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Voluntaryist Origins III – Digital Comic E-mailed Out!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I am ecstatic to announce that the digital version of Voluntaryist Origins III is finally complete! Woohoo!

First page sneak peek preview:

First Page Sneak

Please be sure to check the e-mail you used for this campaign for a message from me with the digital download link inside. I think you’re really going to be impressed!

With the digital of Origins III complete, I ordered the print copy of the comics which are being shipped to me to combine with all the other perk goodies and bonus items you’re getting. I’m thrilled to be able to put your perk packages together and am looking forward to shipping each one of your perks out.

The comics should be shipping to you by March 2020. I will be making an announcement a few weeks before shipping, reminding everyone to update their mailing address if anything has changed since you placed your perk order. If you know that you’ll have a new address, please feel free to go ahead and update it right away if you know what it will be.

ALSO! I want to make ANOTHER exciting announcement:

Voluntaryist – The Comic Series will now be on SubscribeStar!

SubscribeStar is a platform like Patreon that allows for ongoing support of creators with special behind-the-scenes access and perks for support.

What this means is that, for future comic production, I will be continuing the Voluntaryist story on a rolling basis with new pages coming out each month instead of just doing a campaign once per year.

I will still be using Indiegogo to do special comic fulfillment fundraisers/events, but the ongoing support will come through SubscribeStar and you will be able to see the comic production as pencils, inks, letters, and colors come through.

What I hope to see is that, with your support, the Voluntaryist comic adventure can be something you get to look forward to each month and, eventually, each week.

Please check out the SubscribeStar page here: https://www.subscribestar.com/voluntaryist

and consider joining for the ongoing adventure!

I’m looking forward to updating you next when the print comics arrive!

Thank you again everyone for your continued support and fandom for Voluntaryist!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 8 + Progress Notes

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I wanted to update you on the progress of the comic directly from the production team:

cornerstone update late 2

FACEBOOK LINK

They have been working hard to finish up the last few pages.

With that good news, I want to share with you another teaser with colors:

sneak peek 8 voluntaryist origins III

As you can see, the design is really taking Voluntaryist to that next level!

Looking forward to updating you next when the digital comic version is complete and sent out!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 7 + Progress Notes

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I wanted to update you that the Origins III pencils, inks, and letters are complete and they look AMAZING!

I really think this is going to be the best Voluntaryist comic issue yet!

With that good news, I also want to keep you apprised of the fact that we are running SLIGHTLY behind schedule on finishing colors.

Jesse Hansen of Cornerstone Creative Studios takes ownership of this delay and is appreciative of our generous time extension so he can wrap up colors per our agreement.

You can see his public post on that delay here:

Update on Delay

Facebook Link To That Post

SO, with that in mind, I don’t think this will lead to a delay in the delivery window. Things should still wrap up close to on-time if not still as expected.

And to thank you for your trust and support, here is another teaser of the comic:

sneak peek 7 voluntaryist origins III

Looking forward to getting you the digital copy of the comic this month! (And then on to print for 2020!)

In liberty,

-J ( :

Voluntaryist – The Comic Series now on Subscribestar

Voluntaryist is now continuing over at Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/voluntaryist

Please head on over to join the page to get behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and follow along with new pages as they come on out.

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Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 6

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I have another sneak peek for you as production comes closer to finish on Origins III:

sneak peek 6 voluntaryist origins IIILooking forward to finishing up colors and letters soon!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 4

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I have another sneak peek for you as production continues on Origins III:

sneak peek 4 voluntaryist origins III

I hope you are well and that you have a great start to your October!

Looking forward in liberty!

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 3

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I hope you are doing well and that you’re having a well-rested labor day!

Everything is going well with production so far and I have been enjoying the pencils/inks process.

This next sneak peek is from one of the stretch goal bonus items.

Can you guess who it is?

sneak peek 3 voluntaryist origins III

(Hint: Rothbard called him the first libertarian intellectual.)

I hope you enjoy this teaser and I look forward to sharing another one as production continues.

In liberty,

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 2

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I have here for you sneak peek No. 2 of the Voluntaryist Origins III comic production.

sneak peek 2 voluntaryist origins III

Looking forward in liberty!

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III – Sneak Peek 1

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

As production is well underway, I have the first sneak peek to share with you today!

sneak peek 1 voluntaryist origins III

I’m looking forward to sharing further sneak peeks as the comic design develops.

