Eric Clements is creating Comics
11

patrons

$49
per month
Bohemian Nights on the corner of Youth and Eclectic www.bohemiannightsthecomic.com is a web comic dear to my heart. I write, draw, color and produce the comic sometime between my suck-ass day job, my family life and sleep. The comic follows a group of twenty-something friends as they struggle between crappy retail jobs and relationships all the while still determined to live life on their own terms. Many of the stories are biographic with the prevailing theme being that, despite lack of money, heartaches, and feeling lost about one’s future, you will never feel more alive than the years you spent in your twenties, surrounded by your friends, when your responsibilities were few, your vices many and you had nothing to do and all day to do it.

The Comic, which updates twice a week (Monday and Friday) is set in Portland, OR., the comic’s main focus is on strong characters with just a dash of absurd humor.

Take warning, The comic, although focused on characters and good story telling, does dip into adult themes and NSFW illustrations...much like life.

I take great pride in plotting out the stories and weaving the character’s lives within the others. I have years of stories in me and I can’t wait to let them out and watch them grow organically. Often times I will post a one shot strip that may seem innocuous at the time only to have it set up another story later on. I love intertwining plots and sub plots while still maintaining a degree of humor and staying in character. The characters too will change and grow as the years unfold. Some you will empathize with, some you may not like very much. Often times they may say and do things you may not agree with. Keep in mind, these are just characters. They don’t necessarily represent my own views. You may not always like what they say or do, but I guarantee you won’t be bored.

As for the art, I put the comic together from beginning to end, slaving long into the night sketching it on paper, scanning it in, inking and coloring it in Corel Painter and laying it out and lettering it in Photoshop. This is all me here (unless I’m fortunate enough to have a guest artist grace the site every once in a while)

Growing up, all I wanted to do was draw comics. As I got older I kind of forgot that dream and it detoured me to places I never really wanted to go. Now I’m back and determined to throw my hat into the huge web comic arena. There’s only so much dead-end retail I can stomach. And that’s why I set up Patreon. I need to return to the dream I had when I was younger. Nothing would make me happier than to see this comic take fire and be able to do this as my full time job.

So on with the rewards…
Rewards
Beer Reward
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • You have my undying thanks. Truly. You are helping by leaps and bounds to make putting out this comic a little easier. From coffee on those late, late nights, to making sure the website and equipment is running smoothly.I am eternally grateful for your support.
Rum Reward
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Not only will you get my undying thanks, you will also get access to an extra patron-only monthly strip near the first of the month. You'll also receive bonus behind the scenes illustrations.
Gin Reward
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
supporters at this level will get an actual printed comic books such as Belligerence, the Deflectors and The Greenman of Portland (when the pages become complete), signed and sent right to them.

You will also get Bohemian Nights: Midnight Edition. A very NSFW adult oriented bonus comic featuring the cast in very sexy situations.

Bourbon Reward
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • At this level you also get entered into a  drawing for an original sketch of the Bohemian Nights comic, signed and sent to you in the mail. (Once every three months) I’ll be sending out one of hundreds of sketches used in the comic each month and may even be able to take a character request on the sketch itself. Original artwork! How cool is that.
Scotch Reward
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • But wait! At this level, not only do you get everything mentioned below, you also can grace Bohemian Nights with your image as a walk on guest appearance for one comic. This will also be done as a random drawing every other month.Haven’t you always wanted to slug down ‘Suffering Bastards’ with the Bohemian gang? Of course you have.Here’s your chance to get your image in the comic and even converse with them.
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Bohemian Nights on the corner of Youth and Eclectic www.bohemiannightsthecomic.com is a web comic dear to my heart. I write, draw, color and produce the comic sometime between my suck-ass day job, my family life and sleep. The comic follows a group of twenty-something friends as they struggle between crappy retail jobs and relationships all the while still determined to live life on their own terms. Many of the stories are biographic with the prevailing theme being that, despite lack of money, heartaches, and feeling lost about one’s future, you will never feel more alive than the years you spent in your twenties, surrounded by your friends, when your responsibilities were few, your vices many and you had nothing to do and all day to do it.

The Comic, which updates twice a week (Monday and Friday) is set in Portland, OR., the comic’s main focus is on strong characters with just a dash of absurd humor.

Take warning, The comic, although focused on characters and good story telling, does dip into adult themes and NSFW illustrations...much like life.

I take great pride in plotting out the stories and weaving the character’s lives within the others. I have years of stories in me and I can’t wait to let them out and watch them grow organically. Often times I will post a one shot strip that may seem innocuous at the time only to have it set up another story later on. I love intertwining plots and sub plots while still maintaining a degree of humor and staying in character. The characters too will change and grow as the years unfold. Some you will empathize with, some you may not like very much. Often times they may say and do things you may not agree with. Keep in mind, these are just characters. They don’t necessarily represent my own views. You may not always like what they say or do, but I guarantee you won’t be bored.

As for the art, I put the comic together from beginning to end, slaving long into the night sketching it on paper, scanning it in, inking and coloring it in Corel Painter and laying it out and lettering it in Photoshop. This is all me here (unless I’m fortunate enough to have a guest artist grace the site every once in a while)

Growing up, all I wanted to do was draw comics. As I got older I kind of forgot that dream and it detoured me to places I never really wanted to go. Now I’m back and determined to throw my hat into the huge web comic arena. There’s only so much dead-end retail I can stomach. And that’s why I set up Patreon. I need to return to the dream I had when I was younger. Nothing would make me happier than to see this comic take fire and be able to do this as my full time job.

So on with the rewards…

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Rewards
Beer Reward
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • You have my undying thanks. Truly. You are helping by leaps and bounds to make putting out this comic a little easier. From coffee on those late, late nights, to making sure the website and equipment is running smoothly.I am eternally grateful for your support.
Rum Reward
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Not only will you get my undying thanks, you will also get access to an extra patron-only monthly strip near the first of the month. You'll also receive bonus behind the scenes illustrations.
Gin Reward
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
supporters at this level will get an actual printed comic books such as Belligerence, the Deflectors and The Greenman of Portland (when the pages become complete), signed and sent right to them.

You will also get Bohemian Nights: Midnight Edition. A very NSFW adult oriented bonus comic featuring the cast in very sexy situations.

Bourbon Reward
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • At this level you also get entered into a  drawing for an original sketch of the Bohemian Nights comic, signed and sent to you in the mail. (Once every three months) I’ll be sending out one of hundreds of sketches used in the comic each month and may even be able to take a character request on the sketch itself. Original artwork! How cool is that.
Scotch Reward
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • But wait! At this level, not only do you get everything mentioned below, you also can grace Bohemian Nights with your image as a walk on guest appearance for one comic. This will also be done as a random drawing every other month.Haven’t you always wanted to slug down ‘Suffering Bastards’ with the Bohemian gang? Of course you have.Here’s your chance to get your image in the comic and even converse with them.