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Patreon of the Arts

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 20, 2014, 8:31 AM


I have most totally not put a journal up here for about a million years or so. I'm spending every moment I can working on The Firelight Isle, so I've been super pre-occupied, and I don't have many random drawings to post!

So if anyone's still watching and interested in The Firelight Isle, I've launched a campaign on a website called Patreon (which totally sounds like a Pokemon) to try and find support while I work!
Patreon is a service a bit like Kickstarter that lets fans become patrons of their favorite creators. Unlike other fundraising services, which raise for a single big event, Patreon is for creators who create a regular stream of work that they give to fans for free, and need ongoing support.

If you're interested, you can donate as little as $1 a month, and get perks for donating! Perks include your credit on the website, advance previews of new work as its finished, and copies of printed editions! Click here to see more details on my Patreon page!

If you're looking for support for your own project, I'd also recommend setting one up for yourself! It's a lot more hassle-free than Kickstarter, and there's not as much confusion over whether the people donating are in it as consumers or as philanthropists. Pretty much everyone who takes the time to sign up just wants to help out, and perks are more of a thank you from the creator to the patron than the driving force behind the campaign.

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Pyramids
  • Reading: Yotsuba
  • Watching: Space Brothers
  • Playing: LA Noire
  • Eating: Strifry
  • Drinking: Alpro Chocolate Drink! Yeah!
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emeralds0ng Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for this Paul, it's useful to hear this perspective on this service I've only discovered recently.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This Patreon thing is a fantastic idea! I don't really have the energy to set up an account now, but I'll do it tomorrow and offer my modest support.
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ArtificiallyAwake Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Its been amazing seeing how much you've improved over the years! I mean you were badass to begin with but you've really pushed the style!
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J1Star Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your project is going so well and I'm looking forward very much to seeing more!
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