Hey there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I realized I’ve been doing most of my updates on Patreon and it’s about time to post here.
Where’s the comic? Well… I’ve been planning to get things back on schedule for like, a year, but of course this year has been 2020, and 2020 has been ridiculous in every conceivable way.
I’m optimistically, tentatively planning to post new pages in early 2021. Everything new will be available to Patreon backers before it goes live here. With this year being what it is, we could definitely use your support. If you enjoy Messenger or Follower, and want to help see the comics continue, please consider chipping in a buck or two. The more I’m able to earn from things like Patreon, the more time I’m able to spend on comics and not doing other work.
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!
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”!