Does this count as a cliff-hanger, lmao?

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for reading this far - especially for doing so on the site!
I know it's still a little ugly rn, but I've been so focused on getting Chapter 4 DONE, I haven't had time to spruce it up.

Expect sprucing in future, though!

FYI: I am opening the floor to questions for the Lease Bound cast! I'll be drawing up their responses to the first 3 commenters, and posting them here and on the lesbihonest-art blog!

Part of aforementioned sprucing will include an 'EXTRAs' section for all current and future, non-main-story content. Stay tuned, and once again: Happy Pride <3

**EDIT: Thank you 3 commenters! I'll be drawing out in-character responses sometime before the next chapter <3  

10 thoughts on “CH4P21

  1. Ahhh!!! The club owner looks so cool I’m so excited to see more of her in particular!!! Does she have a name? If you ever do character bios or anything I’d love to see more about her.

    If I made it as one of the top three commenters, I’d love to hear from the woman herself. Can you tell me more about yourself? ? (If I’m not one of the first three comments then darn maybe next time huhu. there’s so many cool ladies in this comic so I’m happy to see more of anyone just. her look is so incredible, and i’m excited to see older butches)

    Annyywaay what a fantastic comic you have, this is the best. Love all these lesbians. Your colors are so freaking nice. So unique and dynamic! And the expressions on everyone’s faces, so powerful and full of emotion. I’m so excited to see what happens next cos you’re such a good story-teller. There’s so much cool stuff going on so many characters I want to learn about. So many questions I have hoping will get answered as the plot goes on. I’m so invested. You rule, you really really do. All the variety of women you include it’s just. The best. Women of all shapes and sizes, diverse women… Even when something is claiming it’s “diverse” and representing lots of women I find most things fall flat. But you do a good job showing women of all types. Thank you for creating. Thank you for sharing. I hope one day I can be brave enough to create and share like you do.

    I’m so glad all these women have such a strong support system and they care for each other. It’s so nice to see these ladies having each others backs. I love how Jaden’s instinct was to blame herself but her friends deflected that and assured her there was no satisfying her attackers. It was so funny to see the trans women turn tail so quickly. haha, can’t handle consequences for your cruel actions, huh… Easy to be violent when it’s 3-on-1 but once things are a little more even can’t handle that! The look of horror on their faces the moment Parniya appeared…

    Happy Pride ??? Thank you again for making Lease Bound. It’s something I think everyone who’s women exclusive should read.

    Hopefully my excitement comes through, I never feel like anything I say is enough to express how cool your art is. Thanks again for making this

    1. First of all, I’d just like to thank you for your lovely, long message! I was feeling very down the moment I got the notification, and you really brightened up my day!
      I’m so glad you like the club owner – you’ll be seeing more of her, don’t worry! Her name is Ruth – she is who Shez mentioned when waiting with Jaden. Admittedly I could have made that more clear, lol.

      You did make the top three comments – the top ONE comment in fact! So you can absolutely expect to hear from Ruth <3

      It makes me so happy that you enjoy Lease Bound. And your kind words about my art truly warm my heart. I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved, especially in chapter 4, so it’s incredibly humbling to have my hard work recognized. A lot of late nights went into Chapter 4, I’ll tell ya that much!

      I apologize for how slow updates are – as a one-woman hobby project – I sadly don’t have as much time as I’d like to dedicate to Lease Bound. But I do have a LOT more to tell with this story, and I’m so excited to bring you all along for the ride!

      I have so much fun pouring love and attention into the female characters. They’re my pride and joy – truly! And I completely hear what you’re saying re: diversity. It seems like when it IS present, it’s always a choice between semi-decently written female character, or tokenly diverse woman with no real weight and personality. I want’ these women to feel recognizable at a glance, and distinctly different from one another.

      No need for ‘thanks’, it’s what women deserve. Especially lesbians. We are long overdue.

