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Kickstarter, blockchain, NFTs, trust, and what the fork is up with Bitcoin

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So the Kickstarter site has made An Announcement, and the reaction from the creative community has been, uh…bad.

Just look at that ratio. Whoo boy.

Listen, I fully expect their plans to get some revision. But it brings home a broader point that Blockchain Stuff In General is getting more interest outside the crypto-insider community.

Which means Comics Fans In General should try to have some informed opinions about them, you know?

As a casual rubbernecker of crypto-community scandals, I’ve been picking up that information for a while now. Mostly in random chunks, based on what’s relevant to the latest scam.

For those of you who are not thirsty benches that live for drama, I’m going to try to organize the useful parts into a single post, which you can read and digest in one sitting.

(There will be lots of links. Reading all of those might take longer.)

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Bonus Comics: Coming in 2022

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Calyx and their bunny, welcoming you to the new Bonus Comics track.

All posts will be available to Patreon subscribers at $5/month and above! Become a regular supporter to see them all the moment they’re posted.

If you can’t afford an ongoing subscription…I totally sympathize. Feel free to drop in once or twice a year and just catch up on the backlog.

Webcomics you can offer/request in the Yuletide 2021 exchange

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Yuletide, the annual small-fandoms fanfiction exchange, is open for sign-ups again!

I collected all the webcomic fandoms in the tag set (plus all the characters you can request for each one), and added links to where you can read them online. Fandom tags are in the order/format AO3 puts them, which is why they’re not totally consistent, but all the actual titles seem to be right.

If you feel like getting involved, Yuletide sign-up instructions are here.

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Voting time for the exclusive Volume 4 mini-print

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The Leif & Thorn Volume 4 campaign is cruising along, so it’s poll time again: Which art should I use for the exclusive mini-print that goes in every book?

Don’t worry about the exact sizes — they’re all high-res enough for these prints, and I’ll adjust them to look good at the right dimensions. Just focus on picking your favorite(s).

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Shelf of Leif & Thorn books

The big launch of Volume 4: Blazing Stars (or, The (Fire) Saga Continues)

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So, uh, wow. The extra prep and early promotion I’ve been doing for Leif & Thorn Volume 4 has paid off — 24 hours from launch and we’re 57% funded.

Also, got that Project We Love badge from Kickstarter right out of the gate. Nnnnice.

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Closed polls of 2020 (comics, COVID, Kolpovision, and more)

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Been a while since I’ve done a roundup of polls, huh? I try to keep the “end of the comments section” poll reasonably fresh, but people are still curious about the results of the older ones.

So here’s a bunch I just closed.

This post doesn’t include the “potential heartsword-quiz questions” polls — I’ll gather them up separately at some point.

For the most part, I’ll leave a poll up until it gets at least 100 votes, then replace it not too long after. Usually they last 2-4 weeks. Here’s one that soared to over 200 votes after being up for just 10 days:

Can we get an equal number of votes for every option in the results of this poll?
  • Yes 25%, 53 votes
    53 votes 25%
    53 votes - 25% of all votes
  • Maybe 25%, 53 votes
    53 votes 25%
    53 votes - 25% of all votes
  • I don't know 25%, 53 votes
    53 votes 25%
    53 votes - 25% of all votes
  • No 25%, 52 votes
    52 votes 25%
    52 votes - 25% of all votes
Total Votes: 211
9 June, 2020 - 11 September, 2021
Voting is closed
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Volume 4: Blazing Stars cover reveal

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It’s the Fantasy Eurovision book, it’s the one where things keep going up in flames, I will be making so many Fire Saga jokes.

Here’s the new cover! With the earlier 3 lined up below it:

There’s a “making of” post on Patreon, where you can see the entire process from “sketchy pose tests” to “adding the last specks of flame.”

And the Kickstarter has a pre-launch page, where you can get notified when it goes live!

As usual, I’m doing Early Bird rewards — the first 15 backers who pledge over a certain amount get to prompt me for a Leif & Thorn sketch, which goes in the final version of the book. You don’t want to miss out.

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