What is Slayers?

"Slayers is an anime and manga series based on a series of light novels written by Hajime Kanzaka that parodies RPGs with the story of Lina Inverse. "
**info from Wikipedia.  up

Is this fancomic canon to the series?
I'll "try" to keep it as close to canon as possible, but this is a fan comic so anything is possible. up

What's all this about time travel and Avon?
* I just want to note (especially those who are new to the anime, Slayers) that the whole Avon storyline is non-canon to the Slayers series.

Many years ago, the island of Avon was once a part of the Slayers world. However, some horrible events after the Monsters war caused the people of Avon to go into hiding. Their main reason for doing this was to protect The Time Orb--which has the power to control time and space. So, they used the orb to create a barrier around the island. Inside the barrier, Avon exists in it's own dimension that runs parallel to the Slayers world. up

If Lana's exile sentence lasted for 500 hundred years, then why doesn't she age (or why is she still alive)?
It party due to Merdok's curse, but it's because of other factors that will be revealed as the comic progresses. up

Lana's cursed?
Merdok put a curse on Lana to punish her because she broke an important sacred code in Avon. Plus, he has his own reasons as well. He he, I'm not going to reveal what her curse is nor which code she broke because I haven't reached that part of the storyline yet. Let's just say that it has something to do whenever she uses magic. up

Why do the elders look like the 'Three Stooges?'

Well...I was watching the Stooges on TV (I'm a Stooge nut) at the time. I was also drawing a blank for the elders' character designs. So, I put two and two together and used them for this comic. Ahh, TV is such a great tool to feed my muse! :)  up

How did you come up with the name 'Avon'?
It's all because of an Avon commercial...  up