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Stuff to Listen to! (Update: With Audition Information!)

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Open your ears! We have a couple of new Follower-related audio things for your listening enjoyment!

The first comes from Jacinto and a few Follower readers, who surprised us recently with the beginnings of a Follower radio play! They’ve done the first bit of Chapter One, and we hope they’ll keep going because it’s a really good start!

The radio play is also currently seeking auditions for more characters, so they can continue making more episodes! If you’re interested in voicing a Follower character, here’s what you need to know:

Anyone interested should record dialogue from at least three consecutive pages of the comic that have the character speaking in every one (I will make exceptions for characters that haven’t had that much dialogue yet, like Wolzarski) Other characters lines can be played by another person, by text-to-speech software, or just omitted.

Submissions can either be shared with via Google Drive, or uploaded to a site like Youtube or Soundcloud and linked to us with this form. Any file format will be accepted. Final date to submit TBD.

Also, I am opening up auditions for everyone except Richart (Since you liked Richart, and the actor has expressed a lot of enthusiasm for continuing the part, I’m going to keep him). Depending on how everything goes, I’m hoping to have a full episode recorded by the end of February.

Delade and I are both really excited about this, and really hope to see it continue, so please submit an audition if you think you can pull off a good Captain Bash or a perfect Dia!

Secondly, the first episode of our kinda-sorta-whenever Q&A podcast, Chio Chat, is now up! You can download or listen to it on, our new project/portfolio hub site!

Join us for Chio Chat!

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Join us for Chio Chat!

Hey there! We’re planning to do a mini-podcast where we answer your questions about Chios, comics, and everything! Since making comics is a joint effort for us, we thought it might be simpler and more fun to answer reader questions in the form of an audio podcast so you get both of our points of view. If all goes well, we’re hoping to do these once a chapter or so. 

Ask your questions using this form, and be sure to watch for Chio Chat!

Positive Reviews & Other News!

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For the first time in forever and a half, there’s a new vote incentive image! Give Follower a vote and check it out.

Follower was featured this week on Prettycoolwebcomics, a tumblog that does quick features and reviews on. Well. Pretty cool webcomics! We were thrilled to hear such positive words about our work, and we hope you’ll check out PCW and give them a follow/reblog. Here’s a quote:

A pitfall of a lot of prequel works is that they focus on the “how we got here” without actually trying to tell a story on its own; it’s one of the big reasons why those Star Wars prequels were such a big mess. But while I haven’t had the chance to read Messenger yet, Follower appears to be a solid tale in its own merits, and even if the story might have a foregone conclusion there’s an entirely new cast to help the reader see a full story and character arcs in their own right.

Please check out the rest of the post over here on Prettycoolwebcomics!

This week, we also created a new page for brand-new readers, called (unremarkably) New Readers. There are some cute illustrations to walk you through the basics of the story, and it might be an ideal link to send to friends you want to share the comic with! (Hint, hint.) 

Patreon reward: Dia diiiiive!

There were also several updates for Patreon subscribers this week! For ALL patrons, the February sketchbook PDF is now up for download! This month’s sketchbook is all about what survived on the wasteland, and what life is like there. It was a fun opportunity to try out some new painting techniques, and I’m excited to share it with you.

For $2+ patrons, the new wallpaper image is available – you can see a small snippet above! It features Dia performing a DIA DIIIIIIIIIIVE~

Lastly, one of the things Delade and I are plotting/planning/theorizing is the possibility of a mini podcast type recording, after the end of Chapter 2, which is coming up faster than either of us can believe! We were hoping to take questions about the story, how we make the comic, or pretty much anything you feel like listening to us talk at length about. It’s still just an idea, but if you have any questions or suggestions for what you’d like to hear, give a reply!

Don’t forget, we’ll be appearing this weekend at FubukiCon in Amherst, NY at Daemen College. If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello! We will have books, buttons, sketches, and other stuff.

Thank you for reading and for your continued support! See you next week for the latest!