Andrew Scott is creating comic books, fools!
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You might know me as the author of Naked Summer: Stories, or from the fiction and nonfiction I have published in a variety of outlets. Or maybe you know me from Andrew's Book Club (2009-2011), my popular blog about story collections, or from my work as an editor at literary journals and Engine Books.

Thank you for reading my words over the years. I really appreciate it.

This Patreon effort is designed specifically to support the kind of writing I want to be known for moving forward: comics.

Writing comics is my passion. It's what made me want to become a writer in the first place. As creative writing teachers recognized my talent and began to steer me toward the world of literary fiction, I slowly moved away from comics. I needed role models, and the writers I knew wrote literary fiction. Before long, so did I. Naked Summer was named a Notable Collection by the Story Prize and even appeared briefly on a list of "hot story collections" on  Amazon.com ahead of Stephen King's then-current collection. Pretty cool, right?

The comics industry was also a complete disaster when I finished college (1998) and headed off to graduate school (1999). A life in comics didn't seem like a sure bet. Maybe it never has, but things were bleak then. A lot of talented professionals left to find work in other industries. Some of them are only now returning to comics. What chance did I have?

As a writer who doesn't draw (well enough) on his own, I need to partner with artists to tell professional-quality stories in the comics medium. The good news is that many talented artists want to partner with someone with my skill set and knowledge. I've spent two decades learning how to write, period, while also learning how to write comics and think visually. I'm a newbie to comics in name only. The bad news for me is that most artists don't want to work for free, and understandably so. At this early stage of my comics-writing career, I can't pay much per page. 

Regardless, I'm pushing forward with plans to produce a 32-page comic book this year, with my own short stories drawn by different artists. The idea is to showcase my work in a range of genres and styles so that editors at publishers can more easily imagine handing me paying assignments. 

Your support here on Patreon will help me accomplish this goal, but it will also help the artists and letterers I hire for this endeavor. 
Tiers
The Goodies
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I am going to post behind-the-scene treats here, such as my scripts and notes, but also page layouts and finished pages long before they see the light of day beyond Patreon.

Goals
1 of 50 patrons
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You might know me as the author of Naked Summer: Stories, or from the fiction and nonfiction I have published in a variety of outlets. Or maybe you know me from Andrew's Book Club (2009-2011), my popular blog about story collections, or from my work as an editor at literary journals and Engine Books.

Thank you for reading my words over the years. I really appreciate it.

This Patreon effort is designed specifically to support the kind of writing I want to be known for moving forward: comics.

Writing comics is my passion. It's what made me want to become a writer in the first place. As creative writing teachers recognized my talent and began to steer me toward the world of literary fiction, I slowly moved away from comics. I needed role models, and the writers I knew wrote literary fiction. Before long, so did I. Naked Summer was named a Notable Collection by the Story Prize and even appeared briefly on a list of "hot story collections" on  Amazon.com ahead of Stephen King's then-current collection. Pretty cool, right?

The comics industry was also a complete disaster when I finished college (1998) and headed off to graduate school (1999). A life in comics didn't seem like a sure bet. Maybe it never has, but things were bleak then. A lot of talented professionals left to find work in other industries. Some of them are only now returning to comics. What chance did I have?

As a writer who doesn't draw (well enough) on his own, I need to partner with artists to tell professional-quality stories in the comics medium. The good news is that many talented artists want to partner with someone with my skill set and knowledge. I've spent two decades learning how to write, period, while also learning how to write comics and think visually. I'm a newbie to comics in name only. The bad news for me is that most artists don't want to work for free, and understandably so. At this early stage of my comics-writing career, I can't pay much per page. 

Regardless, I'm pushing forward with plans to produce a 32-page comic book this year, with my own short stories drawn by different artists. The idea is to showcase my work in a range of genres and styles so that editors at publishers can more easily imagine handing me paying assignments. 

Your support here on Patreon will help me accomplish this goal, but it will also help the artists and letterers I hire for this endeavor. 

Recent posts by Andrew Scott

Tiers
The Goodies
$3.99 or more per month

I am going to post behind-the-scene treats here, such as my scripts and notes, but also page layouts and finished pages long before they see the light of day beyond Patreon.