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...And, I'm back and working on new Saga of Samuel comic pages. I had, what you might call, a severe bout of paying freelance work.

Old Things16

Look, can I be honest here? (its my dA journal, so I guess I can) If I had my druthers I'd work on the comic all day/every day but, druthers, I do not have. The hobgoblins of time and money are what plague me. There's never enough of either and it's the comic that suffers for it.

I believe in what I'm doing here, so I keep coming back even though a part of me feels like this is a big waste of time. How can my bible-based, fantasy comic ever find it's audience, (if one even exists) when I can't update it with any sort of regularity? I'm always having to sacrifice my time to make money on other people's projects, while mine rots on the vine like an overripe tomato that I can never get around to picking. Or, to put it another way, it's like working all day to feed my boss's kid while my own kid starves.

That's a curse too many artists suffer from, and I want to break that curse...

So, despite knowing that I've garnered little to no loyalty from anyone who has ever read the comic, I've started up a Patreon page...

Patreon Page

Whats Patreon you say? Glad you asked! Patreon is a play on the word "patron". Patronage is how art got done way back when. Basically rich people would financially support artists so that they could, well, make art.

Michelangelo, Shakespeare, and Beethoven all benefited from patronage in some way. Ol' Ludwig didn't have to bust his hump making coffee for hipsters all day, only having time to compose his music after a long and tiring workday. No, he had Patrons.

This didn't happen...

...and that's what I need, Patrons! But you don't need to be some millionaire to be a patron nowadays, you just need to be a dollaraire (that's not a word, but you get the gist).

Patreon is a website that allows lots of people to give a little, (as little as a dollar) instead of one person giving a lot, to fund those artists the ability to do the work they want to do, not the work they have to do.

A true patron of the arts

Now, if you wont buy that for a dollar, or can't, or whatever but would still like to help out somehow please post my Patreon page to whatever social media you use. The more it's out there the greater chance it wont return to me empty and I can work towards making The Saga of Samuel into something truly great.

And if nothing comes of it, if I can't get a single dollar out of a single soul...I'll still be updating the comic whenever I can because it needs to get made and I need to make it.

Thanks for reading this, once again, here's my Patreon page:


Matt Ebisch
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Matthew Ebisch, I'm also known as and work under the name of ArtistXero (although, even I don't really recall why anymore). I am a graphic designer/illustrator of little to no renown.


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RisenArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Great to see you again, bro! Thanks for the (re)watch~
ArtistXero Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I suddenly started wondering why I never saw you posting anymore (not that I actually post anything here anymore), so I looked you up. Did you close down your old dA account or something? Are you busy making all the money these days?
RisenArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yeah, closed down my old one. This is my new one. Re-posting some old favorites along with new stuff.

Ha! Waiting for answered prayer regarding the $$$ XD
ArtistXero Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
If you're on the lookout for freelance work I can give people your info. I get approached by a variety of christian publishers/video game makers/board game makers, etc...and some of them actually have money! I can't guarantee anything obviously but it's always good to have your name out there if you want it to be. 
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Emberblue Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wha?  I missed your birthday?  Aww, man!  Always a day late and a dollar short.  

Hope you had a great Birthday brah :cake: :chew:
ArtistXero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
As long as one of us knew it was my birtchday:D (Big Grin) 
Emberblue Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Xiao-Fury Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ArtistXero Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
SeekHim Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

GOD bless you now and always.

John 3:16

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