The Outhouse is creating The Outhouse: A Comic Book News Website for the Fans
5

patrons

$25
per month
Welcome to the All-New All Different Outhouse Patreon! Just like with any reboot or relaunch, not much has changed; we've just streamlined things.

The Outhouse
is a comic book website dedicated to being a fan-driven voice in the comics industry.  Unlike other sites, we consider ourselves to be a voice for consumers, not giant entertainment corporations.  Our writers are all fans of comics, and strive to provide news and commentary from a perspective that other fans can understand and relate to.  

On average, the Outhouse publishes between 7 to 10 articles a day, and covers a variety of topics, including comics, television, movies, books and more.  Our article mix includes news, reviews, interviews, satire, podcasts and op/eds.  We also periodically feature webcomics on our site.  The site averages about 20,000 pageviews per day, and has had over 1.2 million visitors in 2014. 

In 2012, we changed the focus of our front page to make our articles include more snark and satire, in an attempt to change the things we felt were dragging the industry down.  We believe in taking a stance against racism and sexism in the comic industry, advocating and supporting creators, creator-owned comics, and the readers that make it possible, and providing news and commentary about the comic and entertainment industry that doesn't take itself too seriously.  

In 2014, the Outhouse recommitted itself to focusing on small press comics and strives to feature these comics prominently amongst our less positive mainstream comics coverage.  We've also started to focus more on Kickstarter projects, recognizing that crowdfunded comics will continue to be a force in the comic industry.  We're hoping to be a more comprehensive comic site that fans of mainstream, alternative and local comics can all enjoy. 

Our site's costs are currently limited to a $130/mo. server fee.  Our ability to advertise has been limited by Google Adsense banning the site in 2011 over a forum post, as well as our generally derisive (but honest) coverage of the comic industry's big players, which are also its biggest advertisers. While we do have advertisers some months, we believe our revenue is far below that of comparably popular sites because we do not play the payola game. If you believe this is important, we appreciate your support in our campaign. Any profits above our costs made from advertising revenue are shared in their entirety with all of our contributors and staff members.

Our goal is to allow our fans to support independent (and funny) comics journalism, and also to allow small press and independent publisher a lower cost way to advertise on a popular comic book site than we would offer to corporate-backed publishers.

Let's be clear: no matter what the outcome of this Patreon, the Outhouse will continue to be the Outhouse that you love (or love to hate).  We don't want anyone to feel like we're squeezing them, or that The Outhouse will go behind any kind of paywall, or anything like that. If we receive $0/month, our 200,000+ monthly readers can still enjoy our hackneyed mockery and self-referential in-jokes for free. You should contribute only because you want to, and because you want to help us grow to be an even bigger thorn in the side to idiocy in the comics industry than we are now.

We also want to make it clear that support of our Patreon is not the only way to get your small press or creator owned comic featured on our site. We try to support as many of these as we can, for free, and you are welcome to contact us at press (at) theouthousers (dot) com about that. Contributing to our campaign will guarantee you a feature within a specific time frame, and at some reward levels, give you more control over the content of that article, but we're also happy to support your project for free within the constraints of our time and abilities.

Thank you so much for your time and support. We hope to continue to be a voice in the comic industry for years to come. 
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
We will thank/blame you for supporting us on our website.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
For $5, we'll fake quote you in one of our upcoming articles as an unreasonable and/or disgruntled comic book fan.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
For $10, we'll let you write an article about your creator owned or small press comic or crowdfunding campaign on our website, pitching it to our readers. We reserve the right to refund your money and refuse to publish the article if we feel it is not in the best interest of the site, for instance, if it contains sexist, racist, or homophobic content, or if it personally attacks another person in a way we feel is not okay.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
For $10 a month, you'll receive a special flair on the forums that indicates you are more important than everyone else because you gave us money.
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 patron
We will plug your small press or creator owned comic at least twice a week on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for a month.  Plus, we'll also feature your comic in an article (non-review) on our site, which our staff will create.
Drunken Zechs
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Zechs will review a comic of your choice for his column.
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
For $30, we will feature your small press or creator owned comic in a snarky news article, interview, or feature article (your choice, but no reviews - we're not CBR). We'll work with you throughout the process of creating this article. If you are running a crowdfunding campaign, we'll also tweet about it and try to shame our readers into checking it out.
Punish Zechs
$31 or more per month 0 patrons
For $31 a month you can have Zechs watch and review 4 movies a month.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
For $50, you'll sponsor the website for a week.  Sponsorship includes a banner or text advertisement at the bottom of every article viewed on the website for one week, as well as an interview, feature, or snarky news article about your comic or other project.  Please note that sponsoring the Outhouse will not guarantee a positive review or any sort of "payola" on our end. You only need to pay $50 once to receive this reward.  If you choose to pay $50 per month, you'll sponsor the Outhouse for one week each month.
Really Punish Zechs
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
For $100 a month you can have Zechs watch and review 4 movies a month of your choice.
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 12 patrons
For $200, you'll be a sponsor of the Outhouse for an entire month!  Basically, take the $50 goal and multiply it by 4.  Please note that you only need to pay $200 once to receive this reward.
Conventions
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledge $500 or More Per Month. For $500 we'll lend you Tim or Zechs to be your personal manservant at SDCC, C2E2, or NYCC. They'll act as your pack mule, personal bodyguard, and door opener for the entirety of the convention. Please note if you choose C2E2 with Zechs, you might get Triple-Blacklisted By DC Comics or stalked by Thomas Jane.
Counter Reset
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
For $1000 we'll reset the Has DC Done Something Stupid Lately Counter for any reason you see fit.
Goals
$25 of $130 per month
Our monthly server costs cost $130/mo.  We're looking to build support from our readership to pay for our monthly server costs so that we can start paying our writers for their hard work and creative articles.
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Welcome to the All-New All Different Outhouse Patreon! Just like with any reboot or relaunch, not much has changed; we've just streamlined things.

