J. M. DeSantis

J. M. DeSantis

is creating writing, art & comics

6

patrons

$42

per month

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The Tainted Ones
Join this Patreon in June to get a copy of J. M. DeSantis's latest comic: The Tainted Ones
($5+ digital; $15+ physical)

MORE ABOUT ME, MY WORK & THIS PATREON

Who Are You?  My name is J. M. DeSantis. I’m a Write-ist (my coined term for writer and artist). I write prose fiction, comics, and poetry, and I work in traditional media as an artist (typically mixed-media). I’ve authored a number of stories and artworks in the fantasy, horror, and humour genres, both traditionally published and self-published. These include my dark fantasy comic, Chadhiyana, and my humorous horror web-comic, Gentleman Cthulhu: Emeritus Moribus Monstrum.

Why Are You on Patreon?  Like most creators, I’m here to help fund my creative endeavours and connect with fans. To be more specific, I prefer writing and illustrating my own stories to freelancing, but it’s a slow build when you’re not working on established properties. I’m on Patreon to create a steady, base income and offset some business costs as I continue to produce my work, grow my business, and grow my fan base.


What is Patreon?  Patreon is a website that allows people to support creators on an on-going basis. Creators in turn offer rewards to their patrons for helping them reach their goals. I’m doing much the same.


How Rewards Are Distributed:

What’s in Your Patreon Feed?  
Like all of my web-based projects (my websites, blog, newsletter, etc), my Patreon is a constant work-in-progress. I do my best to keep my patrons updated on my work and projects, offer previews of upcoming publications (when possible), and put out news before it’s announced on my blog or social media. I even sometimes offer exclusive information.

Will You be Mad if I Don’t Contribute/Stop Contributing?  Of course not! Patreon isn’t the only way to support my work, and I can’t expect anyone to be able to or want to support me in this way. You can show your support by purchasing my writing and art or even by spreading the word about my work. Most importantly, I love creating too much to ever stop, so I’ll keep writing and arting either way, and my blog and web-comic will remain free.
Tiers
The Hidden Ones
$1 or more per month
Basic level support. Early access. 


No one knew the identities of the Hidden Ones. Some said they were unwelcome outcasts, yet there were a few who spoke of them as a secret society, rumoured to be of the highest order, pulling the strings from the shadows.


Includes

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
The Vacuous Souls
$3 or more per month (sold out!)

(old tier from before 2019; BEING FILTERED OUT!)

Loyalty Digital Tier


Blissfully unaware of their part, the Vacuous followed passively. It was for their insipid acquiescence that they were bestowed with such an unflattering title. 


Includes

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Chadhiyana # 0 & Gentleman Cthulhu annuals (digital)
The Gilded Aristocracy
$5 or more per month
Full digital support and access.


The Gilded were obsessed with legacy. Only it is a curious fact that they did not quite understand the consequences of their willing yet blind participation. Did their self-satisfaction not allow them to see they were little different than those whom they spurned as their lessers? 


Includes 

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material 
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital, past & present)
The Abyss Hunters
$15 or more per month
Full support. Digital and print materials!


The hunters were not afraid to get their hands dirty, and they were a more than capable bunch. Though without the proper knowledge it is uncertain if they knew precisely what it was they were hunting. Bless them, they thought they were doing good.

Includes 

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital, past & present)
  • Physical copies of published work (self & some traditional), as released
The Inquisitors of Esoterica
$30 or more per month only 20 left
Advanced support. More interaction and access.


It was the Inquisitors who began to ask questions. Though there was a sense this charade was enough to appease their curiosity as they did not delve completely into hidden things. Though many wonder now, were they aware the truth would break them utterly?

