I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider contributing and supporting my work via my newly launched page on Patreon.
You can support at any level, but to receive my cartoons, columns, freelance illustrations, interviews, and sneak peaks at future projects, the minimum point of entry is five dollars per month. I’ll spare you the rhetoric about how much you spend on coffee and all that.
This move was prompted by the demise of Beacon. I hope that those of you who supported me on Beacon will consider doing the same thing at Patreon.
As I explain there, the conundrum is that the Internet has brought my work to more people than ever before. That’s fantastic! That’s why I got into this into the first place: to reach as many people as possible. The problem is, no one has figured out how to successfully monetize journalism on the Internet. And that’s doubly true when the content is controversial. It’s not to say that people don’t like controversial content online: to the contrary, it seems to do better than stuff that is bland and boring. The problem appears to be twofold. On the one hand, most big online media outlets are dominated by big corporate money that doesn’t want to hear anything outside of the Democratic Republican duopoly. And on the other, a lot of Silicon Valley start-up people don’t have much appreciation or understanding of politics or media.
I’m pretty sure that’s going to change in the not so distant future. But in the meantime, that leaves people like me having to ask people like you for support in order to keep producing a high-quality level of work.
Thanks for reading this and thanks for reading my work.