But first: THANK YOU to my fans and patrons for their support! It means a lot, no matter what you pledge.
Foxes & Boxes is an all-ages fantasy comic, with a new page on clattertron.com each Monday. It's about two adventurers for hire, Fox (he's a fighter) and Boxes (she's a mage). They will do any job, they just won't do it well.
But that's not all! On my other website, danieljhogan.com, I post art videos and reviews of art supplies.
How does Patreon help me make comics, videos, and blog posts? Making "free" entertainment is not without its costs. Patrons will help me cover my costs for making new comics, videos, and reviews.
- Website hosting fees.
- Domain registration fees.
- Website back-up services.
- Website plug-ins and updates (like the theme I bought for danieljhogan.com).
- Design work (like the Foxes & Boxes logo).
- Art supplies (pens, paper, etc).
- Equipment and software (drawing tablets, drawing programs).
- Future camera and lighting equipment, and editing software.
- Classes to help me learn new skills or sharpen old skills.
- Utilities and Internet service costs for my home office.
- Mobile data costs.
- Online advertising (Bing, Project Wonderful, Facebook).
- My PO Box address.
- Table fees for appearing at comic shows.
- Travel costs for appearing at comic shows and other events (food, gas, hotel).
- Costs for making art prints, books, comics, and other items to sell at comic shows.
How does Patreon work? Each month you are billed your pledge amount--any amount helps--and that amount, less Patreon's fees, goes directly to me. If you pledge certain amounts, you get access to my Patron Rewards. Also, unlike other social media websites, you won't miss any of my updates.
- Pledging $1 or more a month gets you full access to my patrons only blog posts, where I'll post behind the scenes drawings/photos I won't post anywhere else.
- Pledging $3 or more a month gets you the $1 rewards, and you get to read the next pages of Foxes and Boxes early--before anyone else! You read it before it goes live on clattertron.com and my social media channels.You also get early access to my videos, when possible.
- Pledging $5 or more a month gets you the $1 and $3 rewards, and I will email you a digital, print quality, black and white, single character sketch of my choice each month.
- Pledging $10 or more each month (after your payment) gets you the $1 and $3 a month rewards, and I will mail you a hand-written letter, along with an inked sketch on the same page. You get a positive personal message from me, in my hand-writing, and a piece of original art, every month. Drawings are single character and my choice.
- Pledging $20 or more each month (after your payment) gets you the $1 and $3 rewards, and I will mail you a watercolor cartoon postcard, with a hand-written message on the back. You get a one of a kind piece of watercolor art in the mail, along with a positive personal message from me. Drawings are single character and my choice.