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Voluntaryist Origins VI is a success! Next steps.

Hello Voluntaryist fans!

We did it!

The 10th Anniversary Voluntaryist campaign is a complete success with both hitting goal and unlocking 3 stretch goals!

This means that all physical perk backers will be getting a bonus sticker for hitting goal and those at the print comic tier and above will also be getting the bonus character sheet, bonus game card, and Voluntaryist team art print on top.

To thank you for going above and beyond for this issue, I am going to go ahead and unlock the 4th stretch goal bonus and add that to your perk packages as my way of saying, Thank you!” for giving me this opportunity to take the Origins story and put it into a start-to-finish remastered read. So that will add on another Voluntaryist art print and a die cut sticker to your perk packages at the print comic tier and higher.

I could not have made it this far if it was not for your generous support and trust in building out the Voluntaryist universe.

That said, there are some important details for you to be aware of so that everything goes smoothly as I work toward creating the comics and fulfilling the perks.

I will be working incrementally on the comic sequentials, starting with issue VI. I have already completed over a dozen pencil pages for issue VI, but we still need to finish the rest of the issue and then lay the inks, colors, and letters.

As I am working incrementally, issue VI will be finished first before the Origins I and II remasters.

I plan on shipping out the issue VI perks as soon as that issue and the associated perks are ready.

This means that those who got the trade paperback or the I-VI single issue set will get their perks later when the remasters and new covers are complete.

I estimate that the issue VI perks could be finished by the end of 2022 to early 2023.

The trade paperback will likely take until closer to the estimated delivery date in late 2023 because it involves both remastering issues 1 and 2 and adding more pages to give extra lettering space.

I will be making updates at least once per month through the Indiegogo page and in parallel on the http://volcomic.com Website.

So, if you are ever wondering what’s going on with the development, please be sure to check with either site so you can get the latest progression update.

I will also give everyone a heads-up update message whenever I plan to do shipment.

Please be sure to update your address if you have moved or plan to move by the time shipping is to take place.

You can log into the Indiegogo dashboard for this campaign and update your address there for us. You can also e-mail me at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com if you have any trouble logging in with the email you used for your perk purchase.

You can read the Indiegogo FAQ for more helpful information:

https://support.indiegogo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002383767-Backer-FAQ

If you are an advertiser, please get in touch with me at least a week before the end of August, 2022, so that we can go over your ad to make sure it’s fit for print. I sent all advertisers an e-mail detailing the format with the comic book template attached for respective single and double-page ads. If you did not get this, check your spam box. If it’s not there, please message me at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com so that I can make sure you have the needed sizing specs and template for your ad.

For those who chose the “donation” option on Indiegogo (which really should be labelled “gift” because we’re not a charitable organization), you will not be getting a perk. You can tell that this was selected if you did not get a prompt for putting in your shipping information when you checked out (minus the digital early release which has no shipping). If you did this in error, but would like to get a perk, please let me know what tier you supported with by emailing me at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com and I will invoice you for the shipping to get your shipment address.

This is going to be a wild ride getting this project done, but I have never been more thankful and excited because this finished compendium is going to make Voluntaryist a serious competitor in the alt comics world with having the Origins story in a completed format I can readily showcase for convention tabling.

Cheers to us in helping be the change we want to see, especially with the direction mainstream comics have taken these past few years.

You are AWESOME!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Campaign link: https://igg.me/at/origins6

Website: https://volcomic.com/

E-mail: mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com


Voluntaryist VI Second Stretch Goal NOW UNLOCKED!

Hello, Voluntarist fans!

I am happy to announce that the second stretch goal is officially UNLOCKED!

WOOOOOO!

Everyone at the print comic book tier and higher will now be receiving a new game card prototype in addition to the bonus character sheet from passing stretch goal No. 1 along with the bonus sticker for reaching goal.

So again, if you are currently supporting at a tier lower than the print comic, you’re definitely going to want to upgrade now to reap the bonus perks as you’ll be getting not one, not two, BUT THREE bonus items!

And, on top of that, we’re going to be making variant covers for Origins IV and V for a mainstream appeal.

