Matt Wilson is creating Animated Series
55

patrons

$180
per month
Since 2010, I've been producing fully-independent animated series for my Youtube channel, Cartoon Drive-Thru. Some people may know me from animation dating even further back. The channel features the original series Deadly Space Action, Sweet & Sour and the Puzzle Hunters, and I'm currently working on two new cartoons: Princess Ness & the Perilous Quest, an anachronistic fantasy about an inept adventuring party trying to pull off dungeon dives and heist capers, and Go Ahead Make Us, about a startup work-for-hire company of former school bullies failing to turn a new leaf.

I've made 22 3-5 minute Deadly Space Action cartoons, 24 1-2 minute minisodes, 11 Puzzle Hunters episodes, 5 Sweet & Sour episodes, multiple 5-15 minute pilots, one-off shorts, and podcasts. And until 2016, I've done it just about entirely on my own, from writing to thumbnails to animation to backgrounds and even the voice acting. It's fun work, but it is a financial sinkhole. Youtube, Vimeo and Newgrounds generate no revenue for me, and making my own cartoons takes time away from paying jobs. I've made lots of sacrifices to afford myself the time to create these cartoons, which is a time-consuming, exhausting task.

Support from donors has allowed me the opportunity to pay voice actors, but I would ultimately like for the channel to be self-sustaining through the Patreon, which would then open up the ability to bring on more talent, from background artists to potentially other creators who could earn a revenue share. 

The cartoons will continue to be free on Youtube, and you can watch them until you start involuntarily mouthing all the words. This is a purely optional donation option and I'm happy with any support you give. I hope that with Patreon I can provide early sneak peeks at cartoons in development, a look at how the sausage gets made, exclusively for backers. But new cartoons will always eventually make their way to the public and won't be held for ransom.

Thanks for your support!
Tiers
See cartoons early and in-progress!
$1 or more per month 27 patrons
Early access to cartoons before they're posted to Youtube (sometimes MONTHS in advance!). Also, if you see me and bring it up I'll say "oh cool."
All the music!
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
You get early access, and the music from the cartoons when they're complete, even if they're 2 second stingers, as well as in-progress songs from SAVESTATES.
HD downloads!
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
You get early access, music, and 720p/1080p DRM-FREE videos of the cartoons when they're complete!
Name in the Credits!
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
The above rewards, and you get a Patreon Supporters credit in the cartoons when they're complete.
Commentary Versions!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
All the other rewards, plus commentary tracks on past cartoons!
Original Project Files!!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
FLA files (Adobe Flash CS4) for each update! Learn my very disorganized process, or make your own fan cartoons! Material is released under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License (CC-BY).
Goals
$180 of $500 per month
This is essentially the base sum of money needed to keep the lights on without needing to divert time and resources to other paying work. Reaching this goal will ensure the Patreon (and subsequently the Youtube) will receive new cartoons every month!
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Since 2010, I've been producing fully-independent animated series for my Youtube channel, Cartoon Drive-Thru. Some people may know me from animation dating even further back. The channel features the original series Deadly Space Action, Sweet & Sour and the Puzzle Hunters, and I'm currently working on two new cartoons: Princess Ness & the Perilous Quest, an anachronistic fantasy about an inept adventuring party trying to pull off dungeon dives and heist capers, and Go Ahead Make Us, about a startup work-for-hire company of former school bullies failing to turn a new leaf.

I've made 22 3-5 minute Deadly Space Action cartoons, 24 1-2 minute minisodes, 11 Puzzle Hunters episodes, 5 Sweet & Sour episodes, multiple 5-15 minute pilots, one-off shorts, and podcasts. And until 2016, I've done it just about entirely on my own, from writing to thumbnails to animation to backgrounds and even the voice acting. It's fun work, but it is a financial sinkhole. Youtube, Vimeo and Newgrounds generate no revenue for me, and making my own cartoons takes time away from paying jobs. I've made lots of sacrifices to afford myself the time to create these cartoons, which is a time-consuming, exhausting task.

Support from donors has allowed me the opportunity to pay voice actors, but I would ultimately like for the channel to be self-sustaining through the Patreon, which would then open up the ability to bring on more talent, from background artists to potentially other creators who could earn a revenue share. 

The cartoons will continue to be free on Youtube, and you can watch them until you start involuntarily mouthing all the words. This is a purely optional donation option and I'm happy with any support you give. I hope that with Patreon I can provide early sneak peeks at cartoons in development, a look at how the sausage gets made, exclusively for backers. But new cartoons will always eventually make their way to the public and won't be held for ransom.

Thanks for your support!

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Tiers
See cartoons early and in-progress!
$1 or more per month 27 patrons
Early access to cartoons before they're posted to Youtube (sometimes MONTHS in advance!). Also, if you see me and bring it up I'll say "oh cool."
All the music!
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
You get early access, and the music from the cartoons when they're complete, even if they're 2 second stingers, as well as in-progress songs from SAVESTATES.
HD downloads!
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
You get early access, music, and 720p/1080p DRM-FREE videos of the cartoons when they're complete!
Name in the Credits!
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
The above rewards, and you get a Patreon Supporters credit in the cartoons when they're complete.
Commentary Versions!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
All the other rewards, plus commentary tracks on past cartoons!
Original Project Files!!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
FLA files (Adobe Flash CS4) for each update! Learn my very disorganized process, or make your own fan cartoons! Material is released under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License (CC-BY).