Harold was a guest at Madilyn’s birthday party the other day. Here he is enjoying tea (it’s a Madeline tea set). Such a lovely affair. Happy Birthday, Madi. Auntie Bridgett loves you.
Do you remember when THIS happened? (click on toon for a bigger view)… It was B.B. and Leroy’s wedding and Ryan had this little thought. Well, it won’t be long before you’ll get a glimpse to see just how close he got to his little 2-second daydream pictured here.
May is nearly over… Can you believe it? SHeesh!
I started out the month with the flu (ick!). I had some toon commissions, which kept me busy. French Lessons… (Passé Composé is kicking my butt!) I done up the latest Art-o-rama zine. And I put up on Patreon… Then there was that 3 Day weekend with parties in there… And I will end it with a party for Real Spill (it’s her birthday!).
Getting Patreon up and running was an adventure. And I am most happy to have some Patrons! (Yay!)
If you hadn’t seen, Patreon is a site that puts patrons in touch with their favorite creators. It’s a way to support artists, musicians, YouTubers, tooners, etc. by plunking money in their account on a monthly basis via the site. In return, there are some additional perks in addition to the quality art you get online (for free).
Also, I can’t stop watching the animated show Bob’s Burgers (on Netflix), while I work. Honestly, that show grows on you and takes over. Excellent voices… silly premises… and even though inappropriate for a kids’ show (I feel), it’s very funny. Tina, here, is my favorite.
So wish Real Spill a “Happy Birthday”… and… make sure you don’t forget about RandieandRyan.com! Fun starts on the first day of Summer!
If you looking for ways to support your friendly local cartoonist, I am now on Patreon ( www.patreon.com/bridgettspicer ) … there are different levels you can pledge at (think Public Television Pledge-athons) and at each level, there is a perk. If you pledge at the $15/mo level… you will not only get Art-o-rama every other month… but you will also get a special designed-by-me postcard (with sketch) every month, a special bonus content feed (through Patreon) AND the insider’s scoop feed. That’s A LOT of goodies. Just thought you might be interested. Why not go over and check stuff out? (link above).
Let me explain how Patreon works… For years, many creatifs have put their works online hoping to support themselves with donations buttons, selling books and various merchandise. While some have done well by this model, many barely scrape by. After all, funding a book is an expensive venture… making merchandise is risky (t-shirts are a flop… I had so many XL leftover!). We wind up providing content,often with low return. ***(Please KNOW, that I appreciate the support and the supporters of Squid Row! You have been most kind! Really!!!)
What Patreon does is this… it’s a website that provides a way for folks to give (and support) their favorite creators. It’s the same model as Public Television… and you GET something back for the support). This is HOW it works…
1. sign up to be a patron thru my Patreon page: www.patreon.com/bridgettspicer
2. there’s a list of monthly pledge levels, and you pledge me money (via a convenient button)
3. Patreon bills your card once a month for that amount.
4. I see this and note at what level you have given and what splendid perks I will be providing.
5. I provide splendid perks monthly (including special content not found anywhere else).
6. I pay bills, I make stuff you enjoy.
Even if it is one dollar a month… this is SO helpful! You know how crowd sourcing works… if EVERYBODY gave ONE dollar… I could pay Harold’s bar tab! … and the rent… and create more goodies for all to enjoy! While with Kickstarter, you only contribute once for to support a single project. With Patreon, you are supporting a creative person each month and thusly… lots of projects!
So, if you can, why not throw a little money at me? I will continue to make fun stuff for ya. Smiles!