Ian McDuffie is creating Bodies of Work
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patrons

Hello!
I'm a musician and a cartoonist who just moved from Chicago, IL to Albuquerque, NM. When in Chicago, I created the glam pop group Violet Mice. Here's a total banger from my EP CRUCIAL:


In Chicago, I also used to have a webcomic called FEELS, which was about a group of art school freshmen trying to get their shit together. It was sweet and sad, and I loved it dearly!


Those things are also in the past. So what's the future!?

Right now, I'm working on a new album, called Weird (Like Me), which is going to be presented as a reissue of a lost gem of alternative rock from 1994. It's going great! It sounds like unproblematic Billy Corgan! I'm also working on a very long comic book called And The Birds Flew From The Trees, which is about such jovial topics as abuse, emotional distance, and toxic masculinity. I say that jokingly, but it feels like a very important comic for me to be making right now.

So what's in it for you? Well, I'll tell ya! At $1, you get to read the raw pages (as in, unscanned, with pencils still visible) from Birds. It's basically a free graphic novel!  The $2 tier is the "Inventory," which allows you a peek into my work-life. Dispatches from the studio. Plus, it's a dive into the history of Violet Mice, starting with my first serious record, It Would Be Nice, eventually covering everything up to the final VM album Chiarobasura. This means that you'll slowly amass my entire discography, which will be something like 8 albums and change worth of songs, plus demos, sketches, live bits, the works!

For $5, it's "A Month to Remember," which means you get Two Brand New Songs every month! Here's a sample—



At $8, I will anoint you as a member of my Mixtape Club, where I'll send you a 40-minute cassette every month with the jams I am digging at the moment.

And what do I get out of it? Well, support, and the ability to do all this stress free. Moving across the country is debilitatingly expensive, an expense I haven't really recovered from. It's also proven extremely hard to find a job here. Plus, there's always the materials— pens, paper, musical equipment, oh, yeah food, I guess? There's always something, and every bit will always help. 

My work life (okay, fine, my real life, too) is always shifting and changing. If you become a patron, you'd get to be the first to hear those changes. I'll trace a song from demo to finish for you. I'll draw a comic from sketch to bound for you.

Love on ya!



Tiers
And The Birds Flew From The Trees
$1 or more per month
You'll get to read the raw pages (unscanned, w/ visible penciling) from the comic book I'm working on called "And the Birds Flew from the Trees!" 
Inventory
$2 or more per month
A peek behind the curtain! You get access to the Inventory— glimpses of how my work is is made: sketchbook pages, song demos, etc. This also includes a survey of all the records I've made in the past, so you'll wind up amassing my entire discography!
A Month To Remember
$5 or more per month
Along with access to the Inventory and the Comic, you get Two Brand Spanking New Songs every month!
Mixtape Member
$8 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, I will curate you a 40-minute mixtape every month, full of all the bangers I'm being inspired by (or just Feeling/Jamming To)! Ya gotta have a cassette player, though!
Goals
9% complete
Music becomes my true part-time job, and I can focus on them with far more determination! The landing of moving across the country is much softer!
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Hello!
I'm a musician and a cartoonist who just moved from Chicago, IL to Albuquerque, NM. When in Chicago, I created the glam pop group Violet Mice. Here's a total banger from my EP CRUCIAL:


In Chicago, I also used to have a webcomic called FEELS, which was about a group of art school freshmen trying to get their shit together. It was sweet and sad, and I loved it dearly!


Those things are also in the past. So what's the future!?

Right now, I'm working on a new album, called Weird (Like Me), which is going to be presented as a reissue of a lost gem of alternative rock from 1994. It's going great! It sounds like unproblematic Billy Corgan! I'm also working on a very long comic book called And The Birds Flew From The Trees, which is about such jovial topics as abuse, emotional distance, and toxic masculinity. I say that jokingly, but it feels like a very important comic for me to be making right now.

So what's in it for you? Well, I'll tell ya! At $1, you get to read the raw pages (as in, unscanned, with pencils still visible) from Birds. It's basically a free graphic novel!  The $2 tier is the "Inventory," which allows you a peek into my work-life. Dispatches from the studio. Plus, it's a dive into the history of Violet Mice, starting with my first serious record, It Would Be Nice, eventually covering everything up to the final VM album Chiarobasura. This means that you'll slowly amass my entire discography, which will be something like 8 albums and change worth of songs, plus demos, sketches, live bits, the works!

For $5, it's "A Month to Remember," which means you get Two Brand New Songs every month! Here's a sample—



At $8, I will anoint you as a member of my Mixtape Club, where I'll send you a 40-minute cassette every month with the jams I am digging at the moment.

And what do I get out of it? Well, support, and the ability to do all this stress free. Moving across the country is debilitatingly expensive, an expense I haven't really recovered from. It's also proven extremely hard to find a job here. Plus, there's always the materials— pens, paper, musical equipment, oh, yeah food, I guess? There's always something, and every bit will always help. 

My work life (okay, fine, my real life, too) is always shifting and changing. If you become a patron, you'd get to be the first to hear those changes. I'll trace a song from demo to finish for you. I'll draw a comic from sketch to bound for you.

Love on ya!



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Tiers
And The Birds Flew From The Trees
$1 or more per month
You'll get to read the raw pages (unscanned, w/ visible penciling) from the comic book I'm working on called "And the Birds Flew from the Trees!" 
Inventory
$2 or more per month
A peek behind the curtain! You get access to the Inventory— glimpses of how my work is is made: sketchbook pages, song demos, etc. This also includes a survey of all the records I've made in the past, so you'll wind up amassing my entire discography!
A Month To Remember
$5 or more per month
Along with access to the Inventory and the Comic, you get Two Brand Spanking New Songs every month!
Mixtape Member
$8 or more per month
In addition to all of the above, I will curate you a 40-minute mixtape every month, full of all the bangers I'm being inspired by (or just Feeling/Jamming To)! Ya gotta have a cassette player, though!