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NEWS ARCHIVE



Thursday, May 1, 2014:
- New illustration in Extras.
- Kung Fu Hustlers, the adult short comic about a bit of TJ's past, will be available for purchase May 5, when the Store moves back to BigCartel. If you also plan to buy TJ and Amal graphic novels, though, you may want to wait a week or two and save on postage by shipping everything together. (Volume 3 will be available for purchase May 13.)
Many, many thanks to Sparkler Monthly for handling order fulfillment while I completed the comic! Please check out Sparkler's wide array of exciting shoujo-inspired comics and stories.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014:
- Page 485, 486, and 487 are up. Just two more updates left!
- I am aware there's been some site downtime lately. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to fix it. (More details here.) Please bear with me for these last few weeks.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
- Page 484 is up.
- Volume 3 just went to press! Hopefully I'll have a few advance copies at TCAF.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
- Chapters 31-35 of the Spanish translation are now up.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
- Page 483 is up.
Sorry for the one-page updates this week and next; Chapter 43 wound up being a bit shorter than anticipated, and I need to spread pages out so that the last update coincides with the release of Volume 3... which, by the way, went to the printer last night!
- About/FAQ updated with new convention appearance info.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014:
- Some site tweaks:
1. Added info about TCAF to front page and comic pages.
2. Added correct RSS link to comic pages. EDIT: Tweaked this a bit so hopefully it will work better now. Please disregard the Tumblr-based RSS unless you prefer to follow on Tumblr.
3. Made some code fixes that will hopefully prevent another slowdown like we had on Monday. Please drop me a line on Tumblr or Twitter if you notice the site performance adversely affected in any way. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014:
- Pages 481 and 482 are up.
- New sketches - and Volume 3 cover art! - in Extras.
- New fan art.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014:
- Yesterday's April Fool page is here if you missed it. The 2011-2013 April Fool pages are in Extras.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014:
- No new comic pages this week due to ECCC; updates resume with pages 481 and 482 on Tuesday, April 8.
- Chapters 39 through 41 are now available in Italian over at limeinthecoconut.org!
- Thanks so much to everyone who made ECCC a roaring success! We had a wonderful time. Hope to do it all again next year!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014:
- Pages 479 and 480 are up.
- Reminder: We'll be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend - third floor, table KK-09. See you there!
- Due to convention travel, there will not be a comic update on Tuesday, April 1. Comic updates resume Tuesday, April 8. Also, I'm very happy to announce that the Volume 3 book is almost done, and I have just three pages left to finish before it goes off to press!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014:
- Pages 477, 478, and part of 479 are up.
- New fan art.
- Heads up: Kel McDonald of Sorcery 101 fame has just launched another web comic, which will also be printed through Dark Horse! It's called Misfits of Avalon - go check it out!
- Reviews at The Absolute and G.cz added under Press.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
- Pages 475 and 476 are up, kicking off Chapter 43.
- New doodle in Extras.
- Also, reminder: We'll be at Emerald City Comic Con (along with a TON of other webcomics and independent comics folks) at the end of this month! Please drop by and say hello. We'll have copies of Volumes 1 and 2 for sale, plus a limited supply of Whisper Grass and --fresh from the printer-- Kung Fu Hustlers! Additionally, the BOOM! Studios booth should have the special ECCC-only hardcover Adventure Time Volume 3 compilation, for which I did the cover. Check it out!
I'm excited for my first visit to Seattle -- hope to see you there!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014:
- Pages 471, 472, 473, and 474 are up, bringing Chapter 42 to a close.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014:
- Pages 469 and 470 are up. Also made some continuity fixes to Chapter 42.
- Volume 3 is twelve pages away from done! Here's a peek at the in-progress cover art.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014:
- Pages 467 and 468 are up.

Thursday, February 13, 2014:
- Page 466 (and part of 467) is up.
- FAQ updated. Please read it!
- The TJ & Amal Store has moved to Sparkler Monthly! The generous folks at Sparkler will be handling order fulfillment and shipping for the next few months. If you placed an order through the old store, your order is still valid and will ship within the next week or so. Retailers/bookstores wanting to carry TJ & Amal graphic novels should contact me directly at stuff@tjandamal.com for wholesale pricing.
- Today is the last day for Thursday comic updates. Starting February 18, we'll return to once-a-week updates on Tuesdays. I'm still working at the same breakneck pace, but want to pace things so that the final webcomic update coincides with the general release of Volume 3... which, if all goes as planned, should be on May 13. (Advance copies will be available at the Toronto Comic Art Festival, May 10 & 11.)
- Reminder: We'll be at Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) March 28-30, in Seattle, Washington!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014:
- Pages 464 and 465 are up.
- If you would like to order a signed & sketched copy of TJ & Amal Volume 1 or Volume 2, now is the time to do it, as they soon will be unavailable for about 4 months.

Thursday, February 6, 2014:
- Page 463 (and part of page 464) is up.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014:
- Pages 461 and 462 are up.
- Notes and Credits updated.
- New fan art!
- Starting this week, I’ll update TJ and Amal on both Tuesday and Thursday. I don’t know if this is going to last for one week, two weeks, or until the end of the story; I'm not making any guarantees beyond this Thursday. Just gonna see how it goes. Next update will be Thursday, February 6-- page 463 and part of 464.
I'm trying this strategy in hopes it’ll make me finish the actual comic pages faster for Volume 3, rather than focusing on technical/prepress details.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014:
- Pages 459 and 460 are up.
- I've put a whole bunch of original panel art up for sale on eBay! Auctions all end on Sunday.
- Starting soon and for the next few months, the TJ and Amal store will be handled by a third party, which will give me more time to finish Volume 3. More info as things solidify!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014:
- Russian translation of Chapters 40 and 41 now available.. (Reminder: Chapter 40 is NSFW.)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014:
- Page 458 is up. {It's actually pages 458 and 459 strung together.)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014:
- Pages 456 and 457 are up, kicking off Chapter 42.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014:
- Back from hiatus! Thank you for your patience. Pages 453, 454, and 455 (all of Chapter 41) are up. This update doesn't have adult content, but there's a bare butt in one panel, so.

Thursday, January 2, 2014:
- New under Press: I was interviewed over at All-Comic.com earlier this week, and today was featured in ComicsAlliance's "14 Comic Creators To Watch in 2014"!

Monday, December 23, 2013:
- Readers in the Huntsville/Madison, AL area: There will be a reader meetup Thursday, December 26th 1 to 3 PM at Cafe 153 at Bridge Street. If you have a book you'd like me to sign, please bring it on by! Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013:
- Pages 451 and 452 are up, bringing Chapter 40 to a close. This update has adult content (NSFW).
- Two announcements I wish I didn't have to make:
1. I've decided to take Christmas and New Year's off this year, for personal and health reasons-- basically, I'm exhausted and on the verge of burnout. I'll still be working on the comic over the holidays (gotta have Volume 3 done for TCAF), and will resume updates on January 7, 2014.
2. Unfortunately, I won't be at the Stumptown Comics Fest in April 2014, as the event itself has been cancelled. I don't yet know the reasons for cancellation, but wanted to notify readers of the change in plans. I will still be at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle in March and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May.
Thank you for reading, and see you in 2014!

Friday, December 13, 2013:
- Some code cleanup here and there. Plurk link has replaced Livejournal link; Spring.me link fixed.
- New review under "Press".
- Reminder: There will be a 2-page update Tuesday, December 17, but no update on Christmas Eve. I'm shooting for a 3-page update on New Year's Eve. Also, this next update will mark the 4-year anniversary of TJ & Amal's webcomic debut!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
- Page 450 (with part of 451) is up. This update has adult content (NSFW).
- Thanks so much to everyone who came out for Webcomic Rampage, and thanks to the Dragon's Lair crew for having me! It was a blast.
- More news: ETA on Volume 3 is May 2014, with the book debuting at Toronto Comic Art Festival and going up for sale online immediately afterwards. I'll be working my butt off to make this deadline!