The Outhouse
is a comic book website dedicated to being a fan-driven voice in the comics industry.  Unlike other sites, we consider ourselves to be a voice for consumers, not giant entertainment corporations.  Our writers are all fans of comics, and strive to provide news and commentary from a perspective that other fans can understand and relate to.  

On average, the Outhouse publishes between 7 to 10 articles a day, and covers a variety of topics, including comics, television, movies, books and more.  Our article mix includes news, reviews, interviews, satire, podcasts and op/eds.  We also periodically feature webcomics on our site.  The site averages about 20,000 pageviews per day, and has had over 1.2 million visitors in 2014. 

In 2012, we changed the focus of our front page to make our articles include more snark and satire, in an attempt to change the things we felt were dragging the industry down.  We believe in taking a stance against racism and sexism in the comic industry, advocating and supporting creators, creator-owned comics, and the readers that make it possible, and providing news and commentary about the comic and entertainment industry that doesn't take itself too seriously.  

In 2014, the Outhouse recommitted itself to focusing on small press comics and strives to feature these comics prominently amongst our less positive mainstream comics coverage.  We've also started to focus more on Kickstarter projects, recognizing that crowdfunded comics will continue to be a force in the comic industry.  We're hoping to be a more comprehensive comic site that fans of mainstream, alternative and local comics can all enjoy. 

Our site's costs are currently limited to a $130/mo. server fee.  Our ability to advertise has been limited by Google Adsense banning the site in 2011 over a forum post, as well as our generally derisive (but honest) coverage of the comic industry's big players, which are also its biggest advertisers. While we do have advertisers some months, we believe our revenue is far below that of comparably popular sites because we do not play the payola game. If you believe this is important, we appreciate your support in our campaign. Any profits above our costs made from advertising revenue are shared in their entirety with all of our contributors and staff members.

Our goal is to allow our fans to support independent (and funny) comics journalism, and also to allow small press and independent publisher a lower cost way to advertise on a popular comic book site than we would offer to corporate-backed publishers.

Let's be clear: no matter what the outcome of this Patreon, the Outhouse will continue to be the Outhouse that you love (or love to hate).  We don't want anyone to feel like we're squeezing them, or that The Outhouse will go behind any kind of paywall, or anything like that. If we receive $0/month, our 200,000+ monthly readers can still enjoy our hackneyed mockery and self-referential in-jokes for free. You should contribute only because you want to, and because you want to help us grow to be an even bigger thorn in the side to idiocy in the comics industry than we are now.

We also want to make it clear that support of our Patreon is not the only way to get your small press or creator owned comic featured on our site. We try to support as many of these as we can, for free, and you are welcome to contact us at press (at) theouthousers (dot) com about that. Contributing to our campaign will guarantee you a feature within a specific time frame, and at some reward levels, give you more control over the content of that article, but we're also happy to support your project for free within the constraints of our time and abilities.

Thank you so much for your time and support. We hope to continue to be a voice in the comic industry for years to come. 

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
We will thank/blame you for supporting us on our website.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
For $5, we'll fake quote you in one of our upcoming articles as an unreasonable and/or disgruntled comic book fan.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
For $10, we'll let you write an article about your creator owned or small press comic or crowdfunding campaign on our website, pitching it to our readers. We reserve the right to refund your money and refuse to publish the article if we feel it is not in the best interest of the site, for instance, if it contains sexist, racist, or homophobic content, or if it personally attacks another person in a way we feel is not okay.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
For $10 a month, you'll receive a special flair on the forums that indicates you are more important than everyone else because you gave us money.
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 patron
We will plug your small press or creator owned comic at least twice a week on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for a month.  Plus, we'll also feature your comic in an article (non-review) on our site, which our staff will create.
Drunken Zechs
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Zechs will review a comic of your choice for his column.
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
For $30, we will feature your small press or creator owned comic in a snarky news article, interview, or feature article (your choice, but no reviews - we're not CBR). We'll work with you throughout the process of creating this article. If you are running a crowdfunding campaign, we'll also tweet about it and try to shame our readers into checking it out.
Punish Zechs
$31 or more per month 0 patrons
For $31 a month you can have Zechs watch and review 4 movies a month.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
For $50, you'll sponsor the website for a week.  Sponsorship includes a banner or text advertisement at the bottom of every article viewed on the website for one week, as well as an interview, feature, or snarky news article about your comic or other project.  Please note that sponsoring the Outhouse will not guarantee a positive review or any sort of "payola" on our end. You only need to pay $50 once to receive this reward.  If you choose to pay $50 per month, you'll sponsor the Outhouse for one week each month.
Really Punish Zechs
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
For $100 a month you can have Zechs watch and review 4 movies a month of your choice.
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 12 patrons
For $200, you'll be a sponsor of the Outhouse for an entire month!  Basically, take the $50 goal and multiply it by 4.  Please note that you only need to pay $200 once to receive this reward.
Conventions
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledge $500 or More Per Month. For $500 we'll lend you Tim or Zechs to be your personal manservant at SDCC, C2E2, or NYCC. They'll act as your pack mule, personal bodyguard, and door opener for the entirety of the convention. Please note if you choose C2E2 with Zechs, you might get Triple-Blacklisted By DC Comics or stalked by Thomas Jane.
Counter Reset
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
For $1000 we'll reset the Has DC Done Something Stupid Lately Counter for any reason you see fit.