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Rocktopus 20th Feb 2021, 8:13 PM edit delete
Rocktopus
Wow, this comic page is a perfect metaphor for what just happened.

As stated in this patreon post , I am absolutely stunned and humbled by the support I was shown this last week. So many of you reached out to help, and to offer encouragement, that I couldn't keep track of it all. I couldn't believe how many fans I had from around the world who all loved my work and wanted to see it continue. Every day for a week straight I was met with a constant pouring in of support and well wishes.

Thank you all so, so much for your incredible generosity and kindness. Thank you to every new patron, thank you to everyone who donated, and thank you everyone who sent me kind words. Marble Gate Dungeon is going to continue, and I have all of you to thank for that. I promise I will keep making this comic until it is complete.

Thank you all so much.
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Comments:

Galloglasses 20th Feb 2021, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Good on ya mate. Hope you'll soon reach your monthly goal in terms of monetary support so things won't be as tight for you. I'd support you myself but I have just cancelled supporting an animator I like because my finances arent great. Good luck to you and God bless your future endeavours.
chris-tar 20th Feb 2021, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar

Don't look down, that way when you are falling to your death into the bottomless pit, you can be more relaxed...

I would like to note, that there is one good thing about looking down, and that is so that you can see where you are walking!
Varyon 23rd Feb 2021, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
Looking down is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, as you note, it allows you to see where you're walking, and thus you're less likely to step somewhere you shouldn't. On the other hand, for many people, looking down from a great height can trigger vertigo, which can lead to a loss of balance and a fall. For those susceptible to height vertigo and in a situation like Coleen, it's much safer to simply walk forward carefully than to look down... although crawling on hands and knees can be better still, if a bit undignified.
chris-tar 20th Feb 2021, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
A "constant pouring in of support and well wishes", what a coincidence, the same thing happened to me with my comic! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Waaggh Ha ha ha.......
Sturzkampf 20th Feb 2021, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Well done, you made it! Now tie that rope off quick before you get jumped by the monsters.
Bookeater_otaku 20th Feb 2021, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Glad that the fans came through for you.

A beautiful page once again, you always show that you got a good hand on perspectives.

Colleen is across now but that almost fall to her doom is still suspicious. And with just two of them in the party, situations like this show the weaknesses of small parties. None of them got ranged options to cover those who cross or have someone else on lookout. If something happens to Colleen, he will be alone to save her with a rope only tied to one side.

I still don't trust that tentacles eye.
Sam_Neph 21st Feb 2021, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
"I MADE IT" and turn your back to the darkness. Why does no one remember to attack the darkness? :>
padanew 21st Feb 2021, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
padanew
I don't have a fear of heights I have a fear of falling from heights.
Bookeater_otaku 21st Feb 2021, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
Remember: it's the ground that kill you!
Darkening 21st Feb 2021, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
Just gotta grind that parry skill up to max so you can deflect the planet when it tries to hit you.
Gyffes 21st Feb 2021, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
We call that "rapid deceleration trauma"
padanew 21st Feb 2021, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
padanew
Kerbal Space Program. Lithobraking!
Lurker 24th Feb 2021, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
The secret the flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

It sounds ridiculous but actually makes sense if you think orbits... (though that doesn't apply in this case. :-P)
padanew 25th Feb 2021, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
padanew
"Aim for the stars! Hit London."
Gyffes 21st Feb 2021, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
Gonna reiterate, here in public: please don't force yourself to do double the work if trying to maintain the previous pace was killing you. We're here for the quality of story and art: forcing either to meet some self-imposed goal improves nothing and risks your health and or sanity. And then we won't have ANY story!

SAVE YOURSELF!
Hman 22nd Feb 2021, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Well said, exactly my thoughts.

What distinguishes this comic is very high drawing quality with a unique drawing style. There are some others drawn very well, but only a few THIS well and most of those are teamwork (lineart - flatting - painting).

And of the course the storyline, which obviously attracted quite a few readers. Without that you would produce only a nice slideshow of fantasy art.

Lower quality of either one and you certainly will find yourself fewer readers and patreons. Lower the frequency and most of us will stay anyway - there are a plethora of options for noticing a new page, RSS readers for a start. Maybe fewer patreons or lower pledges, but hey unless these are enough for a full time income it is half-and half anyway, economic survival is the first rule in comic production. Avoiding burn out is another first rule in comic production. I'm sure there are other first rules but either way it is some kind of a compromise between full time job lovingly done and hated job without income. The spot in between which works for you MUST work and can change over time.
Angel Stickman 21st Feb 2021, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Have you ever thought about connecting with Hiveworks to get more exposure for your comic?
Bookeater_otaku 21st Feb 2021, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
I think that's a great idea!

Maybe there are other places and forums that could be a good place to promote this story. Do anyone know of a site centering around role playing game like D&D and such? Targeting your audience could help.
Bookeater_otaku 21st Feb 2021, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
You know, with a dungeon design like this one, I always worry about monsters climbing from below to surround you. They can't see what's down there after all.
Llain 23rd Feb 2021, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Hey mate! Hope all is well, saw a recommendation by Pirateaba a while back and have been enjoying Marble Gate ever since, keep up the good work!

It’s a wonderful story you’re making so don’t be afraid to take a break to look after yourself.

Sent a lil something your way, not much but hope it helps!

Go Colleen!!!


Sereg 25th Feb 2021, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Glad to hear you got the support you needed. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you find yourself in that situation. I don't do Patreon, even for artists I really like(the webcomic I mentioned last time I posted uses an internal subscription system), but I'm more than happy to help out again if you need it. You've created a very interesting world, and I look forward to seeing where you take it.