When I started the comic strip I was a stay-at-home parent of two small children and I had a lot of free time on my hands. Now, eight years later, I have three children (two of them school age) and my free time right now is very limited.
The primary goal of this Patreon campaign is to provide some regular income (no matter how small) to help insure Crimes Against Hugh's Manatees continues on a weekly basis.
In March 2016 after making the comic a daily comic for six years I slowed my work down to posting one larger comic a week. This brings me to the secondary goal of this Patreon campaign: TO GET BACK TO MAKING CRIMES AGAINST HUGH'S MANATEES A DAILY COMIC STRIP.
In order to make the comic daily again I would need to work at least 40 hours a week on comics. I have set a goal of 1200 a month to make the comic appear daily again. I know this sounds like a lot but it's a little less than the min. wage here in Missouri for 160 hours of work.
About the Patreon physical rewards
- CRIMES AGAINST HUGH'S MANATEES PATRON CARD.
- Black and White Mini Comics. This will be a short collection of black and white comics that I have posted here on my Patreon page. My goal is to make anywhere from 5 to 10 pages of black and white comics a month. The collection of mini comics will be released on a quarterly basis and the page count will range from 15 to 30 pages from issue to issue. Any Patron who is currently backing at the 5 or 10 dollar level will get the most current issue in the mail every quarter.
- The Crimes Against Hugh's Manatees Quarterly Collection. This will be a quarterly collection of the weekly CAHM comic. The quarterly collections will be 8.5 x11 and in FULL COLOR. These collections will be EXCLUSIVE to this Patreon campaign and not available for purchase in the CAHM online store. Any Patron who is currently backing at the 10 dollar lever or higher will get the most current issue in the mail every quarter.