Aimee McFarlane was my first friend in the online comics community. I was a big fan of her diary comic Love, Life and Earthquakes and we started tweeting back and fourth while I was drawing The Chairs’ Hiatus. She was one of the few people I showed the final section of the story too before releasing it. The story all leads up to the last scene in the record shop and I was terrified that it was all about to fall apart. Whenever I read the ending of The Chairs’ Hiatus I always think about her.
It didn’t seem right to have a big party that centered around The Chairs’ Hiatus without her being involved in some way. She’s hasn’t been publishing comics for a while, but I had to ask her if she would be interested in doing a guest post.
I’m thrilled that she said yes and I love what she came up with. It’s so simple yet captures the feeling of the book so well.
Thanks Aimee. It’s totally fitting that the last post before the Kickstarter is over is by you.
My friend Becky Hawkins, who I’ve written about several times as having done some of my favorite watercolor work, did this awesome post card to help support The Chairs’ Hiatus Kickstarter. As of this writing there are 55 hours left till the end of the project and $220 until we reach our last stretch goal! If you wanted to get in on all these cool rewards go pledge now!
This illustration is also going to be in the liner notes to The Chairs first album reward, which you get if you back at the $40 level. It’s like the band photo!
I’m absolutely amazed and humbled by this drawing can’t thank Chris enough for it.
There are only 4 days till the end of the Kickstarter and your last chance to get rewards like posters, fake albums, tickets to fictional Chairs concerts, t-shirts, original art, and, if we reach $6,600 an exclusive companion book.
Thank you to everyone who’s backed and shared links so far. You are amazing, and I’ve already started digging into this new challenge of making and shipping all this cool stuff to you!
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The Kickstarter reached our third stretch goal, and raised enough to make some really nice looking books! Which brings me to our 4th and final stretch goal…
The Chairs’ Hiatus Companion Book
Thanks to your generosity I’m already going to be sending out PDFs of four additional comics that take place in the world of The Chairs. Since the goal of this Kickstarter was to make nice looking printed comics however it seems fitting to try and give these stories a physical home as well.
If we can reach $6,600 before the end of the Kickstarter I can print a 32 page companion to The Chairs’ Hiatus that every backer who’s getting a copy of the book will get!
Multiple guest comics, sketches and illustrations of The Chairs done just for this Kickstarter by
Since the story about Jen O’Neil is exclusive to backers, this book won’t be available anywhere else. If you don’t get it by backing this Kickstarter it will be gone for good. I won’t be selling it at conventions or on my site.
That’s 32 pages of new material, sized to fit in well sitting next to The Chairs’ Hiatus on your shelf.
We’ve got 10 days to reach this goal, so if you want to try and get a copy of this you’ve got to do so quickly! Let your friends know about the Kickstarter, spread the word about this last stretch goal. We can do it!
Thank you so much to everyone for the support you all have shown me. I can’t wait to start getting some of these cool things into your hands!
I absolutely love these pages done by guest cartoonist Michael Oliver to support The Chairs’ Hiatus Kickstarter. He makes comics that are right up my alley: quiet, subtle, and heartfelt. I love the way the character is tugging nervously on his tie in the first page.
We’re only 10 backers away from reaching the next stretch goal and getting 5 more pages of comics about how Mary and Nel of The Chairs met!
The commissioned poem I did for The Music Bed ? Well the video they used it for is done! They’re using it to launch their contest/campaign Project Film Supply, where filmmakers submit their story idea and the winner will be backed. It’s a pretty awesome contest, and I think the video came out pretty tasty too. I don’t enjoy watching or hearing myself but in spite of that, I think there’s a lot of lovely in the above. Get all the low down on the contest here.