Chu is creating Lots o' comics!
280

patrons

$1,563
per month
Who are you?

Hi, I'm Chu! I love comics! I love reading them, talking about them, and of course, creating them. I've been working on a webcomic series called Slightly Damned since 2004 and a second series called The Junk Hyenas Diner since 2013. When I'm not working on either of those, I enjoy making short comic stories and illustrations.

After a lot of soul-searching, I decided there is nothing I'd rather do in my life than become a professional, full-time artist and comics creator.

What is Slightly Damned?


Slightly Damned is the ongoing fantasy webcomic I've been consistently updating since 2004. There is a new color page every week that continues the story of a trio of unlikely friends. A girl named Rhea is mysteriously murdered and finds herself in the outskirts of Hell. There she meets the kind and friendly Demon Buwaro. Eventually the two are able to escape to the world of the living where they meet the fallen Angel Kieri. Together they journey through the world of Medius, encountering action, adventure, romance, comedy, conspiracy, and a lot of silly shenanigans.

Slightly Damned
has won four Ursa Major Awards: two in 2012 and another two in 2013 for Best Graphic Story and Best Other Literary work.

What is The Junk Hyenas Diner?

The Junk Hyenas Diner is a science-fantasy webcomic series that I started in 2013. It updates with a new black and white page on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is the story of how two mutant hyenas, Lucky and her brother Guff, run a diner on a post-apocalyptic planet called Growl. Naturally, aliens, monsters, and robots feature in the comic as well. As opposed to Slightly Damned, The Junk Hyenas Diner is organized into many small chapters and short stories.

Why should I donate?

I believe in making my comics easily available so as many people as possible can read and enjoy them. As such, Slightly Damned, The Junk Hyenas Diner, and my other comics will always be free to read. However, if I'm going to seriously make comics for a living, I need an income in order to take care of myself. Otherwise I'll always be scrambling to make ends meet, and since making comics is such a time-consuming process, I won't be able to work on them as much as I'd like. Website hosting, art supplies, postage, food, insurance, health care, travel expenses, and utilities are unfortunately not free. With extra money in my pocket, I would also be able to invest in new merchandising ventures, such as making signed books, charms, and other goodies more readily available.

Not to mention all the exclusive perks you'll receive for your generosity!

What is the "Minimum Wage" amount based on?

That information comes from the hourly wages listed on MIT's Living Wage Calculator website for the area in which I live, multiplied by 8 hours of work a day, 5 days a week, 4 weeks a month.

What's with the "Insurance Bills"?

The cost of insurance takes up a significant portion of my income. The biggest expense is my health insurance. Health care is not provided by the United States government to its citizens, and since this is my job, I don't get insurance from an employer.
Tiers
A Li'l Tip
$1 or more per month 68 patrons
  • My sincere thanks and the satisfaction of helping to support an independent creator!
Vote Incentives
$2 or more per month 80 patrons
  • Receive high-res versions of the latest Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner pages!
  • Get access to a special Tuesday Picarto stream where you can win free art!
Sketches & Ideas
$5 or more per month 64 patrons
  • Receive high-res versions of the latest Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner pages!
  • Get access to a special Tuesday Picarto stream where you can win free art! 
  • Suggest ideas for monthly wallpapers!  
  • See development sketches of characters and comic pages!
  • See vote incentives without having to vote on Top Webcomics!
Advanced Pages & Wallpaper
$10 or more per month 87 patrons
  • Receive high-res versions of the latest Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner pages!
  • Get access to a special Tuesday Picarto stream where you can win free art!   
  • Suggest ideas for monthly wallpapers!  
  • See development sketches of characters and comic pages!
  • See vote incentives without having to vote on Top Webcomics! 
  • See the next Slightly Damned page one week early! (And other comics too, when applicable!)
  • Get access to 2 exclusive wallpapers a month!
Goals
$1,563 of $1,850 per month
Minimum Wage + the cost of my Insurance Bills!
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Who are you?

Hi, I'm Chu! I love comics! I love reading them, talking about them, and of course, creating them. I've been working on a webcomic series called Slightly Damned since 2004 and a second series called The Junk Hyenas Diner since 2013. When I'm not working on either of those, I enjoy making short comic stories and illustrations.

After a lot of soul-searching, I decided there is nothing I'd rather do in my life than become a professional, full-time artist and comics creator.

What is Slightly Damned?


Slightly Damned is the ongoing fantasy webcomic I've been consistently updating since 2004. There is a new color page every week that continues the story of a trio of unlikely friends. A girl named Rhea is mysteriously murdered and finds herself in the outskirts of Hell. There she meets the kind and friendly Demon Buwaro. Eventually the two are able to escape to the world of the living where they meet the fallen Angel Kieri. Together they journey through the world of Medius, encountering action, adventure, romance, comedy, conspiracy, and a lot of silly shenanigans.

Slightly Damned
has won four Ursa Major Awards: two in 2012 and another two in 2013 for Best Graphic Story and Best Other Literary work.

What is The Junk Hyenas Diner?

The Junk Hyenas Diner is a science-fantasy webcomic series that I started in 2013. It updates with a new black and white page on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is the story of how two mutant hyenas, Lucky and her brother Guff, run a diner on a post-apocalyptic planet called Growl. Naturally, aliens, monsters, and robots feature in the comic as well. As opposed to Slightly Damned, The Junk Hyenas Diner is organized into many small chapters and short stories.

Why should I donate?

I believe in making my comics easily available so as many people as possible can read and enjoy them. As such, Slightly Damned, The Junk Hyenas Diner, and my other comics will always be free to read. However, if I'm going to seriously make comics for a living, I need an income in order to take care of myself. Otherwise I'll always be scrambling to make ends meet, and since making comics is such a time-consuming process, I won't be able to work on them as much as I'd like. Website hosting, art supplies, postage, food, insurance, health care, travel expenses, and utilities are unfortunately not free. With extra money in my pocket, I would also be able to invest in new merchandising ventures, such as making signed books, charms, and other goodies more readily available.

Not to mention all the exclusive perks you'll receive for your generosity!

What is the "Minimum Wage" amount based on?

That information comes from the hourly wages listed on MIT's Living Wage Calculator website for the area in which I live, multiplied by 8 hours of work a day, 5 days a week, 4 weeks a month.

What's with the "Insurance Bills"?

The cost of insurance takes up a significant portion of my income. The biggest expense is my health insurance. Health care is not provided by the United States government to its citizens, and since this is my job, I don't get insurance from an employer.

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Tiers
A Li'l Tip
$1 or more per month 68 patrons
  • My sincere thanks and the satisfaction of helping to support an independent creator!
Vote Incentives
$2 or more per month 80 patrons
  • Receive high-res versions of the latest Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner pages!
  • Get access to a special Tuesday Picarto stream where you can win free art!
Sketches & Ideas
$5 or more per month 64 patrons
  • Receive high-res versions of the latest Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner pages!
  • Get access to a special Tuesday Picarto stream where you can win free art! 
  • Suggest ideas for monthly wallpapers!  
  • See development sketches of characters and comic pages!
  • See vote incentives without having to vote on Top Webcomics!
Advanced Pages & Wallpaper
$10 or more per month 87 patrons
  • Receive high-res versions of the latest Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner pages!
  • Get access to a special Tuesday Picarto stream where you can win free art!   
  • Suggest ideas for monthly wallpapers!  
  • See development sketches of characters and comic pages!
  • See vote incentives without having to vote on Top Webcomics! 
  • See the next Slightly Damned page one week early! (And other comics too, when applicable!)
  • Get access to 2 exclusive wallpapers a month!