Thursday, December 5, 2013:
- Very excited that I can finally announce this: MxM Bookmark will be publishing the French-language edition of TJ and Amal volumes 1 and 2! No ETA yet; more info as it becomes available.
- If you can't make it to Webcomic Rampage this weekend, Dragon's Lair will be live streaming all the panel events here! If you have questions, tweet @DLairAustin. More info here.
- Spanish translation is now up through Chapter 30.
- New art in Extras.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013:
- Pages 448 and 449 are up. This update has adult content (NSFW).
- New fan art.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013:
- Page 447 (with part of 448) is up. This update has adult content (NSFW).
- Unfortunately, the Webcomic Rampage Friday Night mixer fell through. Webcomic Rampage itself will still be happening Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, at Dragon's Lair Comics here in Austin. Admission is free, so please drop in if you're in the area!
- Update on updates: I'm still having nerve pain serious enough to prevent sitting and drawing for long, but it has already improved a lot with physical therapy. Hopefully I can get it completely under control soon. In the meantime, here is the comic update schedule for December:
• Tues Dec 3: Rest of page 448 and all of page 449
• Tues Dec 10: Page 450 and part of page 451
• Tues Dec 17: Rest of page 451 and all of page 452, bringing Chapter 40 to a close.
• Tues Dec 24: No update
• Tues Dec 31: Pages 453, 454, and 455 (all of Chapter 41)
Thanks again for your patience!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013:
- Page 446 is up. This update has adult content (NSFW).
- New image in Extras.

Friday, November 15, 2013:
- Went ahead and put the rest of page 445 up. This update has adult content (NSFW).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013:
- New images in Extras.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013:
- Page 444 (and part of 445) is up. This update has adult content (NSFW).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013:
- Chapter 24 now available in Spanish.
- Some code tweaks and text updates here and there.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013:
- Pages 442 and 443 are up.
- December 7 and 8, I'll be joining lots of webcomic artists --including Danielle Corsetto, Jeph Jacques, Kimberly Smith & Jessica Saxon, and more-- at Webcomic Rampage in Austin, Texas! Also, the evening of Friday, December 6, we'll all be at the Webcomic Mixer. Hope to see you there!
- In less fun news: starting November 12, updates will be scaling back to around 1 page a week. I've developed nerve pressure that makes sitting (and therefore drawing) very painful. I'm managing the pain pretty well with exercise and a versatile desk setup, but it still prevents me from doing multi-hour drawing marathons, which means pages are coming together a lot slower.
The situation has already improved a bit, but I'm not sure how long it will be before I can get back to my usual level of productivity. Please bear with me. Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, October 31, 2013:
- Chapter 39 now available in Russian.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013:
- Pages 440 and 441 are up.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013:
- Pages 438 and 439 (and part of 440) are up.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013:
- Pages 436 and 437 are up, kicking off Chapter 40.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013:
- Pages 434 and 435 are up, bringing Chapter 39 to a close.
- New fan art!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
Readers and frequent visitors may have noticed a decline in the amount of sketches and illustrations posted lately.
The good news is that this is due to some exciting projects I have been working on. I can't talk much about them for now, but will post details as soon as the client(s) permit.
The bad news is that these projects + my day job + work on TJ & Amal + upcoming conventions + personal circumstances means I can't take on any more work, even small jobs, until about May 2014 at the earliest. I will also be slower to respond to most e-mail and online messages.
This information has been added to the FAQ.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013:
- Pages 432 and 433 are up.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013:
- Pages 430 and 431 are up.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013:
- Page 428, 429, and part of 430 are up.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013:
- Page 427 and part of 428 are up.
Sorry for the early cutoff, but this way it concludes the conversation rather than leaving the next conversation hanging mid-sentence. Next week’s update will be the rest of page 428, all of Page 429, and part of page 430.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013:
- Pages 425 and 426 are up.
- New fan art, by one of the artists who inspired me to start making comics in the first place. *__*

Friday, August 30, 2013:
- All Whisper Grass orders have shipped. U.S. residents, if you do not receive your order by 9/30; and international customers, if you do not receive your order by 10/30, please contact me at stuff@tjandamal.com. Thanks!
- Notes updated.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013:
- Pages 422, 423, and 424 are up. Deanna's guest comic has been moved to the Guest Comic page.
- Many thanks to everyone who purchased a copy of Whisper Grass on Wednesday. The comic sold out in exactly two hours! Roughly half the orders have already shipped; the other half should be out by next week. (I'm waiting on some postal supplies.)
- I've been getting a lot of the same questions about WG; please check the FAQ first to see if the answers you need are there.
- Convention info updated with Webcomics Rampage appearance.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013:
- Last reminder: Whisper Grass goes on sale tonight at 7:00 PM US Central time.
- Italian translation up to date through Chapter 38!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013:
- Thanks so much to everyone who came out to San Japan and made this weekend a roaring success! We're definitely planning to come back to San Japan in 2014.
- This week's update is a guest comic by Deanna Echanique, artist of La Macchina Bellica and Kindling.
- Story updates resume next week (Tuesday, August 27) with pages 422, 423, and 424. I'm pretty excited to share these.
- Site updates: Link to the Pop Culture Company review added under "Press." Also, a note: the TJ & Amal Formspring account is still readable, but ever since Formspring (now Spring.me) updated their site, I can no longer log in. In its stead, please use asktjandamal.tumblr.com for questions.
- I'm also happy to announce that Whisper Grass goes on sale Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 pm Central US time. For more information please chck out the FAQ post on Tumblr.

Thursday, August 15, 2013:
- We'll be at San Japan Friday through Sunday at Artist Alley table A4! I'll have books for sale, including Whisper Grass.
- I am also happy to say that this coming Tuesday's update will be a guest comic by the lovely Deanna Echanique!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013:
- Page 421 is up. (Sorry for just one page this week; I want to post pages 422, 423, and 424 together for better pacing.)
- New fan art.
- TJ & Amal was featured in Bitch Magazine's LGBT webcomics article!
- Reminder: We'll be at Artist Alley table A4 at San Japan this weekend! See you there!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013:
- New sketch in Extras.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013:
- Pages 419 and 420 are up.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013:
- Some site tweaks. Added new items to "Press".
- As noted in the header, I'll be at San Japan August 16-18, at Artist Alley table A4. Please stop by and say hello if you're there!
- August's update schedule is as follows: 8/6: Chapter 39 pages 5 and 6; 8/13: Chapter 39 Page 7; 8/20: Guest comic by Deanna Echanique; 8/27: Chapter 39 pages 8, 9, and 10.
- Whisper Grass, the limited edition adults-only TJ & Amal minicomic, is finishing up at the printer and should arrive within the next few days. I'll post notices here, on Tumblr, and on Twitter a day or two before it goes on sale. I've been getting a lot of inquiries about Whisper Grass and have compiled them into a FAQ. If you have any questions, please check it out!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013:
- Pages 417 and 418 are up.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013:
- Pages 415 and 416 are up, starting Chapter 39.
- International fans please note: there have been some changes to the Store shipping policies.
- Russian fan translation updated with Chapter 38.
- Italian fan translation updated with Chapters 19 through 30.
- New fan art.
- Convention appearance/signing info updated.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013:
- Pages 411, 412, 413, and 414 are up, concluding Chapter 38.
- IF YOU ORDERED ANY ITEMS FROM THE STORE BETWEEN 6/10 AND 6/26 AND YOUR PACKAGE HAS NOT ARRIVED, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A REPLACEMENT OR REFUND. The US Postal Service has lost several orders that shipped on June 26th and 27th.
- Notes updated.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013:
- Pages 408, 409, and 410 are up. Last week's guest comic moved to the Guests section.

