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Yawn and stretch

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It’s…been a while! Hi!

Messenger’s been in a bit of a cryogenically frozen state for quite some time now, mostly due to real life circumstances getting in the way of making two comics at once. Of the two, Follower is easier to get done in an “anywhere, anytime” kind of mode, but Messenger is not so simple.

That said: it’s on my agenda to get some new pages up within the next few months and get this going again. Like they have for everyone, 2020-2021 have been extremely unkind to us over here at Radio Chio, and we’ve sort of in a temporary living situation until some of the aforementioned real life circumstances work themselves out. That said: we’re lucky to have people in our lives who care about us and haven’t let us become homeless. I’ve finally gotten to a place where I can start to sort through what needs doing for Messenger, as well as make a little workspace I can use to get back on track.

New pages-in-progress will, of course, first go up for Patreon (and Chio Club) folks. What’s the Chio Club? It’s basically everything that goes on Patreon, but Ko-Fi and Gumroad flavored, for folks who’d prefer to use other platforms. Everyone who joins gets access to a special section of our Discord, as well as early looks at new pages and other behind the scenes material. Joining one of these would really help us at this time, as well as help make our goal of making $100/month in subscriptions. That would allow Bug some additional time spent away from other projects and the ability to overhaul the comic sites and touch up some of the pages along the way for eventual print. This will also extend to Messenger, although the focus is on Follower for now. You can find out more about this plan on the Follower blog!

In short, your support will make a huge difference in getting Messenger back to regular updates after a long, long break. Becoming a Chio Club member will get you early looks at what’s to come, and will help us survive what’s been an awful two years in a lot of different ways. Either way, updates are coming in the next few months, one way or another.

Thanks for reading this comic for so so long, and for supporting our work! I haven’t forgotten Messenger, and I’m doing everything I can to get back to it!

2021 Plans & Updates

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Happy 2021! Contrary to popular belief, Messenger isn’t dead. (Well, I mean technically, that’s what they are in the comic, but Messenger the comic is still around.) Here are my plans for the coming year!

I’m planning to have the last bit of chapter 14 ready to go by early spring of this year. Life has derailed my progress on this comic so many times, and 2020 was probably the worst of it. But it’s 2021 now, so we’re going to get past that and finish. This. Chapter. Ugh. I’m going to post new pages to Patreon first (as usual) and I’m also planning to stream some of the work on them, so if you’d like to get an early look or just help the comic keep going, support Messenger on Patreon!

In other comic-related news, we’re running our first-ever Kickstarter this month! As part of Kickstarter’s Make 100, we’re making a batch of 100 enamel pins of Dia from Follower! If you need more Chio in your life, make sure to grab a pin. There are other rewards, too, like comic downloads and holographic stickers, so there’s something for everybody. If this Kickstarter goes well, it’ll help us figure out other Messenger-related projects for the future (Icy plush, anyone?) so give it a look or a share! 

Thanks for reading, and once again, have a safe and happy new year!

Happy Birthday, Messenger!

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Can you believe it? Messenger is 16 years old today! Someday I will finish this comic. In the meantime, if you sign up for the Chio Club newsletter today, you’ll get a free download of “Best Friends: How Eldora Met Icy”!

Best Friends sale for Friendship Day!

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It’s International Day of Friendship! Get a copy of “Best Friends” for just $1 with the code ‘bestfriends’ in our Gumroad shop!

Regular comic updates are coming this fall! Subscribe to our Patreon for previews and behind the scenes content!

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