Greetings, good people of the internet!
I'm Phil Yu, founder and editor of Angry Asian Man. As of this month, I have been running this endeavor for 16 years. This website is old enough to drive a car. It's been a wild ride, full of ups and downs, but I'm humbled and honored to do this for a living. I run this blog almost entirely by myself, with the help of an intrepid Angry Asian Intern and the support of my extended AAM family. And, of course, the generous support of readers like you.
So... it's that time of year again, where I ask for your help. It's the 2017 Stay Angry Subscriber Drive!
Each month, I spend hundreds of hours putting in the research, writing and administration behind running Angry Asian Man. I love it, but it does come with a significant set of costs to sustain -- in time, money and energy. In addition, there are those pesky everyday issues of paying rent, gas, groceries, etc. Grown-up stuff.
Would you consider joining with me to help keep Angry Asian Man going? If you're a regular reader, if this blog is a daily destination for you, and/or if you've found this content valuable, would you consider pitching in with a contribution? Your generous support will help pay the bills, keep the work going, but most importantly, affirm through your partnership that this work is important and worthwhile.
In appreciation for your support, you'll receive this year's special Subscriber Drive "Stay Angry" t-shirt featuring an exclusive design by artist Irene Koh (The Legend of Korra, TMNT, Batgirl).
Each limited edition shirt is a Bella+Canvas white triblend unisex short sleeve tee, made from polyester combed and ringspun cotton/rayon. It's super-soft and looks hella good.
This shirt is not for sale, not available anywhere else, and will only be given out as a thank you gift to supporters who subscribe at the sustaining $5/month level and above, or give a one-time contribution of $50 or more, exclusively during the 2016 Angry Asian Subscriber Drive, now through March4. If you've given in the past, or if you're a current subscriber at a lower level, this is a great opportunity to level up and increase your giving.
(If you're already a current ongoing subscriber, you'll receive a shirt. You should've received an email about it.)
It would be especially helpful if you became an ongoing Angry Asian Subscriber. Sign up through this PayPal link to make a recurring monthly automatic contribution of $5 or more. You can cancel it anytime.
Or you can make a single contribution as a one-time patron. $50 or more gets you the shirt. (Hit the "DONATE" button, which will take you to PayPal, and designate the amount you'd like to contribute under "Price per item"):
We won't be printing up and sending out the shirts until after the end of the Subscriber Drive, so please allow at least a few weeks for fulfillment. Your patience is appreciated.
Of course, if you'd like to like to sign up at a monthly level lower than $5, or make a one-time contribution of less than $50, that's totally cool too. Every little bit helps. You can use the regular year-round donation link.
Or you don't have to give at all and continue reading the blog as usual. That's cool too. There's no paywall.
Thank you for your support! Stay Angry.
NOTE: In the interest of full disclosure, Angry Asian Man is not a nonprofit or charitable organization, and as such your donations are not tax-deductible. By extension, in order to collect contributions through PayPal, your donations are technically classified as "payments." Just throwing that clarification out there. Thanks.