fredrin is creating Megatokyo, manga, comics and illustrations
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patrons

$2,007
per month
Hi, my name is Fred Gallagher (aka Fredrin or Piro), author and artist behind the webcomic/manga Megatokyo, an online webcomic that I've been working on since August 2000. Through the years I've been supporting the creation of this comic through sales of Megatokyo related products, original artwork, and print collections from DC and Dark Horse Comics.



Oddly enough, the writing, drawing and creation of comic pages is the one thing in Megatokyo that does not directly support itself. A typical Megatokyo page can take from 2 to 4 days to write, draw, render and assemble into a finished page which is then posted to the website, free to read by all. Comics don't tend to earn anything until they are collected into print volumes. Sometimes a particularly good frame or two from a comic will sell, but people are usually more interested in stand-alone illustrations that do not rely on other drawings for context. So, for the past few years I have been primarily supporting Megatokyo with a wide range of non-comic Megatokyo illustrations in pencil, COPIC marker and watercolor.

While this has resulted a robust gallery of full color Megatokyo illustrations, I honestly would rather put most of that valuable time into producing more Megatokyo comics. Often I have wanted to work on the next comic but had to switch to working on stand alone illustrations to help pay the bills. My goal with this Patreon is to enable Megatokyo readers to support the creation of comic pages directly, reducing my need to do non-comic illustrations. One additional benefit to supporting this at the higher tiers will be regular access to high resolution versions of finished comics. A lot of the detail I obsessively draw into the comics tends to get lost in the web-sized versions, so I think this is a real perk.

As always, the finished comics will be free to read once they are posted to the Megatokyo site. You are also welcome to visit my Twitch channel, Fredrin, where I broadcast live just about every day with what I am working on. You might even get a chance to see Khufu, my pet Egyptian god... I mean, black cat.



Thank you for your support! I look forward to working on bringing you more Megatokyo (which I will be doing anyway, but I can do more with your help)

Fred "Piro" Gallagher
Rewards
t3h H0RD3 support level
$1 or more per month 192 patrons

  • 24 hour pre-release of Megatokyo comic before posting to other sites
  • 24 hour pre-release of other finished artwork and illustrations before posting to other sites
  • Patron-only polls, NEW! Discord server roles!
Includes Discord rewards
t3h 1337 support level
$5 or more per month 138 patrons

  • 24 hour pre-release of Megatokyo comics before posting to other sites
  • 24 hour pre-release of other finished artwork and illustrations before posting to other sites
  • High resolution versions of Megatokyo comics (Chapter 12 onward)
  • Sketches and in-progress drawings for Megatokyo comics, artwork and illustrations
  • Patron-only polls, NEW! Discord server roles!
Includes Discord rewards
t3h 4W350M3 support level
$10 or more per month 109 patrons

  • 24 hour pre-release of Megatokyo comics before posting to other sites
  • 24 hour pre-release of other finished artwork and illustrations before posting to other sites
  • High resolution versions of Megatokyo comics (Chapter 12 onward)
  • High resolution version of Megatokyo comics art only w/o word bubbles and text (Chapter 12 onward)
  • Sketches and in-progress drawings for Megatokyo comics, artwork and illustrations
  • High resolution versions of finished pencil and color illustrations
  • Patron-only polls, NEW! Discord server roles!
  • NEW! Upload of production art sheets from each comic, the good the bad and the ugly at 300dpi
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$2,000 – reached! per month
I will replace two pencil and color illustrations I am currently doing per month with two Megatokyo comics to produce a minimum of four Megatokyo comics per month - more if I can.
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Hi, my name is Fred Gallagher (aka Fredrin or Piro), author and artist behind the webcomic/manga Megatokyo, an online webcomic that I've been working on since August 2000. Through the years I've been supporting the creation of this comic through sales of Megatokyo related products, original artwork, and print collections from DC and Dark Horse Comics.



Oddly enough, the writing, drawing and creation of comic pages is the one thing in Megatokyo that does not directly support itself. A typical Megatokyo page can take from 2 to 4 days to write, draw, render and assemble into a finished page which is then posted to the website, free to read by all. Comics don't tend to earn anything until they are collected into print volumes. Sometimes a particularly good frame or two from a comic will sell, but people are usually more interested in stand-alone illustrations that do not rely on other drawings for context. So, for the past few years I have been primarily supporting Megatokyo with a wide range of non-comic Megatokyo illustrations in pencil, COPIC marker and watercolor.

While this has resulted a robust gallery of full color Megatokyo illustrations, I honestly would rather put most of that valuable time into producing more Megatokyo comics. Often I have wanted to work on the next comic but had to switch to working on stand alone illustrations to help pay the bills. My goal with this Patreon is to enable Megatokyo readers to support the creation of comic pages directly, reducing my need to do non-comic illustrations. One additional benefit to supporting this at the higher tiers will be regular access to high resolution versions of finished comics. A lot of the detail I obsessively draw into the comics tends to get lost in the web-sized versions, so I think this is a real perk.

As always, the finished comics will be free to read once they are posted to the Megatokyo site. You are also welcome to visit my Twitch channel, Fredrin, where I broadcast live just about every day with what I am working on. You might even get a chance to see Khufu, my pet Egyptian god... I mean, black cat.



Thank you for your support! I look forward to working on bringing you more Megatokyo (which I will be doing anyway, but I can do more with your help)

Fred "Piro" Gallagher

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Rewards
t3h H0RD3 support level
$1 or more per month 192 patrons

  • 24 hour pre-release of Megatokyo comic before posting to other sites
  • 24 hour pre-release of other finished artwork and illustrations before posting to other sites
  • Patron-only polls, NEW! Discord server roles!
Includes Discord rewards
t3h 1337 support level
$5 or more per month 138 patrons

  • 24 hour pre-release of Megatokyo comics before posting to other sites
  • 24 hour pre-release of other finished artwork and illustrations before posting to other sites
  • High resolution versions of Megatokyo comics (Chapter 12 onward)
  • Sketches and in-progress drawings for Megatokyo comics, artwork and illustrations
  • Patron-only polls, NEW! Discord server roles!
Includes Discord rewards
t3h 4W350M3 support level
$10 or more per month 109 patrons

  • 24 hour pre-release of Megatokyo comics before posting to other sites
  • 24 hour pre-release of other finished artwork and illustrations before posting to other sites
  • High resolution versions of Megatokyo comics (Chapter 12 onward)
  • High resolution version of Megatokyo comics art only w/o word bubbles and text (Chapter 12 onward)
  • Sketches and in-progress drawings for Megatokyo comics, artwork and illustrations
  • High resolution versions of finished pencil and color illustrations
  • Patron-only polls, NEW! Discord server roles!
  • NEW! Upload of production art sheets from each comic, the good the bad and the ugly at 300dpi
Includes Discord rewards