Hi! My name is David Revoy and I'm a french CG artist creating an open-source webcomic called Pepper&Carrot. Pepper&Carrot is about "Pepper", a young witch and her cat, "Carrot". They live in a fun fantasy universe made of potions, magic and creatures. It's a comedy/humor webcomic suited for everyone. No mature content, no violence.
To get an idea, read pepper&Carrot webcomic episodes here :
panel from webcomic episode 7 : The wish
Every patron (save for "Hidden Fairies") will receive credit at the end of the episode. They also sponsor bonus content for the benefit of everyone:
Every patrons +3$ can access to the backstage published on Patreon 'Creator Posts' of this page, where I share a weekly blog post about news, what's next... etc... and also share extra contents : screen-copies, mini how-to, videos, early news. (note : every extra might be reposted for free and for everyone on www.peppercarrot.com , it's not a paywall)
Patrons +3$ also support the monthly extra. I share the extra ( tutorial, brush set, article ) on the tutorial category of my website or on my Youtube channel.
WHY ON PATREON ?
I believe sharing, transmitting knowledge, learning and collaborate is the most important. Pepper&Carrot is a totally free webcomic and part of the free culture ( as Wikipedia, Linux, etc... ). All episodes and content around it are released as Creative Commons attribution license. it means I encourage crazy thing like : commercial usage, re-publishing and modifications/derivations for your own project ( 3D models, movies, video-game, fan-art ... everything is possible ). I even offer the source files and I create them using 100% open-source tools.
That's how I like art : Free/Libre.
But how to make a living doing Pepper&Carrot without the usual industry model ; without publishers, DRM, paywalls and copyrights ?... Asking for your patronage is the best solution.
I ask your sponsor only for new episodes of Pepper&Carrot and it happens around one time by month. Patreon offers you the possibility to setup a maximum limit per month. This way, you are totally in control with your budget and safe if you want to patron me.