Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
So, like - what is Patreon? Basically, it re-ignites the historical role of supporter + artist; the idea of “being a patron” - by making a small monthly Paypal donation to the artist, you’re completely helping by supporting the creator, helping them out so they can create work those friends and readers enjoy - a total investment :) That money helps me towards print and maintenance costs along that path.
I’ve never done an online pledge account, Kickstarter funder or anything like this. I’m really interested in the service that Patreon offers. As a contributor you can support me as a comic artist/illustrator even with a monthly $1 (approx. 60p) - it’s not a massive donation, so to me it totally feels better than the pressure for both sides to contribute/provide immediately for that lump sum, like Kickstarter - though of course I would not complain if anyone wanted to go for the bigger sums and cancel after a while! Patreon offers this; donations are taken at the end of each month so after it has left your account via PayPal, you can cancel.
Biomechais an intermittently-published comic by myself (Laura Watton-Davies). It combines science fiction with romantic comedy/tragedy. Launched in 1995, it was one of the earliest British comics to be inspired by Japanese comics. It is a project that maintains it’s presence close to my heart and is worked on whenever I get chance. I work on all types of projects to earn income to ensure bills are paid, which of course takes time away from my comic-making goal, so the Patreon buffer would absolutely help improve that focus. The support from Patreon would mean more edits can be made faster, ensuring the books could come out quicker. Your support would mean the project could ramp up the Biomecha Project completion process like nothing ever before!
This is a story of mine which has taken a while to unfold and I know it needs to end. It must end! And like most self-published pieces, it would not be possible without fellow readers, artists, friends. Thank you for your patience while I roll with these new ways of tech-progression which enables my stories to get out there.
Thank you for reading ^_^