Hope you’re having a great kick-off to the summer with June here.
We have GREAT news for Voluntaryist and other exciting things to let you know about.
Another round of perk fulfillment was completed last month thanks to our finishing the final art print needed to ship out perks up through the signed print comic tier. Those at the art print tier, signed comic tier, and full-page ad tier, had their comic perks shipped out several weeks ago. If for any reason you did not receive yours, please contact me at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com so I can check on what happened. I did see several people post pictures of their perk’s arrival, so I am happy to see that shipping went well overall.
We are now down to the BIG perk stages: The Origins I-VI series sets and the trade paperbacks.
At the time of this writing, we are 26 pages fully completed out of 38 through Origins II with pencils almost finished. The Origins II cover remaster is still in progress, along with the Origins I cover/TPB cover.
You can see some sneak peeks of that here:
Everything is looking good time-wise with a strong indication that we will have your perks out to you before the campaign-expected delivery of December, 2023.
And remember, we want to make sure that everyone gets their perks when it is time for delivery. If you will be moving come August, 2023, be sure to update your address through Indiegogo so that we can make sure your perk pack makes it to you. We don’t want anyone to have their package lost, so make sure to update us as soon as you’re certain you’re moving.
In other exciting news, both Pho and I will be performing our music at Porcfest XX this year, including the Break the Great Reset song! If you’re going to be in attendance, or are on the edge, come on out to see us! We will be singing at the mainstage pavilion (the PAV) on Tuesday, June 20th, from 6-7 p.m. We will also be performing a couple of songs for EMO NIGHT at the PAV thanks to the Emo Caucus on Thursday, June 22nd, at 8:45-9:15 p.m.
Along with our music, we have a few speaking engagements as well: One for the Libertarian Party tent from 2-3 p.m. on that same Tuesday, June 20th, and one on Wednesday, June 21st, at 1 p.m. for the Free State Project Liberty 101 seminar. Topics will include “Thinking Outside the State,” “Intro to Voluntaryism,” and “Finding Your Inspiration in Liberty.”
Speaking of performance, we also just released a NEW song called I WILL NOT TAKE THE SHOT. It’s an alternative rock song that’s sure to energize your spirit in resistance to forced medical experimentation.
I also want to mention that I have a sequel title to my first nonfiction book coming out soon, A Vision for a Libertarian Future. It’s a practical policy advocacy of incrementalism for moving away from state control.
If you haven’t read my first book, be sure to pick that up on Amazon here: amzn.to/3RD6pPA
so you’re ready for the next edition!
Looking forward to updating you on our next developments!
Hope you are doing well as we kick off the month of March.
We are marching right along schedule with the Voluntaryist remaster production!
The colors have just been wrapped on Origins I and we’ve already gotten in a few penciled pages for Origins II.
Here’s a little sneak peek from that progress:
I wanted to take a moment and thank Presearch for being a continued sponsor of Voluntaryist!
Presearch is a voluntaryist-owned search engine company worth checking out.
Not only do they provide a censorship-free search engine service that is privacy-oriented, but they have integrated ways for you to earn cryptocurrency rewards in the process!
They even do users a favor by listing one-click alternative search engine tabs so that, if for any reason you’re not satisfied with their results, you can immediately check the results in several other search engines.
Speaking of great things to check out, I will be headlining the Libertarian Party of Washington conference from March 24th-26th! Both Pho and I will be there as special guests with a special mixer taking place Friday night. It’s rare that we get over to that side of the country, so if you’re close enough to visit, consider coming on by to hang! We’d love to catch up with you.
Location, details, and tickets can be found on Eventbrite over at:
I wanted to share some photos with you from my most recent tabling at the Florida LP convention. I had a great time getting to meet up with liberty-lovers of all kinds including die-hard Voluntaryist fans and new people who hadn’t heard about the series before!
It was encouraging to see so many who are not only passionate about principled liberty, but who also care enough to support creative projects carrying the torch forward.
I am looking forward to seeing what other tabling opportunities I can participate in to grow the Voluntaryist comic fandom!
Thank you again, everyone, for supporting Voluntaryist Origins III. Your support has enabled me to continue expanding Voluntaryist world to new venues!
It’s been a lot of work, but I am finally getting to shoot the Indiegogo.com promo video for the next comic campaign. I anticipate doing the shoot this Thursday the 30th, and editing the whole thing together to be launched by 11:59 p.m. the next day!
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know! I am super excited for this round, with fun new perks and sponsorships, from a figurine option to a double-feature perk with the awesome guys at Time Samplers!
I finally had a chance to see the Silver Circle movie. Having read the graphic novel first, I can say it follows along to the “T,” so there are no major plot surprises; but it is still worth watching because the visuals are more intricate than the novel portrayal. While the CGI isn’t something comparable to a Marvel or D.C. blockbuster, I was enthused with the quality of the audio effects. The music and voice-overs drew me and suspended my disbelief within 5 minutes of watching.
It was especially great to meet Pasha Roberts and to see how giddy he was about the project. His enthusiasm for liberty was paralleled by the audience, who laughed frequently at knocks on the Federal Reserve.
All-in-all, it was encouraging to see a liberty-oriented film that used entertainment to sell the principles of non-aggression, free markets, and sound money. I can only hope to join in the ranks of liberty filmmakers by one day producing a Voluntaryist blockbuster!
Yours truly will be attending the Silver Circle Movie premiere in the D.C. area. Check out the Facebook event HERE. The showing is technically not in D.C. though – it’s taking place at the Regal Ballston Common 12 in Arlington, Virginia (close enough).
I (J) will be in attendance, possibly with some comic copies to sign! I am going to the 7:00 p.m. Friday night showing on the 12th as that will be when the director does the Q&A.
Looking forward to seeing this awesome, sound-money movie!
I spoke with the artist Rob Dumo today and everything is looking good. We will be working on the project with the anticipation of having the comic finished by or before the end of January. The comic should be sent soon thereafter in .pdf. Those who got the printed comic will get it shortly after that because I have to send the files to Ka-Blam for printing then shipping etc.
The full funds from the campaign will be released in about 1 week, but we will begin working a.s.a.p.
Non-comic perks should be mailed out once the funds disburse, so hopefully the week of November 26th they will be sent.
Those who ordered t-shirts will be getting them sent from Meg McLain. I took care of t-shirt orders as they came in.
I will be posting the entire origins story with the additional Suit Saga portion in a .pdf, so you will be able to download and read the entire story compiled. (The .pdf will be hosted here on the http://volcomic.com Website).
For updates with images/pictures/news, please check back at this site. I will use the indiegogo.com site for crucial updates. (Ex. Release dates/shipping dates/.pdf release).
Thank you so much to every person here again! This was only possible because of you. It’s incredible what you have done to bring Voluntaryism into comics and how much we can shape the world for liberty through this medium!
I look forward to keeping you up-to-date and to pursuing a freer future with you.