February 2023 News & Updates!

Hey hey comic readers and Chio aficionados of all sorts! It’s February, and that means it’s time for another news and updates post!

What’s Up?

To get straight to the point: I’ve been doing physical therapy for my hand and joint issues for the past few weeks, and according to the therapists I’ve been working with, there’s already been some improvement, which is a great sign. I’m working on strengthening the muscles around my joints so that everything is better supported, but that’s a bit of a process. That said, I’m still working more slowly than normal so as not to strain my joints. My current plan is to keep working on a buffer so I have some more flexible time between new Follower pages. Chio Club folks have been getting early looks at what I’ve been working on, so if that’s your thing, come join us!

What’s Next?

As it’s been lately, I’m slowly working on Follower book revisions and new Follower pages. This is mostly hindered by, of course, the problems I’m having with my hands, but again, I’m hopeful this will improve over the next few months. My main goal is getting that Follower buffer going, and I’m part of the way there. I don’t have a solid date for Follower’s return yet, but I’m optimistically guessing during this spring.

To help save my hands, I’ve been working on some less drawing-intense projects, including some video content. I’m not quite finished with the first, but it’s going to be a storytime type of video on the topic of what’s up with my hands, since I’ve learned some kind of interesting things in the process of figuring out what’s up with them. It’ll likely be up in a week or two, since I have a bunch of stream archive content queued up between now and then and I’d like to let that run out first. I’ve got a few ideas for other types of videos, too, but they’re a bit more labor intensive and will come out in due time. Meanwhile, if you want to be the first to know when the new content drops, subscribe to our Youtube channel and (as they say) don’t forget to hit that bell for notifications!!! I hate myself a little for typing that sentence, just so you know.

What’s New?

Get all our digital mini comics on itch.io for 50% off each, or $5 as a bundle, during Valentine’s week! Show us a little love and get some little comics!

Our Teepublic store will be up to 35% off
February 8 – 11 and February 22 – 26*

*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.

Our Redbubble sticker shop will be up to 20% off
February 25 – 28*

*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.

Community News

This month, I’m slowly getting back into streaming while I work on comic stuff! I am also going to work some gaming back in as well, but I’ve got to start slow. Right now my plan is to try and fit in one stream a week, and you can always find out the latest schedule by visiting my Twitch schedule page or the streaming page on Radiochio.com. My streams are pretty chill, so if you just want to drop in and talk comics, or even drop in and lurk while I draw, that’s all great. Watching my Twitch is an easy way to help the comic, because I do get paid for ad views. Subscribing helps out even more, and if you have Amazon Prime you get a free Twitch subscription each month to the channel of your choice! Not saying you have to use it on mine, but I’d surely be grateful if you did. *wink wink*

I’ve also heard that Twitch has loosened up some of their affiliate exclusivity rules, so I might be able to simultaneously stream to other platforms? I have to do a bit more research, but if you tend to watch streams on other sites like Picarto or Youtube, there’s a chance I’ll be coming there as well. Always gotta be looking for new ways to reach new readers!

And, as usual, our Discord is always open and welcoming new folks! It’s a little slow and quiet, but that’s not always a bad thing. Pop on in for comic updates, general chat, and potentially some new community events in the coming year!

Thanks For Reading

Once again, thank you so much for reading about our newest stuff, even if things are still a bit slow.

January 2023 News & Update

Hey folks! It’s 2023, we made it! We’re off and running into a new year once again, and we’ve got plans, kinda. 

What’s Up?

I always expect to get so much done at the end of the year, and without fail it is always a fool’s errand. I had hoped to get more new Follower pages done, but haven’t quite gotten there yet due to ongoing issues with my hand. The good news is, I was finally able to have it looked at, and it might be a long-term issue to deal with, but I’ll be doing physical therapy in the next few weeks which may start to help. Overall, I’m optimistic about the situation, just slightly disappointed in how long it’s taken to make progress. 

What’s Next?

My current plan is to continue working on a Follower buffer. I was hoping to get some work done during the holidays, since everything was closed and nobody could ask anything of me and there was a huge blizzard, so everything would be extra super closed! But unfortunately, our internet went out for 6 days during this period thanks to the blizzard, and so I couldn’t access my comic art files which I keep in an online cloud storage service. Frustrating! New pages will be up first on Patreon and Ko-Fi as I work on them. 

I am also planning on working on Follower edits, probably live on stream. This week has been exceptionally busy for me, but I’m hoping to get back into it starting next week. Follow me at twitch.tv/radiochio for schedules and updates!

What’s New?

Our Teepublic store will be up to 40% off

January 11-13, January 19 and January 25-29.*

*Sale dates are not final and therefore subject to change.

All our digital comics are on sale on itch.io for just a bit longer! 

Community News

Our Discord is always open for new members! Come and hang out, share your own art and creative projects, or propose some kind of community activity. Help our little community grow!

Thanks For Reading!

Thanks again for reading our latest news and updates. This was kind of a sparse one, but things should get more exciting in the months to come!

Radio Chio Does a Capitalism (It’s a Black Friday Week Sale)

It’s That One Week of the year again and we’ve decided to do some capitalism and make our boy Tom Nook proud. That means basically all of our merch is discounted pretty deeply through this week! 

