There’s a new poll under the comments section, and it’s not in rotation with any of the previous ones — so I figured I’d better put those in a post where you can see the results.
First, some general statistics about reading habits:
Next, a poll about pins, which I just might come back to once Volume 1 is printed:
Finally, the Kale poll!
This is closed as of November 7, so nobody gets to change their vote based on the current storyline. Maybe I’ll run a new version in a couple months to see if things have changed….
- 5 46%, 46 votes46 votes 46%46 votes - 46% of all votes
- 4 (average amount of sympathy, equally valid arguments on both sides) 25%, 25 votes25 votes 25%25 votes - 25% of all votes
- 6 16%, 16 votes16 votes 16%16 votes - 16% of all votes
- 3 7%, 7 votes7 votes 7%7 votes - 7% of all votes
- 2 3%, 3 votes3 votes 3%3 votes - 3% of all votes
- 7 (all the sympathy, pure innocent cinnamon roll, did nothing wrong) 2%, 2 votes2 votes 2%2 votes - 2% of all votes
- 1 (no sympathy, irredeemable, lock him up and throw away the key) 0%, 0 votes0 votes0 votes - 0% of all votes
This is the post where I credit people who backed Leif & Thorn Volume 1! Browse the list, click some links, shower them with appreciation.
Only backer at this level was…my parents! They’re half a vampire each, I guess.
Secret Order of Monster Hunters
Knights of Ceannis
Liz the Lucky
Lenora Rose Patrick
Lori & Maurice Forrester
ETA: Campaign is over! And we gave 110%! I mean literally, the final take is 110% of the goal.
There will be a generic “reserve a copy of the book” button around here soonish, for people who missed the Kickstarter but want the paperback. Watch this space.
Look at this beautiful book. Who wouldn’t want to get their hands on that?
I’m too tired to come up with a witty closing statement here. I just promise it’s gonna be a fun, funny, pretty book, and you will enjoy having it on your shelves.
The tag set for this year’s Yuletide, the small-fandom fic exchange, is out!
To help you start planning your requests ahead of time, I’ve compiled all the options for webcomics and their characters. Pick from your long-time favorites, or take the opportunity to fall in love with something new!
Note: These are alphabetized by English-language title. That’s not always how they’re sorted on AO3, so ctrl+F if you hae trouble finding anything.
† this comic is at least partly behind a paywall.
♥ this is a personal favorite!
Webcomic fandoms in Yuletide 2018:
• Breaks (Webcomic) (4)
Harvey Hunt, Irena, Cortland Hunt, Ian Tanner
• The Center For Otherworld Science (Webcomic) (4)
Blue, Danika “Dani” Jones, Dr. Jennifer “Jen” Kim, Dr. Maggie “Mags” Ng
• Cheese in the Trap
Characters nominated: Baek In Ha, Baek In Ho, Hong Seol, Yu Jeong
† The Devil’s Temptation (Webcomic) (3)
Alek, Hyun Lee, Ivan Mariani
• Dumbing of Age (4)
Amber O’Malley, Dina Saruyama, Joyce Brown, Sal Walkerton
♥ Empowered (4)
Thugboy, Elissa Megan Powers | Empowered, Ninjette, Sistah Spooky
• Girl Genius (Webcomic) (4)
Agatha Heterodyne, Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, Klaus Wulfenbach, Tarvek Sturmvoraus
♥ Gunnerkrigg Court (4)
