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It seems fitting that, having gotten a month into our Westward relaunch, we should have a nice new Westward…doesn’t it? And what better way to introduce her? If all this leaves you a little confused–well, first of all, you should be used to that by now as a Westward reader. And second of all, it’ll be explained in more detail soon.

If you want ALL the details about the new Westward and the creative process behind her development, look no further than Westward’s Patreon page. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been making regular updates in a behind-the-scenes series called “Ship Shape” that explores the creative process of Westward’s design, from its beginnings as a Federation starship in Star Trek fanfic all the way up to this new design. Each article includes downloadable high-resolution renderings of Westward in its various stages. Patreon is the place to be if you want the in-depth details about Westward’s creative and design process.

It’s also the place to be if you like Westward and want to support its continued publication and growth. Westward requires hours of work every day to maintain its production schedule, and its Patreon supporters help make that possible. Every new supporter brings me closer to my goal of producing better Westward content more often by being able to choose Westward instead of bread-and-butter freelance work. Thanks, Patrons! -e