All of our digital comics are on sale 11/22-11/30 on itch.io, ko-fi and Gumroad! Get your hands on something new with instant delivery!

Where to find our digital comics on sale

Itch.io

Get each comic for 50% off or get a bundle of ALL of them for just $15 total!

Ko-Fi

Each comic is 50% off when you use this link or the code ‘chiofriday2021‘ at checkout!

Gumroad 

Get 34% off each comic in our Gumroad shop when you use the code ‘chiofriday2021’ at checkout!

Everywhere else we sell physical merch is having some kind of sale, but the discounts and dates vary by shop, so get all the details here!

Where to find our merch on sale

Society6 

Apparel, home decor, tech cases, bags, outdoor and more

11/21 – 11/30 – Cyber Week: Up to 50% Off

The fine print: 50% off iPhone cases, Android cases, iPhone wallet cases, Android wallet cases, iPhone card cases and Android card cases, art prints, framed art prints, tapestries, posters, canvas prints, framed mini art prints, mini art prints, metal prints, wood wall art, wall hangings, framed canvas, recessed framed prints, floating acrylic, tapestries
40% off throw pillows, rectangular pillows, floor pillows, throw blankets, blackout curtains, sheer curtains, wall clocks, wallpaper, wall murals, rugs, comforters, pillow shams, duvet covers, bath mats, hand towels, bath towels, shower curtains
30% off everything else (excludes digital gift cards) 

Teepublic 

Tees, stickers, mugs, hoodies, phone cases and more

November 22-30 

Everything will be up to 35% off — that means $13 tees, $20 phone cases, $30 hoodies, and way more! 

Redbubble

Our favorite sticker shop! Get Follower and Messenger characters or original art on stickers, magnets, hats, even desk mats and backpacks!

November 26–30

Get 20–60% off sitewide with code CYBER5

We’re extra thankful for all our readers this year, so thank you yet again for reading this super long post! When you buy comics or merch from our shops, you directly support our ability to keep producing Follower and our other stories. From our family to yours, we hope you have an excellent Thanksgiving if you’re in the states, and just an excellent Thursday if you’re everywhere else! 💖

– Bug & Delade

#furrybookmonth sale

It’s #furrybookmonth, and since our comics are kind of furry-adjacent it seems like a great time to drop a discount for everyone and put the spotlight on our books!

Through October, all of our digital comics will be 20% off on Gumroad and itch.io. (To receive the 20% discount on Gumroad, use the code radiochiofbm!)

All of our comics are included, but some of the highlights are:

Follower issues 1-3

Digital Comic 3-pack

The first three chapters of Follower in book form! Take these PDFs anywhere you go, internet connection or not! Each comic includes a bonus story that hasn’t been published anywhere online! Collect each issue individually, or get a handy 3-pack bundle that includes all the comics. 

*use code radiochiofbm for Gumroad discount

Best Friends: Eldora & Icy

Set in the same universe as Follower comes this tale from “sequel” comic, Messenger! Best Friends is the story of how protagonist Eldora meets her best plush friend, Icy, and the history they have together. One of our best-selling short comics, you can add this cute tale to your collection for just $2.40!

*use code radiochiofbm for Gumroad discount

Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat
Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat is a silly but true story about moving, new neighbors, cats, and ghosts. It’s cuter than it is spooky. Actual comic is 8 pages; total page count includes covers & extra info.

*use code radiochiofbm for Gumroad discount

Kitten Tales #1

Kitten Tales #1

A small collection of the true stories about my cat I’ve drawn in the past year! Available in print at conventions, and also here as a digital download! 7 comic strips + covers and notes.

*use code radiochiofbm for Gumroad discount

This sale will run all month long and includes all of our comics, not just those listed here! Stop in and check out what we’ve got!

30% off merch on Society6

Follower merch will be on sale on Society6 from 7/15 – 7/20:

30% Off Home Decor, Wall Art, Bed & Bath

This includes: art prints, framed prints, wall hangings, posters, canvas prints, mini framed art prints, mini art prints, metal prints, wood wall art, tapestries, throw pillows, rectangular pillows, floor pillows, throw blankets, blackout curtains, sheer curtains, wall clocks, wallpaper, wall murals, credenzas, benches, counter stools, side tables, coffee tables, duvet covers, comforters, pillow shams, bath mats, shower curtains, hand & bath towels!

Get something cool for your house and support the comic at the same time!

Radio Chio at CozyCon Online!

This weekend we’re exhibiting at a virtual table for CozyCon Online

We’re running a special sale throughout this month as part of CozyCon! Use the code ‘cozycon2021’ in our Gumroad shop for 30% off, or itch.io shop for 50% off!

Be sure to check out the convention site for more fun – there’s a discord, a bunch of virtual events, panels, and more!

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales!

Have you been waiting to get your hands on some Follower or Messenger stuff? The time has come! All our merch is on sale this weekend, up to 50% off!

Digital Comics – November 26-30

Gumroad – use code ‘CHIOFRIDAY‘ at checkout for 30% off everything!

itch.io – 50% off everything, no code necessary!

T-shirts, Stickers, Mugs, and other stuff! – November 26-27

All our merch on Teepublic is on sale from November 26-27 for 35% off! That means $13 tees, $20 phone cases, $30 hoodies, and way more.