Patreon is a site a bit like Kickstarter, but based around the old notion of artistic patronage. You can subscribe to a Patreon producer’s site, helping them to produce more of whatever form of ‘art’ they create. You can give per item produced or on a monthly basis and so help the struggling artists of the world to make more glorious stuff for us all to look at/read/play/etc.
I am not a struggling artist, but I do have a Patreon page now. I’m looking at this as a way of getting some extra money in to do additional projects. The main one is audiobooks, which I’m not sure are really economically viable, but were a real pleasure to do, but there are some other things I’d like to try. And I thought “I have loads of concept art people would like to see and I could post that as a reward for subscribers.” You can find details on the page.
In other news, Shadows and Reality Hack are both going to see the light of day before summer is out (and probably before it’s very far gone at all). That’s a new Ultrahumans book and something entirely new. Keep your eyes on this space for more news.