The Messenger & Follower Patreon is doing stupendously well so far! In a little over a month, we’ve managed to break through three milestone goals, which will enable me to do more with the comics! As a reward for accomplishing the first goal, I’ve created a brand new Chio-themed wallpaper that’s available for everyone, not just patrons! Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported us, whether it’s by supporting our Patreon, sharing a link to our comics with friends, or simply reading the comic each week. It really means a lot. Please feel free to download this wallpaper, and enjoy some desktop Chios!
If you want to help support Messenger and Follower, but are unable to back our Patreon campaign, that’s ok! There are still some other ways you can help support the comics for free:
- Click the little “Follow” button on the top of our Patreon page to follow our updates. Apparently this also helps our rankings on Patreon and boosts our posts and updates a little higher in the list, so people are more likely to see them!
- Retweet our comic updates and links on Twitter! (Or reblog our updates on Tumblr!)
- Read Follower using Comic Chameleon, a free iOS app!
- Or just share the comic with your friends!
As always, we appreciate your continued readership, and look forward to creating more new stuff for you to enjoy. Thank you!
A tiny update– Sorry for the long silence, as usual I’ve been insanely busy.
I just wanted to write a little bit about a project I am participating in (again!) this year – Comic Creators for Freedom. Messenger is a story about a dark and dangerous future, so when I have the opportunity to do so, I like to donate a little time and effort making artwork to help make our present a safer, better place. CCF is a group of webcomic artists who get together yearly to produce a collaborative wallpaper image which is then made available as a download to people who donate to the cause. And what is the cause? Funds raised go to Love 146, an organization working to end modern-day child sex slavery. Over 100 artists have participated in the project, and have raised over $22,000 in total!
In the past I’ve submitted artwork of Aki, but this year I’m planning to submit Eldora for inclusion on the wallpaper. This year’s theme is “Awkward School Photos,” so this should be pretty great.
The wallpaper will be made available in December of this year, so I hope you will look forward to it and help support this worthy cause!
Again, I apologize for the delay in Messenger updates; they are in the works. Follower will continue to update weekly as usual since I have an extensive buffer set aside, and I have also been posting some weekly autobiographical comics on DA / FA / Tumblr. As a small aside, Messenger has been going through its archives three times weekly on Tapastic. If you use it, please give Messenger a rating and add it to your list to show your support!
I have some other projects in store (part of what’s been eating up my free time) which I hope to be able to share with you soon.
Thanks for reading!
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.