Dublin Comic Arts is creating Small Press Comic Events
15

patrons

$127
per month
Hi, I'm Matthew Melis, a member of the Stray Lines comic collective and in collaboration with The Comics Lab, organizer of DCAF, the Dublin Comic Arts Festival. DCAF is an ongoing series of small press comic book events in Dublin, created to showcase local comic creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art. The small press comic scene has been growing in Ireland for years, but Irish comic creators often travel across the globe to find Comic Arts Festivals to exhibit their work. We felt it was time for some Comic Arts Festivals closer to home!



Our first event was on April 23rd, 2017 and it was a wild success! We're just over a year old now with 5 events under our belt. After bouncing around for much of 2017 we're currently settled in the Generator Hostels in Smithfield Square. As successful as DCAF has been, sometimes I still lose money organizing. More money than I can regularly afford to lose. I'm trying to do everything above board, so no one works for free or worse, for exposure. If DCAF is going to support artists, it first needs to support itself! 



Our hope in crowdfunding DCAF, is to take the burden off of exhibitors. I chose Patreon because DCAF is not a one-off. It is recurring, it is ongoing. Most comic events are funded by sponsors and exhibitor table fees. I know from experience, exhibitor table costs can make it really difficult to make any money at an event. If we can raise just $300 a month, the DCAF budget is covered, that means, creators can table at DCAF for free! 



Once DCAF is out of the red, once it's sustainable, we can do more and more exciting things! What kind of exciting things you ask? Why, fly in guests and panelists! Create a DCAF anthology! Create a DCAF grant to help creators produce their work! 



What do you get in return? Well first you get a thriving quarterly market full of creators (that's DCAF, I'm talking about DCAF). Then we have our tiers of rewards. We record our Comics Lab panels and upload them to Patreon. Our talented exhibitor pool create original hand-drawn postcards that we mail to you! If you're a fan of surprise mini-comics in the mail, we will mail you some! If you're one of many Irish living abroad, you can even get an entire DCAF digest of mini-comics mailed to you on the regular! Keep your finger on the pulse of the Dublin small press comic scene! And if you want to go completely OTT, you can become DCAF's sponsor! We will put your logo on all of our posters/flyers/website/social media and give you primo location at the event to advertise or sell your wares!

Thank you for supporting small press comics in Ireland!
Tiers
Yay DCAF!
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you for supporting small press comics in Ireland!  Enjoy access to the DCAF Patreon blog where we'll keep you abreast of the latest DCAF news.
Event Panel Archive!
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
We're going to start making audio/video recordings of the Comics Lab panels at DECAF. These recordings will be made available to $5 tier Patrons after each event, starting with our July 23rd event!
Guaranteed Exhibitor Table
$10 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
If you're a regular DCAF exhibitor and you don't want to deal with the hassle of remembering to apply for a table 4 times a year, this is the tier for you! You will be guaranteed a table (at our current venue, The Generator Hostel in Smithfield Square, this will be a 3x3 foot space and two chairs). 


This is a 3-month tier, 10 a month, x 3 months = your usual table fee. If you join on an odd month, (like, say you join in October just before the October DCAF) then I'll hold a table for you but you'll still have to pay the remainder of the table fee to properly book your table. 


This tier is only available for exhibitors who have tabled at DCAF once before. This is not for 1st-time exhibitors! 

Hand Drawn Postcards!
$10 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
One of our talented DCAF exhibitors will create a piece of original art on a postcard and mail it to you every month!
Mini-Comic Monthly Mailer!
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
One of our talented DCAF exhibitors will mail you one of their mini-comics! Surprise comics in the mail every month! What a treat!
DCAF Quarterly Digest!
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Great for Irish abroad, keep up with the latest small press happenings in Ireland with the DCAF Digest! 10 mini-comics or prints from various DCAF exhibitors, including the latest DCAF poster, mailed to you after every DCAF event!
Official DCAF Sponsor!
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Become the official DCAF sponsor! Your name/business on the DCAF poster-flyer-website-social media and primo space at our events to display or exhibit. 
Goals
$127 of $300 per month
Our event budget is covered! This means creators can exhibit at DCAF for free!
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Hi, I'm Matthew Melis, a member of the Stray Lines comic collective and in collaboration with The Comics Lab, organizer of DCAF, the Dublin Comic Arts Festival. DCAF is an ongoing series of small press comic book events in Dublin, created to showcase local comic creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art. The small press comic scene has been growing in Ireland for years, but Irish comic creators often travel across the globe to find Comic Arts Festivals to exhibit their work. We felt it was time for some Comic Arts Festivals closer to home!



