Joseph Devens is creating comics & animation
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patrons

$28
per month



DID YOU KNOW THAT IF EVERYONE READING THIS RIGHT NOW SUBSCRIBED AT JUST THE $5 LEVEL, I COULD VANISH WITH YOUR MONEY AND DRINK MYSELF TO DEATH ON A MEXICAN BEACH BEFORE CHRISTMAS?


Hello. Joseph Something Devens here, beloved and famous creator of the formerly-inky actual-newspaper-comic-strip-turned-webcomic Whale!

Dearest friends, strangers, and Google peep-o-rithms monitoring all I type and think: I've been drawing cartoons since 2002, and if I've only learned one thing, it's that I'm barely not homeless. But you'll never stop me, see! Because my passion for goofy, hand-drawn cartoons has transformed me from the fat, psychotic, no-talent drunk of my youth into the visibly-smelly, own-urine-sipping, terrified mountain recluse you see trembling before you now! And I will fight ANY bear or large water snake, because there are still so many cartoons to be drawn! So many donuts and sausages to be made! So many bears and water snakes living in the park the mayor doesn't know about!

Whale
is a funny webcomic set in Montauk, New York, and features a crooked rabbityour basic duck and pigone monotremea human girl-childthe most miserable Whippet in the history of investigative journalism, a gentleman who looks like Montana, and a bloathe of celebrity guests! Writing for and drawing these characters is my greatest joy, and with your generous support, I might be able to turn this garbage legitimate once again, and resume strutting the fine avenue late into the PM, throwing hard fistfulls of Eisenhower dollar coins at every pathetic vagrant/street monkey combo I encounter!

I now invite you to become directly involved in the evolution of what I have to offer you. A spark to ignite the expansion of the Whale multiverse! And a nude model for one of my "paintings." Thank you for helping me build a life around the only thing I know how to do. If I didn't believe in my cartoons, I wouldn't sell them to you. This is my art. I take it seriously, but I also have fun! And I'd like for you to have fun as well. Because art doesn't exist without an audience. Art for one is a hobby. Hobbies are fun, but a hobby isn't a job. And a hobby isn't art. You are the difference between my hobby and my job. You make this fun. You make this art! Without you, not a drop of this would matter. So thank you. Now let's have some fun!

Yours in electric pleasures,

Joseph Devens



Tiers
JAZZ APPRECIATOR LEVEL
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you! This level of support probably means the most to me. I know what having to wear flip-flops on a shoestring budget feels like, so believe you me when I tell me you that this pledge will go further than you can imagine. (Try right now to imagine. It's further than that, I assure you me.) Your dollar just got you early access to everything — the comics, animation, articles, reviews, videos — a day before they get posted to whaleontheweb.com for everybody else. Thanks again.
WHALESHEVIK LEVEL
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

Thanks you very much!
 You are helping to create the Tony Award-ineligible cartoon strip WHALE. In addition to getting fresh content a day before everyone else, Whalesheviks will enjoy exclusive access to all the rough draft sketches and early dialogue from every strip and video! PLUS! Director commentary and thorough explanations of all the Easter eggs and hidden jokes in every comic strip or animated episode of Whale! I will spoil and alert you rotten. That's right! The complete behind-the-scenes-treatment. Every cartoon, every time. But only for Whalesheviks! Here's an example.
AMATEUR INVENTOR LEVEL
$8 or more per month 0 patrons

All that stupid tier 1 and 2 stuff, plus A SIGNED PRINT OF EACH MONTH'S NEW BACKPAGE COMIC! What is a Backpage Comic, you are screaming? It is a full-color, full-page comic that exists outside of the Whale universe where anything can happen!
BEAT REPORTER LEVEL
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

Every month, in addition to all the other one-horse tchotchkes I promised, you may submit one question to "Academia's most respected outright fraud," Dr. Idiot, AND HE WILL ANSWER IT JUST FOR YOU in his trademark fashion, which is bewitching incompetence. He will also mention you by name in his response on his helpful blog, which is this here.
JAZZ CLARINETIST LEVEL
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

The Ghost Of All Rewards Past, plus I will draw and sign any two-panel Whale cartoon you like with my own three hands, then snake it right to your mailhole in a REAL LIVE ENVELOPE! Plus! You will also get signed rough draft scraps chosen at random, featuring early sketches and dialogue from an actual Whale cartoon. It's a surprise every time!
Goals
$28 of $40,000,000 per month
Boy, sometimes you really need to buy a space shuttle.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT IF EVERYONE READING THIS RIGHT NOW SUBSCRIBED AT JUST THE $5 LEVEL, I COULD VANISH WITH YOUR MONEY AND DRINK MYSELF TO DEATH ON A MEXICAN BEACH BEFORE CHRISTMAS?


