Shad and Jenya Engkilterra are creating stories, photos, penguin related items and more.
5

patrons

$27
per month
I'm a writer. People have gotten gifts for me based on this part of my identity. People have gotten mad enough at something I have written to unfriend on Facebook. (That may not seem like a hard thing to do, but this was before politics got out of hand.) But I'm not just a writer. I am also a Disney fan, a movie enthusiast, a comic con lover and a whole lot more. However, in my work life, I write things. Up until recently, it has been just enough to cover the bills as long as I was in school or had someone's (figurative) couch to stay on. (Thanks, mom and Sherm!) What changed?

I'm a husband. My wife is a doctor in Russia. They don't make the same salary as doctors in the U.S. Plus, her identity as a doctor of pharmacology is only a part of who she is. She is also an awesome penguin maker. Seriously, check out these stuffed penguins. They are soft, cuddly and unique. Everyone of the penguins has his or her own name and personality. The problem is that even if she weren't working 3 jobs(!), she wouldn't be able to create and sell enough penguins in a month to make ends meet. At a penguin a day, it just isn't mathematically feasible for us to rely on stuffed penguins alone for income, no matter how much she loves to make them.

That's where you come in. As a patron, you will be allowing me to write things other than SEO articles about roofs, and you will be allowing my wife to expand her penguin making empire. Both of us will be able to work together to develop and implement new ideas, and you will be at the forefront of the frontier. Our ability to make games, animations and books while exploring other creative endeavors will dramatically increase, and you will be the cause of that increase.

What Do You Get?
Warm Fuzzies! You get to say you're a patron of the arts! But seriously, it depends on what you pledge. For $1, you get to join a community of people who are interested in becoming more creative, and despite everything else written here, the idea behind this Patreon is to help everyone become more creative. There will be tips for you to get more creative.

Every month, patrons will get access to the penguinate newsletter that shows all of the things we have published over the last month. When we hit our goals, you will get to vote on the category of exclusive content you want to see. Then, of course, it depends on your chosen funding level. Check out the side panel to see what you get at your desired option.

You are in control of your patronage. Patreon charges you at the beginning of each month, and you choose how long you would like to continue supporting us.

THANK YOU!
Thank you for taking the time to consider our Patreon campaign. We hope you read something you like. 

We know that we aren't the only artists out there who would be more effective at creating if it weren't for the realities of money. When you become a patron of any artist, you support work that could be on the level of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo or Raphael (not the Ninja Turtles). If we aren't the right style of artists for you to support or if you aren't in a position to contribute, please consider following @shadexaminer on Twitter and subscribing to my YouTube page. That will help tremendously, especially if you watch the videos and read what I have written thus far at penguinate.com or penguin8.com. Then check out the other artists here who could use some help. Your funding can make a huge difference in making the world a better, more creative place.
Tiers
Eggcellent
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for being eggcellent! Your vote of confidence & dollar make our creations better.
We hope you like what you see here!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Patron-only polls
  • Great big "Thanks!"
  • Your name in the Acknowledgements section of the next book I write.
  • Your name on 3 thank you pages at penguinate.compenguin8.com and DisneylandIsCreativity.com
  • Thanks at the end of YouTube videos
  • $1 off for every $10 you spend at our booth at Salem Holiday Market: Dec. 7 - 9, 2018.
Incubator
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
An egg needs to be incubated in order to hatch. Thanks for helping us hatch our ideas!
  • Get one question answered per year! Pick a topic, any topic, and I will do my best to find out the answer.
  • Plus all previous rewards
No small feat
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Baby penguins huddle by the feet of their parents to stay warm. The parents take turns providing the baby with shelter.
  • One drawing per year of a penguin extending the wing of gratitude. Digitally delivered. Every year the drawing will be different.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Group Hugger Penguinator
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Did you know penguin chicks snuggle together to keep warm when they get older? Thanks for helping us keep warm.
  • A postcard from wherever we happen to be, or maybe one from our penguin collection. Every month! Great for stamp collectors! Or postcard collectors!
  • Get our book Disneyland Is Creativity!
  • Your name with thanks in the footer at penguinate.com and penguin8.com
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fine feathered friend Penguinator
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Baby penguins lose their baby feathers and become adults.
  • One digital hi-res image from Jenya's photo collection
  • A book a month: either my new release or one from an indie author I've enjoyed.
  • Plus all previous rewards
On the Ice Flow Penguinator
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Rookery Royalty Penguinator
$200 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • One stuffed penguin per year sent to your door!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sea Sultan Penguinator
$500 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • Get a creativity box sent to you every month. (Like Lootcrate but stuffed with items and activities to help you become more creative.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$27 of $200 per month
When we reach this goal, I will write one blog post a month just for my patrons. There will be a vote on the topic: creativity, entertainment, Disney, comic con, book review... You might even suggest a topic!

