Sam is creating Laughter for a Better World!
15

patrons

$65
per month

Hi, I'm Sam and my cancer was hilarious! It also made me a better person and my friends and I want you to help us make the world better! I'll tell you about that in a minute. First I want you to laugh at my cancer, that had a kind of Grumpy Cat quality. You didn't want to kill my cancer as much as post photos of it on the internet with captions like "I'm in ur flesh, stealin' ur mojo!"



But with cancer, even when you know you're safe, there's always a small part of you that freaks the fuck out! It's true my cancer was no threat. I had just been slowly letting my soul die, little by little, engineering software for start-up yuppies to sell cars and condos. The cancer reminded me that I still had a soul, and a voice, and damnit, why shouldn't I do something with it?! Why wasn't I out there getting in trouble and challenging the status quo?! Why wasn't I solving real problems and raising consciousness about important issues?! Why wasn't I telling more dick jokes?!


So I changed. I quit my $80/hr engineering job to make laughter for a better world! What do I mean by that? Like many of my inspirations, people like Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, and Adam Conover, my goals are to make you laugh, and also to help raise consciousness about important issues and share solutions to problems we all have. You might call me a philanthro-comedian, a humor-nitarian, or a laugh-tivist! I'm joking it forward!


Since 2006, I do most of this on my webcomic, Woohooligan! So far I've made cartoons and articles about the meaning of life, Star Wars, the election of Donald Trump, Star Trek, gender equality, comic books like BatMan, racism, video games, autism, human nature, fake news, and free speech.


The coolest part of all of this is that you can help! Are you a helpful person? Do you want to create a better world?



There are several different ways you can help. One way is by hanging out and talking with us in the comments on the site. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr (mostly webcomic reviews). You can also join our mailing list on our site (just below the comic). It's often conversations with friends and fans that inspire my work.


Another way you can help is by sharing the comics with your friends or blogging about them. Personally, I think some of my work would be great for an article on Upworthy! If you could help me write that pitch, that would be fantastic! :D


Here's another way you can help. My friend Andy shocked me the other day when he volunteered to help me get a new seat and tail-light for our car at the junkyard. If you've ever moved, you know most of your friends are harder to find than Waldo, so Andy's offer to help with repairs was surprising enough. Then he slaps down sixty bucks on the counter before I can get to my wallet! On the way home, he explained that he'd been thinking about my Patreon page, because I asked for advice about how to improve it. I didn't ask for a pledge, but he said he was thinking about pledging and didn't have much to spare in his budget. Then he said, "I thought about pledging a dollar, but it felt really douchey. Hey, you're a friend, here's a buck!" But there he was, explaining why he didn't pledge, having just given me five YEARS worth of that pledge, because he wanted to help out!


And I get it, I'd probably feel the same way. Then I realized that I might have a lot of other friends and fans in that same position, wanting to help us make the world a better place, and feeling bad about that dollar pledge. After all, the world is a big place with a lot of problems, how could a dollar really help? Well don't feel bad! I don't want our laughtivism to be a burden for anyone, I want it to be affordable. That dollar pledge is only three cents a day, you probably lose that much in your couch cushions! Patreon makes it easy to support your favorite artists every month, with no obligation, cancel at any time. And how cool is it that those pennies support important social change? More gender equality! More GLBT rights! More dick jokes!


Most of my work is free for everyone to enjoy on our website and your three cents helps me pay bills and buy groceries so I can keep joking-it-forward and making the world better. If you're ready to help support our laughs and a better world, just click on one of the pledge levels on the right. Even for that three cents a day, I'm always looking for ways to reward you for that generosity, with bonus comics, previews, etc. Whether you pledge or not, thank you for being an important part of our cause, a laughtivist, a rebel, a hooligan! Stay awesome!



p.s. If you are a webcomic creator, I'm now offering reviews to help you out, because I know how hard you work and how hard it is to get exposure. You can see my previous reviews and my review rules on my Tumblr.

