Excited to be done with 2016?
Personally, I'm really looking forward to 2017. The video game I'm working on, "Injustice 2", will be released. That should be pretty amazing.
I've also got a lot of plans for Skitter. With the support from you awesome patrons, I've purchased ZBrush (a 3D sculpting program) and a 3D printer. I plan to create statues and trinkets of the Skitter crew to give to you current Patreon supporters and sell to everyone else.
Wouldn't it be cool to have a "Jack the spider" figure on your desk at work? I'm even thinking of creating army-guy figures; like Jack firing a bazooka in that classic army guy pose. And I defiitely want to create Christmas ornaments like the ones in the latest Christmas comic .
But that's not the main reason for this post. I wanted to let you all know about a new reward I'm adding to the Skitter Patreon account. It's a way to give you something unique and personal.
Before I tell you about it, I would first like to say that any current $5-and-up supporters reading this are already entitled to this new reward.
On with the details...
Recently a supporter named Matt asked what it would take to get himself drawn into a Skitter comic. He was at the $1 level. I suggested he simply up his pledge a bit. He upped it to $10! Blown away by his awesomeness, I rushed to crank out a Skitter comic strip featuring Matt and his guitar.
Because of that interaction, I decided to make 'being featured in a Skitter comic strip' a reward for pledging at the $10 level.
And of course, any current supporters at $10 and up are also entitled to this offer. Just ask!
Pretty cool reward, huh? You're immortalized in a comic strip! AND at the $10 pledge level, you already get a high rez copy of any strip you want! Of course you'll want a copy of the strip you were featured in so you can print it out and hang it up at work! Wouldn't your friends be blown away?
But that's still not the purpose of this post.
Right now, Skitter is at $80 a month on Patreon. I'd like to push that to $100. Thinking about the deal I made with Matt, I tried to come up with something similar to include in the lower tiers in the hopes of encouraging current $1 patrons to up their pledge a smidge as well as inspire non-patrons to give Skitter a try and nudge things over that $100 level.
What I came up with was - Personalized Caricatures.
Take a look at the examples in the image at the top of this post.
Wouldn't it be cool to get a cartoon head shot like that of YOURSELF?
You could print it out and frame it! Or use it as the profile pic on your social media! Or maybe even print it on a mug! Mugs are Cool!
I decided to add it as a reward for the $5 tier. So if you join Skitter here on Patreon at that level, or increase your pledge to the $level, you'll get a cartoon headshot of yourself!
Pretty good deal, huh?
I had to limit the frequency from 'monthy' to 'one-time' because the intention of this offering is to increase the number of Skitter patrons. And if a ton of patrons take advantage of this offer (which would be awesome), I'd be spending all my time drawing caricatures every month and not drawing Skitter comics.
You understand, right?
So there you have it! My new offer! Become a Skitter supporter at the low price of $5 a month, or up your current pledge to $5, and you can get a cartoon headshot of yourself drawn by John Vogel himself! (that would be me)
Wanna give it a try?
Become a Skitter Patreon supporter today at $5 and I'll get working on your caricture ASAP!
Thanks for reading this far, lol! I realize it was a lot and I really appreciate that you did.
Any current Skitter Patreon supporters at the $5 level or higher already get this offer. Just message me and attach a photo of yourself!