Saturday, July 6, 2013:
- Today I'll be Livestreaming while I draw comic art if you'd like to stop by and see. Chat function will most likely be disabled; if so I'll provide a walkthrough of the tools/techniques I'm using.
Stream will start 16:00 US Central time (GMT - 5:00) and will run through the evening, with a break for dinner.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013:
- This week's update is a lovely guest comic by Rosa Marnie, artist/author of Mythos.
- Well, I couldn't draw during my recovery time, but I was able to do prepress and layout work on the side comic, and it is ready to go to print! I'll post order info as soon as things solidify. Please sit tight.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013:
- Apologies for doing this again so soon: due to sudden health/medical issues (nothing serious, but I can't draw for a few days), next week's update will be a guest comic. Regular story updates will resume Tuesday, July 9, and that week's update will have 3 pages instead of 2.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013:
- Pages 406 and 407 are up.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013:
- Pages 404 and 405 are up.
- If you've got a Tumblr account, I'm holding a TJ & Amal trivia contest this week! The prize is a cameo appearance as a hotel clerk at the end of Chapter 38. Rules and info here.

Friday, June 14, 2013:
- New art in Extras.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013:
- Pages 402 and 403 are up.
- A bunch of prints just got restocked in the Store!
- New fan art!
- Notes updated.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013:
- Pages 400 and 401 are up. Last week's guest comic moved to the Guest section.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013:
- This week's update is a guest comic from Christianne Goudreau. Regular updates resume Tuesday, June 4.
- MTV.com feature added under Press.
- New fan art and new doodles in Extras.
- Some minor code tweaks here and there to increase site readability/usability.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013:
- Pages 398 and 399 are up.
- Chapter 37 added to Russian translation.
- This weekend, we will be at ComicPalooza in Houston, Texas! Please come say hi! You can find us at Table 1824 along with Amanda Lafrenais of Love Me Nice and Slipshine (NSFW, 18+).
- Due to convention travel, there won't be the usual Tuesday update on May 28; instead, I'll be posting a lovely guest comic.
- This week marks the 5th anniversary of when I first started drawing comic pages for TJ & Amal. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013:
- Pages 396 and 397 are up, kicking off Chapter 38.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013:
- Pages 394 and 395 are up, concluding Chapter 37.
- Story notes updated.
- The Backlot added under Press.
- All Store orders placed between 4/27 and 5/5 ship tomorrow morning.

Sunday, May 5, 2013:
- I'll be streaming some comic drawing from 1 PM US Central time until about 11 tonight, with occasional breaks. Come join me if you like!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013:
- Pages 392 and 393 are up.
- WOW! Got home late last night to word that TJ & Amal won the 2013 Reader's Choice Award at Stumptown Comics Fest. Thanks so much for your support, everybody! I'm also psyched to note that Smut Peddler won the Best Anthology award.
Now from what I understand (though I'm still not 100% sure), this may mean I'll be a guest at STCF 2014. Between Stumptown, Emerald City Comic Con, Toronto Comic Art Festival, and the release of Volume 3, Spring 2014 is going to be busy in the best way!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013:
- Pages 390 and 391 are up.
- I'm excited to announce I've got a bonus TJ & Amal comic in progress and hope to have it completed by late fall. It will be limited run, print only, adults only, roughly 24 pages long. Will post more info in a few months.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013:
- Pages 388 and 389 are up.
- New fan art.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013:
- Pages 386 and 387 are up.
- New fan art.
- The Geek Show UK added under Press.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013:
- Pages 384 and 385 are up.
- Here's yesterday's April Fool's page [sound]. Many thanks to Paul Starr for the translation.
(Here's the 2011 prank page and here's the one from 2012. [sound])

Tuesday, March 26, 2013:
- Pages 382 and 383 are up.
- More panel art available on eBay!
- I will be signing and selling books at Dragon's Lair's Indie Creators Night on Thursday, March 28 from 7PM to midnight! More information coming soon. (Please note Dragon's Lair is moving to a new location this week.)
- Russian translation up to date through the end of Chapter 36.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013:
- Pages 380 and 381 are up, beginning Chapter 37.
- Notes updated.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013:
- Pages 378 and 379 are up, concluding Chapter 36. (Link goes to page 376 for context.)
- Polly Guo's comic moved to the guest comics section.
- Gay Times UK and Bleeding Cool added under Press.

Friday, March 8, 2013:
- Some minor site tweaks and some new fan art.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013:
- This week's update is a gorgeous guest comic by Polly Guo!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013:
- Update: I will be at Staple!Austin on Sunday only. The March 5 update will be a guest comic. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
- Some minor site tweaks and updates; Russian translation up to date through Chapter 36 page 6.
- All Store orders placed after Tuesday 2/26 will ship on Wednesday, March 6.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013:
- Pages 376 and 377 are up.
- There was another death in the family late yesterday. The comic will be going on hiatus for one week while we handle funeral matters. Updates will return to normal schedule Tuesday, March 12. I hope to post some sketches or a guest comic during the hiatus, but things are still up in the air right now and I am not sure how long I will be away.
- Due to funeral travel, I will most likely not be at Staple!Austin this Saturday, and may miss the event entirely. I will post an update as soon as definite information is available.
I apologize for the delays and cancellations, and thank you for your patience.

Monday, February 25, 2013:
- This week's update will be slightly late due to illness, a death in the family, and some other personal matters. The pages should be up by Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning US Central time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013:
- Pages 374 and 375 are up.

Friday, February 15, 2013:
- German translation is complete through Chapter 35.
- And congratulations (is it appropriate to congratulate a fictional character?) to Amal on being voted #3 sexiest male comic character over at ComicsAlliance!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013:
- Pages 372 and 373 are up. Notes updated.
- New Fan Art!
- Toronto folks: want to get TJ and Amal books without paying through the nose for shipping? Volumes 1 and 2 are now in stock at The Beguiling!
- TJ and Amal will put in another appearance at an upcoming convention: Staple!, March 2 and 3 at the Marchesa Hall and Theater here in Austin. Admission is $10 for one day, $15 for two. Check out the list of exhibitors!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013:
- Pages 370 and 371 are up, kicking off Chapter 36. I'm having fun drawing this one; I hope you enjoy it!
- New illustration in Extras. Convention info updated.
- Reminder: I will be at Ushicon in Round Rock, TX this coming weekend! The convention starts Friday, but I'll be there Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013:
- Pages 366, 367, 368, and 369 are up, bringing Chapter 35 to a close.
- New fan art, new commissioned art, and new illustration in Extras.
- Some site layout and navigation improvements.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013:
- Pages 364 and 365 are up.
- If you are outside the United States and would like to purchase anything from the TJ & Amal Store, now is the time to do it! On January 27, the U.S. Postal Service is dramatically raising the price of international postage.
The hike will increase the cost of international shipping on a single book from $13.00 to $16.50 ($12.00 Canada), and on book bundles from $16.50 to $24.00 ($20.00 Canada).
Shipping within the US will increase by $1.00 per book; shipping cost will not change on small items, which ship domestic First Class.
I will be raising the shipping rates in the store late January 25 or early morning January 26.

Friday, January 18, 2013:
- Russian translation is up to date.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013:
- Pages 362 and 363 are up.

Thursday, January 10, 2013:
- Due to convention travel and a change in shipping providers, Store orders placed between January 6 and January 14 will ship on Tuesday, January 15.
- Posted some hilarious new fan art, updated the Music Page, added Last.fm to the social media menu, added the old April Fool pages to Extras, and added two new articles under "Press".

