Here we are at the cats finale! We’ve finally made it through delays, life crap, and all.
We’re going to be a bit before we jump into the next chapter of Dax. Jess needs to rest and recharge artistically for a bit and I need to concentrate on finishing my degree. We will be taking the time to ensure we put together a really great next chapter. We’ll attempt to hold off bringing it to you until we have enough in the bank that we can run it continuously without delay. It’s always a challenge because we want to get new things out to you guys so badly that sometimes we jump in before we’re ready.
Thanks for being patient and sticking with us!
Love Aaron & Jess
Barry: “Hey, that’s great news! But are you sure everything’s OK? I’m only getting audio here. Why aren’t you using the wide area holographic video function?
What do you mean it’s not working? My telemetry here shows it’s 100% functional…
What’s going on there??
Is there something you don’t want me to see?
What is it?
What is it???!!!
(Barry desperately tries to use the override function to turn the video on remotely, but apparently someone with a PhD has removed that function)
That sounds about right! 😀
Thought the comic as dead since the other domain went dead!
Please put up a notice next time so we know which domain to use!
(Also no https here? LetsEncypt gives you free SSL)
Sorry, not exactly sure what happened with the domain. It just stopped working one day. Then someone was able to buy it.
We’re still around we just haven’t had a chance to continue the comic. School has been kicking my butt and Jess has been working like 60 hours a week.
Well, that’s wrapped up nicely. Take your time getting your stuff sorted guys, we’ll still be here when you get back!
Thanks a ton for being a patient and awesome reader 🙂
pokes to see if you ran out of ink pens 😀
We’re still alive! Hoping to do so writing on the next chapter this summer while my school workload is lighter.
So I should stop checking every day?
Yes, definitely. That’s just way too obsessive.
Ya’ll are like me checking for grades. F5 F5 F5 F5… any second now 😀
Ctrl-F5 ….. (it reloads ignoring cache)
Manually clears cache….
Shuts down and restarts browser…..
Disassembles PC and cleans out dust, restarts….
Switches ISPs, Buys new computer….
Is there a way to reboot the Internet? Just asking…..
We haven’t forgotten you guys! I’m taking my time getting to this one. I don’t want to rush it and pop out a shitty chapter. Jess is on a break from drawing and doing some major woodworking. I’ve got a rare period of not being in a class and I’m wildly trying to work through my to-do list. And yes, writing more Dax is on it 😀
Well, that’s OK then, I suppose, but now what am I going to do with this new computer I bought to try to get the webcomic to update faster?!
Had enough time for one of my cats to have kittens. All tuxedo cats, so it looks like i am going to have a ball.
I figured I’d be clever and google up a tuxedo cat ball picture. TIL that there is a tuxedo cat ball that happens at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, NC.
Huh. You write a story with Space Mercs, cat-people, talking dinosaurs, etc. and it turns out real-life people are still even weirder….
People are strange when you’re a stranger………
At least you guys know that you have some die hard fans of the comic.
We do! Thank you guys for being awesome!
Well it IS a holiday and I felt like hitting F5 anyways 😉 but thank you for your thanks. interaction is nice. 🙂
Of course we would celebrate the holiday in a traditional way, with the traditional “reloading of the webcomic to see if it’s updated yet” ritual. A longstanding holiday tradition of our family since way back in the 2010’s.
I tend to celebrate the birth of the nation by blowing a small piece of it up, or using alcohol, sometimes both.
that works also. 🙂
although i try to avoid mixing too much alcohol with the blowing up part or it increases the chance i may be the part that gets blown up.
even though blowing up part of oneself seems to be a space merc tradition, it’s not one i want to copy
Wait now 2010? 8 years?! Nope, I checked. Dax’s birthday (the strip, not the character) was May 19, 2011. That was the date of the email where I pitched the idea to Jess.
No, not in 2010. In “the 2010s”. Like saying the 1980s or 1950s, only it just doesn’t sound right for the current decade for some reason. I guess you could also say “in the 10s” but that sounds even less right. In any case, if I start something today, or even next year, I can still say it started “way back in the 2010s”.
