It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper update post, so here are the most recent comic-related news bits I’ve got!
I’ve slowly been working through the articles on Chiopedia to include stuff from the most recent chapters. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see added, let me know!
A few characters from Messenger are also making some special appearances to try and do some good in the world! As mentioned previously, Eldora and Finnegan are making an appearance in a charity cookbook (due for release in February 2011), and Aki is also making an appearance in a special downloadable wallpaper produced by the Comic Creators’ Alliance to help stop human trafficking! This wallpaper will be available by donating the amount of your choice through the CCA website starting on January 11 (coincidentally, my birthday!) through the 24th. Find out more by visiting the Comic Creators’ Alliance!
What has Pikachu found? Looks like the print edition of book 2 has arrived! Click on through to see some pictures of the gorgeous full-color print and find out more.
Continue reading Book 2: Now with more Pikachu
Hey comic readers! I hope my American readers had a great Thanksgiving, and that everyone else had a great weekend in general. I baked a pie and ate way too much, so mine was pretty good.
Today is the last day the November wallpaper will be available! If you’ve thought about downloading it, now’s your last chance! You can donate any amount to the comic via Paypal to receive it. Like always, it’s available as a high-resolution file in widescreen and standard formats. Remember that every donation goes toward an extra weekly comic page! The December wallpaper will be going up tomorrow.
Using the new artwork I created for the wallpaper, I also put together an ornament that’s available from Cafepress. I’ll probably be taking it down after the holidays are over (sometime in January?) so if you’d like one, now’s a great time to jump on it because Cafepress is running all kinds of holiday coupon codes all the time.
In other notes, I’ve updated the Story Guide to bring the summary-so-far up to date. The Shop has also been updated to fix broken links as well as include a link to the Webcomics: What’s Cooking? anthology.
Thanks for reading, and check back on Friday for the next page!
This week’s update is full of books.
There’s a new vote incentive up this week featuring a preview of one of the full-color spreads going into the new book! I’m printing in color this time, and am I ever going to use it. Vote to see!
Speaking of which, I’m nearly done getting the prepress stuff done for said book. I keep getting delayed by things like, uh, regular comic updates, but aside from that it’s all falling nicely into place. Really crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to finish work and get it to the printer this week, and then any delays are all on them.
Additionally, I’ve submitted an exclusive page for inclusion in Webcomics: What’s Cooking? – a cookbook put together by various webcomic artists with the proceeds going to support food banks in North America. This is a great cause and with the support of so many great artists I’m sure the book will be fantastic!
Lastly, I changed some settings to take advantage of things like using Comicrank as part of the RSS feed, so all RSS stuff is now handled by Feedburner. While this should have been a seamless change (and so far it appears to be) it may not have made the jump correctly everywhere. If you use the RSS feed to get updates and have been missing updates for the past week or so, please set your reader to check http://feeds.feedburner.com/messengercomic instead of the old URL! Hopefully this will solve any problems that might be out there.
Thank you for tuning in, and check back Friday for the next installment!