|Ally Boobior & Vyrus McDisco Blood Wrestling Photo By Brian Nixon|
The way I reasoned with myself to start our own Patreon was this.. Sometimes friends, family, and fans want a way to be involved and updated and they also want to be able to donate towards your dreams. Why not just buy product you say? Well what if they already have most of what you're making? Or what if the art is too expensive to buy a piece every month? Them donating $5 a month is easier than keeping up on buying product from you on a regular basis. It's also easy for them as it just comes out of their account without them having to fuss over anything.
So I had sold myself on the idea and now we are a good 4 months in with out Patreon. You set goals for yourself and your Patrons to help move the whole thing forward and motivate all involved. I set my first goal at 66 and we quickly hit that.. My second goal, which I now realize was a bit too lofty of a second goal, was $666. I know I was being cute.. But hey it could happen? We currently sit at $83 a month which helps us pay some of our processing fees and helps go towards new products.
Am I silly to want to keep Gore Noir Magazine a print magazine? Probably.. It's an uphill battle.. Right now we are in limbo with our 15th issue, which is almost done and ready to go, but we have yet to raise the money for printing costs. We usually do a pre-order for each issue to help offset print costs and foot the bill. As we have done with this one and I thank everyone who's helped by sharing the link to get this issue printed. I promise that we won't be like Fangoria and go digital only and promise a print issue for over a year only to not come through.
|February Patreon Giveaway Package|
I'm always trying to think of new ways to keep in touch with our fan base and if you message us through Facebook or Instagram, or any media to be honest, I try to respond and give you all the attention that is needed. I feel this is lacking with most magazines. I try to go on all of the podcasts, the local TV shows, to answer the interview questions, and talk with all of the people that come by our vending booth at conventions and gigs. I love hearing the feedback and it helps keep the train moving down the track. It's our motivation.
Lastly I'd just like to thank all of the people that have supported us either directly, by purchasing products, coming to our events, and becoming a patron, or indirectly, by sharing our posts, telling your friends about us and giving us words of encouragement. We are a small independent horror magazine that loves being a part of the horror culture and making it as bloody as possible!