It’s official! I am now on Patreon.
What the heck is Patreon? Patreon is awesome sauce, that’s what it is. Think Kickstarter mixed with the value for value model as an ongoing way for you to support your favorite artists, authors, musicians, vloggers and podcasters in a way that works for you.
Why am I on Patreon? It’s pretty simple actually. I’ve been drawing my comic Starcrossed for a little over four years. The rest of my studio time is spent carving out a living as a freelance illustrator. The time I spend on the comic is subsidized by my other contract work. With Patreon, I am hoping to get Starcrossed to a point where it is sustaining itself. I have posted several initial goals and rewards for becoming a Patron Of Starcrossed on my Patreon page.
So, if you’re a Starcrossed fan and you would like to become a part making the comic more successful, follow the links below to find out more about becoming a patron.
The first time I spoke with Prescott Perez-Fox was when he sent listener mail to one of my first podcasts, The Dating Digital Podcast. Fast forward a few years and Prescott has a show of his own. I was flattered to be asked to be one of his first guests on The Busy Creator. I had a great time talking shop
about illustration, art education, daily routines, and podcasting.
Check it out!
The Busy Creator Episode 2 with Joel Duggan
Audio & show note links
Most people know me for my illustration and cartooning work but I’ve always taken on a bit of graphic design. In 2013 I made more of a push to pick up design contracts. In September I designed the logo for The Game Code a local Halifax television show about video games. The Game Code host Adam Morehouse caught up with me at Hal-Con in November for a short interview at my table. Adam also interviewed talented local illustrator & designer James White in studio. You can check out some of his fun, colorful work on his Signalnoise blog.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy the chat.
(You may have to turn it up a bit.)
Doug Savage is a very busy man. I first met Doug through our first conversation with him on Comics Coast to Coast Episode 140 in 2012. It’s always a pleasure to pull up to the mic and talk shop. This past November, Doug and his wife Janet were here in Halifax and we had a chance to talk over beer instead of Skype. It’s always refreshing to meet other down to earth, kind, creative people. Doug’s visit to Halifax prompted a second interview on Comics Coast to Coast. We needed an update on his work on Savage Chickens and Doug had some great insight into licensing his comic.
How to find Doug Savage and his work:
I just wanted to quickly update everyone on the state of Starcrossed. As it stands right now, I have a metric crap ton of contract and freelance work. This is a good thing! My illustration and design work fund my other projects, like my comic. That said, with some tight deadlines over the next two to four weeks, I’m not sure how often Starcrossed will be published. My plan is to still push for posting a weekly comic, but I can almost guarantee that it won’t be Mondays and will likely not be the same day every week.
In the mean time, you can look for new content from Comics Coast to Coast and The Citadel Cafe here in the blog, or via iTunes.
I have upcoming plans for Starcrossed in 2014 which will hopefully regulate the flow of comics and potentially offer new content. More on that soon!
Thanks in advance for your patience,