Unknown Comics

Unknown Comics

is creating a Blog, Book, and YouTube channel about making comics!

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patron

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Thanks For Joining Me Today!

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Phillip Allen and I am the founder, content curator, editor, and (most often than not) the writer for Unknown-Comics.com.

Who Am I & What Do I Do?

Unknown Comics is a website (and a budding YouTube channel) dedicated to researching and providing high-quality content about the creation of comics and its industry. I cover four main categories in my content; key defining structures of comics, what tools or practices comic creators use to produce, organize, promote, and distribute their work as well as significant industry trends.

Unknown Comics was founded back in February 2016. Since then, I've had the pleasure of researching and writing dozens of articles (over 60 articles) discussing a broad variety of topics. I have even had the opportunity to interview a number of individuals in the comic industry. These individuals have provided me with their insight into their processes for developing their comics and the industry as a whole. Some have even gone as far as to write some articles for everyone to enjoy!
I currently release new articles every other week on Wednesday at 7:30 pm (if nothing stops me).

I've Started Working on a YouTube Channel

I have only started to release test videos (some sample work explaining what Unknown Comics is and what I hope to accomplish with my channel) in order to give me an idea on the type of work that I would have to do in order to regularly release new videos.
My aim is to produce 3 test videos and then work release 10-12 episodes (maybe less since it's already February) before the end of the year. Releasing new videos between my article releases (i.e. every two weeks on Wednesdays)
My goals for this channel is to: Dive deeper into topics that I've only ever touched on, reach a new audience, get more use out of my existing content, and learn how to use audio and video editing software.

Oh, I'm Also Writing A Book!

Since September 2018 I have started writing a book alongside my bi-weekly articles. No need to worry, it is not interfering with my regular content release.
I intend to write a book that covers more nuanced topics. The kind of things that are often left out in other popular resources specifically targeted to comic creators. 
I'll be posting monthly progress and behind-the-scenes reports about my work on the book.
The progress reports are going to be available to the public. So, no, you don't have to pay to enjoy these posts. They'll be free of charge!
The behind-the-scenes look reports, on the other hand, will be exclusive to those who've joined my patreon.

Why I'm Here

In order to be able to develop Unknown Comics as a reliable and accessible resource for comic creation, I would require a source of revenue.

How Patreon Works

When you join my Patreon you're committing to pledge a certain amount of money to be paid every month. Please understand that this is not like Kickstarter, you decide how much you want to pay to support Unknown Comics to continue and improve itself. You can also set a maximum you'd like to pay over time. You can read more about how pledges work here!

What I Plan On Doing With Your Support

  • My ever-growing library of articles would continue to be available free of charge!
  • I would be able to afford to invest more time to further develop and improve the website's performance and content.
  • My Patreon rewards would be improved!
  • You'd be helping me cover costs of keeping the website running (this would be a BIG help).
  • You'd be helping me improve myself! Profits from Patreon would partially go to updating/upgrading my skills and equipment. (i.e. a writing course or access to a more powerful editing software)
  • A significant amount of profits from Patreon would go straight into marketing efforts.
  • I would be able to validate investing more time and effort onto the site.
  • I would eventually be able to afford to hire an editor or a graphic designer. Preferably I'd like for someone to join me as a partner to help me run the site and manage my new YouTube channel.
  • You'd be supporting your favorite writer that focuses on comic creation.

One Last Thing

Thanks for your interest in supporting Unknown Comics. Please only pledge as much of your support as you can reasonably afford. As much as I love working on Unknown Comics it would make me feel bad if it was improving at the cost of negatively affecting peoples lives.
I can't wait to see Unknown Comics grow as a resource and as a community made up of creators looking to improve themselves and their craft!
Read on my friends!
Tiers
I Like Amethysts
$1 or more per month
  • You get exclusive access to my monthly Behind-The-Scenes look report on the book that I'm writing!
  • You pick which topic I cover next on my bi-weekly polls! (Activates once we reach 20 members at this tier or higher)
Become a Bronze (Age) Members!
$5 or more per month

Includes

  • All of the above!
  • Patreon exclusive polls related to new website content (not-articles).
    (Requires 10 members at this tier or higher to activate)
Become A Silver (Age) Member!
$15 or more per month

Includes

  • All of the above!
  • You get access to custom assets (i.e. files, template documents, etc) that I create along the way for Unknown Comics.
  • You get added to my website's page dedicated to thanking my Patreon members!
    (Requires 10 members at this tier or higher to activate)
Become a Gold (Age) Member!
$25 or more per month
  • All of the above!
  • If and when available, you'll have early access for articles or videos 1 week before their official release.
  • Your name will get added to the bottom of every article I have ever released to the public (ends when membership ends)!
  • Your name goes on my videos next videos!
    (Ends when membership ends)!
Become a Platinum Member!
$50 or more per month
  • All of the above
  • Your name will be added to:
    -The sidebar of every article I release to the public! (ends when membership ends)
    -The page dedicated to thanking my Patreon in my Book! (that I'm currently writing)
    -Special thanks section of my end credits and video description section of my videos! (ends when membership ends).
Be an Onyx (Member)!... *Not The Pokemon
$100 or more per month
  • All of the above (with some changes to the video rewards)
    -You can decide to opt out of the end credits.
  • You get to pick the next topic (within the confines of my four (4) categories).
  • I'll promote you/your brand/product at the beginning and end of my videos and in the description section!
    -Graphics must be provided to proceed.

