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Tieback is my pen name. I love cats, cosplay and visual storytelling. While I've produced illustrations and comics for years, "The Archer and the Squirrel" is my first online publication. I'm both excited and nervous to share it with such a wide audience.

As both a comic reader and creator, I have an inclination towards fantasy, historical fiction, time travel and romance. I enjoy stories that challenge traditional gender roles and expectations. Classic fairytales retold with a gender-bender twist are my fav!

For more webcomics and fun stuff, please check out my main website:

If you would like to support this webcomic, become a patron!

Sincerely, Tieback
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@woolysox123: Nut girl is definitely developing a soft spot for her. ;)
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Hello Lovelies,

I got the second round of edits back from the editor, and I’m happy to say, we are good for launch! I’ve started painting the first pages in chapter three, and while I won’t give away any spoilers, I will say that page 57 and 58 are extra special.

The new art archival box and acid free tissue paper arrived in the mail. But silly me, it looks like I should have ordered a second pack of acid free tissue. I use the tissue to separate the original pages from one another, and this protects the artwork from discoloring over time.

The next page will be uploaded in two weeks on Tuesday, December 19th.

@woolysox123: Ahhh... You're a sweetheart!
Hello Lovelies,

Just sent the revised version of chapter three off to the editor. The first round of feedback was very helpfulI. I can’t wait to see how version 2.0 is received!

Also, I just completely filled an art archival box with completed pages. Dang! So many pages! In order to accommodate future pages, I hopped over to my favorite art supply web-store, Jerry’s Artarama, and bought a new art storage box and some acid free tissue paper.

The next page will be uploaded Tuesday, December 5th.


Hi Lovelies,

Hope you enjoy page 50! Wow, can you believe we hit 50 pages? Also, we are coming towards the end of chapter two. There will be five more pages, and then we’ll be in chapter 3!

The next page will be uploaded in two weeks on Tuesday, November 21st.

Hugs, Tieback
Happy Halloween Lovelies!

As implied last update, I’m revealing my Hogwarts House. I'm a Ravenclaw! Go knowledge go!

Enjoy page 48 :)

The next update will be in a week on Tuesday, November 7th.

@woolysox123: Maybe you are a Slytherclaw?
On a random note, I’ve been on a Harry Potter kick as of late. And I’ve decided to dress up as non-specific Hogwarts’ student for Halloween. Naturally, I’ve taken the Pottermore Sorting Quiz, and I will proudly wear my house colors on Halloween. If anyone else has been sorted, I’d love to hear what house you’re in. As for my house, I’ll let you guess for now…

The next update will be Tuesday, October 31st.

~ Tieback
@woolysox123: she is shocked and sad.
Interesting theory...
October is a five Tuesday month, so there will be a bonus third page upload. Next update will be on October, Tuesday 17th.
Thank you. And I'm glad you picked up on the slight transparency of the mystery girl's dress, because that is what I was going for. ;
Hello Lovelies,

Back in May, I proposed that if Patreon support reached $30 a month, this comic would switch from updating every other week to weekly. Since then, Patreon pledges have grown. And although we haven’t hit the $30 mark, I’m still very grateful! Thank you to all my wonderful Patreons!

This is why, it has been very difficult for me to make the following decision. I need to postpone my $30 Patreon challenge. I can still update every other week, like I’ve been doing. But for the foreseeable future, I cannot update every week. It’s not something I want to do, but it is something I must do, so I can meet the obligations of my day job.

My job requires me to acquire two certifications within a limited time frame. To get these certifications I need to pass two very difficult tests. However, between working full time and making this comic, I haven’t had much time to study. Initially, I didn’t see this as a problem, because I was getting continuously faster at making pages. However the deeper I dove into this comic creating journey, unexpected tasks kept popping up. Like realizing the original plot wasn’t that great, and then quickly studying story structure, character design, and plot, so I could rewrite a better story. Or looking back at old pages, and realizing that I REALLY needed an editor.

So even though I’ve gotten faster at certain aspects of the comic creating process, it’s still my first comic, and I’m learning. I want to make this the best story I can, and I want it to be entertaining, fun and inspiring to readers. To do this, and still keep my day job, I need to stick with updating every other week for now.

If any of you decide to lower or end your pledges, I completely understand. However, I would be extremely grateful for your continued support. Because even as a comic that updates every other week, it still takes a lot of time, thought, heart, and money to keep it going. You patronage is both an emotional and financial lifeline for me.

Thank you for your time.

~ Tieback
@woolysox123: Thank you! I'm glad you found the comic!
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I’ve replaced all previously uploaded pages with proofread/edited versions.I strongly encourage all readers to go back, and read through the updated pages. I’ve cleaned up the pages ascetically, corrected spelling and punctuation mistakes, and I’ve also gone with different wording choices on several pages. For instance, the Eastern and Western kingdoms now have proper names. Go back and read through to find out what the kingdom’s are called.
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