So, I did it, I finally pulled together a Patreon page! Of course some of you may not be familiar with Patreon and may be wondering what it is. Basically Patreon is like a comics tip jar, where you can pledge anywhere from $1 to $100 or more per month to comics and their creators to help them, ya know, make a living and support themselves off of the art they post for free online, so they can continue to post their art online for free. What you get out of the deal is usually bonus content, access to comic pages early and lots of other great stuff aside from the warm fuzzy feeling you will get knowing you are helping out your favorite artists.
Now here’s where I come in! I have a Patreon page where you can now help support my comics with monthly donations so maybe one day I might actually be able to make a living off of drawing comics. What you will get in return from me is not only the monthly comic pages you get (still for free), but also bonus content like planning sketches, comic thumbnails, pencils, inks…and a lot more depending on how much you donate. So if you can, please consider donating! I have a lot of cool behind the scenes stuff I can share with you and you can also help me reach my goals at becoming self sufficient off of my art alone!
Well, I finally gave in and made a Facebook page for Fine Sometimes Rain. You can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/finesometimesraincomic If you like the comic please consider sauntering over there and giving me a like! Liking the page will also help spread the word about the comic which will be a big help! In the future I will also try to post updates there as well as on twitter and tumblr, HOWEVER, twitter really is the best way to keep track of important comics news since I use it daily.
After putting my ink progression video online, I’ve been wondering if there are any other videos or possibly tutorials people may be interested in. So, are there any other kinds of videos you might like to see about my work processes? Are there any specific areas you might like to see covered, or any short tutorials? If you have any requests or ideas please comment here!
If you are interested in seeing how I work, I just finished uploading a ink progression video for page 11 to my youtube channel. You can check out the video here: http://youtu.be/sulh_eJHjBc. It’s actually a bit long because I didn’t want to speed it up past 8x so you could actually see inking happen. I do share a few tips in there though for those of you who make it past the first couple minutes. >w<;
I wanted to make mention here that I opened up a comics shop on storenvy which you can check out here: http://genkigirl.storenvy.com/ or you can also access it through the link in the menubar right above the comic. I currently have all of my printed comics up in the shop right now as well as a couple prints. I will also be adding more prints and posters little by little as I have time.
The other thing I wanted to mention is I am curious as to whether any of you would be interested in a print version of Aura. Please let me know in the poll below or you can also just comment here.