We're only two issues into the comic and while we have a nice little fanbase here on DeviantArt(which continues to grow), I still think the comic is a bit, well, raw. Hasn't really found its legs yet, so to speak.
The answer to the second is kinda-sorta related to the first, and it begs a much more important question from me, to you fans...
Now saying this, I should remind you all that I have NOT decided to become a greedy jerk. I do have a job that pays pretty well and allows me to finance what happens to be a long string of commissions to a professional, freelance artist...a really nice and a very, very
talented artist, I might add...to bring you The Carnevillans of Oz
, and your continued interest in the developing storyline drives me to continue writing scripts for future issues, and even if you either cannot, or will not, donate money towards its continued production, I will still continue to pony up for the commission fees for future issues.
But it would be nice to have a little funding help from the ones who love the comic so much, no?
Don't worry...I would never ask for, like, $1,000 or something as a minimum donation(or I'd be a greedy jerk). I'd also certainly consider drumming up a few rewards or so for high donations. For example: I could always come up with a one-sheet...with Andrea's help...that answers the question: what if Le Quin met Harley Quinn??
So what do you think, carnys? If I started a funding effort on my Patreon page(which remains empty at the moment), would any of you be interested in throwing a few bucks in towards continued production of the comic? Do you think the concept has print potential, even in a marketplace that's far more interested in Wicked
-based offshoots of the land of Oz(which I'll never do)?
I have thought about eventually making this comic a selection on the popular e-comics site called Comixology, after all...
For the moment, I'll continue to self-finance, but definitely give me your thoughts in the comments section of this very post as to whether or not you feel we're ready to take the next step! It should be noted, too, that we're using a public domain property, so nobody will get sued.
Do I have to get Le Quin to come here and hit you all with a Rhyme-O'-Reason to get you to leave comments?
Uh-oh... *backs away*Lend us your reasoning! Lend us your text!Would you be willing to pay for what's next?Piggy Dorothy? Betsy Bunny?Thrills, chills, and gags so funny?You won't need to mortgage your house!Find out who turns into a mouse!If a big tip is donated for free,perhaps YOU'LL get to be changed by ME!
Scary thought, eh?