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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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04.18.2014 - Terrence Marks:
Life is full of surprises. Like, "Hey, your relatives are in town and you're going to spend all evening with them". Which isn't so bad as far as surprises go, really. Just a bit inconvenient if you were planning on getting comics drawn that evening.

So comics will be up on Monday. We'll have double comics on Wednesday to make up for it - the pacing works better that way. In the meantime, we hope you have a happy Easter weekend (or, if you don't observer Easter, have a happy weekend).


12.30.2013 - Terrence Marks:
A month or so ago we asked folks over at NamirDeiter.net what they wanted to see in a bonus book.

We got a lot of answers, and had to make some decisions. Isabel started writing an Elemental Story book. I started working on a You Say it First book. I finished first so we've got a new You Say it First Book. To answer your questions:

It's a dozen pages, counting the front cover.

It's either ten one-page comics or one ten-page comic, depending on how you count things.

It's set a few years after the end of You Say it First.

Yes, you will see at least one baby.

If you donated in November or December, you have access to it through the NamirDeiter.net library. If you donate $5 or more in January, you get access to it as well.

Will there be more bonus comics? That depends on you. The bigger a reaction we get, the more likely we are to do this again.

Will there be more You Say it First? Not as a regular feature, but we've got a few other ideas we're considering for bonus stories.


12.16.2013 - Isabel Marks:
Hey folks, there's only four days left to participate in this year's holiday swap! As of right now I'm not even sure how many cards I have left (push come to shove, I'll print out extras at home), so if you were thinking of it, please email me soon, I'd love to swap cards with all of you!

Unfortunately due to sick husband, the cards I was supposed to send out Friday/Saturday won't go out till Tuesday. I'm really sorry folks.

Not too much to add at the moment... hope you all like ND's Holiday color scheme, don't stress out too much and have a happy December!


12.06.2013 - Isabel Marks:

Hey folks! I've got bunch of ND Unlimited Holiday cards that I want to send out to all you!

So how can you get one? There are two ways:

1. Be a namirdeiter.net member. If you were a member any time this year, as long as we have your address, you're getting one (as soon as I get the cards in)!

2. Swap a card with me! E-mail your real life address. I'll send you one, and you send us a card too! You don't even have to buy a card - in fact, if you were to make us something, that would be insanely nice and we'll display it on our Holiday card wreath.

Please send cards to

Terrence and Isabel Marks
P.O. Box 2246
Glendora, CA 91740

PLEASE, PLEASE email us before you send the card - that way we can be sure we send it and that you get it in time. I want to make sure everyone gets a card that sent one!

We're going to be doing this until December 20th or until we run out of cards, whichever comes first! So, let me know if you want one of our special 2013 Holiday cards!


10.27.2013 - Isabel Marks:
Happy one week before Halloween everyone! Just a quick heads up, there will be a double comic this Wednesday to make up for the lack of a comic last Friday.

Have a great week everyone!

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You Say it First  is © Terrence Marks and Isabel Marks, 2004-2012. Do not distribute any images on this site without the artist's permission or without giving credit to the comic's creators (including a link back to http://www.yousayitfirst.com/). You Say it First has been on the web since February 2004 concluded in January 2013.