Salgood Sam is creating Comics & Art & sharing knowledge!
32

patrons

$189
per month
Hi! My name is Max, aka Salgood Sam. I'm an artist, storyteller & teacher. For the last 25+ years i've primarily made art for a living, a lot of it as comics specifically. Finding freelance work increasingly unstable, the last few years I've paid the monthly bills teaching an art class and a pair of comics courses at Syn Studio

I set up a page here on Patreon with the hopes that in time it could some day help me get back to full time comics making. Already monthly patronage has become a real help with taking the edge off my overhead! I can't thank my Patrons enough!

HOW DOES PATREON WORK?: For those of you new to it , Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that lets us support creative types via a pay-what-you-can sliding scale--You can change or cancel your pledge at any time, and gain access to your favorite artists output directly! This clip they've provided gives a rundown of how it works! You can use paypal or a credit card, and mostly it's all automatic.

What am I offering?: Studio side seats to the comics making process, as much as I'm able to share! A subscription to all my self published comics, already hundreds of pages of comics and growing! Private original commissions, Patron only posts ranging from instructional course and exercise outlines, that Student Patrons can get help and feedback on the results of and any other art they are working on. Opportunities to be an extra/model in one of my comics & drawings. And of course patreon exclusive comics posts! 

Check out the rewards and my goals, and pledge whatever amount you're comfortable with. 

I've set 4 goals: 
$400 = Rent*!; 
$800 = all my bills too!;
$1200 makes Spilt Ink
my full time job;
& $1600 monthly lets
me hire help!


*At the moment I have cheap rent, so that helps! 
Help me make my comics by becoming a patron today!

The book trailer for Dream Life.
Tiers
Just want to help?
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Any kind of suport is much appreciated and it all helps in the big picture. You'll be able to read most Patrons Only posts, and have my heartfelt thanks for your pledge! 
The Spilt Ink Patrons club!
$2 or more per month 19 patrons
For just $2 US a month, you get a digital subscription to Revolver Quarterly, and downloadable PDFs of Therefore, Repent! Dream Life and patron only blog and AV posts and deals! I'd like to exceed 500 pledges in this class some day, that would become a sustainable subscription base that let me work most of the time on my comics alone, so share the Patreon after you pledge to encourage your friends to join in too!
Postcards from Montreal!
$8 or more per month 4 of 100 patrons
Along with the expanding digital rewards Spilt Ink patrons at or over this level will get a postcard from me twice a year! Around New Years and Summer Solstice is my plan. Featuring a new image and a personal message of thanks at minimum! Some will be sketch cards, original postcard sized drawings. Kind of want to have some fun with the postcards, so this idea will probably evolve. I'm not the greatest letter writer, but I do like doodling and making stuff. :) Pledges at this level also get you a Spilt Ink Patrons club membership, so all the digital extras! Revolver Quarterly, Therefore, Repent! & Dream Life.
Yearly Convention Sketches!
$15 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
$15 monthly adds up! The sketch will be of pretty much anything you would like that i'm cool with drawing. A favorite character, your kid? A pet, my toes? ;) Art commissions can be sent to you, or a different recipient. So this can be an ongoing gift for yourself, another, or many others over time! 

I'll begin working on the your new sketch every 12 months, starting schedule permitting, 3 months from the date you first start supporting me at this level.


And of course you'll be a Spilt Ink Patrons club member, so all the digital extras, Revolver Quarterly, Therefore, Repent! & Dream Life!

Be a model for my art!
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

Get your likeness in one of my comics! I'll use you as an extra somewhere, probably more than once! You might be a cop, or someone on the street, Dracula's messenger, or a skate punk? Alternately I can just draw your portrait, if you like, for your wall via a HD digital copy, or to use as an avatar. 
I won't be putting you in the VERY next thing I do, It has to fit with the plan. But I use models for my characters often and have to populate scenes all the time, the opportunity will come! I expect this to help me over time really. You'll of course have to send me photos of yourself, a few ideally, see example given! And if you want the portrait sketch, let me know and I'll start it within a couple months of your first pledge! And, you get all the digital rewards, and I'll send you some of the physical sketch studies I do of you to prep for drawing you in my comics too! 

Student Patrons!
$35 or more per month 3 of 15 patrons
I've taught Art for over four years now at Syn Studio in downtown Montreal, and have 25+ years of experience in the arts to share. I've been really enjoying doing that, so I'm offering this services as a reward here on Patreon.

Duration and intensity will be up to your initiative and my availability, I plan to posts lesson plans, tutorials, and other forms of instructional material regularly,  and share a lot of process posts about all aspects of what I do, from planing and drawing a comic, to life art studies, to project managing as a freelancer and contract working creative.  All patrons can send me questions/suggestions for topics to cover.

I'll also host regular in studio live streams and workshops, and Student Patrons can request private one on one sessions anytime, schedule permitting I'll spend at least a couple hours with you once a month in video chat working with you on your artistic progress.   If you happen to be in Montreal, I can often do this in person! Otherwise we'll use Video Chat or VOIP.
Super Patron!
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

100 & up!

Really?! Wow. I feel funny even porposing something like this pledge option, but many others do so I thought, heck, just in case! Suffice to say, anyone who pledges this much or more gets all the rewards, and we'll talk. Patronage of this caliber earns you some custom rewards and special attention for sure, especially if it's sustained. We'll work out something just for you.