As we still have about a week to go, there’s plenty of time to unlock stretch goal number 3 to add another bonus item to your perk packages.

Getting there is as simple as everyone sharing the comic campaign here:

https://igg.me/at/origins6


to their social media and letting others know what we’re doing. The more awareness, the more of a chance we have to gain support and reach a record-breaking accomplishment that will set the Voluntaryist series up as a serious competitor in the alternative comic book space.

We’re also doing our part to get the word out and have been promoting Voluntaryist on a number of shows and will be doing even more this upcoming week.

If you want to listen to some of our recent interviews, you can here:

On Hank Strange: https://utreon.com/v/-8D-ghp-Ru6

On Critical Blast: https://youtu.be/uhO_KDnqCD0

On Immortal Rising Comics: https://youtu.be/ar8w1Iq4-NA

On Freshly Based: https://youtu.be/eU2EcR2MOLU

Thank you again, everyone, for your generous support.

This 10th anniversary is groundbreaking for the series, and I genuinely believe this trade paperback compendium is going to put Voluntaryist on the map, especially in the ComicsGate community.

On that note, we will soon be announcing an official time for our campaign end livestream next week, but it will likely be Thursday, June 30th, around 9 p.m. Eastern on The Pholosopher YouTube channel.

So be sure to join in with us then as we celebrate with you and close in on that 3rd stretch goal!

Looking forward in liberty,

-J ( :

Campaign link:

https://igg.me/at/origins6


Voluntaryist Origins VI First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I have some exciting news! As of today, June 2nd, the first STRETCH GOAL has been UNLOCKED!

Wooohoo!

What this means is that ALL print comic tier and higher backers will now receive a BONUS character sheet art print in addition to all their other perk goodies and the bonus sticker for hitting goal.

On top of that, I will be creating a variant cover for Origins V.

Those who got the 1-6 perk set will receive an Origins V issue with the new cover!

If you are still sitting on the fence with a lower perk tier, now’s the time to upgrade to the print copy because you are guaranteed BOTH the bonus sticker AND the bonus character art sheet!

There’s still plenty of time for us to move on up too and unlock the other listed stretch goals, so be sure to share the campaign to your social media so that more goodies can be released as we go further in the campaign.

On a separate note, both Pho and I will be going on more interviews and hosting more streams to promote the comic series coming up.

One of the interviews on the #comicsgate track will be with the Critical Blast Podcast on Wednesday, June 8th, at 8 p.m. Eastern.

https://www.youtube.com/c/Criticalblast/videos

We will be streaming live and sharing our story about how the Voluntaryist universe came to life and what we’ve been working on over the years.

If you’re free, pop on in and say “Hi!” during the stream so we can help pump up the visibility metrics and get the word out.

Thank you so much again, everyone, for your generous time and help in getting Voluntaryist to this record-breaking momentum!

I think you’re going to LOVE all the work we’re putting into it with the new art and remastering.

Looking forward to sharing the next update with you soon!

-J & P

Campaign Link: https://igg.me/at/origins6


Voluntaryist Origins VI Comic Campaign Now LIVE!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

The Voluntaryist Origins VI comic campaign is NOW LIVE on Indiegogo here:

https://igg.me/at/origins6


If you would please, head on over to the campaign page and grab yourself an AMAZING perk in support of the FINAL ISSUE in the Voluntaryist Origins arc.


This campaign is extra special as it’s the 10th Anniversary for Voluntaryist – The Comic Series.


In light of that special occasion, we’re also remastering issues 1 and 2 and brining the entire series into a special trade paperback!


Even if you don’t have change to spare, you can help us get the word out by sharing the campaign link here:

https://igg.me/at/origins6


To your social media.


Thank you so much for your generous support,


-J ( :


Campaign link: https://igg.me/at/origins6


My first-ever non-fiction book: The Definitive Guide to Libertarian Voluntaryism

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

While you may have come to know me for my fictional Voluntaryist comic book story, I finally decided to make my first non-fiction book in line with the Voluntaryist universe.

It’s the culmination of 15 years of activism and study within the libertarian-Voluntaryist spectrum.

It’s NOT a history book.

