Alex Woolfson

Alex Woolfson

is creating comics with gay heroes

906

patrons

$5,919

per month
Hi, I'm Alex Woolfson.  As a gay kid growing up, I loved science-fiction and action stories, but I never got to see what I really wanted to see—and that's kick-ass genre stories with heroes, real heroes, who just happened to like other guys. That's what I tried to tell with my science-fiction comic, Artifice, and it's the kind of story I'm trying to tell with my ongoing superhero webcomic, The Young Protectors.

I've always made my comics available to read online for free, and that's not going to change. But in 2014, the work moved from being a part-time hobby to a full-time job—with very part-time income. I pay my artists a real page rate and, as my comics grew in size and readership, I had to turn down more and more work from the day job to keep things going, which meant burning through my savings. It got so dire, it looked like I was going to have to shut The Young Protectors down.

I had to find a way to make creating these comics truly sustainable on the long-term, so I launched this Patreon—and in 2015, support from readers like you allowed me to quit my day job and work on my comics full-time!

The wolf is always at the door, but it's the ongoing Patreon support—and new support from readers like you!—that keeps The Young Protectors going.

Your pledge today will allow me to continue working and making stories with gay heroes (and other cool folk!)  And by being a Patreon supporter, you'll get access to a bunch of cool rewards, like sneak previews of the art, digital pin-ups and wallpapers, access to Patreon-only comics on the webcomic site, a special YP badge for your Disqus Avatar, access to the exclusive True Fan Lounge, invitations to Patreon-only livestreams, and even free stuff from my store!

I'm always looking for ways to show my gratitude for the support that makes The Young Protectors possible. So far, I've made over 80 full-color pin-ups with my characters available exclusively to my patrons, a bunch with full nudity (which, as you know, I don't show to the general public) and a bunch that are safe for anyone to view, but are gorgeous.

Click here to check out my Patreon Rewards Index which shows you everything you can download.

In that Index, you'll also find instructions for how to read the Patron-only pages on my webcomic site as well as how to access the exclusive itch.io rewards.

If you're enjoying my work, would like to see it continue, and would like to get access to a bunch of exclusive benefits, please join me now as a heroic member of The Young Protectors tribe by clicking the big Become A Patron button over on the right!
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month

You get 


access to my Patreon Activity stream (where I'll post the comic pages up first!)

work-in-progress pages for every update  (script pages, thumbnail pages, penciled pages)

voting rights for pin-up wallpapers made from comic page art

• access to Patreon-only short stories

• access to the exclusive True Fan Lounge on The Young Protectors Community site

• and my thanks for supporting my work!

Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month

You get


• all of the above plus

you get to read one page of The Young Protectors: Double-Cross ahead of everyone else on my webcomic site

* access to the uncensored pages of Legendary on my webcomic site

• access to over 55 (SFW and NSFW) high-quality pin-ups  here on my Patreon page

I'll add a blue YP (Young Protectors) logo to your Disqus avatar like this:



• and if the the current month has a Special Digital Reward (usually NSFW), you get to download it

Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month

You get


• all of the above plus

immediate access to a download library that includes every NSFW pin-up I've ever sent out here (over 30 in all!)

• you'll also get a high-res file with double the resolution of any pin-up art (including Panel Pin-ups) I post in the current month.

Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month

You get 


• all of the above plus

immediate access to a download library that includes high-res versions of every pin-up I've ever sent out here

• your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!)

I'll add a special SILVER YP logo to your Disqus Avatar that you can use on my site (and elsewhere) so you can show the world how awesome you are. It looks like this:

 

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month

WOW! Ok. First, you totally rock! 


• And of course you get all the above rewards plus

your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!) with special distinction.