I think it’s the devil may care final last stand type stuff that tends to cause space mercs to lose bits and pieces of themselves. If it’s traditional or not probably depends on how many space merc cyborg families there are.
Which sets up a whole strip of merc-cyborgs comparing inflated tales on how they got this or that… and most of them turn out to actually be tragic toaster mishaps.
You ever try to fight a demon infested toaster? Those things can be nasty.
HAHAHA I love this idea. Sounds exactly right.
I can’t claim it as an original idea. I saw the cast of the Exterminateusnow.co.uk fighting one.
You guys had me worried there a couple weeks ago when I checked in only to find that the site’s account had been suspended! 😮
Turns out my bookmark was for the old daxcomics.net and it had just been redirecting to the new site all this time.
So, technically my fault, but still very traumatizing. I’m in therapy now, and I’m totally sending ya’ll the bill!
Lol, I’m still sad we lost the .com way back when. A Japanese hair removal company was squatting on it for a while. Now it’s for sale for only $2k!
We haven’t forgotten you guys. We’re just working on work, school, and family stuff right now 🙂
I originally found this site while looking for Japanese Hair Removal, and decided to stay for the entertaining webcomic. Though I’m admittedly still a little disappointed about the lack of Hair Removal products.
I’m sure cyborgs with skull plates need to worry about hair removal…
depends on whose hair they’re removing, and what type of weapon they are removing it with!
Hair regrowth would be more useful to me than hair removal products. Might be less traumatizing if you lost all your hair at once.
Try rebooting your PC. That should definitely fix the problem.
Helpful Online Tech Support
Definitely try turning it off and on again. That’s a thing!
Anyone else starting to feel like we’re “Icon Demigods” peering into the Daxverse for our own entertainment? We’d all be like “Hear me mercenary Dax and I shall bring forth the ponies.” (The 1st Awesome Platoon does a good job of that.) Only here it would probably be the Space Force Pony Chronicles.
for some reason being a demigod doesn’t seem as powerful as it used to. i can’t even seem to get the universe to start moving again. *pokes daxiverse with a pointy stick repeatedly*
i’m sure i used to have some powers, i even once created a catgirl! i, ed8, commenter of the mighty 8-pointed-star-icon, create unto the daxiverse a space cat, and she shall be the lost 4th space cat, and she shall be named Toxiplasmosis, who shall be called Tox!! *lightning strikes in background*
those were the good old days!! i guess like everything else my powers have declined with age… 🙁
If anything could motivate Jess I bet it’s be Space Force Pony Chronicles!
I would be totally up for a SFPC story.
Dear god … I don’t check these comments often enough. So like, yeah … it’s been forever, guys and I do feel bad. I’m jonesing to get back to doing Dax, but this time has been well spent. I’ve been doing a lot of home remodeling, a good chunk of it is my office where I draw, game and … stuff. I have still been arting, but it’s stuff that’s a bit more racy than even the Sexy Space Cats. Turns out … pervs got money.
So … really, thank you for popping and keeping this going. It warms my heart, you know?
And if you’re curious about that other stuff I’ve been doing … I guess find a way to direct message me 😉
Of course pervs have money. the internet may have been started by the military, but it was built up by a combination of star trek and porn.
….and now it’s maintained by add revenue from trillions of ads for “This one simple trick just discovered by a local housewife in (insert name of your city) that THEY don’t want you to know about that cures baldness, herpes, cancer, and allows you to get free electricity from water and car insurance for $1 a month while making over $6284/week working from your home in your spare time!!!!”
More racy than SSCs?!?! Surely such a thing is not even possible!! I mean, come on, it’s Catgirls! In Space! That’s like the maximum possible hot thing.
Cat girl maids in mechs might come close.
