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I actually found some items that are over 2 years old. Luckily I have fixed up my email with a whole lotta tags, so I should be keeping better track of submissions! Click below to see the additions.

Still missing a few pieces.

Seems I'll always be at 99% up to date. I give a bit more explanation here:
I know there is/was a standing policy on advertising services with being hosted on Xepher, though Project Wonderful Ads had long since been allowed.

I have been approached by the traffic exchange group Scribol. I know another webcomic that has used this service and they seem legit, by their testimony, of traffic increases via similar sites.

It appears to strictly be a traffic exchange system, and not an ad system (no money exchanged, as far as I can tell.).

I figured I would clarify with Xepher, to see if this program would be acceptable for use on Xepher-Hosted Content.

I just moved the NEW Shifter Archive (Jenny Everywhere) to the OLD URL. I am now in the process of fixing up images that broke because of the transfer.

Everything EXCEPT the Art section should be online. Everything, that is, that was on the OLD site since I had neglected to update it for over 2 years. Why the long time of not updating? Because I was constantly meaning to update the site to a WordPress because it would be easier than continuing to update entirely in HTML.

I have, however, been keeping track of Jenny Everywhere since, and I have a HUUUUUUGE folder of new updates.

Once I go over the current content, fixing broken images, links, and verifying formats, I will go over the 70+ images of art from the old site and update it to the new site.

After that, I will begin updating the archive will all the things I had missed over the past 2 years.
July 11, 2006 marks the day that I applied for space here at, and now 5 years later, I am 500 comics deep in my archive. There have been hiatuses. There have been redesigns and rewrites. And there had been much breaking of the 4th wall.
Ardra / Speed Dating Crossover(?) Event in Ardra
March 22, 2011, 08:13:26 PM

Have your charcter apply to be in the Speed Dating storyline!

After The Road Trip remake is complete, we'll be moving back to the "present" in the Ardraverse. The first storyline we'll be doing, is a speed dating arc. We would like to invite fellow webcomic creators to submit "applications" to be in this speed dating event. Because of how complex this can get, and with a limited time frame for the storyline itself, we cannot guarantee all applicants to be used as (a) an application reference, (b) a simple cameo, (c) an interacting cameo, or (d) an actual role/joke/date.

This is why we want the applications to be sent as though your character is actually applying for the speed dating event. From there, we can see if we have something we can use as a cameo (in the forefront or background), a single panel interaction/throw-away joke, or a couple panels or more of an actual sequence. You may submit your own ideas in addition to the application, but I do want to stress that everyone may not work out and/or we may not have the time to handle every idea. Depending on the number of applicant, we'll try to get as many simple/background cameos as possible.

Because everything must take place in Ardra canon, there are a few rules:

1. Applicants must be human. (Sorry, there are no anthropomorphic beings in this world.)
2. We can accept male and female applicants, but we're mainly looking for males. (Ardra is Hetero.)
3. Ardra is moreso based in "real life" Earth, with a few exceptions. Extremes like Magic, Super-Tech-Science, Mythicals, Aliens may work in an ambiguous, trimmed, or carefully designed situation. (not saying "no", just that it should be considered.)
4. Ardra is rated PG. Keep that in mind.
5. This story is Ardra canon, and does not constitute an actual crossover where Ardra's world be canon to another webcomic or vice versa. Though not entirely ruled out (depending on a variety of things), but for the sale or preserving the Ardraverse, we'd be considering other characters as "alternate versions". Unless your comic has dimensional travel or are aliens... MAYBE.
6. Email applications to

Additonally, the applications:

1. Should be in the perspective of the character.
2. Need high-res "headshots" at least. (could also be crops from comics).
3. Gives us permission to use your character in the webcomic and form when we print it, for at least as simple cameos for this story. (Anything more involved than that, we'll talk with you.)

Extended Crossover Idea:

We are entertaining the idea of making this a Crossover Event. No no, hear me out!

Because we are wanting to keep the Ardra storyline as self-contained as possible, that doesn't mean that other people, with their webcomics, can't get in on this speed dating idea! I proposed that, for those interested, applicants could be open to crossover jokes (or even small storylines) with other applicants! Speed Dating basically has multiple tables set up. Ardra will be focusing on the tables that only Ardra is at. HOWEVER, what if other webcomics focused on tables that THEIR applicant is at? Multi-site, non-direct crossovers! No one has to directly wait on anyone else, and it doesn't ALL need to be canon. It can just be a fun, cross-promotional event! We'll all link to each other speed dating comics! I expect that this can start happening in about a month and a half.

