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.

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! (7/11-7/15)

Hey there! Here’s the stream plan for this week! 

All streams start at 8:30 PM unless otherwise specified. Find out what that is in your local time by checking the schedule on my Twitch page!

MONDAY 7/11: Art and a game! What game? Haven’t decided yet.

WEDNESDAY 7/13: Caves of Qud: Laser turtle adventures continue!

FRIDAY 7/15: Working on some Art Fight attacks and taking drawing requests from viewers for Twitch Bits or via Ko-Fi!

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!

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 schedule! (6/27-7/1)

We’re back to sort of a normal schedule again this week, and with some extra good news: I finally made it to Twitch Affiliate! This means that if you pop in and watch while I’m making comics or playing a game, you’ll be helping support the comic via the tiny slice of ad revenue share I get.

Additionally, unlocking affiliate has opened up a bunch of new fun stuff you can do! Just by hanging out and watching the stream, you’ll collect channel points, which in my case are known as Chio Coins! You can spend them on all kinds of ✨fabulous prizes✨, and if you save up enough you can even request a free sketch during an art stream!

Here are my plans for this week:

All streams start at 8:30 PM eastern time!

MONDAY 6/27: Drawing and then doing some Caves of Qud chores

WEDNESDAY 6/29: Caves of Qud: Laser turtle adventures continue!

FRIDAY 7/1: Friday Night Mystery stream! Art? Games? All of the above? I haven’t decided yet!

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

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! (5/30-6/4)

Here are my streaming plans for this week! Some dates and times are a little different than normal!

MON 5/30: Canceled!

WED 6/1 9 PM eastern: Caves of Qud: Nyla the Laser Turtle’s adventures continue!

FRI 6/3 8:30 PM eastern: Pokemon Emerald!

SAT 6/4 1:00 PM eastern: Working on comic page revisions!

Get notifications and see the schedule in your local time when you follow me on Twitch!