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Quarantine With The Vampire 4/11

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…I did think about doing the obvious spit-take gag, and then having Servant #1 walk around covered in blood for the rest of the storyline. Maybe next time.

Volume 3 Kickstarter tier spotlight: Let This Be The First Chapter

New to Leif & Thorn, want it on your bookshelf, but aren’t ready to buy 3 print volumes at once? Ease into it with just Volume 1. Same $25 you’d pay (including shipping) in the online store — but as thanks for supporting a Kickstarter, we’ll throw in the matching ebook, and the exclusive wallpapers for this campaign.

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Voting on the exclusive mini-prints for Volume 3

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The Kickstarter to print Volume 3 is off to a great start, so here’s the part where you get to vote on “which art should be used for the exclusive mini-print that goes in every book.”

You have four options this year — the Leachtric one, the “magical girls out-of-training” one, the whole-team-having-fun one, and the classic Leif/Thorn one:

Note: even when there’s text on the preview, the print will be a textless version!

Don’t worry about the different sizes — they’re all high-res enough for these prints, and I’ll adjust them to look good at the right dimensions. Just follow your heart.

The poll will remain open until the Kickstarter fundraising deadline (October 16), and you can vote for your top 2 choices. So, without further ado:

Which illustration do you want on the mini-print with Leif & Thorn Volume 3?

Quarantine With The Vampire 2/11

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Start of a new volume, time to try some new techniques! This is the first storyline where I did all the effects in Clip Studio Paint. Check out the perspective on that window frame (and, more subtly, the rock wall texture), and the glow of those Northern Lights.

Volume 3 Kickstarter tier spotlight: Long-Runner Scrappy & Digital-Only

A $15 catching-up tier for ebook readers. Not just the latest Leif & Thorn ebook, but the full set, Volumes 1 through 3. Plus the exclusive wallpapers and the artist’s thanks.

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Advertising Your Webcomic On Twitter (a how-to and a case study)

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I couldn’t find anyone to talk with about webcomic advertising on Twitter…so I went out and did my own. Here’s how it went.

(This is part of the “how do I webcomic?” series, with useful information on all kinds of comicking-related topics.)

Done a couple months before the Leif & Thorn Volume 3 Kickstarter, because I wanted to see if it was a promising way to advertise the book.

Not going to describe all the step-by-step setup, because there are a lot of generic “how to run a Twitter ad campaign” guides out there already. But I’ll start with some general notes about Stuff I Did, then move on to Useful Tips I Learned.

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Full-page zine ad, circa 2018

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Got the chance to plug Leif & Thorn with a free ad a couple years back, so this is what I came up with. Trying to give the flavor and the summary of The Comic So Far.

They save each other! A lot!

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Magical Thorn: Act 6, Page 6

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Volume 3 Kickstarter tier spotlight: Young, Scrappy, & Digital-Only

The $5 tier for low-key but loyal readers. Be the first to read the ebook version of Volume 3, and get a campaign-exclusive set of digital wallpapers (desktop and mobile!) while you’re at it.

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Magical Thorn: Act 6, Page 5

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Trivia: I finished the first 4 strips of this week all the way back in the beginning of March. I’m talking so far back, this was a couple weeks before my state identified its first COVID-19 case.

I did the lineart for this strip too…except I wanted to design a new cool-looking school set, and couldn’t do that off the top of my head. So I put it aside and went back to working on the main continuity (the next sketchbook page has the first strip of Plus Ones).

And then I filled up the rest of that sketchbook, filled up half of the next sketchbook, finished the regular strips all the way through the end of Call and Answer, and did not manage to come back and finish this until late July.

(Or, you know, approximately 10 years later in Quarantine Time.)

So if the coloring style changes a bit on this page, or the lineart looks any different in the next one — now you know why.

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