      I like to think Jaden’s friends supporting her, as a direct reference to all of the lovely ladies who’ve supported me, and latched protectively onto Jaden as well. Female camaraderie, much like female diversity is rarely done right imo. Again, it tends to be shallow, performative ‘girlpower’ or some how revolving around men. Bah!
      And yes – I had a great time drawing Parniya (official CEO of the Jaden Protection Squad) coming to the rescue. She stands at 6’5, and is a force to be reckoned with. I totally understand why the AGP gang fled for their lives! She had no intentions of mucking around, that’s for certain.

      Your excitement was almost palpable – do not worry. I’ve reread your message several times over, because of how happy it makes me. Thank you again, so, SO much.
      And of course, yes. Happy Pride <3

  2. What better way to start pride month than reading my favourite webcomic about kickass lesbians! I particularly loved the action shots in this chapter. The crisp art style, intriguing characters… Everything about this makes me want to read more. The Scene with the clubh owner felt very real.

    Now, i don’t kniw if i quite make it into the top three comments, but i’d have some questions af Parniya and Shez!

    How old are they?
    Do they have any tattoos?
    Anything about their families?
    Any pets?

    I am so thankful for this webcomic its truly inspiring,
    Happy Pride everyone -~

    1. Happy pride – thank you so, SO much for making Lease Bound a part of yours <3
      Knowing you've sat in on several of my streams to see this chapter come together makes your praise all the more rewarding. Thank you!
      You absolutely did make the top three - I'm going to have a lot of fun drawing Shez and Parniya's replies sometime between this chapter and the next.

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. GOSH i was shaking after reading this because of a similar experience i was in — being an lgbt poc like jaiden i REALLY felt this (hell i even kinda look like jaiden lmao).. it was a good read though!

    My question is for both Jaiden and Riley — when did they realize that they were lesbians? Have they dated any men before they realized or did they stay out of the dating scene until that point?

    1. I’m so flattered this chapter resonated with you so deeply – but also very sorry. Nobody deserves treatment/experiences like this.
      Thank you for participating with a question for Riley and Jaden – I’ll be drawing up their responses sometime before the next chapter <3

  4. i’m a bit late, but I wanted to comment that I love this comic and I really hope you continue with it.

    1. Hello! Better ‘late’ than never – I’m so happy to see so many comments in such a short amount of time. Thank you so much <3
      I absolutely intend to continue work on Lease Bound. Chapter 5's script is being refined and sketches are in the works!

  5. I just want to say thank you so much for making this webcomic. Not only because of how accurately each of the characters is drawn and portrayed, but also because of how important it is to share the perspective of older lesbians, as represented by Ruth.

    What Ruth points out is an important reminder to everyone that the gender bullishit we’re experiencing is only the latest in a long line of male pushback to women’s reaching for power and self-determination. We’ll fight this like we fought everything else, and we’ll grow and become stronger, and build the world we want to live in.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, times a trillion, for this cartoon.

    Being this visible has most likely made you a target, and yet you had the courage and determination to do it.

    1. You are so incredibly welcome – without the waves of praise from lovely women like yourself I wouldn’t be anywhere!

      I’m really glad how many readers are warming up to Ruth; I felt like her perspective was an important one to represent. She’s not as in-the-know as Parniya or Shez re: gendercrap, but she doesn’t need to be. She doesn’t need sources to smell bullshit when it’s presented to her. And being 72 she’s seen her fair share of bullshit. I’m sure from her perspective it’s all started to blend together.

      Despite her scowls, and one frame of wavering doubt, I like to see Ruth as a hopeful character. She’s a sturdy butch who’s weathered everything so far. She’s not giving up the club she built, and like you said, we shouldn’t give up either.

      Thank you for taking the time to write me this message. Truly, the support I’ve received makes all the backlash worth it. Thankfully too, on my own website, it seems nobody’s ‘brave’ enough to send death and rape threats. It may be due in part to the fact I can see email addresses and I.Ps. Without anonymity, gendershits are cowards.


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