Nitrozac and Snaggy

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The Least You Can Do

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You will receive one dollar's worth of love and affection, per month, from the artists. That's 50 cents worth of appreciation from Nitrozac, and 50 cents worth from Snaggy! But listen up, if you act NOW, Nitrozac and Snaggy will give you a dollar's worth of appreciation each! That's two dollars worth of love and appreciation for just a dollar! You'll also get access to our regular Patron Activity Feed, featuring site news, webstore specials, and comic update posts... which you must admit, is an absolutely mind-blowing value!

The Cheap Cup of Coffee Level

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If you thought the one dollar level was impressive, you are going to love this next level! You will get access to our regular Patron Activity Feed, PLUS you will receive a special invitation to the wonderful and legendary Geek Culture Forums, which includes the spectacularly clandestine SuperFan Forum. Founded in 1998 and still a hidden gem of http-based social interaction, our Forums existed long before the onslaught of "social media" and will undoubtedly outlive them all!  Mu ha ha!!!!!
No, seriously, it's the home of some of the nicest geeks on this planet, and you won't be poked and prodded or Zucked, and you can stay wonderfully anonymous in an atmosphere of civility, honor, and silliness.

Oooo, the Latte Level!

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If you thought the three buck level was absolutely lovely, your brain is going to jump out of its skull with a party hat on for this next level. Besides knowing that your support really, really helps keep The Joy of Tech alive, you also get...
... a JoT mighty laminated personalized Fan Club Card, mailed to you! Yes, for the small sum of five bucks you will transform from an ordinary Homo sapien into a card-carrying member of an advanced race of comic art patrons. Be-dazzle and bewitch your friends and friends-soon-to-be by pulling out your card, and displaying to these ordinary and quite boring anthropoids your possession of such a wondrous and unique item, all the while soaking in the praise and basking in the resulting increased status!

  • access to our regular Activity Feed!
  • invitation to join the Geek Culture Forums!




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About Nitrozac and Snaggy

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Hello, we are Nitrozac and Snaggy, and in case you don't know us already, we make a comic called The Joy of Tech. We've been creating comics and content at since 1998, with over 2500 episodes of The Joy of Tech under our belts!

Over the years, we've made our living via licensing, merchandise, and advertising. We never liked having ads on our website, (I think we hate them more than anyone!), but they were a necessary evil that allowed us to continue our work. Not so much anymore in this age of ad blockers and native ads. Over the past year, there has been a collapse of display advertising as a revenue source for sites like ours, and many have shifted to clickbait models. We are not willing to subject our fans to native ads, sponsored posts, and all that other garbage that's sprouted up almost everywhere, so instead we are asking for your help. 

We are hoping that support from readers like you can help fill in the gap where advertising has fallen away. We hope it will enable us to continue to create our work and deliver it for free on the web to everyone. We're hoping it will enable us to eliminate advertising, and to pay some bills and update some of our decade-old hardware.

There's also a tendency for people to not visit regular websites anymore: they just stay on Facebook and image sites like Imgur and Instagram, places that don't generate us any income. A Patreon-supported comic would free us up from the constant need to get people to come to our website in order for us make a living. We could include the full comic in social media posts and in our RSS feed, and we wouldn't have to rely so much on actual website hits to put food on the table and juice in the computers.

Your support through Patreon will allow us to continue bringing much needed laughs to the tech industry. We’ve been there from the beginnings of the Internet, cheering on the Rise of the Geeks, as they have flourished and gone on to do amazing things. And we've also been there when there's been a need to call them to task on issues such as privacy, questions of morality, hypocrisy, or just plain stupidity. We feel there is still a need for our type of work, an independent voice that holds a mirror up to the tech world, to celebrate it, but also to occasionally rip it a new one.

The Internet has been good to us, and has allowed us to keep poking fun at the tech world and pop culture for over 15 years. We do hope you will support us now so that we can keep bringing everyone The Joy of Tech.

Thank you!

Nitrozac and Snaggy

(What's Patreon? Patreon is ongoing crowdfunding for creators. You pledge a dollar amount per month to support our work, and that enables us to keep making Joy of Tech comics for everybody. If you are new to how Patreon works, you can find a video about it here.) Note: Rewards of physical items and illustrations are delivered after your first contribution, which is the start of the next month.

$632.88 of $1,000 per month
This would be nice, we can pay some bills! Can we still do this full-time? We don't know, but if we reach this goal, we'll try to do more than 8 comics a month!
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