Promo1Promo2ORIGINAL ART AUCTIONS ARE ON!
All available art is up now. This is a quick one, just 11 items. But I wanted you guys to have a shot at some original art for the holidays! It includes a landmark piece from the 4UCity Story and a 2010 Christmas Torg & Crystal piece. And a lot of Teresa! And Riff in space! The Slaughteresa Art I just added is a 5 day auction instead of 7 so it ends first, Sunday evening!

HollyHolly Here are the best ways to support the comic this holiday season!
BOOK 16 HAS SOLD OUT IN THE SLUGGY STORE You can get still order it from IndyPlanet!
The Sluggy Store Cut-off date for international orders was December 9th.
HollyHollyThe Sluggy Store Cut-off date for U.S. orders is December 16th, THIS FRIDAY!
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Comic for 12/09/16

Ref: Dr. Newguy First Seen | Last Seen.

I think Ive bitten off more than I can chew!

So the store reopening was a huge hit!(yay!!!) Now I’m under the gun to get these packages out on time. This happens to land simultaneously with some screwed up “Script Tetris”. The end of this chapter and the start of the next chapter doesn’t fit with me taking necessary time off between Hanukkah/Christmas and New Year’s.

The next chapter is going to be BIG (as in important. Also probably in size). REALLY big. I know exactly how it starts but I’m not going to be able to maintain the pace of the story through the holidays. I’m not sure what to do after “Six Months Later” ends. I could start the next chapter but I really don’t want to interrupt it a week or two in with a yet non-existent week or two of filler. The best bet would be to do something else until January where I can come into it better rested and better prepped. But three to four weeks of filler? Non-existant filler (the worst kind)? I might just go to M/W/F mode, and get this new story going.  But I’d still need elbow room to script with all the order packing! I need to get a lot of orders out by Friday or Sluggites around the world might have a less nifty holiday season. Even with help so much of the process is on me, especially with international orders! And then all the domestic orders suffer the same fate the following week (At least I can task more help for the domestic orders).

So what I’m saying is I haven’t figured out what’s going to happen here after tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec 7th), but I think we’ll get a couple of more comics to round out Six Months Later, and then we’ll all find out! I’m stressin’ but giving you guys a head’s up makes me feel a little better about it! Now I’m off to sign another big stack of Book 16’s!

SLUGGY 19

THANK YOU!!!Sluggy Freelance turned 19 on August 25th! Normally I’d have a story in the news below about what to expect in the coming year, but we’ve been talking about that a lot lately. Normally I’d try to have a new book in the store, or a shirt! But life events made it impossible to get projects done by deadline.  Normally I’d do more everything, but the muscle spasm that took my arm out for a week meant I was barely on top of the next day’s comic. The only thing I did do was promote Defenders memberships, and you guys did the rest. More of you donated, renewed and joined the Defenders program in the last few weeks than the rest of 2016. Thank you so much! This anniversary you did it for me. I’m going to proudly take it easy and rest up.  And then on to Book 16 and more!

What will SLUGGY 20+ be?

Oasis and Katie 2016Hey everybody! I've been advised by friends and family alike to stop using the term 'retirement'.

I think they're just jealous! But they do have a point. As I've said before, the term is misleading and inaccurate. Because one year is not enough time for me to wrap all the storylines in Sluggy Freelance, there will be more story coming, just not in the daily webcomic format.

But what would this "Sluggy 20+" format be?

I still love the characters, the writing, the drawing. I still love you guys. And thanks to all the recent Defenders of the Nifty support I've received, I'm highly considering continuing the comic online, but not on a schedule. I could put up comics at a less strenuous more "elbow-roomy" pace. From a quality point of view, "Sluggy 20+" maybe the best thing to happen to Sluggy Freelance!

A new "Sluggy 20+" membership program might even be in order, but if that happens, and if it starts before your Defenders membership ends, you'll be grandfathered in so don't fear renewing! Besides, no matter what I'm doing (or how slowly I do it) you Defenders will be able to read my blog and keep up-to-date with me!

It's a year off, but that's the current plan! Thanks to all of you for your support these last 19 years-or-so!

-Pete

Here's a handy link of available books

Megatome 1 (books 1-3)
Born of Nifty

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Megatome 2 (books 4-6)
Little Evils

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Book 7
A Very Big Bang

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 8
Fire and Rain

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 9
Dangerous Days

available at
The Sluggy Store!

Book 10
Ghosts in the Gastank

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 11
The Holiday Wars
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 12
Vampires & Demons

available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 13
Redemption
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 14
Skullduggery
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 15
Timeless
available at
IndyPlanet!

Book 16 Cover
Book 16
Phoenix Rising
available at
IndyPlanet!

Years of Yarncraft
Comic Book

available at
IndyPlanet!
BOOK 17
COMING IN
2017
BOOK 18
COMING IN
2017
 
Handy Donations and Defenders Link:
It'll take me ages to incorporate these buttons into the site design, but due to Defenders being the biggest thing supporting the comic, I've gotta keep these things handy!

Become a Defender! Help Support the Strip
This page has all the details but I also wanted to mention “The Sampire” Defenders-Only Comic Book! 37 Pages of Sampire!

Being a Defender isn't only about bonus content, it’s also about saying thanks for the years of entertainment this strip has provided you. And it gives me the gift of continuing to provide it for at least a few more years to come, for everyone!
Just fill out the registration form, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can pay via Credit Card (link on the bottom left) or via Paypal. Your account should be activated almost immediately!*


Checks and Money Orders can be sent to:
Sluggy Freelance, LLC
PO Box 453,
Denville, NJ 07834
Please include a valid contact email with the check, and please allow 3 weeks* for account activation! (I can’t get out to my PO Box every day and personal checks take time to clear.)
Donate! When I started my last “New Defenders Drive” I was surprised how many people simply wanted to donate completely separate from Defenders Membership so I set one up! If you do go this route please donate at least $5 otherwise I' won't see much of the money due to processing fees.

*IMPORTANT: Once you’ve paid, (and waited the three weeks if paying by check or money order) if you can’t access Defenders content or log in for any reason contact me at defendersfix@sluggy.com and we’ll take care of you! We’ve noticed sometimes the Paypal payments and automatic membership activation don’t synch up, and I don’t want anybody left out!