I’ve added characters to the
Twitch stream! These are randomly generated per user, and are also persistent!
To see your character all you gotta do is interact with the stream while I’m live in some way (e.g. follow, subscribe*/gift sub, host/raid, cheer/donate, catch the spider, hydrate, etc) and you’ll pop up on screen in front of everyone!
P.S. if you find that the RNG gods didn’t capture your look the way you wanted, you can reroll your character (the full character, or just your hat/hair, face, or body) by using your bees (aka Channel Points) which you accumulate by watching the streams.
Wait what? 2021 is over? ALREADY??!
Alright, time to reflect.
2021 was a wild ride. Starting with celebrating 10 years of Loading Artist comics.. and then burning out and disappearing.. only to later return with Plucked Up - a side series born out of burnout, rising like a duck from the ashes.
Now I’m back with a renewed sense of where I oughta be spending my time, and with a more loosey-goosey mindset when it comes to making things. I used to obsess with making sure every pixel is “perfect”, spending hours and hours on stuff that, in hindsight, either isn’t even noticeable or worse: made the comic look over-worked or too rigid.
Some of you are probably thinking wtf is this guy on about, his comics never looked pixel perfect … and that’s exactly my point.
Anyway, I’ve thought about it and these are my top four favourite Loading Artist comics of 2021 (in no particular order):
But overall, I’d say the comic that really stood out to me this year was the entire Plucked Up series, except it’s hard to compare it to the Loading Artist comics because they’re so different. Like comparing apples to… a longform comic about a duck.
Thank you very much to everyone reading my comics this year, and especially to those who are reading these words right now. With people sticking to social media more and more, the ones who still go the extra mile to visit the site deserve extra acknowledgement, so thank you!
And that’s it for 2021! I’m really looking forward to some of the stuff I have planned next year! In the meantime, you can catch up on all the bonus panels you might’ve missed on my Patreon.
See you in 2022!
P.S. - Hall of Memes has been replaced by the #meme_ories channel in the Discord server, as it already serves as an archive for all Loading Artist memes from the streams and things <3
I’m 32 now (and also a month ago)! I have to mention “32” as much as possible because despite everyone trying to make you believe it, I am NOT 42. Even though sometimes it feels that way. Anyway, the community has once again completely overwhelmed me with another amazing surprise!