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.
Don’t forget, there’s no Follower this week! But there will be next week!
In the meantime, you can join us on our Imzy group for a more forum-like experience, or on Telegram!
You can also subscribe to us on Patreon, and for as little as $1 a month you’ll get access to behind-the-scenes development materials and early pages. You’ll also help guarantee the continued production of the comic! Currently, patrons can check out some of my planning work for the next chapter!
We may be opening up spots soon for a create-your-own Chio sponsorship for this next chapter, so if you’ve ever been interested in creating a custom Chio/Vloxen character that will actually appear in the comic, keep an eye out here! Once we sort out the details, an information post will be going up.
Thanks for your continued readership, and we’ll be back with new stuff next Wednesday!
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!