I TURNED 31 LAST WEEK! I know it’s a bit late to mention it, and normally I don’t even like to dwell on a birthday (I don’t need another reason to feel panicked about how quickly time is passing by) but this birthday was just so amazing it’s definitely one worth writing down somewhere to remember.
I’ve been drawing birthday cakes for people on stream for a long while now. So for my birthday, a lot of the regulars from the chat got together in secret to draw me a birthday cake!
And by “in secret”, I mean like.. make an entire hidden Discord server to plan and put it together secret. It was Camjocotem who came up with the idea of everyone contributing toward one big cake, and then Li (from Exocomics) organized and stacked everyone’s cake layers together! Not just cakes though, but candles too, and even super nice hand-written messages! So many inside jokes and references
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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.