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Studio Trigger Launches Patreon Page

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Studio hopes to conduct live drawings with pledges

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2018 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Studio Trigger (Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill, Kiznaiver) announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Friday that it is launching a Patreon page. The company later posted link to the Patreon page on Twitter.

Studio Trigger explained why it launched the page:

We're a studio that strives for a global audience and values communications with our fans. If you've been in a creative business, I bet we can all relate that a simple feedback is all it takes to make our day great. However, there's no denying at times we wished we had an extra buck or two. There's been one too many incidents where we had to give up a merchandise idea because it was unprofitable, or simply due to lack of funding. That's where you and Patreon comes in! With your support, we would like to forward funds into various aspect of the studio. Possibly a new line of merchandise, attending/conducting more events, or simply providing a little more to our staff.

Patrons who pledge US$1 per month will have access to a high resolution .jpg file from Studio Trigger's live drawing sessions. Those who pledge US$5 per month will have access to .psd, .ai, and clip studio files with the layers untouched from Trigger's live drawing sessions. Once the studio hits US$1,500 per month, it will start streaming a live-drawing session with one of its animators/illustrators. The studio will use the initial earnings to prepare equipment for the live streams.

The studio stated that it hopes to stream "as frequently as possible," adding, "please do understand that we will have to prioritize our ongoing animation series/projects first."

As of press time 112 patrons have pledges US$506 per month.

Sources: Studio Trigger panel at Anime Expo (Kyle Cardine), Studio Trigger Twitter account, Patreon page

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