Michael Jantze is creating "The Norm" comic strip
80

patrons

$368
per month
My Patreon goal is to fund the The Norm comic strip, a continuation of my syndicated comic The Norm that's published since 1996. 

If you don't know Patreon, it bills you monthly, takes a slice from me for the effort and gives us tools (blogs, updates, etc.) to stay in touch.

I believe cartoons speak to people more easily than any other form of art, with economy and accuracy, to get to the heart of the matter and do it with a laugh. I'm funny that way. In 2018, I want to use your collective support to reserve more time to make comics.

THE NOW
In 2018, I'll focus my energy on making  "The Norm 4.0" comic on GoComics, and develop some new characters and stories and share them with you here. 

THE PAST
I wrote and drew The Norm daily for 11 years, but animation projects eventually outpaced my comics earnings and I made the logical jump. 

Two years ago I published the "Knocked Out Loaded" ebook (Now for sale on Amazon). The print version is going to press in 2018 and I'll ship those out to the 500+ Indiegogo supporters when they arrive from China. The remainder of the books will be sold here exclusively. No where else.

THE 2018 BENNIES
YouTube Ads are gone! Thank you!

The Norm 4.0 is Norm and Reine with two kids. They're published (for all to read for free) at gocomics.com/jantze. The Norm Classics are also on gocomics, as well.

Occasional peeks into my process, you know, writing, drawing, penciling, inking and swearing. And if you support at a certain level, I do monthly studio hangouts.

Exclusive peeks into some future stories! Characters with names like Lyle, Mimi, Gus, Rex, Merlin, MC, Santa Claus and the Sandman. I promised myself I wouldn't start until I finished my Indiegogo campaign, which is THIS year!

To all of you who have supported me these past few years, thank you so much! It's an open dialogue, please stay in touch and let me know what you like and don't like. You are all my benefactors! I appreciate your support so much.
Rewards
A buck a month
$1 or more per month 44 patrons
Become an official patron of the comic arts! Perk? Read The Norm Classics GoComics page and new THE NORM 4.0 (Norm and Reine with kids) here and on The Norm 4.0 GoComics page, and receive EXCLUSIVE process updates here.
Pledge $5 a month
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
This reward gets you a monthly pass to hang out in my studio. I'll set up a monthly YouTube Hangout or Facebook Live thing, you come by, we chat, I create THE NORM or other NEW PROJECTS! So worth it!
Pledge $10 a month
$10 or more per month 6 of 24 patrons
Your name will be added to a monthly drawing to receive some of my studio trash. It could be a sketch or a receipt or even a scrap paper with math on it, but it'll be yours forever and forever! 


With less than 13 patrons, you're guaranteed to win! You also receive the benefits of the $1 and $5 Tiers.

Pledge $25 a month
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
Along with the other previous pledge level rewards, you'll receive an original comic strip (one per year) with all the mistakes and tear stains included. I'll ship your strip at the end of your 12th consecutive pledge payment.
Goals
$368 of $500 per month
Every patron gets a sketch. All of you. No kidding. You say that sounds ridiculously easy for you and a lot of work for me? Try me. But we'll need more patrons, so share this with all your friends.
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My Patreon goal is to fund the The Norm comic strip, a continuation of my syndicated comic The Norm that's published since 1996. 

If you don't know Patreon, it bills you monthly, takes a slice from me for the effort and gives us tools (blogs, updates, etc.) to stay in touch.

I believe cartoons speak to people more easily than any other form of art, with economy and accuracy, to get to the heart of the matter and do it with a laugh. I'm funny that way. In 2018, I want to use your collective support to reserve more time to make comics.

THE NOW
In 2018, I'll focus my energy on making  "The Norm 4.0" comic on GoComics, and develop some new characters and stories and share them with you here. 

THE PAST
I wrote and drew The Norm daily for 11 years, but animation projects eventually outpaced my comics earnings and I made the logical jump. 

Two years ago I published the "Knocked Out Loaded" ebook (Now for sale on Amazon). The print version is going to press in 2018 and I'll ship those out to the 500+ Indiegogo supporters when they arrive from China. The remainder of the books will be sold here exclusively. No where else.

THE 2018 BENNIES
YouTube Ads are gone! Thank you!

The Norm 4.0 is Norm and Reine with two kids. They're published (for all to read for free) at gocomics.com/jantze. The Norm Classics are also on gocomics, as well.

Occasional peeks into my process, you know, writing, drawing, penciling, inking and swearing. And if you support at a certain level, I do monthly studio hangouts.

Exclusive peeks into some future stories! Characters with names like Lyle, Mimi, Gus, Rex, Merlin, MC, Santa Claus and the Sandman. I promised myself I wouldn't start until I finished my Indiegogo campaign, which is THIS year!

To all of you who have supported me these past few years, thank you so much! It's an open dialogue, please stay in touch and let me know what you like and don't like. You are all my benefactors! I appreciate your support so much.

Recent posts by Michael Jantze

Rewards
A buck a month
$1 or more per month 44 patrons
Become an official patron of the comic arts! Perk? Read The Norm Classics GoComics page and new THE NORM 4.0 (Norm and Reine with kids) here and on The Norm 4.0 GoComics page, and receive EXCLUSIVE process updates here.
Pledge $5 a month
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
This reward gets you a monthly pass to hang out in my studio. I'll set up a monthly YouTube Hangout or Facebook Live thing, you come by, we chat, I create THE NORM or other NEW PROJECTS! So worth it!
Pledge $10 a month
$10 or more per month 6 of 24 patrons
Your name will be added to a monthly drawing to receive some of my studio trash. It could be a sketch or a receipt or even a scrap paper with math on it, but it'll be yours forever and forever! 


With less than 13 patrons, you're guaranteed to win! You also receive the benefits of the $1 and $5 Tiers.

Pledge $25 a month
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
Along with the other previous pledge level rewards, you'll receive an original comic strip (one per year) with all the mistakes and tear stains included. I'll ship your strip at the end of your 12th consecutive pledge payment.