It’s official: I have launched my ongoing RUNNERS comic project on Patreon!

For those unfamiliar, Patreon is kinda like Kickstarter, but instead of making a one-time pledge for a physical product, you back a project’s ongoing creation and are charged a regular monthly amount (although you can cancel, upgrade, or downgrade at any time). Like Kickstarter, there are different tiers, and I will (eventually) be offering different ongoing rewards, including access to the comic at the script, pencil, and ink stages, as well as fully-layered color files. Also, sketchbook pages with commentary and even some polling input on designs.

Right now, it is a “soft launch” since Patreon is changing its structure a bit in May. In order to get grandfathered into the current rates, I needed to launch now, before the changes take effect. So I currently won’t be offering the actual rewards. Those will start later this year, once I get through the pre-production phase of Vol 3 and start producing actual pages.

In the meantime, the current tiers are just set up as donations. If you are a fan of the series or just feel like supporting me in this endeavor, you can join Patreon (it’s super easy to create an account) and back and any of the tier levels. You’ll be charged that amount at the beginning of every month, but you’ll be helping me finance the long-term production of the series. And later this year, depending on the tier, you’ll be getting access to a number of behind-the-scenes content that will be exclusive to Patreon backers.

Thanks everyone! It’s a very exciting time to be a comic creator but still an incredibly uphill battle, as an indie creator, to get the series into financially solvent territory. But I’m excited to get the series going again and keep it going until the full story is told!

Check out the RUNNERS Patreon project HERE.