Phew, it’s been a while since we’ve made a news post. There usually isn’t much to say aside from comments on each week’s page, but since we missed last week’s, and probably will miss this week’s, it’s time for an update.
As I mentioned previously, Delade and I are in the middle of moving to a new apartment. All’s going well, but definitely taking a lot longer than planned. Right now, my comic-making tools and other supplies are scattered in boxes, between two houses. We’re hoping to be done with all that this week, and then I can get back to work.
So, in short, the comic is having a micro delay, and will be back to normal starting next week. Even if I have to find a public wifi spot to post it.
In other notes, 2014 was a pretty good year for Follower: we printed our first issue, made it almost to the end (!!) of the second chapter online, and have plans in the works for the third. We’re both really excited about where the story is going this year, and I’m personally very excited about being able to compile the second issue for print very soon.
We also were incredibly thankful for our Patreon supporters these past few months. You’ve helped enable us to keep making comics, and even eat sometimes! That’s pretty awesome, and it’s so encouraging to keep doing what we do. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
Thanks for your patience with our little unplanned delays, and we wish you all the best in 2015!
The issue 1 books are finally on the way! Wahoo! We received our proof copy today (after about three days of chasing people around at the post office since it got lost the first time around) and this book looks awesome, as you can clearly see in these gloriously off-color phone photos and one-handed video preview:
The ever-important front cover by which to judge a book.
The pages are super shiny and bright! Everything looks so crisp.
Even the back cover looks nice.
After fixing one very minor error and sending the files back to the printer, the book is all set! I’ve placed an order for a box of copies for those who want their books signed and sketched in, but it will also be available as an ebook and through IndyPlanet. At the moment, the estimated street date is April 15th, but this is possibly subject to change.
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your patience and support during the whole production process. Delade and I originally intended to launch the book alongside the online launch, but due to 2013 being a neverending string of awful that didn’t quite work out as planned. We’re both extremely pleased with how the book came out, and can’t wait to share it with everyone. I hope you’ll think it was worth the wait, too.
Follower issue 1 is officially off with the printer! We expect to have a proof copy in our hands by March 5th, and assuming everything looks right, the book will be for sale by mid-March. It should be about $7 before shipping is added in (assuming there are no surprises) and there will also be an ebook version available.
In other notes, the Ursa Major Awards nominations are open for just a few more days! Please help support Follower (and Messenger, too!) nominating them for either of the Best Graphic Story or Best Other Literary Work categories! You should also nominate other works you enjoy. The awards are given based on fan votes, but even a nomination would be a huge honor.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you will continue to enjoy Follower!