Thom Hotka is creating webcomics
9
patrons
$25
per month
Hey there- I'm Thom Hotka. I have a belief that everyone has a story to tell, whether they describe themselves as creative or not. Some people might have many stories, but all of us have at least one. Nextuus: The Search for the Ocean Shard is my story.

I started this science fiction/adventure comic in December 2006 and, with the help of my co-writer and best friend Trey Petersen, it has surpassed 1000 pages and continues to update with 3 new pages each week. I write, illustrate, ink, color and letter the pages myself.

The story follows a group of treasure hunters on the planet of Nextuus who get themselves roped into a hunt for a mythical object of great power: The Ocean Shard. The only trouble is- they don't even think it's real. However, as adversaries trying to keep them from their prize reveal themselves and more weirdos get caught up in the journey, our treasure hunting heroes must admit that there's got to be something at the end of this trail their on.

I have always been proud to offer my comic online, for free (or, if readers prefer, for sale in print). The funds from this Patreon will help me pay for site hosting fees and the other nuts and bolts charges of operating a website, as well as potentially help fund trips to conventions and development of new Nextuus-themed merchandise.

Thanks for checking out my page, and I hope you enjoy reading my story.
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Supporters will gain access to any patron-exclusive content I post: sketches and inks of pages, sneak peeks at upcoming projects, and maybe some downloads of older comics!
Black & White Advocate
$5 or more per month only 1 left
Patrons who support at this level will get a monthly digital commission of a single black & white character of their choice!
Color Advocate
$10 or more per month only 1 left
Patrons who support at this level will get a monthly digital commission of a single flat color character of their choice!
Goals
$25 of $50 per month
Advertising and Merch level 1-
At an extra $30 a month (for a total of $50 per month) I will be able to pursue online advertising to reach new readers and will have funds available to produce small merchandise like stickers. Patrons will have the first opportunity to get these items upon their creation.
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Hey there- I'm Thom Hotka. I have a belief that everyone has a story to tell, whether they describe themselves as creative or not. Some people might have many stories, but all of us have at least one. Nextuus: The Search for the Ocean Shard is my story.

I started this science fiction/adventure comic in December 2006 and, with the help of my co-writer and best friend Trey Petersen, it has surpassed 1000 pages and continues to update with 3 new pages each week. I write, illustrate, ink, color and letter the pages myself.

The story follows a group of treasure hunters on the planet of Nextuus who get themselves roped into a hunt for a mythical object of great power: The Ocean Shard. The only trouble is- they don't even think it's real. However, as adversaries trying to keep them from their prize reveal themselves and more weirdos get caught up in the journey, our treasure hunting heroes must admit that there's got to be something at the end of this trail their on.

I have always been proud to offer my comic online, for free (or, if readers prefer, for sale in print). The funds from this Patreon will help me pay for site hosting fees and the other nuts and bolts charges of operating a website, as well as potentially help fund trips to conventions and development of new Nextuus-themed merchandise.

Thanks for checking out my page, and I hope you enjoy reading my story.

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Supporters will gain access to any patron-exclusive content I post: sketches and inks of pages, sneak peeks at upcoming projects, and maybe some downloads of older comics!
Black & White Advocate
$5 or more per month only 1 left
Patrons who support at this level will get a monthly digital commission of a single black & white character of their choice!
Color Advocate
$10 or more per month only 1 left
Patrons who support at this level will get a monthly digital commission of a single flat color character of their choice!