Crown & Anchor

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3rd Jul 2020, 12:46 PM

Update 7.3.20

Hey everyone! It's been a few months. It's officially July!

Sidequest #1 is wrapping up, and Toben's last exam is mid-July, which means I can continue on Crown & Anchor pages and occasional digital coloring files, albeit at my slowed pace. So, it'll still be a while before I can get a buffer going weekly with comics and monthly with Patreon rewards. So, at least for a few more months, Patreon and webcomics will still be on pause.

But we've still got
A new Crown & Anchor official banner/image (and it's BIG)
7 more Zodiacs (out of 13)
(a couple) homebrew RPG Classes
A couple mystery fan arts (which I'm excited about!)
and comic pages coming!

Cyrus is almost 9 months old, ya'll. My baby is big fat and fab.
Thanks everyone for being so patient. I love being a parent, I just have to get creative with when I work sometimes and for how long. What takes me a day, now can take up to six days. So one comic issue I used to be able to knock out in one month takes me about four months.

Streaming probably won't pick up either for a while. I'm thinking of maybe doing YouTube time lapses instead. That's something I won't crack into just yet but have been toying with the idea.

I also have no idea how long my break between Sidequest issues will be (there's 5 in total, and so far issue 1 took me about 4 months). So... Crown & Anchor may get a little of a buffer, but I don't know how much of one.
We are planning a Kickstarter for Crown & Anchor Volume 2 next year, assuming it will be done next year (most likely it will)!

It's a weird balance that I'm finally getting a grasp on now. If I work when my family is awake, I don't spend time with them. So baby naps are my essential time to work, which can range anytime between 30 minutes to 2 hours. But I do get a lot more done in that amount of time cause I'm so focused. Evenings I could work... if I didn't wanna spend time with Toben after a long day. Sometimes I do work when he's busy with sometime at the same time, but I typically don't wish to because of that.

So... my work is slow, but it's going. I'm okay with this, I hope you guys are too. I really appreciate everyone's patience and support during this new time for us. I just appreciate ya'll being here. Thank you so much. I hope everyone is doing alright during this crazy pandemic. Love you guys.

Posted by: shiningcapella

29th Apr 2019, 10:02 AM

Crown & Anchor - One Page Per Week (for a while!)

Hey everyone, this announcement is about COMICS!
Since we are working on a new title this summer, Crown & Anchor uploads will need to go from two pages a week to just one. Like a half-hiatus.
I do not want to have weeks of catch up where people get absolutely no updates. Don't want anyone to think the series is going to disappear.
(Cause usually hiatus means comic death. Ain't no dyin' here.)
This way everyone still gets pages every week, and we're able to create a buffer to keep getting you C&A pages and work on our new one-shot all at once. Sorry to have to cut things down for the time being!
Thanks for understanding!
C&A will upload regularly on Wednesdays!

Posted by: shiningcapella

22nd Dec 2018, 11:49 AM

Newsletter and Kickstarter Announcements!

Newsletter and Kickstarter Announcement!

Exciting and hectic NEWS, everyone!

First, I created a newsletter for those who may not follow us on Patreon, the comic platforms, Discord, or Twitch - this way you can still stay up-to-date on things we're working on! You can sign up for a monthly newsletter here!

The whole reason for the newsletter (other than trying to be an adult) is to announce that we're super excited to tell you about our first funding campaign with Crown & Anchor!
The plan is to release it as a graphic novel - the first arc containing the first 5 issues. It will also feature illustrations by fellow artists, special thanks to backers, patrons and Twitch subscribers, pins, prints, stickers, and other fun goodies planned!

We plan to launch February 1st, so there's a lot of work needed to be done! It would be a tremendous help to us if you shared our campaign when it launches! If you like the comic, tell someone! If you haven't read it, but still like us (for whatever reason - I won't question it!), please share our work! It's still a couple months away, but we'll keep everyone updated on new things!

Are you excited?! I can't feel my toes. Or my face. This could make graphic designing very difficult.


Posted by: shiningcapella

3rd Apr 2018, 3:59 PM

Important Links

Alaire's Instagram
Tankitha's Instagram
Alaire's Twitter
Toben's Twitter
Toben's ArtStation

Posted by: shiningcapella