Any plans for getting one started? I’m sure your fans would pledge some strong support were you to do so (to include myself).
Also, superb work on the two new pages. Voodooienne is certainly the most beautiful art I’ve seen from you so far, in my humble opinion. A damn shame that Lackadaisy isn’t your full-time pursuit (assuming, of course, you would want it to be).
You’re both a great artist and writer Ms. Butler, and your work has brought me much happiness. So you know.
Wishing you the best in all things,
Thank you for the kind feedback!
I’ve got five or six inquiries about Patreon in my ask box, so I figure I’ll just go ahead and try to explain myself.
Patreon is pretty fantastic as far as providing online creators some extra liberty to do their thing, and I’m really very honored and grateful that there are some people out there who’ve expressed an interest in becoming patrons of my comic. While it might result in a nice little dash of supplemental income for me, however, it wouldn’t amount to a job-replacer. The job is an all or nothing situation. As such, Patreon wouldn’t actually buy me more time to work on the comic like it could if I was earning a living doing freelance gigs or something. I know you only receive funds when you deliver, but I’d feel pretty crappy if people were laying money down in hopes of more routine updates, exclusive pieces of art, sketchy tokens of appreciation and such, only to be disappointed that comics still only come along once in a blue moon. (And watching the number of patrons tick down slowly as months go by without a new comic would just feed the neurotic and unpleasant sense of failure I have about the whole thing).
I have so little of myself to give to the comic right now, it’s just not the right time for a Patreon. Thank you very much for your interest, though.
I posted a couple of new comic pages on the web site this weekend.
It’s not much, and I’m sorry about that. To those who’ve been asking if the comic is dead - no, surely not. Life has been mostly work and sleep for the past while, though, with depressingly little space for comics.
Thank you so much for the suggestions! ;__; I didn’t know GoFundMe was a thing, but I just set up a page there after I looked it up!
Please don’t feel obligated to donate! A simple reblog may help just as much! Thank you, everybody! <3
Blue-Ten has been an online buddy and fellow comic maker for many years, and due to his upbeat attitude on life I had no idea his health and bills situation was so dire until recently. He is a great artist and a really nice guy too… if you can help chip in even a few bucks, it would be a super nice thing to do! Oh, and maybe read his comic while you’re at it too.
"You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to— especially since you’re probably really frigging busy, but a sketch of human Rocky would be nice. It doesn’t have to be glamorous; I’ll love it anyway even if it looks like a clustershuck of spaghetti noodles. I just got my test results and I could seriously use some of Rocky’s chipper mood."
Happy Birthday! …With Extra Syrup -Skidar
Happy Birthday to Tracy Butler! She’s such a huge inspiration for me, her tutorials on comic making, layout, expressions and digital painting are wonderful and she blesses the internet with every sketch she shares. I love her characters and her art and her amazing detail and perspective and she inspires me to try to improve all the time.
So Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good one!
Wow - that’s incredibly sweet (and not just because of all the syrup). Thank you!!