Richard Pallo is creating Graphic Novels
6

patrons

$39
per Comic Page
Hello!
If you're here, you're probably following me from one of my other galleries, but just in case you've stumbled upon me... Hi there! My name is Richard Pallo. I'm an illustrator, fine artist, and designer, and in my free time I'm a cartoonist. Since I first came up with the concept for "Lost and Found" in my senior year of college, the story and characters have been bouncing around in my head, finding their way to paper here and there, but not getting the attention they deserve. Since then, I have been making a living off of commissioned work, drawing for individuals and producing content featuring their characters and their ideas. Paying the bills this way doesn't leave much time for more personal projects, though, and even though I know there is an audience for this story, I can't afford to spend additional time drawing stuff that doesn't help me keep on living and give it the attention it deserves...  so the idea has stayed dormant. That's where you come in!

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a bit like an on-going KickStarter campaign. With Patreon, fans of my work can contribute whatever amount they'd like, helping creators like me be able to reliably produce what we love. This campaign is set up so that each pledge is on a per-page basis (you can set a monthly cap, too, if you'd like) so that I'll be able to spend more time making works for a general audience, and not relying solely on personal commissions. With the help of my patrons (like you, hopefully), I should be able to devote part of each month solely to writing and drawing for "Lost and Found." The more support I get, the more of my time I'll be able to devote to bringing this world to life through the graphic novel, and eventually, other mediums as well.

How This Works:
Through Patreon, you can pledge to contribute a certain amount per page to keep me working on this project. If I don't make anything in a month, you don't pay anything. Even a $1 pledge will get you access to each page as I create them, before each chapter is completed and released to the public. Each page I create and upload will automatically earn me your pledge amount (up to the cap that you set) and you're free to cancel at any time. You'll only be charged once at the end of each month, and you can edit your pledge, cap the amount, or cancel your pledge any time. (Check out Patreon's FAQ for more info.) In addition to having exclusive early access to the comic that you helped fund, my Patrons will be eligible for some additional perks. I haven't decided on what those perks might be, but ideas I've had so far are things like:
- Your name in the credits of the comic (in the digital version and any print versions I end up making)
- Prints of pages or panels of the comic, signed by me (if you care about that kind of thing)
- Patron-only livestreams where you can watch me work on the comic, and maybe get some sketches done just for you
- And, obviously, I'm open to suggestions but it all depends on you!

Finally...
I wouldn't be able to make a living doing this without the constant support and encouragement of all my fans, watchers, and friends. To all of those who've kept me financially stable (-ish) for the past few years, I want to say thank you for your support, for your friendship, and for giving me the opportunity to keep doing what I love! I hope that, with this project, I'll be able to reach out to an even wider audience, and it's thanks to you guys that I've been able to make it this far. 

FAQ:
Why are pledges set up per-page instead of monthly? As much for my benefit as yours! The pledges are set up to be PER COMIC PAGE, meaning if I don't make the comic, I don't get paid for the comic! Please take this into consideration when making your pledge and setting your monthly cap (though I don't expect to be making more than a couple pages each month). I don't plan to nickel-and-dime my patrons, so I'm only going to charge when completed comic pages are uploaded. 

If I don't support the comic, will it still get made? Yes, but obviously not as fast. Without support, I'm only able to work on the comic in my free time, but as I get more support, I will be able to work on the comic when I would otherwise be looking for freelance/contract work elsewhere.

Are you going to leave your other sites and only post here? I'm still going to work on stuff that ISN'T "Lost and Found" so I'm going to remain active everywhere, and you'll still be able to contact me everywhere you've seen me before. In other words, I'm not going anywhere, I'm going everywhere. EVERYWHERE. @[email protected]

Are you going to stop doing other art? No way! I love this comic, but even if it becomes wildly successful I won't stop doing other art; after all, drawing is what I love to do! Freeing up time to work on this project means I won't be looking for work in quite as many places, but I'll keep taking commissions as usual and non-Patreon-based sketch streams and gaming streams will always be part of what I do. I love making things for other people. To me, this project is a way to help me make something of my own and share it with all of you.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Comic Page
3 patrons
- Access to each comic page as soon as it's completed
Pledge $5 or more per Comic Page
2 patrons
everything above, plus
- Access to sketches and works-in-progress of each page
- Access to Patreon-exclusive streaming sessions where I'll work on the comic, chat with everyone, and even do a few doodles
- Your name in the acknowledgements of the comic, thanking you for your support as a patron
Pledge $30 or more per Comic Page
1 patron
everything above, plus
- A personal thank-you drawing (set in the "Lost and Found" universe) when the current chapter of the comic is completed
Goals
$39 of $150 per Comic Page
At this point, I am making about as much from each comic page as I would be making from the same amount of commission work at my current prices. That means I'm no longer losing theoretical dollars when I spend time on the comic! (Yay!) If I reach this goal, I'll be able to work on the comic more often (and post updates more often), and I can provide more rewards for patrons.
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Hello!
If you're here, you're probably following me from one of my other galleries, but just in case you've stumbled upon me... Hi there! My name is Richard Pallo. I'm an illustrator, fine artist, and designer, and in my free time I'm a cartoonist. Since I first came up with the concept for "Lost and Found" in my senior year of college, the story and characters have been bouncing around in my head, finding their way to paper here and there, but not getting the attention they deserve. Since then, I have been making a living off of commissioned work, drawing for individuals and producing content featuring their characters and their ideas. Paying the bills this way doesn't leave much time for more personal projects, though, and even though I know there is an audience for this story, I can't afford to spend additional time drawing stuff that doesn't help me keep on living and give it the attention it deserves...  so the idea has stayed dormant. That's where you come in!

