Michael Jantze

is creating Comics, sanity sketches, and more!

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You will become an official patron of the comic arts. For supporting my work, you'll support:
  • Exclusive Patreon posts and Lens views
  • New weekly comics on THE NORM 4.0 GoComics page

Studio Hangout

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$5
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This reward gets you a pass to hang out in my studio. I draw or paint, you come by, we chat. With the current COVID-19, you're sponsoring nearly daily hangouts on Instagram. Thank you! You also receive:
  • Exclusive Patreon posts and Lens views
  • Advanced looks at comics on my GoComics pages
  • Discounts on books and special offers

Studio trash

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Your name will be added to a monthly drawing to receive some of my studio trash. It may be a sketch or a receipt or even a scrap paper with math on it, but it'll be yours forever and forever! 


You will also receive the benefits of the $1 and $5 Tiers.

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About Michael Jantze

I believe comics 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 Michael Jantze, creator of the syndicated comic The Norm, published daily in newspapers from 1996 to when I retired it in 2006. In 2015 I set up this Patreon to help fund its weekly publication at gocomics.com/thenorm. And now, in 2021, I will use your support to make new comics and stories, both online and in print.

THE NOW
In 2021, I'll focus my energy on making  new comics

THE PAST
I wrote and drew The Norm daily for 11 years, retired it in 2006, and then rebooted it as a GoComics weekly feature in 2015.

THE BOOKS
“The Norm in Color,” "Knocked Out Loaded" and “The Norm 4.0” print books are sold at Jantze.com. Ebooks are sold at the Amazon and Apple Books stores.

THE 2021 BENEFITS
The Norm is published at gocomics.com/thenorm and features all of the syndicated strips as well as the online work. Your support here keeps the comics there free.

A new feature on GoComics launched in 2021: Studio Jantze collects whatever Michael is thinking about. Right on? It's Mr. Lux and his magical life in quarantine. Check it out at http://gocomics.com/studio-jantze

Occasional peeks into my process, you know: writing, drawing, swearing.  

Exclusive peeks: If you support at the $5 TIER, you also have access to my monthly studio hangouts (TIP: During the pandemic, I've been doing the hangouts on Instagram more than weekly).
The $10 TIER gets you on the list for my studio trash.
The $25 TIER gets you one original strip every 12 months.

It's an open dialogue, please stay in touch and let me know what you like and don't like. And to all of you who support me now, thank you so much!
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$596.92 of $750 per month
The Norm 4.0 weekly. Guaranteed. None of this "at least twice a month" stuff.
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