Salgood Sam

Salgood Sam

is creating and teaching, Comics & Art!

36

patrons

$143

per month

Hi! My name is Max,
aka Salgood Sam.
I'm an artist, storyteller
& teacher.

For the last almost three decades i've primarily made art for a living, freelancing mostly, a lot of it doing comics but also illustration and other things. 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 still pick up the odd illustration gig but teaching lets me be selective and not sweat the bills. But I don't end up with a lot of time left over for my comics, which increasingly have become personal works. I'd like to do a LOT more of that.

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 or at least commit more time to it.  And I thought this could also be a great way to set up a subscription service too via the lower pledge tiers. 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*!; 
$900 = all my bills too!;
$1500 makes Spilt Ink
my full time job;
& $2000 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
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! 
Includes Discord rewards
The Spilt Ink Patrons club!
$2 or more per month
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!
Includes Discord rewards
Postcards from Montreal!
$8 or more per month only 1 left

Along with the expanding digital rewards Spilt Ink patrons at or over this level will get postcards from me!

Some will be sketch cards, original postcard sized drawings. Kind of want to have some fun with the postcards.

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.

Includes Discord rewards
Student Patrons!
$35 or more per month only 1 left
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.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
36 of 100 patrons
I really want to expand my audience, so baby steps. I assume that patreon patrons aren't going to be the only people that read my comics. A few will be free to the public, and most will end up being available in print.

But as a % I feel like this is a good early benchmark for this new community building emphasis for the campaign.

I'm hoping to be able to count on patrons to also pitch in and being a street team sometimes, sharing news of the comics and things I'm doing on their social media? A 100 of them doing that now and then would add up to a lot more helpful mentions in the feed to cut through the noise.

No one is obligated but as a passionate supporter I hope you'll feel inclined to help in that way and recommend my comics and content! :D
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Hi! My name is Max,
aka Salgood Sam.
I'm an artist, storyteller
& teacher.

For the last almost three decades i've primarily made art for a living, freelancing mostly, a lot of it doing comics but also illustration and other things. 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 still pick up the odd illustration gig but teaching lets me be selective and not sweat the bills. But I don't end up with a lot of time left over for my comics, which increasingly have become personal works. I'd like to do a LOT more of that.

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 or at least commit more time to it.  And I thought this could also be a great way to set up a subscription service too via the lower pledge tiers. 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*!; 
$900 = all my bills too!;
$1500 makes Spilt Ink
my full time job;
& $2000 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
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! 
Includes Discord rewards
The Spilt Ink Patrons club!
$2 or more per month
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!
Includes Discord rewards
Postcards from Montreal!
$8 or more per month only 1 left

Along with the expanding digital rewards Spilt Ink patrons at or over this level will get postcards from me!

Some will be sketch cards, original postcard sized drawings. Kind of want to have some fun with the postcards.

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.

Includes Discord rewards
Student Patrons!
$35 or more per month only 1 left
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.
Includes Discord rewards