-Ask your questions in the comments! I’ll add them to the list!
– Last week I said I’d be announcing a new project today, and I hope you’ll humor me for a few minutes while I talk about it. Combine is a new sci-fi comic magazine that I’ll be publishing with Jaymz Bernard and Micah Berkoff. Each issue of this print magazine will feature new chapters of Ghost Kiss (by me), Shutter Valley Record by Micah and Devil Spy by Jaymz. This is a full color large format print magazine. Think Heavy Metal, but with less boobs. Or Shonen Jump, but in color (and with less boobs). The goal is to do a new issue every other month (which means I’ll be producing new Ghost Kiss comics a lot more frequently). I’ve been wanting to do a regular print comic for years, so I’m really excited about this project.
We’ve set up a Patreon to act as a subscription service. Here’s how it works. You sign up to receive either a digital or physical subscription to Combine. Each time we release a new issue (about once every two months) you’ll be charged your pledge amounts. In other words, we’ll be release 6 issues a year so you’ll be charged 6 times each year. Once your pledge is processed we’ll send you the new issue of Combine. Shipping costs are included in your pledge!
Just to be super clear, Ghost Kiss will still be available to read for free online. New chapters will appear online about the sometime new issues of Combine are released. Likewise, my current Patreon is still the place to go if you want to help fund Ghost Kiss, Modest Medusa or any of my other projects. The Combine Patreon is a completely separate deal. It’s a subscription service designed to allow us to produce and distribute a bimonthly magazine. We make a little money off it, but not much. This is mostly just a “for fun” project for people who like to hold physical comics in their hand and might enjoy having comics show up in their mail. I’ll still rely on your generosity through my Patreon for most of my income.
We plan to release the first issue of Combine at the beginning of October. It will feature the first chapters of Ghost Kiss, Devil Spy and Shutter Valley Record. I’m more excited for the second issue though, which will have an all new Ghost Kiss story. I’m excited to be able to share a magazine with Jaymz and Micah too. They’re both doing great work and I think you’ll really dig Devil Spy and SVR!
Anyway, that’s the big announcement! I’m super excited about Combine and I hope you’ll check it out! Here’s the Patreon link.
-So this weekend I had an open house at my studio as part of the neighborhood street festival. Except the street festival was cancelled, so it was just me. I sat up a table outside my front door displaying all my books and selling some old poster, t-shirts and damaged goods. I also had a big bowl of free Chocodiles. Attendance was good, with several friends, neighbors and fans coming to check out my work space and say hi. There were some gifts too (which I’ll show off next update). And later in the evening we had a party. So over all it was a pretty good day!
Thanks for hosting such a fun party! Too bad I accidentally left my sandwich there. I hope it didn’t go to waste 🙁
I don’t remember seeing it, so… hopefully someone ate it or disposed of it.
First question: Yes, most people have that. It’s called “siblings.” (In this case, my younger brother.)
Glasses and a sword. Best friend. I wasn’t prepared to feels yet today.
It’s even worse if you go back to the first time a certain character-who-is-no-longer-with-us appeared. She was the one who first got Medusa to talk damnit, these feels shouldn’t be able to ambush me in such an otherwise light-hearted comic.
“She reminds me of my best friend.”
Oddly enough, Modest, I think I DO have a part of my brain like that.
Uhhh question, question… uhhh…
Now that you seem to be wearing clothes all the time, what’s your favorite outfit?
Aw. Marah reference. I haz da sadz.
The feels at the end
Jake you should draw a Bob’s Burgers inspired Modest picture.
I did! You’ll see it soon.
Cool, I thought of that when I watched a little bit of that show. The way the girl wears her bunny hat reminds me of Modest.
Yeah. Louise is waaaay smarter than Modest and way meaner, but they have a lot in common. They’d get a long great.
Modest: So it’s snakes on the left of me, others on the right, and there I am, stuck in the middle of you…
And now I’m thinking of Modest and Meg doing a play re-enactment of that scene from Reservoir Dogs… and having to pick names for her snakes so that they don’t end up arguing about which one is going to be Mr Black. >:=)>
Snakes can’t hold guns and argue at the same time, so they’re at a disadvantage.
What’s Modest’s favorite Cookie and what are her snakes favorite?
Ummm… second voice bubble should be sepArate. Don’t feel bad, though. Apparently it’s the second most common spelling error on the interwebs.
So common that my spell check doesn’t catch it apparently.
You made me nervous I was an idiot as well as an anus, so I double-checked and found a different study that says it’s the most misspelled word. At that point, what with English being a living language and all, we should probably just all agree to change it.
If you could bend an element, what would it be Modest?
Where do you get your clothes? Does Charles make your pants specially for you?