Hey readers! Long time no post. I have a few things to write about that you may be interested in, so let’s get to it!
I’m in the process of moving, and to help buffer moving-related expenses, I’m having a Pixel Garage Sale this week! That means you can get cheap commissions ($5 for a head-and-shoulders character portrait, or $10 for a colored single-character drawing) or inexpensive copies of the comics I have on gumroad! Those are 30% off this week using the code garagesale. Help me get rid of these spare pixels so I don’t have to haul them to the new place! (Yes I do. Of course I do. You can never get rid of pixels.)
I’ve been producing little making-of videos while working on the comic, and posting them for patrons, releasing them a few weeks later for everyone else. There are two videos up now for everyone to see! Check out our YouTube channel here.
Lastly, the Patreon is still going strong! I am blown away and incredibly grateful for the support we’ve gotten so far. I did a lot of thinking and made a hard choice to move bonus Messenger pages to a higher milestone tier, simply because I’ve fallen behind and needed to find a way to better balance the workload I created for myself, at least temporarily. Never fear, though, I’ve replaced them with a new reward for all patrons: a monthly sketchbook of various things I’ve been working on. I’ll also take suggestions for themes. This is something I do for myself already anyway, so it won’t have the same devastating effect on my workload, and will still produce a neat reward for supporters. All other milestones will remain the same, and rewards are unchanged as well. To find our more about our Patreon, click here. I truly appreciate the support we’ve gotten so far, it really does mean a lot to both Delade and I.
I can’t believe how quickly chapter two is progressing; we’ve written scripts through chapter five, so there’s lots more to come in the world of Follower! Chapter two will probably see print in February or March of 2015, depending on how quickly I can finish the art. I can’t wait.
That’s about all I have to say for now, so thanks for reading, and don’t forget to share a link to Follower with your friends! All we want for Christmas is new readers.
The Messenger & Follower Patreon is doing stupendously well so far! In a little over a month, we’ve managed to break through three milestone goals, which will enable me to do more with the comics! As a reward for accomplishing the first goal, I’ve created a brand new Chio-themed wallpaper that’s available for everyone, not just patrons! Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported us, whether it’s by supporting our Patreon, sharing a link to our comics with friends, or simply reading the comic each week. It really means a lot. Please feel free to download this wallpaper, and enjoy some desktop Chios!
If you want to help support Messenger and Follower, but are unable to back our Patreon campaign, that’s ok! There are still some other ways you can help support the comics for free:
- Click the little “Follow” button on the top of our Patreon page to follow our updates. Apparently this also helps our rankings on Patreon and boosts our posts and updates a little higher in the list, so people are more likely to see them!
- Retweet our comic updates and links on Twitter! (Or reblog our updates on Tumblr!)
- Read Follower using Comic Chameleon, a free iOS app!
- Or just share the comic with your friends!
As always, we appreciate your continued readership, and look forward to creating more new stuff for you to enjoy. Thank you!
That’s right, Follower (and Messenger!) are now on Patreon! After a lot of thinking, I decided it was time to try and find a way to be able to devote more time to making comics, and if I can offset my time spent at work by making the comics self-supporting endeavors, then that might be more viable. For more information, check out this special message from Eldora:
So what’s Patreon? If you’re familiar with Kickstarter or crowdfunding in general, it’s kind of like that – except on a rolling basis instead of one big funding project for one goal. Patreon enables you to pledge a monthly amount of your choosing towards the goal, which in my case, is producing Messenger and Follower. This way, I can essentially be paid for making comics, and supporters will receive rewards for their help! Additionally, there are a bunch of milestone goals which will help unlock new content for everyone to see – not just patrons – as I’m able to spend more time making comics.
There are rewards available for as little as $1 a month, like viewing an exclusive content stream just for backers, a new wallpaper every month, and more!
Thanks for your continued readership and support, and we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron of Messenger and Follower!