Tripp Gustin is creating True Colors
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patrons

$6
per month
Hi! I'm Tripp Gustin, creator of True Colors… a coming-of-age webcomic about college, friends, family, new experiences, and being true to yourself. Writing and drawing comics has been my passion since I could hold a pencil, so being able to seriously pursue comics and share them with the world has been a dream come true. On top of that, it's been amazing being able to bring these characters to life and share their story, something that has been over a decade in the making… and it's been truly fulfilling seeing other people enjoy getting to know Iro, Kit, Ben, Sonia, and the rest. If you've been a reader at any point in time, thank you for everything!

I work a full-time job to pay the bills, as well as spend some time on freelance graphic design to make ends meet, so any time I spend making comics is on top of that… which usually means spending somewhere between 10-20 hours of my free time a week on comics. I love it, but it is admittedly a lot of work… almost like a second (third?) job that I don't get paid for. Sometimes it is difficult to justify spending that much of my time on something that I get nothing tangible out of aside from the comics themselves and your kind words. That's where you come in!

True Colors is free to read on the web and always will be, as will any of my works in the foreseeable future. I have always loved the webcomics model, and I love being able to share my work with whoever might want to see it, so I'm not going to start charging for it any time soon. Instead, I will leave that part of it completely up to you.

If you have read and enjoyed my comics, I would deeply appreciate your financial support to make this venture more sustainable for me, in the form of monthly donations (or one-time donations, via paypal). Even a little bit would help, although more is always welcome! Just think of it like buying me a cup of coffee once a month… lord knows I could use the caffeine. In exchange, you will get access to bonus content--monthly blog posts about the characters and my process, concept art, rough versions of comic pages, wallpapers, you being drawn as a background character, and more! If enough people become patrons and I'm able to meet my monthly goals, I will even be able to do things like remove ads, do a monthly drawing livestream, or even increase my update schedule to twice a week! The possibilities are limitless, or at least have a direct correlation to the limitlessness of your generosity.

Thanks!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
You help support my comics, and you get a thank-you from me!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
This gets you access to the Patron-only blog featuring monthly blog posts, character backgrounds, personal musings, sketches, and more!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as rough sketches and progress shots of every single page of the comic as they come out!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as a personal thank-you sketch!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as the opportunity to be drawn in the comic itself! (Depending on when you donate, you may have to wait until the next crowd scene to see yourself, but there will be plenty throughout the story.)
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as downloadable PDFs of all completed chapters and interludes!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as a signed print of the comic page of your choosing!
Goals
$6 of $25 per month
If this tier is reached, every backer will be mailed a thank-you postcard with a personalized thank-you sketch on it. Thank you!
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Hi! I'm Tripp Gustin, creator of True Colors… a coming-of-age webcomic about college, friends, family, new experiences, and being true to yourself. Writing and drawing comics has been my passion since I could hold a pencil, so being able to seriously pursue comics and share them with the world has been a dream come true. On top of that, it's been amazing being able to bring these characters to life and share their story, something that has been over a decade in the making… and it's been truly fulfilling seeing other people enjoy getting to know Iro, Kit, Ben, Sonia, and the rest. If you've been a reader at any point in time, thank you for everything!

I work a full-time job to pay the bills, as well as spend some time on freelance graphic design to make ends meet, so any time I spend making comics is on top of that… which usually means spending somewhere between 10-20 hours of my free time a week on comics. I love it, but it is admittedly a lot of work… almost like a second (third?) job that I don't get paid for. Sometimes it is difficult to justify spending that much of my time on something that I get nothing tangible out of aside from the comics themselves and your kind words. That's where you come in!

True Colors is free to read on the web and always will be, as will any of my works in the foreseeable future. I have always loved the webcomics model, and I love being able to share my work with whoever might want to see it, so I'm not going to start charging for it any time soon. Instead, I will leave that part of it completely up to you.

If you have read and enjoyed my comics, I would deeply appreciate your financial support to make this venture more sustainable for me, in the form of monthly donations (or one-time donations, via paypal). Even a little bit would help, although more is always welcome! Just think of it like buying me a cup of coffee once a month… lord knows I could use the caffeine. In exchange, you will get access to bonus content--monthly blog posts about the characters and my process, concept art, rough versions of comic pages, wallpapers, you being drawn as a background character, and more! If enough people become patrons and I'm able to meet my monthly goals, I will even be able to do things like remove ads, do a monthly drawing livestream, or even increase my update schedule to twice a week! The possibilities are limitless, or at least have a direct correlation to the limitlessness of your generosity.

Thanks!

Recent posts by Tripp Gustin

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
You help support my comics, and you get a thank-you from me!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
This gets you access to the Patron-only blog featuring monthly blog posts, character backgrounds, personal musings, sketches, and more!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as rough sketches and progress shots of every single page of the comic as they come out!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as a personal thank-you sketch!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as the opportunity to be drawn in the comic itself! (Depending on when you donate, you may have to wait until the next crowd scene to see yourself, but there will be plenty throughout the story.)
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as downloadable PDFs of all completed chapters and interludes!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all of the previous reward tiers, as well as a signed print of the comic page of your choosing!