Hi, I’m Alex Woolfson. As a gay kid growing up, I loved science-fiction and action stories, but I never got to see what I really wanted to see—and that’s kick-ass genre stories with heroes, real heroes, who just happened to like other guys. That’s what I tried to tell with my science-fiction graphic novel, Artifice, and it’s the kind of story I’m trying to tell with my ongoing superhero webcomic, The Young Protectors.
I’ve always made my comics available to read online for free and that’s not going to change. But as the comic and its readership grew, the work moved from being a part-time hobby to a full-time job—with very part-time income. I pay my artists a real page rate and have regular human expenses (rent, groceries, health insurance, etc.) which, over the last year, has meant burning through my savings. The simple truth is that I wouldn’t be able to make this comic at all if it weren’t through the support of readers like you through Patreon.
All pledges and support will be directly responsible for allowing me to continue working and making stories with gay heroes (and other cool folk!) And by being a Patreon supporter, you’ll get access to a bunch of cool rewards, like sneak previews of the art, digital pin-ups and wallpapers, a special YP badge for your Disqus Avatar, access to an exclusive 18+ comic, and more!
If you’re enjoying what I’m putting out there and you’d like to see my work continue, please join me on Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/alexwoolfson
Thank you so much!