The relative in question didn't actually manage to make a Patreon pledge...if/when he does, you can expect Webcomic Woes to take a level in self-referential.
Relative: Hey, our shared relative told me something I didn't realize . . . your comics actually make a couple hundred bucks every month from advertising?
Me: Sort of! The ads are only a small part of it. Most of my comic income is from Patreon backers.
Relative: So, is that just like "patron" with an E? Maybe I'll support you. Let me find the page . . .
Relative: What's it mean that you'll write backers a "ficlet"?
Me: That's just a short little piece of fiction. Fic-let.
Relative: What's "DeviantArt"?
Me: That's just the name of the site.
Relative: Oh. I thought it might be where they keep art of Republicans.
Relative: What's "shippy"?
Me: That's when you like the relation-"ship" between two characters. Like on a TV show or something.
Relative: And what is "shippy gay pregnancy fanart"?
Me: You know, I DO also accept support in cash . . .