Tuesday, January 8, 2013:
- Pages 360 and 361 are up.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013:
- Pages 358 and 359 are up.
- Russian translation updated.
- Notes updated.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012:
- Merry Christmas! Pages 356 and 357 are up.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012:
- Pages 354 and 355 are up (and part of page 356). Last week's guest comic has been moved to the guest art gallery.
- Spanish translation is updated to the end of Chapter 24; German translation is updated to the end of Chapter 33!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012:
- As promised, this week's update is a guest comic. Many thanks to Isaia! Regular updates resume Tuesday, December 18.
- Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Webcomics Rampage! I am completely exhausted, entirely because I had a blast. Hope to see you all there again next year.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012:
- Pages 352 and 353 are up.
- Webcomic Rampage is coming up this weekend! On Sunday, December 9, at 10AM US Central time, there will be an interactive panel you can watch here. If you have questions you'd like to ask the panelists, please tweet them at @DLairAustin using the hashtag #WebcomicRampage before the panel begins.
- Due to Webcomic Rampage filling the weekend, the update for Tuesday, December 11 will be a guest comic. Regular updates will resume Tuesday, December 18.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012:
- Pages 350 and 351 are up.
- Link added to webcomic Drunkards of the Cosmos.
- The RSS feed for TJ & Amal has moved to feeds.feedburner.com/tjandamal. Please point your readers there or to tjandamal-updates.tumblr.com.
- If you ordered books or merchandise from the store 3-4 weeks ago and still have not received them, please e-mail me and let me know. Please include the first and last name on your Paypal account, so I can look up the transaction. The USPS has been losing some packages lately >:( Thanks!

Saturday, November 24, 2012:
- Reordered buttons and prints, plus some new stuff in the Store!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012:
- Pages 348 and 349 are up, kicking off Chapter 34.
- Spanish fan translation updated; new commissioned art. Notes updated.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012:
- Pages 346 and 347 are up, bringing Chapter 33 to a close.
- Russian fan translation updated; new fan art.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012:
- Pages 344 and 345 are up.
- Rearranged and consolidated some things in the Store. Signed books are now available as an option under "Volume 1 Graphic Novel" or "Volume 2 Graphic Novel" rather than as separate products. Some sold-out and new prints and buttons are on order.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012:
- Italian fan translation now contains Chapters 11 through 18. Russian fan translation is up to date.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012:
- Pages 342 and 343 are up.

Monday, October 22, 2012:
- Pages 340 and 341 are up. Updating early before my failing C drive performs its own Viking funeral. Hardware troubles will not affect the update schedule much; all comic pages have multiple backups.

Friday, October 19, 2012:
- Notes, Archive, and Convention Appearances are updated.
- Added a much-belated link to one of my favorite webcomics, Monster Pulse. It's an all-ages monster-adventure story in the vein of Digimon, but with a more grounded feel. Check it out! Also removed dead and dormant links, and added "artist" to note pages that go to portfolios rather than directly to a webcomic.
- For those of you over 18, the paperback edition of Smut Peddler is now available!
Smut Peddler contains roughly 350 lovely black and white pages of diverse, body-positive erotic comics by some very talented women artists, including Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Erika Moen (DAR, Bucko) , Spike Trotman (Templar, AZ), and Jess Fink (Chester XYV5000)! I've also got a 21-page story in there that covers a little bit of TJ's past. I'm very proud to have been invited and to have participated in this anthology, and I hope you enjoy it! (Again, Smut Peddler is for adults only!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012:
- Pages 338 and 339 are up. Updating a little early, but it's Tuesday in most of the rest of the world by now!
- Fan Art updated.
- I'm also pleased to announce two TJ & Amal-related creative projects that have recently come to fruition:
1. Al Riggs' free album Come With Me, Go Places, which contains both covers and original songs inspired by the comic,
and
2. Soft TJ & Amal dolls from Stabwool, lovingly needlefelted by Lety R Z!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012:
- Fan Art and Extras updated.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012:
- Slightly early update this week: Pages 336 and 337 are up, kicking off Chapter 33.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012:
- Pages 333, 334, and 335 are up, concluding Chapter 32.
- Fan Art and Extras updated.
- We're almost caught up on the Volume 2 orders - as soon as the back orders are out the door, more signed copies will be available.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012:
- Pages 331 and 332 are up.
- Thanks to everyone who's ordered Volume 2! Demand is a lot higher than we anticipated, so we're a little snowed under with orders right now. Please forgive the delay; we're shipping books at a rate of about 50 a day and should catch up soon.

Thursday, September 20, 2012:
- Volume 2 is now available in the Store!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012:
- Page 330 is up! Again, apologies for the delay; not only were we still traveling back from Small Press Expo but also got caught in severe weather delays flying out of D.C.
- Reminder: If you missed the signing at Dragon's Lair, I'll be doing another signing (with volumes 1 AND 2) at the Indie Comics both at the 21st annual Austin Pride Festival this Saturday!
- Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at SPX! We had a fantastic time and hope to be back next year.
- Volume 2 goes up in the Store on Thursday!

Thursday, September 13, 2012:
- Volume 2 arrives from the printer today! Which is perfect timing, because...
- Small Press Expo is this weekend! Come see us there! We're at Table H3.
- As mentioned before, due to travel for SPX, Tuesday's comic will be very late, probably going up Wednesday morning. Update schedule returns to normal on 9/25.
- Many thanks to everyone who turned out for the signing at Dragon's Lair last night! If you missed it, I'll also be signing at the indie comics booth at the Austin Pride Festival on Saturday, September 22.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012:
- Cleaned up the Music page.
- Reminder: Book signing is TONIGHT at 7:00 PM!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012:
- Pages 327, 328, and 329 are up.
- Slight change in update schedule: this Tuesday I'm posting three pages and next Tuesday (9/18) will be posting one page. No reason other than that page 329 is a better cut-off point than page 328. Also, the 9/18 update will be very late at night (possibly Wednesday morning), as I'll be spending most of that day travelling home from Small Press Expo. Things will return to normal on 9/25.

Monday, September 10, 2012:
- A few months ago, I posted about Smut Peddler, an upcoming anthology of erotic comics by female creators. I've got a 21-page story in it about a younger TJ and a cute punk rock girl. Anyway, good news - the book is complete, and if you pre-ordered via Kickstarter, the PDF is now available for download! Smut Peddler will be available for the general (adult) public to purchase via Iron Circus Comics after the backers receive their preordered copies.
(That's all the information I have on Smut Peddler distribution and sales; please direct any questions to the editors.)
- In less thrilling news, I just found out last night that an iTunes webcomic app has been ganking TJ & Amal, among many others, for several months. If you've been reading TJ & Amal or any other webcomics through a third-party app, please use an RSS reader instead, or even better, visit the webcomic site directly. Most of the time, these apps are ripping comic content without the creator's permission, and any profits go into a stranger's pocket while the actual comic creator loses ad revenue and pageviews. Please support independent artists, not content scrapers! Thanks.

Sunday, September 9, 2012:
- Minor revamp of the front page. All TJ & Amal-related fan clubs and social media sites are now linked in the left column!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012:
- New fan art!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012:
- Pages 325 and 326 are up.

Thursday, August 30, 2012:
- Very happy to announce there is now an Italian fan translation online at www.limeinthecoconut.org !
- Russian fan translation up to date through the end up Chapter 31.
- New fan art!
- Volume 2 ships from the printer today— a week earlier than expected! Still waiting for word on the exact delivery date. Hopefully we'll have books available in time for SPX!
- I will be signing copies of Volume 1 at Dragon's Lair Comics on September 12, as part of their Indie Comics Spotlight event. Signing begins at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012:
- Pages 323 and 324 are up.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012:
- Pages 321 and 322 are up, kicking off Chapter 32.
- Notes updated.
- Volume 2 ships from the printer September 6, and will probably be available some time around the 20th.
- Apparently the RSS feed is broken. Again. I am trying to get it working; please bear with me. In the meantime, I've set up a Tumblr account specifically for comic updates, but its RSS feed doesn't appear to be working either.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012:
- Pages 318, 319, and 320 are up, ending Chapter 31.
- Long-overdue link added to webcomic O Human Star.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012:
- Pages 316 and 317 are up.
- Lots of original panel art for auction on eBay!
- New fan art.

