Mike Wytrykus is creating Comics
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Grimstone is a comic strip that I have been writing and drawing on-and-off since the year 2000. It has always been an experiment to see what does and does not work in online comics, from both a creative and technical standpoint. The next step in that experiment is Patreon.

The time of free Internet content subsidized by online advertising is coming to an end. A new age is beginning, one where creators are supported through crowd-funding and are directly compensated by their fans in exchange for rewards and bonus content.

While I have been considering, even planning, to make the bulk of Grimstone's archive a patron-only reward, I've ultimately decided against it. Grimstone will remain free to read for everyone, from the oldest strips in the archive to the newest comics shared across social media. These new comics will be available at the Grimstone website as well as platforms like TumblrInstagram, and Webtoons. I only ask that if you enjoy reading Grimstone you consider pledging to this Patreon to help me continue making comics.

Patrons at all reward levels will have early access to new comics published right here on Patreon before they appear anywhere else. You'll also receive exclusive content in the Patreon activity feed. Higher reward tiers unlock additional content including deluxe bonus comics, drawings from my sketchbook, and digital downloads of comic book issues and collections. Exactly how much new content I publish will be determined by the goals I've set up. The more patrons I receive, the more comics I will create.

Be sure to read the free comics on the website, and please contribute to my Patreon if you like what you see and want more Grimstone in your life. With your help, perhaps I can finally earn a living from creating Grimstone comics full time.

About the Comic
The town of Grimstone is home to many monsters, ghosts, and creatures of the night. One such monster is Ribcage, a skeleton who makes his "living" appearing in horror movies. His career has taken a turn for the worse and it has become increasingly harder for him to get work. Nevertheless, Ribcage is determined to do whatever it takes to become a star again, even if it kills him - again! Come and take a look at life through the eyes of a dead man.

About the Creator
Mike Wytrykus is a cartoonist and animation writer. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago where he studied animation production and directed the award-winning animated short film Play Date. Mike is also the artist & writer of the online comic strip Grimstone, which he has been creating since 2000. Mike is a movie & comic book geek, tabletop gamer, computer nerd, Star Wars & Doctor Who fanatic, and proud Ravenclaw.
Tiers
Hunchbacked Assistant
$2 or more per month

What You Get

  • Early access to brand new comic strips before they are posted anywhere else online 
  • Patreon exclusive activity feed featuring behind the scenes content and insight into my creative process


Grim Grinning Ghost
$5 or more per month

What You Get:

  • Patreon exclusive deluxe bonus comic strips
  • Early access to brand new comic strips before they are posted anywhere else online 
  • Patreon exclusive activity feed featuring behind the scenes content and insight into my creative process
Vampire Count
$10 or more per month

What You Get

  • DRM-free digital downloads of the Grimstone comic book series, collecting complete storylines from the  archives
  • Patreon exclusive deluxe bonus comic strips 
  • Early access to brand new comic strips before they are posted anywhere else online 
  • Patreon exclusive activity feed featuring behind the scenes content and insight into my creative process, including my creator’s sketchbook
Goals
$0 of $300 per month
Current update schedule:
  • One new comic strip every week
Goal Unlocks:
  • New update schedule – two new comic strips every week
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Grimstone is a comic strip that I have been writing and drawing on-and-off since the year 2000. It has always been an experiment to see what does and does not work in online comics, from both a creative and technical standpoint. The next step in that experiment is Patreon.

The time of free Internet content subsidized by online advertising is coming to an end. A new age is beginning, one where creators are supported through crowd-funding and are directly compensated by their fans in exchange for rewards and bonus content.

While I have been considering, even planning, to make the bulk of Grimstone's archive a patron-only reward, I've ultimately decided against it. Grimstone will remain free to read for everyone, from the oldest strips in the archive to the newest comics shared across social media. These new comics will be available at the Grimstone website as well as platforms like TumblrInstagram, and Webtoons. I only ask that if you enjoy reading Grimstone you consider pledging to this Patreon to help me continue making comics.

Patrons at all reward levels will have early access to new comics published right here on Patreon before they appear anywhere else. You'll also receive exclusive content in the Patreon activity feed. Higher reward tiers unlock additional content including deluxe bonus comics, drawings from my sketchbook, and digital downloads of comic book issues and collections. Exactly how much new content I publish will be determined by the goals I've set up. The more patrons I receive, the more comics I will create.

Be sure to read the free comics on the website, and please contribute to my Patreon if you like what you see and want more Grimstone in your life. With your help, perhaps I can finally earn a living from creating Grimstone comics full time.

About the Comic
The town of Grimstone is home to many monsters, ghosts, and creatures of the night. One such monster is Ribcage, a skeleton who makes his "living" appearing in horror movies. His career has taken a turn for the worse and it has become increasingly harder for him to get work. Nevertheless, Ribcage is determined to do whatever it takes to become a star again, even if it kills him - again! Come and take a look at life through the eyes of a dead man.

About the Creator
Mike Wytrykus is a cartoonist and animation writer. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago where he studied animation production and directed the award-winning animated short film Play Date. Mike is also the artist & writer of the online comic strip Grimstone, which he has been creating since 2000. Mike is a movie & comic book geek, tabletop gamer, computer nerd, Star Wars & Doctor Who fanatic, and proud Ravenclaw.

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Tiers
Hunchbacked Assistant
$2 or more per month

What You Get

  • Early access to brand new comic strips before they are posted anywhere else online 
  • Patreon exclusive activity feed featuring behind the scenes content and insight into my creative process


Grim Grinning Ghost
$5 or more per month

What You Get:

  • Patreon exclusive deluxe bonus comic strips
  • Early access to brand new comic strips before they are posted anywhere else online 
  • Patreon exclusive activity feed featuring behind the scenes content and insight into my creative process
Vampire Count
$10 or more per month

What You Get

  • DRM-free digital downloads of the Grimstone comic book series, collecting complete storylines from the  archives
  • Patreon exclusive deluxe bonus comic strips 
  • Early access to brand new comic strips before they are posted anywhere else online 
  • Patreon exclusive activity feed featuring behind the scenes content and insight into my creative process, including my creator’s sketchbook