In liberty,

-J ( :

http://www.volcomic.com

Funds have been disbursed and production has begun! WOOHOO!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I am ecstatic to announce that Indiegogo FINALLY processed my campaign and sent out the funds. It was a joy to wake up to and see that we could actually get on to making the comic now.

indiegogo disbursement sent

This morning I sent out the script, character details, and specs to our new comic production team, Cornerstone Creative Studios. Jesse Hansen, the art team lead, has been wonderfully helpful in ensuring that this will be a smooth production process. He’s excited to be working on this title and to bring the quality to the next level.

I will update you every few weeks with teasers/sneak peeks as the pencils, inks, colors, and letters come through.

Thank you again for your patience in waiting on this unusual delay with Indiegogo’s review process.

Let’s make this Voluntaryist issue the best one yet!

In liberty,

-J ( :

 

 

Voluntaryist Origins I & II Now on Amazon Kindle Direct Download!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I am thrilled to announce that Voluntaryist Origins I and II are now available through Amazon Kindle’s direct download program.

You can get your copies here:

Origins I

Comic Advertisement Voluntaryist Origins

Origins II

Comic Advertisement Voluntaryist Origins II

The Voluntaryist Origins III Campaign Wraps Up A SUCCESS!

Hello, Voluntaryist Fans!

I am excited to announce that the Voluntaryist Origins III Indiegogo Campaign has ended on unprecedented heights!

campaign close success Voluntaryist origins III

Thanks to you, we had 124 backers raising a total of $6,324!

This means that Voluntarist Origins III has officially beaten all past records in support!

To thank you for this, I am going to give all physical comic backers the third stretch goal in addition to the two we unlocked! So now you have not onenot twobut THREE BONUS ITEMS!

stretch goals all unlocked voluntaryist origins III

It’s my small way of saying, “Thank you!” for being so generous with your time, link shares, and contributions.

In addition to that extra perk, I can also announce that we will be able to produce a FULL-LENGTH ISSUE with a solid 24 standard pages! You can pat yourselves on the back for going above-and-beyond to help make this comic the best yet!

With the campaign officially closed, I will now be taking the next steps to get production underway.

Once the funds release to me, I will be immediately working with our new creative team at Cornerstone Creative Studios, handing over the script and character descriptors so that they can get to work on the initial pencils and inks.

I will also begin working on non-comic perk orders. Those who ordered a perk that does not involve a print comic will get your goodies a little sooner than the projected delivery date.

Those who ordered the physical comic will receive their perks together with the other extras that come with the order.

My expected delivery date is March 2020. I hope to get it to you sooner, but I want to make sure that I leave enough time in case of any unexpected delays from third parties in the production process.

I will be updating you when I send out the non-comic perks and will be sharing teasers here on Indiegogo, Facebook, Minds, and the main Website as production comes along.

As always, if you have any thoughts or questions, you can reach me at mr.voluntary[at]gmail[dot]com.

I will be reaching out a few weeks before shipment through the campaign dashboard to make sure that everyone has provided their most up-to-date address. I want to ensure everyone gets what they ordered.

I’m humbled by how much care and engagement you’ve given Origins III and I cannot wait to bring a smile to your face with a perk package you’ll be proud to show off!

Thank you for believing in me and this comic.

I’m looking forward to another successful production process as we continue to design the canon origins story for Voluntaryist!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Campaign: https://igg.me/at/origins3

Facebook: www.facebook.com/volcomics

YouTube: https://youtube.com/thevoluntaryists

Minds: www.minds.com/voluntaryism

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Voluntaryist Origins III Ends in Less than 24 Hours!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

The Voluntaryist Origins III comic campaign ends in less than 24 hours here: https://igg.me/at/origins3

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The campaign has been a wild success so far! Not only is Origins III the best-funded campaign of all-time, but we have also reached one of our first STRETCH GOALS FOR THE FIRST TIME!  
stretch goals first reached web voluntaryist

Thanks to your generous support, all those who ordered a perk at a print comic level or higher will also be receiving a special Voluntaryist art print in addition to your expected perk goodies!

But wait! There’s more!

We have two ADDITIONAL stretch goals to reach that I think you’ll be quite delighted to see.

The best part is that we’re almost to stretch goal No. 2 at $6,000 with $5,831 raised so far!

So if you only got a digital perk, now is the time to upgrade to both get yourself a physical comic copy and UNLOCK even MORE BONUS PERKS THAT YOU’LL RECEIVE FOR BECOMING A PRINT COMIC BACKER!

