Cara Bean

is creating comics.

19

patrons

$130

per month
Welcome to my Patreon page, the home base for my goal to create comics that speak to kids directly about mental health. I have taken a leave from my teaching position to focus on this goal for the 2018-19 school year. I am excited to share my discoveries and project progress with a supportive audience!

The topic of mental health interests me because I have lived with my own anxiety and periods of depression. I have also been impacted as a teacher witnessing the emotional landscape of the students who have opened up to me over the years. I think it’s important to make comics that I would have wanted to read as a kid and something that would have helped my students before they came to me in high school. I aim to create honest and visually appealing comics that will address and explain brain behavior along with positive and negative coping mechanisms.

As an educator I am struck by how useful the medium of comics can serve as a form of pedagogy. The format is well-suited to conveying a large amount of information in a condensed manner. There are bookshelves of evidence demonstrating the comics medium as exceptionally adept at expressing the experience of mental distortions and disorders. I believe there is room for artists like myself to provide visually compelling bibliotherapy in the form of comics. I am open to the idea of publishing my work as a book form and I am also interested in collaborating with organizations that want to help kids.

I am hoping to make this Patreon account a place for me to experiment with my cartooning and test out my ideas before committing to publication. As my supporter, you will have a backstage pass to my studio and first access to my work as it materializes. Thank you for your support!

Webpage: carabeancomics.com
Twitter: @carabeancomics
Instagram: @beandoodling
Tiers
The Supportive Snakes
$1 or more per month
One dollar per month gives you my sincere appreciation and gratitude. 
The Circle of Snails
$5 or more per month
Five dollars per month will allow you access to my sketches and journal entries as I try to make the mental become visual.  
The Helper Hounds
$10 or more per month
Ten dollars per month allows you the aforementioned access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send a high quality PDF of comics and visual notes that I create. 
The Mailing Moths
$20 or more per month only 47 left
Twenty dollars per month allows you the access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send you an original sketches and creations on paper every couple of months from my living, breathing hands! 
Welcome to my Patreon page, the home base for my goal to create comics that speak to kids directly about mental health. I have taken a leave from my teaching position to focus on this goal for the 2018-19 school year. I am excited to share my discoveries and project progress with a supportive audience!

The topic of mental health interests me because I have lived with my own anxiety and periods of depression. I have also been impacted as a teacher witnessing the emotional landscape of the students who have opened up to me over the years. I think it’s important to make comics that I would have wanted to read as a kid and something that would have helped my students before they came to me in high school. I aim to create honest and visually appealing comics that will address and explain brain behavior along with positive and negative coping mechanisms.

As an educator I am struck by how useful the medium of comics can serve as a form of pedagogy. The format is well-suited to conveying a large amount of information in a condensed manner. There are bookshelves of evidence demonstrating the comics medium as exceptionally adept at expressing the experience of mental distortions and disorders. I believe there is room for artists like myself to provide visually compelling bibliotherapy in the form of comics. I am open to the idea of publishing my work as a book form and I am also interested in collaborating with organizations that want to help kids.

I am hoping to make this Patreon account a place for me to experiment with my cartooning and test out my ideas before committing to publication. As my supporter, you will have a backstage pass to my studio and first access to my work as it materializes. Thank you for your support!

Webpage: carabeancomics.com
Twitter: @carabeancomics
Instagram: @beandoodling

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Tiers
The Supportive Snakes
$1 or more per month
One dollar per month gives you my sincere appreciation and gratitude. 
The Circle of Snails
$5 or more per month
Five dollars per month will allow you access to my sketches and journal entries as I try to make the mental become visual.  
The Helper Hounds
$10 or more per month
Ten dollars per month allows you the aforementioned access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send a high quality PDF of comics and visual notes that I create. 
The Mailing Moths
$20 or more per month only 47 left
Twenty dollars per month allows you the access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send you an original sketches and creations on paper every couple of months from my living, breathing hands!