Poor Grace. XD And to think there were days that Azrael loved him more than anything else in the world~
You may have seen the first announcement on a Buffer Break Post (that has now been deleted), but here it is again more formally: Grey Liliy has a Patreon Account! :D
It’s basically continual crowd funding. Instead of raising money for one big project, you provide a small sum once a month (or per piece of work, depending on the artist’ preference–I went the month route) to support an artist financially with whatever it is that they need. Some use the money to buy better equipment, others are using it to cover their living expenses, and some are using it in place of ad revenue.
Either way, a lot of people donating a small sum means that the artist gets paid for their work, and everyone else gets to enjoy their artwork! Great, right?
And How Does This Apply to WaM?
One of the benefits of Patreon, is the use of reward tiers. While there’s no minimum or maximum that you have to donate per month, if you donate a certain amount, you get perks. Currently, I have two:
Donate $1 or More Per Month: You get to see each strip of Wiglaf and Mordred a week early! :D They will continue to post three times a week on the site, but they’ll be posted at Patreon first. So far it’s been working out rather well. :D
Donate $5 or More Per Month: And in addition to seeing WaM early, you get to read an original short piece of writing by me once a week.
If I think of more things I can provide, I’ll add them, but for now it’s fairly simple.
I’m a bit of an anxious wreck at times, and truth be told–it’s had an effect on WaM’s production. Stress during the day, and then the anxiety of being late with WaM’s sort of created a rather low spiral that I’m sure you’ve all noticed.
However, this past week? It’s been good. Really good. I’ve only had the Patreon going for a week and I’m already feeling better about things. Why? Since Patrons are emailed when a strip goes live, I’m no longer anxious about uploading the posts right at midnight. I can upload them when they’re done on the night before without worry, or even a bit late. And then, I can schedule the post so it’ll be all ready to go. I have three strips done and ready to post on time for you all.
No more late strips.
It’s a very little thing right now, but that alone is such relief I can’t even tell you how much.
So thank you for supporting me with this endeavor, even if you can’t or don’t want to donate. WaM’ll still post here, and there’s no pay wall. But, the peace of mind it’s giving me so far is worth it. So thank you, again for sticking with me for so long.
And if you’d like to see WaM early? Feel free to become my Patron. :D
You might notice the sticky post with the survey is missing!
That’s because I’ve finally retired it. The survey was great while it lastest, but I barely check it any more and the responses have gotten very repetitive. Welcome, but repetitive. So it’s purpose has been served. AS such, it’s all been taken down, and archived.
Thanks to everyone who participated over the years! :D
Hey guys! This is your friendly reminder that you can watch WaM be drawn live Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the WaM Ustream channel from 9pm to 11pm EST! :D
Attendance has been stable, but down lately, so I encourage folks to come show up and hang out if you’ve got the time. It’s a lot more fun with a large group of people (and helps me stay focused!).
And of course, start times and stop times are listed on my Twitter–as well as any news of cancelations or late starts. :3
Hope to see you there!
Okay. So I’m a tad embarrassed that there hasn’t been a new News post since the Pair-a-Thon last year. It’s a little awkward seeing them back to back, but that’s what happens when you can post news with every comic. Heh.
Anyway! The 6th Pair-a-Thon has been going on, even if this post took over a month to post. But! Here’s your official rules post, and where you’ll find the links to the entries. I’ve decided to post everything at once this year–On the 10th!–to shake things up.
So get that entry in while you still can! Thanks guys! And official rules are repeated for you below the cut. Good luck everyone!
That’s right! The Pair-a-Thon is here for round five! Few changes this year, mostly revolving around the prizes, but that shouldn’t change the core fun of it! :D
Let the Forth Annual Adventures of Wiglaf & Mordred Pair-A-Thon Begin!
EDIT: It was a close call this year, but the winners are up & we’re good to go until the 6th Pair-a-Thon! :D Thanks so much for entering everyone! It was a small, but really fun year. :3
See Below the Cut for more rules and information!