This image is from a class I taught this week, and later on I finished some details while listening to Waldeck “Make my Day” (link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPvSC5UqLk )
Made with Photoshop CS6
OK, what’s a Patreon?
Patreon is a website that allows fans of things on the internet to become patrons of those creators. We’re officially launching our Patreon HERE.
We are offering four different Patron levels – $1 a month, $3 a month, $20 month and $250 a month.
What does each level offer?
$1/month – Our tip jar. We reserve the right to high-five you whenever we see you in person.
$3/month – SPOILER WARNING. By taking on this level, you get access to a blog with comic pages before they’re done (we’ll save the fully lettered pages for the update). Also, we’ll scan in pages from the design notebook, and Dern will share thoughts on the characters and the stories.
$20/month – THE POWER OF PRINT: Every month, one of the Ninjacasts will be dedicated to O doing a sketch, suitable for framing. Dern will then have the sketch printed up as an 8.5 inch x 11 inch print (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm), and each month we’ll ship it to you (note: international backers will have two prints shipped to them every other month).
At this level, we will also send out Google+ Circle invites, so that you can join us directly on the Ninjacasts (Dern and O reserve the right to boot any video or audio feed that’s annoying us).
$250/month – FAME: All of the previous awards, plus a cameo in Commissioned. Some notes: 1. The cameo could take up to nine months to show up. 2. The more months you back at the the cameo level, the more stuff we’re going to do to your character (i.e. one month, and you’re a face in the crowd. Two months, you talk. Six months, you’re a recurring NPC). 3. You will not be able to be one of the main characters. 4. You will get to have no input on what your character does.
Is this the Ninja Clan?
Well, sort of. We are going to be cancelling the Ninja Clan soon (all of the store credit will be still available, though). One of the reasons we had been having some issues with malware on the site was that the software used to run the Ninja Clan has some outdated security risks. By using Patreon’s software and site, we’ll be safer from future attacks.
How will this be different from the Ninja Clan?
We’ve been learning our lessons. For example, the Cheesecast sort of burnt out due to the time needed to edit it into a good podcast. So we built up the Scallywags Sketchcast, which takes 0 time to edit.
Ultimately, we needed to figure out how to make extra content without making extra work for us, and we finally realized that a lot of it just had to be behind-the-scenes work. So we’re adding a blog (run by Dern) that’ll include scans of the sketchbook, more in-depth secrets of the Commissioned world, and pencils of what O finished that day in the Scallywags Ninjacast (which is another of our new additions).
The Ninjacast is unique in that it’s basically a mix of what O used to do with the ‘Thlon broadcasts (live art), mixed with what Dern and O do while working during our office hours – stupid, inane blathering. We’re really good at that. And it’s also another spoilery sneak-peek at what’s coming for Commissioned.
Finally, we’re adding in the Print Club, where O will make a print similar to his “Art Barfs” once a month, and we’ll have it shipped out to subscribers on a monthly or every-other-month basis.