Hey there! This week will mark the end of Chapter Four of Follower! The start of this year has been rough for Delade and I for a variety of reasons I won’t get into here, but as a result, we aren’t as ready to start Chapter Five as I had hoped for. We’re currently planning to take the next two weeks off to finish preparing Chapter Five, so in the meantime, we’d like to open up an opportunity for guest art!
If you’ve made (or want to make!) anything featuring the characters from Follower – doodles, sketches, stories, comics, whatever – we’d love to share it on the site during the break.
Send an email to bug [at] messenger-comic.com with your submission at any time up until our break ends on March 29th, and we’ll post art as we receive it! Please don’t forget to include the name you’d like to be credited as, and a link to your own site or comic if you have one.
Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you again towards the end of the month!
As you may have already noticed, the hiatus is over and we’re back on schedule! Follower will resume regular updates on Wednesdays from here on out.
Something new I set up while working on my project backlog these past few weeks is an Imzy community for Messenger and Follower! If you’re the type who likes a forum for discussion, this might be the place for you! I’m planning to use it as another place to post comic updates, but reader discussion is also welcome. Stop in and say hello!
If you’d like to help Follower continue updating regularly, please consider supporting us on Patreon! The more support we gain means that I can spend more time working on comics instead of needing to pick up other work to pay the bills. Our Patreon backers really came through for us this past year when my computer unceremoniously kicked the bucket and needed to be replaced, and this month’s pledges have already gone towards our first convention registration of the year! In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping make a comic you enjoy possible, you’ll also get rewards depending on your pledge level. Right now, all patrons can view the pencils for the next 3 Follower pages, and there’s more to come in the near future.
To keep it short, the past two weeks have been absolutely ridiculous and I haven’t been able to get a page done. It seems like, quite literally, every time I sit down to get to work some disaster happens that I have to take care of immediately and takes hours out of my day. Every day. The car died twice, I had to make a short drive when a snowstorm popped up that turned into a 3-hour expedition due to the weather, and lots of other minor annoyances that take forever to resolve. 2016 is really digging its claws in at this point, or something.
So I’m only just now getting caught up to where I needed to be two weeks ago, which is unfortunate. While there won’t be a new page today, there will be one this week, and then I’m taking a short break until January 11 so I can focus and attempt to get ahead, and maybe relax a little over the holiday this weekend. Patrons will continue to get early access to pages in the works as I make progress. I have also done some restructuring to the Patreon, so there are some new reward tiers available and I have several in the works. If you enjoy Follower, please help me become a self-supporting comic artist and consider chipping in!
Sorry for the continued delays, hopefully the universe will get its act together and leave me alone so I can draw! Follow Twitter or our new Telegram channel for updates when they come.