Gears-of-Rain is creating Web Comics
1
patron
$5
per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a site in which you (fellow artists and art enthusiasts) get to support your favourite artists directly by pledging them a certain amount of money per month/per creation. 
The greatest thing about Patreon is that those artists you love and support can directly give back to you rewards and exclusive deals that only YOU, as a patron, have access to.

What are we making?
Lapis is the name of the fantasy comic series that a colleague and I are working on. I'm not going to reveal anything to you besides that (you should just come check it out!). The first page is here: http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=687519

As well, we will provide Progression art (showing the key steps in the making of our best works), various fan art (suggestions are welcome), and, every once in a while, EXTRA STORY FRAGMENTS EXCLUSIVE TO PATRONS.

Why do we charge by "Fragments" instead of by month?
Because production is slow (we have academic pursuits, etc. that are not remotely related to art and that takes up a lot of our time), we do not want to charge you meaninglessly. In general, every 5-6 weeks we produce:
  • 1 Fragment of our comic (~6-10 pages)
  • rough drafts pages of the fragment
  • at least 1 detailed painting
This way, we can guarantee to get what we promised to you, our patrons! We also will toss in designs and sketches for upcoming characters, creatures and concepts!

Why you should support us?
As creators of Lapis, we want to continue to make our story better and better. We will be overjoyed if you back us up. Since we first started making the series, the quality of art has dramatically improved and it is sure to get better and better with your support.

We will keep publishing Lapis for free, but if you decide to subscribe to us, we'll offer you the world (no, I'm just half-joking; you get the world inside our minds). To list off some things:
  • access to the drafts of our comics to understand our organization and thought process
  • view pages right when they come out (instead of waiting a month+ for the strip to be publicized)
  • view prototype and finished character designs before anyone else (while you're at it, we're always open to suggestions for characters)
Thanks a ton!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
0 patrons
- Get the pages of each Fragment fresh out of production when they come out

Pledge $2 or more per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
0 patrons

- Get the pages of each Fragment fresh out of production when they come out






- See all rough drafts
Pledge $5 or more per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
1 patron

 - Get the pages of each Fragment fresh out of production when they come out







- See all rough drafts to see our organization and thought process (Patron-exclusive access for some, Patron-earlybird access for others)



 

 - Access to HD jpg files for an art piece (via email link. Please do not share this or use without permission! They're our presents to you, our patrons!)
Goals
$5 of $500 per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
Every 3 months--ask us Lapis things!
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What is Patreon?
Patreon is a site in which you (fellow artists and art enthusiasts) get to support your favourite artists directly by pledging them a certain amount of money per month/per creation. 
The greatest thing about Patreon is that those artists you love and support can directly give back to you rewards and exclusive deals that only YOU, as a patron, have access to.

What are we making?
Lapis is the name of the fantasy comic series that a colleague and I are working on. I'm not going to reveal anything to you besides that (you should just come check it out!). The first page is here: http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=687519

As well, we will provide Progression art (showing the key steps in the making of our best works), various fan art (suggestions are welcome), and, every once in a while, EXTRA STORY FRAGMENTS EXCLUSIVE TO PATRONS.

Why do we charge by "Fragments" instead of by month?
Because production is slow (we have academic pursuits, etc. that are not remotely related to art and that takes up a lot of our time), we do not want to charge you meaninglessly. In general, every 5-6 weeks we produce:
  • 1 Fragment of our comic (~6-10 pages)
  • rough drafts pages of the fragment
  • at least 1 detailed painting
This way, we can guarantee to get what we promised to you, our patrons! We also will toss in designs and sketches for upcoming characters, creatures and concepts!

Why you should support us?
As creators of Lapis, we want to continue to make our story better and better. We will be overjoyed if you back us up. Since we first started making the series, the quality of art has dramatically improved and it is sure to get better and better with your support.

We will keep publishing Lapis for free, but if you decide to subscribe to us, we'll offer you the world (no, I'm just half-joking; you get the world inside our minds). To list off some things:
  • access to the drafts of our comics to understand our organization and thought process
  • view pages right when they come out (instead of waiting a month+ for the strip to be publicized)
  • view prototype and finished character designs before anyone else (while you're at it, we're always open to suggestions for characters)
Thanks a ton!

Recent posts by Gears-of-Rain

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
0 patrons
- Get the pages of each Fragment fresh out of production when they come out

Pledge $2 or more per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
0 patrons

- Get the pages of each Fragment fresh out of production when they come out






- See all rough drafts
Pledge $5 or more per Fragment (5-6 weeks)
1 patron

 - Get the pages of each Fragment fresh out of production when they come out







- See all rough drafts to see our organization and thought process (Patron-exclusive access for some, Patron-earlybird access for others)



 

 - Access to HD jpg files for an art piece (via email link. Please do not share this or use without permission! They're our presents to you, our patrons!)