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Sketch Wednesday: Shining New Year

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First Sketch Wednesday of 2022! And maybe one of the last! There is one more page of chapter 7 left to go and then we’re possibly taking a week or two off to finish prep for 8. The plan is to move back to a regular weekly update schedule, so we’ll see how it goes! Come join the Chio Club to get an early look at what’s to come.

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!

February Wallpaper; Updates for Patrons!

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February Patrons-Only Wallpaper!

The February Wallpaper-of-the-Month Club wallpaper is now up for $2+ patrons! It features Dr. Calway and Dr. Wolzarski doing science, when something unexpected happens. I have also been posting other goodies for patrons, including more process videos about how Follower gets made, as well as the January sketchbook, featuring scenes from life in the Chio Village!

Patreon support helps me keep making the comic while still being able to eat, and you get cool rewards in exchange! Please consider contributing if you enjoy reading Follower. 

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