It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper update post, so here are the most recent comic-related news bits I’ve got!
I’ve slowly been working through the articles on Chiopedia to include stuff from the most recent chapters. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see added, let me know!
A few characters from Messenger are also making some special appearances to try and do some good in the world! As mentioned previously, Eldora and Finnegan are making an appearance in a charity cookbook (due for release in February 2011), and Aki is also making an appearance in a special downloadable wallpaper produced by the Comic Creators’ Alliance to help stop human trafficking! This wallpaper will be available by donating the amount of your choice through the CCA website starting on January 11 (coincidentally, my birthday!) through the 24th. Find out more by visiting the Comic Creators’ Alliance!
What has Pikachu found? Looks like the print edition of book 2 has arrived! Click on through to see some pictures of the gorgeous full-color print and find out more.
Continue reading Book 2: Now with more Pikachu
Hey comic readers! It’s a pretty good week for Messenger. Here’s what’s new:
Book 2 is now available from Indyplanet! This issue is completely Chio-centric, featuring all of Chapter Two plus two print-exclusive minicomics telling the story of Eldora and Icy, as well as the creation story the Chios tell their children. There’s also a bonus article on the origin, physiology, and culture of the Chios. I haven’t received my copy in the mail yet, but the proofs looked fantastic so I’m sure it’ll look great. Here is a link to it on Indyplanet, although the cover image seems to be broken at the moment. So, here’s what the cover will look like!
It’s 94 pages and printed in full color. Like always, there’s extra information and clues to the overall story of the comic in the book that won’t be told in the main story for some time to come – so it’s a bonus if you do pick up the book, but you aren’t really losing out if you don’t.
I’ve managed to put together a comic buffer for the next month, so there will be two new pages every week well into 2011! Chapter Ten begins soon, which is the last chapter of Part 1. I’m planning to tie up a few of the loose ends in the story so far, so I’m pretty excited. I have a bunch of it sketched out so far, and it’s killing me not to talk about it. :B
Last of all, I’ve also somehow found the time to assemble vote incentive images for the next month. That means there will be a new incentive every Monday until 2011! There’s a brand-new one up right now, and if you’ve got a spare second or two, you should also Vote for Hive!
That’s all for now! Check back Friday for the last page of Chapter Nine!
The second edition of Messenger issue 1 is now available from IndyPlanet!
The inside content is exactly the same as the Lulu version I did last year; only the cover art and the ads in the back have changed, so if you’ve already got a copy of the first edition you can safely skip this one! It’s $7 + shipping, 100 pages, black and white. It contains all of the re-drawn pages of Chapter One, plus two bonus minicomics along with other extras.
Issue 2 is coming later this summer! Stay tuned!