Applicants that are interested in working with others on this, just say so in your "application". Even if you may not want to participate yourself, but to let other people know that you would let their applicant cameo in other comics. I will try and help coordinate people by directing them to our forum. Hopefully we can make some connections. Of course, anyone in on this should still coordinate with characters' owners for various jokes and interactions, to make sure characters are used properly and remain in-character.

This is something totally in addition to the Ardra storyline. It's not necessarily canon to anyone, but could be a fun cross-promotional event!
General Chat / So, um, Anyone playing MINECRAFT?
January 13, 2011, 09:59:47 PM

Easily one of the awesomest, simplest games online, and it's not even out of Beta! (only recently went from Alpha to Beta). You can Mine and you can craft. At night, monsters come out! It's all in blocks and 8-bit graphics (though you can get new skins). You have one objective: survive.

Anyway, multiplayer (which requires a server host), is really cool (if you play on a non-public server with friends, to avoid griefers). It's like an MMO almost. You can work together to build stuff and such..

Anyway, view this fanmade trailer to get a great feel of how awesome this game is:

I'm currently playing in a multiplayer with a friend's friend's server.

Single player is still really cool, but, of course, lacks the social element. Perfect if you really want to feel completely stranded in the middle of nowhere.
PSI's Extended Universe

This is the 2nd Draft.... Still working on it. My main concern is linking universes with crossovers, especially where it had some significance on PSI.... though I did kinda go beyond that a bit here. This chart totally makes sense to me.

Ardra / The Road Trip Redux (Redux)
September 10, 2010, 01:11:45 AM
Ardra fans, the hiatus will soon be over at last! John Peters, of Gypsy! and other comics,  has agreed to assume artist duties. He's been an Ardra fan for some time now, so he knows what he's getting into, and has a good understanding of the concept and characters.  I think you'll enjoy his artwork, and the return of weekly updates. If you've read Gypsy or any of John's other comics, you know he's a solid artist with a longtime record of quality work – and, as shown above, his style works well for Ardra.

Before I go, though, I'd be remiss if I didn't thank Trevor Adams for all his great work for Ardra over the last few years.  His artwork really helped put this comic on the map, and I'll always owe him a debt of gratitude.  Unfortunately, the demands of his real job made it difficult for him to update very often, but when he did, I always knew I'd be getting great work.  We wish him well in all his future endeavors, and hope that the years to come will bring him good fortune.

So, a new era in the history of Ardra is coming soon. Enjoy, and thanks for your patience during the hiatus!
Ardra / The Road Trip (Redux)
February 08, 2010, 09:32:55 PM
The currently updating story in Ardra is a remake of the original "Road Trip" written and drawn by Jason.

This new versions has some character and plot tweeks and some new content! Written more or less by Jason and Fesworks, and Drawn by Trevor.

We're pegging this story to be printed in some fashion. It's likely that many of the old "Jason Art" comics and stories will be redone like this. POSSIBLY a couple of the early "Trevor Art" and "Fesworks Art" stories, if we get that far. We'll see.
I am planning on doing new character pages for PSI. This is new art I'll be using for the cast profile pages. While not every character that has appeared in PSI is on the cast page, those are just the one's I'm planning on. Starting with the main cast, and working my way down.

Another reason for me drawing new art, is to have a nice reference for their designs and clothes. Yes, some characters' clothes will change in these profile pictures. It's not really meant to be a spoiler, but they will be clothes I'm planning to get some of them into.

If there's any character you want me to draw, and show, sooner than others, I'll accept requests for that.

I'm also planning on releasing a couple of old sketches I drew for Nemi, with complete Armor of the Day Raven... while KIND of a spoiler, I figure showing CONCEPT sketches of it, won't be a bad idea.

Well, really, January and through April.... though specific dates and ranges may actually vary, depending on a few factors.

Some of this may be a ******* SPOILER ******* but, honestly, I really don't say what specifically happens.

Presently, if you've been reading and paying attention, there are a few running storylines... or groups of people with things going on. In addition to various weeks that will be entirely character sheets (new character profile art, to help me buy time in drawing) here's what's coming:

- Finishing off the last few scripts I wrote last summer. This should conclude the main mall scenes with Fes, Ernst, and Bodil, and then also a couple other characters.

