The Original Content Collective

is creating podcast, videos and anthologies
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  • DaneMen Comics (re-runs) - Mondays and Fridays
  • Brothers Dane Comics (re-runs) - Wednesdays
  • thanked at the end of upcoming comics!
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  • all "comics" rewards
  • early-access to PCWC full episodes
  • PCWC video episodes (vidisodes)
David's Personal Patrons
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  • special discounts on future anthologies




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About The Original Content Collective

Hello, The DaneMen Comics aren't here right now, but I still am.

My name is David and I am the captain of The Original Content Collective.

The OCC is what makes Launch Party and Art Block.

This evolved out of my webcomics podcast The PodComics Webcast,

If you like these things, then I'll give you three reasons to support us:
1) It's good for you.
2) It's good for us.
3) It's good for artists. 

1. It's good for you.

If you are like most people, you enjoy a huge amount of free content every day from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Imgur, Bored Panda etc. These companies have all made huge amounts of money and they do not pay artists. I'm sure you already know this, so maybe you feel a tiny twinge of guilt. That's where The OCC comes in. We pay artists. 

To quote Ezra Pound, "If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates."

2. It's good for us. 

Let's be honest here. There is only one person currently in the collective. His name is David Daneman and he is me. I have chosen to speak in the first-person plural, because we are a collective. In the past, we have contained up to 25 voluntary participants, but most of the time, it's just me.

Second, I make money from this patreon and the books. This is good for me. I like making comics and I want to continue. If you like the things I do, and can spare it, gimme some dough to help the whole thing keep going. 'Nuff said.

3. Last, The OCC is good for artists.

The webcomics ecosystem has very few paying outlets for artists. At last count, I can think of two places that regularly pay for comics and they both rely heavily on rich parent companies or regular cash injections from venture capitalists. This is not stable.

Always one to DIY, I have entered into this ecosystem to create a new way for artists to make money. Best of all, I consult with them first in order to establish fair rates of pay and respectful usage of their IP. This is very important to us and has always been at the heart of what we do.

Thank you for considering becoming a patron of The OCC.

We hope you do!
$115 of $150 per month

At $150 a month, I will make one new DaneMen comic a month.

Think about it.... you could be personally responsible for helping to resurrect one of your favorite comic-strips!
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