CH3 PG14

posted August 23rd, 2017, 1:12 am

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August 23rd, 2017, 1:12 am

Stephan

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I just hit 100 pages in Chapter 3 tonight on the Patreon. It is a strange milestone that I thought would never really come up ._.

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August 23rd, 2017, 4:15 am

Azuly

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I love your story. I once met you people at a con a few years back and I was so happy! Really wish I could support you on Patreon too. Maybe one day! But unfortunately, for now all I can do is say I love your story, your drawing style and I am always looking forward to the next pages.

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August 23rd, 2017, 9:37 pm

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@Azuly: That's really sweet ;; I hope you had a good time! We really appreciate the support in any form it comes in <3

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August 23rd, 2017, 3:01 pm

Mrs.Chaton (Guest)

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I JUST CANT HANDEL THIS! WHAT HAPOENS NEXT? WHERES LINK? IS GANON BEING DRAGGED OFF TO WHERE HE IS? WHAT ABOUT THE HORSE THEY'RE RETRIEVING? WILL OLIVER LIKE THAT HORSE? WHY DO I CARE??????? nobutreallydoethisisthebestwebcomiciveeverreadsokeepgoingandisweariwillbecomeapatreanassoo nasicanaffordit IM JUST SO HYPE FOR UPDATES!ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

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August 23rd, 2017, 9:38 pm

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@Mrs.Chaton: THANK YOU FOR SUCH A LOVELY COMMENT!!! OLIVER WILL BE OK!! <<33333

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August 23rd, 2017, 9:02 pm

SupportiveSupporter (Guest)

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Woo! New page! Great work!
What did you mean by you got 100 pages? This is page 126, isn't it?

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August 23rd, 2017, 9:35 pm

Stephan

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@SupportiveSupporter: Oh! I didn't mean 100 pages total, I hit that a long while ago, I meant 100 pages in chapter 3.

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August 24th, 2017, 6:58 am

Mushroom Moon (Guest)

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Ahh Ganon noo!! I'm gunna go crazy I need my boy to be alright.
Can't wait for the next update!

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August 24th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Guest

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Wait, page 100? That means you are 86 pages ahead, considering the comic is only on chapter 3, why don't you upload a bunch at once?

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August 26th, 2017, 11:49 am

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@Guest: It isn't that I plowed through that many pages at once and continue to produce en masse, it's been a very slow accumulation and if I posted them all at once again, I would need to spend another 2 years gathering them up again. The deal I have right now with my patrons is that for every update I post, they get two. So like, the reason I post publicly once every 2 weeks is because for them, I post once a week. This has kind of been in flux since I started, depending on support (there was a time when I was posting twice a week to them and once a week to public). Around page 50 I had considered switching it to always be on the next chapter since my previous chapters had been 50 and 56 pages respectively, but this threw me for a bit of a loop when I hit 60 on chapter 3 and I was only about halfway through my chapter outline. So now I'm thinking that once I am able to get 100 pages ahead, I will open them back up to one to one and make the new offer based on that, but I haven't really decided yet. I am totally open to suggestions if you have them though!

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August 25th, 2017, 1:32 am

SupportiveSupporter (Guest)

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Thanks, that cleared it up. I'm guessing you release more on patreon, to encourage people to help support you. However, with skill like this, this should be a subscriptioned based comic!

But don't make it one. I like free stuff, even if its only once every two weeks. Free stuff is good. Good free stuff.

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August 26th, 2017, 11:51 am

Stephan

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@SupportiveSupporter: Thank you for the complement! Don't worry, I will never make Demon Road, or any of my personal web comic projects not free to read online!

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August 25th, 2017, 1:46 am

SupportiveSupporter (Guest)

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WaitWaitWaitWaitWaitWaitWait, I just did the math, and your on page 212 on patreon!? Holy crow, and here I was thinking to myself "why is there only one every two weeks? Are the making up the story as they go, and it takes them that long to come up with plot? Or is this the only time it fits in their schedule? Or (And I don't mean this part in an offensive way) does it take them that long to draw each one, because it seems like these would be fairly easy to draw.

