First off, if you’re American, Happy Memorial Day! If not, Happy Yet Another Monday!
If you’re feeling kind, I’d really appreciate a vote this week! Messenger has been consistently stuck at the 252 spot on TWC for ALL OF MAY. My goal for June is to get anywhere above 200, so I’m hoping you guys will stick with me! Make a bookmark to the vote page and vote every day! Since it’s the last day of May, we’ll have a head start to gain some ground over the course of this week while TWC resets and everyone settles back into their places. Also, remember that for the next 3 weeks the vote incentive will be a new minicomic featuring Luke and Aki. Click on Luke below to go vote! ♥
I had a ton of fun working on this week’s page. I don’t often get to add in extra sound effects and stuff like that, so I really enjoy coming up with them when I do. In this case, trying to figure out what ancient speakers broadcasting a digitized voice would look like. :B
So, there’s just one page left for Chapter Seven, and the debate from a few weeks ago about whether Eldora survives will be settled at last! Meanwhile, there’s a poll about this on the forums. “Eldora lives!” is currently winning with 80% of the votes. But what do you think?
Been working away on book pages, as well. After I get a more decently-sized chunk of them completed, I plan to scan and post rough versions on the forums. I’m really happy with the way they’re turning out so far. My next plan is to set a deadline for myself to have everything completed. In my head, this is the end of June, but knowing myself I’m not sure how well I’ll stick to that. I think it’s definitely do-able, if I keep a decent pace. We’ll see how that goes.
In other miscellaneous notes, I’ve been tweaking the site a bit to make the ads more streamlined. They’re useful in that they help to fund the site and comic supplies (and groceries) but I have a hard time actually making them “fit” in. I decluttered things a bit and stuck them in their own neat boxes, and so far I’m pretty happy with the result. I also added a big vote link that’s at the top of every page now, in hopes of getting Messenger a bit further up the list at TWC. :B
That’s all I’ve got for this update. Thanks for reading!
Hey there! Did you arrive here by clicking a link banner from some other comic or website? Are you a new reader? I’ve been doing a bunch of advertising lately to try and build up my readership, and I just want to say welcome, and I hope you’ll stick around!
Messenger is a sci-fi/fantasy webcomic that debuted in 2004 and has almost 200 pages in its archive. It follows the stories of a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic future. If you’re confused about the story so far, you can easily catch up by skimming through the Story Guide or browsing the Cast page.
Messenger updates every Monday, and is currently almost to the end of Chapter Seven, so you’re in a good place to catch up before Chapter Eight begins! There is also a mini-comic which tells a short side story available by voting for Messenger at TopWebComics every week.
If you use Twitter, you can follow comic updates at @radio_chio. You can also follow comic updates via RSS or e-mail subscription.There is also a forum here on the site for discussions, polls, and secret bonuses for registered members!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stick around! After nearly six years, I’m finally reaching some major turning points in the story and I’m really excited about where things will go from here. I hope you’ll stay with me for the ride. :)
Lenore Biotech Institute, you say? This is actually referenced in the Chio article I put up a while back. Even though this was mentioned on the last page and everyone probably missed it or didn’t know what it meant. This will get more developed, though, so don’t worry. :B Coming up on the end of the chapter, as well. Two more pages left in Chapter Seven!