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Streaming

Streaming schedule! (5/16-5/20)

Here’s this week’s streaming schedule! It’s pretty similar to last week’s since that went well. If you want to come hang out with me while I work on comics, or while I play some Caves of Qud, here are the times you’ll be able to find me! As always, you can find this schedule in your local time by visiting my Twitch profile. (And if you subscribe, you’ll get notified when I’m going live!)

Monday 5/9: Working on comic art THEN playing Caves of Qud! 

Wednesday 5/11: Just playing Caves of Qud! 

Friday 5/13: Doodle Zone/Art Request Stream!

All streams start at 8:30 PM eastern time, but again, check my Twitch page to see what that is in your local time!

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Chio Club Comics

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth: Starving Artist

Hi, my name is Bug and I have pretty severe anxiety! It makes life incredibly hard sometimes, and I am lucky to have supportive people in my life as well as medical professionals who have helped me learn to deal with it. It feels weird to talk about it in a public place like this, but lately I’ve been trying to capture some of the feelings related to it in art, and it seemed like the right time to share some of it.

It took me a long time to figure out that I had anxiety at all, and that what I was feeling all the time (like my brain was going to explode) wasn’t something that everyone felt all the time, normally. With time and help, I’ve learned to adapt to it and strategies to cope with it.

If you are experiencing overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety: talk to someone you trust, or a doctor, or a counselor. You absolutely do not have to live this way, and your life can be significantly better. You are worth it. There are ways to get help if you need it.

With that said, here is a comic I drew on one particularly bad night recently about the experience of having anxiety and being an artist.

This comic premiered first to members of the Chio Club a couple of months ago! You can get early access to comics like this (and help reduce my stress as an artist) by becoming a member!

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Shop

Open for Commissions!

I’m currently open for art commissions of various types! If you’d like some custom art of your very own, check out the options I have!

I’m also willing to entertain other options and ideas not on my current menu, but I’ll have to make a custom quote for you. You can contact me at bug@messenger-comic.com

If you want to see more examples of my work, check out my portfolio page! I do a lot of fantasy/sci-fi/creatures/D&D style characters most of the time, but I’m happy to discuss anything you’d like me to draw.

If you’d like, I can even draw your commission during one of my Friday Night Doodle Zone streams!

To start a commission, check out my Ko-Fi page!

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Streaming

Streaming Schedule (5/9-5/13)

I’m doing more streams again this week! There is a slight change to the usual with tonight’s stream: instead of just working on comic art, I’ll be doing that for the first hour and then switching over to Caves of Qud for the second hour!

The rest of the week remains basically the same.

I’m still working toward getting Twitch Affiliate so I can do even more cool things with streaming and art, so if you have time to drop in, I would appreciate the bump to my viewer average!

Find me on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/radiochio!

All streams start at 8:30 PM Eastern time! You can check what that is in your local time on the schedule on my Twitch page.

Monday 5/9: Working on comic art THEN playing Caves of Qud!

Wednesday 5/11: Just playing Caves of Qud!

Friday 5/13: Doodle Zone/Art Request Stream!

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Ask a Chio

Ask a Chio: Is a chio’s hearing enhanced by their large ears?

Very yes!

Chios are from Messenger and Follower. Support us on Patreon to get a guaranteed Ask a Chio answer every month!

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Streaming

Stream Schedule (5/2-5/6)

I’m streaming again on three nights this week! Here are the details:

MONDAY 5/2: 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST

Working on new Follower pages and other art! Get a peek at the next comic page before it’s live! 

WEDNESDAY 5/4: 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST

Playing even more Caves of Qud! Starting my newest character, Nyla the laser turtle!

FRIDAY 5/6: 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST

The Friday Night Doodle Zone! This is a pay-what-you-want art request stream! The more you pay, the longer I will spend on your request art and the more detailed it will be! This is extremely fun and can get silly, so come along even if you’re just there to watch!

I’m working on getting to Twitch Affiliate status, and need just a few more viewers per stream to make it! Hope to see you there!

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News Streaming Video

Friday Night Doodle Zone: Giveaway Edition

I’m doing another round of the Friday Night Doodle Zone on 4/29 this week! In the last 30 minutes of the stream, I’ll be doing a giveaway for a free sketch to folks who were active in the stream chat via a random draw based on stream activity. In future Doodle Zone giveaways, regular viewers and followers will be twice as likely to win the giveaway!

The Friday Night Doodle Zone is my Friday night stream where I doodle, and you can pay any amount you want for a drawing done live on stream! The more you put in, the longer I’ll spend and the more detailed your drawing request will be!

Here are some examples of previous Friday Night Doodle Zone art!

To see the terms and conditions for Doodle Zone streams, check out my commissions page. (It’s just fairly basic terms about what the art you get can be used for, and what I’m willing to draw on stream.

I hope to see you there, whether you’re requesting a drawing or just hanging out in the chat! It’s going to be a fun time!

Follow me on Twitch to get notified anytime I’m streaming!

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News Video

Stream Schedule (4/25-4/29)

I’m streaming again this week! Here are the dates and times!

MONDAY 4/25: 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST

Working on new Follower pages and other art! Get a peek at the next comic page before it’s live!

WEDNESDAY 4/27: 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST

Playing even more Caves of Qud (or potentially another game if the glitches I’ve been having persist…)

FRIDAY 4/29: 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 CST / 5:30 PST

The Friday Night Doodle Zone! This is a pay-what-you-want art request stream! The more you pay, the longer I will spend on your request art and the more detailed it will be! This is extremely fun and can get silly, so come along even if you’re just there to watch!

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News Video

Return of the Friday Night Doodle Zone!

This Friday (4/22/22 – 8:30 PM EDT) I’m once again opening up a portal to the Friday Night Doodle Zone, and you can join me! Follow me on Twitch to come along for the ride while I take pay-what-you-want drawing requests from anyone watching. It’s going to be chill, silly, and lots of fun. You can even be a Pokemon as a member of the chat!

I’m also streaming tomorrow night (4/21/22) and I’m going to be playing Caves of Qud! I just started a new character, Mehla, a watervine farmer with dreams of learning every recipe in the wild apocalyptic world of Qud.

Follow me on Twitch to get notifications when I’m live! I can’t wait to see you there!!

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Ask a Chio: Could a chio mutate from certain chemicals?

Sounds dangerous.

Chios are from Messenger and Follower.