Category Archives: Videos

PP16: 5 Ways Patreon Could Be Better

Instead of an interview, this week I’m talking about the main focus and purpose of the podcast, an interesting Patreon case study, and the top five ways Patreon could be improved.

Patreon Case Study: SMBC WebComic

Patreon did a case study on the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic’s success. Hear Jack Conte talk about it here:

5 Ways Patreon Could Be Better

5. Do a case study on building Patreon support without a built-in audience.

Gaining financial support on Patreon is one thing when you have a built-in audience, but what about people who have grown their audience through Patreon?

4. More visible website/social media links.

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3. More visible, intuitive downloads and creation links.

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2. Automatically import RSS feeds.

Patreon allows users to automatically import any new YouTube videos to their Patreon page… what about other RSS feeds for webcomics and podcasts, etc?

1. ONE account for multiple projects.

Many creative people have multiple projects happening at the same time, myself included. Currently, in order to create a separate Patreon page for each project, you must also create a separate account for each project, instead of managing all the different projects pages from a single account.

Got anything you would add to this list? Let me know!

Connect with Chris

Patreon | @bovineright | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com | MadCowan.com

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PP15: Adam Bash is creating SAYER

Get to know Adam Bash, who is creating a sci-fi horror comedy podcast called SAYER.

About Adam Bash

Adam was introduced to podcasting in 2008 and co-hosted a gaming podcast called Fall Damage. After the birth of his first child, he took a break from podcasting for a while.

When he was ready to return to podcasting, Adam knew he would have to switch formats to something that would fit better into his life, so he switched from an off-the-cuff talk format podcast with multiple co-hosts to a scripted drama podcast, primarily featuring his own voice. This has allowed him to produce the podcast around his busy schedule while also giving him the ability to perfect the dialogue.

About SAYER

SAYER is a dark comedy sci-fi podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon.  The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics.

SAYER incorporates influences from video games like Portal and first person shooters, classic radio shows like War of the Worlds with a hint of Welcome to Night Vale in order to bring a uniquely immersive experience.

Adam’s favorite episode so far: Episode 6 – A Dreamless Sleep

SAYER Patreon Page

Highlights from the SAYER Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include PDF copies of episode scripts, thank you messages from SAYER himself, a thank you in the SAYER prequel comic, and more!
  • Milestones include a SAYER prequel comic (REACHED!), and a “resident of the month” program, where a different Patron will be celebrated each month!

 

Favorite Quote

“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” – Tom Stoppard

Connect with Adam

Patreon | @theadambash | iamsayer.com

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PP11: Dan and Nick Sharp are creating The Demon Archives

Get to know brothers Dan and Nick Sharp, who are creating the post-apocalyptic webcomic, The Demon Archives. WARNING: May contain EXCLUSIVE SPOILERS!

About Dan & Nick

Dan and Nick grew up imagining complicated fantasy worlds and RPG adventures. Nick has ideas for the story and provides the funds for it, while Daniel writes the story for their artist, Seba, to create.

The Demon Archives

Nick had the original idea for The Demon Archivesand Daniel developed it further while taking a creative writing course. The story takes place 100 years after World War III, and follows some of the post-apocalyptic survivors, including a high-tech organization called Minerva.

Dan’s favorite page so far:

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Nick’s favorite page so far:

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The Demon Archives Patreon Page

Highlights from The Demon Archives’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include advanced view of upcoming pages, posters, and an opportunity to help develop characters.
  • Milestone goals include bonus art and more frequent releases.

 

Mentioned Links

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BaseCamp project management tool

DemonArchives.com

Favorite Quote

Connect with Dan & Nick

Patreon | @demonarchives | Facebook | YouTube
DemonArchives.com

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PP10: M. Alice LeGrow is creating Stories About Being A Birthday Party Princess (FIXED)

Get to know Marty, who is creating a blog, illustrations and videos about being a party princess!

About Marty

Marty is a comic book cartoonist, cosplayer, and all-around geek from Texas!

Her favorite blog post/illustration so far:

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Being a Princess

Marty got started in the Party Princess business when her friend mentioned it to her. Since she was already a cosplayer, the job made sense. One day, she got the idea to start an Ask a Party Princess post in the forums at SomethingAwful.com [membership required], and started sharing stories, complete with illustrations! The post quickly went viral and started showing up in major media outlets like HuffPost.

She has since moved the discussion to her blog, How Wonderful!, where she posts stories, illustrations and videos!

