Support This: Bad Machinery

Bad Machinery (and Scary Go Round, before it) has been my very favorite web comic for several years now. As you may have heard, the gravy days of ridiculous t-shirt sales income and Super Bowl level sponsorships are a thing of the past in web comics land. Now these poor bastards are lucky to get a lint-covered marmite sandwich in the soup line. To compensate for this inadequacy of effort vs. compensation, the great John Allison has put forward a subscription package that guarantees you exactly what you get. And he deserves it!

For nearly ten years, I’ve supported myself producing comics by making merchandise that hopefully, people will buy. All the while, I try to do my best work, writing stories and illustrating them, for free. It makes very little sense.

My comics on this site will always be free to read. But if you want to directly fund the stories you enjoy, please consider signing up for a Scary Go Round subscription. Once a year, you’ll be a bona fide patron of the arts. There are no other benefits. £2 a year is less than a penny per comic.

STANDARD – £2 / $3 every year – receive nothing*
BRONZE – £10 / $10 every year – receive nothing*
SILVER – £25 / $25 every year – receive nothing*
GOLD – £50 / $50 every year – receive nothing*
PLATINUM – £100 / $100 every year – receive nothing*
*but my gratitude

It’s a square deal. You’re free to cancel via your Paypal account at any time – use this link to access your subscriptions. If I decide to abandon webcomics, you will be informed in advance. After 13+ years without missing a scheduled update, you’re probably pretty safe.

I love making comics, and want to find a better way to keep doing it the same way I always have – if that makes sense! If I can fund my work this way, I will be able to work without worry. Thanks for taking the time to read.