Sam gets some things off her chest.
Phew, just about managed to get this one done in time, despite various pitfalls including spending a cumulative three days getting the drivers on the new tablet working.
Big shout to a few people who were unbelievably helpful and kind while I was having tablet issues!
Kaarina Makowski actually offered to send me an Intuos 3 for free, at least until it became clear that it probably wasn’t going to run with my current system set-up. One of the nicest things anyone has offered to do for me! Wasthatamelon on tumblr offered to personally help me troubleshoot the ridiculous driver issues I was having with the new tablet, which was terribly good of her even though I managed to track down the problem myself eventually.
Several other people on tumblr provided loads of help in recommending good tablets, going as far as taking photos for me and providing personal experience. And of course, everyone who donated! You guys are all amazing. Thank you!
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One final thing is that I’m considering setting up a Patreon campaign for Red Moon Rising, and I could do with some reader feedback on the matter.
For those of you not aware, Patreon is a service somewhat similar to Kickstarter, except that instead of pledging once to fund a time-limited project, you would be pledging a small amount of money to RMR per comic page. In essence you would be sponsoring the comic. There’s a pretty good run down of it over here.
The main goal is to replace the site’s ad income with reader donations, because the ads are ugly, they slow down the site, and are occasionally a security risk to boot. I hate having advertising on here, and would dearly love to completely remove it.
So right now what I’m wondering is this: what kind of extra content would you like to see in exchange for pledging money like this? I have a few things in mind like chapter PDFs, wallpapers, stuff like the soundtrack when it comes out, possibly art livestreams if I can get my connection to co-operate. But mainly I’m looking for ideas at the moment! What would interest you?