James Thomas is creating Books/Comedy/TV/Film/Radio/Podcast/Art
10

patrons

$106
per month
Hello. I'm James Thomas. Many know me as Astonishing Sod.
I'm a writer, dealing primarily in humour, with a taste for the baroque, the disorienting, the absurd, and the unexpected. Here are some things of mine: 
  • Why the Long Joke?, St. Martin’s Press, 2016: my first book, a collection of humour writing 
  • Humuor, issue 1, 2016: a comedy zine in the style of Army Man and the National Lampoon 
  • The New Yorker, Shouts & Murmurs, since 2014: How to Write a Sentence; So You Found A...; I Wrote an Open Letter, But the Words Fell Out; Hieronymus Bosch’s Lost Masterpiece 
  • Crimer Show, 2013-14: the first and only serialised drama, and comedy, on Twitter. A satirical “show” in text, 5 days a week, for 150 weeks 
  • Twitter dot com, since 2008: over 50 Twitter accounts, dealing in various strands of humour and drama. Notably: Terbil Draems, Crimer Show, Goggl Serch... 

Right now, I have plans for 14 35 books, 2 stage plays, 6 8 TV shows, 5 12 films, 1 2 podcasts, a radio play, a column, a webcomic, the 2nd issue of HUMUOR, and countless video sketches.
They're all in various stages of completion. 

What's Patreon? 
According to Patreon, it's a way to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love - basically, you make a fixed monthly donation to a creator and become a patron. Supporting the arts! It's what the bad guys hate! 

But why am I on Patreon? 
  1. Job: This is my job now. I've taken a career break, and I'm trying to focus 24/7 on creating. However, I'm relying on your support! 
  2. Output: The more pledges I get, the more projects I can work on. It's that simple. Once I can take care of the basics, I can focus solely on creating. 
  3. Community: I want to get hot new #content straight to the real fans. You know who you are! Get in touch! Discuss, criticize, request, whatever.  
Here's where you come in. Reasons to pledge: 
  1. Thanks: Maybe you've enjoyed all the things I've given away for free over the years. Maybe you appreciate the effort, the hours, the dedication, the excellent spelling...
  2. Help: Maybe you'd like to help get things made. I have tons of projects that haven't seen the light of day yet. Help me make this a reality! 
  3. Curiosity: You're wondering what's next. Only one way to find out!
  4. Rewards: There are more rewards than you can shake a stick at. They're my way of saying thanks. 
  5. Pity: I'll take it. 
There are 7 pledge tiers to choose from. I look forward to working with you. Thanks! 

_____ 

Website: astonishingsod.com
Twitter: @AstonishingSod
Youtube: AstonishingSod
Facebook: AstonishingSod
Rewards
Simple Sod
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Content, only for Sods. Thank!
  • Issue #1 of HUMUOR, my comedy zine (PDF) 
  • Fresh, unvarnished Patron-only updates + material, including weekly poems
  • Connect with me + with other Sods 
  • Access to the Archive - a vast, ever-expanding catacomb of bewildering creative output
Special Sod
$3 or more per month 1 patron
The inside track. The tasty stuff. Bless!
  • Sneak peeks at work in progress
  • Access to pre-sales, where applicable
  • You'll be thanked in my next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Important Sod
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
It's all about You. Good times. Respect!
  • Behind the scenes: exclusive photo and text updates on the Creative Process™  
  • Get a postcard now + on your next birthday
  • Get a never-before-written, personalized cartoon - every second month, emailed to you
  • Plus all previous rewards
Distinguished Sod
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Now we're cookin'. Value!
  • An exclusive story each month, only for patrons at or above this level 
  • (Once) I'll sketch your portrait
  • I'll message you with something cool once a month on Patreon 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Tremendous Sod
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Fame and Secrets. Celebrate! 
  • The Trash Heap: access to an exclusive archive of material I won't be using... ideas that didn't fit, surplus jokes, abandoned projects, drawings too grotesque for public consumption, things that just plain don't make any damn sense... 
  • Every second month, I'll photoshop an image of your choice, to create a one-of-a-kind digital artwork - just for you 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Excellent Sod
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The personal touch, for the extremely generous. Behold!  
  • You get to be a character in an upcoming project 
  • (Once) I'll ask you for prompts (setting/characters) for one of my monthly stories  
  • (Once) Email me an idea for a picture. I'll draw it + mail you a full-colour print  
  • (Once a year) Your choice of t-shirt, from my Redbubble store
  • Executive credits™  
  • Plus all previous rewards
Spectacular Sod
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Togetherness of the highest order. Thank you forever. Love!
  • Collaborate! Take part in the process of an upcoming project. It'll be fun! 
  • (Once a year) I'll send you a mystery box full of things I've made - signed and with a personalized letter 
  • (Once) I'll send you a handmade picture book, created with you or a loved one in mind - and totally unique 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$106 of $2,000 per month
If I reach this goal, I'll add a permanent reward to each tier. 
$2,000/month would mean regular podcast episodes & video sketches. I would have greater freedom to work on more challenging projects, not to mention the time to complete several books and scripts that are waiting for attention. 
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Hello. I'm James Thomas. Many know me as Astonishing Sod.
I'm a writer, dealing primarily in humour, with a taste for the baroque, the disorienting, the absurd, and the unexpected. Here are some things of mine: 
  • Why the Long Joke?, St. Martin’s Press, 2016: my first book, a collection of humour writing 
  • Humuor, issue 1, 2016: a comedy zine in the style of Army Man and the National Lampoon 
  • The New Yorker, Shouts & Murmurs, since 2014: How to Write a Sentence; So You Found A...; I Wrote an Open Letter, But the Words Fell Out; Hieronymus Bosch’s Lost Masterpiece 
  • Crimer Show, 2013-14: the first and only serialised drama, and comedy, on Twitter. A satirical “show” in text, 5 days a week, for 150 weeks 
  • Twitter dot com, since 2008: over 50 Twitter accounts, dealing in various strands of humour and drama. Notably: Terbil Draems, Crimer Show, Goggl Serch... 

