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Brisbane Adams and Kimberly Taylor had been friends, rivals and potential love interests when they worked in the Minerva Theatre. Just as they were getting close to figuring each other out, the Minerva Theater shut down. As their friends scattered to the winds, Brisbane - now jobless and homeless - was left to fend for himself. The only person he could turn to was his friend, rival and potential love interest, Kimberly Taylor.

The two of them faced the world, both its victories and defeats, together... and cautiously waited to see who would be the one to make the first move - who would say it first...

You Say it First is the sequel to Unlike Minerva. You could start there if you're a completist. Or we've got a nice jumping-on point about halfway in, if you're in a hurry.

It ran from 2004 and concluded in 2013. We recommend starting at the beginning.

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04.14.2017 - Terrence Marks:
From the twitter:
Our comic, Nicole and Derek, began two years ago today! http://nicoleandderek.com . One like = 1 Nicole and Derek fact!
1/ The general structure, in which multiple protagonist teams work at conflicting purposes, was inspired by The Wire.
2/ Brisbane's family was originally named after cities. If we kept this up, Nicole's name would've been Dakota.
But we had named her brothers Dennis and David by this point, so the streak was broken. Fortunately.
3/ Avery is energetic but unfocused. She has the worst luck; it's usually her fault. Her grandfather is Tom from Namir Deiter/Grover Hills.
4/ Tera was originally going to be part of Team Miss Fluffy. She was energetic, focused, and very lucky. She'd be a counterpoint to Avery.
Miss Fluffy does things herself instead of having her friends do the work, so there wasn't much for Tera to do.
5/ There was going to be a classmate who held a grudge because Nicole's parents fired his mom. But the comic ended up less business-focused.
6/ Used to begin each storyline with a character getting ready for school. I stopped because I would've had to introduce everyone's parents. (and we wanted to focus on making sure you knew the main cast before we expanded things like that)
7/ Nicole and Derek first appeared in a http://NamirDeiter.net sketch back in 2006. We had been considering a shared sequel for a while.

And a bonus:
8/ Got Any Money? was meant to be the start of a story cycle, centered around what a specific character wants and how they try to get it. That was Avery's chapter. Each of them would be named after a Los Shakers song. But that idea never got much further, in part because I was the only person I know who's even heard of Los Shakers.

04.11.2017 - Terrence Marks:
Nicole and Derek's second anniversary is coming up on Thursday!
Can you believe it's only been two years? Can you believe it's already been two years? Time flies!
If you wanted to draw us something, that'd be really cool.

Or we could draw you something!

We're taking requests for NamirDeiter.net sketches! We've been running daily sketches on our subscription site, NamirDeiter.net, for a while and if you're on NamirDeiter.net, let us know what you want to see. (and if you're not on NamirDeiter.net, now wouldn't be a bad time to join)

Two characters max. Our characters or your characters (but not somebody else's). Minimal backgrounds. SFW. We reserve the right to say no. One request per person per month, please.
We'll run them on NamirDeiter.net. All drawings are digital, so there aren't really originals to send out.

So, what do you want to see? Email me.
04.04.2017 - Terrence Marks:

Isabel has a new comic. It updates Saturdays.
04.01.2017 - Isabel Marks:
Happy first of the month, everyone! Sorry for the Saturday update, but hope to see you all around on these days as well!

First off... yes, the Friday Nicole an Derek still needs to be colored, some last minute family things happened on Thursday and we ended up going to Wonder Con on Friday, so hopefully before Monday it'll be updated... second, please be sure to check out Adult Supervision Required , a little something or other I'm trying out. Hope you all have a wonderful April (and that I update the news again this month)!

03.17.2017 - Isabel Marks:
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!
Remember to drink your green glowing drinks responsibly!


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You Say it First  is © Terrence Marks and Isabel Marks, 2004-2013.
You Say it First has been on the web since February 2004 concluded in January 2013.