Based on the steadily rising number of watchers that this profile and the collaborating profiles are receiving, I'm going to assume that answer is a yes. Each page is viewed on an average of hundreds of times, and many of the pages have broken 1,000 views. This is stellar news no matter how a person chooses to slice it. Especially since that, until now, this was done entirely without an advertising campaign.
However, I must unfortunately take this time to let you all know the obvious: It takes time and effort to create this material.Oh no... They're asking for financial help...
Don't get me wrong, creating this series as it goes along has been its own reward. I honestly feel a lot of satisfaction in creating these pages with my collaborators. Each of them are talented writers and artists that have had tremendous impact on how this project plays out. Truth be told, there are no leaders in this gaggle of creators spread out across a continent with little chance to see one another in person. This truly is a project that shows the potential of the digital age.
That being said, waiting tables and washing cars isn't the best way to keep a project like this going. Our equipment and software must be kept in working order like another other creative group's equipment. I, for one, must use the Adobe Creative Cloud service. If I were to run out of funds, I would no longer be able to create the digital landscapes that now adorn the backdrops of our comic (I even updated one of our older pages from issue 1 to feature such a backdrop). My illustrative collaborators would have to cover down on my absence. Same too if one of them had an equipment hiccup like AraghenXD
's recent laptop fiasco.
We need to keep this ship going, and you (Yes you, the one reading this) can help to keep it going.
Below is a link to our Patreon page:www.patreon.com/generalsci
For those of you not in the know, Patreon is basically an online tip jar. You get to set the amount you wish to donate per month. These funds will be split evenly between myself and my fellow creators: AraghenXD
, and TheChitinousTeen
. If/when you are unable to meet your obligations (say, you wanted to get a milkshake rather than support us that month), there is an easy process to discontinue your support (though, admittedly, we'd more than welcome you back if that were to be the case).
Right now, we're still working on rewards for people that support us beyond the normal amount. So there's no need to go overboard at this time. Right now we're planning two bonus 12 page comics. One is titled 'A Night as The Heretic' and another titled 'Consuming Darkness'. How to appropriately distribute these comics is still in the air. Needless to say, they work to flesh out the universe of The Grafted
So yes, please stop on by. We hope to keep bringing you The Grafted
on a regular basis beyond our original 72 page story.
Again, a link to that Patreon support page:www.patreon.com/generalsciWe want to occasionally afford pizza!