I'm incredibly excited to launch the one-time-only Patreon Founding Members Celebration, running from today until November 30, 2019.
We're kicking off this month-long party with pages from my latest upcoming graphic novel, an exclusive enamel pin for backers, door prizes, and a whole bunch of other amazing perks, including a brand new creative project.
Here's the lowdown on what's happening this month:
Free copy of Triumviratus for all patrons
Until January 1, 2020, all patrons have free access to a PDF of the 515 page epic fantasy graphic novel Triumviratus.
Click here to access the PDF.
Lock in low prices, permanently
Immediately after this event (starting on December 1), I'll be increasing the prices of all reward tiers by a couple of dollars. I'm still (and always) committed to offering incredible bang-for-buck, so I'll be working hard to ensure that these price hikes are justified.
Don't worry, though! If you're already a patron before that time, you'll be able to stay in your current reward tier at the lower pricing.
Forever, if you want to.
An enamel pin, exclusive for founding members!
My Patreon has been active for nearly two years. I'm sure you'll agree with me that two years is long enough for a trial period.
So I'm closing the Patreon's 'founding period' on November 30. Every single live patron of this page on December 1 will receive a specially designed exclusive enamel pin in the mail.
The design is not yet finalised, but it will be something appropriately commemorative.
I welcome any suggestions/requests for other Founding Member perks.
December will be a free month
As a thank you for the long-term support of my wonderful patrons (and as an early Christmas present) I'll be 'pausing' the Patreon for December. What this means is simply that existing patrons won't be charged for their patronage on December 1.
But don't worry! You'll still be getting all your normal perks and rewards.
It's a free month for you!
Exclusive early access to Undad Vol 3 pages
I'm ready to start delivering monthly pages to patrons again. Starting today, we're going to get our first look at my current work-in-progress, Undad Vol 3!
You can start reading here.
This book is still some time away from hitting store shelves so, at least for the first couple of months, patrons will have world-first exclusive access to Undad Vol 3!
Unlockable extra rewards
I've reset a bunch of our funding goals, in preparation for when we hit $75, $100 and $200 a month, including creative workshops, a series of videos, and a couple of things that (for the moment) remain firmly and secretively up my sleeve.
At least a couple of these targets are certainly attainable. In fact, we're already almost halfway to $75, thanks to you, my stalwart long-term patrons.
A brand new short novella, just for you
As November progresses, I'll be posting, for the first time, a serialised prose story, accessible only to patrons.
This new and unpublished story, The Art Museum at the End of the World, examines the role and relevance of art in a dying world. I can't wait to share it with you.
The first instalment (of four) is scheduled to go live on or around November 5, and the entire thing will be delivered to you by the end of the month.
Yes, this is happening again! Gotta love those random draws.
Last but certainly not least, at the conclusion of our relaunch month, on November 30, I'll be drawing the name of one lucky patron out of a hat (or other appropriate vessel), and that person will receive a Shane W Smith book of their choice, or some other prize of similar value!
Your normal scheduled rewards
And of course, your normal monthly rewards will be delivered this month, on top of everything else that's happening. Maybe that should go without saying, but I said it anyway.
Join the celebration!
Well, there we have it. All these benefits, and for the price of a small chocolate bar. Which of these benefits are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments!
If you haven't already signed on as a patron, all you have to do to join the party and start collecting these awesome rewards is hit that "Become a Patron" button and sign up at the reward level of your choice. That's it.
If you're already a patron, you can just sit back and let the rewards flow in.
(Or, if you're willing, please spread the word about this celebration. Tell your friends about the exclusive enamel pin. Tell your acquaintances about the great new zombie-family-drama graphic novel starting today. Tell your accountant that this is their last chance to sign up at the current prices. Tell everyone you can about the brand new exclusive novella.)
Either way, whether you take any action or not, thank you.
I'm available any time to answer questions, concerns and comments, and am determined to ensure that you get as much value as possible for your investment in me. You guys look after me, and I want to reciprocate.