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Messenger is coming to Fubuki-Con!

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We are excited to announce (for real this time) that we will be making our first ever convention appearance at Fubuki-Con, a small anime convention taking place at Daemen College in Amherst New York from Saturday, March 14th to Sunday, March 15th! Delade and I will be in the Artist’s Alley with as much Follower and Messenger stuff as we can carry! I’m planning on doing quick commissions on the spot, and will hopefully have some other minicomics and zines for purchase as well.

Keep a lookout for our fancy table banner:

fancy table banner!

If you’ll be in the area during the weekend, please stop by! We’d love to meet you! (And maybe trade Pokemon!)

We are still waiting for more information, but this may be just the first of a few appearances we’ll be making this year!

New Patreon content!

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Jan 2015 Sketchbook

The January Sketchbook is now up, and so is the February Wallpaper-of-the-Month Club wallpaper! 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. 

Little delays, little news, and a big new year

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It’s been a hiccupy kind of year for Messenger.

I’ve thrown myself at trying new ideas, most of which were successful, but still very trying at times. It’s been an interesting and worthy experience creating Messenger alongside Follower; I find myself learning from both mediums as I work, and then applying new ideas to each comic. It’s kind of thrilling, as a creator. I love the feeling of learning and doing new things. The downside to this is, of course, balancing time. I’m having way too much fun working on Follower, and Messenger has definitely slipped as a result. My plans for this upcoming year include sticking to a better schedule, for sure.

As I mentioned previously, Delade and I are in the middle of moving to a new apartment. All’s going well, but definitely taking a lot longer than planned. Right now, my comic-making tools and other supplies are scattered in boxes, between two houses. We’re hoping to be done with all that this week, and then I can get back to work. So, the delay continues, but only just a bit longer. I’ll hunt down a public wifi spot if it comes to that.

We also were incredibly thankful for <a href=”http://www.patreon.com/bugbyte”>our Patreon supporters</a> these past few months. You’ve helped enable us to keep making comics, and even eat sometimes! That’s pretty awesome, and it’s so encouraging to keep doing what we do. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Thanks for your patience with our little unplanned delays, and we wish you all the best in 2015!

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!