It’s NOT a summary of other’s works.

It’s not a bunch of pull-quotes from past thinkers.

This is my unifying the fields of property rights and consent ethics theories into a universal philosophy that anyone can readily relate to and defend.

By the nature of the work, it will be challenging in many ways because it introduces a new basis by which to framework WHY one would want to uphold property rights and consent ethics.

You’ll be surprised, intrigued, and provoked to deeper investigation in the process.

But, unlike many other libertarian works, I’ve distilled the concepts into the minimum description needed to get people to understand the basics and their applications.

That makes it accessible for anyone, whether you’re a seasoned Misesian or are new to Voluntaryist thought.

No matter what, I hope you enjoy the ride and that it at least sharpens your thinking in the process.

Cheers to your kind support, from helping me refine my thoughts in conversation, to getting your own edition for the liberty bookshelf!

In liberty,

-J ( :

Available here: https://amzn.to/3gVuTn2

(Affiliate link)


Voluntaryist Origins V Perks Have All Shipped

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

All Origins V comic perks have been SHIPPED!

Woohoo!

If you’re a U.S. backer, you should see your perk within 1-2 weeks.
International backers should see theirs within 2-4 weeks.

If you do not receive anything by Jan. 2, 2022, please contact me through the Indiegogo dashboard or via email at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com so I can check on your perk and replace it if it ended up getting lost in the mail.

If you want to pick up any past print issues, you can over on Indyplanet here:

https://www.indyplanet.com/?s=voluntaryist

Origins V will be available for print copy purchase on Indyplanet soon, but the rest of the past issues are up and ready for selection.
And, if you’re looking for something special to give that liberty-loving family member or friend this Christmas, check out the Voluntaryist Store over at:

https://www.zazzle.com/store/sirevoluntary

There’s all kinds of liberty goodies- from shirts, to stickers, to hats, and buttons- all with a liberty theme!

And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, please remember to check out, share, and support the next Voluntaryist campaign for Origins VI when it launches, tentatively, summer, 2022.

We will not only be completing the Origins arc with issue VI, but also hope to remake Origins I and II to bring the series into conformity with the later artist’s designs, and, put ALL the Voluntaryist Origins comics into a single trade paperback compendium.

It will be an essential collectible for any Voluntaryist fan.
Thank you so much for believing in me and the Voluntaryist comic book series. I could not have accomplished this feat without your generous support over the years.

Let’s make 2022 the best year for liberty yet!

With eternal gratitude,

-J ( :

http://volcomic.com


Voluntaryist Origins V Print Comics Have Arrived – Next Steps

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I have some great news!

The Origins V comic came in a bit earlier than expected with the delays over at the printer, as you can see here:

They are out, in my hands, and looking AMAZING!

I will be working on fulfillment over the next month.

I am still waiting on one final stretch goal art piece to be finished so I can add it to your perk packages, but once that is in, they should be out to you shortly.

If all goes well, Christmas should come early for Voluntaryist Origins V backers!

If you are moving from your listed address by December, please do update your address with me through the Indiegogo dashboard or by contacting me with your perk information from Indiegogo at mr.voluntary(at)gmail.com

I want to make sure everyone gets what they ordered!

Thank you again as always for your generous support.

Looking forward in liberty,

-J ( :


Projected Shipping Delay for Origins V Due To Printer

Hello Voluntaryist fans!

Hope you are doing well.

I wanted to give you an early heads-up that there is a delay from the printer (Ka-Blam). 

See:

Link to the post: https://www.facebook.com/KaBlamDigitalPrinting/…

I had placed my order for Origins V on September 30th:

And was crossing my fingers that all of the government malfeaseance wouldn’t have an impact…

But sadly (and predictably), all of the state tyranny has had a cumulative effect on supply chains and shipments.

That said, I have worked with Ka-Blam for 10 years because they are one of the largest comic printers in the world and are reliable for getting the final product to completion.

So I’m not worried at all about the comic’s eventual printing…just sad that it will take a little longer than expected.

I will keep you updated on when they finally get to my order and let you know when I think the comics will be out to you by.

