Exciting news, friends: after much deliberation, I have finally launched a Patreon for Sam and Fuzzy!
Different artists uses Patreon for different things. As you'll see on the Patreon page, I want to use it to make more art and more comics! Direct support from contributors will reduce my reliance on time-consuming side work, leaving me with more time to, you know... draw stuff. I dream of a day when I can throw more events like the Sketch Offs, and draw more comics beyond the regular M/W/F Sam and Fuzzy!
For those who don't know, Patreon is a sort of Kickstarter for ongoing projects. It lets fans support artists and fund the creation of additional content by donating an amount of their choice each month. And like Kickstarter, there are bonus rewards for pledging at different levels... in my case, rewards like:
-A Patreon-exclusive Art Blog, where regularly post concept art and sneak peeks, as well as a healthy smattering of my sketches, pin-ups, and other art.
-Access to my Monthly Secret Art Vault, stuffed full of hi res comics; desktop and mobile backgrounds; previously unpublished cut material from my pin-up and art collections (and previews of upcoming ones); commissions drawn for readers; layered PSDs (for folks who want to see how the sausage is made); and more; updated each month.
-and for the art collectors out there, Original Art Work and Custom Drawings!
But even if none of that extraneous fluff interests you, you can still help fund the creation of extra comics and art by chipping in as little as a buck a month. That is the beauty of Patreon as a system... it all adds up!
I'm not sure exactly what to expect. But I'm excited to find out! Sam and Fuzzy has always survived by the support of it's readers, and as the strange world of online commerce has shifted and mutated over the years, that support has taken a lot of different forms. But long story short: any opportunity to add extra creative hours to my day is impossible to resist, and any amount of support is both helpful and appreciated. Let's see what happens!