Goals
$189 of $400 per month
The Rent! Not much more, but this does make things a bit easier, I can afford to cut down on my class load at Syn then at least and make more comics!
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Hi! My name is Max, aka Salgood Sam. I'm an artist, storyteller & teacher. For the last 25+ years i've primarily made art for a living, a lot of it as comics specifically. Finding freelance work increasingly unstable, the last few years I've paid the monthly bills teaching an art class and a pair of comics courses at Syn Studio

I set up a page here on Patreon with the hopes that in time it could some day help me get back to full time comics making. Already monthly patronage has become a real help with taking the edge off my overhead! I can't thank my Patrons enough!

HOW DOES PATREON WORK?: For those of you new to it , Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that lets us support creative types via a pay-what-you-can sliding scale--You can change or cancel your pledge at any time, and gain access to your favorite artists output directly! This clip they've provided gives a rundown of how it works! You can use paypal or a credit card, and mostly it's all automatic.

What am I offering?: Studio side seats to the comics making process, as much as I'm able to share! A subscription to all my self published comics, already hundreds of pages of comics and growing! Private original commissions, Patron only posts ranging from instructional course and exercise outlines, that Student Patrons can get help and feedback on the results of and any other art they are working on. Opportunities to be an extra/model in one of my comics & drawings. And of course patreon exclusive comics posts! 

Check out the rewards and my goals, and pledge whatever amount you're comfortable with. 

I've set 4 goals: 
$400 = Rent*!; 
$800 = all my bills too!;
$1200 makes Spilt Ink
my full time job;
& $1600 monthly lets
me hire help!


*At the moment I have cheap rent, so that helps! 
Help me make my comics by becoming a patron today!

The book trailer for Dream Life.

Recent posts by Salgood Sam

Tiers
Just want to help?
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Any kind of suport is much appreciated and it all helps in the big picture. You'll be able to read most Patrons Only posts, and have my heartfelt thanks for your pledge! 
The Spilt Ink Patrons club!
$2 or more per month 19 patrons
For just $2 US a month, you get a digital subscription to Revolver Quarterly, and downloadable PDFs of Therefore, Repent! Dream Life and patron only blog and AV posts and deals! I'd like to exceed 500 pledges in this class some day, that would become a sustainable subscription base that let me work most of the time on my comics alone, so share the Patreon after you pledge to encourage your friends to join in too!
Postcards from Montreal!
$8 or more per month 4 of 100 patrons
Along with the expanding digital rewards Spilt Ink patrons at or over this level will get a postcard from me twice a year! Around New Years and Summer Solstice is my plan. Featuring a new image and a personal message of thanks at minimum! Some will be sketch cards, original postcard sized drawings. Kind of want to have some fun with the postcards, so this idea will probably evolve. I'm not the greatest letter writer, but I do like doodling and making stuff. :) Pledges at this level also get you a Spilt Ink Patrons club membership, so all the digital extras! Revolver Quarterly, Therefore, Repent! & Dream Life.
Yearly Convention Sketches!
$15 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
$15 monthly adds up! The sketch will be of pretty much anything you would like that i'm cool with drawing. A favorite character, your kid? A pet, my toes? ;) Art commissions can be sent to you, or a different recipient. So this can be an ongoing gift for yourself, another, or many others over time! 

I'll begin working on the your new sketch every 12 months, starting schedule permitting, 3 months from the date you first start supporting me at this level.


And of course you'll be a Spilt Ink Patrons club member, so all the digital extras, Revolver Quarterly, Therefore, Repent! & Dream Life!

Be a model for my art!
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

Get your likeness in one of my comics! I'll use you as an extra somewhere, probably more than once! You might be a cop, or someone on the street, Dracula's messenger, or a skate punk? Alternately I can just draw your portrait, if you like, for your wall via a HD digital copy, or to use as an avatar. 
I won't be putting you in the VERY next thing I do, It has to fit with the plan. But I use models for my characters often and have to populate scenes all the time, the opportunity will come! I expect this to help me over time really. You'll of course have to send me photos of yourself, a few ideally, see example given! And if you want the portrait sketch, let me know and I'll start it within a couple months of your first pledge! And, you get all the digital rewards, and I'll send you some of the physical sketch studies I do of you to prep for drawing you in my comics too! 

Student Patrons!
$35 or more per month 3 of 15 patrons
I've taught Art for over four years now at Syn Studio in downtown Montreal, and have 25+ years of experience in the arts to share. I've been really enjoying doing that, so I'm offering this services as a reward here on Patreon.

Duration and intensity will be up to your initiative and my availability, I plan to posts lesson plans, tutorials, and other forms of instructional material regularly,  and share a lot of process posts about all aspects of what I do, from planing and drawing a comic, to life art studies, to project managing as a freelancer and contract working creative.  All patrons can send me questions/suggestions for topics to cover.

I'll also host regular in studio live streams and workshops, and Student Patrons can request private one on one sessions anytime, schedule permitting I'll spend at least a couple hours with you once a month in video chat working with you on your artistic progress.   If you happen to be in Montreal, I can often do this in person! Otherwise we'll use Video Chat or VOIP.
Super Patron!
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

100 & up!

Really?! Wow. I feel funny even porposing something like this pledge option, but many others do so I thought, heck, just in case! Suffice to say, anyone who pledges this much or more gets all the rewards, and we'll talk. Patronage of this caliber earns you some custom rewards and special attention for sure, especially if it's sustained. We'll work out something just for you.