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a bit like an on-going KickStarter campaign. With Patreon, fans of my work can contribute whatever amount they'd like, helping creators like me be able to reliably produce what we love. This campaign is set up so that each pledge is on a per-page basis (you can set a monthly cap, too, if you'd like) so that I'll be able to spend more time making works for a general audience, and not relying solely on personal commissions. With the help of my patrons (like you, hopefully), I should be able to devote part of each month solely to writing and drawing for "Lost and Found." The more support I get, the more of my time I'll be able to devote to bringing this world to life through the graphic novel, and eventually, other mediums as well.

How This Works:
Through Patreon, you can pledge to contribute a certain amount per page to keep me working on this project. If I don't make anything in a month, you don't pay anything. Even a $1 pledge will get you access to each page as I create them, before each chapter is completed and released to the public. Each page I create and upload will automatically earn me your pledge amount (up to the cap that you set) and you're free to cancel at any time. You'll only be charged once at the end of each month, and you can edit your pledge, cap the amount, or cancel your pledge any time. (Check out Patreon's FAQ for more info.) In addition to having exclusive early access to the comic that you helped fund, my Patrons will be eligible for some additional perks. I haven't decided on what those perks might be, but ideas I've had so far are things like:
- Your name in the credits of the comic (in the digital version and any print versions I end up making)
- Prints of pages or panels of the comic, signed by me (if you care about that kind of thing)
- Patron-only livestreams where you can watch me work on the comic, and maybe get some sketches done just for you
- And, obviously, I'm open to suggestions but it all depends on you!

Finally...
I wouldn't be able to make a living doing this without the constant support and encouragement of all my fans, watchers, and friends. To all of those who've kept me financially stable (-ish) for the past few years, I want to say thank you for your support, for your friendship, and for giving me the opportunity to keep doing what I love! I hope that, with this project, I'll be able to reach out to an even wider audience, and it's thanks to you guys that I've been able to make it this far. 

FAQ:
Why are pledges set up per-page instead of monthly? As much for my benefit as yours! The pledges are set up to be PER COMIC PAGE, meaning if I don't make the comic, I don't get paid for the comic! Please take this into consideration when making your pledge and setting your monthly cap (though I don't expect to be making more than a couple pages each month). I don't plan to nickel-and-dime my patrons, so I'm only going to charge when completed comic pages are uploaded. 

If I don't support the comic, will it still get made? Yes, but obviously not as fast. Without support, I'm only able to work on the comic in my free time, but as I get more support, I will be able to work on the comic when I would otherwise be looking for freelance/contract work elsewhere.

Are you going to leave your other sites and only post here? I'm still going to work on stuff that ISN'T "Lost and Found" so I'm going to remain active everywhere, and you'll still be able to contact me everywhere you've seen me before. In other words, I'm not going anywhere, I'm going everywhere. EVERYWHERE. @[email protected]

Are you going to stop doing other art? No way! I love this comic, but even if it becomes wildly successful I won't stop doing other art; after all, drawing is what I love to do! Freeing up time to work on this project means I won't be looking for work in quite as many places, but I'll keep taking commissions as usual and non-Patreon-based sketch streams and gaming streams will always be part of what I do. I love making things for other people. To me, this project is a way to help me make something of my own and share it with all of you.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Comic Page
3 patrons
- Access to each comic page as soon as it's completed
Pledge $5 or more per Comic Page
2 patrons
everything above, plus
- Access to sketches and works-in-progress of each page
- Access to Patreon-exclusive streaming sessions where I'll work on the comic, chat with everyone, and even do a few doodles
- Your name in the acknowledgements of the comic, thanking you for your support as a patron
Pledge $30 or more per Comic Page
1 patron
everything above, plus
- A personal thank-you drawing (set in the "Lost and Found" universe) when the current chapter of the comic is completed