- We'll be looking at Jenny, Scale, and Nemi in Magical Misfits (just in my comic), not a simultaneous crossover, but still a direct crossover because Nemi, Jenny, and Scale do show up in Magical Misfits at said Baby Shower. It's short (in MM's version), but it does happen. Also, more was supposed to happen, but, obviously, I'm incredibly behind, because we WERE supposed to have some sort of simultaneous crossover.

- Back to Fes and Ernst, and Bodil.

- Fes, Ernst, Bodil, and Nemi all get back together. Things should finally start to settle down almost complete from the past couple years of involved crossovers (essentially the majority of loose-ends should be tied up.)

Though I think I can get all of this done BY April, I did not check my scripts to actually count them out... plus I'm also planning on having un-planned scripts that pop-up because they work just right. It's also possible I may take a week off and upload PSI art instead of strips for a week here and there, if I feel I need more time to draw the more involved strips that come later.

I'm still committed to at least "3 strips worth" a week, even if I can't make 3 separate updates.

Also, I'm still looking for Questions about PSI or it's characters to answer. There's a thread in this forum for that.
Well, I've been back since late October (and updating consistently!). After  a computer fiasco effing the previous return from Hiatus, I has started again!

The plan is this:

Update 3 Strips a week at minimum. The PLAN is to update M-W-F... however, if I have an update that may need 2 strips, or a whole page, I'll update twice... on Tuesday and Friday.... the end result is that there will still be at LEAST 3 strips WORTH of updates a week.

If I miss Monday's update, you can bet that I'll be updating Tuesday and Friday.

I'm hoping to avoid single update weeks, but if I do, it should be a full page (aka 3 strips stacked).

2010 Q&A Campaign! Ask Questions!

It's time for another Question and Answer round!

In the past, I have done "campaigns" to get more questions from readers, for me to answer! Some of which have been answered in comic form, as well. Recently I have fixed up the FAQ section of PSI (it was still on the OLD site), so please check out the past FAQs. The 2007 answers have been updated a bit, so please check it out again!

Now I want some more questions! You can ask me ANYTHING! ... of course, I will not directly answer questions that are future spoilers, but I promise to respond to every question in some way... just don't ask more than 10 questions. Some questions may receive comic answers.

You may e-mail me, or ask through a comment!
I will be making one big update in a week or so. Just always behind in stuff.

In any case, I'm looking to get the entire site WordPress'd. This should make things easier for updating and browing... though it could take some time before the whole site is converted. Old links should all still work.... I think...

The website will be properly broken up into 2 sites. The Shifter Archive and Jenny Everywhere (.net)

The Shifter Archive will have all the news and "abouts" and various information.
The Jenny Everywhere (.net) site will have all of the content.

The main differences is that one will have ads (TSA) and the other will not (JE). Because I made a commitment to not have ads on the content, especially since a ton of it is content of which I have no contact with the original artists. There is an exception to this, however. For content (particularly stories), that I have permission to put ads up on would only get the regular banner on. Other than that, there will be just the " Rotating Banner" which is a community thing, not so much an ad thing.


In other news, I presently own "" and I think I might be letting it go. I don't really use it, and nor does anyone else. For now I'm gonna keep it, unless i find someone that could put it to some good use.

The Shifter Archive will be at Penguicon 2010, April 30 - May 2, in the Troy Marriot in Troy, MI.

I'm looking for any other Jenny creators that may be showing up... most likely rotating a presence at the table itself. Anyone with Jenny merch for sale or freebies (even some for your non-Jenny stuff), can show up and drop some off, or send them to me to put on the table (technically 1/2 table).

There will be one panel on Jenny, as well. It will be the same as last year... since noone showed up (hopefully I'll get a better spot than 8am Sunday).

Some people have already been e-mailed, but I'm hoping the forum will grab a couple more people's attention.
From the person who brought you When Casting Calls, gives you a brand new short story; Jenny Everywhere: On The Couch. What if you were hanging out with Jenny Everywhere? Find out just a bit of what could happen in this 5 page story! Written by Jason Frank, Art by James Callahan, Color by Ronda Pattison, and Lettered by Jeff Powel.