P.S, I have been told I can be quite cynical. I rarely mean anything offensive with any of my comments, and I am definitely no trying to criticize ypu here. Great comic, and, as my name says, I am extremely supportive of what your doing. Unfortunately, I would rather wait 2 weeks than spend a small amount on patreon. But JUST barely. Like, 49.998%in "Buy it" and 50.002% in "Don't buy it, save up"

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August 26th, 2017, 12:13 pm

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@SupportiveSupporter: Lol! I love your PS. Don't worry don't worry I'm not offended, convos are what comments are for :).

Basically back in the day, I used to have to take really long stretches of breaks because of my job and save up to get a bit of free time to work on my own stuff. It really sucked. So I quit where I was working and moved from doing studio stuff to taking freelance stuff. how it works is that patrons decide how much of my schedule I get to have for Demon Road by being able to kind of treat it as a commission that was being collectively paid for. Sometimes it was once a week, sometimes twice, whatever they decided. Because they where paying me to be able to make the pages, the deal was that they would always get 2 updates for every 1 update I was posting. Right now they get one page a week so public gets 1 every two weeks. I've recently integrated my comic patreon with my general patreon and am interested in changing up how it is done. I have kind of gone through my thought process on what I've been thinking about doing in the comment thread above ours if you'd like to check that out.

Support comes in a lot of forms, not just monetary. It is easy to fall into the trap of quantifying it as a one to one dollar thing, and while at the end of the day it is true that I need to be able to afford to do the comic, there are so many ways that it can happen. Sharing the comic so it gets more viewership and more chances to gain support channels, subscribing on platforms that it is on to appease the algorithms that decide how easy it is to find, finding me at conventions, etc, all of these lead to indirect monetary support. Even just comments to let me know that someone is out there reading and likes what I do or cares about how I manage the comic are really emotionally motivating. I always sell out of my books, and people seem to like the prints and stuff that I make and I get reblogs on the pages, but surprisingly few people actually stop to talk to me about it or leave a comment and it can feel kind of weirdly isolating even while it's not, so I really appreciate it.

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August 26th, 2017, 11:02 pm

SupportiveSupporter (Guest)

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I really appreciate you taking the time to responded to my long comments. I get that people like you are extremely busy making this amazing stuff. If you'd ever like any sort of help from me I am a... medium artist. I put more pride in my creativity than my skill, though I am moderately skilled. If you'd like any sort of unique creature, or robot, or boss, or anything like that, I would gladly help, though I don't really have a reliable way for anyone to contact me.

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August 27th, 2017, 6:38 pm

Mrs.Chaton (Guest)

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THATS GOOD I MIGHT HAVE CRIED A LOT IF OLIVER WASNT OKAY. WAIT BUT WHAT ABOUT GANONS PONY? WHATS THAT PONIES NAME? WILL THEY BE OKAY?! WILL THEY LIKE THE NEW PONY????!!!! \(;´□`)/

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September 6th, 2017, 9:11 pm

Stephan

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@Mrs.Chaton: SKITTLES IS FINE TOO

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September 2nd, 2017, 1:03 pm

KuroLizpop (Guest)

WELL HI PATREON

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I wasn't planning on being a patreon supporter until I realized I sped through this comic in one sitting in less than thirty minutes. Where is my life??? Oh right, invested in this ART. SO YEAH SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW PATREON SUPPORTER.

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September 6th, 2017, 9:10 pm

Stephan

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@KuroLizpop: ;; Thank you so much! I hope I can live up to your expectations!

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September 5th, 2017, 9:26 pm

Guest (Guest)

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Great comic, but I hope im not the only one who sees noodle arms in the last panel. Still, really looking forward to more :)

Oh shoot, I forgot he had gloves on, disregard this lol

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September 7th, 2017, 10:45 am

Mrs.Chaton (Guest)

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@Stephan THE PONIES NAME IS SKITTLES YESYESYESYEYSYESYES

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September 7th, 2017, 11:36 pm

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Great action shots all around!

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September 11th, 2017, 8:19 pm

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@SomiJuli: Thank you!

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