Archive for May, 2010

Last Chance Print Sale!

We’re tidying up the store and our inventory and that means that we’re having a huge clearance sale on a number of open edition prints. Once these prints are gone, they’re going to be gone for good. The prints are 60% off right now, so we’re hoping they’ll go quickly. If you wanted one, please buy it soon.

May’s Wallpaper is up!

Yep, May’s wallpaper is up, a very pink and glowy Meji. It’s always a very odd disconnect going between grey tones and color for those spell effects.

Although the fact that this is what May’s wallpaper ended up being is funny for reasons I can’t go into yet.

[Important!] Upcoming Changes to Update Schedule

As most of you have probably realized by now, Errant Story is in the final stages, wending its way towards its inevitable conclusion. We have several chapters yet before it’s done, but at this point it’s time to start seriously working on what comes next. We wouldn’t want you guys to have to wait months between the end of Errant Story and the start of all the cool things we have planned for afterwards!

So, Poe needs some time to work on other things. The Errant Story pages take a LOT out of him, so he can’t get those other things done AND maintain a three-days-a-week update schedule. He needs to switch to two days a week of comic updates for a while (we’re thinking the next two chapters), with some interesting world-building filler and previews of new things on the third days (I had wanted him to do the filler all the other days of the week to make up for the shift in schedule, but it would rather defeat the point).

Instead of just arbitrarily dictating to all of you what the new schedule will be, we thought it’d be better to get your input on what you want. To that end, there’s a poll in the comments thread for this post, and the two days that get the most votes there will be the new update days once the current chapter ends.

Now, this shift in schedule could have some unfortunate side effects, and one of them is that it will likely reduce page views and make it harder to sell enough advertising… unless we all do something to prevent that. So, while we’re on this new schedule, the cheapest and easiest way to bring new readers and elevate the page views is to vote to put Errant Story at the top of those voting lists to the right of the page. For every month that we get to and stay in the top ten, we’ll post an extra page of the comic. Of course, we welcome any additional efforts to get the word out, as well.


Support the Comic

It’s the last week of the month, so I feel like I should remind everybody about all the options for supporting the comic, and request that if you enjoy the comic you help us out by showing your support.

First, we still need to reach our sales goal for Volume Three. The meter above may still say “Pre-Orders” (at least, it will until I figure out how to fix it), but the books are now very much in stock and the sales count is still very accurate, and we’d really like to reach that goal as soon as possible! There’s also still a print clearance sale going on that might yield some good accompaniments for your new book.

This month, there is also a shiny Meji wallpaper up for those who choose to donate. As a reminder, donations are the only income that goes to Poe directly (I am not paid), and it’s going to be particularly crucial for us to make that income goal as Errant Story draws to a close.

Lastly, I’d ask everyone to remember that while these may be the two best ways to support the comic this month, they’re far from the only options. For more ideas on how you can help support the comic, please see the support page.