Thanks to a successful Patreon campaign, we’re about to see a lot more from webcomic creator Jeph Jacques. Jacques is well-known for his popular online comic Questionable Content, which he started in 2003. He is one of the few creators able to completely support himself from his comic, but he launched a crowdfunding campaign this week looking for help to fund projects he’s been interested in pursuing alongside his regularly updated webcomic.
In just four days, he has gained more than 1,500 patrons. As of Thursday, Jacques is set to earn about $5,304.51 per month from his patrons, which is beyond the stretch goals initially set by his campaign.
Now that his stretch goals going up to $5,000 have been reached, patrons can expect a digital version of the first Questionable Content print collection with new strip commentary, a new song released each month for an entire year, a brand new comic created alongside Questionable Content starting this fall, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the new strip’s development. A new stretch goal for $10,000 has also been posted, which promises an extra Questionable Content strip each month featuring a character patrons vote for.
“The QC Patreon is going amazingly well so far! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed!”Jacques wrote on Questionable Content.
Jacques isn’t the only webcomic creator turning to Patreon for additional support. After just a year, the young crowdfunding site is already considered an extremely helpful tool for independent creators seeking longer-term crowdfunding than a one-off project.
Photo via JephJacques.com