Simon Ladd

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LOTS AND LOTS OF EXTRA COMICS
Are thecurrent amounts of Conventional Wisdom & Far Out There just not enough for you?  Well guess what?  Pledging even one single dollar will get you access to a wealth of additional comics weeks, or even MONTHS before the rest of the Internet gets to see them!Things like:

Extra Conventional Wisdom pages
-All those convention comics not enough for you?  Patreon supporters will get a few EXTRA pages from each convention, starting here shortly after the regular public ones wrap up.
Far Out There side stories-An extra, ongoing comic full of extra world building and fleshing out side characters and all that fun stuff!See more of everybody's favoriet woobie, Jenna!
Weekly Conventional Wisdom anime comics
-Wish I was drawing comics about something a little less "real life?" Well, now you can see me watch through a lot of popular (or not) anime and draw whatever the heck they make me think of!  See me make really weird jokes about YOUR favorite show! WARNING: the "weekly" part is aspirational, there's no guarantee of a new page every single seven days.
Even more Far Out There comics -not a long running, weekly story like the previously mentions comics, but short, stand-alone stories of anywhere from four to over a dozen pages.  How long they are depends on what they're about, and THAT depends on something else entirely.  Read on!

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BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG POSTS
Want to know more about how Far Out There or Conventional Wisdom happen?  Want to hear about the stories or comic ideas that DIDN'T make it onto the internet?  Just want to hear me ramble on about music or old TV or some other silly stuff that no one other than me finds interesting?  Well you're in luck!  Pledging an extra buck not only gets you all those comics I just told you about, but ALSO grants you access to extra blog posts!  Now, these won't come out as regularly as the comics, since I really only have so many ideas to talk about, but a lot of them will be truly Patreon-EXCLUSIVE content, not going up on the public websites next week, or next month, or ever.  And even the ones that eventually DO go public won't do in the form you see here, so one way or another this is just between us!

SPECIAL OCCASION VOTING
Okay, so the higher tiers are about to get a bit long explanation about how they get to vote on what Weekly Anime Comics I do, but they won't always be the ONLY ones voting.  Every so often, on really special occasions, the voting process will be opened up to everybody who donates more than a dollar, so everybody at this tier will get to join in on the fun too!  Full disclosure, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason as to when a "special occasion" will occur, beyond me just feeling like it.  If you want to be guaranteed a vote every time, you need to look at a higher tier.  This is more of a special treat, an occasional bonus on top of the blog access.

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TELL ME WHAT TO DO
Okay, now we're getting to the really fun stuff. Not only will you get to read all the comics and blog posts, but those pledging 5 Dollars a Month will actually get to control what those comics are!

Vote for a Weekly Anime Comic -Okay, long-time patrons will remember that "Weekly Anime Comics" used to be a thing where I had a queue of shows I would watch and draw comics about, and patrons at $5 or more could put ashow on that queue. Sadly, that way of doing things got to be too draining, so I've completely changed the system. Now, $5 and up patrons will have the chance to vote on what show I do next, from a list of shows I'll compile myself.  I know, I know, it's less democratic that way, but I need to ensure I'm working from shows I actually WANT to be watching to avoid getting burned out again.  At least this way, you'll all be getting SOME level of participation in the choice.
I'm going to at least ATTEMPT to do a comic for every episode, though I reserve the right to skip over any episode where I'm just not seeing any material.  So be aware that voting for a 26-episode series does not automatically mean 26 pages of content.  Honestly, I'd be shocked if I managed to get even HALF that out of a specific anime season.  Also, long-time patrons know this already, but be warned that "Weekly" Anime Comics are not actually guaranteed to come our ever seven days.  I'm really hoping that the new way of doing things will make it easier to keep pages coming out regularly, but be prepared just in case slip ups do happen.
Finally, just in case you couldn't infer this from the previous points, be aware that I can't in any way predict how many votes will take place over the course of a year.  I can't imagine one single show taking more than a year to get through, but do be aware that it could always end up taking me a long time to get through any given series, so there's no telling when the next round of choices will take place.  I'll try my best not to drag it out TOO long!

Co-Write a Far Out There comic -remember when I said there'd be other Far Out There Patreon comics, and then to read on?  Well, here we are!  Those extra comics are going to be written with YOUR HELP!  Every so often, I'll post a two or three sentence plot summary, with several important words left blank, Mad-Lib style.  Submit your completed versions (either message me or comment on the post), and I'll draw up a two-to-five page comic version to share with everybody!  Once again, there's a few rules:
  1. ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON (PER POST) -No sending me five different versions of the same Mad-Lib, guys.
  2. NO HOGGING THIS REWARD -Assuming there's more than one person who actually cares about this reward, of course. If there's several people interested, but the same guy keeps submitting ones that get picked, I reserve the right to ask that person to sit out a round and give others a shot
  3. NO SMUT -Duh
  4. NOTHING TOO ELABORATE -Remember, these things can't be more than five pages
  5. NO CROSSOVER/CAMEOS WITH OTHER STUFF -I might change my mind on this one, but for now let's avoid it.
  6. NO COMPLAINING IF I MAKE IT WEIRD -that is, if I don't flesh out what you wrote how you thought I would. I still need to be free to do whatever strikes me as funniest
  7. THIS AIN'T CANON -Don't think that slipping something into one of these comics means you've made it real forever, you clever little sneaks.
  8. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SAY "NO" -Again, you never know.  Something could happen and a previously funny joke isn't funny now, I could realize something I didn't before, who knows?  (If, for some reason, I picked your idea then backed out, you get come up with a new one)

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About Simon Ladd

Hey there!  I'm Simon Ladd, sometimes knows as "Blitz the Comic Guy" if you ask the right person, and I draw webcomics!  You like webcomics, right?  YOU DO?  Great, 'cos I've got some!

Conventional Wisdom is a journal webcomic about anime conventions.  Want to know what it's like to go to an anime convention but don't feel like standing in line and bumping into cosplayers?  Sure, we all do!  Conventional Wisdom presents all the real life, non-fictional weirdness of REAL anime conventions, only with cute cartoon mascots thrown in!  Just like real life SHOULD be.

Far Out There is a manga-esque SciFi comedy where a lot of things happen... IN SPACE!  If you like zany futuristic shenanigans, lots of wacky characters, and a really honestly ridiculous ammount of older material to binge read, Far Out There is the webcomic for you!

And those are just the most regular comics I do.  I haven't even gotten into the other SciFi/Fantasy one-offs or comedies about a little girl and her pet alien or Digimon fancomics or who knows what.  All of which YOU could help support!

Your generous contributions will help with the cost of getting to those anime conventions, and occasionally even getting Artist Alley tables there to sell stuff.  And in the future, it could also go to cool stuff like print collections of Conventional Wisdom and Far Out There, or even some video projects based on them both!  That all depends on you being awesome and supporting this stuff, but you ARE awesome, right?  Come on, you know you're awesome!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 414 exclusive posts
445
Images
1
Poll
11
Writings
3
Videos

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