Hey guys so still being on vacation and currently in Australia I’ve been able to take a good break from comics, and I still won’t start releasing pages until June at which point I’m going all out again.
I recently was told about Patreon by a friend who also wanted to give this thing a test run, basically how this works is Patreon acts as a solid method for supporters of my work and especially my comic Legendaria: Hawkheir to give small donations towards allowing me to continue producing what you guys love. It’s great to be able to get things free but it’s far from fair and it cannot last especially if you want content that is to the quality that I deliver.
The fact is I don’t have any alternate income and if I truly want to continue making art and making comics full time and under my full independent control, I need to start making reasonable money, not a fortune, just enough to live on. This is hard work and the rewards are few and far between, I shan’t talk your ears off about it, the end of it is I need to earn a living one way or another, one way involves me only doing art when I have time, and one involves me doing what I love for you guys at any and all times.
But don’t be afraid!This does not mean you now need to pay to see my work! This is not and never will be the case. I REPEAT. At no point does this mean you will be denied access to my usual public work if you do not have the means to donate!! The work I put online now will be the work I put online always for everyone as long as I can afford to continue making it. This project simply means that alongside the usual content I provide, patrons will also have access to additional content that I will be creating exclusively for them. Patrons can pay whatever they want per page, meaning every time I release a page of Hawkheir (3 times a week) patrons will be charged the amount of $ USDollars that they choose! This can $1, this can be $10, this can be $100 if you’re actually a secret millionaire fan of my work, and this amount will only be charged when I release content, this means you will not be spending a single penny if I’m not showing any work! So if I take a break, fall ill, go on hiatus, you guys lose nothing at all!!
Are you all following so far?
Now the donations you make are entirely your own choosing, you’ll only receive rewards when donating a certain amount per page or more, the highest reward is at $10 because paying that much per page is A LOT of money, $30 a week! $120 a month!! Don’t consider paying this kind of money unless you are seriously swimming in the stuff then please strongly consider giving this kind of money kay?
The second set of rewards are earned collectively, as I reach milestones in my page-ly earnings, for example when I am earning $200 per page based on the total collective donations of each patron (100 patrons paying $2 per page/20 patrons paying $10 per page etc) the first reward will be that every single patron, no matter how much you donate, will receive a free signed copy of the book upon printing. So make sure you understand the difference between individual rewards and collective milestone rewards.
Something I want to make clear is that this reward system is not in any way a means of ranking my fans/readers/supporters and it is not a system for competition to become the biggest fan or my best friend (I do not value or want purchased friendships so don’t expect me to be your bestie just because you’re giving me cash, it won’t happen), people are encouraged to pledge what they can and not what the average/norm is, what they are comfortable with and not to aim to be the biggest patron. The only reason for a rewards system based on how much people pledge is because A. People paying for content deserve to get a reasonably proportionate reimbursement and B. When I’m earning that much I can actually afford to do additional content.
Nothing is changing as far as my usual content. Everything that was free is still free.
People can now support me financially and they will get extra stuff that wasn’t available before.
Pay per Page means nobody pays a single penny if I don’t produce actual content, your money will never go to waste.
No support means eventually no content, so I encourage all to pitch in no matter how tiny an amount if you want to keep me in business.
Be comfortable with your donation! If you’re not happy with the amount you’re giving it’ll sour the content you receive!
So I hope I’ve covered everything, all details of rewards and goals are located on the linked Patreon project page which is not yet launched so I don’t believe you can become a patron just yet (show your support by signing up and following the project it is free) if anybody has questions please send me a little note or what have you and I’ll answer it publicly for all to see, don’t ask me questions that are answered clearly here you dummy, thank you!!