Art request meme! I’ll do sketches (and sometimes more than sketches) for the first 15 people who comment with a Leif & Thorn ship, a prompt from column A, and a prompt from Column B:Continue reading Taking ship prompts for #OTPober
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.”Continue reading Voting on the exclusive mini-prints for Volume 3
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.
The one where I finally get to make a “do it for the Vines” joke. And only, uh, 4 years after it stopped being culturally relevant.
Here’s the new cover, along with the two that go before it:Continue reading Volume 3 cover reveal!
I’ve been rolling out a bunch of small-but-useful updates to the Leif & Thorn site lately, and wanted to show them off a bit!
Sorted by volume
As the print volumes build up, I got to thinking there should be an obvious way to jump between them in the digital archives.
…yes, you can do it on the Archive page, but I wanted something even more obvious. For the potential reader who picked up a paperback first, and is visiting the URL on the back for the first time.
So now those jumps are in the row of links above each comic!
Because servers would rather have browsers ask for “one large image” than “lots and lots of tiny images”, the base image looks like this:Continue reading A wave of low-key website upgrades
Pretend for a minute that your budget is unlimited, the reach of your casting call is global, anyone you pick will have no trouble learning whatever language(s) we film in…oh, and the set/crew will magically stay COVID-19-free. It’s a fantasy, okay, we do what we want.
Which actors would you cast to play the Leif & Thorn characters?
Who plays Leif? How about Thorn? The knights? The servants? The magical girls? Your favorite secondary character?Continue reading If you got to make a live-action adaptation of Leif & Thorn, who would you cast?
After some serious code finagling, Crystalpedia is functional again!
In some ways it’s more functional than before. I decided to roll up my sleeves and edit the main template PHP — I’d been nervous about touching it, so I kept relying on plugins that splice in bits of code you have to upload in separate little files. Pretty sure an outdated plugin was part of why the site broke in the first place.
Check out the lineup of packages that went in the mail this morning:
I piled them up according to the backers’ requested mini-prints. Hmm, wonder if there’s a trend.
The latest Kickstarter update has more details!
The print copies of Leif & Thorn Volume 2 have arrived!
(Seen here under the glow of my new rose-tree lamp. Turns out that’s a thing, so obviously I had to have one.)
The post on the Kickstarter campaign has more info for all the backers who preordered Volume 2 then.
If you missed it, now is finally your chance to order Volume 2 via Gumroad (those books will be shipped once all the Kickstarter rewards are fulfilled), or get the Volume 2 ebook (those are instantly available to download!).
For that last one, you might want to join the mailing list first — I’m gonna be sending them a coupon.