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Updates on Updates (and complications)

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Hey there Chio Crew! I thought it would be good to post an update on what’s going on with the comic lately! I had intended to resume regular updates this month, and I’ve been working on it as I can, but I’ve been dealing with some problems with my hands which can make it really hard to draw and generally make fine, pinching type motions with my dominant hand, like the kind you need to…draw. This has been an ongoing problem for me for a number of years, but I’ve basically ignored it all this time or taken things slowly, but it’s finally reached a point where it’s affecting a lot more in my life than just making comics. The good news is: I’m currently working on seeing how best to resolve this problem with a variety of specialists! (oh wow fun, medical testing) The bad news is: I don’t have a solution yet, but I will get there. In the meantime, this sort of complicates getting comics done on a schedule since I kind of have to gauge my ability to draw day by day, and I’ve had quite a few “can’t do this at all today” kind of days recently. I’m not sure of the best way to address this situation, other than just make pages as I can do so, and get them out as I can. So, there will likely (continue to) be some delays in updates. I’m doing the best I can to keep up. That said: if you have (or would like to make) any kind of guest art (or writing, or anything, really), I would gladly accept it and post it on the site here with your relevant links and so on! I am still continuing to work on book updates, and posting for the Chio Club as I can. Thanks for your continued support and patience with everything that’s been going on lately. I’d cross my fingers for good luck in solving this, but uh, that’s part of the problem. Maybe I should just start finger painting new pages.

August Project: Follower Volume One

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Hey folks, it’s the beginning of a whole new month, so I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what’s up with Follower.

July turned out to be far more hectic than I was anticipating, life-wise, and new Follower pages sort of kept getting pushed to the back burner. I’m working on catching up on that to get back on track, but for the foreseeable future I’m planning on keeping to bi-weekly updates for a couple of reasons:

1: I’m finishing off the brand new Follower website. I got quite a lot of work done on it over the weekend, and I’m refining some of the small stuff to make it functional. All it needs now is the bigger sized pages I’ve been planning for it, which leads me to,

2: If I’m cleaning up and exporting old pages for the new site, why not also prep them for print at the same time? An opportunity arose for August, which basically means that if I can get the book files done in the course of the month, I can get Follower Volume 1 to print much less expensively. So, if I’ve got to get this stuff done anyway, why not aim a little higher while I’m at it? I’ve blocked out time through the month for myself, which hopefully will mean I can get the book files done. This might delay Follower pages here or there, but ultimately it’s an August-only project.

To help support this project, I’ve added some new stuff to the Chio Club! If you pledge at $5+ during August, you’ll get your name on a thank you page in the final book! You’ll also get a PDF copy of the final book when pledged at that level.

If you pledge $100, you’ll get a physical copy of the book when it’s done, as well as the PDF and your name on the thanks page. (Please note that pledges outside the US will be invoiced separately for shipping since it’s wildly variable from country to country.) I realize that sounds like a high number for a book, but you’re also helping to cover the extra costs involved in production, like making sure we’re able to eat and keep the lights on while we’re working.

Behind the scenes stuff will be posted for Chio Club folks first, so that is also a bonus of subscribing, if you haven’t already!

To get these rewards, pledge on either Patreon or Ko-Fi!

I am also planning to work on a bunch of these edits on stream, so you can drop in and watch, or come ask questions about the comic or book making process! I’m happy to share what I know. This isn’t my first rodeo with print, so I’m more than happy to answer some questions while I’m working. Or you can just hang out and watch! I’m planning to make the focus of my Monday night streams (which are usually comic work anyway) book work, so that’s when you can find me.

Follow me on Twitch to find out when I’m live!

If you want additional, in-depth updates like this, be sure to subscribe to the Chio Chronicles newsletter! I posted a bunch about everything going on lately, and the latest issue went out today.

Thanks for reading!

The Chios’ Guide to Surviving the Impending Apocalypse #5

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Dia and duct tape: a dangerous combination.

Since Follower is temporarily updating every other week, I’m starting a little art series on the off-weeks called ”The Chios’ Guide to Surviving the Impending Apocalypse”! The tips have been generated by a copywriting AI so they’re going to get more and more ridiculous as things go on, but maybe we’ll learn something. Maybe.

Read more Chios’ Guide strips here!

I’m streaming tonight and Friday this week! Join me for games and art and stuff. When you watch the stream, it helps support Follower because I get paid for ad views. If you subscribe to my Twitch channel (or use your Prime subscription!) it also helps support the comic! Find me here on Twitch.

This month we’re holding a Follower Meme-Off in the Discord! Make something ridiculous, win a shiny new emote for the server. Everyone wins because, memes. Our Discord is small and friendly, and everyone is welcome! Come join us!

Comic art stream tonight! And other news

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We’re back to sort of a normal streaming schedule again this week, and with some extra good news: I finally made it to Twitch Affiliate! This means that if you pop in and watch while I’m making comics or playing a game, you’ll be helping support the comic via the tiny slice of ad revenue share I get. 

Additionally, unlocking affiliate has opened up a bunch of new fun stuff you can do! Just by hanging out and watching the stream, you’ll collect channel points, which in my case are known as Chio Coins! You can spend them on all kinds of ✨fabulous prizes,✨ and if you save up enough you can even request a free sketch during an art stream!

Here are my plans for this week:

All streams start at 8:30 PM eastern time!

MONDAY 6/27: Drawing and then doing some Caves of Qud chores

WEDNESDAY 6/29: Caves of Qud: Laser turtle adventures continue!

FRIDAY 7/1: Friday Night Mystery stream! Art? Games? All of the above? I haven’t decided yet!

Times are subject to change; the best place to watch for changes is on Twitch!