Kristian Nygård is creating Optipess comics
75

patrons

$189
per month
Hi, my name is Kristian, and I’ve been making the webcomic Optipess since 2007 - and the comics have been published online since 2008. It’s a comic which is sometimes sad, sometimes silly but hopefully always honest. My comics are usually about most things in-between romance and Cthulhu - but apparently not romance AND Cthulhu - hm well, not yet anyway.

Over the years Optipess has occasionally been printed in various publications here in Norway and this has usually been my main source of making money of my comics. Unfortunately print work has dried up this year, so I’ve started to look elsewhere for income sources. Ad revenue on my website fluctuates wildly over a year, but in the end ad income covers my annual hosting fees but not much else. But this is where Patreon comes in!

Patreon lets you become a patron of the arts by contributing financially to the artists you love so that they can continue doing what they love to do. These artists will in turn probably love YOU. This is how it works: you choose a monthly pledge level below and get cool stuff - which enables me to continue making comics! Note that the comics on my site will always be free, so you’re not at all required to give me anything at all. Just know that I would be forever grateful if you did. Thank you!

Here are some samples of my comics. Check out the rewards below!

"Horror of the Sea"


"Dressing Up"

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
52 patrons
You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Oh, and you get secret access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
Pledge $3 or more per month
15 patrons
Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
At this level you will get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish. (I'll post these at least once a week.)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comics today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
Each month you pledge $10 I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday!

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Oh wow! I will buy you a beer if we ever meet or bump into each other - perhaps possibly because you're stalking me? Anyway, let me know if you're in the Drammen/Oslo area of Norway and we'll hang out and talk about comics, movies, music or Game of Thrones. (These are pretty much the only topics I know anything about.)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
  • I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday!
Hi, my name is Kristian, and I’ve been making the webcomic Optipess since 2007 - and the comics have been published online since 2008. It’s a comic which is sometimes sad, sometimes silly but hopefully always honest. My comics are usually about most things in-between romance and Cthulhu - but apparently not romance AND Cthulhu - hm well, not yet anyway.

Over the years Optipess has occasionally been printed in various publications here in Norway and this has usually been my main source of making money of my comics. Unfortunately print work has dried up this year, so I’ve started to look elsewhere for income sources. Ad revenue on my website fluctuates wildly over a year, but in the end ad income covers my annual hosting fees but not much else. But this is where Patreon comes in!

Patreon lets you become a patron of the arts by contributing financially to the artists you love so that they can continue doing what they love to do. These artists will in turn probably love YOU. This is how it works: you choose a monthly pledge level below and get cool stuff - which enables me to continue making comics! Note that the comics on my site will always be free, so you’re not at all required to give me anything at all. Just know that I would be forever grateful if you did. Thank you!

Here are some samples of my comics. Check out the rewards below!

"Horror of the Sea"


"Dressing Up"

Recent posts by Kristian Nygård

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
52 patrons
You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Oh, and you get secret access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
Pledge $3 or more per month
15 patrons
Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
At this level you will get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish. (I'll post these at least once a week.)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comics today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
Each month you pledge $10 I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday!

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Oh wow! I will buy you a beer if we ever meet or bump into each other - perhaps possibly because you're stalking me? Anyway, let me know if you're in the Drammen/Oslo area of Norway and we'll hang out and talk about comics, movies, music or Game of Thrones. (These are pretty much the only topics I know anything about.)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
  • I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday!