MakingComics.com is creating Free Comic Education Resources
27

patrons

$46
per month





What is MakingComics.com?

  • Best comics education resources online, for free.
  • Gutter Talk podcast - Interviewing creators twice a month
  • Underdog Community for creators
  • Daily Comic Challenges - 20 Minutes or less - Daily & Free
  • Free Online, and continuously running, course "How To Make A Comic Book"
  • Community Outreach & Art Education Development 
    • Partners include: Worlds Alive!, High Tech High Graduate School of Education, CRASH After-School, & more

Why is it important?

  • Comics are a versatile, universal, medium
  • Celebrated around the world, growing diverse readership in US
  • Democratizing entry into comics creation
  • Fostering a community of learning and teaching 

What’s the money for?

  • MakingComics.com will always be free, but is currently a labor of love
  • Site maintenance, hosting all out-of-pocket
  • Passionate staff, but only so many hours they can volunteer
  • Patreon allows supporters to help MakingComics.com grow!
Tiers
Your Name On Our Patron Wall
$1 or more per month
At the $1 a month patron level we will name you on the "Making Comics Sponsors" page (http://www.makingcomics.com/sponsors/).
Digital Comic "PRISM"
$2 or more per month
In the winter of 2016 we published our first comic "PRISM" with the newly formed Graphic Novel Project at High Tech High Chula Vista - for a donation of $2 we will throw in a digital copy of "PRISM" in high definition!
Golden Ratio Workshop
$2 or more per month
Ever wondered why a page of comic art didn't feel as balanced as it could have? Well then this is the workshop for you! In less than two hours you will learn about how to compose your comic page using the rule of thirds.


MakingComics.com is delighted to offer this workshop for free* to the world as a part of the Gutter Talk ComicFuel Podcast series. Thanks to Bizhan Khodabendeh for helping us offer this amazing online workshop.


*Please consider making a small donation to help ensure MakingComics.com can continue to offer free resources like this one.


Workshop Download Includes:


  • 11 x 17 Comic Page Templates (Multiple File Formats)
  • 8.5 x 11 Comic Page Templates (Multiple File Formats)
  • Bizhan's original article: "Panel Layout: The Golden Ratio"
  • Podcast Walkthrough of the Workshop (Enhanced w/ Chapters)
  • High Definition Photos For Each Step
  • Workshop Script
  • GIMP Comic Book Coloring Tutorial
  • Patrick Yurick's Comic Lettering Adobe Illustrator Template
Get A Question On Gutter Talk
$5 or more per month only 10 left
For $5 of patronage per month you can call-in (i.e. send us an email with an .mp3 at [email protected]) with a question to be answered on a Gutter Talk episode. As a new segment to the Gutter Talk podcast, your answers will be included (at Adam & Patrick's discretion).
2 minute Spotlight on Gutter Talk
$20 or more per month only 7 left
Another new feature to Gutter Talk will be airing a spotlight, or two, each episode where a creator can call in and tell Adam about their comic project, art project, or webcomic. These 2 minute long segments about YOUR work are first come/first serve, cannot be overtly graphic in any way (this is an all-ages show after all), and will be aired at the Adam and Patrick's discretion.
"You + A Creature" Custom Art Commission
$200 or more per month only 12 left
For a one-time $200 dollar donation to MakingComics.com our leader, Patrick Yurick (patrickyurick.com), will draw you (or a person of your choosing) in a custom illustration doing one action (SFW) with a dinosaur, or mythical creature, of your choosing. 


Limit 12 per year. Scheduled starting 10/1 with one piece of art generated once per month (some exceptions may apply). First come first serve.

Goals
$46 of $100 per month
At $100 a month we can continue to fund the basic operations of MakingComics.com as well as continue to publish the Daily Challenge newsletter. The Daily Comic Challenge newsletter sends 700+ emails a day with 20 minute comic challenges. Add that to our growing newsletter list and the Mailchimp costs are just going up and up. At $100 a month we can make sure all costs are covered so that the challenge can go out every day, to whomever wants it, for free.
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What is MakingComics.com?

  • Best comics education resources online, for free.
  • Gutter Talk podcast - Interviewing creators twice a month
  • Underdog Community for creators
  • Daily Comic Challenges - 20 Minutes or less - Daily & Free
  • Free Online, and continuously running, course "How To Make A Comic Book"
  • Community Outreach & Art Education Development 
    • Partners include: Worlds Alive!, High Tech High Graduate School of Education, CRASH After-School, & more

Why is it important?

  • Comics are a versatile, universal, medium
  • Celebrated around the world, growing diverse readership in US
  • Democratizing entry into comics creation
  • Fostering a community of learning and teaching 

What’s the money for?

  • MakingComics.com will always be free, but is currently a labor of love
  • Site maintenance, hosting all out-of-pocket
  • Passionate staff, but only so many hours they can volunteer
  • Patreon allows supporters to help MakingComics.com grow!

Recent posts by MakingComics.com

Tiers
Your Name On Our Patron Wall
$1 or more per month
At the $1 a month patron level we will name you on the "Making Comics Sponsors" page (http://www.makingcomics.com/sponsors/).
Digital Comic "PRISM"
$2 or more per month
In the winter of 2016 we published our first comic "PRISM" with the newly formed Graphic Novel Project at High Tech High Chula Vista - for a donation of $2 we will throw in a digital copy of "PRISM" in high definition!
Golden Ratio Workshop
$2 or more per month
Ever wondered why a page of comic art didn't feel as balanced as it could have? Well then this is the workshop for you! In less than two hours you will learn about how to compose your comic page using the rule of thirds.


MakingComics.com is delighted to offer this workshop for free* to the world as a part of the Gutter Talk ComicFuel Podcast series. Thanks to Bizhan Khodabendeh for helping us offer this amazing online workshop.


*Please consider making a small donation to help ensure MakingComics.com can continue to offer free resources like this one.


Workshop Download Includes:


  • 11 x 17 Comic Page Templates (Multiple File Formats)
  • 8.5 x 11 Comic Page Templates (Multiple File Formats)
  • Bizhan's original article: "Panel Layout: The Golden Ratio"
  • Podcast Walkthrough of the Workshop (Enhanced w/ Chapters)
  • High Definition Photos For Each Step
  • Workshop Script
  • GIMP Comic Book Coloring Tutorial
  • Patrick Yurick's Comic Lettering Adobe Illustrator Template
Get A Question On Gutter Talk
$5 or more per month only 10 left
For $5 of patronage per month you can call-in (i.e. send us an email with an .mp3 at [email protected]) with a question to be answered on a Gutter Talk episode. As a new segment to the Gutter Talk podcast, your answers will be included (at Adam & Patrick's discretion).
2 minute Spotlight on Gutter Talk
$20 or more per month only 7 left
Another new feature to Gutter Talk will be airing a spotlight, or two, each episode where a creator can call in and tell Adam about their comic project, art project, or webcomic. These 2 minute long segments about YOUR work are first come/first serve, cannot be overtly graphic in any way (this is an all-ages show after all), and will be aired at the Adam and Patrick's discretion.
"You + A Creature" Custom Art Commission
$200 or more per month only 12 left
For a one-time $200 dollar donation to MakingComics.com our leader, Patrick Yurick (patrickyurick.com), will draw you (or a person of your choosing) in a custom illustration doing one action (SFW) with a dinosaur, or mythical creature, of your choosing. 


Limit 12 per year. Scheduled starting 10/1 with one piece of art generated once per month (some exceptions may apply). First come first serve.