Alex Woolfson is creating Comics
1,235

patrons

$7,169
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 over the past few years, the work has 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 have grown in size and readership, I'm having to turn down more and more work from the day job to keep things going which, over the last year, has meant burning through my savings. I'm looking for ways to make creating these comics truly sustainable on the long-term, so I've decided to try Patreon—and that's where you come in!

All pledges and support will be directly responsible for allowing 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, a special YP badge for your Disqus Avatar, free e-books, access to an exclusive Google Hangout, even free stuff from my store!

(Here is a link to my Patreon FAQ, with an index of all rewards posted so far.)

You can pledge as little or as much as you'd like, and depending on your pledge level, you get a bunch of backer-only benefits:
Rewards
Pledge $3 or more per month
70 patrons
You get access to my Patreon Activity stream (where I'll post the comic pages up first!), Patreon-only digital rewards (like script pages and the Milestone Goal wallpapers), and you'll also have my undying love!
Pledge $5 or more per month
967 patrons
You get access to sneak peeks every month of art my artists have sent me for The Young Protectors, Special Digital Rewards (like the NSFW pin-ups I post here—and nowhere else!), access to any Google Hangout thing I do where you'll get to ask me (and sometimes my artists) questions and stuff in the comments, and I'll add a blue YP (Young Protectors) logo to your Disqus Avatar to show the world that you're directly responsible for making The Young Protectors possible, as well as access to Patreon-only digital rewards, special updates in the Patreon Activity stream, and my undying love!

Pledge $10 or more per month
293 patrons
You get to download a free copy of any new Kindle e-books I make! (And I'll send you a link to the The Young Protectors Volume One Kindle e-book at the end of your first month!)  You'll also get high-res files of any Full Monty art I sent out during that month once your pledge clears at the end of the month. And, of course, you also get access to occasional sneak peeks of art I'm working on for The Young Protectors, both Patreon-only and special digital rewards, special updates in the Patreon Activity stream, and my undying love!
Pledge $25 or more per month
48 patrons
You get all of the above plus 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. In addition to that, your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!).

Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patron
WOW! Ok. First, you totally rock. And of course you get all the above rewards. In addition to that, your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!) with special distinction. You'll be able to be an active video participant in any Google Hangout, so you'll be able to ask your questions directly. I'll add a GOLD YP logo to your Disqus Avatar. And, at your request, once a month you'll be able to get an item from my online store for free (bundle products and shipping not included).


Pledge $400 or more per month
0 patrons
Yep. I know this is a nutty high pledge level. But there have been some cool readers who have been contributing at this level or higher for a number of months using the donation bar on my site and I want to make sure I create something extra special for them too... You'll get all of the above, but also, once a year, if you come to San Francisco, I'll take you out to dinner to a restaurant I like. We'll get to hang out in person and you can ask whatever questions you'd like. I have good taste in food; it'll be fun. :)
Goals
$7,000 – reached! 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 over the past few years, the work has 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 have grown in size and readership, I'm having to turn down more and more work from the day job to keep things going which, over the last year, has meant burning through my savings. I'm looking for ways to make creating these comics truly sustainable on the long-term, so I've decided to try Patreon—and that's where you come in!

All pledges and support will be directly responsible for allowing 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, a special YP badge for your Disqus Avatar, free e-books, access to an exclusive Google Hangout, even free stuff from my store!

(Here is a link to my Patreon FAQ, with an index of all rewards posted so far.)

You can pledge as little or as much as you'd like, and depending on your pledge level, you get a bunch of backer-only benefits:

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Rewards
Pledge $3 or more per month
70 patrons
You get access to my Patreon Activity stream (where I'll post the comic pages up first!), Patreon-only digital rewards (like script pages and the Milestone Goal wallpapers), and you'll also have my undying love!
Pledge $5 or more per month
967 patrons
You get access to sneak peeks every month of art my artists have sent me for The Young Protectors, Special Digital Rewards (like the NSFW pin-ups I post here—and nowhere else!), access to any Google Hangout thing I do where you'll get to ask me (and sometimes my artists) questions and stuff in the comments, and I'll add a blue YP (Young Protectors) logo to your Disqus Avatar to show the world that you're directly responsible for making The Young Protectors possible, as well as access to Patreon-only digital rewards, special updates in the Patreon Activity stream, and my undying love!

Pledge $10 or more per month
293 patrons
You get to download a free copy of any new Kindle e-books I make! (And I'll send you a link to the The Young Protectors Volume One Kindle e-book at the end of your first month!)  You'll also get high-res files of any Full Monty art I sent out during that month once your pledge clears at the end of the month. And, of course, you also get access to occasional sneak peeks of art I'm working on for The Young Protectors, both Patreon-only and special digital rewards, special updates in the Patreon Activity stream, and my undying love!
Pledge $25 or more per month
48 patrons
You get all of the above plus 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. In addition to that, your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!).

Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patron
WOW! Ok. First, you totally rock. And of course you get all the above rewards. In addition to that, your name will be included on the Leaderboard of Awesome on my Web site (but only if you want it to!) with special distinction. You'll be able to be an active video participant in any Google Hangout, so you'll be able to ask your questions directly. I'll add a GOLD YP logo to your Disqus Avatar. And, at your request, once a month you'll be able to get an item from my online store for free (bundle products and shipping not included).


Pledge $400 or more per month
0 patrons
Yep. I know this is a nutty high pledge level. But there have been some cool readers who have been contributing at this level or higher for a number of months using the donation bar on my site and I want to make sure I create something extra special for them too... You'll get all of the above, but also, once a year, if you come to San Francisco, I'll take you out to dinner to a restaurant I like. We'll get to hang out in person and you can ask whatever questions you'd like. I have good taste in food; it'll be fun. :)