Bob Appavu

is creating Demon of the Underground

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  • Instant access to MERRITT'S STORY!
  • Scene Compilations! After each DOTU scene is completed on Patreon, you get a post including all the pages!
  • Access to additional patron-only channels on DOTU's Discord Server
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Everything from the lower tiers, plus:

  • EARLY ACCESS COMIC PAGES!  Read several pages ahead of the public!
  • Pogo is your pen pal!  Every month, you will receive an email letter from Pogo, and he will tell you all about what he's been up to.  Beware: Pogo is Pogo, so some letters are a little risque.
  • Get a guest letter from a different character every other month!
  • Access to ALL PATRON LOUNGES in DOTU's Discord server including the spoiler room and NSFW room!
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Everything from the lower tiers, plus access to a SECRET GALLERY which includes:

  • A monthly digital illustration (sometimes NSFW)
  • Merritt's Story art
  • Private blog posts
  • Top secret concept art (may contain spoilers)
  • Photos I take for DOTU inspiration
  • Occasional art tips, tricks, trade secrets
  • I will send you the gallery link and password after your first processed pledge
  • Together, this tier's patrons offer DOTU the most support!
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About Bob Appavu

REMINDER: Monthly rewards are currently on hold while I work on the DOTU-themed visual novel.  Brand-new comic pages are back from hiatus and posting 2x monthly!

Hi, I’m Bob!  I’m the creator of Demon of the Underground!  I've been working on DOTU for years, and I want more than anything to keep working on it!  But my schedule is tighter than ever, and DOTU has to compete with all the other projects and obligations on my plate.  With enough Patreon support, I can keep this comic running no matter what my schedule throws at me.

With the support of my patrons, I was able to have some of my comic work funded for the first time. Since launching, we've gone from 26 patrons to 300+ patrons!

Thanks to reader support, I was even able to launch Devoted: Merritt's Story, a Patreon exclusive written novel series that's become more popular with DOTU readers (and even some non-DOTU readers) than I could have dreamed!  Belmont is officially the first DOTU/Merritt's Story character to have his own fan club. ;)

But due to living and health expenses, I've had to reduce my schedule and take on more freelance cover my bills where DOTU couldn't.  Without my patrons, Demon of the Underground could not have continued past 2018.  Patrons, thank you so much for keeping the comic funded through tough times.

DOTU is a crowdfunded comic that depends on reader support.  With enough patrons, I can permanently return to my previous weekly public update schedule, or maybe even make DOTU the focus of my career and update twice a week!

I am hugely grateful for every single patron who joins my campaign!
My patrons are the core of my DOTU community.  We share laughs.  We chat on Patreon and Discord about characters and deconstruct plot elements.  My patrons are always the first to know what plans are coming, and oftentimes they help me by making suggestions and requests for features and bonuses I'm considering.  I always look forward to hearing what they have to say.  And I'd consider it an honor to have you as part of the group.

Ready to join?  Pledge now and pick your tier!

Still have questions?  Check out my Patreon FAQ and my Merritt's Story info page, or shoot me a private message, and I'll be happy to help!
87% complete
Public Pages up to Chapter 4, page 87!

This goal was formerly "public pages through ch4p63."  Since we met that goal through another measure, this new goal extends the 6 months of weekly public pages by one more month!
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