Antimony Carver, Jones, Katerina Donlan, Reynardine
• Hark! A Vagrant (0)
[no characters nominated]
• Heartstopper (Webcomic) (2)
Charles “Charlie” Spring, Nicholas “Nick” Nelson
• Hemlock (Webcomic) (3)
Simo, Lumi, Sindri
• The Hole the Fox Did Make (Webcomic) (3)
Cheryl, Regan, Whispering Woman
• How To Be A Werewolf (Webcomic) (4)
Elias Ross, Malaya Dysangco Walters, Marisa Salcedo, Vincent Dysangco Walters
† Killing Stalking (Webcomic) (3)
Oh Sangwoo, Yang Seungbae, Yoon Bum
• Lackadaisy (Webcomic) (8)
Atlas May, Elsa Bastion, Ivy Pepper, Mitzi May, Mordecai Heller, Nico Savoy, Serafine Savoy, Viktor Vasko
♥ Lady of the Shard (Webcomic) (4)
Acolyte, All-Goddess, Old God, Radiant Goddess
♥ The Last Halloween (Webcomic) (4)
Mona, Robert, Slugger, Splitter
♥ Leif & Thorn (Webcomic) (8)
Lady Stanczia, Lord Imri, Agent Delphinium, Kale, Leif of Sønheim, Matatuhi Kaihanga, Patotara Kaihanga, Thorn Estragon
• Lessa (Webcomic) (3)
Ares, Lucy Berger, Ryan Anderson
• Looking for Group (Webcomic) (4)
Bunny, Sooba, Cale’Anon Vatay, Richard
† Moonlight Garden
Characters nominated: Lee Dohwa, Suh Hyewon, Yoosun
• Motherlover (Webcomic) (4)
Alexis Koenig, Imogen Dawson, Jacqueline, Jonathan Dawson
♥ Narbonic (3)
Dave Davenport (Victorian Era), Dr. Pim, Helen Narbon (Victorian Era)
† Nimona (Webcomic) (3)
Ambrosius Goldenloin, Ballister Blackheart, Nimona
• Nothing Special (Webcomic) (4)
Calliope “Callie” Benson, Declan, Lasser, Radish
• Novae (Webcomic) (2)
Raziol Qamar, Sulvain
• Oglaf (Webcomic) (4)
Cumsprite, Ivan, Sandoval, Vanka
♥ The Order of the Stick (9)
Sigdi Thundershield, Zhou Bo, Belkar Bitterleaf, Elan, Haley Starshine, Hinjo, Lien, Therkla, Vaarsuvius
† Pandora’s Choice (manhwa)
Christopher Blais, Jeremy Durand, Pandora Blais, Victor Durand
• Paper Roses (Webcomic) (2)
• Paranatural (Webcomic) (0)
[no characters nominated]
† The Perfect Relationship (Webcomic) (2)
Shin Hyukjoon, Shin Minjae
• Questionable Content (Webcomic) (4)
Shame Orb, Yelling Bird, Bubbles, Faye Whitaker
• Raruurien (Webcomic) (4)
Raed, Rashad Ibn Raed, Rien Al Ashab, Ruu
• A Redtail’s Dream (Webcomic) (2)
Hannu Viitanen, Samuli Tiira
† Sign (Webcomic) (4)
Go Yohan, Kang Soohwa, Oh Byung, Oh Gyoon
♥ Sleepless Domain (Webcomic) (4)
Anemone, Kokoro | Heartful Punch, Sylvia Skylark | Alchemical Air, Undine Wells | Alchemical Water
• Small Trolls (Webcomic) (2)
Jáhko Hammarström, Veeti Harmonsuo
• Spill Zone (Webcomic) (3)
Addison Merrick, Lexa Merrick, Vespertine
♥ Stand Still Stay Silent (7)
Emil Västerström, Lalli Hotakainen, Mikkel Madsen, Onni Hotakainen, Reynir Árnason, Sigrun Eide, Tuuri Hotakainen
♥ Trying Human (4)
EBE1, Phillis Lennox, Rose Williams, Hue
• Unhinged (Webcomic) (4)
Box, Derek, Erika, Paul Robinson
• Warehouse (Webcomic) (2)
Jung Sungho, Kim Dohyun
• Wilde Life (Webcomic) (4)
Darcy Flores, Eliza Proctor, Oscar Wilde, Clifford Norman
• A wolf goes for a walk in the woods and meets a dog for the first time (Comic) (3)
Dog (walk in the woods), Narrator (walk in the woods), Wolf (walk in the woods)
• Year in Hereafter (Webcomic) (2)
Veeti Harmonsuo, Jaakko Ilmarinen
If you notice any missing or incorrect information, comment and let me know!