SGT Lewis makes an excellent point, the lovely feline pilots of the Mechanized Armored Infantry Division, proudly defending the Universe in their M.A.I.D. uniforms, is certainly a top contender for the Hottest-Thing-Ever honors. We probably need some sort of competition to decide this.
Hits F5 for old times sake
We haven’t forgotten you guys! I’m in the midst of a pretty gnarly semester and trying to line up a post-graduation job. There is definitely more Dax planned.
Thus sayeth the Balogh. Thus shall it be.
So let it be written, so let it be done.
I wonder if that ship Dax now has can manufacture other ships. I am picturing mecha ponies that form into a giant robot with the face of Dax. The ultimate weapon for the ultimate merc.
five small space pony mobiles that merge to form a mecha merc?
That is correct. Go! Go! Power Pony!
Sadly for Dax, upon activating his new toy for the first time, it seems that *someone* (we don’t know who) has reprogrammed it to form into a giant mechanized Darvlonian Superchomper (aka squirrel) instead. Poor Dax, he just can’t win.
Ironically, the giant mecha version is still less dangerous than an actual Darvlonian Superchomper.
Mecha super chomper could be more fun.
Naturally! Everything is more fun in Giant Robot Form!
Take something as mind-numbingly boring as a session of Congress – and instead have the Repubs and Dems have to fight it out in Giant Robots, winner/survivors get their legislation passed! Suddenly it becomes Awesome!
any halloweeny art?
Dax in a pony costume would be pretty scary….
A super chomper with power armor is even more scary.
Monthly check in?
Ha! I was literally talking to Jess just seconds ago about Dax. We’re still working toward moving it forward, we’ve just both had a lot of life stuff going on. I definitely have a plan for Dax and the gang and hope to bring it to you guys before too long.
Darn that “life” – always getting in the way of things! The Company I work for 80hrs/week tells us that if we were supposed to have a personal life they would have issued one to us! I’m pretty sure that applies to webcomicers also…
16 hour work days suck, especially when your work load has been completed and there is no logical reason to keep people there.
If you send people home early once just because they’ve completed all their work, then they’ll start expecting it every time!
Just watched some interesting videos involving suppressed electrogravitic technology. This demands further study! Mostly I just want my own flying saucer and to learn how to make more.
The two most important questions this brings to mind are clearly:
1. What is the earliest that this technology can be made ready for interstellar flight?
2. Which direction I need to head for the planet with the catgirls on it?
And also, of course, where’s Scotty when you need him?
pfft! That Scotty guy will just tell you it will take him 25 years to perfect the electrogravitic technology so that when he does it in 5 years everyone will think he’s a genius! I’m onto that scam!
I do like those Cat Planet Cuties (the anime is quite enjoyable). I don’t know where one of these cat planets are.
The discovery of Cat Planets should be NASA’s #1 priority! Stop wasting time and money on silly Mars missions or whatever!! Notwithstanding the Anime, we can’t wait for the Catgirls to come to us!
3. How much are tickets on Ed8’s Interstellar Cat-girl Cruise and where do I buy one?
Jeff Bezos already called asking about tickets on the catgirl cruise – I told him he couldn’t afford them, I’m keeping all the catgirls for myself! (Although that does raise the question of how I’m going to fund the construction of an interstellar spacecraft. Maybe I need to reconsider this not-selling-tickets idea….)
Have you considered space piracy?
Space piracy does initially sound appealing, but it didn’t turn out all that well for Slimebeard’s ship and/or crew.
I’ve read that 9 out of 10 Space Pirates fail within the first 12 months.
It’s not as if I just stopped by here to check if there was any bonus art of Parvo in (only) a Santa Hat!!
OK, yes it is.
For that, you may need to check for Jess’s “other works” that he mentioned above. 😉
I just “googled” ‘suppressed electrogravitic technology’ on Bing – the 8th listed result that comes up is THIS WEBCOMIC PAGE.
Thanks to SGT Lewis’s comment above on suppressed electrogravitic technology, The Internet has officially recognized the DAX webcomic as a top 10 expert source for information on suppressed electrogravitic technology,
(if we mention it a bunch of times maybe we can go even higher in the ranking!) suppressed electrogravitic technology!
