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Heck, I haven’t even read my class section. Do I still speak Lawful Good?

Heck, I haven’t even read my class section. Do I still speak Lawful Good? published on No Comments on Heck, I haven’t even read my class section. Do I still speak Lawful Good?

THE PLOT, SHE THICKENS, LIKE A SYRUP.

Sort of. Anyway, things are happening.

Chapter Five

Chapter Five published on 3 Comments on Chapter Five

So, this was supposed to be for Monday. We missed that mark, because drawing cars sucks. Also long perspective shots are time consuming to get right. We’re obviously still not done, because this isn’t colored — but once we are, I’ll swap out the images.

Also, we hit our Kickstarter goal over on Thieves Can’t! Woo!

 

Edit: The upload had mangled the image before. Should be fixed now.

Edit 3 – The search for Edit 2: Colors are uploaded. Who wants to bet we miss our Monday update next week because of this? 🙁

“We update on Mondays,” he blogged, optimistically.

“We update on Mondays,” he blogged, optimistically. published on No Comments on “We update on Mondays,” he blogged, optimistically.

So, Zach and I decided that updating on Mondays was going to be super achievable. And then I wrote a comic and he green-lighted it and it has like, 17-point perspective and a billion little details and haaa. Long story short, the next comic is in production hell and is coming along. I hope to upload it later tonight.

For real, though, they should teach this in school or something

For real, though, they should teach this in school or something published on 6 Comments on For real, though, they should teach this in school or something

Ramen Empire is finally off of hiatus! We wanted to finish Thieves Can’t Kill Goblins first and then come back to finish Phoenix Down, but it turns out the TC series takes way, way, way longer to draw, and we didn’t want people to think RE was gone forever. Also, we’re academics (or married to academics) and summer is the time of year when we need to be looking for side work, which leeches into the time we have available to work on our comics.

Look for Ramen Empire updates on Mondays, except on the last Monday of every month, which will be a Thieves Can’t update.

Edit:

The SCP is the most amazing thing on the internet, if you’re into creative commons projects and like horror. Comics where Skyler talks about or deals with the SCP are going to be (individually) released under Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0), as is the entire (to my knowledge) SCP world. Skyler herself and Ramen Empire will remain all-rights-reserved — but expect a CC-BY-SA arc both because we love the SCP and because we want to experiment with not using all-rights-reserved just to see if it changes how people interact with our work.

 

New Schedule, Kickstarting Thieves Can’t Issue One, and New Patreon Rewards

New Schedule, Kickstarting Thieves Can’t Issue One, and New Patreon Rewards published on No Comments on New Schedule, Kickstarting Thieves Can’t Issue One, and New Patreon Rewards

So, first and foremost, we’re trying to Kickstart a paper copy of Thieves Can’t, Issue One. This might be the only shot to get this sucker in print, and it’s definitely going to be the only guaranteed way to get it signed.

The Kickstarter is about 1/4 of the way funded inside a day, so I’m very hopeful about meeting the $1000 goal. It’s an all-or-nothing campaign, so if we don’t meet the goal, the paper copy won’t happen. That said, we’re still going to go ahead with a PDF even if it fails, and this will be a Patreon reward that all of our supporters get once we hit $250 / month on that venue.

Speaking of Patreon, we’re changing up the rewards we offer. We had almost decided to nix the Art Commission reward, but then thought better of it. You may have received e-mails about this. Apologies for the confusion. We’re now offering a Patron-only monthly online hangout, an art raffle, a way to buy space beneath the comic to talk to our readers, and a way to inject yourself or your tabletop character directly into a Thieves Can’t comic. Check it out!

The Ramen Empire patreon is a bit lacklustre right now, and will be getting a similar brush-up later this month.

Update Schedule

We’re now updating one of our comics every Monday, come hell or high water. This means Ramen Empire is off haitus. Thieves Can’t will update on the first Monday of every month, so you’ll know when to tune in instead of crossing your fingers and visiting the site.