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Arc 5 - Scot Free - Page 6
January 14, 2011

Hey aaaallll! Guess what. What it Takes is 1 year old as of this Saturday! 97 pages in a year. I was hoping for 100. Shucks. Ah, well, I'll get that hundred this month at least!

As for today's page...well, no lies yet! I wonder if Bob has something up his sleeve...metaphorically speaking, of course. Or physically. I bet he's got a weapon up there, I mean, but that's not what I'm talking about! I'm-a just gonna shut up now.

There's still time to help me make 2 more Monday updates this month! Each extra update is $20, and you can add to the pot using the Chip-in widget at left. You can pay with paypal or any credit card. Put in an entire $20 and I'll send you an autographed What it Takes issue 1 with an original drawing inside. No matter what, the comic will continue to update W/F to schedule. These Monday updates are optional. But, hey, the certainly move the story along, don't they!

SpiderForest is accepting applications for new members this month, until the 24th! SF is the place that hosts me and all my work, and has hosted me for years. I highly recommend any comic creator serious about their work to apply! Details here.

Vote for WiT at TWC to see my art for the Comic Creators Alliance against human trafficking! Speaking of that, in other, more important news, here's a message from Lora Innes, the major force behind the CCA:

What is Human Trafficking? Human Trafficking is a sanitized term for slavery. There are over 27 million people enslaved in the world today, and most if it is young girls being sold into forced prostitution--both over seas and yes, in the United States. In the United States there are only 39 beds at facilities for victims in the entire nation--and at least 16,000 people being trafficked into the US from other countries each year! Not to count the domestic victims already living here.

The money that the CCA raised last year was split between two organizations, one global--Love 146, and a local shelter trying to get up and running--Gracehaven in Ohio. (Toledo, Ohio is one of the largest trafficking hubs in the U.S.) Both organizations were able to expand their particular fights against this heinous problem in 2010. Love 146 is setting up Task Forces around America, local groups of concerned citizens bringing the fight and awareness to their own corners of the nation. Internationally, Love 146 set up the Cambodia Border Officers Project. This is total prevention: officers patrol the border crossing, looking for possible victims and the kids they rescue will never know the horrors they might have. Gracehaven used our funds in the ongoing renovations that are necessary to bring the house up to code--plumbing and air conditioning were installed, along with two new bathrooms. They hope to be up and running soon but must first have six months of operating expenses in the bank. They are currently at one fifth of their goal--let's see what we can do to help them!

The Donations Drive goes live January 11th on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and will last for 2 weeks.

Send me (warofwinds AT gmail PERIOD com) your Paypal recepit after donating to the CCA, and I'll add that amount to the extra page pot in the sidebar at left for Monday What it Takes updates.

Mary Sneddon of Avernyght has yet again made me another FABULOUS fan art. Her previous two were for The War of Winds, but this one...heheheheh...this one is for What it Takes, AND it's based on historical ideas of manly coolness (or somesuch). View it here! I will add it to the fan art gallery here soon.

Comment Replies

Anon: Colbey's gonna have to do some pretty fancy lying if she doesn't want to spill the beans, that's for sure!

Mai: Thanks for commenting, glad you like the story (and Bob too! He's quickly becoming one of my favorite characters, and I did not think he would!)

mvmarcz: I bet Bob has a shag rug of Yehti's hair that he sleeps on...

Octosolo: Bob has teh secrettssssses....;)

Darwin: He's to the point, that's for sure!

Kent: Thanks!

Sharon: Mm'mm, you know, he is, isn't he? <3