Bill Simpson is creating an online graphic novel
6

patrons

$23
per Creating my graphic novel
Q: What is Not Of This Earth?

A:
 
Not of this Earth is an online graphic novel set in a world of UFO and alien conspiracy. Follow the abduction of a ten year old boy on his journey to escape his abductors. Explore the insidious motives behind the aliens and what happens to ten year old Deyv as he grows up among a seemingly endless variety of aliens.

Not Of This Earth was a story idea that I had way back in 1999. I was in the middle of making a career change from the world of comics to the mundane world of truck driving. HEY! I needed to make a better living for my family and comics at the time were not cutting the mustard. Years later I decided that this idea had bounced around my noggin for enough time and I needed to tell my story. Seeing that other creators were publishing online, I did some research and thought, "Hey! I can do this too."

Q: What is Patreon?

A:
If you are familiar with what a patron of the arts is you will understand the basic concept behind Patreon. As a patron of the arts you would support an artist, musician, or writer by meet their financial needs. Now for most people you might be able to buy a guy a Happy Meal with your hard earned money. But, not provide for the entire expenses of an individual. Patreon allows for larger group of people to contribute a buck or two (or whatever you see fit) every month to support that artist. 

Q: Your pledges are set up per comic update?

A:
Yes. This has the incentive for me to keep producing pages so I don't get lazy and just sit back and collect your hard earned money for doing nothing. 

Q: What's keeping me from producing a thousand pages a month and you getting charged for it?

A:
You set a monthly maximum that you want to pledge. So if you pledge $1.00 per page and a monthly maximum of $5.00, you will never be charged more than $5.00. No matter how many pages I produce. Now there are incentives for those that are looking to get exclusives such as signed and numbered prints and even original art. 

Not Of This Earth can be found here Here I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it.

Bill
Rewards
Copper
$1 or more per Creating my graphic novel 0 patrons
A sincere "Thank You" from the child inside that has the need to create.
Bronze
$5 or more per Creating my graphic novel 1 patron
Sponsor Not Of This Earth for $5.00 a month and I'll throw your name into a hat for a monthly drawing for a piece of original art. Also, this level qualifies for a once a month Google Hangout video conference. We can talk about a multitude of comic and art related subjects. How to pencil, ink, color, etc.
Silver
$10 or more per Creating my graphic novel 0 patrons
I addition to the $5 level reward, download my master .psd files. See what I do on what layers!
Gold
$25 or more per Creating my graphic novel 1 patron
Patrons at this level are entered into a once a month original page from the comic give away in addition to the $5 and $10 level rewards.
Platinum
$50 or more per Creating my graphic novel 0 of 4 patrons
Once a month personal, one hour, video coaching call. Get the VIP treatment for one hour as I work one on one with you on your drawing and Photoshop skills. This reward is in addition to the $5, $10 and $25 rewards.
Goals
$23 of $250 per Creating my graphic novel
By reaching this goal all of my patrons receive a limited edition print that I'll create exclusively just for this goal.
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Q: What is Not Of This Earth?

A:
 
Not of this Earth is an online graphic novel set in a world of UFO and alien conspiracy. Follow the abduction of a ten year old boy on his journey to escape his abductors. Explore the insidious motives behind the aliens and what happens to ten year old Deyv as he grows up among a seemingly endless variety of aliens.

Not Of This Earth was a story idea that I had way back in 1999. I was in the middle of making a career change from the world of comics to the mundane world of truck driving. HEY! I needed to make a better living for my family and comics at the time were not cutting the mustard. Years later I decided that this idea had bounced around my noggin for enough time and I needed to tell my story. Seeing that other creators were publishing online, I did some research and thought, "Hey! I can do this too."

Q: What is Patreon?

A:
If you are familiar with what a patron of the arts is you will understand the basic concept behind Patreon. As a patron of the arts you would support an artist, musician, or writer by meet their financial needs. Now for most people you might be able to buy a guy a Happy Meal with your hard earned money. But, not provide for the entire expenses of an individual. Patreon allows for larger group of people to contribute a buck or two (or whatever you see fit) every month to support that artist. 

Q: Your pledges are set up per comic update?

A:
Yes. This has the incentive for me to keep producing pages so I don't get lazy and just sit back and collect your hard earned money for doing nothing. 

Q: What's keeping me from producing a thousand pages a month and you getting charged for it?

A:
You set a monthly maximum that you want to pledge. So if you pledge $1.00 per page and a monthly maximum of $5.00, you will never be charged more than $5.00. No matter how many pages I produce. Now there are incentives for those that are looking to get exclusives such as signed and numbered prints and even original art. 

Not Of This Earth can be found here Here I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it.

Bill

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Rewards
Copper
$1 or more per Creating my graphic novel 0 patrons
A sincere "Thank You" from the child inside that has the need to create.
Bronze
$5 or more per Creating my graphic novel 1 patron
Sponsor Not Of This Earth for $5.00 a month and I'll throw your name into a hat for a monthly drawing for a piece of original art. Also, this level qualifies for a once a month Google Hangout video conference. We can talk about a multitude of comic and art related subjects. How to pencil, ink, color, etc.
Silver
$10 or more per Creating my graphic novel 0 patrons
I addition to the $5 level reward, download my master .psd files. See what I do on what layers!
Gold
$25 or more per Creating my graphic novel 1 patron
Patrons at this level are entered into a once a month original page from the comic give away in addition to the $5 and $10 level rewards.
Platinum
$50 or more per Creating my graphic novel 0 of 4 patrons
Once a month personal, one hour, video coaching call. Get the VIP treatment for one hour as I work one on one with you on your drawing and Photoshop skills. This reward is in addition to the $5, $10 and $25 rewards.