Nwain: The Knight Who Wandered Dream is created by one person (me). It’s a surprising amount of work! I spend over 40 hours a week doing work on the comic, from animating and writing to marketing and bug fixing. It leaves me no time to work at a traditional 9-5 job. To make ends meet, I occasionally take freelance illustration commissions. Sadly that work isn’t steady, and it can take time away from Nwain. There are better options out there.
Merchandise is one option. At the Nwain Gumroad shop, you can buy Nwain-related items, or download digital goodies at a pay-what-you-want price–great for a one-time donation! I also sell the physical items at conventions, such as the Evergreen Tabletop Expo in Tacoma (May 27-29) and possibly Geek Girl Con in Seattle (Oct 8-9).
Patreon is another option. Patreon allows you to make monthly pledges. Depending on your pledge level, I can send you rewards. I like Patreon because it is very steady and low hassle. An increase in support means I have funds for getting new merchandise printed or crafted. The only catch is that my Patreon tends to grow slowly.
So that’s why I’m holding a pledge drive! Like pledge drives for PBS, I’m doing a month-long reminder: if you’re interested in supporting Nwain, now is a great time!