Steve Rude the Dude

Steve Rude the Dude

is creating Comics and Fine Art

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patrons
At 62, Steve has 2 dreams in life. Create more Nexus and share his knowledge with the world. Anyone who's ever edited a video knows how many hours it takes to put it all together. Patreon allows Steve to continue to put out professional videos, sharing his art knowledge and drawing demos with the world. Once we reach 250 patreons we can get on a schedule, hopefully monthly. In the meantime we'll offer other amazing rewards to show our appreciation.

NEW!  The $99 Tier will be given MONTHLY art lessons!  First one being posted THIS WEEKEND. 

What's in it for you?

  • Are you an artist that would love to learn from Steve's vast knowledge of art? He no longer does workshops or takes on new students, but would love to teach through videos.
  • Are you a fan of animation and are interested in seeing behind the scenes out takes and drawings? Would you love a chance to purchase an original animation sketch for under $100 before they are available to the public?
  • Pick Steve's brain with questions he will answer either via post or video.
  • Have your name listed as a supporter on his next drawing demo video
  • Advance purchase option for original artwork
  • Special deals throughout the year on commissions and some moths we'll even give you your entire pledge back as a gift card in our store, free print, or other exclusive item.
  • Exclusive advance purchase poster options not available to the public such as his Action Superman #1000 cover.
  • Advance access to finished videos and opportunity for exclusive live streaming throughout the year.

WHY PATREON?

Anyone who's ever edited a video knows how many hours it takes to put it all together.  Patreon allows Steve to continue to put out professional videos, sharing his art knowledge and drawing demos with the world.  Once we reach 250 patreons we can get on a schedule, hopefully monthly.  In the meantime we'll offer other amazing rewards to show our appreciation.

WHY THIS WILL WORK

The Patreon campaign focuses on value through digital rewards from not only the Newspaper strip, but on Steve Rude as an artist sharing tips on drawing and struggles working with different mediums.We have an intern turned office helper that will help keep digital content rolling out and assemble monthly Q&A and commission suggestions while mama Gino carts kiddos and dogs around when she’s not destressing at the gym.

MEMBERSHIP REWARDS

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP - $5
While we release general blogs online, we will maintain a more in depth and personal inside look into the life of Steve Rude, and the creation of the Nexus Newspaper and other works via our Patreon blog.  You will also have exclusive access to downloadable images!

FRONT ROW PASS - $19
Everything mentioned for general members plus much more.  We'll be doing a once a month video of Steve creating a commission chosen from submissions from the VIP level, but you can submit Q&As to be answered and get exclusive access to uneditied footage plus early access to the final edited video!  We will also be using Patreon's LENS to download some quick streamed video and video notes from the Dude!  All this and a monthly discount code for 15% off online store orders (not good on original art orders)!  You can also preorder convention commissions -- at convention prices!

VIP PASS - $49
As a big THANKS for being a big supporter, we will send first time VIP PASS members some amazing free Steve Rude book downloads worth nearly $200, exclusive access to scanned pages from his infamous personal sketchbook, AND you can submit monthly a sketch option for Steve to use for his monthly drawing demo.  If he picks yours we'll send you the original!  All this PLUS a monthly discount code for 20% in the online store (not good on original art orders).

LIMITED VIP GOLD PASS - $99
For our GOLD member superfans, not only do we offer everything above; as new Nexus collections and Steve Rude sketchbooks are released you will receive a SIGNED mailed copy!  PLUS signed copies of all prints created while you're a member AND 25% off your online store orders (not good on original art orders).  PLUS when there's new artwork for sale we'll send you a note through Patreon with an exclusive link to give you FIRST OPTION to purchase original art in our store.

NEW! The $99 Tier will be given MONTHLY art lessons! First one being posted THIS WEEKEND.

Tiers
THANK YOU
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting Steve Rude, Rude Dude Productions, and the Nexus Newspaper Strip 
GENERAL ACCESS PASS
$5 or more per month
  • Access to blog and all images/photos released in blog including Chloe (Steve’s blow hard)
  • First option to buy new artwork up for sale by at least 24 hours
  • Your name added in the thank you credits of finished videos
  • 10% off in the online store
FRONT ROW PASS
$19 or more per month
  • Access to LENS behind the scenes & travel videos
  • Send in Q&A Questions to be answered during the drawing demo
  • Access to videos – Drawing demos with Steve during which he will explain his tools, techniques and answer any questions sent in.  For videos taking more than a month you will get to see the in progress video clips!
  • Free download of all past newspaper strips
  • GUARANTEED spot on the convention list or preorder at con prices to pick up at the show!
  • 15% off everything in the online store
  • All previous rewards
VIP PASS
$49 or more per month
  • Free downloads of all past Steve Rude sketchbooks in PDF or ePub format
  • Free download of HOW TO DRAW NEXUS book
  • Exclusive never before access to scans from Steve’s personal sketchbooks – new pages posted monthly!
  • Exclusive monthly code for 20% off in the online store
  • All previous rewards
LIMITED VIP GOLD PASS
$99 or more per month
  • Art Lessons developed by Steve for the Patreon group!
  • First option to buy new artwork 
  • As printed collections are released from Dark Horse Comics and Steve Rude Art, you will receive a signed copy with a personalized thank you. (US ONLY)
  • Signed copies of all new prints released from Steve Rude Art (US ONLY)
  • 25% off in the online store
  • All previous rewards
At 62, Steve has 2 dreams in life. Create more Nexus and share his knowledge with the world. Anyone who's ever edited a video knows how many hours it takes to put it all together. Patreon allows Steve to continue to put out professional videos, sharing his art knowledge and drawing demos with the world. Once we reach 250 patreons we can get on a schedule, hopefully monthly. In the meantime we'll offer other amazing rewards to show our appreciation.

