Yes, we have threatened you with this before. But this time we mean it. We are getting closer and closer to making Chuck walk, talk, and most importantly, FLY! As we are moving forward with the animation project, we will also make some changes to the website.
Today we have added a funding section hosted by “Patreon” to our site in case you are wondering what the new buttons underneath the weekly comic mean. Within you will find exciting new content and will be able to keep up with our progress in regards to our ambitious animation projects. You will also have the option of supporting us by making small (or big) monthly donations. In order to talk you into supporting us we will have lots of goodies and extras for you in the next coming months.
This is strictly on a volunteer basis and you can cancel at any time. Also, what is really important for us to mention is that none of the free content on our website will change. If you like to keep browsing the site and our comics as usual you will always be able to do so and we will not hold it against you. We value all of you joining us here in the coop!
Why are we going the Patreon route?
We have two main reasons. We are serious about making videos and it is a lot of work. We want to keep our animated shorts and the website free from advertising. We really hate ads, especially in the middle of a short video. And as you might have noticed, we got rid of a bunch of ads on the new website as well. The second reason is that the more we can fund Stefan, the easier it will be for us to yank him away from other day job projects which in turn will get us more animation and faster. To accomplish this, we seek your support. We think together we can make this thing grow and have you, our fans, help not only get this thing off the ground (yes, pun intended) but help us steer it into the direction we all want to see this go.
If you want to chip in, follow this link here:
AND HEY! To kick this off properly “Chicken Wings Style”, the first 20 coop animation supporters will receive a free “Roost Air” t-shirt when they sign up, no matter which tier you decide on!
Here’s a sneak peek from the storyboard of our first animation.
25% Discount on your entire order!
Attention fellow chickens!
We’re having our annual “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” Sale starting Thanksgiving until the end of November. All the cool kids are doing it so Chuck and Julio don’t want to be left behind.
Apply Promo Code “BF2018” at checkout and SAVE!
To save on shipping costs, please remember we have two shops: The American Continent and most parts of the rest of the world are served now by our new affiliate AVIATORwebsite which has a huge variety of aviation gifts and patches, while Europe runs through Chicken Wings Europe.
Hint: You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving, we’ve already activated the promo code! 😉
I did it!! Yay!! I pulled the trigger, took the leap and after years of procrastination, finally revamped our website!
While on the front end it probably just looked antiquated, the back end of the site was an outdated and botched mess. Those behind-the-scenes changes should make the website faster and more reliable.
The biggest change you should be able to notice is that the comics are now bigger and the website is responsive, so it should scale down nicely on mobile devices.
I haven’t gotten every detail right yet. The main function (the comics) should work okay, but the whole thing is still a work in progress.
A few functions that we had on our old site will no longer be available, or maybe restored at a later point. E.g. our email feed had a reach in the single digits. The „link list“ was something straight out of the 90s and the advertisements were just a distraction with no significant revenue. Another prime objective was to de-clutter the site, so don’t expect as many buttons and gimmicks as on the older version.
I hope you enjoy the new look! Please be kind and overlook some of the glitches! I appreciate bug reports though!
New book out soon! Preorder now!
Rejoice! The day is nigh! Our new book is being printed right now! This time it took us less than two years. How about that? We’ll be officially releasing it at the AERO Expo in Friedrichshafen next month (April 18-21).
If you want to be the first to lay your excited little fingers on this new literary masterpiece, you can come visit us in the artist section at AERO (AEROkunst in Foyer Ost). If you can’t make it there, you can preorder your copy now and we’ll ship it out as soon as we’re back (which will be on April 23rd).
Here are the links to our online shops:
(You can also just click on the image below)
Looking forward to many trips to the post office! 🙂
Chicken Wings 6 – Check Your Six: Against all odds, Roost Air is still in business. Julio deserves a medal for sticking around this long. Chuck acquires a hangar to move his Corsair project along but might get a little sidetracked. Jason is still struggling to pass his pilot’s exam which is no surprise when you look at his instructor. Hans tries new management strategies and the hangar gets painted. In the end, Chuck makes a flawless landing … or does he?
78 pages, full color.
Product dimensions: A4, 29,7 x 21 x 5,5 cm, 375g
Published by Michael and Stefan Strasser
PS: I know, I know, the website is still branded with our last book … I’ll get around to that shortly!