• I'll add a GOLD YP logo to your Disqus Avatar. Like this:

 

• And, at your request, once a month you'll be able to get any one item from my online store for free! (bundle products and shipping not included)

Goals
$5,919 of $7,000 per month
If the Patreon campaign hits this level, it now means that after paying my artists, taxes, and Patreon fees, I'm now making enough from this campaign for rent and food and basic Bay Area living expenses. Which means I can quit the day job for good and focus solely on making awesome stuff for y'all! And y'all made it happen! Thank you so, so much!
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Hi, I'm Alex Woolfson.  As a gay kid growing up, I loved science-fiction and action stories, but I never got to see what I really wanted to see—and that's kick-ass genre stories with heroes, real heroes, who just happened to like other guys. That's what I tried to tell with my science-fiction comic, Artifice, and it's the kind of story I'm trying to tell with my ongoing superhero webcomic, The Young Protectors.

I've always made my comics available to read online for free, and that's not going to change. But in 2014, the work moved from being a part-time hobby to a full-time job—with very part-time income. I pay my artists a real page rate and, as my comics grew in size and readership, I had to turn down more and more work from the day job to keep things going, which meant burning through my savings. It got so dire, it looked like I was going to have to shut The Young Protectors down.

I had to find a way to make creating these comics truly sustainable on the long-term, so I launched this Patreon—and in 2015, support from readers like you allowed me to quit my day job and work on my comics full-time!

The wolf is always at the door, but it's the ongoing Patreon support—and new support from readers like you!—that keeps The Young Protectors going.

Your pledge today will allow me to continue working and making stories with gay heroes (and other cool folk!)  And by being a Patreon supporter, you'll get access to a bunch of cool rewards, like sneak previews of the art, digital pin-ups and wallpapers, access to Patreon-only comics on the webcomic site, a special YP badge for your Disqus Avatar, access to the exclusive True Fan Lounge, invitations to Patreon-only livestreams, and even free stuff from my store!

I'm always looking for ways to show my gratitude for the support that makes The Young Protectors possible. So far, I've made over 80 full-color pin-ups with my characters available exclusively to my patrons, a bunch with full nudity (which, as you know, I don't show to the general public) and a bunch that are safe for anyone to view, but are gorgeous.

Click here to check out my Patreon Rewards Index which shows you everything you can download.

In that Index, you'll also find instructions for how to read the Patron-only pages on my webcomic site as well as how to access the exclusive itch.io rewards.

If you're enjoying my work, would like to see it continue, and would like to get access to a bunch of exclusive benefits, please join me now as a heroic member of The Young Protectors tribe by clicking the big Become A Patron button over on the right!

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Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month

You get 


access to my Patreon Activity stream (where I'll post the comic pages up first!)

work-in-progress pages for every update  (script pages, thumbnail pages, penciled pages)

voting rights for pin-up wallpapers made from comic page art

• access to Patreon-only short stories

• access to the exclusive True Fan Lounge on The Young Protectors Community site

• and my thanks for supporting my work!

Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month

You get


• all of the above plus

you get to read one page of The Young Protectors: Double-Cross ahead of everyone else on my webcomic site

* access to the uncensored pages of Legendary on my webcomic site

• access to over 55 (SFW and NSFW) high-quality pin-ups  here on my Patreon page

I'll add a blue YP (Young Protectors) logo to your Disqus avatar like this:



• and if the the current month has a Special Digital Reward (usually NSFW), you get to download it

Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month

You get


• all of the above plus

immediate access to a download library that includes every NSFW pin-up I've ever sent out here (over 30 in all!)

• you'll also get a high-res file with double the resolution of any pin-up art (including Panel Pin-ups) I post in the current month.

Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month

You get 


• all of the above plus

immediate access to a download library that includes high-res versions of every pin-up I've ever sent out here

• your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!)

I'll add a special SILVER YP logo to your Disqus Avatar that you can use on my site (and elsewhere) so you can show the world how awesome you are. It looks like this:

 

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month

WOW! Ok. First, you totally rock! 


• And of course you get all the above rewards plus

your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!) with special distinction.

• I'll add a GOLD YP logo to your Disqus Avatar. Like this:

 

• And, at your request, once a month you'll be able to get any one item from my online store for free! (bundle products and shipping not included)