We just need to figure out how to use a Searl Effect Generator (SEG) combined with a zero-point torus doubling circuit to get the power we need to charge up the anode section of the saucer while applying 1.24 micro amps to the cathode section. The nice thing about the electro-gravitic field is that the center has a constant .5 G pull and the exterior emits a force field that will repel any mass that’s less than the mass of our vessel. Simply put, we can do all sorts of crazy maneuvers and repel bullets.
I just checked out suppressed electrogravitic technology on Bing as well. You’re absolutely right! This site is mentioned. If I disappear from this site for a while, I am dead, imprisoned, or have a new job that nobody would believe even if I talked about it.
Could be all 3. dead, AND imprisoned, AND have a new job that nobody would believe even if I talked about it.
They could kill you and reanimate you as a zombie slave laborer to work in the magnetic monopole mines below Area 51. Don’t underestimate them!
Or rather, I meant to say…”SGT Lewis”? No we don’t know anyone by that name here. We don’t have any record of anyone like that commenting on DAX. You must be mistaken.
Update: This webcomic is now the **#1 first result** displayed when Bing-searching “suppressed electrogravitic technology”. And my previous comment is the text that it displays under the result.
Secret Police in Black Vans may be showing up at both our front doors any day now….
Actually, now that I think about it, the fact that it’s gone up from #8 to #1 in the indexing would mean that most people who search for “suppressed electrogravitic technology” are clicking on the Dax link.
I wonder if there’s any way to tell how much traffic this site gets from people looking for potential interplanetary propulsion systems?
so… daxish catgirlish plans for the new year?
Cat girl plans would be ok, but Sexy Space Cats with P.H.D’s would be even better.
The are Sexy Space Cats with Ph.D.s, they are also cat girls, the two are on a venn diagram… somewhere… I think.
According to professional catgirlologists, the evolution of SSCwPhDs looks like this:
A most complete flow chart. I approve.
Merry Groundhog Day! (and the same to you tomorrow, in case you get stuck in a time loop)
The plan originally was to dress Lenny up in an adorable Groundhog costume for today’s holiday art, but the estimated expected resulting death toll was in the thousands, so that was cancelled. (apparently Superchompers don’t particularly care for wearing adorable groundhog costumes)
I wish! Then I’d have that next chapter done in literally no time.
Happy Groundhog Day! Again!!
Hmmm, somehow it feels like I’ve done this before….
must be my imagination…..
So here I am stuck in Djibouti, completely surrounded by photons and dihydrogenmonoxide vapor. Fortunately it’s not the hot part of they year or else my sweat could nullify the photon blocking cream. The sodium chloride in the air does not make keeping metal polished easy. All this to simply say it gets really hot and humid here and the air also has a high salt content.
Back in the mythical land of Texas.
Hey, so am I! Just for the week.
Ground control to Major Balogh. Ground control to Major Balogh. Take your proton pills and put your helmet on. Countdown commencing, engines on……
We’re not dead! I’m just finishing up my degree, getting ready to move house, toilet training twins, just general life shit. It’s just taking way way longer than we intended to get back to Dax.
Ah ha, the S.S. Degree is on course for the “New House” system. It’s a training run and the crew is learning new skills. I bid you fair solar winds and following gravitation seas. A jolly yo ho ho ho and perhaps a bottle of rum could help this mission along.
I would F5, but I’m on a phone. Judging by average local school year end points you should be done with this year, or close to it. Did you gain something in common with the SSCs?
Also, how are the twins, house, wife, and life going?
The icon gods of Daxiverse demand tribute of deets. DEETS, WE SAY!
Seriously, though, how are things?
Whoops, assumed your marital status. Mistakes were made, pass the salt.
We’re still alive! Jess and I got to hangout this past weekend and we did do some Dax talking. We still plan on moving forward, we’ve just had a lot of life.
