THE STORE IS OPEN (AGAIN)! Not only is it open, but it’s open with new products as well as a 10% discount coupon! Just add the code FINALLY to your order to claim it! :loadJ:
The coupon will expire right before Monday March 16th UTC time
Pls let me know of any problems you run into (not that there are any, but.. y’know.. just in case).
Hey so lately I’ve been making a lot of BONUS PANELS for both patrons and Twitch subscribers. But how do you access them as a Twitch sub? :loadHmm:
TL;DR: all the bonus panels are in a secret #bonus_panels chat channel of our Discord server that both Twitch subs and patrons have access to
Seeing the bonus panels as a patron is pretty straight forward (just click the BONUS PANEL link beneath comics or browse through my Patreon page), but seeing them as a Twitch sub requires just a couple steps to set up:
Step 1: Subscribe on Twitch
Different from YouTube, subscribing on Twitch means being a paid member of my stream for extra benefits. :loadCool:
You can get this for free if you have an Amazon Prime or Prime Video membership!
Step 2: Sync with Discord
Sync your Twitch account with your Discord account by opening Discord and going into User Settings > Connections > Twitch.
Discord will automatically sync with your Twitch account, and you’ll find all the streamers you’re subbed to (like me) in the Connections tab! You can hit the “Join Server” button and you’ll get your special sub role, just like that. Or just join our Discord server directly.
Step 3: Consume
And that’s it! Now you’ll see additional secret channels appear that only show up if you’re a Twitch sub (or patron)!
It’s free to join our Discord server, but only Twitch subs & patrons have access to the secret channels like #bonus_panels!
If you’re a patron and wondering how to get access to the secret Discord channels with Patreon instead of Twitch, check out this handy guide.
And that’s it! Thank you very much for your support! Let me know if you have any problems by sending me an email (gregor[at]loadingartist[dot]com), or tweet at me, or message the mods in the Discord server. :loadHi:
It’s a new decade and that means it’s time to mix things up. Here is the first of many updates I’m making to Loading Artist in 2020. :loadCool:
New Logo :loadLove:
After (too) many years, I’ve finally updated the logo (and profile pic) of Loading Artist. I hope you like it! I’ve also made a Making Of post (which includes a history of Loading Artist logos) for patrons if you’d like to see more.
It’s that time of year again.. again! :loadLove:
I’ve gone through all the comics I made this year and have chosen 5 of my favourite ones. I wonder if my choices sync up with yours.
Anyway, here they are in no particular order:
Now it’s time to again wander down memory lane (MEMEORY LANE) and look through the HALL OF MEMES. I’ve been collecting all the memes you’ve made (from our Twitch chat and Discord server), and I’ve widdled them down to my favourites. I’ve included some fan art too.
Thank you to everyone reading and commenting on my comics, supporting me on Patreon, watching and talking with me on Twitch, hanging out in the Discord, and following me on Instagram / Twitter/ Facebook.
I really, really, appreciate it. :loadCry:
I’m taking a break from comics/streaming but I’ll be back next week. In the meantime I’m working on a complete overhaul of the store, fixing and updating my streaming overlay, as well as some other things that need refreshing and touching up, so that we can start 2020 with fresh new eyes.
… 2020 vision. :loadSpider:
I’ve uploaded bonus panels to the 10 latest comics so far (more coming soon), and you can see them by clicking the “BONUS PANEL!” button beneath the comic. This will take you to a Patreon post which you can access for $1 per month.
You can also see them if you subscribe to me on Twitch, and then access the new secret #bonus_panels Discord channel! :loadLurk:
I’m really happy with how these bonus panels are looking, a couple of them are almost like brand new comics. The goal is to eventually give all comics in the archive a bonus panel, as well as all incoming comics. Dats a lot of panels.
Thank you to everyone who was already a $1 patron, I really appreciate you supporting me even when I wasn’t offering much of a reward in that tier until now..! :loadLove:
Aren’t bonus panels usually free? What a sell out
Bonus panels have always been a way of monetizing a webcomic, except that they used to be a way for getting people to come back to the site (after seeing it posted somewhere else) and rack up another ad view.
However, the Internet has changed since then and the money you get from ads is a fraction of what you used to get. Which is fine by me, because I don’t like ads anyway and is something I’m trying to move away from. :loadShrug: