Finally, after what’s felt like ages of pondering how I could go about such an endeavour, I’ve taken the leap into the modern age. Prophecy of the Circle now proudly has its own ongoing Patreon campaign!
Through Prophecy of the Circle’s Patreon page, you can pledge to provide a monthly donation – as little as $1, and trust me, even that little bit helps a ton – to help make both my existence and the story’s a little rosier. The more donations are gathered, the better the comic gets. In the future there could be fewer ads on the site, actual physical books as a feasible reality, more updates per week, more extras and goodies. The possibilities are a bit on the endless side, which is kind of exciting. I really want to be able to make this the best it can be, and I think we can do that.
In the meanwhile, until we get to those big milestones, there’s an assortment of little rewards available to backers of the story. Goodies for you guys! As a preview, some of the options I have up for grabs:
* $2 or more per month: you get to see the newest comic pages a few days early, on Saturdays instead of Mondays. All weekend long you can cackle villainously at your newfound knowledge of the future.
* $5 or more: early comic pages, a look at progress scans of each page after it’s live, including raw pencils and inks, and you also get a look at my world-building sketchbook. I think an awful lot about how the world around our heroes works and looks, and not all of it makes it into the comic. Some of the things that have appeared or will appear go through a few revisions before they see completion. There are character designs, location planning doodles, sketches of objects and critters… All sorts. All sorts. I like to provide these without names or context attached to avoid major spoilers.
*$10 or more: all of the above, and access to the rough drafts of the short stories I’ve been writing on the side. There are a lot of stories that I just can’t tell in the main plot of Prophecy of the Circle without derailing the story entirely, but I’ve always wanted to tell them anyway. The ultimate goal I’ve settled on is to make a book or two of illustrated short stories, and to support that creation by offering to let you guys read what I’m writing as it gets done. Secrets!
And those are just a few of the options. There are more available, and I’ll likely add new options in the future as it all progresses.