In case you’ve forgotten, this is the handiwork of Geist.

We’re really excited to be launching our Patreon campaign today. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform, sort of like Kickstarter. But instead of funding big, one-time projects, it’s for ongoing creative efforts. Like webcomics!

Here’s how it works: patrons pledge to pay creators a specified amount each month. In addition to supporting the creations they love, they also get rewards. You can pledge as little as a dollar a month (ever dollar counts, and is appreciated!), and you can change or cancel your pledge at any time. Here are a few of the rewards we’re offering:

  • For $1 a month, you’ll get access to our activity feed, where we reveal behind-the-scenes information, like production sketches and script ideas.
  • For $3 a month, you get to read every page two weeks early; pages 187 and 188 are ready to read in our feed right now!
  • For $5 a month, you’ll get a new prose vignette set in the world of The Specialists every month. The first one will be ready soon; it tells the origin story of Geist!

Those are just the highlights. We’re also offering discounts in our online store, monthly Google Hangouts, and more. And the best part is that if our total patronage get high enough, we’ll start publishing more pages every month!

If you enjoy The Specialists, please check out our campaign, and consider becoming a patron. Even a dollar a month would show us that you value our work, and that means a lot to us. We’ll continue to produce the comic for free, but Patreon presents a new way for us to connect with you in a mutually beneficial way. With your help, we’ll be able to produce more and better content for you!