First off, sorry for the delay. We had unexpected technical problems in the form of a dying Surface Pro. We’re replacing it with a newer art tablet as soon as possible, but it’s definitely slowing down comic progress.
Second off — this is it. The last page. Let us know what you thought. We’ve already had enough good feedback and a big enough spike in readership that we know, for a fact, that we’ll be continuing Thieves Can’t — we’re tentatively titling book one “Thieves Can’t Kill Goblins.” But we’re also look at ways to make this comic sustainable. This means we’re going to be actively seeking out publishers for it in a way we haven’t done with Ramen Empire, but barring that, we’ll be self-publishing it in a way that generates income. Patreon is definitely helpful, so if you’re interested in having your character drawn, or seeing a behind-the-scenes blog about this comic, or if you just think it’s worth a little bit of money every month, chip in. It helps us keep making comics.
But we’re also going to be selling shirts and tabletop figurines, too — potentially custom ones for Patrons — so stay tuned.
In the meantime, please, let us know what you think of the new comic, what you liked, what you hated, and where you hope it goes (or doesn’t.)
All aboard! The end of the Zero Session is coming up, along with a bit of opinion gathering.
Want to keep Thieves Can’t around? Help us make it! $35 will get us to draw your tabletop RPG character and convert that character into art suitable for roll20.net.
This comic is actually something like 5 or 6 individual images, so apologies if it looks wonky in RSS feeds.
Zach and I had to rewrite this comic in a hurry. The short of it is that we made a dark joke that was probably funny, but also … not the direction we want Thieves Can’t to go in. Also, it didn’t really have the tabletop meta elements that we think are carrying this concept. If you’re curious about what we threw away, it’s over in the secret blog on patreon.
In the meantime, I am DMing at 4 and the apartment is covered in pumpkin puree and dirty dishes. Have a great day and look for two more Thieves Can’t comics next week, when we’ll finish our concept run and collect some thoughts from the community.
We’re branching out in quite a few ways — one with comics besides Ramen Empire, and another with vertical comics. The website is going to get some tweaks as we adjust for being able to handle vertical images, so brace yourselves!
Definitely interested in thoughts — and apologies if things look wonky as we figure this first one out!