Wednesday, July 31, 2012:
- Dutch fan translation now up through Chapter 11; Spanish fan translation up through Chapter 18.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012:
- Pages 314 and 315 are up.
- Russian fan translation is up to date.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012:
- Pages 312 and 313 are up.
- Volume 2 cover art is up in Extras!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012:
- Some old prints (and a new one) are on order and will be in the Store in 2 to 3 weeks.
- Volume 2 goes to press on Monday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012:
- Pages 310 and 311 are up.

Friday, July 13, 2012:
- New color illustration up in Extras. Prints coming soon.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012:
- Pages 308 and 309 are up.
- Notes pages updated - a few notes to mark differences between the online and print versions of Volume 2, plus some new notes for Chapter 31.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012:
- Restocked a few items in the store.
- Hello to folks visiting from ComicsAlliance! Thank you for dropping in.
- Work on Volume 2 continues. While I wait for some licensing paperwork to go through, I'm doing some retouching and working on the cover. Hopefully going to press in 3 weeks.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012:
- Pages 306 and 307 are up.

Thursday, June 28, 2012:
- New fan art.
- Some panel art is up for sale on eBay: Chapter 26, Page 11, Panel 3 and Chapter 22, Page 9, Panels 3-5.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012:
- Back from hiatus with pages 304 and 305! Thank you all for your patience.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012:
- New art in Extras; new fan art.
- The comic is on a short hiatus; updates will resume Tuesday, June 26.Everything is fine; I just have some short-term jobs that need to take priority for a while. Namely: a freelance design gig, custom illustrations for one of the special Smut Peddler pledge packages, and (drumroll...) layout and prepress work for TJ & Amal Volume 2: Wanderlust Kings.
I've pushed up the timeline in hopes of having copies of Volume 2 available at Small Press Expo this September -- this means I need to get everything to the printer by mid-July, so better get down to business!
Volume 2 will contain Chapters 14 through 29 and related back matter, coming out at 184 pages. Price will be $15.00, same as Volume 1. If you'd like to follow the book as it comes together, I'm posting progress info every so often on my Tumblr.
Thanks for your patience and support!

Friday, June 15, 2012:
- New art in Extras.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012:
- Russian fan translation is up to date.

Sunday, June 10, 2012:
- Keychains are back in stock in the Store.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012:
- Spanish fan translation updated through Chapter 15. German fan translation updated through the beginning of Chapter 31.
- New Fan art.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012:
- Pages 302 and 303 (and part of 304) are up.
- New Dutch fan translation is up through Chapter 7.

Thursday, May 31, 2012:
- Russian fan translation is up to date through Chapter 30. French fan translation is up to date through Chapter 15.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012:
- Pages 300 and 301 are up.
- Notes updated.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012:
- Pages 298 and 299 are up. (Link goes to page 297 for context.)
- New fan art.
- This weekend I found out that 8tracks.com is still up and running, so guess what I made.

Friday, May 18, 2012:
- Cleaned up the Extras page; new commissioned art.
- This weekend I'll be Livestreaming some drawing (work on Chapters 31 and 32) from my studio! Feel free to join me if you like. Stream usually starts around 11:30 AM US Central time (GMT-5:00) and runs all day, with occasional breaks for jogging, meals, etc.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012:
- Pages 296 and 297 are up.
- New drawings in Extras; new fan art.

Friday, May 11, 2012:
- Brought the archive and notes pages up to date; cleaned up code and formatting a bit while I was at it.
- Russian fan translation is up to date. French translation 2 updated through Chapter 13.
- Links added to recommended webcomics Alpha Flag and Decrypting Rita.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012:
- Pages 293, 294, and 295 are up.
- This update marks the cutoff point for the content of the Volume 2 print edition, which will contain Chapters 14-29. I am hoping to have Volume 2 off to the printers by early fall or end of summer. Onward to Volume 3!
- New fan art.

Sunday, May 6, 2012:
- I'll be Livestreaming some panel work on Chapters 31 and 32 off and on between 11:30 AM and 10:30 PM central time today. Drop in and say hi!

Friday, May 4, 2012:
- I'll be Livestreaming some panel work on Chapters 31 and 32 this Saturday morning, around 10 or 11 AM US Central time (GMT-5:00). Please drop in and say hello if you like!
> - Spanish fan translation up through Chapter 10.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012:
- Russian fan translation up to date (NSFW).
- New Spanish fan translation up through Chapter 5. Chapters 6-10 coming soon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012:
- Chapter 28 concludes with pages 290, 291, and 292 (VERY NSFW!). Link goes to page 289 for context.
- Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support during this year's Stumptown Comics Fest!

Friday, April 27, 2012:
- I'm excited to announce that preorders for Smut Peddler have gone live! Smut Peddler is a sex-positive erotic comics anthology featuring work by amazing artists such as Erika Moen, Jess Fink, Amanda LaFrenais, Spike Trotman, Carla Speed McNeil, and 20 more great artists! Uh, and I've also got a 22-page story in there about TJ and one of his past girlfriends. So check it out!
- Also: Next week's update (5/1) will be late; I'll be on my way back from the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012:
- German Translation now up to date through the end of Chapter 27.
- Notes and Credits updated.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012:
- Chapter 28 continues with pages 288 and 289 (NSFW!). Link goes to page 287 for context.
- Next week's update will be late; pages will go up late night Tuesday or some time Wednesday.
- All Store orders placed after 6:00 PM US Central Time Tuesday, April 24, will be shipped after I return from Stumptown Comics Fest next week.

Monday, April 23, 2012:
- Website has been revamped for easier navigation and slightly better standards compliance. Infinite, infinite thanks to Rosscott for all the code help!
- Subpages still in the process of migrating over to lighter layout.
- Archive By Chapter added.
- NSFW warning changed to hazard lights on "Mature Readers" sign.

- Story/Cast page removed; Story summary moved to About page.
- Header and menu graphics changed to better match the print edition.
- Fanfics have been removed from the Fan Art page-- I'll be able to put them back up when the complete comic has been published.
- Trimmed a lot of junk code.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012:
- Pages 286 and 287 are up. (Link goes to Page 285 for context.) This week's pages are worksafe in letter but not in spirit, so I'm gonna go ahead and call NSFW for a while.
Just so you know, during weeks when the most current pages are NSFW, the "Mature Readers" sign on the upper left will appear lit up. The light goes back off when worksafe pages are posted. Pages that contain nudity are marked "NSFW" in the dropdown menu below the comic.

Monday, April 16, 2012:
- I was interviewed over at Comic Book Bin!
- Russian translation is up to date.
- New fan art.

Thursday, April 12, 2012:
- I'm excited to announce that The Stabwool Home For Extruded Characters will soon be selling officially licensed handcrafted TJ & Amal products! Not just TJ & Amal, though-- Stabwool has goodies from several other webcomics, like Skin Deep, Bad Machinery, Lamezone, and more. I've seen these goodies in person and they are super nice, so I hope you check them out!
- The webcomic link pile doesn't stop from getting taller. Links to Trying Human, The Secret Knots, and BouletCorp added.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012:
- Chapter 28 begins with pages 284 and 285.

Monday, April 9, 2012:
- Added a little extra sketch comic after Chapter 27.
- New fan art.
- Fixed comic page dropdown menu error.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012:
- Pages 280, 281, and 282 are up, bringing Chapter 27 to a close. (Link goes to Page 279 for context.)

Monday, April 2, 2012:
- Back to normal now. The 2012 April Fool page is here if you missed it. (And last year's is here.) The fake comic pages are in the Gallery section.

