either for a long amount of time or forever just broke my heart a little. So happy you found an artist to carry on the legacy of this comic so that it doesn’t have to stop. I don’t know what I would do with some of my weeks if I wasn’t waiting for the updates for it tbh. I can’t wait to see the direction this will take over the next year.

    • Thank you for your very kind comment, Trashpossum. I’m very glad to hear you’re enjoying the work, and that you took the time to let me know. I can be very self-critical about what I put out there, and kind, thoughtful comments like yours mean a lot to me. 🙂

  • Justin White

    i thought so

  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the Alex, the TYP crew and all my fellow readers.

    • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Danish!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      And season’s greetings to all, from the beaches of the New South Wales mid-north coast
      We had a wonderful thunderstorm just after 10 pm last night. An hour or so’s near continuous lightning display (just like disco strobes going off), and lots of pouring rain to fill the water tank (and thereby dillute all the possum pee in our drinking water 😛
      We’ve just had Christmas breakfast with the parents, and are currently discussing whether to take the dogs for a walk on the beach.

    • davefragments

      And a very Merry Christmas to you, too

      • William Clapie

        Hey. Merry Christmas if I hadn’t said it to you. Also is it OK to follow links by him? Anyone know?

        • davefragments

          Thanks. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

          I don’t understand who you are referring to…
          Please explain.

        • William Clapie

          NoiseShaper is posting links to a site called “boredpanda”. I just kinda wanted to know if that was ok

          • davefragments

            It’s got some nice stories. I’ve been there a couple times.

          • NoiseShaper

            No, I had just responded to Adam Black’s post…

          • William Clapie

            sorry my man. Just paranoid these days,
            I have been hammered with bad links on other sites

          • We check links posted in the comments when we see them. Can’t guarantee about malware and such, since it depends on how well your virus programmes are, but we remove links (or whole comment) if content is deemed bad and/or pornographic

          • William Clapie

            sorry to Adam Black as well

  • BlackMethos

    Merry Christmas/whatever similar holiday you celebrate everyone!

    And thus ends another well written part of this comic. I know I said it before, but I want to say it again:
    Very well written, enjoyable for all genders/sexual orientations and I’m looking forward to finding out how long it’ll take for Kyle and Spooky to come together (yes, i do hope they do hehe).

    Anyway. Have nice holidays and enjoy the time with your families!

    • Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

    • Thank you, BlackMethos, for the kind words about the writing! That means a lot to me. I’m very glad to hear you’re enjoying the work. I can’t wait to share what happens next with these two! 🙂

  • Madock345

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Tameka Cloutier

    I really look forward to seeing Tana Ford’s work on this! For a last minute find, she really does seem incredibly suited for the project in more than just her skill.

    • I’m glad you think so, Tameka! I can’t wait to share her work with y’all!

  • Can’t figure out if I like this or the NSFW version of this page best. This show a close-up of them from chest up, feeling somehow more intimate and sweet while still sad, but the zoomed out (showing them full body) gives a more ‘full’ sad emotion – with Spooky speaking out loud while staring up at the ceeling. As we have seen on other pages, the room is very empty/sparse decorated.

    In each their way, the panels adds to the sadness (and loneliness) Spooky vibes/shows.
    (The SFW version here is by far my fave for a poll win, if the NSFW version has to be edited anyway)

    • That’s been one of the fun discoveries for me with this chapter—how both the SFW and NSFW pages can be unique (and uniquely good) art pieces on their own. And how they bring out different things. It will definitely inform my writing going forward.

  • Haven

    Well, that was a direct hit to my heart…beautiful.

    • Thank you, Haven. I’m glad you found this beautiful. 🙂

  • Snorlaxation

    This comic hasn’t disappointed in the art dept, so I’m more than willing to trust and be patient.

  • g051051

    (peeks carefully around the corner) Is it safe to come back now? Are you done with the mushy stuff?

    • Alas, I’m afraid not. Much more mushy stuff to come. 🙂

      • g051051

        Dang!

  • Bei Dawei

    When Kyle wakes up they’re going to have to amputate that arm.

  • I finally decided to comment and thank y’all for creating this masterpiece.

    Hell, this is wonderful. Their relationship isn’t toxic, the characters all know how to compromise, and the relationships and story overall are definitely unpredictable. It’s not typical like any queer comic I have ever read. I’ve always been fascinated with gay superheroes and I need more of ‘em (Hell, I’m too obsessed with Midnighter and Apollo, and I got too sad knowing Iceman got canceled), and this comic satisfies all my gay needs, heh. Love you all, keep up the good work.

    • Thank you, Weeaboss, for such a thoughtful and kind comment! I’m glad you’re liking what I’m trying to do here—and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know. As I mentioned below, I can be very self-critical of my stories, and it’s awesome to hear when what I’m doing works for a reader. Thank you again. 🙂

    • Welcome to the comments section btw 🙂

  • timemonkey

    I, for one, welcome our new artistic overlord.

