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!

Stream Schedule! (7/18-7/22)

Based on feedback in a couple of polls I ran during last week, I’m adjusting stream start times a little bit this week! Instead of starting at 8:30 PM eastern, streams will now start at 4 pm eastern time. Check the schedule on my Twitch page to see what that is in your local time! I’m hoping this helps make things more accessible for more people!

Here’s what’s on deck this week:

All streams start at 4 pm eastern time this week!

MONDAY 7/18: Working on Follower first half; probably Stardew Valley second half!

WEDNESDAY 7/20: Caves of Qud continues!

FRIDAY 7/22: More Art Fight attacks and taking requests for Twitch bits!

Times are subject to change: check the schedule on Twitch for the latest times!

Hope to catch you at one of these upcoming streams!

Stream Schedule! (7/4-7/8)

Hey there! I’m planning some more streams for this week!

Here’s what’s on the schedule:

WEDNESDAY 7/6: Caves of Qud: Laser turtle adventures continue!

FRIDAY 7/8: Working on some Art Fight attacks and taking drawing requests from viewers!

Times are subject to change; the best place to watch for changes is on Twitch

Side note, tuning in while I’m streaming helps support my comics like Follower, since I’m a Twitch Affiliate now! You can also earn free Chio Coins by hanging out and interacting with the stream, which you can turn in for rewards!

Hope to see you at one of these upcoming streams!

Streaming (and events) Schedule! (6/20-6/24)

Hey there! This is coming in a bit late, but here’s this week’s streaming schedule! It’s a bit sparse, but mostly due to the fact that this Friday is our Discord’s first Movie Night! Come join us on Friday, June 24 at 8:00 PM on Discord! Everyone is welcome.

Without further ado, here’s this week:

WEDNESDAY 6/22: 8:30 PM – Caves of Qud Adventures Continue!

FRIDAY 6/24: 8:00 PM – Not a stream! Movie Night on the Radio Chio Discord! Our Discord is free and open to everyone, with extras for Chio Club members.

We suggest dropping in a bit ahead of time to make sure your permissions are all set since it takes a moment to pop through our server join requirements. (It’s easy, just mostly there to keep spam and stuff out.)

That’s it for this week. Hope to see you at one of these events!

Stream Schedule! (6/6-6/10)

I’m streaming again this week! Hopefully it’ll be a little more on track compared to last week. I wasn’t feeling so good on a couple of days I had planned to be on, but I spent the weekend sleeping in so I think things’ll be better!

Anyway, here’s what I have planned this week:

All streams this week start at 8:30 PM eastern, except Saturday!

MONDAY 6/6: Working on artwork and playing a game afterward. I’m not sure which game yet, might be Pokemon, might be Caves of Qud, might be something else!

WEDNESDAY 6/8: Continuing my Caves of Qud adventure as Nyla the mutant laser turtle!

FRIDAY 6/10: Pokemon Emerald cart rescue mission! (Or I might plug in FireRed or Sapphire to see what’s there, I haven’t peeked at those in a long time, either.)

BONUS! SATURDAY 6/11: This is a little more casual but I might pop on Saturday afternoon while I’m working on some miscellaneous comic page updates for the new website. I’ve listed the time as 3 PM eastern on Twitch, but that might change. Check Twitch or my Twitter to see what’s up!

As usual, follow me over on Twitch to get notifications when I’m going live! And come join us in the Discord, too!

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!

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!

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!

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!!