Right now, I have plans for 14 35 books, 2 stage plays, 6 8 TV shows, 5 12 films, 1 2 podcasts, a radio play, a column, a webcomic, the 2nd issue of HUMUOR, and countless video sketches.
They're all in various stages of completion. 

What's Patreon? 
According to Patreon, it's a way to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love - basically, you make a fixed monthly donation to a creator and become a patron. Supporting the arts! It's what the bad guys hate! 

But why am I on Patreon? 
  1. Job: This is my job now. I've taken a career break, and I'm trying to focus 24/7 on creating. However, I'm relying on your support! 
  2. Output: The more pledges I get, the more projects I can work on. It's that simple. Once I can take care of the basics, I can focus solely on creating. 
  3. Community: I want to get hot new #content straight to the real fans. You know who you are! Get in touch! Discuss, criticize, request, whatever.  
Here's where you come in. Reasons to pledge: 
  1. Thanks: Maybe you've enjoyed all the things I've given away for free over the years. Maybe you appreciate the effort, the hours, the dedication, the excellent spelling...
  2. Help: Maybe you'd like to help get things made. I have tons of projects that haven't seen the light of day yet. Help me make this a reality! 
  3. Curiosity: You're wondering what's next. Only one way to find out!
  4. Rewards: There are more rewards than you can shake a stick at. They're my way of saying thanks. 
  5. Pity: I'll take it. 
There are 7 pledge tiers to choose from. I look forward to working with you. Thanks! 

_____ 

Website: astonishingsod.com
Twitter: @AstonishingSod
Youtube: AstonishingSod
Facebook: AstonishingSod

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Rewards
Simple Sod
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Content, only for Sods. Thank!
  • Issue #1 of HUMUOR, my comedy zine (PDF) 
  • Fresh, unvarnished Patron-only updates + material, including weekly poems
  • Connect with me + with other Sods 
  • Access to the Archive - a vast, ever-expanding catacomb of bewildering creative output
Special Sod
$3 or more per month 1 patron
The inside track. The tasty stuff. Bless!
  • Sneak peeks at work in progress
  • Access to pre-sales, where applicable
  • You'll be thanked in my next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Important Sod
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
It's all about You. Good times. Respect!
  • Behind the scenes: exclusive photo and text updates on the Creative Process™  
  • Get a postcard now + on your next birthday
  • Get a never-before-written, personalized cartoon - every second month, emailed to you
  • Plus all previous rewards
Distinguished Sod
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Now we're cookin'. Value!
  • An exclusive story each month, only for patrons at or above this level 
  • (Once) I'll sketch your portrait
  • I'll message you with something cool once a month on Patreon 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Tremendous Sod
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Fame and Secrets. Celebrate! 
  • The Trash Heap: access to an exclusive archive of material I won't be using... ideas that didn't fit, surplus jokes, abandoned projects, drawings too grotesque for public consumption, things that just plain don't make any damn sense... 
  • Every second month, I'll photoshop an image of your choice, to create a one-of-a-kind digital artwork - just for you 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Excellent Sod
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
The personal touch, for the extremely generous. Behold!  
  • You get to be a character in an upcoming project 
  • (Once) I'll ask you for prompts (setting/characters) for one of my monthly stories  
  • (Once) Email me an idea for a picture. I'll draw it + mail you a full-colour print  
  • (Once a year) Your choice of t-shirt, from my Redbubble store
  • Executive credits™  
  • Plus all previous rewards
Spectacular Sod
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Togetherness of the highest order. Thank you forever. Love!
  • Collaborate! Take part in the process of an upcoming project. It'll be fun! 
  • (Once a year) I'll send you a mystery box full of things I've made - signed and with a personalized letter 
  • (Once) I'll send you a handmade picture book, created with you or a loved one in mind - and totally unique 
  • Plus all previous rewards