I did complete school. I started a new job, my wife’s starting a new job, we’re buying a house and moving, eldest is getting ready for kindergarten, ect… So, things are still a bit busy. Hoping to get back to things once we get settled into routine again.
I’m buying a house and having a new kid while the one I have is starting pre-school. If my life is any indication, no Dax this year.
Is this the longest you’ve been on hiatus? Is this the most commented on strip? I’m happy to wait, just looking for something to fill the void.
Looks like you’re going to be busy. I’ve got a potential job lined up and the Bell County Comic Con to look forward to. It’s a great excuse to dress up anyway you want and not get any crap for it.
The Comic Convention in Bell county Texas was pretty good. Got to meet Kevin Sorbo. Not as buff as he was, but he’s pretty cool.
Merry Christmas? Happy New Years?
Ummmm….pokes dax website with a stick…is it alive? it’s not moving…. maybe it’s just sleeping? pokes harder with stick…..
I tried that. You need to poke it with $100 dollar bills to get more of a response.
100? Who knew dollar denominated bills even go up that high? I always thought 20 was the top…
*pokes site with 100 Venezuelan Bolívar bill*
We’re still alive! Jess has been on an art break. He’s been painting a ton of miniatures though. I have some strong ideas for the next chapter of Dax, I’m just not sure when we’ll get to it. I’d definitely like to get some more movement on it since it’s been approximately forever…
Aieeeee!!!! *Jumps back quickly in shock*
crap! I didn’t expect it to move when I poked it!!! I thought for sure it was dead!!!
So, we just need to get some Dax miniatures made up, put them in some miniature sci-fi sets, photo them, and add speech bubbles, and you’re back! It’d be like those strips some people do with Lego figures. Easy! (for me to say)
Can we get poseable Dax figures printed out? That would make more diverse action figure scenes do able.
@SGT Lewis – If only I had even the tiniest shred of artistic talent myself, I would totally try to make something like that. Now that 3D printing tech exists, this is the sort of important thing it needs to be used for! Of course, you’d have to have several versions, original Dax, Armored Dax, etc. and of course the rare prized collectable, Leisure-Suit Dax.
(Of course, for some mysterious reason, the poseable SSC figurines always seem to be the best sellers, though.)
I think a few figurines of younger Dax would be needed as well for flashback scenes.
Nitrogen! I am surrounded by nitrogen and photons!
For me, it’s not so much the nitrogen and photons, as it is those damn neutrinos! I just can’t seem to get away from them no matter where I go!
Got tired of moving wheels today, so I used a brake.
You’re lucky, I just can’t seem to ever catch a break…
Brakes do tend to be difficult to catch at times. It really depends on what materials they’re made of and how fragile they are if you drop them.
maybe I need to use air brakes. seems like they would be much lighter?
and useful if your plane is about to crash (according to bugs bunny at least)
Merry Christmas, and a Dax-y New Year!
Or something like that.
I figure as long as ya’ll are stil keeping the site host alive, there’s hope for more Dax in the new year. Or Cats. Or both.
Well this is kinda disappointing, no more comments after mine last Christmas Eve…almost a year now…almost makes me desperate enough to check the social media pages for signs of life…though I really really hate social media with a passion….sigh. I have seen webomics suddenly spring back to life after years of nothing at all, though, so I’ll keep hoping!
Commenting in 2022…because I can!
Does anyone still check this?
I do, every few months or so. All the best to all of you, and your families, this year.
And the same to you also! – keepin the Dax fanclub alive – ,happy new uear!
That’s supposed to be “Happy New Year!”…apparently a bit too much new year’s cheer for me 😉
Little late for a new year reply on my part. It’s been an interesting year and it’s going to be historic.
Happy New New Year! Yearly check in on Dax’s status….testing…testing…1…2…3…
I guess the comments nest only so much.
I’d love to be surprised with more Dax, but if we never get any more, I’m grateful for what we had. All the best for 2023, everyone.