Kristian Nygård

is creating Optipess comics

88

patrons

$188

per month
Hi, my name is Kristian, and I’ve been making the webcomic Optipess since 2007 - and the comics have been published online since 2008. It’s a comic which is sometimes sad, sometimes silly but hopefully always entertaining. Optipess usually about most things in-between romance and Cthulhu - and in the comic below, romance AND Cthulhu.

Over the years Optipess has occasionally been printed in various publications here in Norway and this has usually been my main source of making money of my comics. Unfortunately print work has dried up in recent years, so I’ve started to look elsewhere for income sources. Ad revenue on my website fluctuates wildly over a year, and in the end ad income covers my annual hosting fees but not much else. But this is where Patreon comes in!

Patreon lets you become a patron of the arts by contributing financially to the artists you love so that they can continue doing what they love to do. These artists will in turn probably love YOU. This is how it works: you choose a monthly pledge level below and get cool stuff - which enables me to continue making comics! Note that the comics on my site will always be free, so you’re not at all required to give me anything at all. Just know that I would be forever grateful if you did. Thank you!

Here are some samples of my comics. Check out the rewards below!

"Horror of the Sea"


"Dressing Up"

Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month

You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Oh, and you get secret access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!

Early access comics!
$3 or more per month

Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Time-lapse videos!
$5 or more per month

At this level you will get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish. (I'll post these at least once a week.)

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • Tomorrow's comics today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Hi-res files!
$10 or more per month

Each month you pledge $10 I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
Birthday card!
$20 or more per month

I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday! Be sure to leave your shipping address - also message me with your birthday PLUS whatever you'll want me to draw on your card!

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
I'll buy you a beer!
$50 or more per month only 5 left
Oh wow! I will buy you a beer if we ever meet or bump into each other - perhaps possibly because you're stalking me? Anyway, let me know if you're in the Drammen/Oslo area of Norway and we'll hang out and talk about comics, movies, music or Game of Thrones. (These are pretty much the only topics I know anything about.)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
  • I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday!
Hi, my name is Kristian, and I’ve been making the webcomic Optipess since 2007 - and the comics have been published online since 2008. It’s a comic which is sometimes sad, sometimes silly but hopefully always entertaining. Optipess usually about most things in-between romance and Cthulhu - and in the comic below, romance AND Cthulhu.

Over the years Optipess has occasionally been printed in various publications here in Norway and this has usually been my main source of making money of my comics. Unfortunately print work has dried up in recent years, so I’ve started to look elsewhere for income sources. Ad revenue on my website fluctuates wildly over a year, and in the end ad income covers my annual hosting fees but not much else. But this is where Patreon comes in!

Patreon lets you become a patron of the arts by contributing financially to the artists you love so that they can continue doing what they love to do. These artists will in turn probably love YOU. This is how it works: you choose a monthly pledge level below and get cool stuff - which enables me to continue making comics! Note that the comics on my site will always be free, so you’re not at all required to give me anything at all. Just know that I would be forever grateful if you did. Thank you!

Here are some samples of my comics. Check out the rewards below!

"Horror of the Sea"


"Dressing Up"

Recent posts by Kristian Nygård

Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month

You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Oh, and you get secret access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!

Early access comics!
$3 or more per month

Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Time-lapse videos!
$5 or more per month

At this level you will get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish. (I'll post these at least once a week.)

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • Tomorrow's comics today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
Hi-res files!
$10 or more per month

Each month you pledge $10 I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
Birthday card!
$20 or more per month

I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday! Be sure to leave your shipping address - also message me with your birthday PLUS whatever you'll want me to draw on your card!

Plus each month

  • You get access to several Optipess wallpapers for phones and desktops!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
I'll buy you a beer!
$50 or more per month only 5 left
Oh wow! I will buy you a beer if we ever meet or bump into each other - perhaps possibly because you're stalking me? Anyway, let me know if you're in the Drammen/Oslo area of Norway and we'll hang out and talk about comics, movies, music or Game of Thrones. (These are pretty much the only topics I know anything about.)

Plus each month
  • You get access to a Cthulhu wallpaper!
  • Tomorrow's comic today! You get the first look at tomorrow's comic, before anyone else.
  • You get access to my Patreon Stream with sketches, doodles and notes as I work on comics.
  • You get access to time-lapse videos showing the process of making a strip from start to finish.
  • Each month I will send you a high-res digital file of an Optipess comic of your choice. These will be digitally signed and suitable for printing. (Just don't use them for commercial means, ok?)
  • I will draw and send you a personalized greeting card/postcard on your birthday!