Rewards
All the Nerds Are Doing It!
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You are amazing! Although 3-cents a day may seem small, you are truly ensuring our collective success every month, and while I can't thank you all personally, I encourage you to be active in the Woohooligan community. Leave comments on the Woohooligan site, social media and here, to let me know how I'm doing and what you think we should focus on. 


Bonus Comic Vault: At this level you'll have access to a growing vault of bonus comics just for Woohooligan patrons. Some (not all) of this material is also in our books. At the time of this writing there are 85 bonus comics and I try to produce at least one new bonus every month. Let me know if there's something you'd like to see. I can't guarantee any specific requests, but I love to hear your thoughts. 

The Hooligan Club
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
In addition to vault access, Hooligan Club members receive: 


- Any digital content I sell (like eBooks or wallpapers), you will receive automatically as a part of your pledge  

- One week advanced notice of limited offers like print-runs or commission openings

Dilithium Membership
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Dilithium members receive all the Woohooligan Club bonuses, plus:

-  A monthly livestream where I'll draw for your amusement, like some  kind of hairless, mutant drawing-monkey! :P 

- 30 days advance notice of any limited offers like print runs or commission openings 

Pressing the Flesh
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Once a month, or as they're printed, I'll mail you a signed copy of every Woohooligan book. Other merch like posters and  t-shirts may also be included from time to time if it's feasible. 
Champagne Room
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You'll get everything at Pressing the Flesh, plus the ignominy of having a link to your website (or just your name if you'd rather) appear on every page of the Woohooligan site, in the prime spot just below the content.
Naked Emperor
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
In addition to the Champagne Room rewards, Emperors have creative fiat! Each month you can request that I make a comic involving a particular person, character or theme. Want a comic about land-sharks? Boom! Want a comic about wetlands preservation? Boom! Or if you'd rather, you can just request a commission and you can decide if you want it made public.

Also, once in a season, you may snub me in a manner of your choosing, as befits the emperor!
Goals
$65 of $6,000 per month
The Night of the Living Wage is fantastic! There's no guarantee, however, that I'll be able to publish physical books with any regularity at that point. I promise to publish at least one physical book every year that you can hold... and fondle... and I don't need to know what you do with your books!

What's the matter with you?!
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Hi, I'm Sam and my cancer was hilarious! It also made me a better person and my friends and I want you to help us make the world better! I'll tell you about that in a minute. First I want you to laugh at my cancer, that had a kind of Grumpy Cat quality. You didn't want to kill my cancer as much as post photos of it on the internet with captions like "I'm in ur flesh, stealin' ur mojo!"



But with cancer, even when you know you're safe, there's always a small part of you that freaks the fuck out! It's true my cancer was no threat. I had just been slowly letting my soul die, little by little, engineering software for start-up yuppies to sell cars and condos. The cancer reminded me that I still had a soul, and a voice, and damnit, why shouldn't I do something with it?! Why wasn't I out there getting in trouble and challenging the status quo?! Why wasn't I solving real problems and raising consciousness about important issues?! Why wasn't I telling more dick jokes?!


So I changed. I quit my $80/hr engineering job to make laughter for a better world! What do I mean by that? Like many of my inspirations, people like Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, and Adam Conover, my goals are to make you laugh, and also to help raise consciousness about important issues and share solutions to problems we all have. You might call me a philanthro-comedian, a humor-nitarian, or a laugh-tivist! I'm joking it forward!


Since 2006, I do most of this on my webcomic, Woohooligan! So far I've made cartoons and articles about the meaning of life, Star Wars, the election of Donald Trump, Star Trek, gender equality, comic books like BatMan, racism, video games, autism, human nature, fake news, and free speech.


The coolest part of all of this is that you can help! Are you a helpful person? Do you want to create a better world?



There are several different ways you can help. One way is by hanging out and talking with us in the comments on the site. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr (mostly webcomic reviews). You can also join our mailing list on our site (just below the comic). It's often conversations with friends and fans that inspire my work.


