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I’ve seen it become very successful for a lot of my friends and colleagues, so I’ve been thinking about setting up a patreon. I asked for advice on twitter and facebook but so far haven’t really received much feedback on that outside a sarcastic tweet suggesting I was gonna become a “pan-handler” for uploading old free Alex Ze Pirate stories. Sigh...

Of course that’s not at all what Patreon is or what I would be doing with it. I would be using it to post NEW artwork and content in a much more regular pace, post/send out rewards for subscribers (and let them see everything first, of course) and possibly use the reward system to help spruce up my websites and just get things running a lot smoother than they currently are.

I’m just not sure if I can handle it, though. I have a very time consuming job, so my time making art is limited. I would LOVE to get back to a point where making art/comics is my only concern... and so I guess I’m gonna ask this here: if I joined patreon, would you be willing to help support me and my art? Link to a poll here: tompreston.deviantart.com/jour…

Bottom line is that I’m trying to move away from being so dependent upon DeviantArt. I’ve just grown to dislike the overall DA community and would rather be more self sufficient. I like the idea of having my own website with all of my art and updates and earning a living just making comics. And while that IS what I kinda do right now, it’s not quite to the level of ease and fluidity as I want/need it to be.

Patreon just might be one of the ways I could go about doing that. You can pay as much or as little as you want, so there’s no pressure on any of you to give a lot of money. And I think it’s safer than trying to do a kickstarter that might not become successful. At least with Patreon any milestone goals would be instant and fully funded. I think.

If anyone has suggestions or advice on how Patreon works or what I should do, I am open to feedback right now.
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Skyrim Soundtrack
  • Reading: Twitter
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: McDonalds
  • Drinking: Decaf. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

If I joined patreon, would you be willing to help support me and my art? 

63%
450 deviants said NO!
37%
265 deviants said YES!

Favorite Quotes

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
~C.S. Lewis

“To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave."
~Elvis Presley

"Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires."
~Chuck Jones

“The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece."
~David Bayles

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.”
~E. B. White

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”
~Vincent Van Gogh

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
~Salvador Dali

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”
~Jerzy Kosinski

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Most kids have lost that capacity because we stigmatize mistakes. The creative adult is the child that survived."
~Ken Robinson

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
~Desmond Tutu

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
~ John Green

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TomPreston Featured By Owner 6 days ago
1. I draw what /I/ want to see. Sometimes comedy outweighs the commentary, sometimes the commentary outweighs the joke. Doesn't really matter to me as long as what I'm conveying is what I want to see.

2. Nope.
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leomen0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, Tom, is there a reason you didn't publish anything lately? Something happened? Or that you just don't have ideas or stuff to discuss about?
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Yeah something's happened. It's called "Working a real job and not having time to post anything online"
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PrinceZucanki Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Yeah, because anything involving art is clearly not a real job. Sheesh, and you actually wonder why you get so much hate when you act like such a smartass? Think before you type and you might have an easier time online.
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Skyheart42 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He wasn't saying that, he's just saying its not his real job. He doesn't do this stuff for money, he has some other job.
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