  • Biippa

    Merry late Christmas, happy early New Year, welcome Tana, thank you Justin, and last but not least, I AM SUPER HEXCITED ABOUT THIS. I love Tana’s works.

    Okay now that that’s out of my system, I’ll go back into my social hibernation.

    • Yay! Glad to hear you love Tana’s work! I can’t wait to share it with you!

  • Adam Black

    So No YP for a few weeks?

    Maybe we should link to or favs or runner ups Next to YP…
    keep us entertained…

    I found these awesome stories Yesterday
    maybe an hour 45 mins, an hour if you savor it…
    ( its Missing M-M romance, but i think everyone will enjoy )

    https://www.boredpanda.com/original-short-comics-ehud-lavski-yael-nathan/

    • davefragments

      It’s a short hiatus — the equivalent of 4 updates.
      Which is to say there are no new pages on 26 Dec, 29 Dec, 2 Jan, and 5 Jan, for the purpose of getting a new line artist involved with The Young Protectors and the current story Legendary.

      ENGAGING THE ENEMY started March 2012 and ended August 2017 with over 500 pages.

      • Adam Black

        Nice stats. And how many comments?

        • davefragments

          I counted the pages but not the comments. If I get time, I might.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Aww, poor Spooky! 🙁

    Hi everybody, I’m back – just in time for the comic to take a short break, it seems! But I had a wonderful Christmas, including some delightful cookies from @dokidokibaka:disqus – thank you, love!

    And hopefully I’ll be around more regularly once again. Here’s to making 2018 a better year in any way we can!

  • Trisha

    Since no YP…maybe people could share some of their fan works? I don’t know where the creator stands on fanfiction, but I certainly have written a few for myself that are very…definitely not going to happen, like ever, in this comic if it’s going to remain unexplicit. Maybe some links to so SFW fics or art?

    • Alex loves fanart. Have you seen the fan art posted on this site? It’s posted in the menu above the page. If people have made fanart fanfiction, they can link Alex and he will post it here. You just have to follow the rules for fanart, posted as part of the FAQ.

    • D. G.

      Thanks doki.

  • A little early yet, as it is hours away here, but I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

    Thank you for all the great pages, and great times we have spent in the comments section in this past year. I look forward to continuing this in the new year.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR.

    • D. G.

      Happy New Year Danish.

    • davefragments

      Happy New Year

  • Madock345

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • D. G.

    Happy New Year!!!

  • D. G.

    Happy 2018 everybody!!!

  • Earl Patterson

    Suck it up buttercup because 2018 ain’t gonna be any different!

  • purplefoxglove

    Happy new year, y’all!

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    2 days late…….but Happy New Year everyone!

    • Happy New Year Wayne!

    • davefragments

      Happy New year

    • D. G.

      Happy New Year!

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    2018 had better be better……but if today’s “family news” posted on my Facebook page….is any indication….I have my doubts…..I’m asking for prayers for my older bro again…..he went into the hospital E.R. today with flu.

    • May he get well soon!

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        Thanks Doki, hopefully he will recover quickly. Winter is not a good time to be down and with his other health issues (kidney issues) this could be worse. My Doctor insists that I get the flu shot every year….since I am also diabetic…..but my brother is a stubborn man.

    • I’m sending my best wishes for your brother, Wayne. I hope he recovers fully and soon.

  • Starfighter comic updated.

  • Klaus

    Tomorrow: Tana Ford. I don’t know her at all. I am very curious to see what our heroes will look like.

    • Michael

      I’m excited! From the look of it she’s got quite a range of styles, so I’m interested to see how she approaches TYP.

      https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/geek/2015/03/20/gallery-geek-tana-ford

    • Saxon_Brenton

      FWIW I recognised her name but wasn’t able to place it in a context. A quick image search to jog my memory suggests a detailed and somewhat cartoony style with an emphasis on body language and facial expressions. I’m rather looking forward to seeing what she does with the YP characters.

  • davefragments

    Hello Campers,
    Are you ready for Chapter 2? Did you survive the cold snap and the wobbling polar vortex? I have leftover fruitcake preserved with whiskey. It’s kind of like punch crumble.

    • Nate

      I’m always interested in seeing what Alex has cooked up. 🙂

      • davefragments

        I quit trying to guess. I just go with the flow.

        • Nate

          ‘I never guess. It is a shocking habit,—destructive to the logical faculty.’

    • The cold wouldn’t have been too bad, but the wind really killed the heat in our house.

      Doki is probably no going to make it tonight, about to pass out. Doki will have to see it in the morning.

      • davefragments

        If you need a good sleep, then get a good sleep. See you tomorrow.

        BTW – I hid in my house for the duration of the cold. I can’t tolerate that cold.

    • Madock345

      Whiskey instead of brandy? Don’t know how I feel about that, it sounds dangerous XD

      • davefragments

        It’s merely boozy rather than traditional or tasteful

        {wink, wink}

  • Welcome back, y’all! Page should be up shortly. 🙂

  • davefragments