Good news: Leif & Thorn is accepting guest strips again!
I didn’t get enough to fill a week in March, but I did get a few…and those will definitely be posted at the end of October. It’ll be a nice breather after the ends of the Volume I Kickstarter and the six-month (!!) Leachtric storyline.
I’d love to stretch out that break by adding a few more strips to the ones I’ve been saving. So if you have a great Leif & Thorn bonus idea, now’s the time!
Submissions will be open until September 30.
You can use any AU, explore any era, include any headcanons.
When you submit the strip, include whatever name you want to be credited by. And, if you like, a link to your gallery/blog/fanfiction account/webcomic/Etsy store.
Format: PNG, GIF, or JPG
Size: up to 825×825 pixels
Rating: up to PG-13 (basically, match the tone of the strip)
Characters: whoever you want!
If you didn’t catch it in today’s strip, or even if you did, here’s a whole post about Leif & Thorn Volume 1!
It’s 180 pages. It’s oversized. It’s full color. It’s already drawn!
…it’s not already printed. This is Only A Model.
Which is why I’m raising the funds to do a print run on Kickstarter. Back this project, and you can get your very own copy of Leif & Thorn Volume 1, plus all kinds of other cool rewards. You can get wallpapers. You can get postcards. You can get custom art. You can get yourself drawn into the strip!
(Not in this book. In a future book.)
I kept the budget modest, so if we get funded, I get to print a short run of books. And if we get OVER-funded, I get to print a LONG run of books.
Visit the campaign page to learn more, and get involved by sharing, following, and backing!
First, the favor: Anyone have a recent version of Photoshop (at least CS4, ideally later) who would be willing to make some Leif & Thorn graphics for me?
I have the art, I have the template…but the template has Smart Objects, and all I have is CS2, which is not smart enough.
Shoot me an email (sailorptah at yahoo dot com) with “Photoshop Graphics help offer” in the subject line, and I’ll send you the source art to put together!
Next, a question about pins. In the form of a poll, because the people, they love polls.
Pick as many answers as you want. I pre-populated it with a scattershot subset of characters, but you can also add your own:
In the process of planning the Leif & Thorn Volume 1 Kickstarter, I’m starting an email list for announcements and updates. Because as much as it helps to be on Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook and so on…the first thing most people check in the morning is their email.
Obviously things will get posted on the website too — but maybe you don’t check the site every day. Or maybe you want the latest Leif & Thorn (and But I’m A Cat Person) news delivered straight to your inbox with no delay.
Well, this is for you!
I don’t actually like cold-sending emails, so I can promise you won’t get spammed with random trivia. Just the big updates, like book releases and Kickstarter kickoffs.
If you scroll down to read the comments on any strip, you might notice there’s now a polling widget underneath!
It randomly cycles through all our active polls. Right now that means (a) the shipping poll from the previous post and (b) the two you can find right here.
Shoutout to the Comic Tea Party indie-comic reader-habits survey, which got me thinking about all the cool data I might want to track.
First off, a simple question of numbers:
Second, a question for Leif & Thorn fans, showcasing DemocracyPoll‘s “if the answer isn’t there already, you can add it yourself” feature:
This particular poll widget allows the website admin to mess with almost anything through the back end. So if any user abuses this to add a troll answer, it can be deleted.
(The admin also has the power to rewrite answers or change point totals completely. For me, the actual reader data here is too valuable to mess with…but if I ever try to prove Leif & Thorn has high traffic by showing you a poll that got 30,000 votes overnight, you’ll know I’ve gone to the dark side.)
Help me test them out by voting on something I know a lot of you have feelings about:
If one of your choices is “Other”, leave a comment to tell us who you meant! (Then if I do another version of the poll later, I’ll know who to include.)