Happy New Year! Have some fan art!
by Reinder Dijkhuis
Happy New year, everyone! I hope you had a good New Year's Eve. As for me, I ate, drank and made merry; now I'm in recovery finding some easy things to do while my head clears. So I just realized that I had a piece of fan art sitting on my hard drive that I've never posted.

Maximum Nudity Force by The Cosmic Beholder
Here's Maximum Nudity Force, named after a deviantArt group I started early last year and closed some time after as I was unable to give it the time it needed to be a healthy group. Abúi is shown along with Wakatonka from Spun Off. The other characters are Kaza and Gwenna from Kaza's Mate, Gwenna, Captain Evening from Tales to Behold, Mixtli as created by Tulio on DeviantArt and the open-source character Jenny Everywhere. The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition: This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, that others might use this property as they wish. All rights reversed. Art by The Cosmic Beholder.
Coming soon: Abúi and Adrienne Br-ZOT
by Reinder Dijkhuis
Abúi and Adrienne transporting into a new place.

Abúi's Travels will soon be back with new pages. And one day, Abúi will be taking a short tour of other worlds with Adrienne!
ComicFury All-Star Christmas Choir
by Reinder Dijkhuis
Abúi is making an appearance in the ComicFury All-Star Choir (Full image) this year along with 35 characters from about 2 dozen other comics.
Cameo Caper 2014
by Reinder Dijkhuis
Scale, Abúi and Aggie preparing for the 2014 Cameo Caper, by Aggie Janicot
Illustration by Aggie Janicot.

As you may know, the Death Comes to Tyrion storyline was created to fit an adventure of one of my characters into the Halloween Cameo Caper for 2012. The Cameo Caper is an annual webcomics event in which characters from different webcomics mingle at a set location and on Halloween, the creators post a big page including cameo appearances by multiple characters from the Caper on their own webcomics sites. It's been held every year since 2006. Aggie took part in 2011. I took part in 2012, but what with work and the slow pace of my production (I'm working on it), I, er, got behind.

The Caper is by now a minor webcomics tradition. But for the past few years, it's had a bit of a problem. See, the guy running it, Hogan, has a similar workload to mine, and so when it came to running the forums where sign-up and preparations are done, he couldn't handle the daily influx of spam or babysitting and updating the forum daily. So the forum now handles new registrations on the basis of "email me first", which makes adding new members a slow and cumbersome process. The result: year on year, we keep seeing the same faces in the Cameo, and as veteran cartoonists drop out, they aren't replaced. We need some new people to join in the fun!

This year, we're trying something different. Hogan, Aggie and I, among others, will be hanging out at the IRC site, channel #webcomics while working on our comics. If you are interested in taking part in the Caper, let us know!

My own participation this year will be limited to making characters available for use, and maybe a short section like the image from Aggie above.

I do, however, have two partially inked Abúi's Travels pages in the pipeline, and about five more storyboarded out.
Fan art by The Beholder! Again!
by Reinder Dijkhuis
Abúi as drawn by The Beholder

I'll be traveling this week, so I won't be able to work on Abúi's Travels. To tide you over, here's a fan art by The Beholder of the webcomic The Beholder. Our all-seeing one has been a supporter of Abúi's Travels and Spun Off for a few years now, and there's more fan art by him in the pipeline.

Art as posted on DeviantArt.