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Update on Rat Rage Patreon!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 30, 2014, 3:26 PM

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Hey everyone! Just giving an update to the RR Patreon!

Right now, there are about 40 people supporting the project! That's so encouraging to me, to know that there are those out there who are willing to support my work in this fashion. This is, after all, just another of my own properties in addition to Cryamore. Not fan art or fan-fics of other's established characters (which is something I do a lot of), but my own characters that I created and grew up with. And it's just really heartwarming that any of you would be interested to that extent. Thank you so much. :happycry:

After being almost a month on Patreon, it helped me take an analytical look at how I set things up, how people are jumping on, and the numbers that all work in tandem with each other to produce that result. It's been a bit slower than I expected (of course, I didn't really expect to do even 40 people jumping on in a month at all, so that's kinda crazy), as I figured the amount of attention my uploads regarding Rat Rage (not the reimagining stuff) gets pretty reasonable hits and positive feedback. Still, baby steps, as the story is still starting off and the main story has yet to really pick up yet (it's a few more pages until that happens), let alone the full color art each page as we're still in the archives of Jinx's and Rai's background!

Also, to take into account that $1 per page is a bit too high (I'm surprised some even forked over $5 per page for the high resolution process art)! With my guaranteed upload rate of 4 pages a month, and with the optional Fridays, possibly getting to 8 pages a month, that is a little costly for a single page upload; resulting to $4-8 per month for regular subscribers and up to $20 a month for the 2nd level. So I'm quite sure a lot are on the fence about it because of the costs. Economy is still not that fantastic, I know. I'm also still coming up with ways to be creative on the rewards end without making things harder on myself for everything else that I'm managing right now.

With that being said, I reassessed what I'm offering, and hopefully, this will be better in the long run.

I halved the original pledge offerings, so now all one would need to hop on the train of support is just paying 50 cents per page update. The update + process versions (high res sketch, ink, and final art without dialogue), just $2.50. That makes things a bit easier to swallow, resulting to spending just $2-4 a month for basic subscribers.

I'm trying out a new reward, Swords Illustrated mice pictorial PDFs, for $5. There are those who love their fanservice, so I decided to make a reward that isn't intrusive to the main storyline, but still works well with it altogether, further embracing the lore I've created in Rat Rage's universe. Patrons on this new level will also be able to submit their anthro gal character (preferably mouse or rodent-like) to be picked and featured in a high resolution 2-page pictorial as well as a cover each month, like so:

 'Swords Illustrated' Pictorial Page Example 1 by Robaato

And only patrons on that level will receive that reward each month. And that even opens up for things like even more cameos involving those who support me and their creations in the main thing.

I'm still trying to think of more creative ways to make Rat Rage more interactive than I originally planned to, and with today's digital era, I can do a lot more in that regard. So as new ideas pop up, I will continue to add/subtract as we go along. And of course, if any of you guys have ideas, feel free to let me know!

Thanks for reading, and for those (you know who you are), for your support!! :)

Support Rat Rage Webcomic on Patreon!


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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
LOCALE: Chicago, IL
DATE OF BIRTH: April 22, 1986
PROGRAMS AND TOOLS: Photoshop CS6, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6, Cintiq 21UX, 0.3 and 0.5 Mechanical Pencils, 4H standard pencils, Color Sharpies, COPIC Markers
BEEN DRAWING FOR: Uh, practically, ALL my life. But only seriously for like 15 years.
MUSIC: I like anything that motivates me at the given time.
MUSICIANS: Michael Jackson, Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Motoi Sakuraba, Yoko Shimomura, TOKiMONSTA, Coldplay, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Paramore, Lagwagon, Common, Aaliyah, Talib Kweli, NaS, Jean Grae, Black Eyed Peas, Gorillaz, The Neptunes, T.I., TImbaland, The Killers, 311, Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Justin Timberlake, and Aerosmith
MOVIES: Back to the Future Trilogy, Inception, King Kong, Final Fantasy Advent Children, Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, The Bourne Trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Fifth Element, Lion King, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
ANIME: Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood), Lupin III, Dragonball, 2004 Re:Cutie Honey, Gurren Lagann, Samurai Champloo, Code Geass, FLCL, Dirty Pair and Dirty Pair FLASH, Samurai Pizza Cats, Gunbuster, Armitage III, AKIRA, Those Who Hunt Elves, Outlaw Star, Princess Mononoke, Gatchaman, Trigun, and Ghost In The Shell
GAMES: Chrono Trigger, Sonic The Hedgehog 1-3 & Knuckles, Street Fighter, Metroid, Castlevania Series (SOTN FTW), Megaman Series, Super SMASH Bros. Melee, Final Fantasy Series, Breath of Fire 1-3, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario World, Super Mario RPG, The Original Perfect Dark, Golden Sun Series, Fire Emblem Series, Baten Kaitos, Growlanser Series, Rival Schools Series, Legend of Zelda, Disgaea 1&2, Jak and Daxter, TMNT Series, Kirby's Adventure, Ratchet and Clank, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Odin Sphere, Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Grandia 2, Final Fight Series, Brave Fencer Musashi, Donkey Kong Country Series, Tales of Destiny and Vesperia, Starfox, Xenogears, Halo 2, Resident Evil Series, Viewtiful Joe, Skies of Arcadia, Guitar Hero, Assassin's Creed Series, Bioshock, Bioshock: Infinite, Sonic CD, Adventure 1 & 2, Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Gitaroo Man, Skullgirls
FAVE PLATFORMS: Super NES, Sega Genesis, Playstation, Playstation 2, Xbox 360
FAVE CHARACTERS: Sonic the Hedgehog, Chun-Li, Morrigan, Megaman X, Zero, Sparkster, Tifa Lockhart, Glenn (Frog), Velvet (Odin Sphere), Zidane Tribal, Falcon - Rouge - Jack (Power Stone), Rai Rivet, Esmyrelda Maximus, Bliss Barson
FAVE SUPERHEROES: Batman, Spidey, 90s X-Men (Wolvie, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Gambit, Beast, Storm, Colussus), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Daredevil, Captain America, and Superman
FAVE ARTISTS: Adam Warren, Masamune Shirow, Shigatake, Kinu Nishimura, Tatsuya Yoshikawa, Akihiko Yoshida, Hideki Ishikawa, Hiroaki Hashimoto, Shinkiro, Haccan, Nomura Ryouji, Akiman, CRMK, Edayan, Humberto Ramos, Cre.o.n, Art Adams, Terry Dodson, Jason Pearson, Dean Yeagle, Adam Hughes, Rose Besch, Jeffrey Cruz, Cacao, Takuji Kawano, Tsukasa Kotobuki, Yusuke Murata, Tomomi Sasaki, George Kamitani, Joe Madureira, Junny, Paulo Siqueira, Frank Frazetta, Kevin "TRANTKAT" Hérault, Yuji Himukai, Yamashita Shunya, J. Scott Campbell
DRINK: Kool-Aid, of course.
SKYPE ID: Robaato1
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everything is awesome!!
CaptainRazer 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you aware that autodesk released the sketchbook pro 2015?
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Super-Japan-Rider300 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Are you going to do the daily sketch challenge of Zatanna?
Dayummm!! your art so awesome man!!!!
SoaringSkies0 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Wow I really love your work! It's incredible! <3
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