Thanks for bearing with me while I have been working on the Kickstarter. In case you were confused, I’ve been:
-redrawing and recoloring every page of the comic for the print version!! literally every single page. This took a very long time, and was worth it.
-finalizing and ordering literally thousands of Meek reward items for KS backers… so much STUFF.
-other boring logistical stuff that takes time to do.
-patreon, Mare updates, etc, I slept a few times I think…
So yeah, that’s where I’ve been… it is really important to me to make sure this book is as beautiful as possible so I decided to put the time in and really polish it the best I could. Hopefully all backers have picked up the Volume 1 wallpaper set already! If not, check out this post with info on how to redeem yours :] The PDF copies of the book will be going out this month, I am just running it past a lot of people first to make sure it (and the print pages) are completely perfect. If you missed the campaign, I will likely be opening up limited preorders, will post here on that when it happens.
In other news, I finally set up email notifications! If you don’t like RSS or the unreliability of social media notifications, you can now get updates sent straight to your inbox.
I know I tend to update randomly… my normal schedule is 1x a week at least (recently less due to book fulfillment duties) but I always upload at the random time I finish it. With email notifications, you don’t have to check back on the site manually, and will get a simple notification (here’s an example) as soon as new pages are posted~ yay
Last, I’ve been still hard at work on other stuff… there’s a giveaway contest running both on Mare Internum and on the Patreon if you’re a MI reader! I’ll be doing giveaways more frequently now that I’m a Real Capitalist, will probably have some Kickstarter swag up for grabs in the upcoming months. The September tutorial was also pretty popular in case you missed it, and there are two whole supplements unlocked this month as well to sweeten the deal.
Anyways, sorry that’s a lot of info XD Basically I’ve been staring at Meek stuff for the past month straight and you haven’t, but I am slowly sliding back on track with everything, so see you next week with the next page!
The most accurate sibling relationship I’ve seen in a while…
Hmm, what are the red things?
Spoke too soon — it’s a “BOOM!” like in the previous two pages. I think it will make more sense when not read as a serial. :-)
In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that it helps to read pages without several weeks of waiting in between?? so weird
Sources, or it didn’t happen!
Hmmm…sounds fake but ok whatever you say…
Whoaa. Every single page of CH 1-3? Or “only” those from before the break? These are already amazing!
I hope I’ll be able to purchase the book somewhere on this side of the pond. :)
Yeah, all 139 or whatever pages, redid a bunch of art and added color holds to everything… Looks SO much better now! And was a relief to finally render some lighting the way I’d always intended.
That’s amazing shingworks. Is it possible for you to link to both an old colored version of a page and a new one? I think everyone would like to appreciate the difference 8-D
Yeah, that would be great to see! :)
I keep thinking I should sign up for the notifications, but I like keeping the Meek and Mare websites pinned open in Chrome and I would feel naked without them.
Loving the tree against the grey sky in panel three, and I really hope I’ll be able to get the book!
The lack of good food on the mission would be an alternative.
I really hope RSS feeds don’t drop out of vogue before a successor “universal broadcast” service arrives. I know of your updates the day –sometimes, the minute — they drop. You, and like eighty other webcomics and gamedevs. :D
Yup, I read all my comics exclusively by RSS too. Although I have to say the feed on this site is seriously well hidden – unless you stumble on the single link or guess the URL you’ll never know it’s there.
Oh, really XC dang, haha. I have it in the links bar but maybe it’s not clear enough… I’m doing a little facelift soon and will make it more obvious!
Ahhh, yes, I see the problem – you might want to know that setting one’s adblocker to get rid of annoying social buttons too just happens to throw out the entire box on these pages, including the RSS button, which somehow seems to get spared usually. And please please please don’t hit me – I swear I’m a Patreon backer…
ohh haha. I don’t use adblockers so I had no idea… that’s a weird thing to block? Especially the social buttons since those are sort of useful… Though it explains why people get confused about me “disappearing” when I’m still super active online and updating status on social pages. I always wonder why they don’t just check the various things I use to reach my audience, but maybe the literally can’t see those things T__T; ah well
Ooop, Suda’sback to his :/ face. Time to talk about Dad issues!
Der-Shing, I wanted to thank you for sharing O Human Star in the last update. It’s so good – I can’t stop reading it!
Er – in your other comic…. aaa
Isn’t it though!! All my favorite comics I list on both comic’s link pages :] Defs support the KS if you can, the books are beautiful as well.
“I’m sorry, is this the five minute argument or the full half hour?”
Just the five minutes please!
yes, no, yes, no…reminds me of the scene in the Emporers New Groove where the two kids are arguing in their bunks. :D
I’m sorry, I didn’t hear anything over THERE’S GOING TO BE A PRINT VERSION? THERE’S GOING TO BE A PRINT VERSION! THERE’S GOING TO BE A PRINT VERSION!hohoheeheehaha to the funny farm where life is beautiful–
I just got caught up after finding this a few days ago and I am absolutely in love. My only question – is Soli dead or just badly injured? I’m very much in love with her (his? their?) character and aaahh beautiful–
Anyway I just wanted to let you know I’m so in love with the whole comic and art style <333
Took me a moment to remember where we were at storywise, Its been awhile since the last page, glad to see the Meek back on my RSS feed.
Got a problem with the wallpaper page, I click “I want this!” and nothing, ad-block is off and it’s not blacklisted in my script blocker, does anyone know whats up with it?
I’ll check it out? It’s a gumroad site, not really under my control, so it might be an issue on your end. I’ll take a look though.