Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Added a Commission tier to my PATREON PAGE

For a short time, I'm going to create commission pieces for people that sign up for the newly added "commision" tier over on my Patreon page.  Only three available, so go here quick to sign up:  

Monday, May 19, 2014


I don't post to this blog as much as I should, since I'm on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram it's hard to keep up.  (Follow me on those too!  Twitter and Instagram- TomBancroft1)  But I seem to have completely forgotten to mention something important to me: my online art instruction website, Taught by a Pro!  (  Its THE place to watch video lessons prepared exclusively for that site by top PRO instructors from the worlds of animation, comic strips, comic books, illustration, and concept design!  Please check it out!

Friday, March 14, 2014

TOM BANCROFT web chat!

I did a last minute webchat with some fans and Patreon patrons yesterday and they asked some interesting questions that I get asked HERE quite often.  You might want to watch it.  Be warned: I never used Spreecast before so I couldn't get the mic to work at first SO FASTFORWARD to 5:15 and then it gets going.  

Some of the questions I was asked/ answered:

- What kind of pencils/ ink pens do I use for my comic strip?
- Do I work digitally or traditionally?
- What are some of my art goals (if I get more Patreon funding)?
- What is Patreon?
- Is there a good art instruction school that is low cost that I would recommend? 
- Should I go to art school?  Does a degree in art help me get a job? 
- How do I balance working hard to "make it" with family/ other obligations?
- and more!  

It's super casual and I'm a little "stumbly" with the Spreecast site, but I hope you get something out of my answers.  We'll do it again too, it was fun!  
Here's the link:

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Patreon Support page

Hey everyone!  
I just wanted you to know that I am creating a Patreon Support page for my OUTNUMBERED comic strip as well as other creative endeavors.  Please consider checking it out and supporting me: 
My Patreon PAGE:

I'm asking for YOU'RE support to help me in making my online webcomic "Outnumbered" but also so that I can make MUCH MORE creative stuff!  

What is TOM BANCROFT doing?

A really good question.  Here's the short answer: I'm asking for your financial support (no more than the price of a bottle of water or a coffee a month!) to help me get my weekly webcomic, "Outnumbered" colored, urled, and hosted every month!  But that's not all!  I'm going to make this THE PLACE to have access to me and custom artwork from me.  Once we hit some of the milestones on the left side, I am ALSO GOING TO LAUNCH INTO OTHER CREATIVE ENDEAVORS THANKS TO YOU! 

 What is this PATREON thing?  

It's crowd-funding at its best!  Much like Kickstarter, Patreon is a way to support a creative person who's work you love.  BUT unlike Kickstater, Patreon is not just to back/support ONE PROJECT, but many!  In a very real way, you are supporting the CREATOR, not just a project he/she produces.  I want to create MANY different things with the support you bring me every month.  The more support I get, the more I will pull away from other jobs and become the kind of independent artist I want to be!  In the end, I'd love to be able to be producing work directly for you instead of for publishers, studios, agents, and others to take their part and charge you more for it.  I believe this is where the creative arts are going and I'm excited to be doing it with you!  

What will I GET?

​My goal is to give you as much "behind the scenes" and EXTRA art concepts as I can!   Depending on your giving tier, I will be giving you OUTNUMBERED (the rough pencils version!) a day or two early, a custom "sketch a week" created by request from one of the Patrons, t-shirts (I think I have this figured out to be able to pull off!), original artwork , webisodes, and Google Hangouts where I will LIVE DRAW.  Sounds good, Right?  

​Here's a sample strip in its "rough pencils" form- EXCITING!:

I will be doing  "HOW TO" videos like this one on "How To DRAW MARK" (my OUTNUMBERED main character) as a sample: 

Hit this link to view the video

Thank you, Tom Bancroft