When I first started this webcomic there was one thing I knew for sure:
I was not going to accept donations.
I don’t want a handout. If I want to make a buck, I’ll sell prints, original art and other merchandise instead. My current job affords me a living and I’m not a charity case.
That was until I found out my roommate, who’s been instrumental in getting this website up and running, is moving out at the end of August. Since then I’ve been scrambling, trying to figure out how to make this comic earn. I’m having trouble finding a one-bedroom apartment that I can afford and I’m interested to see if this comic can pick up the slack and keep me from moving to the crummy side of town where rent is cheaper.
Now I’ll admit that desperate times are no excuse to abandon your ethics, but I also feel that it’s stupid to turn my back on folks who enjoy my comic enough to want to give something back.
So there it is. I’m not going to beg and plead for your money. And if I have to move to a less-than-pleasant neighborhood, so be it. Bug will go on no matter where I end up. But if you like the strip enough that you want to support it, by all means, click on the goofball in the sidebar and donate what you can. Thanks.