Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 9, 2012.

Update #5

Creepy or Not Creepy, Is That The Question?

"Uncle" Steve Berlin asked in the project comments if it was OK to get the $69 "two characters in bed together" reward with me in it, because I am sometimes a cartoon character. (Fine, I'm always a cartoon character.)

What do you all think? Is that too uncanny valley or just too sexy for this shirt, so sexy it hurts?

More news and a real update to follow later tonight. I have to work on comic #3,000!

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