Commission of Thimblewood: Carin and Drake

Paid: $46 USD ($69 AUD)
Commission: A fully rendered/painted drawing that ships The-F0X’s OCs Carin and Drake together in some way.
Date of payment: August 9, 2019

Context:

Thimblewood is a user on The-F0X’s Discord server. I offered to pay people there to draw shipping art featuring some of The-F0X’s OCs known as Carin and Drake, and Thimblewood took this offer up.

Result:

The final image delivered on August 11, 2019 (below), shows Drake curled up around Carin as she wraps her arms around his head.

https://www.deviantart.com/thimblewood/art/Carin-and-Drake-809227056

Patreon for The-F0X

Pledged: $25 per month
Rewards: Discord role, Access to WIPs, Name in the credits, Early access, Suggestions/polls, Personalized animated badge
Patreon start date: January 21, 2019

Context:

The-F0X is an artist I met at my college in 2015. I mainly wanted to see my mascot character in her style, and thank her for letting me use her characters for an animated series I’m working on, so I opted for this tier.

Result:

I became a patron as of August 2019. The personalized badge is below.

Sandra and Woo: 10 Years Anthology + Art Book by Oliver Knörzer

Pledged: €70
Rewards: Two special edition books (comic anthology, art book) signed and sketched in by Novil, three PDFs (comic anthology, art book, first book)
Kickstarter start date: November 7, 2018
Kickstarter funded on: January 3, 2019
Estimated delivery date: February 2019

Context:

I haven’t kept up with this webcomic in such a long time, that I only heard about this Kickstarter while scrolling through Facebook. Fortunately, this physical edition has every comic I need to get caught back up.

Result:

The books arrived on April 11, 2019.

Above: The anthology and art book. Below: Stamps and signatures from the author, Oliver Knörzer.

Bittersweet Candy Bowl: Volume Six by Veronica Vera

Pledged: $277
Rewards: Hardcover book, three exclusive keychain charms, sharpie sketch of favourite character drawn in book, scratch-and-sniff insert, figurine in burlap sack, all previous books (two softcovers, four hardcovers), pack of 10 PVC rubber charms, 30-page B5 embossed-cover notebook, Silkscreened PVC pencil case, 12-piece fridge magnet set, Reusable vinyl cling stickers, card game
Kickstarter start date: October 26, 2018
Kickstarter funded on: November 26, 2018
Estimated delivery date: February 2019

Context:

I’ve been a fan of the webcomic for more than 10 years now, so I couldn’t pass this new opportunity to get a physical copy of it.

Result:

Rewards arrived on April 5, 2019.

All current books, keychains, Lucy figurine and burlap sack, charms, notebook, pencil case, magnets, stickers and Upstage card game.

Other rewards:

Commission of CanisAries: Arph

Paid: $20 USD + $8 USD tip
Commission: A flat colour, full body redesign of the character Arph from my animated series Nyah Has an Adventure
Date of payment: August 19, 2018

Context:

CanisAries / Wolframclaws / Blanisquid / lovecraftisafurry / @Depresstopus is an awesome artist from Finland. Mostly known for her artworks and fanfiction in the Twitch Plays Pokémon community, she started to test the waters of the world of accepting commissions in 2018, much to my and everyone else’s delight. The first commission I have asked of her is a redesign of one of the main characters to my Nyah franchise.

Result:

After the Australian Shepherd-like fur markings of the new Arph were sorted out, and the basic shape of the character was defined, payment was made after a rough sketch was produced of the finalised artwork, which is shown below.

Now all that’s left to do is figure out how to retroactively un-canonize Arph’s old design… Oh, well. Introducing the new and improved Arph!

https://www.deviantart.com/wolframclaws/art/Commission-for-NeonWabbit-760063996

Planet X3 for MS-DOS by David Murray

Pledged: $82
Rewards: Digital download of game, Physical boxed copy (signed by David Murray, the 8-Bit Guy): soundtrack on cassette tape, floppy disk with the game, printed manual, copy of Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, copy of Planet X1 for the VIC-20
Kickstarter start date: June 04, 2018
Kickstarter funded on: July 05, 2018
Estimated delivery date: May 2019

Context:

The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray, has really interesting videos on old hardware and software. Last year he made a game called Planet X2 for the Commodore 64, and with this campaign, he’s amping it up with Planet X3 for MS-DOS.

Result:

The digital copy of the Planet X2 and X3 games were linked as a separate downloads upon the completion of X3.

The physical copy of the games arrived at my place on March 04, 2019 – exactly eight months after the Kickstarter start date. Fitting for The 8-Bit Guy! The Planet X3 box was signed with the words “Enjoy x333”, which I requested as a sort-of pun on the game’s name.

Inside the boxes were the soundtracks on cassette tape, the printed manuals, and Planet X1 and X2 on Commodore 64 diskette, with Planet X3 on a 720K floppy, and a label for the 360K floppy disk version, should I choose to produce my own copy.

I later found my name on page 15 of the Planet X3 User Manual. Very cool!

The backer credits of Planet X3. NeonWabbit’s name is listed here as “Darien Dickinson”.

Crash Zoom – Series 2 (Animated Webtoon) by Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell

Pledged: £16
Rewards: Digital goodie bag (thank you video, artwork, music, etc.), Behind-the-scenes vlog/preview Vimeo channel access, Postcard (signed by Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell and Ben ‘Wonchop’ Smallman)
Kickstarter start date: May 18, 2018
Kickstarter funded on: June 21, 2018
Estimated delivery date: September 2018

Context:

I didn’t have enough money for Tom’s earlier Eddsworld Legacy campaign, so I promised myself I’d back his next crowdfunding campaign, which turned out to be for a new season of his hilarious original animated series.

Result:

The signed postcard arrived safely in July 2018. A proper first episode of Season 2 has not been released yet, though there has since been a new short.

Horse Destroys the Universe by Cyriak Harris

Pledged: £34
Rewards: eBook download, Physical paperback copy of book (signed by Cyriak Harris), Name in the back of the book
Unbound start date: May 18, 2018
Unbound funded on: N/A
Estimated delivery date: N/A

Context:

Cyriak is a surrealist animator, who suddenly announced they wrote a book, so I backed it.

Result:

The eBook has been sent to backers and my name is credited on page 371.

The physical signed copy of the book was received between May-June 2019.

The backer credits of Horse Destroys the Universe. NeonWabbit’s name is listed here as “Darien Brice Dickinson”.

Left: Front cover



Right: Cyriak’s message and signature

BGO Mobile by Frostbolt Games

Pledged: €5
Rewards: Beta Tester, Backer lobby icon
Kickstarter start date: December 15, 2017
Kickstarter funded on: December 30, 2017
Estimated delivery date: January 2018

Context:

I have had a Board Game Online account since November 30th, 2011, so it made sense to back their Kickstarter for a mobile version of the game.

Result:

After an initial survey, my username is now a gold colour in-game and in the lobby. As of August 2018, the mobile version entered an open beta, and that is why I have tagged this project as delivered.

Commission of lenasdf: Meloetta

Paid: $28 USD
Commission: An image of Meloetta from Pokémon
Date of payment: March 26, 2017

Context:

lenasdf is a friend I made in the Know Your Meme community. I commissioned them to make art of the Pokémon known as Meloetta. After a few instances where the eyes didn’t look quite right, I drew a basic idea of what I wanted them to look like and they soon delivered.

Result:

Payment was made after the following piece of art was finalised.

Meloetta by @lensdfghjkl