Happy New Years everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful year! 2014 has been a wild ride for me. It was exactly one year ago today that I decided to publish Demon on my own. It took about a month to build up my buffer and construct my website before launching on February 1 of 2014.

For those that have been here through the highs and lows, thank you so much for sticking it out with me. It’s been wonderfully disorienting, getting back to the self publishing world after spending years away. Coming of age in the 90’s, the field is almost unrecognizable in its current form and half the fun of getting back in has been trying to familiarize myself with this new terrain. I’ve spent the past year reading too many webcomics to name and I still don’t have a good sense of the size and shape of it all.

Creating Demon has been an absolute thrill. Every aspect of it has been so completely inspiring and rejuvenating from the drawing to the printing to all the amazing feedback I’ve been getting from my readers. Even the business side of things like tweaking all the patreon levels has been pretty fun.

Speaking of which, for me the most exciting news of the new year is that I’m introducing a new pledge level on my patreon campaign: $9.99/mo for a complete subscription!!! That means I’ll send you all 11 back issues the first month and then a new issue every 38 days. This was actually a pricing model I was considering when I first started but figured I’d get too many cancellations. Instead I went with this weird system whereby patrons sign up at $50 for the first month and then drop back down to $5 after they get their back issues. This turned out to be all for naught as my cancellation rate as of today is exactly 0%.

You’re probably wondering what’s to stop someone from ordering the complete subscription and then cancelling after the first month and selling all their back issues on ebay for $5 each. I suppose I should be worried, especially since that sounds like something I would do. But if this past year has done anything, it’s restored my faith in humanity’s inherent laziness.

Hope you all had Happy New Year everyone and can’t wait to get out more Demon to you in 2015!