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Hey everyone! You may have noticed the sharp decline in posting... anything aside from the steady queue of Requiem Mask updates since our recent relaunch.
So what's been going on? A great many things! Many of those things, unfortunately, fall under the category of "a bit too personal" to share - but please trust us when we say it was the equivalent of finally breaking through to the surface and taking a large, deep breath after being under water for far too long.
Life Offline is beginning to stabilize... sort of. Some big changes had to be made, and now most of our time and energy is now devoted to making sure those happen. If you follow Alex or Chelsey's twitter accounts, you may get an idea of what's going on. If not, we'll give you the cliff notes.
Mainly, things are changing! The most significant of which is that Alex and Chelsey are making a solid attempt at finding a new home - somewhere that they can live together! Right now they (we) are based with Chelsey's mom in Chelsey's childhood home. There has been/still is quite a bit to sort through, spiritually, emotionally... literally? Three generations have lived in this house, so there is a lot that needs to be done to get it prepped for a new family to begin making new memories.
So, while our focus is on that, the issue then becomes "What of Patreon and Iron-Gibbet in general?"
We know we just got back from a hiatus, but the nature of what we need to do requires a softer one, of sorts.
We love making comics, we love sharing them with everyone, but we know that they take up a lot of valuable time that we need.
The Refuge has been put on a soft hold. Indifferent Girl has also been put on a soft hold. Requiem Mask will continue to update until our queue for it runs out. After that, a plan is still being discussed - the most popular idea of which being some sort of book release, or another bulk production update. We have yet to decide. Either way, this is by no means the end of us making comics all together! It's just going to be a much slower grind once again. We have to focus on our lives right now, and also know that we'd rather give you guys the best we can offer artistically and narratively. What you all have been enjoying now is the result of our first slower-paced production and we are really proud of that, and love how much you all enjoy it!
What about the Patreon? Charges are beginning to filter in for January, and after that... refunds will be issued. Refunds have already been processed for December. We always always, always appreciate your support, but we can't, in good conscience, accept your money for work that we can't keep up with. If the rewards/feed aren't being kept up with (which they haven't been) then we aren't doing our jobs!
If you'd like to unsubscribe from our Patreon, we fully and completely understand! Admittedly, we're not sure how and if there is a way to sort of 'pause' the collection of money other than continually refunding it to you all each month, should you decide to stay on in good faith. I suppose if you would like to continue to support us even through this change, the option is up to you, just send us a message through your favourite platform to either Chelsey or Alex with your intent!
Regardless, we will remain honest in how we conduct business!
Other than that, we will certainly keep everyone as up to date as possible on this journey. Iron-Gibbet itself is not shutting down, so there will still be lots to see! Just stay tuned!
|1. Where can I read your comics?|
You can find ALL of our comics conveniently on Iron-Gibbet.com!
2. When do you update your comics?
Our schedule is as follows:
Requiem Mask = Mondays
Dim Bulbs = Tuesdays (coming soon)
Indifferent Girl = Wednesdays
The Refuge = Fridays
You can keep up with updates via Facebook or Twitter. You do not need an account to see our updates.
3. You don't update frequently enough!
Okay, first of all, comics are a LOT of work. Ask anyone who does them, and they'll say it's a labor of love. And since we currently do our comics for a whopping ...
...33 cents per hour between the three of us, we HAVE to have other jobs so we can pay our bills. Please, please, PLEASE do not give us a hard time for this. We're doing 3 comics which upload once a week each. That's actually pretty darn good, considering. All we ask is a little empathy. You wouldn't want to do a whole bunch of work and then be yelled at for not being fast enough, either.
4. What program do you use to do your art?
Predominantly we use SAI Painter and Adobe Photoshop.
5. Can I use your work on my page?
No, sorry. The only way we allow that is if you give us full credit and a link back. But we really, REALLY prefer that you didn't.
6. I hate your story! Your art sucks! Etc...
That's nice. There's lots of other places you can be other than here. We suggest you go to one of them. Any inappropriate behavior will result in immediate blocking without warning.
7. Can I make fan art for you?
Of course! Just be sure to credit us as the original artists, and be sure to send us a link so we can see!
8. Do you accept commissions? Art trades? Requests?
We do not do art trades or requests. Any messages asking for such will be ignored. We also no longer accept commissions. You may be able to persuade the artists individually via one of their other contact pages, but our schedule no longer allows us to keep up with commissions demands.
9. How can I help you guys out?
You can subscribe to our Patreon! For as little as $1/month, you get sneak previews, bonus comics and art! You can also donate via iron-gibbet.com
Otherwise, you can spread the word about our comics! We always appreciate any support you can throw our way - even if it's word of mouth!
10. I have a webcomic, but no where to put it - any suggestions?
We are currently looking for new webcomics to add to our roster and we're open to hosting new artists. Send an e-mail to email@example.com and pitch us your comic idea. You may end up being the next comic on Iron-Gibbet Comics!
Got a question to ask? Send it our way.