Our first event was on April 23rd, 2017 and it was a wild success! We're just over a year old now with 5 events under our belt. After bouncing around for much of 2017 we're currently settled in the Generator Hostels in Smithfield Square. As successful as DCAF has been, sometimes I still lose money organizing. More money than I can regularly afford to lose. I'm trying to do everything above board, so no one works for free or worse, for exposure. If DCAF is going to support artists, it first needs to support itself! 



Our hope in crowdfunding DCAF, is to take the burden off of exhibitors. I chose Patreon because DCAF is not a one-off. It is recurring, it is ongoing. Most comic events are funded by sponsors and exhibitor table fees. I know from experience, exhibitor table costs can make it really difficult to make any money at an event. If we can raise just $300 a month, the DCAF budget is covered, that means, creators can table at DCAF for free! 



Once DCAF is out of the red, once it's sustainable, we can do more and more exciting things! What kind of exciting things you ask? Why, fly in guests and panelists! Create a DCAF anthology! Create a DCAF grant to help creators produce their work! 



What do you get in return? Well first you get a thriving quarterly market full of creators (that's DCAF, I'm talking about DCAF). Then we have our tiers of rewards. We record our Comics Lab panels and upload them to Patreon. Our talented exhibitor pool create original hand-drawn postcards that we mail to you! If you're a fan of surprise mini-comics in the mail, we will mail you some! If you're one of many Irish living abroad, you can even get an entire DCAF digest of mini-comics mailed to you on the regular! Keep your finger on the pulse of the Dublin small press comic scene! And if you want to go completely OTT, you can become DCAF's sponsor! We will put your logo on all of our posters/flyers/website/social media and give you primo location at the event to advertise or sell your wares!

Thank you for supporting small press comics in Ireland!

Recent posts by Dublin Comic Arts

Tiers
Yay DCAF!
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you for supporting small press comics in Ireland!  Enjoy access to the DCAF Patreon blog where we'll keep you abreast of the latest DCAF news.
Event Panel Archive!
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
We're going to start making audio/video recordings of the Comics Lab panels at DECAF. These recordings will be made available to $5 tier Patrons after each event, starting with our July 23rd event!
Guaranteed Exhibitor Table
$10 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
If you're a regular DCAF exhibitor and you don't want to deal with the hassle of remembering to apply for a table 4 times a year, this is the tier for you! You will be guaranteed a table (at our current venue, The Generator Hostel in Smithfield Square, this will be a 3x3 foot space and two chairs). 


This is a 3-month tier, 10 a month, x 3 months = your usual table fee. If you join on an odd month, (like, say you join in October just before the October DCAF) then I'll hold a table for you but you'll still have to pay the remainder of the table fee to properly book your table. 


This tier is only available for exhibitors who have tabled at DCAF once before. This is not for 1st-time exhibitors! 

Hand Drawn Postcards!
$10 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
One of our talented DCAF exhibitors will create a piece of original art on a postcard and mail it to you every month!
Mini-Comic Monthly Mailer!
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
One of our talented DCAF exhibitors will mail you one of their mini-comics! Surprise comics in the mail every month! What a treat!
DCAF Quarterly Digest!
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Great for Irish abroad, keep up with the latest small press happenings in Ireland with the DCAF Digest! 10 mini-comics or prints from various DCAF exhibitors, including the latest DCAF poster, mailed to you after every DCAF event!
Official DCAF Sponsor!
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Become the official DCAF sponsor! Your name/business on the DCAF poster-flyer-website-social media and primo space at our events to display or exhibit.