If that word doesn’t ring a bell and you’re saying to yourself, “Well Fraser’s butchering the english language again”, then you don’t know about Patreon. Patreon is a crowd funding service that allows for creators to connect with Patrons via an innovative micro payment system. It’s simple, you have an artist or creative type who’s work you enjoy. But you can’t shell out money for books and commissions or you already own ever scrap of merchandise said creative has produced. How do you support that loving artistic person? I the olden days artists like Rodin, Brancusi and Berle, would scrape up their knees begging coin from wealthy benefactors. These benefactors where called “Patrons”. Now that it’s twothousandwhatever, and Lorenzo de’ Medici’s dust has been bitten several times over, we have Patreon. With Patreon you can pledge a monthly sum and if the creative person fulfills his or her quota for that month, then and only then will you be charged. You can set the amount as you like and you can set limits. It’s also easy to cancel if you change your mind. Then theres the bonus material that only Patron’s can access.
So say a certain cartoonist type where to start up a Patreon campaign with a simple base pledge of a dollar. Then those plucky individuals who showed their support would get special bonus content. Illustrations no one else has or can see. And that cartoonist can do special things like, go to their favorite cafe and order Bubble tea and Korean BBQ. Or just quit schlepping to conventions and focus all their time and energy on making comics.
Enough beating the bush!
I now have a Patreon. Please show your support. I greatly appreciate it.
And I hope to prove that to you