These blog posts may be at penguinate.com, but only patrons will get to read them.
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I'm a writer. People have gotten gifts for me based on this part of my identity. People have gotten mad enough at something I have written to unfriend on Facebook. (That may not seem like a hard thing to do, but this was before politics got out of hand.) But I'm not just a writer. I am also a Disney fan, a movie enthusiast, a comic con lover and a whole lot more. However, in my work life, I write things. Up until recently, it has been just enough to cover the bills as long as I was in school or had someone's (figurative) couch to stay on. (Thanks, mom and Sherm!) What changed?

I'm a husband. My wife is a doctor in Russia. They don't make the same salary as doctors in the U.S. Plus, her identity as a doctor of pharmacology is only a part of who she is. She is also an awesome penguin maker. Seriously, check out these stuffed penguins. They are soft, cuddly and unique. Everyone of the penguins has his or her own name and personality. The problem is that even if she weren't working 3 jobs(!), she wouldn't be able to create and sell enough penguins in a month to make ends meet. At a penguin a day, it just isn't mathematically feasible for us to rely on stuffed penguins alone for income, no matter how much she loves to make them.

That's where you come in. As a patron, you will be allowing me to write things other than SEO articles about roofs, and you will be allowing my wife to expand her penguin making empire. Both of us will be able to work together to develop and implement new ideas, and you will be at the forefront of the frontier. Our ability to make games, animations and books while exploring other creative endeavors will dramatically increase, and you will be the cause of that increase.

What Do You Get?
Warm Fuzzies! You get to say you're a patron of the arts! But seriously, it depends on what you pledge. For $1, you get to join a community of people who are interested in becoming more creative, and despite everything else written here, the idea behind this Patreon is to help everyone become more creative. There will be tips for you to get more creative.

Every month, patrons will get access to the penguinate newsletter that shows all of the things we have published over the last month. When we hit our goals, you will get to vote on the category of exclusive content you want to see. Then, of course, it depends on your chosen funding level. Check out the side panel to see what you get at your desired option.

You are in control of your patronage. Patreon charges you at the beginning of each month, and you choose how long you would like to continue supporting us.

THANK YOU!
Thank you for taking the time to consider our Patreon campaign. We hope you read something you like. 

We know that we aren't the only artists out there who would be more effective at creating if it weren't for the realities of money. When you become a patron of any artist, you support work that could be on the level of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo or Raphael (not the Ninja Turtles). If we aren't the right style of artists for you to support or if you aren't in a position to contribute, please consider following @shadexaminer on Twitter and subscribing to my YouTube page. That will help tremendously, especially if you watch the videos and read what I have written thus far at penguinate.com or penguin8.com. Then check out the other artists here who could use some help. Your funding can make a huge difference in making the world a better, more creative place.

Recent posts by Shad and Jenya Engkilterra

Tiers
Eggcellent
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for being eggcellent! Your vote of confidence & dollar make our creations better.
We hope you like what you see here!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Patron-only polls
  • Great big "Thanks!"
  • Your name in the Acknowledgements section of the next book I write.
  • Your name on 3 thank you pages at penguinate.compenguin8.com and DisneylandIsCreativity.com
  • Thanks at the end of YouTube videos
  • $1 off for every $10 you spend at our booth at Salem Holiday Market: Dec. 7 - 9, 2018.
Incubator
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
An egg needs to be incubated in order to hatch. Thanks for helping us hatch our ideas!
  • Get one question answered per year! Pick a topic, any topic, and I will do my best to find out the answer.
  • Plus all previous rewards
No small feat
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Baby penguins huddle by the feet of their parents to stay warm. The parents take turns providing the baby with shelter.
  • One drawing per year of a penguin extending the wing of gratitude. Digitally delivered. Every year the drawing will be different.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Group Hugger Penguinator
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Did you know penguin chicks snuggle together to keep warm when they get older? Thanks for helping us keep warm.
  • A postcard from wherever we happen to be, or maybe one from our penguin collection. Every month! Great for stamp collectors! Or postcard collectors!
  • Get our book Disneyland Is Creativity!
  • Your name with thanks in the footer at penguinate.com and penguin8.com
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fine feathered friend Penguinator
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Baby penguins lose their baby feathers and become adults.
  • One digital hi-res image from Jenya's photo collection
  • A book a month: either my new release or one from an indie author I've enjoyed.
  • Plus all previous rewards
On the Ice Flow Penguinator
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Rookery Royalty Penguinator
$200 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • One stuffed penguin per year sent to your door!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sea Sultan Penguinator
$500 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • Get a creativity box sent to you every month. (Like Lootcrate but stuffed with items and activities to help you become more creative.)
  • Plus all previous rewards