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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!

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

Friday Update!

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Hey comic readers! Happy Friday!

In news this week, there’s a brand-new donation wallpaper up! This month’s wallpaper features the cats of Messenger – Icy and Morris! Donate any amount via Paypal and you’ll automatically be redirected to a download link. (You can also check out a video of how the wallpaper was made!) Donations support the ongoing production of the comic and help to keep the author alive.

The Reader’s Choice Vote for the fanart contest is still on through Saturday! Vote for your favorite contest entry!
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That’s pretty much all in news for now. Check back Monday for the next new page and a brand-new vote incentive!

Updates, Video Streams, etc.

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Woo, hooray for having pages done somewhat ahead of time! That means I can write my posts up a day in advance and spend the rest of the day lazing around!

Over the past few days I’ve been doing a live stream of work on pages for one of the minicomics I’m making for book 2. This is easier than streaming work on regular comic pages, because I’m doing it entirely digitally! I’ve usually been doing about one stream a day with at least one complete page, sometimes more, so if you tune in to watch you can see some of the print-exclusive stuff! You’ll have to pick up a copy of the book to see the whole thing, but I thought it could be fun to let you guys in on things as they happen. You can view streams live at Radio Chio on Ustream, and you can follow @Radio_Chio for updates on when they’re happening! They’re generally pretty spontaneous as far as schedule goes, but I’ve been doing them in the afternoons and late nights EST. Hopefully I’ll see you there!

I’m also planning on posting previews and other bits from the book as I work on it, and have already started a thread here on the forum. The one caveat is that you have to be a registered member to view it! Registering is quick and easy, and will allow you to view other extra content as well!

The book is falling together pretty nicely, although it’s taking me longer to complete than I had originally planned. At this rate, I’ll probably finish sometime around mid-July and submit it for print shortly after. I’m not sure how long it will take for the printers to do their thing, so I’d guess mid to late August. I’ve submitted the reformat of book 1 to the printer as well, and haven’t heard back yet, so I guess we’ll see how it goes. I’ve also added a poll to the right-hand sidebar looking for input on preorders! Once book 2 is closer to completion, I am considering doing a preorder deal where you order a copy in advance from me, and I’ll sign it and draw something for you, as well as include some extra goodies. :3 But first, I need to gauge the interest level, so if you could spare me two seconds with your opinion, I’d really appreciate it!

As a rough estimate, I’d guess that the preorder bundle would be about $20 including shipping in the US, possibly a tiny bit more or less. (And a bit more for international shipping.) I plan to include both books with custom sketches in the front, two stickers, and possibly a bookmark or something similar. This could change at any time, but this is what the numbers are telling me at the moment. :v

That’s about all for now. The vote incentive updates on Tuesday with the final page of Gears, so stay tuned!

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