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I wanted my Patreon to be a new avenue for fans to discover my work, collect my pieces and connect with me.
I want to be able to share my work with as many people as I can. My comic library is growing and doing 5 shows a year isn't enough. I would love to exhibit in Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, hell even San Diego or New York! So, my goal on here is to build some savings to help get me where I want to go.
You're probably thinking "that's all well and good, but what's in it for me?" Ah, an excellent question. I've been doing a "Sketch A Day" through my Instagram for a couple of years now. I'm thinking of taking that concept and applying it here. Every day a supporter of mine can get a high res digital copy of a sketch I've made.
On top of that I'll have phone wallpapers, digital prints from my archives, maybe progress videos (once I'm familiar with vlogging.)
Another reward will be a new monthly digital art print. These are just like the prints I have at shows. These will be fully coloured. Some will be for you guys before I print them to bring to shows so you'll get first dibs.
I'll be doing themed months to keep things fresh. I'll even have Patrons choice and choose someone's suggestions at random.
It can be a full month of WWE Superstars, the next can be all Video Game characters. Something to challenge me every month and do new stuff to get me out of my comfort zone.