As the headline says, Follower is now part of Flattr! What on earth does that mean? Well, Flattr is a new way for creators like me to get support for their work, from the people who enjoy my content the most. It’s essentially a subscription account that automatically rewards sites you use frequently on a monthly basis, giving them support in an amount proportional to your usage. There’s an entire network of sites connected to Flattr, and now Follower is one of them.
Find out more and subscribe to Flattr here!
Meanwhile, we are also working on some additional new support options while we wait for the dust to settle on Patreon’s newly announced fee structure. We’ll be adding more to our Gumroad shop, and introducing some new subscription goodies. Watch for another news post here in the near future, or sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we’re ready to launch!
It’s been sort of an unpredictable summer for us so far, so I thought it would be time for a minor schedule update. Follower is postponed-ish for this week, as I’m currently going between some extra freelance work and a bunch of comics-related, but not Follower comics-related projects with upcoming deadlines. Thankfully, all of that will be out of the way within the next few weeks. Follower will return on its regular day next week, and I’m planning to make up the missing page as soon as possible.
That said, Patreon backers will get the first look at new Follower material as it’s made. Our Patreon has converted to immediate charge, so you can pay immediately and gain access to our back catalog of rewards like wallpapers and other extras. $1 goes a long way to helping us keep making comics and is always appreciated if you like what we do!
Starting in August, I’m also going to be posting weekly #ThrowbackThursday wallpapers featuring Chios and Messenger characters. These wallpapers were originally PayPal donation rewards circa 2010, and there are at least a few that I know no one downloaded at the time, so that’s a bonus! I’ve already queued these up, and they run from the first week of August to the first week of November, and unlike regular monthly wallpapers, these will be available to all patrons pledging at least $1!
August is always a tight month for us because web hosting for the year is due, so if you enjoy Follower, Messenger, or our other comics, please consider chipping in via Patreon or Ko-Fi, or purchasing something from our shop.
There’s a new Messenger/Follower Discord! Hop in and talk about whatever. I also added special roles for Patreon backers, just for fun!
I’m hoping to move Follower up the ranks on TWC this month if I can. I have a few incentive doodles, and there’s a new one this week. Help me find new readers for the comic and give me a vote!
I also took a better look at the comic script alongside a calendar, and I can definitely leave Create a Chio commissions open longer than I originally thought. So, if you’d like to insert a custom character into my comic forever and ever, here’s your chance! I’m also thinking about making a cheaper version with fewer appearances and options, but I’m not sure anyone will care!
Thanks for reading and supporting my comics! 😀