Marty’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Party Princess’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include answering viewer questions, exclusive video messages, and free customized princess videos!
  • Milestone goals include “Story With A Princess” videos, Fish Puppet fan mail, and Princess Music Video!
  • Supporting Marty will also allow her to make more unpaid appearances at charity events such as children’s hospitals and Walk for Wishes.

Favorite Quote

Connect with Marty

Patreon | @AssassinSparkle | Facebook | Instagram  birthdaypartyprincess.tumblr.com | bizenghast.com

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PP08: Andy Hunter is creating Noah’s Brother’s Ark

Get to know cartoonist Andy Hunter, who is creating a hilarious webcomic called Noah’s Brother’s Ark!

About Andy

Andy has always been an artist since childhood, listing the original Looney Tunes as being among his early influences. He currently works full-time creating computer animations for film and TV, and started Noah’s Brother’s Ark as a creativepersonal outlet.

Noah’s Brother’s Ark

Telling the hilarious untold story of young Leon’s efforts to gain his older brother’s respect, Noah’s Brother’s Ark is Andy’s first official comic project.

Andy’s favorite page so far features Bunny and Ortiz, the two hardest working cops in the NAPD (Noah’s Ark Police Department), at the end of a hard day’s work:

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(Click for full page)

Andy’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Noah’s Brother’s Ark Patreon Page:

  • Patron incentives include a physical copy of each comic book edition of Noah’s Brother’s Ark as it is released.
  • Milestone goals include coloring page versions of the comic, website upgrades and increased page frequency.

Favorite Quote

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” -Edison

“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” -G.K. Chesterton

Connect with Andy

Patreon | @Noahs_Bros_Ark | Facebook
NoahsBrothersArk.com

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PP07: Kurt Sasso is creating Two Geeks Talking

Meet Kurt Sasso, who is creating entertainment interviews in comics, film, tv, music and video games under the banner of Two Geeks Talking!

About Kurt

Kurt got into podcasting while he was working a day job in tech support.  He started saving up his vacation days to attend conventions like C2E2 for extended periods of times, working the circuits and conducting interviews.

Finally, he decided to pursue his creative passions further and is now a university student with a double major in visual arts, communication media and film!

In addition to producing his podcast and web series, he is also currently working on a documentary!

Two Geeks Talking

Kurt started the podcast in 2008, when he and a friend decided to start a podcast featuring interviews within the webcomics industry, originally called “Two Guys Talking” under the moniker “TGT Webcomics.” The podcast started as an audio-only show, but eventually branched out into video interviews, and grew beyond webcomics to cover all varieties of entertainment and geek culture. The show was eventually rebranded as “Two Geeks Talking,” keeping the TGT initials.

All though the show has expanded beyond comics, Kurt says that webcomics are still his first love when it comes to topics of geek culture!

Kurt has a tough time choosing his favorite episodes, but here are a few:

100-Ryan Sohmer

126-Lar deSouza

338-Comfort and Adam

Kurt’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the TGT Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include a spiral-bound cookbook created by webcomic creators and an opportunity to join Kurt as a guest co-host for an episode!
  • Milestone goals include covering the costs of hosting and producing the show, as well as upgrading production equipment

 

Favorite Quote

Other Links Mentioned in the Show

 

The Flash TV Show Trailer

Gotham TV Show Trailer

Connect with Kurt

Patreon | @KurtSassoFacebook | YouTube
TGTMedia.com

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PP06: Grant Baciocco is creating Saturday Morning Media

Meet Grant Baciocco, who is creating several kid-friendly internet audio and video shows that bring back the magic of saturday morning television!

About Grant Baciocco

Grant has been at the forefront of family-friendly new media for several years, with shows like The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd and the various shows under the Saturday Morning Media umbrella. He is also part of the Jim Henson company’s live improv puppet show, Puppet Up!

Kid-friendly content

Grant started podcasting in 2004 when he realized that there wasn’t very much kid-friendly content in the podcasting world. He had been creating shows for public access television and decided to make the switch to internet audio, followed eventually with videos and puppets!

Saturday Morning Media

Saturday Morning Media features multiple audio and video kid-friendly shows that both kids and parents will enjoy!

Two of Grants favorite episodes:

The Tales of Deputy Guppy #101 “First Day on the Job!” (audio)

Uncle Interloper Space Explorer #103 – The Trouble With Lil’ Buddy! (video)

Saturday Morning Media Patreon Page

Highlights from Grant’s Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include signed scripts, fan club cards, and live hangouts with Uncle Interloper!
  • Milestones include more frequent episodes and a larger studio!

