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Ep. 21, Page 63
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Comic 1568 - Ep. 21, Page 63

1st Mar 2014, 11:24 AM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 1st Mar 2014, 11:24 AM edit delete
I've just signed up with Patreon, a crowdfunding service that makes it easy to support content creators--such as webcomic authors--by automatically kicking them a buck or two on a regular basis; Patreon is still fairly new, but a lot of well-known webcomics, and even smaller webcomics, are already getting a not-insignificant income through it, thanks to their readers, so, after a reader mentioned to me that they'd like to use something like that to help support the comic, I figured I should give it a shot. A*'s Patreon page is here--or just click on this remarkably garish banner I made and will probably have to tone down a bit...or even a lot : o:


You really can set your support up to be as small as $1 a month--every bit helps! I've configured little rewards by way of thank yous for some of the higher support levels, giving away things like e-books, sketches, and all the way up to big original A* watercolor paintings for truly insane levels of funding. And I've set a few funding goals, like, should we somehow reach $800 in funding : o, I'll happily remove the ad banner currently running at the bottom of my main site at smbhax.com...which I guess doesn't do much for you guys here, but hey.

Here's my pithy Patreon pitch blurb, which you guys actually helped me write, although you didn't realize it at the time : D:

"Hi there! I'm Ben Chamberlain, and I've been producing the daily webcomic Supermassive Black Hole A* full-time since 2009. My readers have called the comic things like "dark," "mysterious," "sexy," and "noir," which has been awfully nice of them. With your help, I'll be able to keep bringing this science fiction adventure to them--and to you!"

If you aren't into the whole Patreon thing, I totally understand; it isn't as though I have extra dough to splash around on the internet either! As always, I am glad just to have you as a reader, and I hope we can continue having fun with A* for a long, long while. : )


Oh yeah, just in case you were still going to visit Patreon, I posted an actual undoctored (though heavily shadowed : p) photo of myself in my Patreon user profile-it's a little way down the left-hand column of A*'s Patreon page, below the funding goals. Fair warning! : o

Oh yeah #2, I will post photos in the blog here of the sketches/paintings I do as rewards for Patreon supporters before I mail them off--so this is also a way to get myself back into making sketches to show you, which I've totally been slacking on for the past month+.


moizmad 1st Mar 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Must have been a rough night, she's got her dark glasses on already.
smbhax 3rd Mar 2014, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
cattservant 1st Mar 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
She's incognito.
smbhax 3rd Mar 2014, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
I think she just got spotted!
gary cramer 2nd Mar 2014, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
gary cramer
Whew..that's one bright panel, I think it looks great, a real attention getter.
smbhax 3rd Mar 2014, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Hah yeah I guess it is a little bright--therefore sunglasses! BD