Friday, March 30, 2012:
- Many, many thanks to Brandon Graham and Forbidden Planet UK for plugging TJ & Amal!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012:
- Chapter 26 End and Chapter 27 Pages 1 and 2 are up.
- New fan art.

Friday, March 23, 2012:
- This Saturday I'll be hosting a Livestream drawing session beginning between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM US Central Time (15:30~16:00 GMT). At 1:00 PM (18:00 GMT) we'll begin another live edition of the Weightless podcast.
Store news:
- Keychain charms have been sold out for a couple of days, but I will be ordering more from the manufacturer soon, including some updated designs!
- I'm currently in negotiations with a shirt manufacturing & printing service, and hope to offer TJ & Amal T-shirts by mid-summer. This Tumblr post has more details.
- Shipping methods and fees have changed for orders shipping to the CIS/former Russian states: orders now ship International Registered Mail, Priority, or Express Mail, depending on size. Hopefully this will help decrease delays in Customs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012:
- Chapter 26 pages 10 and 11 are up, bringing this segment to a close. (Link goes to page 8 for context.)
- Notes updated.
- If you'd like a desktop-sized version of the Ch26p10 spread, here you go! 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

Tuesday, March 13, 2012:
- Chapter 26 pages 7, 8, and 9 are up.
- New fan art.
- Russian fan translation up to Chapter 26 Page 6.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012:
- Chapter 26 pages 5 and 6 are up.
- Keychain charms are on sale in the Store - the supply of chains and rings has run out, so if you just want the charms alone, you can get them for $5!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012:
- My mistake; admission to Staple! Austin is actually $10, not $5, per day, and $15 for the weekend.
- I've been trying to get the RSS feed to play nice with Google Reader, and it seems just changing addresses is the best option for now. Please update your subscription address to "feed://feeds.feedburner.com/tjandamal" - hopefully that should work... *crosses fingers*

Tuesday, February 28, 2012:
- Technical issues appear to be resolved! Chapter 26 pages 3 and 4 are now up. Sorry for the delay!
- This weekend (March 3 and 4), I'll be at Staple! The Austin Independent Comics Expo. Stop by and say hi! I'll be signing books and such. Admission to the Expo is only $10.

Saturday, February 25, 2012:
- I've been getting several messages every day asking why the RSS Feed hasn't updated since January 1. Actually, the RSS Feed has been updating just fine; the problem seems to be with Google Reader (the feed page also breaks in Google Chrome, for some reason). So while I'm glad the malfunction is not on my end, the downside is that there's nothing I can do to fix the problem at its root.

Friday, February 24, 2012:
- It's been a big week! February 22 was the first anniversary of the founding of the Russian-language TJ & Amal fan community - check out the link for a super cute video! Also, TJ & Amal got reviewed on ComicsAlliance.com!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012:
- Chapter 26 pages 1 and 2 are up.

Friday, February 17, 2012:
- Russian fan translation is up to date.
- Notes Page for Chapters 21-30 updated.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
- Chapter 25 pages 10 and 11 are up, bringing Chapter 25 to a close.

Friday, February 10, 2012:
- Russian fan translation is up to date.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012:
- Chapter 25 pages 8 and 9 are up.
- If you're interested in seeing these pages get drawn, I've got a couple of time-lapse videos on YouTube here (Chapter 25 Page 9, panel 1) and here (Chapter 25 Page 9, panels 2 and 3).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012:
- Link added to Gran Grimoire, a new webcomic by my lovely and fabulous friends Christina and Taneka. They've been working hard on it for a long time, and I'm really excited to see it launch!
- Also, I kept forgetting to mention: I'll be at Ushicon this weekend in Round Rock, Texas - sharing an Artist Alley table with my buddy Doug Smith. Come say hi if you're in the area! I'll be doing sketch commissions and selling books and prints and such.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012:
- Chapter 25 pages 6 and 7 (and part of 8) are up.

Friday, January 27, 2012:
- New illustration up in the Gallery.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012:
- Chapter 25 pages 4 and 5 are up.
- New fan art.
- Link added to Look Straight Ahead, an online graphic novel about one teen boy's experience with mental illness. It's well-researched, powerful stuff. Still in progress.

Saturday, January 21, 2012:
- New fan art.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012:
- Chapter 25 pages 2, 3, and part of 4 are up.
- FAQ updated. Polish fan translation updated through Chapter 8.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012:
- The end page of Chapter 24 and first page of Chapter 25 are up.
- Notes & Credits page updated.
- Russian and French 2 translations updated.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012:
- Pages 6, 7, and 8 of Chapter 24 are up. (Link goes to beginning of Chapter 24 to recap.)
- Guest comics are now in their own section of the site. Navigation tweaked accordingly.

Sunday, January 1, 2012:
- Happy 2012! It's the first day of the new year, and time for the last guest comic - this one's by the fabulous Runcible, artist/author of the webcomic Morning to Moon.

Friday, December 30, 2011:
- New guest comic (slightly nsfw for casual nudity) by Alison Wilgus, artist/author of Chronin, coming soon from Slave Labor Graphics.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011:
- New guest comic by the fabulous Fauxbrains.
- Printer/postage problems temporarily patched; permanent solution pending. (Hello alliteration.) Also, a few keychains and books are back in stock.



Friday, December 23, 2011:
- New guest comic! Cami Woodruff of Doomsday, My Dear brings a cross-species translation of the end of Chapter 22.
- I checked in on the Kickstarter page today and noticed that 23 people who pledged for books still have not provided shipping information. If you have not yet received your book from the Kickstarter fund drive, please contact me!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011:
- Today's guest comic about magic rings comes to you courtesy of ThePinkTroll.

Sunday, December 18, 2011:
- "Ask TJ & Amal" #4 and #5 are up.
- If you live within the US and want to order anything from the store in time for Christmas, today is your last chance! No orders will ship between December 19 and December 27.

Friday, December 16, 2011:
- For today's guest comic, Kristina Stipetic of 14 Nights relays the totally true and accurate story of TJ's mysterious past. (Includes bonus Bulbasaur.)
- Four awesome new pieces of fan art!
- All store orders placed on or before December 14 ship this afternoon.

> Tuesday, December 13, 2011:
- Today's guest comic is a tribute to the city of St. Louis by the uber-talented Kory Bing, the artist behind the webcomic Skin Deep.
- Three new pieces of fan art!
- All store orders placed on or before December 7 have shipped.

Sunday, December 11, 2011:
- A while back, I opened a Tumblr account where people could ask TJ and Amal questions, which I would answer with doodles and sketches to post during this hiatus. The first few answers are up! (And the question box is still open!)

Friday, December 9, 2011:
- Today's guest comic is an adorable full-page color piece by Kate Ashwin, artist/author of Widdershins and Darken.
- More signed books now available in the Store.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011:
- Kicking off a month of guest comics with a lovely page by Hushicho Phoenix, artist/author of Incubus Tales.
- It's been three weeks since all the Kickstarter-preordered books shipped. If you pledged for a book during the Kickstarter drive and have not yet received your copy, please e-mail and let me know. Thanks!

Friday, December 2, 2011:
- Russian fan translation is up to date.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011:
- Chapter 24 pages 4 and 5 are up.
Taking a break for the rest of the year. The comic is going on hiatus so I can spend December drawing and rebuilding a backlog of pages. The story resumes Tuesday, January 3. In the meantime, I'll still be updating every few days with guest comics from some wonderful artists, plus a few little extras.
- Volume 1 books are now available in the Store!
Due to my workload, I've had to limit the number of signed & sketched books for a while. I'll be making those available in batches of 20 to 25 books at a time, each batch going up when I complete the previous one. The first 20 have already sold out, but there will be more signed & sketched books available later this week.
- Chapters 1 through 5 now available in Polish!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011:
- Chapter 24 pages 2 and 3 are up.
- I'll be signing & selling TJ & Amal Volume 1 on Saturday, December 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Austin Books And Comics. Hope to see you there!
- Books should be available for purchase through the web store within a few days. Still working on getting shipping set up.
- I just realized I hadn't linked Love Me Nice in the sidebar yet!

