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Why I Launched a Patreon Campaign
Posted Mar 20, 2014 - 9:03:27

Why I Launched a Patreon Campaign

So yesterday morning I launched my official Patreon campaign. Admittedly I sort of spammed it across all platforms of social media -- but I did so with just a promotional message. I didn't exactly explain why I'm doing this.

So hey, I figured I'd do that now.

For those of you who don't know, Patreon is a way to set up recurring donations to creative types. The theory is that "patronage" can be crowd sourced to support artists. It's modeled similarly to Kickstarter in its format of reward tiers and goals, but with a Patreon project you're instead backing an ongoing work -- not a one time production.

I admit I don't expect to get a lot of donations from this. The existing Paypal donation button on UnCONventional only nets me a couple donations a year right now. But I figured rather than me going "this will never work" and not trying it, I should just put it out there.

If you like my comics and can spare a dollar a month (or more), why not consider making a pledge? Yeah, I put some reward tiers out there for people who give more money -- but I don't anticipate many people will take advantage of them. But hey, a guy's allowed to dream, right?

If you can't donate I won't be offended. I get it. Frankly, I'm well aware most of my fans are flat broke. And don't worry, the comics will continue to update the way they do now, and reading them on the web will always be free.

And as I always say, free is cheaper than food.

So yeah, that's my pitch. If you want to support my making UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth consider making a recurring donation via my Patreon campaign. If you don't want to, that's cool too -- but consider telling your friends about it.

That'd be neat.
- Traegorn

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