Your contribution via Patreon will let Drew continue creating Married To The Sea, The Worst Things For Sale, Toothpaste For Dinner, and allows me to keep making new and weird projects for my readers to enjoy.
The daily work to find items for The Worst Things For Sale, and envision and create our comics, takes up anywhere from 8-12 hours a day, seven days a week. We live, eat, and breathe this work, and it's been enjoyed by millions of readers since the early 00's.
Unfortunately, advertising rates have plummeted, which has as much to do with the industry as it does with the fact that writing that tell people not to buy stuff is generally disliked by advertisers. The Worst Things For Sale used to make a reasonable amount of money from Am*zon, which it no longer does, due to heavy cuts in affiliate payouts, and, again, the realization that telling people not to buy items doesn't make them very much money.
Over the years, we've sold t-shirts, prints, mugs, and a variety of products, but this, too, is no longer sufficient to keep us going. There are only so many posters, buttons, and original pieces of artwork you can own, and at this point, most people who wanted one Married To The Sea thing or another have already bought one.
Likewise, there's no real way to merchandise The Worst Things For Sale, not that selling something from a site that tells you not to buy consumer goods would be in the spirit of the site to begin with.
If you like our work and want to keep us going, as little as $3 a month ($0.10 a day) would be monumental in helping us continue writing, drawing, and illustrating 365 days a year. It's chump change, but if enough of our readers can chip in, we'll be able to keep going.
The BIG DEAL is the $25 pledge level. Every three months you'll get a package in the mail full of brand-new merchandise that we've designed, along with physical entertainment content, like comics or writing. You get EXCLUSIVE stuff that NO ONE else gets, and this level is limited to 100 subscribers, so if you see an open slot, this is your chance to get some of the weirdest and most interesting art and merchandise we've ever made.
Being able to continue our work despite the changing landscape of "content" online has only been possible due to our amazing and generous Patreon contributors. You make the difference. You are keeping it going. You are essential to everything we make. Thank you.