Yesterday was #ThankYouPatrons Day! – and I wanted to put together something cool as a special benefit for my awesome Patreon supporters.
A Christmas card (featuring Cthulhu!) addressed to you (yes, in the mail!) with a personalized drawing! Here is a teaser image of how it will look with an example drawing.
How it works: All patrons who have joined, upgraded or is an active member of the Optipess $5 tier as of Nov 30 (the end of this offer) will get a Christmas card shipped to their address. I will be in touch to ask if you want anything in particular drawn on your card, and the cards will be shipped out in the first few days of December, perfectly in time for the festive Cthulmas!
Oh, and at the $5 level you’ll also get access to tons of making-of videos showing how I make my comics.
Regardless if you join the offer or not I wanted to say thank you so much to all my patrons! Your support truly means the world to me!
My book has been out in Norway for a few weeks now, and while I still haven’t really dared to ask my publisher how sales have been going across Norway, my PERSONAL stash of “free” books sold out pretty quickly! Turns out several of my friends and co-workers wanted copies for themselves, and also additional copies as Christmas gifts for their friends and relatives. I definitely approve!
So now I’ve replenished my inventory of books by buying another batch directly from my publisher, which I was planning to eventually put up for resale through a web store of some kind here on my site. Until then, you can just grab a copy directly from me, which I of course will sign and draw in! It will cost only kr 250,- for the book+shipping within Norway. Just email me or leave a comment here if you’re interested! Oh by the way, if you support Optipess on Patreon, you get FREE shipping within Norway. Go to this Patreon post for details!
Dare I say this book is the perfect Christmas gift to any geek and/or regular person in your life? Yes, I dare saying it!
(Also, for you Norwegians: Jeg tar selvsagt Vipps!)
You can get a drawing of whatever you like (within reason, please no unicorns riding bicycles) in your personalized book. Above are some examples! (I’ve grown quite fond of that ridiculous Glasses Guy/Cthulhu hybrid myself…)
Oh, and if anyone outside of Norway wants to order a copy, get in touch and we’ll work something out! (Quick estimate: The book+shipping will be about $31 for European orders, or $36 for international orders. I take PayPal, of course.)
PS: Just to be clear, the book is in Norwegian, but can of course be enjoyed in any language as a lot of my comics are wordless anyway.
The proverbial cat is out the bag! An OPTIPESS BOOK will appear in bookstores here in Norway this autumn. (In Norwegian. An English version might follow down the line!) It will be released through renowned publisher Gyldendal, and I couldn’t be more excited! Here is a teaser image. (Not the final cover, mostly because I’ve already made another one.)
Woo! And yeah, this is why I’ve occasionally been busy elsewhere lately. I hope you can forgive me being overly coy about it, but I really didn’t want to jinx it. (I’ve probably somehow jinxed it NOW, though.) New Optipess comics will appear next week, hopefully following the regular schedule from then on.
Oof, I’ve spent the last few days sick in my bed, only getting up occasionally to lie on my couch instead – so I haven’t been able to draw any comics unfortunately. But with some luck I should probably recover in time for regular updates continuing later this week. Fingers crossed! Until then, here is a time-lapsed making-of video showing how the recent comic ”Searching…” was made.