Hello, Voluntaryist fans!
It is with great excitement that I can announce the comic design process has been completed!
So with that, I present to you the Voluntaryist Origins II comic in digital form. The download link should have been sent to your e-mail. If you did not receive it and were supposed to, please contact me right away at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com. I want to make sure you get it. ( :
Thank you so much, everyone, for your extraordinary patience and kind support as I know it was frustrating to have to wait longer than expected for our estimated delivery.
Now that the digital process has come to a close, I have ordered the physical copies of the comic and game cards. The turnaround time for that depends on how fast Ka-Blam can get the comics to me, which is usually contingent on convention traffic. Fortunately, this isn’t convention season, so I expect a little faster processing time, though they gave me a “by-or-before March 1st.”
Once I do get the printed comics, I will update everyone and ask that anyone who has changed addresses to let me know of your new address so I can be sure to get your perks to you.
I’m looking forward to personally compiling and signing off on each of your perk packages, and cannot wait for you to show off the cool extras I’m throwing in.
Because this took extra time, I am going to wait to launch my next campaign until I have shipped out these perks. I want everyone to be confident in the work and the successful completion first before asking for your trust again on the next comic issue.
And, you can believe this: I have worked extra hard to ensure that, going forward, there will be even smoother, higher-quality output. You’ll get to see it especially when the next teasers come out for the continuing Origins story campaign.
As always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, I’m here for you and will make myself available to speak with you concerning anything on the comic process and delivery. You can reach me at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com.
I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I did in bringing it to life.
Looking forward to more comic culture in liberty,
-J ( :
Hello, Voluntaryist fans!
We did it!
I am ecstatic to announce that Voluntaryist Origins II closed at a record-breaking $5,544 supported by 119 backers, making this issue the highest funded, most received, longest, and most successful Voluntaryist comic to date! Thank you for your generous time and support in not only backing the campaign, but also being a true fan by continually sharing the campaign promo images and links to new faces online!
Now that the campaign is closed, the chain of production is beginning, and I will keep you in the loop with updates and teasers along the way.
Once Indiegogo releases the funds to me within 1-2 weeks, I will be working with our publishing group, Short Fuse Media, to format the layout for production. The comic will then go into a pencils review process over the course of 1-2 months, with inks, colors, and lettering to follow over the next 1-2 months.
Those who ordered physical, non-comic perks will receive those first. If you ordered a physical comic perk, you will receive whatever you ordered as a bundle once the comic production is complete. Check the completion date estimations on the Indiegogo campaign page for your respective order: https://bit.ly/2Iz5YpY
I will be sending out an e-mail message directly to give all backers their BONUS ITEMS, which includes ALL PAST DIGITAL VOLUNTARYIST ISSUES, The Liberty Force digital comic by Johnny Adams, and a digital copy of Heroes Ignited by Short Fuse Media Group. Please be on the lookout for that e-mail from mr.voluntary[at]gmail.com.
Make sure to check and ensure that your e-mail and shipping address are correct. If anything changes over time, you are able to update that information on Indiegogo by signing in to your order. I will send a campaign reminder 1 week before shipment to ensure that anyone who has moved can update their address before I send out physical comic perks.
If for any reason you made a mistake and forgot to select a perk, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I care about all supporters and want to make sure that no one made a mistake by not selecting a perk. So please double-check and make sure you selected a perk for your respective pledge, and send me a message if you didn’t select your perk by accident so I can update your order.
I’m looking forward to making this the best Voluntaryist issue ever, and I know I can because of you! So thank you for believing in me and the series and helping to bring Voluntaryist – The Comic Series, to life!
-J ( :
Working over the script and artwork for Voluntaryist Issue No. 2!
Hello friends and fans!
With great excitement, I would like to inform you that we are working to launch the next Indiegogo support campaign for the second issue.
The page should be up by the end of May, so stayed tuned for the opening!
Right now, we are heavily looking for two things:
1. Sponsors for advertisement (e.g. Full-page, back page, and Website sponsors.)
2. Vendors who sell products for which we can sell perks.
If you can help in either way or know someone who can, please e-mail us on our Contact page.
Thank you for standing for liberty! We are so stoked!
He may not have superpowers just yet, but liberty activist and health guru, Ben Lowrey, might have the superhuman body down pat. We asked Ben for the inside scoop on how to get that superhero look without the cosmic radiation or toxic chemical spill:
1. How did you become a lover of liberty?
BEN: I started becoming exposed to the 9/11 conspiracy theories around 2005. That’s when I first released that the world does not function in the way that we were taught at school. I watched Zeitgeist in 2007 and then that made me even more aware that government does not necessarily work for the people’s best interests.
2. When did you begin lifting?
BEN: I began weight lifting in 2012 after my hair suddenly fell out, a condition known as alopecia. I quickly became interested in health because I wanted to find the reason for my hairless. I didn’t want to look ugly so I naturally felt compelled to make myself more attractive. Bodybuilding was a natural reaction to that.
3. What made you want to pursue physical fitness?
BEN: Once I improved my diet and started exercising, the results started to show, and so health and fitness quickly became a part of my lifestyle. Once I had gained that initial momentum, it felt natural to do more and more exercise. Now it feels like part of my identity. It’s part of who I am.
4. What’s your strategy for a superhero body?
BEN: Jada Castellari kindly taught me the basics of bodybuilding. I learned that I must train the muscle for strength and size separately. Strength is caused by lifting very heavy (6 reps max) and tearing the muscle fibers Size is caused by pumping the muscle (12 reps) to drain the energy supply so that the energy storage area of the muscle grows bigger. By combining the two styles, there are more fibers to inflate. Also, fat loss is important so that the muscle definition becomes visible.
5. How do you see liberty and lifting fitting together?
BEN: Liberty is taking control of your moral compass. Lifting is taking control of your body. Both matter. Both have helped me feel more alive and more purposeful.
You can learn more about Ben’s tactics for physical perfection through his videos at youtube.com/benlowreyhimself:
Ben is a man of many talents, running the popular Youtube channel “benlowreyhimself” and benlowrey.com. When not exercising or helping others get into shape, Ben teaches guitar lessons via Skype and hosts interviews with liberty activists like Mike Shanklin, Chase Rachels, and Christie Diaz.
Hello friends and fans!
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!
Print copies have arrived! They will be sent soon to inital purchasers! The purchase link at Indyplanet will be posted soon as well as the public release link!