Steve Troop is creating Melonpool
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$52
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I'm Steve Troop and I created Melonpool in 1978. That's not a typo. I've been drawing this little spaceman since I was six years old. My comic strip has appeared in four school papers (1984-1998), a four-issue comic book series in 1996 and as a (mostly) daily webcomic from 1996-2005. This last run produced 14 books, all available through my website.

Melonpool is the story of the crew of the "Steel Duck," a giant-hamster powered spaceship commanded by a sci-fi addicted captain as he explores the galaxy with his crew consisting of a hyper-intelligent dog, a mad scientist and the mad scientist's "evil" clone (who's actually a nice guy).

In 2014, I rebooted the strip, which runs daily at melonpool.com. There are multiple perks to supporting me through Patreon, including access to Melonpool works that are no longer online (or never were). It also puts food on my table and keeps my dog happy.

Thanks for your support!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
You’re the Temperamental Engine!
Pledges of any amount get access to the two monthly bonus strips and wallpaper -- as well as my eternal thanks!
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
You’re the Captain!
You’ll get access to Patreon-only sketches and sneak peeks of upcoming projects — comics, puppets or whatever I’m working on! Plus, I’ll post commentary on the current day’s strip!  Of course, you also get all of the perks of a $1 pledge!
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
You Fly the “Steel Duck!”
All the stuff from $5, plus access to all the strips from the original run of Melonpool —that’s 2,162 strips that may or may not have anything to do with the current continuity!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You’re a Coffee-Addicted Genius!
All stuff from $10, plus you also get access to one PDF or epub file of one of the following Melonpool ebooks (one per month). Here are the current books available:
The Ultimate Melonpool Vol. 1-6 — six volumes covering the strips that ran from 1996-2005, with annotations
Old School Melonpool Vol. 1-7 — seven volumes covering the strips that ran from 1996-2012 without annotations
The Melonpool Chronicles: Revisited — The 1996 four-part comic book
Melonpool Re-Ducks Vol.1 (color edition) —The first 240 strips from the reboot
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
You’re the Good Clone!
In addition to everything in the $20 level, you also get PDFs or epub files to two ebooks a month. Want a daily comic original? Just stay at this level for three months and any available Daily Original is yours! Or, stay for five months and get an available Sunday original -- shipped anywhere in the US or Canada for free!
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$52 of $250 per month
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I'm Steve Troop and I created Melonpool in 1978. That's not a typo. I've been drawing this little spaceman since I was six years old. My comic strip has appeared in four school papers (1984-1998), a four-issue comic book series in 1996 and as a (mostly) daily webcomic from 1996-2005. This last run produced 14 books, all available through my website.

Melonpool is the story of the crew of the "Steel Duck," a giant-hamster powered spaceship commanded by a sci-fi addicted captain as he explores the galaxy with his crew consisting of a hyper-intelligent dog, a mad scientist and the mad scientist's "evil" clone (who's actually a nice guy).

In 2014, I rebooted the strip, which runs daily at melonpool.com. There are multiple perks to supporting me through Patreon, including access to Melonpool works that are no longer online (or never were). It also puts food on my table and keeps my dog happy.

Thanks for your support!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
You’re the Temperamental Engine!
Pledges of any amount get access to the two monthly bonus strips and wallpaper -- as well as my eternal thanks!
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
You’re the Captain!
You’ll get access to Patreon-only sketches and sneak peeks of upcoming projects — comics, puppets or whatever I’m working on! Plus, I’ll post commentary on the current day’s strip!  Of course, you also get all of the perks of a $1 pledge!
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
You Fly the “Steel Duck!”
All the stuff from $5, plus access to all the strips from the original run of Melonpool —that’s 2,162 strips that may or may not have anything to do with the current continuity!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You’re a Coffee-Addicted Genius!
All stuff from $10, plus you also get access to one PDF or epub file of one of the following Melonpool ebooks (one per month). Here are the current books available:
The Ultimate Melonpool Vol. 1-6 — six volumes covering the strips that ran from 1996-2005, with annotations
Old School Melonpool Vol. 1-7 — seven volumes covering the strips that ran from 1996-2012 without annotations
The Melonpool Chronicles: Revisited — The 1996 four-part comic book
Melonpool Re-Ducks Vol.1 (color edition) —The first 240 strips from the reboot
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
You’re the Good Clone!
In addition to everything in the $20 level, you also get PDFs or epub files to two ebooks a month. Want a daily comic original? Just stay at this level for three months and any available Daily Original is yours! Or, stay for five months and get an available Sunday original -- shipped anywhere in the US or Canada for free!