Long time no comic. :X I’ve been working pretty steadily along on the Follower book lately, interrupted briefly by running a half marathon a couple of weeks ago and attending a Nine Inch Nails concert earlier this week, but that’s how it goes.
I’ve decided to try out posting the archives of Messenger on Tapastic, with updates three times a week starting from the beginning of the comic. Tapastic is sort of a comics aggregator thing, but they also have a handy mobile app thing for your smartdevice of choice. I’m hoping to pick up at least a few new readers there, but we’ll see what happens. If you do use the service, would you mind giving Messenger a few stars so others know about it? Thanks!
That’s all for now, catch you next Saturday! Now, time to pick up Pokemon X&Y!
First thing’s first, I need to deal with fanart. D: Although I am not terrible about getting my fanart put in its proper gallery, I am terrible about making mention of it! I have received a couple of things recently and totally neglected to mention them. I am the worst. D:
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The first is by Arby, who draws Grayling! She is an awesome artist and if you haven’t, you should check out her comic. The second is by Pomp, who draws Lunavis, which is also great. (It’s also technically a crossover featuring Thadius from Chu’s comic Slightly Damned! I’m just promoting everyone today aren’t I.) Thanks, guys!
Secondly, there’s a new vote incentive at TWC! And if you haven’t noticed, I scripted a fancy button in the right sidebar that shows you a preview of whatever the current incentive is and tells you what rank Messenger’s at presently. 😀 Your votes are always much appreciated. ♥
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, although if you’re American or Canadian, I hope you had an especially nice Fourth of July or Canada Day, respectively. I spent my own Canada Day (although I’m American) attending an outdoor concert in my area by Our Lady Peace, one of my favorite bands.
I’ve loved their music since I was in high school, so it was pretty nostalgic for me, but it also got me thinking about the influence of music on the comic. A lot of the story is indirectly inspired by some of my favorite songs, and I listen to tons of music while I’m working on the comic, so upon a reader suggestion (thanks, Ita!) I’ve compiled a list of “related songs,” so now there’s a page for that.
I sort of feel like I ought to explain what I mean by “related,” though.
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