Dale Martin is creating comics for all ages!
6

patrons

$27
per month
Hi! My name is Dale Martin. Like many of you, I discovered the wonders of cartoon storytelling at an early age, first in newspaper strips and then in monthly comic books. In my teens I began writing and drawing my own comics and never looked back, creating & publishing stories featuring my original characters. For much of that time I've focused on making work for all ages, the kind of general audience entertainment that doesn't talk down to adults, but can also be shared with young readers.


In addition to publishing my comics in print form, every week since May 2009 I have been publishing “Watusi the Talking Dog”, an ongoing adventure strip free for everyone to read online. In this strip I've featured stories ranging from pulp adventure to goofy gags, superhero comics to Halloween mayhem, to sci-fi and even a whodunnit, all featuring my talking dog hero, his friends, neighbors (and enemies) from Wonder Valley to points beyond. I sometimes describe it as “like Tintin, but with fewer guns and no opium dens!” 

Your paid support through Patreon (think of it as Kickstarter, but to support an ongoing body of work; check out their FAQ for more info) gives you an easy way to support work you already enjoy, and will allow me to focus more of my time on creating new comics for your reading pleasure. Writing and drawing comics, as satisfying as combining story and visuals can be, is a time-consuming process. Each page that takes you a few seconds to read can easily take the better part of a day to create. So if you like my comics, let me know, and I'll thank you for the gift of your comments. Of course, if you are able to provide Patreon patronage, I'll thank you a little more with some of the rewards offered on the right...

As always, thanks for reading!
Tiers
The Basic
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Already like what I do? Then just keep enjoying Watusi like you've been doing! A heartfelt thanks from me to you!

 

Plus patron-only posts on Patreon, including exclusive Human Spring comics! 

The Extra
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Like my work a little more than that? Throw in an extra buck each month, and you get .pdf copies of Watusi #26 (a sampler of various Watusi comics) and Free-For-All #2 (featuring a Watusi webcomic primer)!

 

Plus patron-only posts on Patreon   

  • and  my heartfelt thanks! 
The Holiday Special
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
I make a year-end holiday treat (maybe a card, maybe a comic) for family and friends. Share your mailing address (and $3/month) with me, and I'll send you a copy, too!


Plus .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2

  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks! 
The Virtual
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get a .pdf edition of every comic (up to and including 36-page issues) I publish digitally while your support is current! I think this will average between one & three issues per year.  

 

Plus  .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2    

  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks! 
The Mailbox
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get a physical copy of every comic (up to and including 36-page issues) I publish in print while your support is current! I think this will average between one & three issues per year (shipping to US addresses only).

  
Plus my year-end holiday treat 

  • and  .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2 
  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks! 
The Art Lover
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Custom 8x10" pencil drawing on your patronage anniversary (1 per year)! It could be of one of my characters, fan art of someone else's, or even a portrait of a loved one (if you provide reference). Keep it clean, please!  (shipping to US addresses only). 


Plus a physical copy of every comic (up to and including 52-page issues) I publish in print while your support is current!

  • and my year-end holiday treat 
  • and .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2 
  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks!
Goals
$27 of $125 per month
When this goal is reached, I'll be able to publish Watusi issues quarterly. One of the causes of delays between issues is getting enough cash on hand to make cost-effective print orders; it'd be great to leap over that hurdle!
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Hi! My name is Dale Martin. Like many of you, I discovered the wonders of cartoon storytelling at an early age, first in newspaper strips and then in monthly comic books. In my teens I began writing and drawing my own comics and never looked back, creating & publishing stories featuring my original characters. For much of that time I've focused on making work for all ages, the kind of general audience entertainment that doesn't talk down to adults, but can also be shared with young readers.


In addition to publishing my comics in print form, every week since May 2009 I have been publishing “Watusi the Talking Dog”, an ongoing adventure strip free for everyone to read online. In this strip I've featured stories ranging from pulp adventure to goofy gags, superhero comics to Halloween mayhem, to sci-fi and even a whodunnit, all featuring my talking dog hero, his friends, neighbors (and enemies) from Wonder Valley to points beyond. I sometimes describe it as “like Tintin, but with fewer guns and no opium dens!” 

Your paid support through Patreon (think of it as Kickstarter, but to support an ongoing body of work; check out their FAQ for more info) gives you an easy way to support work you already enjoy, and will allow me to focus more of my time on creating new comics for your reading pleasure. Writing and drawing comics, as satisfying as combining story and visuals can be, is a time-consuming process. Each page that takes you a few seconds to read can easily take the better part of a day to create. So if you like my comics, let me know, and I'll thank you for the gift of your comments. Of course, if you are able to provide Patreon patronage, I'll thank you a little more with some of the rewards offered on the right...

As always, thanks for reading!

Recent posts by Dale Martin

Tiers
The Basic
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Already like what I do? Then just keep enjoying Watusi like you've been doing! A heartfelt thanks from me to you!

 

Plus patron-only posts on Patreon, including exclusive Human Spring comics! 

The Extra
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Like my work a little more than that? Throw in an extra buck each month, and you get .pdf copies of Watusi #26 (a sampler of various Watusi comics) and Free-For-All #2 (featuring a Watusi webcomic primer)!

 

Plus patron-only posts on Patreon   

  • and  my heartfelt thanks! 
The Holiday Special
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
I make a year-end holiday treat (maybe a card, maybe a comic) for family and friends. Share your mailing address (and $3/month) with me, and I'll send you a copy, too!


Plus .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2

  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks! 
The Virtual
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get a .pdf edition of every comic (up to and including 36-page issues) I publish digitally while your support is current! I think this will average between one & three issues per year.  

 

Plus  .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2    

  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks! 
The Mailbox
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get a physical copy of every comic (up to and including 36-page issues) I publish in print while your support is current! I think this will average between one & three issues per year (shipping to US addresses only).

  
Plus my year-end holiday treat 

  • and  .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2 
  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks! 
The Art Lover
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Custom 8x10" pencil drawing on your patronage anniversary (1 per year)! It could be of one of my characters, fan art of someone else's, or even a portrait of a loved one (if you provide reference). Keep it clean, please!  (shipping to US addresses only). 


Plus a physical copy of every comic (up to and including 52-page issues) I publish in print while your support is current!

  • and my year-end holiday treat 
  • and .pdf copies of Watusi #26 & Free-For-All! #2 
  • and patron-only posts on Patreon 
  • and my heartfelt thanks!