For those of you who have never seen Aliens, the scene I’m referring to is in the video below. It starts at about 12 seconds in.
Hey, everybody! I did a guest comic for my good buddy, Joel Duggan. He draws a webcomic called Starcrossed. It’s a strip about a guy whose dating life is in the dumps… and he has a buddy who is an alien… who gets more action than he does. Oddly enough, I can relate. Click here to check it out!
Also – that’s my artwork in the panel there so don’t judge his strip by that. Joel is a much better artist. I tried mimicking his style but it’s been a while since I’ve had to draw actual characters.
That’s right, I finally have my Patreon all set up!
If you missed my comic explaining what Patreon is, Patreon is a service that allows people to support online creators. You can click here to go to my Patreon page to learn more about it – OR you can watch the short video I made below. It’s my very first YouTube video, and even though it was a pain in the ass to make, I hope to make more of these things.
Also – excuse my hair. I just got back from a walk and apparently avoided all mirrors before making this video. Enjoy!
You guys ever heard of this thing called “Flat Stanley”? It’s this class project for elementary school students where they mail a paper doll to an adult and instruct him or her to show the doll around town, take photographs, and send the whole thing back to the students can so they can, most likely, be bored to tears.
Well last month I learned something about my six-year old niece – she apparently has my home address.
Boom! There it was, waiting for me in my mailbox – an envelope containing the paper doll (named “Flat Blake” by the class), a letter of request by some kid in my niece’s class (horrible penmanship BTW), and a form for me to fill in, detailing our adventure. It was like being the biographer for a tiny comatose man.
So, rather than putting any effort into it, I decided instead to just scan Flat Blake, do a little Photoshop nonsense, and print the whole shebang on photo paper. Here’s what I sent back to the class:
The initial letter I received said the class would put my pictures on display. Not too long ago my mom visited my niece’s school and I asked her to look for it. Here’s the photo she sent back:
Have you guys heard about Patreon? It’s pretty freakin’ cool.
Patreon is a service that allows fans of creators to show them a little love by pledging a small amount of money per month. Think of it like Kickstarter, but instead of funding a project, you’re helping fund the creator. It’s proven very successful for some and I’d like to give it a shot. Heck, if every one of you agreed to donate just one dollar a month, I’d be able to quit my day job and draw comics for you guys full time!
Now don’t fret – my comic will always be free, but if you’ve ever wanted to give me a little something for making you laugh once in while, now’s your chance. Patreon allows you to donate as much as you want per month, you can even set a maximum amount to make sure you never pay more than what you’re comfortable with.
Before I set up my Patreon account, I need your help. I want to set up several pledge tiers but I’m having trouble coming up with anything good. So far all I’ve got is a tier where I’ll allow folks to watch me draw my comic live on Ustream. But it hit me last night – why not ask the readers if there’s anything they would be willing to donate a little extra for?
So what do you guys think? Any sorta extras you’d be interested in? Just think of my comic as the Blu-ray and the pledge tiers as the Special Features.