A new Cosmic Dash sticker/shirt is available via Redbubble.
Going to work on some bulk options for cons and such as well.
One of the patreon requests.
The banner turned out great!
Now to figure out the logistics of conventions and stuff!
Signazon.com did a great job.
Galactic Hub Serreven begins! These pages are pretty much where a Cosmic Dash page is prior to inking and special effects. I’ll post the first few pages for everyone to see, but the rest of them will be available only to patrons who support Cosmic Dash at patreon.
The idea is that patrons will get to read the comic ahead of time with the unfinished artwork. Ideally I will be able to go back and ink and color these pages, but for now they are readable and the sketches are quite expressive.
GHS is not just a distant spinoff, but is very, very closely tied to Cosmic Dash. For example, Angn here is Dorian’s older brother, and GHS is also the location where Drakar spends most of his time.
So, for as little as $1 for every 5 Cosmic Dash pages, you get to preview an ongoing sister comic without waiting for the inks and colors.
Please consider supporting Cosmic Dash through patreon!
The fan art contest is over, and while we only had a single entry it was a good one, and the whole point was to find somebody to give some art software to. The winning entry was created by Nikolai McFist of Charles & Victor. It’s based on recent events of the comic, so that’s pretty awesome.
Thanks Mr. McFist, I’ll send you Manga Studio, Anime Studio, and DrawPlus soon.
The robots aren’t good at cosplay.
Fox and Krystal left.
I put together this large vertical banner for a few purposes, and so far it’s worked out really, really well.
Who is this mystery lady just over Kracker’s shoulder? Could she be a season two character?
It’s looking very likely that GHS is going to return as the second series for Patreon, so I decided to revisit the characters.
Also, there is a new patreon-tier and there is already a patron. This new tier is the $15 tier, and here is what it offers:
If you support the comic with 15 dollars per issue (28-32 pages on average) you get a free signed physical copy of the issue and a sketch card, including all the other cool stuff from the $1 and $5 tiers. If you go with this tier you only donate per issue.
I see this ended up being a pretty compelling package!
Patreon Exclusive Comics! -
That’s right, Patrons will be getting access to an exclusive spin-off comic set in the Cosmic Dash universe, and you get to help me decide what plotline to explore. I currently have three potential storylines and you’re welcome to weigh in or suggest alternates! Galactic Hub Serreven: Follows the misadventures of Dorian’s brother, Angn, as he manages a vital space station that it seems like the universe revolves around. War Stories: Various stories set during the era of the dividing wars following different factions and the early days of humanity in the Silver Spiral Galaxy. Shipstuck: Interactive comic that takes place onboard the Lucky Strike featuring the crew in the manner of Homestuck.
I decided that I am going to do early access to a secondary Silver Spiral Universe series exclusively through Patreon. if you’re not familiar with Patreon it is best seen as a service to help you support your favorite creative minds and get stuff in return on an ongoing basis. The Patreon for Cosmic Dash is located here, and you can become a patron for as little as $1 every five Cosmic Dash pages ($5 patrons get custom sketches too). For as little as a single dollar you get all sorts of neat stuff which is outlined on the page. Basically, every five pages of Cosmic Dash I put out a donation notification and you only get charged when I reach the page goal. Even then it’s optional. If you don’t have the cash to pay one month, you don’t have to! Super convenient.
Anyway, one of these new things I am including is early access to a complimentary/supplementary comic series set in the Cosmic Dash universe. As of right now there are three options and you’re welcome to weigh in, but once the series starts it will be exclusively for patrons. Cosmic Dash will always be available for free.
The Patreon-comic is essentially the penciled drafts of a comic to be polished later. These are very much the pages as they look before inking and are completely readable, so you’ll get the story with some rough, but still vibrant visuals. The pages will eventually be inked and colored at some point in the future, so it is very much early access.
So, there are three potential storylines to use for the Pateron comics and I’d like you guys to weigh in.
Galactic Hub Serreven: Follows the misadventures of Dorian’s brother Angn as he manages an important space station that the universe practically revolves around. Think of it as the sister-comic.
War Stories: Various stories set during the Dividing War over a hundred years before Cosmic Dash. It features various perspectives, including those of the newly arrived humans who get swept up into conflict.
Shipstuck: An interactive comic following members of the crew of the Lucky Strike aboard their ship. Readers and patrons can influence the character’s decisions leading to what is probably going to be very non-canon fun.
Please note that these will NOT interfere with the Cosmic Dash production schedule, so I am not splitting my attention in a detrimental way. You won’t get less Cosmic Dash out of this.
So, please consider becoming a patron and lending me a hand so I can look into prints and promotional materials, and get some neat stuff in return!