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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!

Precipice 8: The Vloxen did that.

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Ah, guilting a child, what a great way to manipulate the situation.

I’ve reached Twitch Affiliate status which means that if you watch my streams, it’s a free (for you) way to help support the comic! I’m planning to do lots more comic work streams during weekday afternoons (and other more scheduled times) so if you’d like an additional way to help support Follower, please follow me on Twitch and drop in when I’m live!

Follower’s ninth (WHAT) anniversary is coming up in July! As a silly celebration, we’re holding a meme contest in the Discord. More details are available there, but basically: make and share your best Follower meme in the thread on the server. Everyone can vote, and whoever gets the most votes wins the opportunity to request a new Discord emote for the server that I will make! Join us on Discord here!