Always Kinda Itchy is creating Web-Comics, Comics, Illustrations, Podcasts, Process Videos
15
patrons
$134
per month
My name is Adam Mathison-Sward. For the last 12 years or so, I’ve been working professionally as an artist. Primarily illustrating and tattooing, I’ve also spent time on stage and in studio with various musical projects, as well as sporadic appearances in the Minneapolis stand-up comedy scene. For the better part of the last year, I’ve done a live weekly podcast with The Illustrated Friends. And the reason why most of you are here, I also do a daily webcomic called Always Kinda Itchy. 

Always Kinda Itchy is going to remain free to read. It will still show up every day on Facebook and Instagram, as long as I can continue to stomach using those platforms. I’m starting a Patreon for two primary reasons. Firstly, I am not great at promoting or even always making people aware of all the misadventures I get up to creatively. This provides a place to share all of things I do on a daily basis. And secondly, while I want Always Kinda Itchy to remain free, I want to make it available to more people, and I want more time to spend on it. Both of those things will require time that would otherwise be spent doing freelance illustration work or tattooing. Im hoping I can make up the difference here, while also providing a worthy behind the scene relationship with the people that support my work. 
Tiers
Vaguely Itchy
$1 or more per month

For those that like the web-comic and want to support, but aren’t looking for anything serious right now. 


Benefits:

- Always Kinda Itchy delivered daily to your email, before it’s posted elsewhere. 


- Exclusive full-color Sunday strip, also delivered to your email. This strip will not be posted (by us at least) on any social media feed, and will otherwise only be seen in the annual collections. 


-Access to the Patreon-only blog, which will include whatever I happen to find worth posting. Likely step-by-step illustrations, sneak peeks of current projects, etc.

Sorta Itchy
$5 or more per month

For those that like the web-comic and want to support, but would kinda be into some exclusivity


Benefits:

- All previous benefits (Always Kinda Itchy delivered daily to your email before its posted online, the exclusive SUNDAY color strip, access to the Patreon exclusive posts)


- “Itchy, Etc”, an exclusive podcast posted at least once month. Topics will cover the same stuff the strip does; pretty much whatever I’m interested in at the time. 


- Early access to “Shut Up Already; A Journey Into Voice Acting“, a multimedia documentation of my journey in to voice acting. Will include text posts, video updates, practice materials, and other voice-acting related projects.

Fairly Itchy
$10 or more per month

For those that like the web-comic and want to support, dig some exclusivity, and also want some stuff.


Benefits:

- All previous tier benefits (Daily strip email, exclusive Sunday strip, access to the Patreon-Only blog, “Itchy, Etc.” Podcast, “Shut Up Already” Early access)

 

- A Patreon-exclusive variant cover of each seasonal collection, signed by Adam, and your name printed in the thank you section of the book! Seasonal collections will be released approximately every three months. 

Also Kinda Itchy
$20 or more per month only 15 left

It’s like we walk in-step. Finish each others sandwiches. You really don’t want Itchy to ever go away.


Benefits:

- All previous tier benefits (Daily strip email, exclusive Sunday strip, access to the Patreon-Only blog, monthly podcast, early access to Shut Up Already, variant cover seasonal collections.)


- Be an “Other”: Once a month, you will be drawn in to Always Kinda Itchy! An itchy-fied version of you will appear as one of Other characters (anyone aside from the protagonist or the cat) in a daily strip. You will also receive a one-of-a-kind hand-drawn recreation of the strip!


 NOTE: the character will only be a reflection of you visually. The content/opinions/etc of the character will be made to fit the strip, and in no way representivite of you.

Goals
$134 of $250 per month
If we hit this goal, I will be able to set aside enough time each month to create a segment for the as of yet unnamed Itchy show. A strange hybrid of puppets, paper cut outs, live video and caffeine, I have a lot of material ready to be made for this, and would love to be able to take y’all along on the adventure. 
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My name is Adam Mathison-Sward. For the last 12 years or so, I’ve been working professionally as an artist. Primarily illustrating and tattooing, I’ve also spent time on stage and in studio with various musical projects, as well as sporadic appearances in the Minneapolis stand-up comedy scene. For the better part of the last year, I’ve done a live weekly podcast with The Illustrated Friends. And the reason why most of you are here, I also do a daily webcomic called Always Kinda Itchy. 

Always Kinda Itchy is going to remain free to read. It will still show up every day on Facebook and Instagram, as long as I can continue to stomach using those platforms. I’m starting a Patreon for two primary reasons. Firstly, I am not great at promoting or even always making people aware of all the misadventures I get up to creatively. This provides a place to share all of things I do on a daily basis. And secondly, while I want Always Kinda Itchy to remain free, I want to make it available to more people, and I want more time to spend on it. Both of those things will require time that would otherwise be spent doing freelance illustration work or tattooing. Im hoping I can make up the difference here, while also providing a worthy behind the scene relationship with the people that support my work. 

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Tiers
Vaguely Itchy
$1 or more per month

For those that like the web-comic and want to support, but aren’t looking for anything serious right now. 


Benefits:

- Always Kinda Itchy delivered daily to your email, before it’s posted elsewhere. 


- Exclusive full-color Sunday strip, also delivered to your email. This strip will not be posted (by us at least) on any social media feed, and will otherwise only be seen in the annual collections. 


-Access to the Patreon-only blog, which will include whatever I happen to find worth posting. Likely step-by-step illustrations, sneak peeks of current projects, etc.

Sorta Itchy
$5 or more per month

For those that like the web-comic and want to support, but would kinda be into some exclusivity


Benefits:

- All previous benefits (Always Kinda Itchy delivered daily to your email before its posted online, the exclusive SUNDAY color strip, access to the Patreon exclusive posts)


- “Itchy, Etc”, an exclusive podcast posted at least once month. Topics will cover the same stuff the strip does; pretty much whatever I’m interested in at the time. 


- Early access to “Shut Up Already; A Journey Into Voice Acting“, a multimedia documentation of my journey in to voice acting. Will include text posts, video updates, practice materials, and other voice-acting related projects.

Fairly Itchy
$10 or more per month

For those that like the web-comic and want to support, dig some exclusivity, and also want some stuff.


Benefits:

- All previous tier benefits (Daily strip email, exclusive Sunday strip, access to the Patreon-Only blog, “Itchy, Etc.” Podcast, “Shut Up Already” Early access)

 

- A Patreon-exclusive variant cover of each seasonal collection, signed by Adam, and your name printed in the thank you section of the book! Seasonal collections will be released approximately every three months. 

Also Kinda Itchy
$20 or more per month only 15 left

It’s like we walk in-step. Finish each others sandwiches. You really don’t want Itchy to ever go away.


Benefits:

- All previous tier benefits (Daily strip email, exclusive Sunday strip, access to the Patreon-Only blog, monthly podcast, early access to Shut Up Already, variant cover seasonal collections.)


- Be an “Other”: Once a month, you will be drawn in to Always Kinda Itchy! An itchy-fied version of you will appear as one of Other characters (anyone aside from the protagonist or the cat) in a daily strip. You will also receive a one-of-a-kind hand-drawn recreation of the strip!


 NOTE: the character will only be a reflection of you visually. The content/opinions/etc of the character will be made to fit the strip, and in no way representivite of you.