(The forum is getting all the early news) ;)

When Casting Calls now ON SALE!
Head on over to IndyPlanet and order your copy of When Casting Calls now! For just one low, low payment of $4.50 plus shipping, this FULL COLOR, 24 PAGE, comic book can be yours! This is the 3rd full Jenny Everywhere comic book to be printed, and the 4th Jenny Everywhere project to be published in a print form.

Jenny is now in a movie studio, where different worlds shift around HER. It's not all fun and games, as the studio wants her to earn her keep. To overlook a few questionable expenses, they call on her to find a missing cast member.
This is from the other thread, but I'll try to recap it.

Basically, I would like to comprise a small book (24-52 pages) for Print on Demand, that would have short stories of Jenny Everywhere adventures. No "intro" comics (except for maybe one), but I would like to focus on what she does, not who she is... if you know what I mean.

If we can get some of the existing stories in this, that would be great! But it is not very likely since contact with a lot of these people is almost nill, or they may not be interested in a group compilation.

Speaking of which, since this would be a group compilation... especially with a Print on Demand service, a profit margin would likely be, well, ridiculous. So I would suggest that any markup would go to The Shifter Archive for advertising costs (like advertising the book for sale, or buying more books for a convention or such).

Though everyone that is involved would be able to buy X amount of books at the base price, and could sell their own copies for a pre-determined set price for all. (like when people to go conventions, or sell to people they know).

I'll ALSO entertain the idea of including written stories... like 1 or two, depending on length... I'd recommend SOME art to go along with the story(ies) if possible. I might know some artists that may work (for pay) that would not mind drawing a few pages.

Speaking of pages, I would like to keep these as short stories... maybe keep comics at about 8 pages?

As far as rights to peoples work and such, The Shifter Archive will not presume to own anyone's work in this compilation. You could even sell/distribute minis of your including comic/art/story if you want (no exclusivity required)

I'm open to ideas on all aspects of this... even non-story inclusions like Art, Games or Puzzles or something.
As was mentioned in the other thread, one idea is to run an Art Jam, centering around a cake or something, and people will be able to draw Jennys all around it.

I'm going to suggest that it's gonna be first come, first draw. The early artists can pick where they want to draw... of course there should be some rules, such as no covering up more than 25% of any other Jenny, though you could have yours covered up more if you want, etc...

Heck we can even try to coordinate things and play out a scene or such.

I basically would like to PRESENT this by August 13th for Jenny Everywhere Day... and then hopefully get it completed in a month.
General Chat / Billy Mays is dead!!!
June 28, 2009, 08:48:52 PM,2933,529328,00.html

Quote'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home

Sunday, June 28, 2009


In this Dec. 6, 2002 file photo,TV pitchman Billy Mays poses with some of his cleaning products at his Palm Harbor, Fla., home.

Television pitchman Billy Mays — who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets — died Sunday.

Mays, 50, was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry to Mays' residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon.

"Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times," Mays wife, Deborah, said in a statement on Sunday.

Mays was well known for his numerous television promotions of such products as Orange Glo and OxiClean. He was also featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel, which followed Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs.

Born William Mays in McKees Rocks, Pa., on July 20, 1958, Mays developed his style demonstrating knives, mops and other "as seen on TV" gadgets on Atlantic City's boardwalk. For years he worked as a hired gun on the state fair and home show circuits, attracting crowds with his booming voice and genial manner.

After meeting Orange Glo International founder Max Appel at a home show in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s, Mays was recruited to demonstrate the environmentally friendly line of cleaning products on the St. Petersburg-based Home Shopping Network.

Commercials and informercials followed, anchored by the high-energy Mays showing how it's done while tossing out kitschy phrases like, "Long live your laundry!"

Recently he's been seen on commercials for a wide variety of products and is featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel, which follows Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs. He's also been seen in ESPN ads.

His ubiquitousness and thumbs-up, in-your-face pitches won Mays plenty of fans. People line up at his personal appearances for autographed color glossies, and strangers stop him in airports to chat about the products.

"I enjoy what I do," Mays told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "I think it shows."

Mays was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday, reported.

US Airways spokesman Jim Olson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises, according to the station.

Authorities have not said whether Mays' death was related to the incident.

Discovery Channel spokeswoman Elizabeth Hillman released a statement Sunday extending sympathy to the Mays family.

"Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth," Hillman's statement said. "Billy was a pioneer in his field and helped many people fulfill their dreams. He will be greatly missed as a loyal and compassionate friend."

Nooooo! He was awesome!