Patreon First Milestone Reward – for everyone!

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The Messenger & Follower Patreon is doing stupendously well so far! In a little over a month, we’ve managed to break through three milestone goals, which will enable me to do more with the comics! As a reward for accomplishing the first goal, I’ve created a brand new Chio-themed wallpaper that’s available for everyone, not just patrons! Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported us, whether it’s by supporting our Patreon, sharing a link to our comics with friends, or simply reading the comic each week. It really means a lot. Please feel free to download this wallpaper, and enjoy some desktop Chios!

If you want to help support Messenger and Follower, but are unable to back our Patreon campaign, that’s ok! There are still some other ways you can help support the comics for free:

  • Click the little “Follow” button on the top of our Patreon page to follow our updates. Apparently this also helps our rankings on Patreon and boosts our posts and updates a little higher in the list, so people are more likely to see them!
  • Retweet our comic updates and links on Twitter! (Or reblog our updates on Tumblr!)
  • Read Follower using Comic Chameleon, a free iOS app!
  • Or just share the comic with your friends!

As always, we appreciate your continued readership, and look forward to creating more new stuff for you to enjoy. Thank you!

Messenger is now on Patreon!

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Messenger & Follower are now on Patreon!That’s right, Messenger (and Follower!) are now on Patreon! After a lot of thinking, I decided it was time to try and find a way to be able to devote more time to making comics, and if I can offset my time spent at work by making the comics self-supporting endeavors, then that might be more viable. For more information, check out this special message from Eldora:

So what’s Patreon? If you’re familiar with Kickstarter or crowdfunding in general, it’s kind of like that – except on a rolling basis instead of one big funding project for one goal. Patreon enables you to pledge a monthly amount of your choosing towards the goal, which in my case, is producing Messenger and Follower. This way, I can essentially be paid for making comics, and supporters will receive rewards for their help! Additionally, there are a bunch of milestone goals which will help unlock new content for everyone to see – not just patrons – as I’m able to spend more time making comics.

There are rewards available for as little as $1 a month, like viewing an exclusive content stream just for backers, a new wallpaper every month, and more!

Patreon Rewards


Thanks for your continued readership and support, and we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron of Messenger and Follower!

Collecting Chios

First off, thanks to SJRM for the Canyon Chio art I’m featuring this week. I am just sorry it took me as long to get it posted.

Although Messenger has been on an unplanned break for some time, I am planning to begin posting pages again on the week of July 16th, along with the start of Chapter 2 of Follower! Things have been sort of challenging in real life with my job — it’s really hard most days to work on creative work all day, and then come home and have any energy left to put into comics, so that’s part of the reason I’m taking this break. I am doing my best, though! Working on Messenger and Follower is really important to me personally, so I have no intention of giving up until the end. It’s time for me to collect my Chios and get rolling on new comics again.

If you’re not caught up on Follower, the next two weeks would be a great time to check out the archive!

Thanks for reading, and as always, thanks for your continued support!

Messenger shop grand opening!

The brand-new Messenger shop opens today! Get your hands on a signed book, the new issue of Follower, or anything else you’ll need to survive the wasteland!

Messenger & Follower shop


Visit shop.messenger-comic.com for more!


Now that I’ve finally got the books printed and the new shop built, I’ll have time to start working on comics properly again. Updates coming soon!

Updates, minicomics & fanart

Messenger is back! Weekly updates should resume on Saturday as usual from here out. Follower will continue to update on Wednesdays. Ask a Chio updates…whenever.

I spent part of this weekend updating the layout for both Messenger and Follower. Both comics are now more mobile-friendly, and should look nice on things like iPads and phones and whatever other crazy touchscreen devices people are using these days. I am still making a few tweaks, but the big changes are all done. If you spot anything that isn’t working, don’t hesitate to let me know!

The “Light” minicomic continues – you can view the latest page by voting for Messenger on TopWebcomics! I’ve also put up all the back pages in a new minicomics section as thanks to everyone for supporting the comic so far.

I also have a couple of new fan art drawings to share:

Batchio by Spartan

by Spartan

Sandwiches by Spartan

by Spartan

Thanks, Spartan!

And thanks to everyone else for your continued support and readership! See you next Saturday for more!