Team Reckstar is creating a Webcomic
4

patrons

$32
per creation
Hello and THANK YOU for visiting the Patreon page for RECKSTAR, a comedic space opera… in space!


What the hell is a Reckstar?
If you’ve never heard of it, Reckstar is a webcomic that follows two hapless couriers as they bumble their way across a melting pot galaxy.

THADE RECKSTAR is the hero of our story. Really. 
His name is even in the title.

FINN WYOMING thinks he’s the hero of our story. 
Also called “Finn Thunderstealer” and “Dumb Quixote” 
when Thade doesn’t think he’s listening. 

Together, they will explore alien worlds that look an awful lot like Southern California, battle strange beings that honestly just wanted to be left alone, and save princesses who HATE being called “princess” and have no interest in being saved.

These are their adventures!


Um… what?
Reckstar is a love letter to space opera, planetary romance, science fantasy, and any other label you can think of for stories about heroic heroes doing cool stuff in space.

It’s written by Joey Cruz, drawn-colored-lettered by the amazing Michelle Nguyen, and updates every Tuesday at ReckstarComic.com!


So, what’s all this about?
I’m glad you asked. We’ve created this page as a way for people who enjoy our comic to support us! With money!

Patreon is similar to Kickstarter in that it is a crowd-funding platform. But instead of pledging one lump sum to a single project, as you would on Kickstarter, Patreon lets you pledge smaller, incremental amounts to an ongoing project, like… say… for instance… a webcomic.


And where does this money go?
In the sidebar on this page, you can see how much money the comic is making from patron donations, and below that, a list of the Goals we hope to achieve with that money (which we will continually add to as new goals occur to us). 

Some will be situational and sort of on a moving scale, like paying for tables at conventions and covering merchandise and printing costs. Others will be personal milestones, like making the website self-sustaining and, the ultimate end-goal, making it us-sustaining. We want this to be our profession, so the more money we make, the closer that comes to a reality. The goals are simply a way of letting you know how your generosity is affecting our lives.

As more goals are met, we'll be looking for opportunities to give back to our patrons. For instance, when we pass the point where printing peripheral merchandise like posters, stickers, prints, bookmarks and the like are fully covered by donations, those items could become free swag for our Clubhouse Members at conventions.

(What's the Clubhouse you ask? Check out the Rewards section below!)


Does this mean I have to pay for your webcomic now?
Nope! Not at all.

We’re giving Reckstar away for free. It’s a gift. For you! You should feel no obligation whatsoever to give us money for it. We’re making this comic because we love it, and will continue to do so for as long as we possibly can, even if we don’t make a single red cent.

We’re putting out the Patreon hat because, as fun and fulfilling as it is, making comics is hard work. It takes time and effort (did you notice Michelle is pulling TRIPLE duty on this book?) and those things are at a premium when you have a whole other job (or multiple jobs) keeping the roof over your head, as Michelle and I both do.

Ultimately, we want to make comics our full time job. That means making money off of our work. But we don’t want to deprive people of the port-in-a-storm free entertainment can be. I know free webcomics have helped me through more than my share of thin months (hell, they still do), and I know that when I’m able, I like to give a little back to the projects and creators who kept my spirits up for nothing at all. 

So, we’ve created this Patreon. 

If you can give? Awesome. Beautiful. We love and appreciate you, and hey, we’ll even throw some extra cool stuff your way. (Again, see the Rewards section below.)

But if you can’t give? Guess what -- we love and appreciate you anyway. You’re reading this, which means you know our comic, and if you’ve gotten this far into my ramblings, it probably means you like our comic, and just knowing that you’re out there inspires us to continue creating.

Really -- I’m really not kidding. We love each and every person who reads our comic. At the time of this writing, that's a relatively small number. But as more of you tune in, just know that you mean the world to us, just being there, and you don’t need to give us anything in return.

Give only if you can, if you’re inspired to. And if not, please continue to enjoy the comic, spread the word, and join us on our adventure. :)


...Well, that was disgustingly sappy and now I’m not sure I want to support you anymore.
Don’t be an asshole, hypothetical-question-asker.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
1 patron
YOU ROCK!
If you pledge ANYTHING to support our comic, no matter how little, you officially rock and will have your name listed on the THANK YOU page of the Reckstar website. (Patreon names only, unless you say it's okay to use your real name.)
Pledge $5 or more per creation
2 patrons
YOU'RE AWESOME!
If you pledge at least FIVE DOLLARS per month, you'll have your name listed on the Thank You page of the Reckstar website along with a small, PERSONALIZED ENDORSEMENT of you as a person, written by Joey (not all endorsements are guaranteed truths, but they will be flattering, and if you try to use them to get a date, we will back you up on their authenticity 100%).