If will you end up moving by the time of the projected shipment, please do reach out to me through the Indiegogo dashboard and let me know your updated address, or email me at mr.voluntary(at)gmail(dot)com with your order information and I will make sure your package goes to your updated address.

Thanks again for your generous support!

Looking forward,

-J ( :


All Voluntaryist Origins IV Perks Shipped! What’s NEXT?

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I am excited to announce that all perks have been shipped!

Voluntaryist Origins IV

International backers should see theirs within 3 weeks and U.S. backers should see theirs within a week.

If you do not receive your perk within those respective time frames, please contact us through the Indiegogo dashboard so we can check your tracking number to see if you package was lost and replace it if it was.

We really appreciate seeing when backers get their perks, so feel free to post a picture of your perks to your social media when they arrive, whether on Facebook, Minds, MeWe, Twitter, Flote, Steemit, YouTube, or otherwise, and TAG/@ US, so we can celebrate with you!  ( :

Now that the campaign is fully wrapped, you may be wondering when the Origins V campaign will launch.

The good news is that it will launch sooner this year, as we’re planning for a campaign launch this May, 2021! So please be sure to check back on the Voluntaryist website at http://volcomic.com to find out when the campaign has officially opened for support!

In the meantime, if you have not already, please be sure to check out Pho’s latest patches over at http://treesofliberty.org and our in-person event coming up soon this April 3rd, with details and tickets over at http://phoevents.com

We’re looking forward to seeing you and staying in touch as we host more in-person events throughout the year – so come on out and say “Hi!”

Thank you again for helping bring the principles of liberty to the comic book world.

Let’s do it again in 2021 with Voluntaryist Origins V soon!

In liberty,

-Jack & Pho

WEBSITE: http://volcomic.com

MINDS: https://www.minds.com/voluntaryism/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/volcomics

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jackvlloyd

FLOTE: https://flote.app/user/volcomic

YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/thevoluntaryists

MEWE: https://mewe.com/p/voluntaryist-thecomicseries


Sneak Peek 4 + Special Announcements

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!Production on the comic is moving along smoothly and within schedule.

I am finishing up the last page’s pencils, then I have a batch of pages going in for inks and colors, to be followed by my lettering. I believe the comic should be wrapped within 2 months max, and then it will go to print.

I have all the additional special perks already produced and readied for shipment.

With that in mind – a quick reminder to advertisers again – please make sure you have your finished advertisement pages to me by the end of February.

On that note – here is a another sneak peek of the comic:

I can wiggle a little more time if absolutely needed past that, but I would like to get the comic wrapped and out by the end of Spring at the latest so that we can move on to planning for the next issue. On that note – here is a another sneak peek of the comic:

ALSO! Pho and I have released a new product line, starting with some COOL AR and AK patches and a No Step On Snek Chibi keychain.

The campaign ends this weekend, so if you’d like to get some extra AWESOME merch, hop on in here: https://igg.me/at/phomarket

Thank you so much again for your generous support!

Looking forward to updating you soon on the next Voluntaryist comic development.

In liberty,

-J ( :


Sneak Peek 2 and Reminder for Advertisers

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I hope you’re having an AMAZING start to the new year.

I have another sneak peek for you from the Origins IV comic:

20 pages have been pencilled so far and about half have been colored. The first art print design is complete and another is being worked on.

I also want to remind those who purchased an advertisement perk to send your files over to me by the end of this month (January, 2021).

If you need more time to finish your ad – no worries!

We have plenty of extra time if needed.

Please just let me know if you need more time so I can give you notice of when the print process is nearing for final cutoff.

Thank you again everyone for your generous support!

Looking forward to updating you on the next Voluntaryist Origins IV development.

In liberty,


-J  ( :


Sneak Peek 1 and First Shipment Update

Hello Voluntaryist fans!

Hope you are doing well as we approach the new year!

I just shipped out the stickers-only perks today, so those who only got a sticker perk should see their perk within the next week (maybe a little more with Christmas traffic).

I also have a sneak peek for you of the comic WIP. Check it out below:

Looking forward to updating you with another sneak peek in the near future as the comic progresses!

