Nitrozac and Snaggy are creating The Joy of Tech
236

patrons

$796
per month




Have a minute? Here's more info!

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 GeekCulture.com 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.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
109 patrons
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!
Pledge $2.99 or more per month
56 patrons
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.
Pledge $4.99 or more per month
31 patrons
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!
Pledge $9.99 or more per month
16 patrons
If you thought the five buck level of support was inconceivably brilliant in its sheer genius, your brain is going to have to take a huge gulp of oxygenated blood in order to comprehend the astonishing explosion of value the $9.99 level gives you.
Besides all the great stuff we talked about previously, you will also get access to our Patreon Super Feed, which features unseen comics, early drafts of comics, doodles, behind the scene notes and alternate endings, Nitrozac's iPad sketches, hidden in-jokes that we like to hide in the comic, early uploads of the next comic if possible, and all kinds of other cool stuff! Plus with your Fan Club Card, you'll get a super cool and marvelously hip miniature mini button!

Pledge $24.99 or more per month
4 patrons
If you thought the previous level was absolutely amazeballs and beyond anything you ever dreamed you might witness in your life, you are going to gaze in silent disbelief and then burst out in a geek glee cry of pure excitement over this next level! You get all the great stuff we described previously...


PLUS, we'll also send you one of our amazing caps! Yes, your choice of an incredible Joy of Tech cap, or any one of the caps we sell in our webstore, or even a propeller beanie if you'd like! That is truly a head-spinning gesture!

PLUS, you'll receive tweets and shoutouts on our Twitter feed and Facebook page, and be all-round totally smothered in virtual affection.

  • access to our regular Activity Feed!
  • a laminated and personalised Fan Club card and a mini button!
  • access to our Patreon Super Feed, which features unseen comics, early drafts of comics, doodles, behind the scene notes and alternate endings, hidden in-jokes that we like to hide in the comic, and all kinds of other cool stuff!
Pledge $49 or more per month
0 patrons
I'm sure you're near-exhaustion from the spectacular splendor of all these rewards, but I'm sorry, we are just going to keep going! The 49.99 buck level features almost everything the previous levels offer, including the Fan Club card and the mini button, PLUS you will also get a signed print of your favorite comic!

Now if you don't want a print, or you'd like something else, perhaps a surprize package, just let us know and I'm sure we can fix you up with something nice!

PLUS, and this is the kicker... Nitrozac and Snaggy will send you a real birthday card to celebrate the incredible day that you were born! Wow!
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 of 12 patrons
OK, we've finally run out of superlatives to describe the unparalleled eye-popping value of this first-class level!  
Each month, yes you read that correctly... each month you stay at this level you will have your choice of the following...
Nitrozac will draw one of her incredible portraits of you or your loved one. Loved one can mean your spouse, your kid, your pet, Nicola Tesla, or perhaps your Tesla!
Or we will send you a special gift box, either a bunch of fun stuff, or perhaps a custom little Nitrozac painting, or a sketch from our sketchbooks, or a signed print of your favorite comic, or hmmm, who knows what's it going to be this month!
If you want to go skip one or more of these, say, skip the illustration and just get a surprise box, just ask. Your wish is our command since for this modest monetary sum you have essentially bought our souls. Plus, because we are softies, we will also send you a birthday card, if that tickles your fancy! (Note: if your shipping address is outside of the USA or Canada, please add $15 for shipping)

Pledge $195 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Corporate and Developer Special!
For one week of the month, we'll feature your mighty sponsorship on our Twitter feeds, on our Joy of Tech Facebook page, on G+, and in a post on our Geekculture.com homepage. That includes a promotional post from you, the awesome sponsor, that appears in our Joy of Tech RSS feed at the start of the one week, again in the Tuesday night update, and we also thank you in the Friday update! It's an incredible value, a great way to support our work and an incredible way to get your website, app, product, or service in front of our amazingly terrific audience of big hearted, big spending, big intelligence-possessing, tech-obsessed humans! (Want to do two weeks or three? Just sign up for one and contact us.)
Pledge $655 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Patreon Pro!
We feature your mighty sponsorship on our Twitter feeds, on our Joy of Tech Facebook page, on G+, and in a post on our Geekculture.com homepage for the entire month! That includes a promotional post from you, the mighty sponsor, that appears in our Joy of Tech RSS feed at the start of the week, again in the Tuesday night update, and we also thank you in the Friday update! So 12 posts in the RSS feed, PLUS you get a tastefully terrific link on our comic's page for the month. It's an incredible value, a great way to support our work, earn the love of our amazing fans, and to get your website, app, product, or service in front of our audience.
Pledge $7,000 or more per month
0 patrons
The CEO Special!
You're the head of a mighty corporation! And let's admit it, you get a humongous amount of schadenfreude pleasure when we ridicule and roast your enemies, and lampoon their companies and products!

Without our silly musings on your industry's corporate shenanigans, your existence would be just a dark and soulless money pit filled with fast cars, yachts, dream homes, and tropical islands. Face it, you love us and need us!!!!

What's that much Joy worth to you? Well, in 2012 the top 200 executives in the USA earned a median cash compensation of $5.3 million, with median stock and option grants of $9 million. So, how about you nonchalantly toss our way an hour's worth of your wages? And for that hour's worth of your money, you'll experience the invaluable and priceless satisfaction of knowing we continue to exist, bringing a bit of humor to this, at times, hellish and heartless industry!
Note: If you are one of those selfless CEOs who is working for just $1 a year, please send us the link to your Patreon page and we will be sure to chip in!

