Dan Sacharow is creating Comics and Videos
34

patrons

$151
per month
Hello, I’m Dan Sacharow, creator of the webcomic Molly Beans, at mollybeans.com, as well as Molly’s video content over at the youtube. Thanks for stopping by my Patreon page; Let me take a moment to explain why I’m here.

In short, I will never place ads on my site, and I will not monetize my video content. Ads are intrusive and slow down the experience, and monetization can create the wrong incentives for a creator. If I don’t monetize, I’m not beholden to the platform for my livelihood. If I don’t run ads, I’m not beholden to the advertisers.

The only people I wish to be beholden to are those who enjoy my content, directly through voluntary association. I’m not interested in dealing with the whims of third party social media platforms, which can change the moment a day that ends in “Y” begins. I’m an old school content creator, and I’ve produced content years before most of these platforms were even thought of or were technologically feasible.  I’m perfectly comfortable going my own way.

For the foreseeable future, I will continue producing the Molly Beans comic strip and her video content as I presently do, and both will always be freely available.  I don’t ask anything of my readers or viewers beyond sharing the content if they enjoy it; that’s enough on its own.

With all of that said, I know I can continue to expand the offerings I can produce through this property and offer more value for those who enjoy Molly’s world. Any small amount the brand can produce on its own reduces the amount I will need to personally subsidize and will justify a greater amount of time spent developing the brand. This not only includes additional content creation, but also outreach, site enhancements, marketing, merchandising, expansion into other forms of media, et al. I have the tools and I have the talent (thanks Winston), but I'm short on time and resources.

Now I’ve kept the donation tiers small, since there are other things you need to be spending money on. As I said, anything I receive makes it easier to justify spending additional time on this project.  But I’ve also created three premium tiers with what I hope will be some nice incentives for those who really want to give Molly a boost.  Please note that those tiers are limited for now, but depending on how things go I may modify the rewards and tiers as time goes on.  Regardless, every donation tier will receive access to the Patreon only feed, which will contain whatever I happen to put there.  Like a procedurally generated universe, I have no idea what they will contain, but I'm leaning toward "Coffee with Molly" mini podcasts among other things.

Tiers
Intern
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You’ve made Molly smile, which is no mean feat. Thank you for supporting an independent creator and our blue haired engineer! I’ll send you one of these round stickers for your laptop or whatever!
Associate Engineer
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
You’ve made Molly smile, and you get a round sticker and this 'require('./mollybeans');' transfer sticker.
Junior Engineer
$3 or more per month 14 patrons

You’ve made Molly smile, you get the two stickers from above plus this 'sudo chop!' transfer sticker.
Senior Engineer
$10 or more per month 4 of 10 patrons
You’ve made Molly smile, you get the stickers, Molly will shout out to you as a sponsor in each video’s outro, and you get an LED toy built by Molly, from junk! This toy will be 100% hand made and one of a kind, literally built from parts ripped out of defunct computers, power supplies, other disused, recycled scrap, or dirt cheap electronic components in general. 
Lead Engineer
$20 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Everything from above, plus you’ll have a guest appearance in an episode of the comic (limit 1 appearance), and an original pencil sketch that was used to produce an Episode of Molly Beans, signed by me (hopefully that won’t lower its value)


Systems Architect
$30 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Everything from above, and a hand made Slayer Exciter circuit (mini tesla coil)! Amaze your friends with wireless power! (Not the one shown, that one is mine.)
Goals
$151 of $300 per month
At this level I will produce two additional comics per month, based on the same formula as above.  Simple mathematics!  All hosting, software subscriptions and the like for the forseeable future are paid for, and I have a great chance to upgrade my hardware tool set to give me more flexibility in where/how I create the content.
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Hello, I’m Dan Sacharow, creator of the webcomic Molly Beans, at mollybeans.com, as well as Molly’s video content over at the youtube. Thanks for stopping by my Patreon page; Let me take a moment to explain why I’m here.

In short, I will never place ads on my site, and I will not monetize my video content. Ads are intrusive and slow down the experience, and monetization can create the wrong incentives for a creator. If I don’t monetize, I’m not beholden to the platform for my livelihood. If I don’t run ads, I’m not beholden to the advertisers.

The only people I wish to be beholden to are those who enjoy my content, directly through voluntary association. I’m not interested in dealing with the whims of third party social media platforms, which can change the moment a day that ends in “Y” begins. I’m an old school content creator, and I’ve produced content years before most of these platforms were even thought of or were technologically feasible.  I’m perfectly comfortable going my own way.

For the foreseeable future, I will continue producing the Molly Beans comic strip and her video content as I presently do, and both will always be freely available.  I don’t ask anything of my readers or viewers beyond sharing the content if they enjoy it; that’s enough on its own.

With all of that said, I know I can continue to expand the offerings I can produce through this property and offer more value for those who enjoy Molly’s world. Any small amount the brand can produce on its own reduces the amount I will need to personally subsidize and will justify a greater amount of time spent developing the brand. This not only includes additional content creation, but also outreach, site enhancements, marketing, merchandising, expansion into other forms of media, et al. I have the tools and I have the talent (thanks Winston), but I'm short on time and resources.

Now I’ve kept the donation tiers small, since there are other things you need to be spending money on. As I said, anything I receive makes it easier to justify spending additional time on this project.  But I’ve also created three premium tiers with what I hope will be some nice incentives for those who really want to give Molly a boost.  Please note that those tiers are limited for now, but depending on how things go I may modify the rewards and tiers as time goes on.  Regardless, every donation tier will receive access to the Patreon only feed, which will contain whatever I happen to put there.  Like a procedurally generated universe, I have no idea what they will contain, but I'm leaning toward "Coffee with Molly" mini podcasts among other things.

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Tiers
Intern
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You’ve made Molly smile, which is no mean feat. Thank you for supporting an independent creator and our blue haired engineer! I’ll send you one of these round stickers for your laptop or whatever!
Associate Engineer
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
You’ve made Molly smile, and you get a round sticker and this 'require('./mollybeans');' transfer sticker.
Junior Engineer
$3 or more per month 14 patrons

You’ve made Molly smile, you get the two stickers from above plus this 'sudo chop!' transfer sticker.
Senior Engineer
$10 or more per month 4 of 10 patrons
You’ve made Molly smile, you get the stickers, Molly will shout out to you as a sponsor in each video’s outro, and you get an LED toy built by Molly, from junk! This toy will be 100% hand made and one of a kind, literally built from parts ripped out of defunct computers, power supplies, other disused, recycled scrap, or dirt cheap electronic components in general. 
Lead Engineer
$20 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Everything from above, plus you’ll have a guest appearance in an episode of the comic (limit 1 appearance), and an original pencil sketch that was used to produce an Episode of Molly Beans, signed by me (hopefully that won’t lower its value)


Systems Architect
$30 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Everything from above, and a hand made Slayer Exciter circuit (mini tesla coil)! Amaze your friends with wireless power! (Not the one shown, that one is mine.)