Hello. Joseph Something Devens here, beloved and famous creator of the formerly-inky actual-newspaper-comic-strip-turned-webcomic Whale!

Dearest friends, strangers, and Google peep-o-rithms monitoring all I type and think: I've been drawing cartoons since 2002, and if I've only learned one thing, it's that I'm barely not homeless. But you'll never stop me, see! Because my passion for goofy, hand-drawn cartoons has transformed me from the fat, psychotic, no-talent drunk of my youth into the visibly-smelly, own-urine-sipping, terrified mountain recluse you see trembling before you now! And I will fight ANY bear or large water snake, because there are still so many cartoons to be drawn! So many donuts and sausages to be made! So many bears and water snakes living in the park the mayor doesn't know about!

Whale
is a funny webcomic set in Montauk, New York, and features a crooked rabbityour basic duck and pigone monotremea human girl-childthe most miserable Whippet in the history of investigative journalism, a gentleman who looks like Montana, and a bloathe of celebrity guests! Writing for and drawing these characters is my greatest joy, and with your generous support, I might be able to turn this garbage legitimate once again, and resume strutting the fine avenue late into the PM, throwing hard fistfulls of Eisenhower dollar coins at every pathetic vagrant/street monkey combo I encounter!

I now invite you to become directly involved in the evolution of what I have to offer you. A spark to ignite the expansion of the Whale multiverse! And a nude model for one of my "paintings." Thank you for helping me build a life around the only thing I know how to do. If I didn't believe in my cartoons, I wouldn't sell them to you. This is my art. I take it seriously, but I also have fun! And I'd like for you to have fun as well. Because art doesn't exist without an audience. Art for one is a hobby. Hobbies are fun, but a hobby isn't a job. And a hobby isn't art. You are the difference between my hobby and my job. You make this fun. You make this art! Without you, not a drop of this would matter. So thank you. Now let's have some fun!

Yours in electric pleasures,

Joseph Devens



Recent posts by Joseph Devens

Tiers
JAZZ APPRECIATOR LEVEL
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you! This level of support probably means the most to me. I know what having to wear flip-flops on a shoestring budget feels like, so believe you me when I tell me you that this pledge will go further than you can imagine. (Try right now to imagine. It's further than that, I assure you me.) Your dollar just got you early access to everything — the comics, animation, articles, reviews, videos — a day before they get posted to whaleontheweb.com for everybody else. Thanks again.
WHALESHEVIK LEVEL
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

Thanks you very much!
 You are helping to create the Tony Award-ineligible cartoon strip WHALE. In addition to getting fresh content a day before everyone else, Whalesheviks will enjoy exclusive access to all the rough draft sketches and early dialogue from every strip and video! PLUS! Director commentary and thorough explanations of all the Easter eggs and hidden jokes in every comic strip or animated episode of Whale! I will spoil and alert you rotten. That's right! The complete behind-the-scenes-treatment. Every cartoon, every time. But only for Whalesheviks! Here's an example.
AMATEUR INVENTOR LEVEL
$8 or more per month 0 patrons

All that stupid tier 1 and 2 stuff, plus A SIGNED PRINT OF EACH MONTH'S NEW BACKPAGE COMIC! What is a Backpage Comic, you are screaming? It is a full-color, full-page comic that exists outside of the Whale universe where anything can happen!
BEAT REPORTER LEVEL
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

Every month, in addition to all the other one-horse tchotchkes I promised, you may submit one question to "Academia's most respected outright fraud," Dr. Idiot, AND HE WILL ANSWER IT JUST FOR YOU in his trademark fashion, which is bewitching incompetence. He will also mention you by name in his response on his helpful blog, which is this here.
JAZZ CLARINETIST LEVEL
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

The Ghost Of All Rewards Past, plus I will draw and sign any two-panel Whale cartoon you like with my own three hands, then snake it right to your mailhole in a REAL LIVE ENVELOPE! Plus! You will also get signed rough draft scraps chosen at random, featuring early sketches and dialogue from an actual Whale cartoon. It's a surprise every time!