Funny Squirrels

Good Morning Lovelies 🙂

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for there supportive comments last week. I greatly appreciate them! Thank you.

Second, this is a five Tuesday month, and you know what that means… Yep! A bonus page upload! The next update will be Tuesday, October 17th. The bonus page upload will be on Tuesday, October 31st, aka the best holiday ever, aka Halloween! 😉

And lastly, I thought it would be a good time to share a laugh, and what better way then watching a funny pet video. So enjoy the funny adorableness…

Hugs,

Tieback

 

Important Update

Hello Lovelies,

Back in May, I proposed that if Patreon support reached $30 a month, this comic would switch from updating every other week to weekly. Since then, Patreon pledges have grown. And although we haven’t hit the $30 mark, I’m still very grateful! Thank you to all my wonderful Patreons!

This is why, it has been very difficult for me to make the following decision. I need to postpone my $30 Patreon challenge. I can still update every other Tuesday, like I’ve been doing. But for the foreseeable future, I cannot update every week. It’s not something I want to do, but it is something I must do, so I can meet the obligations of my day job.

My job requires me to acquire two certifications within a limited time frame. To get these certifications I need to pass two very difficult tests. However, between working full time and making this comic, I haven’t had much time to study. Initially, I didn’t see this as a problem, because I was getting continuously faster at making pages. However the deeper I dove into this comic creating journey, unexpected tasks kept popping up. Like realizing the original plot wasn’t that great, and then quickly studying story structure, character design, and plot, so I could rewrite a better story. Or looking back at old pages, and realizing that I REALLY needed an editor.

So even though I’ve gotten faster at certain aspects of the comic creating process, it’s still my first comic, and I’m learning. I want to make this the best story I can, and I want it to be entertaining, fun and inspiring to readers. To do this, and still keep my day job, I need to stick with updating every other week for now.

If any of you decide to lower or end your pledges, I completely understand. However, I would be extremely grateful for your continued support. Because even as a comic that updates every other week, it still takes a lot of time, thought, heart, and money to keep it going. You patronage is both an emotional and financial lifeline for me.

Thank you for your time.

~ Tieback

New Page

Good Morning Lovelies,

Nothing new to declare with this page update. I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope you like the new page.

The next page update will be Tuesday, September 19th.

Hugs,

Tieback

Edited Pages are Here!

Hello Lovelies!

Last page update, there were many of you who had guesses of what the pale girl’s name might be. I was tickled pink by your theories. However, I will not confirm, nor deny any names. A girl must keep her secrets. 😉

On a side note, there have been several site improvements:

1. I noticed there was some lag time when uploading the site comic’s page. To help thinks run smoother, I’ve replaced all the page thumbnails will smaller resolution versions.

2. I’ve also replaced all previously uploaded pages with proofread/edited versions.I strongly encourage all readers to go back, and read through the updated pages. I’ve cleaned up the pages ascetically, corrected spelling and punctuation mistakes, and I’ve also gone with different wording choices on several pages. For instance, the Eastern and Western kingdoms now have proper names. Go back and read through to find out what the kingdom’s are called.

The next page update will be Tuesday, September 5th.

Hugs,
Tieback

World Map

Hello Lovelies!

It’s the first day of August, which means we are one step closer to my favorite season, Fall!

As part of the rewriting and editing process, I’ve been working on some new projects. For one of these projects, I created an official map of the world that the story takes place in. I never created a “world” map before, and it was really fun project! At a future date, I’ll post the world map on Patreon.

I’ve also been writing backstories for three central characters. Two of these characters you have already met, and the third you’ll meet either in chapter three or four. Any guesses who these three characters might be? 😉

This month has five Tuesdays, so you will get and extra page uploaded at the end of the month. The next update will be Tuesday, August 15th.

Hugs,

Tieback

We Now Has an Editor!

Hi Lovelies!

I’d like to share that this comic now has an official proofreader/editor! So, what does this mean? Well, including today’s upload, all future pages will be proofread by a pro before they’re posted. Also, I’m aware that there are punctuation mistakes in previous pages, and there are probably additional mistakes I’m not even aware of. Next month, the editor will look over these pages, and I will use his feedback to make necessary corrections. I will then replace any “flawed” pages with the proofread versions.

Another reason, I decided to start working with a proofreader/editor, is because I’m in the middle of completely reworking the story beyond chapter two. I’m very happy with how the story is progressing, but it’s still very helpful to have someone to give feedback. I want to make this comic the best it can be, and I think working with an editor will help make that happen.

As always, thank your for reading! And if you like this comic, please support it by becoming a Patron.

Sincerely,

Tieback

Personalities Revealed

Hi Lovelies!

I’d like to wish a happy 4th of July to all U.S. readers. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and please play safe with all the sparkles 😉

As promised here are the Myers Briggs results for Lark, Jaxon (Pageboy), Count Wylie (Noble), and the mysterious pale girl. I’m curious to hear what you think!

On a different note, I’m currently searching for a webcomic editor. I think working with one could be very helpful with the creative process. And hopefully, it also will elevate the overall quality of the comic. It might be a few weeks before I find an editor, but I wanted to give you a heads up just the same.

I would be very grateful for any pledge support you could provide, as editors can be costly. Current Patreon pledges sit at $19 a month. As soon as pledges reach $30, this will become a weekly updating comic.

The next update will be in two weeks on Tuesday, July 18th.

Hugs!

Tieback

Myers Briggs

Hello Lovelies,

This page is your bonus upload for the month. I hope you enjoy it! Personally, I just love how these two characters banter. 😉

Recently, a friend recommend I take a personality test called Myers Briggs (MB). At its worst, I treat personality tests as form of entertainment. At its best, I treat them as a self-reflection tool. And I say tool, because a tool can only be as accurate as the person who uses it. It’s not easy to look at one’s self with informed, yet unbiased eyes. So, for fun, I took it. My result was INFJ, and the description seemed pretty accurate. However, it wasn’t my results that peaked my interest, rather, it was the possible sixteen different personality types that drew me in. As a webcomic artist, I’m always on the lookout to improve my craft. And when I come across something that might be useful, I study it.

Character creation and development are two of my favorite study topics, and after taking MB, I wondered which personality each of my characters would get if they took the test. While researching, I was happy to find that I wasn’t the only one interested in using MB to categorize fictional characters. If you do an online search, you’ll find that everyone from the Golden Girls to Harry Potter characters has been sorted (pun intended). While trying to categorizing my own characters, I was forced to ask questions about them that I hadn’t before, and this created a need to further develop their backstories. I’m pleased to say that this exercise was very helpful in progressing my characters’ development.

The characters I’ve categorized include: Lark, Jaxon (The Pageboy), Count Wylie (The Noble), and the mysterious pale girl. If anyone wants to take a stab and guess the MB personality of each character, I’d love to hear it in the comments. I’ll reveal the results next update, which will be Tuesday, July 4th. All $2+ Patreons will have access to the answers four days sooner on Friday, June 30th.

Till next time!

~ Tieback

Patreon Update

Good Day Lovelies!

I’m excited to state that The Archer and the Squirrel has gained two new patrons! This moves up the current pledge total to $19 a month. Thank you so much! The Archer and the Squirrel is now only $11 away from becoming a weekly updating comic. We are so close, I know we can make it happen! If you would like to support this project, click the Patreon link below. As a patron, not only do you support this comic, but you also get early/exclusive access to The Archer and the Squirrel goodies!

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I hope you enjoy page 38. The next update will be be a bonus page upload, and that will be posted on Tuesday, June 27th.

Hugs,

Tieback