Patreon Overhaul

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Thanks to that great little poll I took about a month ago, I got lots of feedback on how to better manage my comics and ways to have them help Neros and I continue to survive! Yay, surviving!

A lot of you said you like supporting artists through Patreon, and so in order to help you guys get more out of what you’re giving I’ve updated the rewards.

Patreon rewards now give you:

  • sketch previews of FQC updates (as in the whole comic, not just the blips you see on the blog)
  • access to updates a day early
  • access to art specials, print previews, and adoptables a day early
  • free prints! (When I come out with new prints, you can pick one out to be sent to you!)

"Abbey" will now also be included under Patreon so that means you’ll be getting early access to not one comic but TWO comics! Isn’t that neat?

Anyway, that’s all for now. Thank you to everyone who continues to support me as best as they can. All of us over at the Redwings family really appreciate it!!

Holy Patreon updates, Batman!

"When the queen asks you where her steward is, you tell her… And you definitely don’t say the word ‘ass’ in her presence either.

(Here’s the song she’s singing.
And if you like this comic, and want to encourage me to update more, please consider supporting us on Patreon!

Also, don’t forget the Etsy store is having a sale until Sept. 30th! Use the code CHRYSSYLUV25 to get 25% off anything.)

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Hey all!

So, I have to make room in the Etsy store since I plan on having at least 3 new prints added by the end of next month. We’re going to (hopefully) have two Halloween special prints, and a surprise one! But in order to keep the Etsy bill low, I need to get rid of stuff. So, to do that, I thought a clearance sale would be kind of nice! Just enter the coupon code CHRYSSYLUV25 to get 25% off your order!

Stuff on the Chopping Block:

  • Bronycon 2014 Print Bundle
  • Original Sketch: Gala Twilight Sparkle
  • CMC: POW! print

All that stuff up there is gonna be GONE by the end of the month! If you want them, you better jump on ‘em by then!

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She’s pretending to be a news anchor in this shot.

The next update IS coming! But this isn’t a WIP from it. This is for something else that I’m re-drawing from a long time ago. Stay tuned for more info!

ryuredwingsreturn:

She’s pretending to be a news anchor in this shot.

The next update IS coming! But this isn’t a WIP from it. This is for something else that I’m re-drawing from a long time ago. Stay tuned for more info!

About The Lack of Updates

Hello to my awesome followers of FQC! I thought I’d answer a few questions that have probably been on your minds in terms of of activity on this here blog. It’s been pretty bare of comic updates, and I’m really sorry about that!!

The lack of updates is due to a number of things, but I’ll just list the top ones that have been effecting me as of late:

  • Health!

For those of you who have been following the blog and have attended several of my livestreams, you’ll know that I’ve had trouble with my back for YEARS. My health in general kind of went downhill this past year as well, and by the time Bronycon came and went, I kind of realized I was in trouble. So, I’m finally putting my foot down (literally) and am hitting the gym. I’ve been going for a week, and my health has already improved A LOT, as well as my back strength! YAY!!!

  • Technology issues!

This has been the most recent hurdle. My laptop has been pretty iffy, and now my tablet may be on its way out too. I’m hoping I can scrap up enough money from the sales from the etsy store (which have been REALLY helping over here!! It’s been awesome!!) to invest in a new tablet, but we’ll just have to see. As usual, my student loans kinda have to come first though so I’m not sure how I’m going to make it work if either my laptop or my tablet kick the bucket. And another came due this month too. I’m paying about $300 a month now, ugh.

  • Time!

My schedule has been pretty jammed as of late, and it’s really been taking a bite into my art time. I haven’t even really had time to draw for myself lately!! But between the gym, church activities, house chores, and getting to bed at a reasonable hour, art has kinda taken the back burner… Which actually really sucks since I want to draw, I really do!!, but it just seems I either get to draw or one of the things listed above doesn’t get done. What I had been doing was basically sacrificing my health in lieu of work, but all that did was get me in the trouble I’m trying to get out of now.

  • TL;DR Version

I’m hitting the gym to fix my back and my health, my laptop and tablet want to die, and I barely have time to play video games rn, nvm do the art thing. All of this leads to infrequent updates until I get my health and schedule under control.

Soooooo, yeah, that’s the deal. I do plan on trying to get some more small, non-story updates out since I know everyone loves the cutie-patoots around here, but I have to get my time management leveled up first. 

So, sit tight guys! Updates are bound to come, I swear!! It just might take a while until I’m both healthier and have a better handle on scheduling my time.

I hope you’re all doing super fantastic!!!

- Ryu

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If you haven’t already checked the map to see where FQC’s gonna be in the vending hall, here you go! Come and say hi!! I really want to meet people who know the comic!We’re gonna have a ton of original prints, and I’ll be doing colored pencil commissions like the stuff you see on my Instagram! (I’ll also have snacks for hungry people. Just ask!) And thanks to the wonders of technology, we’ll be able to take cash and credit!But if you just want to stop by and say hi, that’s okay too!! 

ryuredwingsreturn:

If you haven’t already checked the map to see where FQC’s gonna be in the vending hall, here you go! Come and say hi!! I really want to meet people who know the comic!
We’re gonna have a ton of original prints, and I’ll be doing colored pencil commissions like the stuff you see on my Instagram! (I’ll also have snacks for hungry people. Just ask!) And thanks to the wonders of technology, we’ll be able to take cash and credit!
But if you just want to stop by and say hi, that’s okay too!! 

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This is awesome!! Everything looks so good!!

(Print preview~!)

ryuredwingsreturn:

This is awesome!! Everything looks so good!!

(Print preview~!)

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Long live the queen!
Another print down for Bronycon. This is the last of the miniprints. Now all I need to do is finish the last two bigger ones, and I’m all done!Then it might be on to buttons, but we’ll see.

(Thought you all might appreciate a look at this! I hope to see some of you at Bronycon! We’ll be at table 124!)

ryuredwingsreturn:

Long live the queen!

Another print down for Bronycon. This is the last of the miniprints. Now all I need to do is finish the last two bigger ones, and I’m all done!
Then it might be on to buttons, but we’ll see.

(Thought you all might appreciate a look at this! I hope to see some of you at Bronycon! We’ll be at table 124!)

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The FQC print is now done!!
Holy moley, did this turn out way busier then I initially thought it would be. I thought I’d just go with something focusing just on Chryssy, but all the other prints I have a stand-alones as well… So, why not include (almost) everyone?Hope you guys like the little Nightmare Moon doll she’s got. XD

(Whoo-hooooo! Who’s ready to grab this at Bronycon, if you’re going? We’ll be at booth 124, so stop by and say hi! We’ll have cookies!!
…No, really, I’m going to have free cookies for anyone who comes by.)

ryuredwingsreturn:

The FQC print is now done!!

Holy moley, did this turn out way busier then I initially thought it would be. I thought I’d just go with something focusing just on Chryssy, but all the other prints I have a stand-alones as well… So, why not include (almost) everyone?
Hope you guys like the little Nightmare Moon doll she’s got. XD

(Whoo-hooooo! Who’s ready to grab this at Bronycon, if you’re going? 
We’ll be at booth 124, so stop by and say hi! We’ll have cookies!!

…No, really, I’m going to have free cookies for anyone who comes by.)

"…Iaminsomuchtrouble."

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