Another way you can help is by sharing the comics with your friends or blogging about them. Personally, I think some of my work would be great for an article on Upworthy! If you could help me write that pitch, that would be fantastic! :D


Here's another way you can help. My friend Andy shocked me the other day when he volunteered to help me get a new seat and tail-light for our car at the junkyard. If you've ever moved, you know most of your friends are harder to find than Waldo, so Andy's offer to help with repairs was surprising enough. Then he slaps down sixty bucks on the counter before I can get to my wallet! On the way home, he explained that he'd been thinking about my Patreon page, because I asked for advice about how to improve it. I didn't ask for a pledge, but he said he was thinking about pledging and didn't have much to spare in his budget. Then he said, "I thought about pledging a dollar, but it felt really douchey. Hey, you're a friend, here's a buck!" But there he was, explaining why he didn't pledge, having just given me five YEARS worth of that pledge, because he wanted to help out!


And I get it, I'd probably feel the same way. Then I realized that I might have a lot of other friends and fans in that same position, wanting to help us make the world a better place, and feeling bad about that dollar pledge. After all, the world is a big place with a lot of problems, how could a dollar really help? Well don't feel bad! I don't want our laughtivism to be a burden for anyone, I want it to be affordable. That dollar pledge is only three cents a day, you probably lose that much in your couch cushions! Patreon makes it easy to support your favorite artists every month, with no obligation, cancel at any time. And how cool is it that those pennies support important social change? More gender equality! More GLBT rights! More dick jokes!


Most of my work is free for everyone to enjoy on our website and your three cents helps me pay bills and buy groceries so I can keep joking-it-forward and making the world better. If you're ready to help support our laughs and a better world, just click on one of the pledge levels on the right. Even for that three cents a day, I'm always looking for ways to reward you for that generosity, with bonus comics, previews, etc. Whether you pledge or not, thank you for being an important part of our cause, a laughtivist, a rebel, a hooligan! Stay awesome!



p.s. If you are a webcomic creator, I'm now offering reviews to help you out, because I know how hard you work and how hard it is to get exposure. You can see my previous reviews and my review rules on my Tumblr.

Recent posts by Sam

Rewards
All the Nerds Are Doing It!
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You are amazing! Although 3-cents a day may seem small, you are truly ensuring our collective success every month, and while I can't thank you all personally, I encourage you to be active in the Woohooligan community. Leave comments on the Woohooligan site, social media and here, to let me know how I'm doing and what you think we should focus on. 


Bonus Comic Vault: At this level you'll have access to a growing vault of bonus comics just for Woohooligan patrons. Some (not all) of this material is also in our books. At the time of this writing there are 85 bonus comics and I try to produce at least one new bonus every month. Let me know if there's something you'd like to see. I can't guarantee any specific requests, but I love to hear your thoughts. 

The Hooligan Club
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
In addition to vault access, Hooligan Club members receive: 


- Any digital content I sell (like eBooks or wallpapers), you will receive automatically as a part of your pledge  

- One week advanced notice of limited offers like print-runs or commission openings

Dilithium Membership
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Dilithium members receive all the Woohooligan Club bonuses, plus:

-  A monthly livestream where I'll draw for your amusement, like some  kind of hairless, mutant drawing-monkey! :P 

- 30 days advance notice of any limited offers like print runs or commission openings 

Pressing the Flesh
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Once a month, or as they're printed, I'll mail you a signed copy of every Woohooligan book. Other merch like posters and  t-shirts may also be included from time to time if it's feasible. 
Champagne Room
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You'll get everything at Pressing the Flesh, plus the ignominy of having a link to your website (or just your name if you'd rather) appear on every page of the Woohooligan site, in the prime spot just below the content.
Naked Emperor
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
In addition to the Champagne Room rewards, Emperors have creative fiat! Each month you can request that I make a comic involving a particular person, character or theme. Want a comic about land-sharks? Boom! Want a comic about wetlands preservation? Boom! Or if you'd rather, you can just request a commission and you can decide if you want it made public.

Also, once in a season, you may snub me in a manner of your choosing, as befits the emperor!