Old Man Bill don’t take crap from nobody. Nobody.
Old Man Bill don’t take crap from nobody. Nobody.
It’s week 2 of the CCF Fundraising Drive, and we’ve raised nearly half of our goal of $5000! Now is a great time to contribute, plus you get a super sweet wallpaper with art from 167 different comic artists. All proceeds go directly to Love 146 to help stop modern-day slavery, so please consider donating today!
In other notes, due to a number of things happening in real life, I am taking a few weeks off from both Messenger and Follower. I’d like to put an exact date on when I plan to start updates again, but unfortunately I don’t enough specifics to make that goal. 2013 has been a really rough year for me personally and I just need a break for a little bit while life settles down. I’d like to be back by the end of December/start of January, but we’ll see how it goes. You can follow me on Twitter @radio_chio for news and updates.
And one last thing, a piece of fanart from Neomania. Thanks, Neo!
Thanks again for all your support, and I’ll be back soon!
“Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery. … Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprived of their human rights and dignity.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day
for the Abolition of Slavery
2 December 2012
Today is International Abolition Day, and in honor of this, the Comic Creators For Freedom fundraising drive starts today, organized by Lora Innes of The Dreamer and Crystal Yates of Earthsong! This year, 167 artists contributed images of their characters in “awkward school photos” to be part of one huge wallpaper, which you will receive by donating to the fundraiser. All of the money raised benefits Love 146, which is an international organization working to end child exploitation and slavery. This year I contributed art featuring Eldora, and there is probably art from other creators you know as well, including art by my friends Rx3 from WaMoH and Chu from Slightly Damned!
The fundraiser continues through December 14th. Please support this excellent cause!
A tiny update– Sorry for the long silence, as usual I’ve been insanely busy.
I just wanted to write a little bit about a project I am participating in (again!) this year – Comic Creators for Freedom. Messenger is a story about a dark and dangerous future, so when I have the opportunity to do so, I like to donate a little time and effort making artwork to help make our present a safer, better place. CCF is a group of webcomic artists who get together yearly to produce a collaborative wallpaper image which is then made available as a download to people who donate to the cause. And what is the cause? Funds raised go to Love 146, an organization working to end modern-day child sex slavery. Over 100 artists have participated in the project, and have raised over $22,000 in total!
In the past I’ve submitted artwork of Aki, but this year I’m planning to submit Eldora for inclusion on the wallpaper. This year’s theme is “Awkward School Photos,” so this should be pretty great.
The wallpaper will be made available in December of this year, so I hope you will look forward to it and help support this worthy cause!
Again, I apologize for the delay in Messenger updates; they are in the works. Follower will continue to update weekly as usual since I have an extensive buffer set aside, and I have also been posting some weekly autobiographical comics on DA / FA / Tumblr. As a small aside, Messenger has been going through its archives three times weekly on Tapastic. If you use it, please give Messenger a rating and add it to your list to show your support!
I have some other projects in store (part of what’s been eating up my free time) which I hope to be able to share with you soon.
Thanks for reading!
Long time no comic. :X I’ve been working pretty steadily along on the Follower book lately, interrupted briefly by running a half marathon a couple of weeks ago and attending a Nine Inch Nails concert earlier this week, but that’s how it goes.
I’ve decided to try out posting the archives of Messenger on Tapastic, with updates three times a week starting from the beginning of the comic. Tapastic is sort of a comics aggregator thing, but they also have a handy mobile app thing for your smartdevice of choice. I’m hoping to pick up at least a few new readers there, but we’ll see what happens. If you do use the service, would you mind giving Messenger a few stars so others know about it? Thanks!
That’s all for now, catch you next Saturday! Now, time to pick up Pokemon X&Y!
Messenger turns 9 today! It definitely doesn’t feel like I’ve been working on the comic for this long.
I am not doing anything in particular to celebrate this year (but look forward to something cool for year 10, since I have a whole year to plan), but if you submit fanart this week, it will certainly get the front page treatment. :3
A new page is coming this weekend for sure – I’ve been spending a lot of time working on Follower lately, which will update on Wednesday this week.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the rest of the story!
Hey readers! I realize the page is late, but I am working on it. I’ve been putting most of my effort lately into production work on the Follower book so I can (cross your fingers) get it in print before the end of August. I’m making pretty good progress! I’m also working on some new ideas for hte shop as well, but comics are my priority right now. Once all that is done, Messenger should update much less erratically. I am also considering making update day Monday instead of Saturday, but I’m not sure yet.
In the meantime, please enjoy these two pieces of fanart I received recently and failed to do a Fanart Friday for! Thanks to Yellow and Squashue!
Long story short: I am a bit broke this month due to health and work issues, and my web hosting bill is coming up. I will be able to pay it, but I’m opening commissions so I can eat and live a bit more comfortably while doing so.
I am currently doing $25 full-color, single character commissions. I will take up to 5 commissions maximum for now, first come first served. There are a few bells and whistles you can add on, but that’s the basics.
If you don’t want a commission, but would like to contribute anyway, you can always click the “Donate!” button in the sidebar to send the amount of your choice.
Thanks for looking, and thank you for continuing to support Messenger! A new comic page is coming up very shortly. Don’t forget, Follower updates again this Wednesday!
So I’ve been busier than anticipated. Real Life Things (the capitalization is actually warranted) are kind of ongoing and have been a hindrance to me getting anything done, sort of like Animal Crossing.
At any rate, the comic Delade and I are doing now has an actual launch date. I’ve posted up more details over on http://follower.messenger-comic.com.
Messenger will be updating soon as I am digging myself out of that whole real life thing and making progress. There is no excuse good enough, but so it goes.
So you might have noticed the comic is a little on the late side. You would be correct!
I am currently in the middle of some interesting real-life stuff which has come up really suddenly and unfortunately been really time consuming. However, I’m planning to come up with two comic pages this week to make up for it!
That said, if you would like to contribute any kind of filler or fanart to grace the front page for this week, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thanks for your patience, and Messenger will BRB!
A new donator-exclusive wallpaper featuring Eldora is now available! If you would like to help out the comic, donate any amount via Paypal and you’ll be redirected automatically to a downloads page to grab your wallpaper, which is available in two common screen resolutions – 1920×1200 and 1280×1024. (If it truly does not work for you at either of those sizes, let me know and I can create a resized version.)
Donations help to keep the comic going by paying for webhosting, supplies like ink and paint, and other materials, and helping to promote the comic through advertising and convention entry fees.
Thank you for your continued readership and support, I truly appreciate it!