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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.

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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

The Chios’ Guide to Surviving the Impending Apocalypse #5 published on No Comments on The Chios’ Guide to Surviving the Impending Apocalypse #5

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!

Streams this week! (6/6-6/10)

Streams this week! (6/6-6/10) published on No Comments on Streams this week! (6/6-6/10)

I’m streaming again this week! Hopefully it’ll be a little more on track compared to last week. I wasn’t feeling so good on a couple of days I had planned to be on, but I spent the weekend sleeping in so I think things’ll be better!

Anyway, here’s what I have planned this week:

All streams this week start at 8:30 PM eastern, except Saturday!

MONDAY 6/6: Working on artwork and playing a game afterward. I’m not sure which game yet, might be Pokemon, might be Caves of Qud, might be something else!

WEDNESDAY 6/8: Continuing my Caves of Qud adventure as Nyla the mutant laser turtle! 

FRIDAY 6/10: Pokemon Emerald cart rescue mission! (Or I might plug in FireRed or Sapphire to see what’s there, I haven’t peeked at those in a long time, either.) 

BONUS! SATURDAY 6/11: This is a little more casual but I might pop on Saturday afternoon while I’m working on some miscellaneous comic page updates for the new website. I’ve listed the time as 3 PM eastern on Twitch, but that might change. Check Twitch or my Twitter to see what’s up!

As usual, follow me over on Twitch to get notifications when I’m going live! And come join us in the Discord, too!