WARNING: This article is about a webcomic called the Frumps. It has the mouth of South Park and edgier depictions then Beavis and Butthead plus Ren and Stimpy Combined. IT IS NOT FOR KIDS AND NEITHER IS THIS ARTICLE! Please click above if any of the shows mentioned offend you.
Before I tell you what the Frumps are, let me set something straight.
I do not advertise on this site. Not only due to the fact that my following hasn’t reached the astronomical heights demands of advertising companies, but more due to the fact that they are annoying and more often then not, serve to compromise the objectivity and truthfulness of the journalist reviewing games. As much as Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw rules, and as unworthy I am at the time of this post to even step in his shoes, once criticism I can throw at him with gusto is that his criticisms on the Escapist tend to loose impact when the game he is recommending you don’t buy is being advertised right before the review even begins. This happens a lot, mostly due to the desperate need for journalist sites to make money and the greedy eagerness of companies to throw money into their PR campaigns. After all, if you sunk a few million into a game that sucks, why not pay the same whistleblowers who would defame your game to actively advertise it? The industrial machine grinds its gears.
While I understand the need for monetization completely, I also know for a fact that the only way to beat the system is to detach from it. That is why I firmly believe that sites like Kickstarter and Patreon are forces of good and justice. They did what needed to be done for a VERY long time; they cut the middle person.
Most of you have probably heard of Kickstarter, but surprisingly little of you even heard of what Patreon is. I will sum it up nice and neat for you; its a crowdsorcing site where patrons can fund artist’s work over regular periods of time. It gives many artist the steady income they need without making them quit their work and get a day job. Like I said; force of good. Some artists have you pay monthly, other commission for each episode/podcast/blog article/general piece of work. It depends on who you donate money to or what you decide as a creator.
You might be thinking that I am about to announce my own Patreon campaign. To which I say…
For today, I will stay true to my own word and not just promote myself or the hand that feeds me. I won’t even talk about a game or game blog on Patreon.
No. I am going to do something different today and promote a Patreon page that has a great product but very little attention. I am going to promote…a webcomic.
That is what the title was talking about; I’m going to feature the Patreon video of a man named Saeed Faridzadeh who creates an extremely vulgar, over the top, and very funny comic strip on the internet. He calls it the Frumps, it is a comic I love, and I’m going to promote his Patreon page right here.
Why? Because some Patreon pages get something north of $8,000 a month. Saeed makes only $48 dollars monthly. That’s why he has ads on the top of his page and on the side. He needs to make ends meet, and he updates this comic regularly. Monday, Wensday, and Friday; every week without fail
I admire his diligence. I also feel bad that he can’t get more support. That is why I am embedding his vimeo promotion of said Patreon page for the low low cost of nothing.