Rick Griffin

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About Rick Griffin

Hey there, this is Rick Griffin. You might know me from my webcomic, Housepets! What you might not know is that I am an aspiring writer as well, and have plans for many, many other stories too!

Here's my main site, Rick Griffin Studios, which should hopefully in time become a hub center for everything!

Let Me Tell You About Stories

As far back as I can remember I've always had a fascination with stories; I was to a degree story-starved. There seemed to be some kind of ethereal communication that was going on, that the right combination of words and ideas and places and colors and characters can inspire people to great things.

I have for a while now been developing a philosophy of storytelling: If I say stories are important, some may take it to mean stories are supposed to be stuffy. If I say stories are meant to be fun, some might take it to mean stories are supposed to be frivolous. 

But stories are both these things and everything inbetween; the entire range of human experience should be cataloged--triumph and terror, love and hate, inspiration and horror, everything from the cosmic to the personal--life scales in all directions.

This is my journey. It is also yours.

Stop Pretending You're Profound And Tell Me What This Means

This platform is for my creative storytelling works--Housepets, primarily, as well as short stories, serialized novels, and longform comics (Which I am building a site for!) I hope to build my skills and tell stories that are engaging and meaningful.

The above section was mainly meant to show that my interest in stories is not limited to the silly and comedic--many of my settings can be dark and oppressive, and wrestle with uncomfortable--even caustic ideas. I do believe all these things have a purpose; I'm not nihilistic by any stretch of the imagination, but if you are uncomfortable with the terrible standing alongside the weird and irreverent, then follow and purchase your stories of preference individually.

So What's The Deal?

So previously this section said I was not financially independent, but for the last few years, thanks to patrons, I am now. Student loans paid off. Insurance afforded. Certain other things need to line up, but thanks to your support I've been able to hire additional help in comic creation. Right now, I am on a schedule of releasing 2 full comic pages per week (at the time of writing, rotating between three stories), and I'm planning on expanding further in the future. This also includes hiring editors for novels, voice artists for audiobooks, and more! I can't do everything myself, after all!

How Patreon Works

Patreon is a platform that will allow you to ongoing-ly support my ongoing work in bringing stories to you. When you pledge, I receive an amount you specify at the end of every month. At any time, you may change or cancel your pledge if you wish.

In addition to supporting me, you also gain access to exclusive backer rewards! See the backer rewards! They do happen! Every month! (sometimes remind me if I haven't!)
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Ad much as Google Adsense has been a help over the last few years, I don't like how they take away content control from my pages. If we reach $1800/month, I will remove Google Adsense and return to ONE curated adbox/page from Project Wonderful for all my sites.
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