So my good friend Jules Faulkner is cancelling her Patreon as her book deal wasn’t going through and she needs to focus on other things.
This got me thinking as well. Besides my shoulder giving me problems (nothing permanent just a temporary nuisance), I haven’t exactly posted a lot on the patreon campaign, or in general done a lot of work on growing my audience.
Now this is mostly my responsibility but it’s also a matter of priorities. The comics aren’t making me money, which is fine, but the patreon gives me the idea that it should. Meanwhile I’m getting a lot of freelance work in the webdevelopment world which is keeping things afloat.
Given that I’m hardly giving my patrons anything extra, I want to sort remove the pressure for myself off of comics. Basically if it’s not making any money then I can sort of mess around with different things and experiment. Rather than feel forced into things.
I realize this is a very artsy way to go about it, but I really don’t care. Even disregarding that, I need to work on an audience before I hold out my hand asking for a tip. Even if Patreon is slightly different than just donations.
So the patreon account is going to close down. But I will still continue to make comics (as soon as my shoulder allows it). Just at a different pace.