From “How are you (in haiku?)“:
Don’t need to refresh
the Kickstarter again yet!…
well, maybe just once…
…in other words, the campaign is live for Volume 2 of Leif & Thorn!
Your artist will be a vendor at this year’s Flaming River Con, a one-day convention for LGBTQ geek culture!
It’s September 21, 2019, from 10 AM to 6 PM, hosted at the Cleveland Public Library.
I’ll be doing on-the-spot sketch commissions, and selling Volumes 1 of both BICP and Leif & Thorn, along with mini-prints, pins, and a whole heap of fanart.
Here’s a quick preview of the panel schedule:
See you there!
The Kickstarter to print Volume 2 launches in just a few weeks!
It’s going to look something like this:
(Patreon supporters have already seen the unblurred version. The rest of you, hang tight.)
I also finished the giant full-cast portrait, as dictated by the Favorite Character Poll!
Here’s what that looks like…so far:Continue reading Say something nice about Leif & Thorn
I keep seeing people ask this question. Or ask more-specific questions in this overall category. Finally decided, hey, maybe instead of giving scattershot individual answers…I should write a whole post about it.
This isn’t a general “how do I art?” post. I’m gonna assume you have all of the following figured out, or at least, you’re exploring them in your own time:
So you have an idea, you have the motivation, you just want some technical advice. Such as…
For casual readers, all the backstory: it’s established very early in the comic that Thorn has two biological moms. Readers almost immediately jumped on the fact that two cis women (XX + XX) can’t easily have a cis son (XY). So is gamete-bending a bonus feature of the reproductive magitech…or is someone in this equation trans?
Thanks to all these backers, the Tiernan pins are in production, and the Patrick pins have already arrived!
Unlike with the books, the pins aren’t going up online for general sale. If you missed getting a preorder, they’ll be available on Patreon eventually. And they’ll be used as extra rewards in future Kickstarters.
…such as the Leif & Thorn Volume 2 campaign, coming up this September. Hope to see you there!
Follow this link to get your cute enamel versions of Patrick, Tiernan, or both.
(Shipping for 2 pins is the same as for 1, so you might as well get both!)
They come with free ebooks to sweeten the deal, and there may be other digital treats posted for backers along the way.
This is a Quickstarter, which means the fundraising goal is low ($650) and the deadline is near (July 11, at 11:59 PM, US Eastern). Good news is, there’s no limit on backers, and no rule against overfunding.
Avengers: Infinity War is on Netflix now, which means I finally watched it! (No spoilers in this post, though.)
(Okay, it’s only a year since the release. Feels like longer. Maybe because time has passed so slowly these last few years…or because Marvel’s dropping new films within months of each other these days.)Continue reading While the rest of the internet gets hyped for Endgame, I…just saw Infinity War. (and I’m gonna make it about webcomics, b/c of course)
The milestone reward, when Leif & Thorn hits 50 Patreon supporters, is that I’m making pins. We’re up to 47, so I’m doing prep!
These are the design concepts for a Tiernan pin, and there’s a poll to vote for your favorite. It’s only open for the next week-and-a-half, so if you’re not already a patron and you want to vote, don’t miss your chance.
(I’m already getting quotes from different enamel-pin companies, but if you have any favorites — as a pin-maker or a customer — feel free to comment!)
As mentioned a few strips ago, a bunch of us in the webcomic community are doing a fundraiser to support the World Food Program, working to feed starving children and families during the famine in Yemen.
Donate any amount before April 15, and you’ll get a PDF full of exclusive, never-before-seen illustrations from over 50 different comics — Leif & Thorn included.
The theme was “draw your characters as children having fun,” so I drew adorable kid versions of all the main knights — and most of their siblings. (Only leaving out Birch’s, because he has, ah, too many.)
I’m not posting the full art for general viewing when the fundraiser is over, either! It’ll only show up on Patreon, eventually. For non-patrons, or anyone who wants early access plus dozens of other webcomic illustrations, donate to the World Food Program through this link to get your zine
…you might want to become a patron anyway, though. Only 5 more (at any level!) and I’m gonna make Tiernan pins.
And speaking of cats:
Snagged this little guy from Cleveland’s new AffoGATO Cat Cafe. (Can you pick him out? That’s his left eye, topped by one black ear, watching you from the crack in the door.)
His nickname, via the shelter, is Fluffy. Full name TBD. I won’t go into all the details here, but there are photos and ongoing status updates in this Twitter thread, for anyone who wants more!