NEW!  The $99 Tier will be given MONTHLY art lessons!  First one being posted THIS WEEKEND. 

What's in it for you?

  • Are you an artist that would love to learn from Steve's vast knowledge of art? He no longer does workshops or takes on new students, but would love to teach through videos.
  • Are you a fan of animation and are interested in seeing behind the scenes out takes and drawings? Would you love a chance to purchase an original animation sketch for under $100 before they are available to the public?
  • Pick Steve's brain with questions he will answer either via post or video.
  • Have your name listed as a supporter on his next drawing demo video
  • Advance purchase option for original artwork
  • Special deals throughout the year on commissions and some moths we'll even give you your entire pledge back as a gift card in our store, free print, or other exclusive item.
  • Exclusive advance purchase poster options not available to the public such as his Action Superman #1000 cover.
  • Advance access to finished videos and opportunity for exclusive live streaming throughout the year.

WHY PATREON?

Anyone who's ever edited a video knows how many hours it takes to put it all together.  Patreon allows Steve to continue to put out professional videos, sharing his art knowledge and drawing demos with the world.  Once we reach 250 patreons we can get on a schedule, hopefully monthly.  In the meantime we'll offer other amazing rewards to show our appreciation.

WHY THIS WILL WORK

The Patreon campaign focuses on value through digital rewards from not only the Newspaper strip, but on Steve Rude as an artist sharing tips on drawing and struggles working with different mediums.We have an intern turned office helper that will help keep digital content rolling out and assemble monthly Q&A and commission suggestions while mama Gino carts kiddos and dogs around when she’s not destressing at the gym.

MEMBERSHIP REWARDS

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP - $5
While we release general blogs online, we will maintain a more in depth and personal inside look into the life of Steve Rude, and the creation of the Nexus Newspaper and other works via our Patreon blog.  You will also have exclusive access to downloadable images!

FRONT ROW PASS - $19
Everything mentioned for general members plus much more.  We'll be doing a once a month video of Steve creating a commission chosen from submissions from the VIP level, but you can submit Q&As to be answered and get exclusive access to uneditied footage plus early access to the final edited video!  We will also be using Patreon's LENS to download some quick streamed video and video notes from the Dude!  All this and a monthly discount code for 15% off online store orders (not good on original art orders)!  You can also preorder convention commissions -- at convention prices!

VIP PASS - $49
As a big THANKS for being a big supporter, we will send first time VIP PASS members some amazing free Steve Rude book downloads worth nearly $200, exclusive access to scanned pages from his infamous personal sketchbook, AND you can submit monthly a sketch option for Steve to use for his monthly drawing demo.  If he picks yours we'll send you the original!  All this PLUS a monthly discount code for 20% in the online store (not good on original art orders).

LIMITED VIP GOLD PASS - $99
For our GOLD member superfans, not only do we offer everything above; as new Nexus collections and Steve Rude sketchbooks are released you will receive a SIGNED mailed copy!  PLUS signed copies of all prints created while you're a member AND 25% off your online store orders (not good on original art orders).  PLUS when there's new artwork for sale we'll send you a note through Patreon with an exclusive link to give you FIRST OPTION to purchase original art in our store.

NEW! The $99 Tier will be given MONTHLY art lessons! First one being posted THIS WEEKEND.

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Tiers
THANK YOU
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting Steve Rude, Rude Dude Productions, and the Nexus Newspaper Strip 
GENERAL ACCESS PASS
$5 or more per month
  • Access to blog and all images/photos released in blog including Chloe (Steve’s blow hard)
  • First option to buy new artwork up for sale by at least 24 hours
  • Your name added in the thank you credits of finished videos
  • 10% off in the online store
FRONT ROW PASS
$19 or more per month
  • Access to LENS behind the scenes & travel videos
  • Send in Q&A Questions to be answered during the drawing demo
  • Access to videos – Drawing demos with Steve during which he will explain his tools, techniques and answer any questions sent in.  For videos taking more than a month you will get to see the in progress video clips!
  • Free download of all past newspaper strips
  • GUARANTEED spot on the convention list or preorder at con prices to pick up at the show!
  • 15% off everything in the online store
  • All previous rewards
VIP PASS
$49 or more per month
  • Free downloads of all past Steve Rude sketchbooks in PDF or ePub format
  • Free download of HOW TO DRAW NEXUS book
  • Exclusive never before access to scans from Steve’s personal sketchbooks – new pages posted monthly!
  • Exclusive monthly code for 20% off in the online store
  • All previous rewards
LIMITED VIP GOLD PASS
$99 or more per month
  • Art Lessons developed by Steve for the Patreon group!
  • First option to buy new artwork 
  • As printed collections are released from Dark Horse Comics and Steve Rude Art, you will receive a signed copy with a personalized thank you. (US ONLY)
  • Signed copies of all new prints released from Steve Rude Art (US ONLY)
  • 25% off in the online store
  • All previous rewards