It’s Halloween and we have a few treats to send your way!
First off, a wallpaper featuring the cast of Messenger and Follower swapping roles!
Second, a link to this month’s newsletter! You can even access the free download of Follower Issue 1, including the side story “The Setup.” If you subscribe to the newsletter, you get free stuff and other extras like this every month!
Thirdly, we’re doing a giveaway this weekend for free early access to the last 6 pages of Follower Chapter Seven!
And even though it isn’t exactly Halloween related, our #FurryBookMonth sale ends on the 31st, so if you’ve ever wanted to get some of our comics at a discounted price and help support their continued creation through what’s been a miserably difficult few months, that would be a treat for you and for us!
Hey there! This is a post for everyone to talk about what we’re hoping to achieve with some new Chio Club goals. If you enjoy Follower, please take a peek at this post to see some of what we’ve got in store! If you don’t know what the Chio Club is, you can find out more about it on this page.
What we want to do
Basically: we want to improve the websites that Messenger and Follower live on. They’ve been the same for quite a few years, and could use some upgrades both visually and functionally. In addition to this, most of the earlier chapters’ pages were posted at a lower resolution and smaller size. We want to modernize the sites, and add bigger, clearer, higher-resolution pages for your reading enjoyment.
So what’s the goal change?
The change is, that in addition to our previous goal of just updating the websites, it seems feasible to do some other small art tweaks to the comic pages while we’re in the process of re-exporting them at a bigger, better size. Most of these changes will include re-lettering, so that everything is cohesive through the whole comic. Some artwork might get tweaked a little to make it look nicer, especially on old pages. Small adjustments here and there throughout.
Well, why not? Time-wise, it seems reasonable to accomplish all of these things together, and it also puts us just a little closer to another long-term goal of ours: collecting Follower into a Volume 1 book, complete with side stories and other extras.
How do we get there?
I’ve set the bar at $100/month in total Chio Club pledges to be able to start this project, and we’re already about a third of the way there. You can follow the progress of this goal at the top of the Follower site, on the Chio Club page, our Patreon page, or our Ko-Fi page. (Gumroad doesn’t have a way to display this easily.)
All you have to do is pledge an amount of your choosing via one of the Chio Club sites – Patreon, Ko-Fi, or Gumroad. In return, you’ll get advance access to new comic pages, works in progress as they’re made, and depending on your pledge level, things like comic PDFs and other rewards.
It’s really high time to bring the Messenger and Follower sites into the current century, and make everything a little more accessible and readable. You can make it happen just by joining the Chio Club!
It’s Creator Days on Itch.io once again! That means that for today only, we get to keep 100% of the profits from all purchases made in our shop! Itch is giving up their usual fee just for today. Thanks, itch!