The Draw Play is a webcomic/blog site of my own dedicated to making fun of football. It updates 3 times per week and also features a lot of other work. It’s by a football fan, for other football fans, and it’s dedicated to making sure football isn’t taken too seriously. It’s a silly game, and it deserves to get lovingly mocked at all times.
The DP started out as a few comics done for an internet forum and in 4 years has blossomed into something I never thought possible, and I want nothing more than to keep it going, but I’ve reached a point where if I want to keep it going and make it better I need some help.
The DP is a one man labor of love. I made it, I run it, I update it, I panic when things go wrong, and I’m surprised I’ve managed to keep it as stable as I have. It’s a hobby that I’d like to make more than a hobby, but I can only do so much, and if the DP is going to continue to improve there are some things that I simply haven’t had the funds to accomplish. So if you become a Patreon, what will I use that extra help for?
-A web designer. to spruce up the site and create a working mobile version. I’m not a web designer. I’ve learned what I could in the past few years but I simply don’t have the time to give it the study it needs, and I’d like to be able to hire someone to come in, fix the site’s bugs, streamline it a bit, make it prettier, and most importantly, create a good mobile version.
-Upgrade my servers. The DP runs right now on the cheapest servers I can afford and things get bogged down and run slower than I want.
-Better equipment. My wacom tablet is
-A podcast! I hope to have a podcast up and running soon, but I currently have a very cheap mic and limited audio programs to work with.
-Get a store going. I’ve wanted to get a store going for so long and I want to do it right. I’d like to know what my readers would like to see me make, what they would wear/use/burn in effigy.
-Update and post more. Right now 3 comics a week is manageable, but it’s about the extent of what I can afford to dedicate my time to. If you guys can make things a little easier for me, I can make more content for you and put more time into making the DP the best bad football pun delivery system on the web. Updating 5 times a week? Maybe. Branching out into college and other sports? Possibly. Bringing on some more content creators to give some variety? Hey, it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
-Living. I have to eat and live somewhere.
The DP has room to grow, but if it’s ever going to reach that potential I need your help. I’ve been doing this for 4 years at the expense of most of my free time and even occasionally my health, and I hope that in those 4 years I’ve earned your trust. I’ve missed updates fewer times than JPP has fingers. I love what I’m doing here, and I want to keep doing it more than anything else. I'm not quite sure yet what my special Patreon only- rewards will be, but be sure I'll have something for you. Even if you donate just a little bit, know that you'll have my eternal gratitude. Without the fans, TDP is nothing.