Dear fellow creators:
I would like to share my experiment, before knowing wether it is successful or not, so you can make suggestions or advice during this month.
Next month I will publish myself the last comic book I made, a 120 pages story with no words. I could finish the story exclusively thanks to my patron’s support, in a critical moment when I was ready to quit drawing because I couldn’t find a publisher for my projects (in which I had worked for free for several months!) and I needed to feed our baby.
Now the comic is finished and printed. I could make some cash by pre-selling the book (not sharing money with shop and distributor), but instead I’m going to try to boost my Patreon page, which is of the biggest importance for me during the times when I don’t have any incomes from publishers.
I’m talking about success in the title because not only I could finish and print the story, but I also managed to sell the rights for Polish and English languages, and discussing the Italian edition! Quite a change compared to quit the profession!
What I am offering is to give the dedicated book as a present to those who become $20 patrons during this month. So, I hope some people will overcome their fear for Patreon, and English language. For $20 they will have access to all the best content and a still not published comic dedicated by the author, sent for free!
I tried to make them understand easily through this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOLdQ0u7yG8
I’m addressing only to Spanish audience, because they are too hard to get into Patreon, and because I couldn’t afford free shipping to other countries. Also, I don’t want to compete with my future US publisher. That’s why the texts are in Spanish in the video.
Even if they are $20 patrons only for one month, chances are bigger for them to stay maybe in a lower tier, or to come back later once they really know what Patreon is. That’s my goal.
Results so far (after one day): One new $20 patron… from Germany!
You can read the first 17 pages of the story here.