Swashbuckling Pirate Adventures awaitAmos and Manny had big dreams of becoming swashbuckling pirates, but on the Captain's ship, they are lowly janitors. All of that changes when the Captain finally gets ahold of the map to the lost treasure of legendary pirate Mauve Beard. However, the Captain soon finds that he cannot find where exactly on the map they are, and that they've been sailing aimlessly in circles.
That's when Amos sees his chance.
Amos hatches a plan and tricks Manny into helping him steal the Captain's map and setting off to find the treasure themselves to finally fulfill their lifelong dreams of becoming legendary pirates themselves.
But things are never so easy in the life of a pirate.
First things firstIf you are on this donation page, that means you clicked the link on our website, our Facebook, some other social media, or you were just browsing Patreon and wondered what this even was.
Either way, you're here, and that means you've shown interest in funding this crazy comic of ours. And for that, we want to thank you. Creating this comic has been a labor of love for a very, very long time, and we have no intentions of ever losing that spark of excitement for creating the best gosh-darned webcomic we can hope to make.
Should you decide to donate to our noble endeavor, we promise that we will not disappoint you with all the pirate shenanigans you are directly funding us to make. Every dollar helps us continue to eat food or pay our rent while we toil away at packing every ounce of our talent and creativity into making each and every page, and making this the best comic we can
If this Patreon ever starts bringing in enough money, we would have the ability to stop worrying about other jobs and work on the comic full-time. While that is a long ways off, we like to think that it's very possible, but it's only possible through you and your donations. Working on the comic full-time would mean, however, the possibility of more frequent updates that just one a week, and all sorts of lofty goals we have with the comic.
Patrons aren't just donating to help us pay rent or try to turn this comic into a job, however. Hosting a website costs money, and it's not cheap. We also want to redesign the site and make it look so fresh and so clean, and that requires paying our web designer to update the code. Any further changes we want to make to the site would require money out of our pockets, but Patrons would help us subsidize the cost with their donations.
Currently the comic updates only when we are able to fit the time into our busy lives, between our jobs and personal obligations, but the hope is to possibly one day have the webcomic BE our job, so that we can produce the comic and give you the story we've been working on faster than ever. That day is a long ways off, but we have a dream and your donations help us to get there! And for your (potential) generous donation, we want to once again thank you.
What is Waterlogged exactly?Oh geez, I guess we never fully explained that, have we?
Waterlogged is a webcomic that follows the story of Amos, Manny, and the Captain as they try to make it in the world of pirates. The story is ongoing, telling a continuous narrative that is as humorous as it is compelling and dramatic. As you read about the exploits of these characters, you'll come to (hopefully) love them as you watch them grow from their experiences on their adventures. The universe is unique and of our own creation, so anything can happen out there on the high seas. When Brandon and Ian started working on the comic, they said to themselves their elevator pitch would be "Star Trek, but with pirates."Well, we haven't quite gotten to that point of the comic yet, but with your help we can get there.
Brandon and Ian do both the writing and the art for the comic. Waterlogged is fairly unique in the aspect that they take turns drawing each page. In most webcomics, a lot of the fun is watching as the artist gets better and becomes more skilled in the craft of making comics. Well, with Waterlogged, you get to observe as TWO artists get better at making comics! What fun!
Sometimes this approach can lead to inconsistencies between the pages, but that's something we are working on, and if we were able to more fully dedicate our time to the comic, it probably wouldn't really be an issue at all any more. So, there's some incentive for ya to donate and help us focus our energy less on serving tables or doing bike deliveries and do what our real passion is: making Waterlogged the best darn comic possible.
But who are we?We are too unknown artists and comic enthusiasts, Brandon Chapman and Ian Newton, and we've been working together on comics and animations for over 9 years. We met on an obscure little animation forum way back when we were budding artists and found ourselves to be creatively in sync, and became fast friends and work buddies.
Both of us have graduated college with degrees in Illustration (so you know we're professionals) and we work tirelessly and constantly. We work to get better every day and we never accept anything less than our best when it comes to what we intend to provide for the comic.
Here's an interesting thing, though: we've never met in person. Ever. Brandon lives 3 states away from Ian, so all the work is done over voice-chat applications and on an extremely useful program called Drawpile that let's us draw together over the Internet (originally we used a severely old version of the program OpenCanvas and before that we used Iscribble.net). Despite this distance, we've worked together for quite a while and have a blast doing it.
What can we expect from Waterlogged in the future?You're just asking all the tough questions, aren't you, bucko? Well, alright, I'll bite. Here is a list of some of the things we have planned for the future of Waterlogged.
- More chapters (obviously)
- A print book of the first story arc of Waterlogged (which is not over yet)
- Comic convention appearances
- Website redesign (to make it look shinier and better)
- More guest art pages (this could mean you, and if we raise enough through this Patreon, perhaps we could even pay our guest artists???