J. M. DeSantis is creating writing, art & comics
7

patrons

$43
per month

ABOUT ME, MY WORK & THIS PATREON
Or In the Event That the Comic Was Not Enough for Your Inquisitive Mind

Who Are You?

My name is J. M. DeSantis, and I’m a writer and artist (Write-ist). 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 series, 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 endevours and connect with fans.

More specifically, I prefer writing and illustrating my own stories, 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 work toward removing the need for a second job (full-time teacher), continue to produce my work, grow my fan base, and grow as a writer and artist.


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 and trying earnestly to make each and every patron’s generous support worthwhile.


What’s in Your Patrons-Only 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, which includes behind-the-scenes access, news before I announce it on my blog or social media, and even exclusive information (unless I’m under contract not to speak about it). Best of all, all patrons at every level have access to the feed!


How Rewards Are Distributed

Digital rewards are released through this page (under the digital reward tag) as soon as they’re available and remain available for as long as you’re a patron (even previously released rewards are accessible). Printed materials, however, follow a slightly different system.

Patrons in the $15.00 and up tiers receive printed, signed copies of my self-published work (books, prints, etc). These rewards are mailed at the end of each quarter of the year in which they’re published, such as follows:

  • Quarter 1 (Jan – Mar): mailed in April
  • Quarter 2 (Apr – Jun): mailed in July
  • Quarter 3 (Jul – Sep): mailed in Oct
  • Quarter 4 (Oct – Dec): mailed in Jan (of the following year; though if I can get it out before the Holidays, I will)

Keep in mind, you qualify for a mailing even if you become a patron at these levels part of the way into a quarter (i.e. if you become a $30 patron in May, you still get the Quarter 2 mailing); however, cancelling before a quarter ends disqualifies you from that mailing.

Also, if for any reason nothing is released in a particular quarter, I'll create something exclusive!


Patron Reward "Stories"
or What’s with your Strange Reward Descriptions?
When developing my Patreon, I had the idea of adding artwork and flavour text to my reward descriptions. It’s something extra I thought would add some “texture” to the rewards (and I love texture, by the way, in my writing and art). And who knows? Perhaps I’ll develop something more from them...


Will You Hate Me 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.
Rewards
The Hidden Ones
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Selfless & anonymous support. The "tip jar" (as it were).


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.)
The Vacuous Souls
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Basic level support. Early access.


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 (weekly)
  • Preview of Chadhiyana comics & stories (1st few pgs)
  • Chadhiyana # 0 & Gentleman Cthulhu annuals (digital)
The Gilded Aristocracy
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • Print, signed copies of Gentleman Cthulhu annuals (as released)
The Abyss Hunters
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • All printed self-published work (as released; mailed quarterly*)
The Inquisitors of Esoterica
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • All printed self-published work (as released; mailed quarterly*)
  • Access to story notes, drafts and sketches of past and current in-development projects
  • Birthday wish from one of J. M.'s characters (varies each year)
Scholars of the Arcane
$60 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Top-level support. More control.


These were the most motivated and curious, unflinching in their resolve to learn the deepest secrets of the Abyss. Though their obsessions are said to have led them to horrible revelations. Some say, however, the Scholars themselves felt they were handsomely rewarded for their mad pursuits.

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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • All printed self-published work (as released; mailed quarterly*)
  •  Birthday wish from one of J. M.'s characters (varies each year) 
  • Access to story notes, drafts and sketches of past and current in-development projects
  • Ability to choose J. M.’s blog topics & Gentleman Cthulhu comic subjects and even (to some extent) what projects and in what order he takes them on
  • “Bumping rights” on commissions and other work (unless absolutely impossible)
Disciples of the Profane
$150 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Become an Apprentice of J. M. DeSantis.


Apprenticeship was not easy to come by, but for the select few who were taken in, a vast store of knowledge and power was made available to them, some say at considerable cost. 


Includes

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art  (digital & print)
  • Choice of any and all rewards in other tiers
  • Mentorship (see below)


MENTORSHIP INCLUDES: 

- I will mentor you in any of the areas of writing, art, encouragement in your creative endeavours, and/or how to create/maintain a schedule (I’m pretty good at that). I’ll even hold you accountable!

- Access to me during studio hours

- Ability to chat with me about various career (and non-career) related topics

- My agreement to offer feedback on your creative work

Goals
$43 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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ABOUT ME, MY WORK & THIS PATREON
Or In the Event That the Comic Was Not Enough for Your Inquisitive Mind

Who Are You?

