Neal Bailey is creating a digital comic, The Domain, with artist Dexter Wee
41

patrons

$235
per month
THE WHY

Neal Bailey (that's me) and Dexter Wee have been collaborating for almost a decade. In that time, we created and released to the public Cura Te Ipsum, an eight hundred forty-seven page story about a man who saves his own life across the multiverse. It was a labor of love. I paid for all the art, at a loss. Dex worked his tail off. The end result was a comic both were incredibly proud of, but which was deeply in the red, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

The Domain, our next comic, takes our collaboration in a new, ambitious direction. Cura Te Ipsum was black and white. The Domain will be color. Cura Te Ipsum was written for the trade. The Domain will be written by the issue, and released as issues. Cura Te Ipsum was set largely on earth. The Domain is a sweeping space epic. Cura Te Ipsum was written to learn what we could try. The Domain will be two longstanding collaborators showing what they can do.

We are asking you to help us make The Domain. Instead of relying on Kickstarters, as we did for Cura, we will instead treat Patreon as a subscription service/purchase point for our issues. For three dollars a month, you get it all. Regular interaction with the creators. Works in progress. Commentaries. We will sell our book to the general public in order to continue to make the book, but we will give it to our patrons three full months before we offer it to anyone else.

We estimate the book will be bimonthly. We hope to increase that speed, but in order to do so, we'll need the budget to make it happen. We will update constantly as to when the book will be ready, and how things are going. Unlike solicits and shops, you will be involved in the process, and see it as it unfolds. We will also post a monthly ledger, to help you see how our goal, which is simply to break even, progresses. It will also help us find a way to monthly, ideally.

As we evolve, we seek your input and requests. We want you to love this book like we do. Here are our tiers:

$1 A MONTH
For just a buck a month, you'll not only get our thanks, you'll also get access to our blog with updates and news, and any sketches we post about the comic.

$3 A MONTH
At the three dollar pledge, you get The Domain as it comes out bimonthly, three months before anyone else, and all previous rewards.

$5 A MONTH
At five dollars a month, you will cameo at least once in The Domain, and get all previous rewards.

$10 A MONTH
At ten dollars a month, you will be a character appearing multiple times that we will arrange with you, and you will receive all previous rewards.

$20 A MONTH
At twenty dollars a month, you get access to pages as they are finished. Watch the process unfold! Because you are literally funding the comic at this level, you get the access a publisher would. Includes all previous rewards.
Tiers
SKETCHES/BLOG and OUR THANKS
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Our thanks and access to the blog/sketches, where we will detail what we're doing, communicate the schedule, and share our process toward breaking even.
DOMAIN ISSUES
$3 or more per month 14 patrons
You will receive The Domain a full three months before the general public, along with access to all previous tiers.
DOMAIN ISSUES AND A CAMEO
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You will receive The Domain a full three months before the general public, and you or the person of your choice will also cameo at least once in The Domain, along with access to all previous tiers.
DOMAIN ISSUES, ONGOING ROLE, AND SKETCHES
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You will receive The Domain a full three months before the general public, and you or the person of your choice will be a character that will appear multiple times. You will also get sketches every three to six months from Dexter Wee, and access to all previous tiers.
PAGES AS THEY COME IN
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
You don't get closer to the process than this. Get access to pages as they are finished. Watch the process unfold! Because you are literally funding the comic at this level, you get the access a publisher would. Includes all previous rewards.
Goals
$235 of $400 per month
The Domain breaks even and can continue indefinitely barring death or apocalypse.
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THE WHY

Neal Bailey (that's me) and Dexter Wee have been collaborating for almost a decade. In that time, we created and released to the public Cura Te Ipsum, an eight hundred forty-seven page story about a man who saves his own life across the multiverse. It was a labor of love. I paid for all the art, at a loss. Dex worked his tail off. The end result was a comic both were incredibly proud of, but which was deeply in the red, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

The Domain, our next comic, takes our collaboration in a new, ambitious direction. Cura Te Ipsum was black and white. The Domain will be color. Cura Te Ipsum was written for the trade. The Domain will be written by the issue, and released as issues. Cura Te Ipsum was set largely on earth. The Domain is a sweeping space epic. Cura Te Ipsum was written to learn what we could try. The Domain will be two longstanding collaborators showing what they can do.

We are asking you to help us make The Domain. Instead of relying on Kickstarters, as we did for Cura, we will instead treat Patreon as a subscription service/purchase point for our issues. For three dollars a month, you get it all. Regular interaction with the creators. Works in progress. Commentaries. We will sell our book to the general public in order to continue to make the book, but we will give it to our patrons three full months before we offer it to anyone else.

We estimate the book will be bimonthly. We hope to increase that speed, but in order to do so, we'll need the budget to make it happen. We will update constantly as to when the book will be ready, and how things are going. Unlike solicits and shops, you will be involved in the process, and see it as it unfolds. We will also post a monthly ledger, to help you see how our goal, which is simply to break even, progresses. It will also help us find a way to monthly, ideally.

As we evolve, we seek your input and requests. We want you to love this book like we do. Here are our tiers:

$1 A MONTH
For just a buck a month, you'll not only get our thanks, you'll also get access to our blog with updates and news, and any sketches we post about the comic.

$3 A MONTH
At the three dollar pledge, you get The Domain as it comes out bimonthly, three months before anyone else, and all previous rewards.

$5 A MONTH
At five dollars a month, you will cameo at least once in The Domain, and get all previous rewards.

$10 A MONTH
At ten dollars a month, you will be a character appearing multiple times that we will arrange with you, and you will receive all previous rewards.

$20 A MONTH
At twenty dollars a month, you get access to pages as they are finished. Watch the process unfold! Because you are literally funding the comic at this level, you get the access a publisher would. Includes all previous rewards.

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Tiers
SKETCHES/BLOG and OUR THANKS
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Our thanks and access to the blog/sketches, where we will detail what we're doing, communicate the schedule, and share our process toward breaking even.
DOMAIN ISSUES
$3 or more per month 14 patrons
You will receive The Domain a full three months before the general public, along with access to all previous tiers.
DOMAIN ISSUES AND A CAMEO
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You will receive The Domain a full three months before the general public, and you or the person of your choice will also cameo at least once in The Domain, along with access to all previous tiers.
DOMAIN ISSUES, ONGOING ROLE, AND SKETCHES
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You will receive The Domain a full three months before the general public, and you or the person of your choice will be a character that will appear multiple times. You will also get sketches every three to six months from Dexter Wee, and access to all previous tiers.
PAGES AS THEY COME IN
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
You don't get closer to the process than this. Get access to pages as they are finished. Watch the process unfold! Because you are literally funding the comic at this level, you get the access a publisher would. Includes all previous rewards.