Help Me Afford A Computer!
Hey, hi! I'm a cartoonist, writer and podcaster, and for the last six years (oh god) I've been doing all of these things on a tiny laptop that could just barely open an outdated version of Photoshop.
What changed? Well, the laptop died. Three times in the space of two years. With no warranty left to save me, I've come to the conclusion that it's time to build a
new desktop computer. One that's designed for what I actually do, that I can fix and upgrade whenever things go wrong. For the same price as yet another low end laptop, I can build a machine that will run Photoshop happily, that won't crash and wipe out hours of work when I try to edit large audio files, that might even be capable of running two programs simultaneously.
The catch is...I can't afford it right now. Moving to a new city wiped out my savings, and even saving every penny from my paycheck would take me at least three months -- three months in which I can't work, can't take commissions, can't do anything more complicated than a phone browser can handle.
That's why I'm asking for help. I've priced out all of the components I need for a basic, budget, workhorse computer, and I'll be putting aside as much as I can manage each month to meet that goal. But if you guys can spare ANYTHING to help me get there faster, it would make an incredible difference to both my quality of life and my career. It could mean the difference between me being able to get back to work this year or being out of commission until 2018! That's a long time for a small business!
Thank you so much for reading, for thinking about my situation, and for contributing whatever you can!