David Malki !is creating Wondermark comic strips
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I’ve made you smile once or twice. A light moment in a tough world. If we ever meet, we will greet each other cordially.
At this tier, you get access to my text & video posts, including special preview access to merchandise with exclusive Patreon discounts—and, you’re marked as a patron on Discord!
We like to hear the sound of each other’s voice. At this tier, you get access to “Malki on the Mark”, our behind-the-scenes podcast (a Patreon exclusive), which you can download to your favorite podcast app!
Plus, you get everything the $2 tier gets!
It's important to you to support the things you like! If we ever meet, we will fist bump, and maybe do the explodey thing afterward??
At this tier, you get everything the lower tiers get, PLUS:
• You get access to READER PARTICIPATION posts, in which you can contribute CHALLENGE LINES that I’ll try and figure out how to work into future comics!
I’ve also made videos, creature portraits, and inflammatory book covers. I have been known to interrogate my cat.
I am primarily a cartoonist and a designer, and I like making fun things for nice people to enjoy. There is plenty of stuff out there already for jerks, so I figure this can be my "niche"????
For years, Wondermark was mainly supported by products that I’d make for people to buy. I still make products, but I also recognize that not everyone wants more physical goods in their life, or lives in a place where it’s economical to have stuff shipped to from the US.
If you just want to drop something in the Wondermark tip jar (and become a certified Friend of Wondermark in the process), you can do that here.
But if you’d like to get a stream of exclusive behind-the-scenes Wondermark content from me, then welcome to Patreon!
I’ve very grateful for patrons; the income helps me not just feed my family and all that boring stuff, but also goes toward special projects that’ll make the Wondermark experience better – for example, right now I’m allocating funds for building out a new mobile-friendly Wondermark website, with long-awaited new features such as comic dialogue search and larger comic images.
The bottom line is, patron contributions buy me time to work on more comics. Patrons subsidize the making of free comics for everyone to enjoy.Now that I have a kid, my time for comics and other freelance work has become more limited (not to mention the kid expects me to buy him, like, diapers or whatever???). The less freelance work I have to take on, the more time that I do have can be dedicated to making comics.
Wondermark comics will always be free – but I do provide special benefits for patrons. If you become a patron, here’s a short list of what you’ll get for your pledge:
$2 pledge and above:⇨ Patron-only blog : I post about lots of stuff – bonus Wondermark comics; sneak peaks at projects I’m working on; behind-the-scenes info on design and process; special advance access to and discounts on new merch; and free downloads of various things (such as print-at-home Wondermark greeting cards).
⇨ Discord forum : Feel free to join me and other readers in this low-key and friendly chatroom. The forum is open to the public – but your user icon will be marked as a patron!
⇨ 2 Minutes to Wondermark : These are short, 2-minute timelapse videos (with commentary added!) of me making individual Wondermark comics. These videos are just for Patreon!
⇨ Archive Dive : Essay-length posts that dig into the backstory behind (and surprising thematic connections between) various individual comics from the 15+ year history of Wondermark.
⇨ Magazine Time Machine : Livestreams of me reading and sharing strange stuff from the vintage books and magazines I find Wondermark images in. I announce each stream in advance so you can watch live if you like; the streams are archived for later viewing, too.
⇨ From the Roll-a-Sketch Vault : Showcasing (with commentary) some of my favorite Roll-a-Sketch creature drawings that I drew at conventions, but have never before shared in the Wondermark blog.