…And, I’m back and working on new comic pages. I had, what you might call, a severe bout of paying freelance work.
Look, can I be honest here? (its my website, so I guess I can) If I had my druthers I’d work on the comic all day/every day but, alas…my druthers, I do not have. The hobgoblins of time and money are what plague me. There’s never enough of either and it’s the comic that suffers for it.
I believe in what I’m doing here, so I keep coming back even though a part of me feels like this is a big waste of time. How can my bible-based, fantasy comic ever find it’s audience, (if one even exists) when I can’t update it with any sort of regularity? I’m always having to sacrifice my time to make money on other people’s projects, while mine rots on the vine like an overripe tomato that I can never get around to picking. Or, to put it another way, it’s like working all day to feed my boss’s kid while my own kid starves.
That’s a curse too many artists suffer from, and I want to break that curse…
So, despite knowing that I’ve garnered little to no loyalty from anyone who has ever read the comic, I’ve started up a Patreon page…
Whats Patreon you say? Glad you asked! Patreon is a play on the word “patron”. Patronage is how art got done way back when. Basically rich people would financially support artists so that they could, well, make art.
Michelangelo, Shakespeare, and Beethoven all benefited from patronage in some way. Ol’ Ludwig didn’t have to bust his hump making coffee for hipsters all day, only having time to compose his music after a long and tiring workday. No, he had Patrons.
…and that’s what I need, Patrons! But you don’t need to be some millionaire to be a patron nowadays, you just need to be a dollaraire (that’s not a word, but you get the gist).
Patreon is a website that allows lots of people to give a little, (as little as a dollar) instead of one person giving a lot, to fund artists…giving those artists the ability to do the work they want to do, not the work they have to do.
Now, if you wont buy that for a dollar, or can’t, or whatever but would still like to help out somehow please post my Patreon page to whatever social media you use. The more it’s out there the greater chance it wont return to me empty and I can work towards making The Saga of Samuel into something truly great.
And if nothing comes of it, if I can’t get a single dollar out of a single soul…I’ll still be here updating the comic whenever I can because it needs to get made and I need to make it.
Thanks for reading this, once again, here’s my Patreon page: www.patreon.com/artistxero
(Also, if you hate my face for some reason or something like that, then fund someone on Patreon. Give money to the arts, it’s a noble cause.)