Includes  

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital, past & present)
  • Physical copies of published work (self & some traditional), as released
  • Access to story notes, drafts and sketches of past and current in-development projects
  • “Bumping rights” on commissions and other work (unless absolutely impossible) 
  • Birthday wish from one of J. M.'s characters (varies each year)
Goals
$42 of $100 per month
Gaining Some Momentum

It’s still just a drop in the bucket, but this amount would cover my average cost of supplies per month for all projects. As it is, I want to invest more money into promoting my work. If my supply budget is covered, it would free up more money to invest into promotion, which would mean more people who know about and who you can talk to about my work. It’s a win-win!
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NEXT UP
The Tainted Ones
Join this Patreon in June to get a copy of J. M. DeSantis's latest comic: The Tainted Ones
($5+ digital; $15+ physical)

MORE ABOUT ME, MY WORK & THIS PATREON

Who Are You?  My name is J. M. DeSantis. I’m a Write-ist (my coined term for writer and artist). I write prose fiction, comics, and poetry, and I work in traditional media as an artist (typically mixed-media). I’ve authored a number of stories and artworks in the fantasy, horror, and humour genres, both traditionally published and self-published. These include my dark fantasy comic, Chadhiyana, and my humorous horror web-comic, Gentleman Cthulhu: Emeritus Moribus Monstrum.

Why Are You on Patreon?  Like most creators, I’m here to help fund my creative endeavours and connect with fans. To be more specific, I prefer writing and illustrating my own stories to freelancing, but it’s a slow build when you’re not working on established properties. I’m on Patreon to create a steady, base income and offset some business costs as I continue to produce my work, grow my business, and grow my fan base.


What is Patreon?  Patreon is a website that allows people to support creators on an on-going basis. Creators in turn offer rewards to their patrons for helping them reach their goals. I’m doing much the same.


How Rewards Are Distributed:

What’s in Your Patreon Feed?  
Like all of my web-based projects (my websites, blog, newsletter, etc), my Patreon is a constant work-in-progress. I do my best to keep my patrons updated on my work and projects, offer previews of upcoming publications (when possible), and put out news before it’s announced on my blog or social media. I even sometimes offer exclusive information.

Will You be Mad if I Don’t Contribute/Stop Contributing?  Of course not! Patreon isn’t the only way to support my work, and I can’t expect anyone to be able to or want to support me in this way. You can show your support by purchasing my writing and art or even by spreading the word about my work. Most importantly, I love creating too much to ever stop, so I’ll keep writing and arting either way, and my blog and web-comic will remain free.

Recent posts by J. M. DeSantis

Tiers
The Hidden Ones
$1 or more per month
Basic level support. Early access. 


No one knew the identities of the Hidden Ones. Some said they were unwelcome outcasts, yet there were a few who spoke of them as a secret society, rumoured to be of the highest order, pulling the strings from the shadows.


Includes

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
The Vacuous Souls
$3 or more per month (sold out!)

(old tier from before 2019; BEING FILTERED OUT!)

Loyalty Digital Tier


Blissfully unaware of their part, the Vacuous followed passively. It was for their insipid acquiescence that they were bestowed with such an unflattering title. 


Includes

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Chadhiyana # 0 & Gentleman Cthulhu annuals (digital)
The Gilded Aristocracy
$5 or more per month
Full digital support and access.


The Gilded were obsessed with legacy. Only it is a curious fact that they did not quite understand the consequences of their willing yet blind participation. Did their self-satisfaction not allow them to see they were little different than those whom they spurned as their lessers? 


Includes 

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material 
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital, past & present)
The Abyss Hunters
$15 or more per month
Full support. Digital and print materials!


The hunters were not afraid to get their hands dirty, and they were a more than capable bunch. Though without the proper knowledge it is uncertain if they knew precisely what it was they were hunting. Bless them, they thought they were doing good.

Includes 

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital, past & present)
  • Physical copies of published work (self & some traditional), as released
The Inquisitors of Esoterica
$30 or more per month only 20 left
Advanced support. More interaction and access.


It was the Inquisitors who began to ask questions. Though there was a sense this charade was enough to appease their curiosity as they did not delve completely into hidden things. Though many wonder now, were they aware the truth would break them utterly?

Includes  

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art (digital; print after 3 mo.)
  • Name listed on website(s) & in all self-published material
  • Early access to Gentleman Cthulhu comics
  • Preview of all comics, books & stories (self-published & some traditional; when possible)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital, past & present)
  • Physical copies of published work (self & some traditional), as released
  • Access to story notes, drafts and sketches of past and current in-development projects
  • “Bumping rights” on commissions and other work (unless absolutely impossible) 
  • Birthday wish from one of J. M.'s characters (varies each year)