My name is J. M. DeSantis, and I’m a writer and artist (Write-ist). 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 series, 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 endevours and connect with fans.

More specifically, I prefer writing and illustrating my own stories, 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 work toward removing the need for a second job (full-time teacher), continue to produce my work, grow my fan base, and grow as a writer and artist.


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 and trying earnestly to make each and every patron’s generous support worthwhile.


What’s in Your Patrons-Only 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, which includes behind-the-scenes access, news before I announce it on my blog or social media, and even exclusive information (unless I’m under contract not to speak about it). Best of all, all patrons at every level have access to the feed!


How Rewards Are Distributed

Digital rewards are released through this page (under the digital reward tag) as soon as they’re available and remain available for as long as you’re a patron (even previously released rewards are accessible). Printed materials, however, follow a slightly different system.

Patrons in the $15.00 and up tiers receive printed, signed copies of my self-published work (books, prints, etc). These rewards are mailed at the end of each quarter of the year in which they’re published, such as follows:

  • Quarter 1 (Jan – Mar): mailed in April
  • Quarter 2 (Apr – Jun): mailed in July
  • Quarter 3 (Jul – Sep): mailed in Oct
  • Quarter 4 (Oct – Dec): mailed in Jan (of the following year; though if I can get it out before the Holidays, I will)

Keep in mind, you qualify for a mailing even if you become a patron at these levels part of the way into a quarter (i.e. if you become a $30 patron in May, you still get the Quarter 2 mailing); however, cancelling before a quarter ends disqualifies you from that mailing.

Also, if for any reason nothing is released in a particular quarter, I'll create something exclusive!


Patron Reward "Stories"
or What’s with your Strange Reward Descriptions?
When developing my Patreon, I had the idea of adding artwork and flavour text to my reward descriptions. It’s something extra I thought would add some “texture” to the rewards (and I love texture, by the way, in my writing and art). And who knows? Perhaps I’ll develop something more from them...


Will You Hate Me 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

Rewards
The Hidden Ones
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Selfless & anonymous support. The "tip jar" (as it were).


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.)
The Vacuous Souls
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Basic level support. Early access.


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 (weekly)
  • Preview of Chadhiyana comics & stories (1st few pgs)
  • Chadhiyana # 0 & Gentleman Cthulhu annuals (digital)
The Gilded Aristocracy
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • Print, signed copies of Gentleman Cthulhu annuals (as released)
The Abyss Hunters
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • All printed self-published work (as released; mailed quarterly*)
The Inquisitors of Esoterica
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • All printed self-published work (as released; mailed quarterly*)
  • Access to story notes, drafts and sketches of past and current in-development projects
  • Birthday wish from one of J. M.'s characters (varies each year)
Scholars of the Arcane
$60 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Top-level support. More control.


These were the most motivated and curious, unflinching in their resolve to learn the deepest secrets of the Abyss. Though their obsessions are said to have led them to horrible revelations. Some say, however, the Scholars themselves felt they were handsomely rewarded for their mad pursuits.

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 (weekly)
  • Preview of all comics & stories (including Chadhiyana; 1st few pgs, unless limited by contract)
  • Access to all self-published books, comics & prints (digital)
  • All printed self-published work (as released; mailed quarterly*)
  •  Birthday wish from one of J. M.'s characters (varies each year) 
  • Access to story notes, drafts and sketches of past and current in-development projects
  • Ability to choose J. M.’s blog topics & Gentleman Cthulhu comic subjects and even (to some extent) what projects and in what order he takes them on
  • “Bumping rights” on commissions and other work (unless absolutely impossible)
Disciples of the Profane
$150 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Become an Apprentice of J. M. DeSantis.


Apprenticeship was not easy to come by, but for the select few who were taken in, a vast store of knowledge and power was made available to them, some say at considerable cost. 


Includes

  • Access Patreon feed
  • Unlock Tier Reward Art  (digital & print)
  • Choice of any and all rewards in other tiers
  • Mentorship (see below)


MENTORSHIP INCLUDES: 

- I will mentor you in any of the areas of writing, art, encouragement in your creative endeavours, and/or how to create/maintain a schedule (I’m pretty good at that). I’ll even hold you accountable!

- Access to me during studio hours

- Ability to chat with me about various career (and non-career) related topics

- My agreement to offer feedback on your creative work