Thank you again for your generous support,

-J ( :


Voluntaryist Origins IV IS A SUCCESS! Next steps…

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

The Voluntaryist Origins IV comic campaign closed at an AMAZING $5,755! We unlocked the first stretch goal, so all backers at the print comic level and higher will be receiving an extra special Voluntaryist team art print.

ALSO! To thank you for going above-and-beyond, I will be adding 4 more pages to the promised page count, making the issue a full-length 24 pages. It will be awesome!

As for next steps, Indiegogo should release the funds to me within two weeks, if not sooner. I will then begin working on fulfilling perks as elements come to completion.

I had already been working on the comic, so I should get the comic out to you much sooner than anticipated, hopefully Spring 2021.

Which is a reminder to those who purchased advertisements – please have your completed advertisement content to me by or before February 1st, 2021. I will be contacting you to follow up on the advertisement layouts and helping you with any questions you may have.

Everyone otherwise please be sure to check and make sure you entered your information properly.Sometimes, people accidentally select “donation” instead of “perk.” If you did this, please let me know and I will note that you wanted the perk for the tier you supported at. If you did intentionally support without selecting a perk, that’s great and I appreciate the kind gesture!

If you end up moving or know you will move by March, 2021, please be sure to update your mailing information in the campaign dashboard. I will also send out an update reminder before mailing out the final perks to remind people to update their address if needed.

If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please message me through the Indiegogo dashboard and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you so much again, everyone, for making Voluntaryist Origins IV a reality and helping to bring to life one of the coolest liberty-themed comic series in print!

With gratitude,

-J ( :


Voluntaryist Origins IV Campaign Now Live!

Voluntaryist Origins 4 Cover Website
Origins IV Cover

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

The Voluntaryist Origins IV campaign is NOW LIVE!

Head on over to the new campaign here: igg.me/at/origins4

And get yourself a copy of the latest Voluntaryist issue pre-order.

There are plenty of great perks this time around, from a new game card to a patch, so be sure to take a look at what cool collectibles you’d like to get this time.

Thank you so much again for your past support. I hope you’re as excited as I am to continue the Origins story.

See you there!

-J ( :




Voluntaryist Origins III Print Comics Have Arrived!

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

The print comics have arrived – and they look AWESOME!

Origins III shipment WEB

I think you’re going to love them as much as I do and want to proudly display them.

Pho and I will be working diligently this week to arrange your perk orders and get them out to you a.s.a.p.

We are looking forward to hearing and seeing your excitement when you get the packages, so please keep us in mind if you make a celebratory post! We’d love to share it to the comic page!

Also, don’t forget to check out the ***NEW*** Voluntaryist SubscribeStar. There are already new comic pages posted continuing the story after Origins III. You won’t want to miss out on the latest updates. Check it out here: https://www.subscribestar.com/voluntaryist

I will update you next when the comics have been shipped out to you.

Thank you again for your generous time and support in bringing principled liberty to the comic world!

With gratitude,

-J ( :

http://volcomic.com


A special “Thank you!” to the advertisers on Origins III.

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I wanted to make a special “Thank you!” announcement to those who helped make the Voluntaryist Origins III issue come to fruition with their advertisement support.

Please check out these businesses/pages in thanks for their help:

Indie Paradox: www.indieparadox.com

Greyman Design: http://www.greymandesign.zil/

Luv Java: https://luvjava.com/

Anarcho Coffee: http://anarchocoffee.com/

WP Consultant: http://wpconsultant.co/

Sal Mayweather at www.saltheagorist.com

The Agorist Nexus podcast: https://www.agoristnexus.com/podcast/episode-1-the-end-of-nations/

Libertarianism: https://www.facebook.com/livefreeordie8/

Molon Labe Brand: https://www.molonlabebrand.com/

The Counter-Economist: http://www.thecountereconomist.com

Liberty Under Attack Publications: www.libertyunderattack.com/publish

Earthbound Martian: https://earthboundmartian.com/

The Pholosopher: http://thepholosopher.com/

Actual Anarchy Podcast: https://www.actualanarchy.com/

Thank you again, everyone, for your generous and kind help in bringing the Origins III issue to life!

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 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 ( :