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.