Favorite Quote

(When asked whether people would get the show)

Connect with Saturday Morning Media

Patreon | @SaturdayMorningMedia | Facebook | YouTube   SaturdayMorningMedia.com

Connect with Grant Baciocco

@toasterboy | Facebook | MrGrant.com

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PP05: Marisa and Michael are creating Webcomic Underdogs

Get to know creative couple Michael Yakutis and Marisa Brenizer, who are creating a community for indie webcomic creators, Webcomic Underdogs.

About Marisa and Michael

Having spent the past four years in Washington state, Michael and Marisa have recently moved back to their home state of California with their dogs Bastion Gatsby and Caprio.

Michael has been a comic artist for some time and Marisa is a writer.

Comics

The couple got started collaborating on comics together when Marisa came up with an idea for a screenplay and then realized her boyfriend can draw comics. Together, they created their first joint webcomic, And To Be Loved. Since then, they have created several other webcomics, and are currently working on The Maidens.

Michael’s first introduction to webcomics was The Perry Bible Fellowship, which he describes as swinging between “vulgar and offensive while maintaining a level of lighthearted sweetness.” His other influences include Dave Sim and Alan Moore.

Marisa’s favorite comic is Pandyland, a gag-a-day comic she describes as “deliciously weird and hilarious.” Her other comic influences include Ghost World and Betty and Veronica!

Webcomic Underdogs

Webcomic Underdogs began as a Facebook group in 2013, but the active community outgrew the social network and expanded into it’s own website, featuring discussion boards, resources and featured artists.

They’re currently organizing local chapters, including meet-ups along the west coast. They are also developing a podcast for the community, as well.

The Webcomic Underdogs Patreon Page

Because their current contributions to  the Webcomic Underdogs community take up much of their time, Marisa and Michael are holding off on listing incentives and milestones on their Webcomic Underdogs Patreon Page. Instead, they’re making careful decisions about how they spend their time and energy commitments, and are simply allowing those who enjoy what they’re doing  to support them through Patreon.

Favorite Quotes

Marisa:

Michael:

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What’s with Space Lincoln?

There was a contest held among the members of WCU when they first started the group. The Space Lincoln design won. It was designed by Martin Pope, creator of Vorto the Pirate.

Connect with Marisa and Michael

Patreon | @webcomicu | Facebook | DeviantArt
www.webcomicunderdogs.com | www.maidenscomic.com

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PP04: Meister Lehnsherr is creating Get Germanized!

Dominik (Meister Lehnsherr) is creating Get Germanized, a YouTube video series dedicated to sharing about the German language and culture!

About Dominik

Dominik is 27, graduated with a bachelors in American and British Studies in Sociology, and now spends his time making YouTube videos!

Videos

Dominik has been making videos for fun for several years, including Anime Music Videos & Star Wars fan films, having started publishing on YouTube in 2006.

Get Germanized!

In 2013, he started focusing on publishing videos about Germany and German culture, mainly as a way of improving his English skills, but it has since turned into a means by which his thousands of subscribers have been able to learn about his culture and language!

Dominik’s favorite videos he’s done so far:

Least favorite: Some of his earlier episodes.

We mentioned this video, which talks about whether Germans today are guilty for WWII:

Get Germanized Patreon Page

Highlights from the Get Germanized Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include shout-outs on videos, covering a topic of your choice, a free t-shirt, and meet-ups and hangouts!
  • Milestone goals include a new camera and videos traveling around Germany

Favorite Quote

Connect with Dominik

Patreon | @vuko | Facebook | YouTube

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PP01: Chris Cowan is creating Patreon Podcast

I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself! I’m the host of Patreon Podcast, a podcast featuring conversations with Creators on Patreon.

About Chris

I’m a family man and podcaster. Some of my other podcasts include The Truth About Special Needs, a podcast about raising special needs kids, and Pop Mockers, a comedy pop culture podcast. I thrive on creativity and love connecting with other creative people!

Patreon Podcast

I started Patreon Podcast because I think Patreon is a great place for creative people to get together, find out what each other are doing and get support for their projects. Through Patreon Podcast, I hope to get to know some of these people a bit better, build community, and introduce their projects to a new audience.

My Patreon Page

There are a number of milestones and incentives available on my Patreon page, and I invite you to check that out if you’re interested.

Connect with Chris

Patreon | @patreonpod | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com | MadCowan.com

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