Monday, November 21, 2011:
- New fan art. Notes page updated.
- Imagine my surprise this weekend when I found not one but two French fan translations sitting in my Inbox! :o

Friday, November 18, 2011:
- Kickstarter-preordered Volume 1 books are at Lone Star Shipping and begin going out next week! Books will be available in the Store as soon as we get a postal scale and a postage printing system set up in our home office.
- Russian fan translation up to date. German fan translation up through Chapter 18.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011:
- Pages 245 and 246 are up. End note of Chapter 23, first page of Chapter 24. Not sure if this even counts as NSFW but I'll leave that sign lit up anyway.
- Fan art updated.
- Russian fan translation up to date. German fan translation up through Chapter 15.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011:
- Keychains are back in the store. If you're hoping to buy both keychains AND a book, I'd recommend waiting a little while till the books are available in order to save a few bucks on shipping.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011:
- Chapter 23 pages 11 and 12 are up, bringing Chapter 23 to a close. Somewhat NSFW.

Monday, November 7, 2011:
- German fan translation up to Chapter 13. Pagination error fixed in Russian fan translation.
- Volume 1 Books preordered via Kickstarter are packaged and begin shipping today.


We're gonna need a bigger boat.


Packages will be shipped in waves of 20 to 50 books at a time. Thanks, everyone, for your patience and your support! This wouldn't have been possible without you.
- Quick reminder: There won't be any new TJ & Amal story pages next month; I'll be taking December off to rebuild the buffer and finish another comic project. I will, however, be posting guest comics throughout the month! Some wonderful artists are already on board, and I'm excited to share these with you. Guest comics will probably start December 5.

Friday, November 4, 2011:
- Chapters 1-5 now available auf Deutsch! Thanks to Nils for the translation.
- Russian fan translation is fully up to date.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
- Chapter 23 pages 9 and 10 are up.
- Lots of new fan art!
- Volume 1 books have arrived from the printer!


(Sorry, Bobdog not available for purchase)


Copies pre-ordered through the Kickstarter pledge drive will ship first; that will probably take 2 or 3 weeks to complete. Once that's done, the book will be available in the TJ & Amal Store.
Also - if you preordered a copy of the book during the Kickstarter pledge drive and have not yet provided your address, please do so ASAP! I am still missing shipping info for about 40 people.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011:
- Chapter 23 pages 7 and 8 are up.
- Notes page updated.
- New fan art.
- Volume 1 books ship from the printer on Thursday! Hoping to receive them all next week and begin shipping preorders on the 10th or so.

Thursday, October 20, 2011:
- Notes page updated.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011:
- Chapter 23 pages 5 and 6 (and part of 7, for continuity's sake) are up.

Saturday, October 16, 2011:
- Two new pieces of fan art and one new commissioned piece.
- Keychains have been reordered from the manufacturer and should be available in the Store in about six weeks.

Friday, October 15, 2011:
- Clear vinyl stickers are back in stock in the Store.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011:
- Chapter 23 pages 3 and 4 are up a little early.
- Brief note: since the next twelve weeks are going to eat me alive, I'll be taking off the entire month of December to catch up on comic work. In the meantime, I'll be updating at least once every week with a guest comic.

Thursday, October 6, 2011:
- Some gorgeous new fan art.
- I've just received word from the printer that the Volume I books will ship on October 27, which means folks who pledged during the Kickstarter drive should start receiving their books in November, and books should be available via the Store in December.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011:
- Chapter 23 pages 1 and 2 are up.
- Notes page updated.

Thursday, September 29, 2011:
- After multiple rounds of revision and correction, Volume I is off to press at last! If you made a $5 Kickstarter pledge for the PDF, check your email for a download link.
- Comic page navigation bug has been fixed!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011:
- There's a bug in ComicCMS that is causing the newest pages to load out of order. I've submitted a bug report and will try and fix this as soon as possible. In the meantime, Pages 230-232 are up, bringing Chapter 22 to a close.
- If you have ordered prints or buttons and have not yet received a notice that your order has shipped, please check the e-mail address affiliated with your Paypal account! I need word on a few outstanding orders before they can ship.
- New prints in the Store. Again, all profits till the end of September go to the Central Texas Red Cross.
- FAQ updated.


Friday, September 23, 2011:
- Links added to the webcomics 14 Nights and String Theory .


Thursday, September 22, 2011:
- Links added to the webcomics The Man Who Hates Fun and Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011:
- Two new pics up in the Gallery.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011:
- Chapter 22 page 7 (and part of page 8) is up.


Thursday, September 15, 2011:
- For the rest of September, all profits from Store sales will go to the Red Cross of Central Texas.
- Due to a serious illness in the family, I will be out of town for a while this coming week. Because of this, the update for Tuesday, September 20 will be slightly late, and will only be one page. Updates will resume as normal Tuesday, September 27.
- Last round of Volume I proofs have been returned to the printer. I expect the print process to begin sometime late next week or early the week after.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011:
- Chapter 22 pages 5 and 6 are up.
- New fan art.
- Russian fan translation up to Chapter 22 page 4.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011:
- Chapter 22 pages 3 and 4 are up.
- New fan art.


Friday, September 2, 2011:
- Links added to webcomics Skin Deep and Daddy Long Legs.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011:
- New illustration & doodle in Extras.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011:
- Chapter 22 pages 1 and 2 are up.
- New fan art.


Friday, August 26, 2011:
- Goofy side comic up in the Gallery.
- Notes page updated. Some minor code tinkering here and there.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011:
- Pages 220 and 221 are up, bringing Chapter 21 to a close. (Link begins on page 219, for context.)
- Volume I books have been proofed and sent back to the printer for a final pass. Hoping to have them available for purchase in October.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011:
- Chapter 21 pages 9 and 10 are up. (Link starts at Chapter 21 page 8.)
Apologies for the truncated update; this past week, all the time I normally devote to comic work has been spent dealing with file transfer issues with the printer. Said issues have been resolved as of Saturday, so things will be back to 2 pages a week next Tuesday.
- Russian fan translation is up to date.
- New fan art!
- Store news: New prints are in stock. All orders placed between July 30 and August 14 have shipped. Unfortunately, due to a recent rise in postage costs for rigid/padded flat packages, I've had to raise shipping prices for overseas print orders (not including Canada). Shipping prices for small items like buttons have not changed.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011:
- Pages 7 and 8 of Chapter 21 are up.
- Sample comics made for Dallas Webcomics Expo are in the Store. More new prints on the way!
- Volume 1 is at the printer! I should be receiving a hard copy proof soon.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011:
- Pages 5 and 6 are of Chapter 21 are up.
- All Store orders placed between July 12 and July 30 have shipped.


Friday, July 29, 2011:
- New color illustrations and sketches on the Gallery page, including the cover art for Volume 1, which goes off to the printer this weekend!
- Russian translation is up to date.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011:
- Chapter 21 pages 3 and 4 are up. Please read starting from page 2, as I've tacked the first part of page 3 onto the end of it to help this sequence flow better.
- Notes page updated.


Monday, July 25, 2011:
- New fan art.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011:
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Chapter 21 pages 1 and 2 are up.
- Third notes page added for Chapters 21-30.
- Links added to webcomics Distillum, Go Fish, and The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston.
- Book news: Thanks so much to everyone who pledged during the Kickstarter fund drive! Volume I (Chapters 1-13) should be sent to the printer around the end of the month. I'm still tweaking the cover illustration and collecting names for the Acknowledgments, but everything else is ready to go. The book will be printed at standard comic size, with perfect binding, interior pages print offset in black on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and a glossy full color cover.
Books will be available in the Store after all the Kickstarter-preordered copies have shipped.


