It's been an unpredictable and turbulent 2 years for me and Hunter. Shit happens for sure and I had hoped that it would have calmed down some by now, but it's gotten quite to the point where I miss being here and I miss doing this, and I need to do what I need to do to get back into it. I have quit my over-time stuffed studio job and returned to freelance.
Demon Road is not a comic I get to work on very often in my free time because most of my free time time is spoken for by my other project, Amaranthine Project: Avatar. This isn't a lack of dedication to Demon Road, but rather, that the deal has always been that Demon Road is something I can do when I can't do Avi (such as waiting on new linearts to colour and what not). My comic partner on this particular project has caught up which means it is back to this for me! But I've fallen quite in love with this Demon Road project and don't want it to fall behind again while it waits for a window in my free time.
As it stands, this time is divided between having to make a living (work) and Avi (free time). What I am hoping to do with Patreon is replace the jobs I would be doing for work with making art for you and Demon Road.
This isn't to say that this is going to hold Demon Road hostage. Even without funding, Demon Road is something I want to do and want to keep doing. On my own, I can schedule putting out a page here every two weeks, but with your support, I can get back to posting two and even three times a week! In return, I am offering contributors more pages a week than my public posting schedule, exclusive and/or early access to sketches and artwork, character cameos when bit parts are needed, first dibs on production runs and, thanks to the generosity of my printer, even 20%-100% off Demon Road things in our shop!
I already have a few pages posted in the backroom for contributors to get the ball rolling and will begin posting publicly again on July 3rd. The frequency of my schedule will be announced with the page once your guy's patronage lets me know how often I will be able to afford to update! GET MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND WHAT I'M OFFERING HERE: www.patreon.com/sambees
I'm going to work to get updates on DA caught up to the updates on the website (which are into chapter 2 now). I am excited to be back!