2022 in Review
As have done the last four years, I’m going to spend some time looking back at what Silverline did in 2022. Before I dive into that, please hear me say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all the support you have given us this year—it is greatly appreciated. And as cliché as it sounds, we really couldn’t do this without you.
Re-reading that, I can’t believe that ’22 marks the end of our fourth year. 2019 doesn’t seem THAT long ago, but indeed the first “year in review” was done in December of 2019 (https://silverlinecomics.com/news/silverline-review-of-year-1/) In that review we talked about the website—which was launched June of 2019, the Facebook page-which had 1370 likes and 1377 followers, and the new Silverline section on IndyPlanet!
2020 in review we talked about the live stream we launched in March. In less than three months, our numbers had grown so much we launched a 2nd day/time and had weekly streams on Sunday and Wednesday. We started streaming to Facebook, Youtube, and Twitch, all of which we still do. If you had backed any of our kickstarters (and still lived at the same address), you received a Christmas card from us that year. You would be surprised at the number of them we had returned to us.
2021 in review the new stuff we mentioned was our discord channel and our podcasts. We produced a Christmas Special that year (limited # of copies still available—if you want one, just email us for details) and to this writing, I think it’s one of the coolest things we’ve done!
As I type this, our Facebook page has grown to 2.2k likes and 2.3k followers, so we’ve added about 1000 (https://www.facebook.com/SilverlineComics) – maybe go like and follow if you haven’t already. Our Silverline youtube channel has 274 subscribers (https://www.youtube.com/silverlinecomics) — would still like to push those numbers up, so please go subscribe if you haven’t already. It’s free! The Silverline Twitch channel has 76 followers (https://www.twitch.tv/silverlinecomics) and the Twitter is hanging around 393 (https://twitter.com/SilverlineComic) please consider following if you have the blue bird. We’re on some of the alternate platforms as well, but the activity on those platforms is very minor at this point.
Kickstarters delivered 14 comics in 2022!
That’s right, we ran six kickstarters in 2022. Starting in January, we ran one every other month. March saw us increase from two comics to three, September we did four, and then November saw us attempt five in one kickstarter. That one didn’t make. As we reported there, we were bummed, but not terribly so because we want to make sure we keep pushing and trying new things.
This brings Silverline’s total output to 37 comics since 2019. Yup, thirty-seven. What, you need a list? Okay then:
Beah #1; Beyond the Stars #1; Bloodline one-shot; Cat & Mouse #1-3; Divinity #1-2; Friar Rush #1-2; Kayless #1-4; Kayless Vol 1; Kayless: Achilles Has Landed #1; Krey RemiX #1; The Obsoletes #1; The Rejects #1; The Scary Book RemiX #1; Silverline Christmas Special; Silverline Team-Up #1; Sirens RemiX #1-2; Sniper & Rook #1; Steam Patriots #1; Switchblade RemiX #1-2; Teen Beetle #1-2; Tony GN; Twilight Grimm #1-4; White Devil #1; Wolf Hunter #1.
Looking back on the three past “upcoming this year,” I thought I’d take a peek and see what we said would happen, but didn’t. I probably should not do that so that it doesn’t put a spotlight on that…but as you know, we try to be fully transparent with you!
We hit all our marks in 2020 and 21.
In 22, however, we said we would deliver these books and did not do so: Cat & Mouse #4, Divinity #3, Beah #2, Silverline Team-Up #2, White Devil #2, Knight Rise #1, Shadow Ghost #1, Satin’s Ways #1, Demon’s Tails RemiX #1. To be fair, we said we hoped to deliver 22 comics and did deliver 14—could have delivered 19 if we hadn’t cancelled our last kickstarter, and Divinity #3 was one of those. So, we don’t look at these as failures, simply delays.
We’re still streaming thrice weekly, but our big news is that we tossed our hat in with a bunch of other indy comic making folks and joined the COMICS MADNESS network. Pops Van Zant has done an awesome job of assembling a bunch of quirky comic type folks and getting them all together to create an indy-comics channel. Believe it or not, it’s saved us some monthly subscription money and has increased our eyeballs at the same time. Please consider watching and subscribing!
As I write this, we’re working to revamp our website. We’re going to change it to be more of a display site than a blog. As is, the blog is the emphasis (Tim TK has done a wonderful job, don’t you think?), but if we can do what we want to do, the website will focus more on the comics we make and we’ll add a store to it.
Thus, this will be our last official blog post. To get more of this content, you need to subscribe to our email list. I’ve already written the first one that will include a what to look for in 2023 and so you need to subscribe to know what’s coming up!
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