Tony Cliff

is creating a fourth Delilah Dirk book!

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INDIVIDUAL OF GREAT FAITH

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Get a front-row seat on this wild ride! Please do not lean over the side railing, as tempting as it may be.
  • Most importantly, you make it possible to offer Delilah Dirk online, for free, without ads. You provide security for an independent author.
  • See exactly how this work is made. Laugh along with me at all the dumb ideas that get discarded during the process.
  • All patrons receive acknowledgement for their contribution in any online or printed volumes of this work.
  • You make this book viable.
  • See how the sausage is carefully drawn, page by page.
  • Receive acknowledgement in the acknowledgements.

BENEVOLENT SPONSOR

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As above, plus access to select original files, and inclusion in the Circle of Infinite Wisdom, who vote in matters of community decision.
  • You make this book viable.
  • See how the sausage is carefully drawn, page by page.
  • Receive acknowledgement in the acknowledgements.
  • Access to select original files.
  • Exercise your good taste in community votes.

TRAVELLING COMPANION, Mk. II

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Just like "TRAVELLING COMPANION," but at the time of this posting (March 2021), I am not comfortable guaranteeing cameo availability. In the end, I anticipate there will be many opportunities, but I am being cautious until I have more pages drawn. Thank you for your understanding!
  • You make this book viable.
  • See how the sausage is carefully drawn, page by page.
  • Receive acknowledgement in the acknowledgements.
  • Access to select original files.
  • Exercise your good taste in community votes.

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About Tony Cliff

YOU'RE EARLY!
Hello! Congratulations on having found this page so early in its life. I am embarking on a fourth full-length, full-colour graphic novel in the Delilah Dirk series, and I am asking for your help to support the writing and illustration of this relatively unique type of comic.



IN BRIEF:
  • What to look forward to from Delilah Dirk, Book Four.
  • My hope is support from you and others will make this book available for free, ad-free, to all readers. If not that, then at least for patrons.
  • Join for exclusive work-in-progress posts, to vote on occasional community choices, to potentially appear illustrated in the book, for acknowledgement in the final product, or, of course, simply to help bring this project to life.

YOU MEET A TRUSTWORTHY-LOOKING STRANGER.

He greets you in the street. Sure, he has a surly attitude that prickles the back of your neck, but he speaks honestly and has a straightforward manner which you find comforting. He tells you he has made comic books before. Three of them. They've been nominated for awards, made Best-of-the-Year lists, and one has even been a New York Times Bestseller. He tells you the books are about adventure, friendship, and the value of good tea. They are the tales of a young lady adventurer, independent and quick-witted, and this man hopes the stories will inspire young readers toward a similar spirit of curiosity, bravery, and a broad world-view. "If not that," he says, "at least you will laugh a little."
You look around to see if anyone else is hearing this, then discover that where the stranger once stood there are now only dust motes drifting in the light. A sweet floral fragrance draws your attention, and you discover a white rose pinned to your lapel.

SURPRISE, THE STRANGER IS ME.
The first Delilah Dirk book, The Turkish Lieutenant, was released online, for free, in a webcomic style. Delilah Dirk Book Four will be available online for free, too, and I am asking for your support in order to do so.



WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU.
I’m hoping we can both take part in the essential spirit of this system: you find value in the Delilah Dirk series and wish to support its continued production, just like PBS, or the Maximum Fun podcasting network. Then, when a friend says, "I need something to read," you can say, "here's a thing I really like, and you can read it for free!"

OUR ADVENTURING GOALS.
For myself, the first ambitious goal is to be able to make this comic while being able to support the financial health of my family.
For patrons, the primary goal is to make this comic available to all, online. That is the heart of this endeavour: your patronage makes a free-to-read comic viable. As production progresses, I’ll post updates and insights into the process, which will also be free for all to read. To me, it makes little sense to hide those sorts of things behind a pay-wall; whatever there is to be learned from those posts, I want it to be available to, say, broke arts students or disadvantaged teens.
Down the road, though, I'd like to do some exclusive fun business for patrons. For example, there ought to be opportunities for patrons to make cameos in the book. I’d love to be able to explore interactive community projects, like a choosable-adventure Delilah story. If patronage proves particularly successful, maybe I could invite guest authors to contribute and enrich Delilah’s world. But for now, I’m just hoping to keep Delilah Dirk Four going.
If you’re interested in supporting Delilah’s adventures, become a patron today!

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TRAVELING IN COMFORT.
Delilah can hire porters to carry her stuff, which means, in turn, that she can travel further and for longer. Let's send an expedition into the mountains and see what's out there.
(Someone gets to contribute to the mortgage payments.)
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