Let’s talk about Spidersilk on patreon.com for a minute!
First of all, what is patreon? It’s basically a way to support creators that put out constant work (songs, videos, comics, etc). You can pledge as little or as much as you want per month or per work (I charge per month). Every single dollar helps!
When you pledge a certain amount, you can get a personal perk, from gaining access to the patreon stream, access to a private tumblr account with rare early concept art and other blurbs, early access to WIPs, NPC creation, to Spidersilk-ified OCs….
I want to highlight the $25 pledge now — Create your own Spidersilk NPC. I will put this character into the background, crowd scenes, or just standing in the street whenever possible in the comic. They may even get to interact with main characters! Your NPC can be a bandit! A street vendor! A host or hostess at Candere! A learner at the Order of Cerise (hope they don’t run into Fairfax!)
Well, that’s exciting!
But what happens when all the pledges combine from the many patrons? There are “milestones,” at which I begin doing extra work such as mini comics, crazy sketchdumps, and more comics per week. I want to highlight milestone number two.
At $100 (all patron pledges combined), I’ll begin the “World of Spidersilk.” This is a series of short videos in which I’ll talk about the creation and background of different aspects of Spidersilk, its creation, the characters, the world … and yes, even the Ambassador. It’ll include sketches, concepts, as well as illustrations.
You can, of course, choose to donate without gaining access to a perk if you like! You can also choose to pledge any amount you like — while I have perks at $1, $5, $10 and so on, you can definitely choose two or three dollars.
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If you can’t pledge on patreon, reading and following on inkblazers and sharing Spidersilk helps, too! I appreciate it. Thanks for sharing or signal boosting!