I posed this question to my current batch of wonderful Patrons recently and now it’s time to bring it to all of you.
I’m considering marking my Patron as an 18+/adults only one, not because I plan to draw a lot of mature art, but simply because I’d like to upload zip archives of all my older works and share new things I’m doing, not all of which will be all-ages appropriate. I would, of course, always preface any adult-content material with “NSFW” so those who don’t want to view it can just delete that email without having to even see it. A large majority of the art I make is still all-ages appropriate.
(For the sake of disclosure, what passes for 18+/adult work by me ranges hugely from cheesecake pinups to very explicit imagery, sometimes including violence or possibly upsetting themes. It’s basically all the stuff I’d be uncomfortable showing any member of the general public. XD)
But I want to know what you guys think. Would you be interested in supporting my Patreon if it meant seeing some mature work mixed in with all-ages stuff? Does the prospect of getting my older work appeal to you? Do you like high-res files of new art?
As always, all of my new work that I bring to completion will be posted publicly. I’m not a fan of paywalling you wonderful viewers, so if you can’t spare $1 a month, no worries! You’ll still get to see everything I scan. Most of what goes in Patreon so far is sketches I’m working on (some of which never get past being sketches), random pen doodles, zip archives of a couple comics, and high-res art. If I’m comfortable with it, I may post some original prose stories to Patreon in the future, as well. I want to give a little something to the folks who are able to support me but I am not able to do much in the way of Patreon-exclusive rewards.
Thoughts? Opinions? Advice?