Hello Little Guardians Readers! First off, thank you for reading! We hope you’re enjoying Chapter 7 so far. We’d like to take a minute to announce we’ve put up some new goals over on our Patreon. If you haven’t been by the Patreon lately, you may not be aware that we’ve already completed and surpassed a few goals like hiring a new artist to do a Little Guardians side story (we have already seen a couple completed pages) and hire a colorist to go back through the archives (colored pages are coming in!). Yesterday, we finalized and posted a new set of goals that we’re really excited to share with you. Check them out on the Little Guardians Patreon page in the right sidebar.
In addition to new merch, signage and a website overhaul, you might be interested to learn we’ve put TWO COMIC UPDATES A WEEK up on the board. We’re happy with the work we’re doing currently in pretty much every way except speed. We want to double our output and cut in half your wait time for new pages and for new books! Want to help make that happen? Every dollar helps. We’ve set it up so you get a pretty great value for the minimum Patreon donation. Out of the thousands of cool people who read our comic if only a relative handful decided to join in on the Patreon we could reach that goal and bring back 2 updates per week.
We’ve been running the Patreon for over a year now and it’s pretty amazing what it’s allowed us to do already with the direct support of less than 40 individuals. We hope you’ll consider joining us. Also please share and spread the word about the comic and our Patreon if you have a moment. Word of mouth is equally as good for the comic as joining up!
As always, thank you for reading!
-Lee and Ed
The Little Guardians team would love to welcome any Adventure Zone podcast listeners who heard our message in today’s episode.
Welcome! We’re huge fans of the McElroy family of products and are super stoked you decided to check our comic. If you’re also a huge fantasy and gaming nerd and will be attending Gen Con this year, come find us in Author’s Avenue and get a high five and a free sketch and we’ll talk all about how awesome The Advenure Zone is!
This is just a quick note to let you know that the next page will be pushed back by one week. Sorry for the delay! Some random life events have popped up and Lee’s work schedule has been in flux during a major “all hands on deck” scenario playing out at his job so time to draw has been erratic. We thank you for your patience while we get the update schedule back on track. If you’re one of our Patreon Patrons, you will still have special content updates in the Patreon feed! So for you, very little will change in the next week.
While you’re waiting on us, this is the perfect time to go check out an awesome comic by a good friend of ours: The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino! Seriously, this comic is amazing. If you like our comic, She Dwarf is going to blow your mind!
As always, thanks for reading!
-The Little Guardians Team
We’re excited to announce full colored pages on our site! Through Patreon we are funding a colorist to go back into the archives and add color to our pages. James Ratcliffe has done an amazing job, and up until this point we’ve only been sharing them with our patrons. Check out the first ten pages of chapter one in glorious color. If you are interested in contributing and want to see the colored pages early, please check out our Patreon. Every little bit helps!
As usual I like to do a reading round up of books and graphic novels I’ve read recently. Two great all ages graphic novels come to mind. I’ve read both of these with my five year old daughter, Nina.
The first is Doug TenNapel’s NNEWTS. Book One: Escape from the Lizzarks was a riot. Doug is best known for creating the video game character Earthworm Jim, but his comic book work is amazing as well.
The second is SPACE DUMPLINS by Craig Thompson. I’m a big fan of Craig’s other works like BLANKETS and HABIBI. Unlike those books, this one is appropriate for all ages.
The last book I’ll mention is one for adults. PURITY: a novel by Jonathan Franzen. I’m a huge fan of FREEDOM and THE CORRECTIONS. This is his latest book and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s a complex and epic literary novel for the ages.
Thanks for supporting Little Guardians!
The next page of Little Guardians is up! We’re over half way through Chapter 6, which is relatively short. A nice change of pace from Chapter 5 which clocked in at an epic 77 pages!
Book 3 begins shipping today! I’m dropping off the first batch for our Patrons at the post office this morning. Our Patrons get all kinds of great stuff not available here on our main site. For as little as $1 per month you can see Little Guardians pages in color! Get behind the scenes look at our script to art process, see previews of new Little Guardians art and merch as we create it, you get access to a video blog/podcast thing that Ed and I record. Our patrons got personally thanked and had their names listed in Book 3! All patrons who find us at a convention get free sketches in their books! And that’s just at the $1 level. Come on and join us!
So that means pre-orders are done! We’re taking actual orders now. You can find Book 3 in our store, here!
Thanks for reading!
-The Little Guardians Team