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Closed polls: Holly’s replacement, Volume 2’s bonuses

Closed polls: Holly’s replacement, Volume 2’s bonuses published on 2 Comments on Closed polls: Holly’s replacement, Volume 2’s bonuses

The comments-section polls are back on random rotation for a while. A couple of them have been retired because the answers were time-sensitive — and here are the results.

I’d been planning for a while now that the team’s new mage would be Tamaputian, because it’s been too long since I’ve had a regular excuse to draw Tamaputians. But this is the reason why Atarangi is a fire mage:

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Tech support update (the detailed version)

Tech support update (the detailed version) published on No Comments on Tech support update (the detailed version)

The short version is: it’s fixed!

If you have any currently-cached Leif & Thorn pages from the past week, you’ll still have a stuck version. But once you reload them — or if you clear your whole cache one more time — it should be smooth sailing from here on out.

And if you’re on Reddit, please go give some upvotes/awards to this comment, which provided the pivotal clue that helped catch the culprit.

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Leif & Thorn at Flaming River Con 2019

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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:

Follow Flaming River Con on Facebook or on Instagram for vendor details, volunteer opportunities, and anything else you want to know.

See you there!

Say something nice about Leif & Thorn

Say something nice about Leif & Thorn published on 5 Comments on Say something nice about Leif & Thorn

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!

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“Help, I want to make a new webcomic, how do I start?”

“Help, I want to make a new webcomic, how do I start?” published on 3 Comments on “Help, I want to make a new webcomic, how do I start?”

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:

  • Materials: whatever you like drawing with
  • Programs: whichever ones have the features you want
  • What To Make A Comic About: idk, you do you
  • How To Draw Whatever The Comic Is About: references, tutorials, practice

So you have an idea, you have the motivation, you just want some technical advice. Such as…

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Let’s talk about the possibility of trans Thorn

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I’ve been going in circles on this for a long while now, and finally decided to toss it out in public and see what shakes out.

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?

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The mini pin Kickstarter is funded!

The mini pin Kickstarter is funded! published on No Comments on The mini pin Kickstarter is funded!

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!

The mini pin Kickstarter is here!

The mini pin Kickstarter is here! published on No Comments on The mini pin Kickstarter is here!

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.

Go check it out!

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)

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) published on 1 Comment on 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)

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.)

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