What We're Making
My Life at War is an online mecha comic following the mercenaries of the 1st Investment Recovery Battalion. It's a story about war, loss, capitalism, royalty, and mega-corporations. We put up a page every Friday, whenever possible and we've been at this for over four years.
Who We Are
We are The Creators:
- Luther Patenge - Professional video game designer and amateur writer. Luther has a soft spot in his heart for weird history and everything related to giant robots. He writes all the words.
- Matt Materniak - Professional illustrator and overworked amateur comic artist. Matt works tirelessly from his art station to crank out pictures of giant robots and their brave crews for a variety of projects, including ours.
What We'll Use the Money For
Our main expenses are:
- Web Hosting Expenses - Hosting a website like this costs money and currently Luther's been paying for all of it out of pocket. With funding, the website can be self sustaining for the first time ever!
- Equipment - While Luther can write on a pretty low end piece of hardware, illustration takes more computing power. So far, Matt's had to make do with a machine that's... seen better days. With proper funding, Matt could upgrade his rig and work more efficiently than ever.
- Advertising - Facebook boosts, web banners, and all that other good stuff to help get the word out about My Life at War.
- Us - Like everyone else, we have rent, groceries, and other extremely boring bills to deal with. We've been self-funding My Life at War for over four years and every year it gets harder to prioritize the comic with our actual paying work. With this we can realistically devote more time to making this labor of love a reality.
Why Charge per Page? Why not Monthly?
As was mentioned earlier, we put up a page every Friday, whenever possible. However, we're not always able to do that. We don't want to charge our fans for delays, so instead we felt the 'pay per page' model was more fair to everyone. If we really streamline our system we might even get up to more than 4 pages a month, but that's a ways off at the moment.
So, that's us! If you like military science fiction, giant robots and capitalism then you'll like My Life at War. Consider dropping us a few bucks or just checking us out at the link above!
As always, thanks for reading,
- Luther out