Thursday, July 14, 2011:
- Russian translation is up to date.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011:
- Pages 208 and 209 are up, bringing Chapter 20 to a close.
- Notes page updated.
- Link added to Mystery Babylon.


Friday, July 8, 2011:
- The Kickstarter pledge drive for printing TJ & Amal Volume 1 ends in one week! The project is completely funded, but if you want a chance to snag a book before they become available in the Store (and without paying for shipping!), you can do so by pledging at the $15 level.
- All Store orders placed between June 27 and July 5 have shipped.
- More exciting webcomic news: One of my art idols and all-around badass Jayd Aït-Kaci (of Sfeer Theory fame) has teamed up with writer Christina Strain to make The Fox Sister, which launched this morning!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011:
- Chapter 20 pages 7 and 8 are up.


Friday, July 1, 2011:
- Fan art updated.


Thursday, June 30, 2011:
- "Grace Under Pressure" prints and a handful of stickers back in stock in the Store.
- I just got hit with an unexpected load of car repairs, so I've put some original panel art for sale on eBay:
Chapter 4, Page 8, Panel 5
Chapter 16, Page 7, Panel 3
Chapter 19, Page 12, Panel 2



Tuesday, June 28, 2011:
- Chapter 20 pages 5 and 6 are up.
- Notes page updated.


>Friday, June 24, 2011:
- Notes page updated.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011:
- Chapter 20 pages 3 and 4 are up.


Saturday, June 18, 2011:
- More original panel art for auction..
- I'll be working on the Volume I cover illustration this weekend, and will be livestreaming some portions of the process. If you'd like to join me, please tune in here. I'll announce streaming times on Tumblr and Twitter . (Most likely will be Sunday morning or evening.)


Thursday, June 16, 2011:
- A reminder: on August 6, we'll be at STRIPcon, The Dallas Webcomics Expo.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011:
- Chapter 20 pages 1 and 2 are up.
- Notes updated.


Friday, June 10, 2011:
- New easter egg.


Thursday, June 9, 2011:
- Whoa! TJ & Amal featured on Kickstarter's front page!
- Lots of gorgeous new fan art!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011:
- Chapter 19 pages 13, 14, and 15 are up.
- Some original panel art for sale on eBay.
- Portuguese translation updated through Chapter 11.
- Link added to Modus Operandi.
- One of my favorite webcomics has finally come to an end - if you haven't read Bobwhite, you're missing out. Artist/author Magnolia Porter has just launched a brand new comic, Monster Pulse. I'm looking forward to watching this one unfold.
- All Store orders placed between May 9 and June 6 ship this afternoon.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011:
- The TJ & Amal Volume 1 Kickstarter Project launched late last night!
Long story short, it's a pledge drive to raise the funds necessary to get Chapters 1-13 made into an offset-print, high quality, finely bound book. Please take a look! Even if you can't donate, there's a silly video to watch.
- Apologies again for the delay in shipping keychains and buttons. The padded mailers never shipped from the supplier, so I have canceled that order and have reordered similar mailers from a different company. They should arrive early next week, and keychains and buttons will ship shortly after.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011:
- Chapter 19 pages 11 and 12 are up.
- Fan Art updated. Russian and Portuguese translations updated.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011:
- Chapter 19 pages 9 and 10 are up. (link goes to Ch19p8 for context.)
- Fan art updated.
- Apologies again for the delay in mailing out Store orders; the rigid/padded mailers I ordered have been unusually slow in shipping.


Friday, May 20, 2011:
- Fan art updated with two submissions and one commission.
- Russian translation updated.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011:
- Chapter 19 pages 7 and 8 are up.
- Note: There will be about a 1-week delay in shipping store orders placed after May 9; I ran out of packaging material and ordered more last Wednesday. Subsequent orders will ship as soon as they can be packed.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011:
- Chapter 19 pages 5 and 6 are up.


Monday, May 9, 2011:
- Fan Art updated.
- Russian fan translation updated to current pages.
- Three pieces of original panel art are up for auction on eBay:
- Chapter 6 page 8 panel 6.
- Chapter 15 page 12 panel 3.
- Chapter 15 page 15 panel 7.


Thursday, May 5, 2011:
- Keychains are available again in the Store. The current stock is on black acrylic.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011:
- Chapter 19 pages 3 and 4 (and part of 5, for context) are up.
- Notes updated.
- Fan Art updated.
- Things are coming together for the Kickstarter fund drive. All I have left to do is edit the video.
- Next week's update will be a little short and/or late; going back into the hospital this weekend. Nothing serious, but I'll be out of commission for a few days. Updates will resume normally after that.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011:
- Fan translations: Portuguese now up to Chapter 8; Russian to Chapter 18.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011:
- Chapter 19 begins with pages 185 and 186.
- Notes updated.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011:
- Chapter 18 pages 8, 9, and 10 are up, bringing this segment to a close. Probably NSFW.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011:
- Chapter 18 pages 6 and 7 are up. Might be NSFW-ish for butts, I guess.
- Notes updated.


Monday, April 4, 2011:
- Chapter 18 pages 4 and 5 are up a little early. NSFW for un-sexy nudity.
- Fan art and Notes pages updated.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011:
- Chapter 18 page 3 is up.
- Russian and Portuguese fan translations updated.
- Fan art page updated.
- Music page updated.
- Some panel art from this week's page up for sale on eBay.
- Some exciting news! I submitted a proposal to Kickstarter for funding the first print run of the official TJ & Amal Volume I book, and it was approved last week! I'm still ironing out the details -- pledge rewards packages, promo video, still gathering bids from print houses -- but hope to start the fund drive in early May.


Friday, March 25, 2011:
- Prints restocked in the Store.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011:
- Chapter 17 pages 1 and 2 are up.
- New fan art.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011:
- Chapter 17 is up in its entirety - it's a short one.
- Portuguese fan translation added, courtesy of Gobetti.
- I'm sad to say that we will not be at Comicpalooza this year. No books to sell, not enough time to print new ones.


Thursday, March 10, 2011:
- New fan art.
- About/FAQ updated and tidied up a bit.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011:
- Chapter 16 pages 7-9 are up. Not terribly NSFW, but I'm leaving the "Mature Readers" light on just in case.
- New fan art.
- Some more panel art is up for sale on eBay.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011:
- Reminder: we'll be at Table 57 at STAPLE! The Austin Independent Media Expo next weekend (March 5 and 6). Hope to see you there!
- Chapter 16 pages 5 and 6 are up. NSFW-ish.
- New fan art.


Friday, February 25, 2011:
More fan translations have been popping up! There are Portuguese and Spanish translations going up on Tumblr -- I'll link those soon -- and I've also been asked about Dutch and Finnish translations. There's also an additional Russian translation and a Russian fan community over here.
All these translations are done by volunteers on their own time - I'm really amazed by everybody's dedication and enthusiasm! Thank you so much!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011:
- Many thanks to Chekhovs_Owl for translating the comic to Russian!.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010:
I am sad to say the comic is going on a short hiatus and updates will be scaled back for a while after that.
I was hit by a car while biking on Thursday, December 2. The damage to my leg is more extensive than originally thought, and I have to go in to be outfitted with a bionic knee for major surgery this week. I'll be out of commission for a while and will have to keep the number of pages per update scaled down during the cyborgization process recovery period in weeks to come. Bone-mend and Rehab drain massive amounts of HP and MP so I have to go to the inn super early each day.
Assuming all goes well, the next update will be on Tuesday, December 28. I look forward to putting those pages up.
Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and patience. Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone.



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