Well I must say I was sincerely preparing myself for the fail of a century, but the complete opposite in my mind happened!
Many of my familiar old fans have come out with their hearts and contributed to this story. I give you my sincerest thank you and promise to increase the quality, shower you with extras, make sure your commissions for those big pledgers are super legit.
We all owe these pledgers and the future ones a huge thank you since I can not do anything without them! 5th Capsule on DeviantART:
As for it 5th Capsule being free, it still is! It will remain in its charming sepia tone and size for dA, and be completely free. I am figuring to reward the pledgers for helping me, there will be a 20 - 25 page delay to what is shown on dA. I am still in meeting with my staff, but I think that is pretty fair. That basically is about a month an a half.
But once that delay is done, as long as I can keep it funded, the stream of pages will continue for you as well! So just a short delay if you don't want to pay for it, but it will come back in higher quality and you will get some of the bonus stuff later on as well albeit in lower res.
I have to reward my pledgers and membership has it's privileges.What's the goal?:
The goal of the fund raising is to have enough to make the story which is about 400 pages, and consequently make a kick ass art book. There is zero help from UDON or anywhere else, its all you guys, and whatever I have put in.What if it goes super huge?:
I have the option to make pages free for my pledgers, so if things go really explosively well I can make it cheaper as we go. Then there might really be a chance to have 15 pages a month for 1 dollar, but I need a whole heap of people for that. I have to crunch some numbers, but I am conscious of that point and will work to it.
Basically how Patreon works is that I can post things for the public, for patrons for free. SO all the extra bonus art for them is free, but only able to be seen my patrons. The only thing that gets charged is actual story to a maximum of 15 a month. That means if I had a massive amount of people, I can reduce the price by only charging for 7 of the 15 pages per month, making it like 48c / page.
So it's flexible. Will you still do Street Fighter stuff?:
I am still working for UDON and I have some light jobs on the way, that is all I can say. I will be more diligent in posting some of my old Ibuki stuff, while I get caught up on 5C. So commissions are only for your elite pledgers of 5C now?:
Not entirely, but I am going to be very busy to make sure I get 15 pages done, and 5 extra to stay ahead of the game. The large pledgers do have the right of way for commissions and get a new one every 50 pages they pay for , 5C character or not! (50 pages pledged @ $10/page or equiv to $500 pledged)
If I can I will open up for them and I have much more affordable options I'm considering as well, but again 5C comes first.Conclusion:
I know that money doesn't grow on trees for me or for you. This is my career and how I feed my family, I would never expect you to do your job for free even if you were a close friend.
Still, I will give something back to the community that helped me grow in many ways, and once I get ahead in pages again, I will post them here for you for free in the very familiar sepia tones we all know and love!
You will not miss any part of the story in the least, the pledgers just get it earlier, larger and in colour.If you want to have the same deal the Pledgers do, just go here and help make 5C a continuing story! : www.patreon.com/5thCapsule
I thank you all for reading it, and I tried to respond to all your comments as best as I can, and quite beating up on Gradius!
Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!