Comic 123 - Make It Stop

18th Apr 2015, 12:00 AM
Make It Stop
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MiloComics 18th Apr 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete
Hey, guys!

Sorry for the MASSIVE HUGE comic strips that have been uploading here lately. I just didn't have the time, memory, or etc to fix it. I had more important things to take care of - like LEXING-CON last Saturday!

Anyway, I decided NOT to post the rest of those MASSIVE old comic strips up here. Instead, we're returning to things that actually FIT ON THE PAGE, lol.


IN OTHER NEWS:

DONATE TO PATREON! READ A 14 PAGE SUPERMILO STORY AND MORE COMICS WITH WORMY!

That's right! To learn more, read below, or simply click here to skip it and donate: https://www.patreon.com/user.php?v=milocomics

My wife and I are, as always, having financial difficulties. We've always lived paycheck to paycheck, and now our tax return has finally given out and we're strained again. A job opportunity came up for a full time job. I turned it down as it wasn't right for me, but I bring this up to you to explain what will happen if I can't start making money off of my comics and artwork: I will have to stop making them all together. Charlton Neo hasn't and doesn't yet pay me for the work I have done since last September 2014 on the Hip Hop comic and my full-time job with the non-profit organization is actually only a part-time job with health benefits. I don't make hardly any money but offer a webcomic for free (albeit on hiatus right now). So, in a last ditch effort, I am finally getting around to using the PATREON account that Tom Gray set up for me LONG ago. Tom Gray is another active member of MiloTeam Comics. He manages the websites and takes care of webhosting and advertising, etc, among other things. He is also a lifelong friend from kindergarten.

Anyway, my hope is that if enough people donate to Patreon per month I can justify the webcomic as a part-time job. Only $800 combined donations a month ($200 a week) will be the standard pay for a comic artist. It's like this: I have 20 free hours a week, minus errands and things, but if I did comic art exclusively those days I could get at least one page of art done a day. The standard pay rate, that I know, is $100 per page. Thus $200 - which would also make the wife happy and stop her from urging me to give up and get a higher paying job that will be more stressful and cause me to never have time to draw or write and force me to quit both the webcomic and the job with Charlton Neo. However, if Charlton Neo starts paying then everything will hopefully work out. Until then, I was hoping for a little boost in my income from Patreon. And it doesn't have to be $800 a month. It could be $400, $100 for a new comic art page a week.

Obviously receiving donations would mean that this place would COME BACK TO LIFE with NEW comic strips. I would be FORCED (woohoo!) to create a new comic strip a week. The money means I'll have an excuse to stay home and work on the comic strip AS AN OFFICIAL PART-TIME JOB. If anyone bugs me, I can let them know I'm at work and will call them back later or etc. No more distractions! lol

And, ultimately, the plan would be to become completely funded per month so that I could quit my full-time job (that's really a part-time job) and do webcomics like SuperMilo full-time, maybe even hire employees. Not holding my breath on that one, but I can dream, right?

There's nothing really wrong with asking for donations either. It allows me to offer a free product; in other words, the donations act as payment for enjoying my webcomic.

But, not only do you get to keep making sure there's MORE SuperMilo for you to read each week (or multiple times a week if I am fully funded!), but Patreon donors will also get EXCLUSIVE COMICS and other content! If you donate now, you'll soon be able to read the 14 page prologue to SuperMilo that will only later be available in print! You'll also get to read MORE ALREADY DRAWN COMICS FEATURING WORMY THE SPACE WORM! As well as a comic strip introducing a new main cast character that I had forgotten to introduce previously - K.A.T.-V., SuperMilo's sentient talking superhero car! Then there's wallpaper and other goodies coming your way, as well as the not-yet-finished back up story, "SEWER WORM," starring WORMY THE SPACE WORM! This story is being made as the back up, print only story in the 2nd color trade, "ENTER THE SPACE WORM!" but will also be offered online ONLY to Patreon donors! So, trust me, you're not donating for nothing!

Anyway, I'm hoping things pan out, but if they don't, it'll still be okay. I did get a raise lately and there's no guarantee I'll get a new job anywhere else. And, who knows, maybe working for Charlton Neo will start paying off?

If you'd like to donate to Patreon, please click "DONATE" at the top right of the page or click here: https://www.patreon.com/user.php?v=milocomics