HELLO HELLO -
I'd like to thank those who wrote in after the last newsletter to give me some input on Kickstarter and Patreon. Your insights and suggestions were truly welcome! Based on what people have said, I think for now I am going to focus on my Kickstarter goals for later this year.
My thought process on Patreon is more project-specific. Creating a graphic novel or book is so much work in and of itself doing extras like how-to videos or tutorials would, I feel, be counterproductive to the project.
To expand on this thought - should people become patrons of a particular project; say Kukuburi, they would receive updates containing art ahead of public release, behind-the-scenes development and progress, live streams while I work, and so on. All things that are a direct result of working on Kukuburi. The patrons would be the driving force behind the creation and execution of the project and once it was complete they would receive a published hardcopy. In Kukuburi's case, this would be a printed edition of the book - along with a few limited extras like a print/poster, t-shirt, or perhaps a special Patron-only cover.
I still think this is a viable way to utilize Patreon to drive project creation and execution, and I will most likely revisit it in a few months. Most likely not for Kukuburi, but for another more self-contained project.
Always happy to hear people's thoughts on this - so feel free to write in and give feedback!
Now though, onto other things...