Thanks For Joining Me Today!

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Phillip Allen and I am the founder, content curator, editor, and (most often than not) the writer for Unknown-Comics.com.

Who Am I & What Do I Do?

Unknown Comics is a website (and a budding YouTube channel) dedicated to researching and providing high-quality content about the creation of comics and its industry. I cover four main categories in my content; key defining structures of comics, what tools or practices comic creators use to produce, organize, promote, and distribute their work as well as significant industry trends.

Unknown Comics was founded back in February 2016. Since then, I've had the pleasure of researching and writing dozens of articles (over 60 articles) discussing a broad variety of topics. I have even had the opportunity to interview a number of individuals in the comic industry. These individuals have provided me with their insight into their processes for developing their comics and the industry as a whole. Some have even gone as far as to write some articles for everyone to enjoy!
I currently release new articles every other week on Wednesday at 7:30 pm (if nothing stops me).

I've Started Working on a YouTube Channel

I have only started to release test videos (some sample work explaining what Unknown Comics is and what I hope to accomplish with my channel) in order to give me an idea on the type of work that I would have to do in order to regularly release new videos.
My aim is to produce 3 test videos and then work release 10-12 episodes (maybe less since it's already February) before the end of the year. Releasing new videos between my article releases (i.e. every two weeks on Wednesdays)
My goals for this channel is to: Dive deeper into topics that I've only ever touched on, reach a new audience, get more use out of my existing content, and learn how to use audio and video editing software.

Oh, I'm Also Writing A Book!

Since September 2018 I have started writing a book alongside my bi-weekly articles. No need to worry, it is not interfering with my regular content release.
I intend to write a book that covers more nuanced topics. The kind of things that are often left out in other popular resources specifically targeted to comic creators. 
I'll be posting monthly progress and behind-the-scenes reports about my work on the book.
The progress reports are going to be available to the public. So, no, you don't have to pay to enjoy these posts. They'll be free of charge!
The behind-the-scenes look reports, on the other hand, will be exclusive to those who've joined my patreon.

Why I'm Here

In order to be able to develop Unknown Comics as a reliable and accessible resource for comic creation, I would require a source of revenue.

How Patreon Works

When you join my Patreon you're committing to pledge a certain amount of money to be paid every month. Please understand that this is not like Kickstarter, you decide how much you want to pay to support Unknown Comics to continue and improve itself. You can also set a maximum you'd like to pay over time. You can read more about how pledges work here!

What I Plan On Doing With Your Support

  • My ever-growing library of articles would continue to be available free of charge!
  • I would be able to afford to invest more time to further develop and improve the website's performance and content.
  • My Patreon rewards would be improved!
  • You'd be helping me cover costs of keeping the website running (this would be a BIG help).
  • You'd be helping me improve myself! Profits from Patreon would partially go to updating/upgrading my skills and equipment. (i.e. a writing course or access to a more powerful editing software)
  • A significant amount of profits from Patreon would go straight into marketing efforts.
  • I would be able to validate investing more time and effort onto the site.
  • I would eventually be able to afford to hire an editor or a graphic designer. Preferably I'd like for someone to join me as a partner to help me run the site and manage my new YouTube channel.
  • You'd be supporting your favorite writer that focuses on comic creation.

One Last Thing

Thanks for your interest in supporting Unknown Comics. Please only pledge as much of your support as you can reasonably afford. As much as I love working on Unknown Comics it would make me feel bad if it was improving at the cost of negatively affecting peoples lives.
I can't wait to see Unknown Comics grow as a resource and as a community made up of creators looking to improve themselves and their craft!
Read on my friends!

Recent posts by Unknown Comics

Tiers
I Like Amethysts
$1 or more per month
  • You get exclusive access to my monthly Behind-The-Scenes look report on the book that I'm writing!
  • You pick which topic I cover next on my bi-weekly polls! (Activates once we reach 20 members at this tier or higher)
Become a Bronze (Age) Members!
$5 or more per month

Includes

  • All of the above!
  • Patreon exclusive polls related to new website content (not-articles).
    (Requires 10 members at this tier or higher to activate)
Become A Silver (Age) Member!
$15 or more per month

Includes

  • All of the above!
  • You get access to custom assets (i.e. files, template documents, etc) that I create along the way for Unknown Comics.
  • You get added to my website's page dedicated to thanking my Patreon members!
    (Requires 10 members at this tier or higher to activate)
Become a Gold (Age) Member!
$25 or more per month
  • All of the above!
  • If and when available, you'll have early access for articles or videos 1 week before their official release.
  • Your name will get added to the bottom of every article I have ever released to the public (ends when membership ends)!
  • Your name goes on my videos next videos!
    (Ends when membership ends)!
Become a Platinum Member!
$50 or more per month
  • All of the above
  • Your name will be added to:
    -The sidebar of every article I release to the public! (ends when membership ends)
    -The page dedicated to thanking my Patreon in my Book! (that I'm currently writing)
    -Special thanks section of my end credits and video description section of my videos! (ends when membership ends).
Be an Onyx (Member)!... *Not The Pokemon
$100 or more per month
  • All of the above (with some changes to the video rewards)
    -You can decide to opt out of the end credits.
  • You get to pick the next topic (within the confines of my four (4) categories).
  • I'll promote you/your brand/product at the beginning and end of my videos and in the description section!
    -Graphics must be provided to proceed.