Hey all! By now, I'm sure you folks have heard of Patreon, a site where creators can continue to share their work and for fans to continue to support them!
Well, personally, I've been checking this site out for quite some time now and I've been doing some critical thinking involving my project Rat Rage. Since I've started working on Cryamore, I haven't had much time for any other project. And a lot of people have been (as a result of the popularity of all my Rat Rage redesign fanart and further RR-related posts) asking me "when are you getting back on Rat Rage!?", since I was originally working on a comic/graphic novel before then. At first, I thought we'd be near done on Cryamore at this point, but it's really a huge game in the making. Much more larger than we thought. And I was going to have a Kickstarter for Rat Rage eventually after we're done with the game.
So Patreon has become a thing amidst this, and it actually opened up things for me from a creator standpoint. I really want to do more with my own properties beyond Cryamore, but I'm subjugated by holding out on not showing stuff (which is mainly Cryamore stuff, a lot of it is still top-secret). And I do want to continue working on Rat Rage in my spare time, but I just can't as that time has to go towards freelance work and commission work to keep the bread on the table.
So that's where Patreon comes in! If I reach my first goal, I can actually get back to working on Rat Rage, but in a webcomic form! I can do a page a week (or 2 pgs a week at times, depending on my schedule) all while working on my main project, Cryamore. With that said, I'm taking a different approach with Rat Rage. It'll no longer be me slaving on pages for an ultimate release in an original graphic novel format like I originally planned, but as a webcomic, which can then be compiled into a volume or two. This also means that only the folks who support the webcomic will have exclusivity; only they will be able to read the comic in its entirety before anyone else does. And all I'm asking for in return is $1 to join in the fun. And if you want some more good stuff, $5 to see high-resolution versions of the sketchy layout, inks, and colors without the dialogue, and extra thingies like concept art and such. It's sort of a no-brainer.
I can't do this for free. It's just not happening with today's economy. But I really would like to get back to RR so bad, and I've felt my work/content has become stale since I don't have much to show besides random fanart and commissions.
So you can check out my Patreon page to go pitch in and help me finally make this another thing!
Did you think about asking to put up on Petite Symphony? I mean, your own website for this comic will probably blow minds, but still...just thought I'd tell you about that option.
Most definitely behind you with this, cant wait to see it come to fruition even though it will take awhile. All good things come with time.