You also gain access to the RECKSTAR CLUBHOUSE (aka, the Activity Feed here on the Patreon page), where we will be posting behind-the-scenes and bonus material as it's produced. Clubhouse members will also gain access to the occasional Google Hangout Q&A, live drawing, and process videos, as well as exclusive contests and auctions where you'll get to leave your mark on the comic! ALL THIS for $5 per month.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
0 patrons
YOU'RE THE BEST!
If you pledge at least TEN DOLLARS per month, you'll have your name listed on the Reckstar website's Thank You page along with a personalized endorsement from Joey (which he might have to make up), a VIP seat in the Reckstar Clubhouse, and a SNEAK PREVIEW of EACH PAGE a week before it's posted.
Pledge $15 or more per creation
1 patron
YOU'RE OUR HERO!
If you pledge at least FIFTEEN DOLLARS per month, you'll get your name listed on the Thank You page, a ringing endorsement of you as a person (which might be a lie), access to the Reckstar Clubhouse, a sneak preview of every page, and digital PDF of each EACH FINISHED CHAPTER after it's done being posted (ETA once or twice a year).
Pledge $25 or more per creation
0 patrons
YOU'RE A SUPERHERO!
If you pledge at least TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS per month, you get the Thank You, the beautiful lie, the keys to the Clubhouse, the sneak preview, the PDF copy, and a copy of each PRINTED ISSUE of Reckstar as they are released (ETA once or twice a year).
Pledge $50 or more per creation
0 patrons
YOU'RE A MYTHOLOGICAL BEING!
If you pledge at least FIFTY DOLLARS per month, you are officially entering the ranks of unicorns and centaurs. You get the Thank You, the beautiful lie, the Clubhouse, the preview, the PDF and print issues, and we'll mail you an 8"x10" ILLUSTRATION FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY for every year you are a patron, hand-drawn by Michelle, and signed by both of us.
Pledge $75 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
YOU'RE A GOD!
If you pledge at least SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS per month, you get the Thank Yous! The Lies! The Clubhouse! The Preview! The Comics! The Illustration! Plus, you get to pick one of the following:
  • A monthly WRITING CRITIQUE from Joey (of no more than 10 prose pages or 20 script pages per month).
  • A monthly ART CRITIQUE from Michelle.
  • An hour-long ONE-ON-ONE SKYPE CALL/GOOGLE HANGOUT with either one of us where we can talk about whatever you like (but be respectful -- this ain't a free pass to be creepy).
Goals
$32 of $42 per creation
Thanks to your generosity, we have achieved the answer to the Ultimate Question. (But what WAS the question?) Every member of the Reckstar Clubhouse this month gets a towel (after four successful payment clearances).
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Hello and THANK YOU for visiting the Patreon page for RECKSTAR, a comedic space opera… in space!


What the hell is a Reckstar?
If you’ve never heard of it, Reckstar is a webcomic that follows two hapless couriers as they bumble their way across a melting pot galaxy.

THADE RECKSTAR is the hero of our story. Really. 
His name is even in the title.

FINN WYOMING thinks he’s the hero of our story. 
Also called “Finn Thunderstealer” and “Dumb Quixote” 
when Thade doesn’t think he’s listening. 

Together, they will explore alien worlds that look an awful lot like Southern California, battle strange beings that honestly just wanted to be left alone, and save princesses who HATE being called “princess” and have no interest in being saved.

These are their adventures!


Um… what?
Reckstar is a love letter to space opera, planetary romance, science fantasy, and any other label you can think of for stories about heroic heroes doing cool stuff in space.

It’s written by Joey Cruz, drawn-colored-lettered by the amazing Michelle Nguyen, and updates every Tuesday at ReckstarComic.com!


So, what’s all this about?
I’m glad you asked. We’ve created this page as a way for people who enjoy our comic to support us! With money!

Patreon is similar to Kickstarter in that it is a crowd-funding platform. But instead of pledging one lump sum to a single project, as you would on Kickstarter, Patreon lets you pledge smaller, incremental amounts to an ongoing project, like… say… for instance… a webcomic.


And where does this money go?
In the sidebar on this page, you can see how much money the comic is making from patron donations, and below that, a list of the Goals we hope to achieve with that money (which we will continually add to as new goals occur to us). 

Some will be situational and sort of on a moving scale, like paying for tables at conventions and covering merchandise and printing costs. Others will be personal milestones, like making the website self-sustaining and, the ultimate end-goal, making it us-sustaining. We want this to be our profession, so the more money we make, the closer that comes to a reality. The goals are simply a way of letting you know how your generosity is affecting our lives.

As more goals are met, we'll be looking for opportunities to give back to our patrons. For instance, when we pass the point where printing peripheral merchandise like posters, stickers, prints, bookmarks and the like are fully covered by donations, those items could become free swag for our Clubhouse Members at conventions.

(What's the Clubhouse you ask? Check out the Rewards section below!)