As always, one last share of the campaign link to your social is appreciated to finish out strong, so please do so by this evening so that last-minute support can come through to release the last STRETCH GOALS!

Finally – there is one FINAL RECORD of all time to break: BACKER TOTAL!

The highest backer total for a single campaign is Origins II at 119. If we reach 120 backers before close, I will throw in an ADDITIONAL BONUS to thank everyone for getting Origins III to break every single past Voluntaryist Indiegogo record!

Pho and I will be live streaming tonight, March 28th, from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Eastern (at least) to promote beating the total backer record, so please join us if you can on Facebook and YouTube. (Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/dapholosopher/YouTube link: https://youtube.com/thepholosopher)

Thank you again, everyone, for helping to make Voluntaryist Origins III a ground-breaking success!

I am looking forward to updating you with the final results and next steps after the campaign closes.

In liberty,

-J ( :

Campaign link to share: https://igg.me/at/origins3

Facebook: www.facebook.com/volcomics

YouTube: https://youtube.com/thevoluntaryists

Minds: www.minds.com/voluntaryism

voluntaryist origins III live stream

P.S. If you didn’t get the Pholosopher Cosplay Photos yet, there is a special link for you to incentivize last-day support. Check it out here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/2462845/x/952007?secret_perk_token=0df312c3

(If you don’t want any further personal e-mails about the comic, please reply with “Unsubscribe” and I won’t message you about the comic campaign. -J (: )

Voluntaryist Origins III – 100% Funded! Stretch goals open!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I am excited to announce that Voluntaryist Origins III has reached 100% of funding!

Woohoo! We did it!

100 percent funded indiegogo

Because we reached the main goal, we now how have time to reach for STRETCH GOALS!

The first three stretch goals are as follows:

$5,500: A NEW special Voluntaryist art print to all backers at the physical comic level or above.

$6,000: A NEW voluntaryist game card to all backers at the physical comic level or above.

$6,500: A NEW voluntaryist character design pinup sheet to all backers at the physical comic level or above.

stretch goals voluntaryist origins III web

So, if you didn’t get a physical comic perk yet, now is the time to join in and upgrade to get us to the new stretch goals for print comic backers!

Don’t worry though if you don’t have any more pocket change to spare – you can still help us unlock the new stretch goals by sharing the campaign to your social media, getting the word out to those who have not yet seen the campaign!

Pho and I will be doing one last live stream Tuesday night (March 28th) as the campaign comes to a close, so join us as we wrap up the final hours and talk about the next steps with the comic! (Time of stream to be announced that day.)

Thank you so much again, everyone, for your generous help and support in bringing the Voluntaryist Origins III comic to life! I am excited to know that this comic was a success and am looking forward to making this issue the best of all time!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Campaign link to share: https://igg.me/at/origins3

Facebook: www.facebook.com/volcomics

YouTube: https://youtube.com/thevoluntaryists

Minds: www.minds.com/voluntaryism

100 percent funded voluntaryist origins III comic cover

Voluntaryist Tabling Photos from LPF con 2019!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

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!

Cheers in liberty,

-J ( :

Voluntaryist Origins III half-way update! Woohoo!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I just wanted to update you on the progress of the campaign as we have now hit the halfway point with 30 more days to go.

So far, we have raised 55% of goal, sitting at $2,788 raised – which is fantastic progress!

55 percent funded Origins III

In order to finish strong, it will be important that those of you who already have supported share the comic campaign to your social media to help get the word out so we can cross the finish line at 100%!

If you would, please take a moment to share the comic campaign link here:

https://igg.me/at/origins3

to your social media profiles so that Voluntaryist Origins III gets out to new faces, sharing an AWESOME comic story rooted in the principles of liberty.

An aside, I managed to see both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame this weekend. No spoilers – but I do want to note that both movies left me with a reminder of why I am doing what I am with Voluntaryist.​

While action sequences and special effects improve, character dialogue and philosophical thinking continue to grow thin, leaving much to be desired.

In supporting this series, you’re helping to bring about a new level of intellectual intrigue and an incredible, contemporary discourse on what it means to be truly free.

So thank you so much for your support again in this journey!

I will be keeping you posted on developments and will be making a few more live stream appearances with The Pholosopher to promote the comic and talk about comic culture in general, so be sure to stay tuned for updates on our Facebook page and Website at:

https://facebook.com/volcomics/

AND

http://volcomic.com

Looking forward to more good things and a successful second half of the comic campaign!
In liberty,

-J ( :