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27 October 2011 @ 08:11 am
Sketch comics! I'll be updating this archive at the end of each week. You can leave any comments you want here, since I'll be disabling comments/ deleting sketch posts on the main site after the month is through.

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I am honestly thinking about moving Meek stuff off of LJ, it's not used as heavily now by as many people as Tumblr is, and I don't want to make you all come out of your way to subscribe and come look at things here. How do you feel about the archives being moved to Tumblr? another place? or just stay here? saf;jsl?
08 April 2011 @ 07:29 pm
The reason I don't post a strict update schedule (like "updates Mondays and Fridays") is because I know I'm not able to keep to one. Instead I'd rather say something like "updates once or twice a week" because that's a bit more honest and less stressful on my end.

I'm sure I've written about this before but I'd like to reiterate, since I know people get annoyed about my schedule. I don't ask for donations, I don't slather a million blinking ads over everything. I don't even like to merchandise that much. Honestly I am afraid to make a large portion of my living from doing The Meek. I feel like turning money into my primary motivator for this project will tempt me to drop quality in favor of churning out products, and I promised myself I'd never do that. This is why I have outside jobs and projects that I'm working on, to keep the money pressure off of my baby.

So keep in mind when I don't update, it is usually for a quality-related reason. If you find I'm not updating and you're not sure why, just check the Facebook or Twitter or whatever and see what's up. The last few months I was working on projects that needed all my attention (because I care about doing a good job on everything I work on), and I did my best to let you all know what was going on. Right now I'm sick and my fluids are escaping regularly from all sorts of alarming places. I feel like dizzy scratchy shit and I can't focus on drawing for long periods of time like I usually do. If I were teaching right now, I'd be taking time off. And I am still have work other than this comic to get done.

I have very strong opinions when it comes to quality and work ethic, and it hurts my feelings when people accuse me of being lazy or of denying them something they are entitled to. So before you shoot me an angry email or whatever because you haven't gotten your page yet this week, please remember that I'm a human being and that I'm doing my best.
10 February 2011 @ 12:14 pm
Hey guys,

Just thought I'd give you an update so you can all know my pain... I have these things to finish before the end of the month:
update ahoyCollapse )
14 January 2011 @ 12:45 pm
A comment from the deleted hiatus post which must be saved for posterity. More proof that readers of The Meek are the best readers IN THE UNIVERSE:
no lieCollapse )
There you go, it's in writing from a legendary pokemon artist: you guys are awesome.
15 December 2010 @ 08:37 pm
Sorry in advance. Usually I like to keep things sort of light but I have to put my foot down on something...

A word on critsCollapse )
23 November 2010 @ 11:34 am
I might have to take a brief hiatus. I have a gigantic project and then another big thing due at the end of the month, and I just don't have the hours in the day to work on my own stuff :C That includes weekend and Thanksgiving, arg. Thanks for your understanding. I'd obviously love to be working on my comic right now (or at least sleeping or something) but my clients have to come first! I'll be picking away at the page whenever I have a free minute.
15 November 2010 @ 12:19 am
These are the wallpaper redemption instructions for this last wallpaper game :) There were 6 letters total! If you have some of the letters but not all, you can try to figure them out via the meekipedia

Simply email me at dershing dot helmer at gmail dot com with this simple title: word/size

Where the word is the word of the month, and the size is one of these four wallpaper sizes:
- 800x600
- 1024x768
- 1280x1024
- 1920x1080

For example! If I have a 800x600px monitor size and I know the word of the day is "meowface", I would send an email to that address above with the subject line as "meowface/800x600." You don't even have to write anything in the email :'D

One request: please don't publicly share this image around! I want it to be special for the people who read and helped to promote the comic :3 Thank you.

I'll start emailing things out starting tomorrow evening! Starting my emails now XD

what about the other two wallpapers?Collapse )
01 November 2010 @ 01:32 am
Hello! It's... wallpaper time!

Every chapter I make a limited wallpaper that is free and available to everyone, but I can't resist making you work for it a little bit XD Here's how to get it:

Step 1: Vote daily here, and be on the lookout for an obvious letter!
Step 2: Collect letters when you see them over the next 2 weeks. They will spell a word.
Step 3: Unscramble the word, using the Meekipedia to check what it could be! (it will be related to this chapter in some way)
Step 4: Wait until I post a message, and then email me your word. If it is correct, I will email you back with your wallpaper :)

That's it! Comment here if you have any questions, and have fun :)
18 September 2010 @ 02:55 pm
Haha, hello, just a little update on why I'm so slow recently...under hereCollapse )