Greetings!

We’ve entered that reflective window near the end of the year, where it’s time to pause between mugs of eggnog and take stock in where we’ve been before we turn that page over and ponder future possibility. In between personal resolutions to clean the basement and limit my christmas cookie intake to three per serving, I’ve been thinking about all things Atroxity.

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2013 was our biggest year yet, by just about any measuring stick imaginable. It was the year we switched to a weekly publication schedule, and released 26 new pages of comics (as opposed to 2012′s twelve pages, or 2011′s ten). We also managed to finish the first chapter of the story, which means that there’s finally a somewhat self-contained “pilot episode” of Atroxity that doesn’t just suddenly drop off a cliff between pages.

That being said, there was a fair amount of churn in the personal lives of us here at Atroxity Central, and our publication schedule has suffered accordingly. We had multiple breaks, one of which stretched off into what seemed like infinity, and we lost a valuable collaborator in the process. Mike departed on awesome terms, of course–he’s a solid dude and being awesome about things is just what he does–but it was still a shake-up to the creative team.

But things have settled down, and the unbelievably talented and dedicated Lee has joined the team. The Atroxity team is now firing on all¬†cylinders, and the publication of new pages starts on January 20th. They look fantastic, and we’re on track to publishing chapter two in its entirety throughout 2014, with no breaks whatsoever.

Here’s the thing, though: if you’re digging the story and want more, we’d really appreciate it if you can help spread the word a bit. Atroxity is a labor of¬†love and will continue regardless, but a larger audience opens up more options, which would mean more Atroxity at a faster pace.

So tell your friends, share Atroxity on Facebook/Google Plus, write about us on Twitter–whatever you’re comfortable with. Chapter One is the perfect amount of Atroxity to pull in the uninitiated, as it can be easily read in one sitting and yet is long enough to represent the project as a whole.

And if you’re not the type to push comics on his or her loved ones, acquaintances, and coworkers, no worries. We’ve got a Facebook page, Google Plus page, and Twitter feed to follow for updates and extras, but ultimately we’re just glad to have you as a reader.

So Happy New Year! 2013 was a good one, but 2014′s going to blow it out of the water.