Comic for 03/13/2012Comic for 03/13/2012

Recommended (not mandatory) reading to refresh you on who everyone is in the booth and where Hereti-Corp was at when last we saw them...Another Year in the Life of a Villain.

Comic for 03/14/2012

Just a heads-up- That "Z" logo is new and more will be explained tomorrow.

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Did I say "That "Z" logo is new and more will be explained tomorrow"? I meant "the day after tomorrow!" ;)

Comic for 03/17/2012

You know, for the life of me I can't remember if I ever established whether or not Lysinda Circle Vampires (i.e. Cirkail Mamajama Vampires, (i.e. Sam)) can be digitally photographed.

Comic for 03/19/2012

Recommended Reading: 'Girls Night Out' (also available in book form: BOOK 10)

Comic for 03/21/2012Comic for 03/21/2012

Ref: "#45?" I thought we were up to "#38!"

Ref: Suzette.

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Ref: HamsterNOM 'looks funny'...

Comic for 03/24/2012

And it's time for more Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 03/25/2012

Refs: 'Green' Slime Ref | As far as the BM logo, we all remember Burger Meister, right?

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This is not an important reference at all but Mark and Chip have been working in fast food a long time!

Comic for 03/31/2012

And it's time for more Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/01/2012

And it's time for more Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/05/2012

Ref: "AND HERE WE ARE AGAIN. BUN-BUN (also). CRABTREE (also). K’Z’K. RIFF (plus LOTS more times). KIRKO. DAEDALUS (also.) STROM. CHEN. KUSARI (also). HOW MANY HAVE I FORGOTTEN?"

Comic for 04/06/2012

And it's time for emergency filler Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/07/2012

And it's time for emergency filler Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/08/2012

And it's time for emergency filler Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/09/2012

And it's time for emergency filler Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/11/2012Comic for 04/11/2012

Ref: Tadius Greasenherr, a.k.a. "Noah Zark".
Recommended Reading: 'Girls Night Out' (also available in book form: BOOK 10)

Comic for 04/13/2012Comic for 04/13/2012

Ref: For the record, despite the fact that Torg got ZHOAS (zombie-head-on-a-stick) before Zoë and Riff ‘blew up’, Zoë never met ZHOAS. Go check if you don’t believe me! ;)

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FORGOT TO REF YESTERDAY'S COMIC: Riff's Documentation Issues (that Dr. Schlock exploited).

Todays RE-ref: Tadius Greasenherr, a.k.a. "Noah Zark".
Recommended Reading: 'Girls Night Out' (also available in book form: BOOK 10)

Comic for 04/21/2012

The Corsica Files continue! It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/22/2012

The Corsica Files continue! It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 04/28/2012

Corsica Files: Original Corsica #38.

Comic for 04/29/2012

Corsica Files: Original Corsica #39.

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Ref: (1) (2) .

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Just 'cause I didn't ref it yesterday: Ferret Wings!

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Ref: Monicruel was last 'seen' here.

Comic for 05/13/2012

it's the Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 05/16/2012

Ref: Teresa (1) (2)

Comic for 05/19/2012

it's the Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 05/20/2012

it's the Corsica Files!  Ref: Corsica #44 (initiating Operation Corsica #45)

Comic for 05/26/2012

Corsica Files Ref: Box of #40-#43...
it's the Corsica Files!  It all started here, and continued for weekends after.
Here's a nifty overview!

Comic for 05/27/2012

The Corsica Files continue all long weekend long!

Comic for 05/28/2012

The Corsica Files continue all week long!

Comic for 06/03/2012

MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Due to an illness involving multiple trips to the emergency room and culminating in severe pneumonia, Sluggy Freelance went on hiatus for a week (which had only ever happened once before) followed by months of 3-comics-a-week just shy of being able to claim 15 years of daily content. Durn kids and their durn germs!

Comic for 06/06/2012

Leah (age 12) got home from school today and asked me if it'd be helpful of her to draw a picture of the cast as cats. :)

Comic for 06/29/2012

Probably Unimportant Ref: Corvette.

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Ref: Bubbles.

Comic for 07/06/2012

Ref: Bun-bun and "that Oasis-chick". (SO wanted to have him refer to her as 'crazy-pants!') And, just in case, Kiki-Falcon Retrieve...

Comic for 07/23/2012

Flashback Refs: (1) | (2) | (3).

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Ref: 'Riff's Tricks'...

Comic for 08/25/2012
ANIMATED GIF:

Currently any animated gif comics have not been resized for the new archive due to it breaking the animation.