Does this mean I have to pay for your webcomic now?
Nope! Not at all.

We’re giving Reckstar away for free. It’s a gift. For you! You should feel no obligation whatsoever to give us money for it. We’re making this comic because we love it, and will continue to do so for as long as we possibly can, even if we don’t make a single red cent.

We’re putting out the Patreon hat because, as fun and fulfilling as it is, making comics is hard work. It takes time and effort (did you notice Michelle is pulling TRIPLE duty on this book?) and those things are at a premium when you have a whole other job (or multiple jobs) keeping the roof over your head, as Michelle and I both do.

Ultimately, we want to make comics our full time job. That means making money off of our work. But we don’t want to deprive people of the port-in-a-storm free entertainment can be. I know free webcomics have helped me through more than my share of thin months (hell, they still do), and I know that when I’m able, I like to give a little back to the projects and creators who kept my spirits up for nothing at all. 

So, we’ve created this Patreon. 

If you can give? Awesome. Beautiful. We love and appreciate you, and hey, we’ll even throw some extra cool stuff your way. (Again, see the Rewards section below.)

But if you can’t give? Guess what -- we love and appreciate you anyway. You’re reading this, which means you know our comic, and if you’ve gotten this far into my ramblings, it probably means you like our comic, and just knowing that you’re out there inspires us to continue creating.

Really -- I’m really not kidding. We love each and every person who reads our comic. At the time of this writing, that's a relatively small number. But as more of you tune in, just know that you mean the world to us, just being there, and you don’t need to give us anything in return.

Give only if you can, if you’re inspired to. And if not, please continue to enjoy the comic, spread the word, and join us on our adventure. :)


...Well, that was disgustingly sappy and now I’m not sure I want to support you anymore.
Don’t be an asshole, hypothetical-question-asker.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
1 patron
YOU ROCK!
If you pledge ANYTHING to support our comic, no matter how little, you officially rock and will have your name listed on the THANK YOU page of the Reckstar website. (Patreon names only, unless you say it's okay to use your real name.)
Pledge $5 or more per creation
2 patrons
YOU'RE AWESOME!
If you pledge at least FIVE DOLLARS per month, you'll have your name listed on the Thank You page of the Reckstar website along with a small, PERSONALIZED ENDORSEMENT of you as a person, written by Joey (not all endorsements are guaranteed truths, but they will be flattering, and if you try to use them to get a date, we will back you up on their authenticity 100%).

You also gain access to the RECKSTAR CLUBHOUSE (aka, the Activity Feed here on the Patreon page), where we will be posting behind-the-scenes and bonus material as it's produced. Clubhouse members will also gain access to the occasional Google Hangout Q&A, live drawing, and process videos, as well as exclusive contests and auctions where you'll get to leave your mark on the comic! ALL THIS for $5 per month.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
0 patrons
YOU'RE THE BEST!
If you pledge at least TEN DOLLARS per month, you'll have your name listed on the Reckstar website's Thank You page along with a personalized endorsement from Joey (which he might have to make up), a VIP seat in the Reckstar Clubhouse, and a SNEAK PREVIEW of EACH PAGE a week before it's posted.
Pledge $15 or more per creation
1 patron
YOU'RE OUR HERO!
If you pledge at least FIFTEEN DOLLARS per month, you'll get your name listed on the Thank You page, a ringing endorsement of you as a person (which might be a lie), access to the Reckstar Clubhouse, a sneak preview of every page, and digital PDF of each EACH FINISHED CHAPTER after it's done being posted (ETA once or twice a year).
Pledge $25 or more per creation
0 patrons
YOU'RE A SUPERHERO!
If you pledge at least TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS per month, you get the Thank You, the beautiful lie, the keys to the Clubhouse, the sneak preview, the PDF copy, and a copy of each PRINTED ISSUE of Reckstar as they are released (ETA once or twice a year).
Pledge $50 or more per creation
0 patrons
YOU'RE A MYTHOLOGICAL BEING!
If you pledge at least FIFTY DOLLARS per month, you are officially entering the ranks of unicorns and centaurs. You get the Thank You, the beautiful lie, the Clubhouse, the preview, the PDF and print issues, and we'll mail you an 8"x10" ILLUSTRATION FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY for every year you are a patron, hand-drawn by Michelle, and signed by both of us.
Pledge $75 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
YOU'RE A GOD!
If you pledge at least SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS per month, you get the Thank Yous! The Lies! The Clubhouse! The Preview! The Comics! The Illustration! Plus, you get to pick one of the following:
  • A monthly WRITING CRITIQUE from Joey (of no more than 10 prose pages or 20 script pages per month).
  • A monthly ART CRITIQUE from Michelle.
  • An hour-long ONE-ON-ONE SKYPE CALL/GOOGLE HANGOUT with either one of us where we can talk about whatever you like (but be respectful -- this ain't a free pass to be creepy).