Here’s a new project I’m starting up: Monthly Monsters via Patreon. Written by me, illustrated by Nathan Jones (witchpit.com). Every month, we release a monster, with a full-page illustration and 3-7 pages of writing (half-letter pages, that is), but only to the people who pledge $2 a month. But if you pledge $4 a month, we also send you one or more Bonus Monster. Once we have enough for a book, we make a book of monsters and send everyone who is subscribed to pledge a free pdf copy of it.
See our first example Monthly Monster: the Satyrical Dramatists.
Just like Kickstarter, there are stretch goals and pledge levels. The higher total amount we have, the more monsters we can afford to make and release, which means more monsters for your $4 pledge, and more free books for everyone who pledges (because we’ll finish them faster). Plus, we’re looking at rewards for higher pledge levels, like getting a print copy mailed to you, being able to request a monster, and having a random draw for free original artwork. Have ideas? Let me know.
This is a new thing, so I’d like to get feedback from people who are interested in this project. What would you like out of a Monthly Monster campaign? What would make this project more attractive to you? What aspects are most important, which ones do you not care about?