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***Fifteen Years of Sluggy Freelance!***


Wow! Fifteen years and still going strong! I can hardly believe it, yet here we are! For the 5th anniversary I did a cool flash animated comic to welcome the return of Zoë as a regular member of the strip, back when Flash was new-ish! For the 10th anniversary I tried to put together a collective celebration of Sluggy Freelance (and in classic ‘me-style’ never got the durn thing done).
So on this 15th anniversary I must admit I’ve been stumped on what to do. No time for flash animations or to put together a collective celebration for you. And the tone of the recent strips sure aren’t “Zoë’s Triumphant Return!” More like “Sasha, how could you?”

So we’ve got the basic standard animated strip, but with color and heart. Thanks to my wife Rachel for coming up with the idea of having Kiki sing “Fifty” instead of “Fifteen” which made me think of how slipups get exaggerated and can totally burn your career in the Olympics …  and there you go.

Whereas accolades are nice, in the end I’ve always let the comics’ quality speak for itself. It seems like it is the only thing in my business that I get right. So I’m not going to go for fanfare* this year.  Just the knowledge that here I am, a decade and a half from where Torg and the gang started, still standing proud, and still feeling very, very lucky to be doing this for a living, and feeling very grateful to you all for allowing me to do so, and still enjoying run-on sentences. Thanks to you all!

*And for the record, if I had time in my schedule I would TOTALLY go for fanfare!

Comic for 08/26/2012

Our 15th Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Yes, I know in this world Torg and the gang don’t have Twitter, they have Bleater. But I always think of these first-comic-parody comics as being commentary on our real-world internet. And how could I get Satan fired over just 12 characters (ala Bleater)? Wait, don’t answer that.
Ref: 10th Anniversary Special Edition Comic | The First Comic.

Comic for 09/04/2012

I accidentally ran the Wednesday comic for this week on Tuesday! When I went to fix it, apparently removing an existing comic from a date causes a server error when you click on that date on the calendar. So I needed to run a placeholder. Plus I’m a dummy.

Comic for 09/05/2012

Sorry for the extra short comic today! Actually the last row of the last comic was supposed to be part of this one but I didn’t like the way the ‘Sam’ joke got ‘broke’.

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Ref: Nofun Mutagen Prototype [Squid-on-a-stick] (1) (2) | Demon Spear Calmadar [Squid-on-a-stick] (1) (2) | Cookie Factory | Alien Clone Army | 'Stopped Cloney'.

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I probably shouldn't but... Gangnam Style!

Comic for 10/04/2012

I should note that today's comic is kinda the last 4 panels of yesterday's comic (or that this was the best place to break up the combined 24 panels into two strips!)

Comic for 10/06/2012

Sketch done for Intervention2012 Charity Auction [photo]

Comic for 10/07/2012

A Sketch done at Dragon*Con 2012! [scan]

Comic for 10/08/2012Comic for 10/08/2012

Ref: some Lâu Pang misogyny examples: Panel 5 | Panel 5 | Panels 8-11. I'm sure theres more!

Comic for 10/16/2012

Damn! Forgot Pang's extra arms in panel 2! Will fix soon!

Comic for 10/17/2012

To avoid impending burnout I took it easy today and only completed the second half of yesterday's comic. Probably has a better rythm if you see them together!

Ref: 'Village Guy' (third to last panel).

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Do I really need to ref "4boobs"? OK. First | Last. Also despite being in the script I failed to establish Teresa bringing in Torg's sword in this comic. Sorry, that was my totall screw-up.

Comic for 10/29/2012Comic for 10/29/2012

Did I ever say how much I love writing for Sam? Anywho drawing this comic I said to myself "This art would make a sluggite really happy" and inspired me to drop other projects and get an art auction up including the art for today's, Friday's, and a little bit of Thursday's comics! This art should start appearing around noon today (EST). And tomorrow the last of the 12 pieces being auctioned is THIS one!

Comic for 10/31/2012

Today's Halloween Art was created by my daughter Leah Abrams. What's wrong with me, making her draw something like that? Here's hoping I still have power (thanks Hurricane Sandy), and hoping you all have a happy Halloween!

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HAVE TO FIX LATER: Mark-16 should be Mark-19.
ALSO: I can't remember if the Lancer was stolen from Hereti-Corp's Rea-1, as WELL as designed directly from the Mark-19 plans Torg provided Crushestro.
Ref: Exports Executive | Lancer-5 | REA-1 | Mark-19.

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Ref: Monicruel.
NOTE: This gag almost made the cutting room floor but when I ran in to a sudden extreme case of WRITERS BLOCK it came to the rescue.

Comic for 11/22/2012

I'm giving thanks to my daughter Leah for this Thanksgiving Guest-Artist strip!

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Since we're not sure if Torg is dead, having a premonition, or dreaming, who knows if these refs are pertinent? Or which ones to use? Anywho: Charlotte Fate Spider | Bug | Fluffy | What happens when you type Fate Spider into the Sluggy Nifty Search.

Comic for 12/11/2012