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.
The last page of the Gears vote incentive minicomic is now up! You can view it by voting at TWC.
Gears was just a quick and dirty opportunity for me to try some things out without doing a full comic. I might try and do another vote incentive comic series eventually, in a different style. First I need to knock this book out of the way. :V
As a quick extra note, Messenger’s Facebook page now updates automatically. So if you use Facebook, you can have updates and other extra stuff delievered straight to your news feed, all while helping to support and promote the comic. Handy!
One more page to go and I’m back to where I “should” be with comics, hooray!
In addition to that, I’ve been doing a little general maintenance in my spare time and the following pages have been updated:
- Q & A: Old answers updated, new questions added, and added a form for quick and easy question asking!
- Links: New links added, as well as a new link section for comics and art resources.
- Feeds: a new page for all things feedy. Quick RSS links for Google, Yahoo!, AOL and other popular feed readers, as well as Twitter and E-mail updates!
- Sketchblog! Back before I moved, I started up a little sketchblog for miscellaneous drawings. Then I moved, and never had time to do anything with it. Now I do have time, and I’m back to posting once in a while!
I’ve been playing around with offering advertising on the site in order to help make it more self-sufficient. The ad provider I have chosen will display some graphic ads in addition to text ads. If at any point, the ads become too obnoxious or if they are offensive, please do not hesistate to contact me so I can take care of the problem immediately! Although the ads are important to help keep the site running, my readers are more important and your opinion matters. I’ve also added a page about buying ads on the site, should anyone run across this who wants to or something.
I also wanted to thank the batch of new followers I’ve acquired this week on Twitter! It’s been Follow Bug Week or something, I swear. Might I point you in the direction of Messenger’s facebook fan page as well?
Don’t forget the offer for extra pages that’s going on this month, and the new donation wallpaper that’s now available!
Now, to blow off the rest of my weekend playing Pokemon Platinum… Anyone up for trades? ;D