J. Alan Shelton & Douang Khamsitthisack is creating The Becoming Webcomic
2

patrons

$12
per Monthly Update
The Becoming is a gothic fantasy series featuring a church in mourning of their long dead god, wizards as statesmen, a civilization that's not so civilized anymore and a child destined to be the resurrection of...something...

The comic has been online and free to read since Feb. 20th, 2010 - and will never going to change. Let me be absolutely clear on this:  

There will never be a paywall - The Becoming will always be free to read.

Patreon simply gives our readers the option to help support the comic via monthly donations that help buy us more time to contribute toward creating the comic as well as help finance maintenance costs such as art supplies, hosting services, software, software upgrades, hardware, heck, even healthy non-fatty snacks to munch on while we work.  

Okay, So How Does This Thing Work?

Pretty simple actually. If you like the comic and are in a position to throw a few bones our way each month to help keep it going, then you just choose a donation tier listed below and once a month, whenever the comic does it's monthly update, that amount will be charged to your account and you'll have access to whatever rewards are listed for your tier. You can cancel out at any time. 

Rewards? Like what? 

Well, aside from undying love and gratitude for supporting us, we're also offering access to our Patreon feed that will feature all kinds of extra material from character designs, work in progress artwork, pin-ups and whatever else behind the scenes things we can think of that you might like.

Explain these "tiers".

Okay, right now we have 2 tiers for supporters:

The first (starting at $1) is the BDL INITIATE tier which gives you access to our Patreon Activity stream where we'll occasionally be posting behind the scenes artwork, sketches, maybe commentary...just whatever we think might be cool.  And we're open to suggestions. :) 

The Second (starting at $3) is the DISCIPLE'S APPRENTICE tier.  It gives you access to the above mentioned Patreon Activity Stream but with some cool additions such as access to new pages of our spin-off series, The Ne'er-do-wells, as they're completed as well as early access to our "revision" pages to The Becoming Book I as they're completed as well. Oh, and that's not all, we're going to start doing fairly regular monthly original art giveaways, things like sketch cards and the like and you will automatically be entered into those.  

And Goals are...?

Goals are our personal milestones relating to our comic's production that your donations contribute towards making happen.  For example:  the ability to remove ads from the site, buy some much needed art supplies, upgrade software, or even allowing a creator to turn down some paying work to concentrate their time and energy on this comic instead.  

Anything else?

Thanks for checking us out! :)

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Monthly Update
0 patrons
BELLAC DEFENSE LEAGUE INITIATE
In repayment for your service to the cause you will receive:
  • Our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your support in continuing our story.
  • BDL level access to our Patreon Activity Stream which includes all kinds of behind the scenes art, sketches, WIPs, etc.
Pledge $3 or more per Monthly Update
2 patrons
DISCIPLE'S APPRENTICE
In repayment for your service to the cause you will receive:
  • Our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your support in continuing our story.
  • DISCIPLE level access to our Patreon Activity Stream including all kinds of behind the scenes art, sketches, WIPs, etc.
  • Access to new pages of our spin-off comic, The Ne'er-Do-Wells, as they are completed.
  • Access to new "revision" pages of Book 1 of The Becoming as they are completed and before they go live on the main site.  
  • Automatic entry into semi-regular original art giveaways.
Goals
$12 of $70 per Monthly Update
If we somehow manage to get to this point, it'll no longer be necessary to clutter the website up with advertising to cover our misc. out of pocket costs like hosting, maintenance, software upgrades, advertising, etc. and thus we can remove all those ads off the site!
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The Becoming is a gothic fantasy series featuring a church in mourning of their long dead god, wizards as statesmen, a civilization that's not so civilized anymore and a child destined to be the resurrection of...something...

The comic has been online and free to read since Feb. 20th, 2010 - and will never going to change. Let me be absolutely clear on this:  

There will never be a paywall - The Becoming will always be free to read.

Patreon simply gives our readers the option to help support the comic via monthly donations that help buy us more time to contribute toward creating the comic as well as help finance maintenance costs such as art supplies, hosting services, software, software upgrades, hardware, heck, even healthy non-fatty snacks to munch on while we work.  

Okay, So How Does This Thing Work?

Pretty simple actually. If you like the comic and are in a position to throw a few bones our way each month to help keep it going, then you just choose a donation tier listed below and once a month, whenever the comic does it's monthly update, that amount will be charged to your account and you'll have access to whatever rewards are listed for your tier. You can cancel out at any time. 

Rewards? Like what? 

Well, aside from undying love and gratitude for supporting us, we're also offering access to our Patreon feed that will feature all kinds of extra material from character designs, work in progress artwork, pin-ups and whatever else behind the scenes things we can think of that you might like.

Explain these "tiers".

Okay, right now we have 2 tiers for supporters:

The first (starting at $1) is the BDL INITIATE tier which gives you access to our Patreon Activity stream where we'll occasionally be posting behind the scenes artwork, sketches, maybe commentary...just whatever we think might be cool.  And we're open to suggestions. :) 

The Second (starting at $3) is the DISCIPLE'S APPRENTICE tier.  It gives you access to the above mentioned Patreon Activity Stream but with some cool additions such as access to new pages of our spin-off series, The Ne'er-do-wells, as they're completed as well as early access to our "revision" pages to The Becoming Book I as they're completed as well. Oh, and that's not all, we're going to start doing fairly regular monthly original art giveaways, things like sketch cards and the like and you will automatically be entered into those.  

And Goals are...?

Goals are our personal milestones relating to our comic's production that your donations contribute towards making happen.  For example:  the ability to remove ads from the site, buy some much needed art supplies, upgrade software, or even allowing a creator to turn down some paying work to concentrate their time and energy on this comic instead.  

Anything else?

Thanks for checking us out! :)

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Monthly Update
0 patrons
BELLAC DEFENSE LEAGUE INITIATE
In repayment for your service to the cause you will receive:
  • Our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your support in continuing our story.
  • BDL level access to our Patreon Activity Stream which includes all kinds of behind the scenes art, sketches, WIPs, etc.
Pledge $3 or more per Monthly Update
2 patrons
DISCIPLE'S APPRENTICE
In repayment for your service to the cause you will receive:
  • Our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your support in continuing our story.
  • DISCIPLE level access to our Patreon Activity Stream including all kinds of behind the scenes art, sketches, WIPs, etc.
  • Access to new pages of our spin-off comic, The Ne'er-Do-Wells, as they are completed.
  • Access to new "revision" pages of Book 1 of The Becoming as they are completed and before they go live on the main site.  
  • Automatic entry into semi-regular original art giveaways.