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!
Thanks for your continued readership and support, and we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron of Messenger and Follower!
A new donator-exclusive wallpaper featuring Eldora is now available! If you would like to help out the comic, donate any amount via Paypal and you’ll be redirected automatically to a downloads page to grab your wallpaper, which is available in two common screen resolutions – 1920×1200 and 1280×1024. (If it truly does not work for you at either of those sizes, let me know and I can create a resized version.)
Donations help to keep the comic going by paying for webhosting, supplies like ink and paint, and other materials, and helping to promote the comic through advertising and convention entry fees.
Thank you for your continued readership and support, I truly appreciate it!
Hey comic readers! Huge apologies for the continued delay on pages. I’ve been seriously busy with the new job thing. I’m not sure how much detail I want to get into, but I’m basically working the job I’ve always wanted, so that’s pretty awesome. But by the time I get home I am just dead exhausted, so it’s been interesting trying to find my footing with my comic-making schedule again. But like I said, I will find a way. I am set on finishing this story no matter how long it takes. I am considering dropping back to one update a week temporarily until I can get a buffer together, I just haven’t decided the best way to go about it yet.
Thanks to a kind reader donation, there will be two pages this week! The first is the one that’s up now and the second will be coming on Friday. As usual, the counter will roll over to zero and another bonus page will be available once it reaches $25 again. (Find out more about bonus comics by checking out the Shop!)
Thank you for your patience with my schedule slippage. I am going to put together a note in the sidebar so I (and you) can keep track of how many pages are still owed. It’s my plan to make them all up, I just have to get my life back in order, which might take a little time. Remember, you can follow Messenger via Twitter, RSS, Facebook, or Tumblr to have updates delivered straight to you when they happen! Don’t forget: activity in comments or on the forums are also extremely motivating for me! It excites me when people are interested in my story, so don’t be shy if you’ve been considering joining up with the forum or leaving a comment.