I've seen a number of webcomics creators take up the Patreon model, particularly in the past six months or so. Some are doing very well. David Willis is making nearly $4000 a month, Jonathan Rosenberg almost $3000.
I'd considered the model for myself, but didn't think it would be worth the effort in getting it set up. I don't have a very large audience, and I was having trouble thinking of incentives to offer. But I had a reader -- dare I say a "fan" -- actively suggest that I should set up an account, and that even a few additional bucks would make it worthwhile.
So with that bit of encouragement, today I'm announcing that I've officially launched my own Patreon campaign. I'm hoping that your financial support can allow me to conduct more research, and delve deeper into the comics catacombs to find cool and unusual items that most people have long-since forgotten. Here's my pitch...
If you can't or don't want to contribute, I completely understand. This blog will keep going on as it has been, and you won't need to do anything different. But if you do like what I do, and are interested in supporting that, or even encouraging me to do more, I would greatly appreciate any assistance you'd care to provide.