News entry for Friday, September 3rd, 2010
If you stop to think about it - and I have - there are any number of ways Celeste could make a huge fortune, legal or otherwise. So how do I keep this comic from turning into a Time Travelers Investments Quarterly or turning Celeste into a money-grubber? Easy; Celeste just doesn't care about money all that much. Piracy as a business is all about treasure, but Celeste's Piracy is all about the chase, not the monetary gain. We'll see more of this over the years.
Ooo... this is a cool tidbit: The Morgan Liberty head dollars detailed in Frame 2 are based upon the 1882 Morgan Liberty dollar I carry with me all the time. If you ever see me at a convention, just ask me and I'll show it you. How much are they worth? The rare ones go up into the tens of thousands of dollars, but on average, one that has seen typical usage is worth between $20- $100. Just the .75 oz of silver in one is worth over $9.00 by today's sterling silver prices.
DIFFERENT KIND OF WALLPAPERS! Starting this month and running through the end of Issue 04, we'll be giving out multiple wallpapers to donors AND people who post in the forum. Each wallpaper is going to be a nice image of a crew member, along with a short character bio. The pages will eventually end up on the new site's CAST PAGE, but the images there will be smaller and lower rez. So consider donating and/or posting during Issue 4! Donors receive all wallpapers for the month, while anyone who posts in the forum will receive the month's first character image. (Donors also receive any bonus images Lily may decide to create in a month.) There will be two to four images each month. A snippet of the first one will be going up once we start that character's story on September 14th.