Got kind of a big announcement planned so let’s get the other stuff out of the way:
I had never participated in Inktober before ‘cause I have a bad habit of getting tunnel vision. When I’m working on a book, that’s kind of the only thing I’m really thinking about. Then October would sneak up on me, people would start posting their Inktober pieces, and I’d realize I was once again late for the party.
This year I didn’t miss out. But instead of just doing a daily drawing, I decided to try to make a weird comic…thing. Every day, I’d draw an image - starting with a self portrait - add some text, and each sequential day, I’d try to continue the “story”. There was no script and very little direction, so as I was making it, I had no idea where it was going.
It was a weird experimental thing and you can check it all out in the webcomics section. I’m not sure I’ll do Inktober 2019 exactly like this, but I do like the idea of making another daily sequential thing.
I’m launching a Patreon. In a few days.
Oh boy, here we go. I’ve been putting this together behind the scenes for a while and now it’s ready to launch. Full disclosure: I’m terrified. This is going to be a considerable undertaking and it’s success depends on you alls support. Here’s hoping I can count on you to help out and spread the word.
So what’s the Patreon about? Well, every month, I’m going to make a 9x14 print. It may be original stuff, it may be fan art, it may be something suggested by my Patrons, whatever it is, I’m gonna make one every month and every Patron at a certain tier will get said print. I’m going to try to livestream the process as much as possible so you can watch each monthly print being made live, but I’m am still very new to live streaming so you’ll also get to watch me figure that shit out live. There are many other rewards in the various Patreon tiers, but the heart of this is you getting to see me make a new thing every month and getting a copy once it’s done.
Let’s talk about the Patreon tiers:
tip jar - $1 or more per month
Thanks! With this tier, you'll get access to my Patreon blog.
web comic - $5 or more per month
When I'm working on a webcomic, you'll get to see it a week early! Plus access to my blog and livestream notifications.
monthly print - $10 or more per month
Every month I'll create a new 9x14 print and you'll get a signed copy! Plus you'll be able to watch each print get created on my livestream. Includes access to the blog and early access to webcomics.
comic library - $15 or more per month
Every month you'll receive a single signed copy of any comic I've ever made of your choosing. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics.
print library - $20 or more per month
TWO PRINTS! Every month you'll receive a single signed print from my portfolio of your choosing. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics.
print + comic library - $25 or more per month
TWO PRINTS AND A COMIC! Every month you'll receive a single signed print from my portfolio of your choosing AND a single signed copy of any comic I've ever made, also of your choosing. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics.
commission - $40 or more per month (limited availability)
I'll make you a 9x14 print of anything you want. I will not reprint it, so it will be exclusively yours. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics.
So…yeah. That’s what I’m bringing with my Patreon. I imagine this is going to be a bit fluid, with tiers changing, being added, or removed as the community develops, but I’m comfortable with this being a starting point. I’ve got a few other super-secret surprised kicking around in my head for cool shit further down the line, but that’ll have to wait.
The tiers and rewards were fun to come up with and put together, but I’m mainly excited about the challenge of making daily prints, establishing a livestream routine/schedule, and having a more direct 1:1 way to connect with my readers on a regular basis.
Like I said earlier, this is all very scary, “brave new world” shit for me, and I have no idea what to expect. So I’m really gonna need y’alls help getting the word out. I’ll be posting more info on here and all my various social media dumpsters when it goes live this Saturday, December first. Hope to see you there.