Heh, maybe Bill! But seriously, anyone signing up for this level is going to get something really, really, really nice for their office! 
Goals
$796 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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Have a minute? Here's more info!

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 GeekCulture.com 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.


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
109 patrons
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!
Pledge $2.99 or more per month
56 patrons
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.
Pledge $4.99 or more per month
31 patrons
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!
Pledge $9.99 or more per month
16 patrons
If you thought the five buck level of support was inconceivably brilliant in its sheer genius, your brain is going to have to take a huge gulp of oxygenated blood in order to comprehend the astonishing explosion of value the $9.99 level gives you.
Besides all the great stuff we talked about previously, you will also get access to our Patreon Super Feed, which features unseen comics, early drafts of comics, doodles, behind the scene notes and alternate endings, Nitrozac's iPad sketches, hidden in-jokes that we like to hide in the comic, early uploads of the next comic if possible, and all kinds of other cool stuff! Plus with your Fan Club Card, you'll get a super cool and marvelously hip miniature mini button!

Pledge $24.99 or more per month
4 patrons
If you thought the previous level was absolutely amazeballs and beyond anything you ever dreamed you might witness in your life, you are going to gaze in silent disbelief and then burst out in a geek glee cry of pure excitement over this next level! You get all the great stuff we described previously...


PLUS, we'll also send you one of our amazing caps! Yes, your choice of an incredible Joy of Tech cap, or any one of the caps we sell in our webstore, or even a propeller beanie if you'd like! That is truly a head-spinning gesture!

PLUS, you'll receive tweets and shoutouts on our Twitter feed and Facebook page, and be all-round totally smothered in virtual affection.

  • access to our regular Activity Feed!
  • a laminated and personalised Fan Club card and a mini button!
  • access to our Patreon Super Feed, which features unseen comics, early drafts of comics, doodles, behind the scene notes and alternate endings, hidden in-jokes that we like to hide in the comic, and all kinds of other cool stuff!
Pledge $49 or more per month
0 patrons
I'm sure you're near-exhaustion from the spectacular splendor of all these rewards, but I'm sorry, we are just going to keep going! The 49.99 buck level features almost everything the previous levels offer, including the Fan Club card and the mini button, PLUS you will also get a signed print of your favorite comic!

Now if you don't want a print, or you'd like something else, perhaps a surprize package, just let us know and I'm sure we can fix you up with something nice!

PLUS, and this is the kicker... Nitrozac and Snaggy will send you a real birthday card to celebrate the incredible day that you were born! Wow!
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 of 12 patrons
OK, we've finally run out of superlatives to describe the unparalleled eye-popping value of this first-class level!  
Each month, yes you read that correctly... each month you stay at this level you will have your choice of the following...
Nitrozac will draw one of her incredible portraits of you or your loved one. Loved one can mean your spouse, your kid, your pet, Nicola Tesla, or perhaps your Tesla!
Or we will send you a special gift box, either a bunch of fun stuff, or perhaps a custom little Nitrozac painting, or a sketch from our sketchbooks, or a signed print of your favorite comic, or hmmm, who knows what's it going to be this month!
If you want to go skip one or more of these, say, skip the illustration and just get a surprise box, just ask. Your wish is our command since for this modest monetary sum you have essentially bought our souls. Plus, because we are softies, we will also send you a birthday card, if that tickles your fancy! (Note: if your shipping address is outside of the USA or Canada, please add $15 for shipping)

Pledge $195 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Corporate and Developer Special!
For one week of the month, we'll feature your mighty sponsorship on our Twitter feeds, on our Joy of Tech Facebook page, on G+, and in a post on our Geekculture.com homepage. That includes a promotional post from you, the awesome sponsor, that appears in our Joy of Tech RSS feed at the start of the one week, again in the Tuesday night update, and we also thank you in the Friday update! It's an incredible value, a great way to support our work and an incredible way to get your website, app, product, or service in front of our amazingly terrific audience of big hearted, big spending, big intelligence-possessing, tech-obsessed humans! (Want to do two weeks or three? Just sign up for one and contact us.)
Pledge $655 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Patreon Pro!
We feature your mighty sponsorship on our Twitter feeds, on our Joy of Tech Facebook page, on G+, and in a post on our Geekculture.com homepage for the entire month! That includes a promotional post from you, the mighty sponsor, that appears in our Joy of Tech RSS feed at the start of the week, again in the Tuesday night update, and we also thank you in the Friday update! So 12 posts in the RSS feed, PLUS you get a tastefully terrific link on our comic's page for the month. It's an incredible value, a great way to support our work, earn the love of our amazing fans, and to get your website, app, product, or service in front of our audience.
Pledge $7,000 or more per month
0 patrons
The CEO Special!
You're the head of a mighty corporation! And let's admit it, you get a humongous amount of schadenfreude pleasure when we ridicule and roast your enemies, and lampoon their companies and products!

Without our silly musings on your industry's corporate shenanigans, your existence would be just a dark and soulless money pit filled with fast cars, yachts, dream homes, and tropical islands. Face it, you love us and need us!!!!

What's that much Joy worth to you? Well, in 2012 the top 200 executives in the USA earned a median cash compensation of $5.3 million, with median stock and option grants of $9 million. So, how about you nonchalantly toss our way an hour's worth of your wages? And for that hour's worth of your money, you'll experience the invaluable and priceless satisfaction of knowing we continue to exist, bringing a bit of humor to this, at times, hellish and heartless industry!
Note: If you are one of those selfless CEOs who is working for just $1 a year, please send us the link to your Patreon page and we will be sure to chip in!

Heh, maybe Bill! But seriously, anyone signing up for this level is going to get something really, really, really nice for their office!