Izzi Ward

is creating comics and illustrations

15

patrons

$44

per month

So who are you?
I'm Izzi, a non-binary illustrator from the UK making fantasy adventure comics featuring primarily LGBTQA* characters.

Like what?
Like I said, mostly fantasy comics! Currently that's primarily Sephie, my loose adaptation on the Persephone mythology, but also includes shorter projects, such as Nino, my all ages adventure comic from 2015, The Ink Witch, a queer romance comic from 2017 about magical tattoos and relationship stumbling blocks, or my most recent comic, Getting Lost, about two genderqueer friends having an adventure in the woods.

Current Project?
Going back to putting most of my energy into my webcomic, Sephie, with half an eye on a sequel to The Ink Witch - called The Technomancer - a short ways down the road.

So why should I help you out?
All my Sephie pages are currently on Tapastic to be viewed by anyone at any time, and that's unlikely to change the future. However, I don't primarily make my money as an artist - I'm living that dayjob life, yo - and can't dedicate as much time as I'd like to art. By putting a little extra money in my pockets, you free up some headspace and hours for me to make art without stressing so much about cash.

In practical terms, you'll be:

  • helping me pay for art materials such as sketchbooks, pens, pencil leads etc
  • allowing me to upgrade to photoshop CC instead of using my outdated CS5
  • paying towards printing costs for physical copies of my comics and other cool things to sell, such as badges, enamel pins and stickers! :O
  • my travel and hotel costs for events like Thought Bubble and other comic arts festivals, which I really want to keep attending.
  • paying me for the hard work I put into Sephie and other comics!

OK, but what do I get for helping out?

For $1 a month you get:
  • Early access to Sephie pages, before I post them to Tapastic or anywhere else
  • An exclusive monthly sketchbook PDF
  • process GIFs and videos for paintings, and sneak peaks of other art I'm working on.
For $3 a month you get:
  • Everything the $1 folks get!
  • Access to thumbnails for upcoming comics projects
  • Colour page roughs for Sephie, and
  • Page roughs for other upcoming projects
  • Character designs and sketches for both Sephie and other projects

Wait, what is Sephie?
Sephie is a comic loosely based on the Persephone mythology, but exploring an alternate version of the story where Persephone takes her fate into her own hands and steers her own destiny.

Here's a handy Sephie Blurb!

In the hidden mountain kingdom of Ilia, the descendants of gods live in decadent comfort, largely ignorant of the outside world. Their ancestors, the creators of this world and many others, have receded into myth and legend, and the Godspring bear little of their responsibilities.

The heir of the Deciduade line, Persephone, daughter of Demeter, doesn't want any of this. She feels bored, stifled, pampered: she craves adventure, intrigue, escape. 

Sephie's story starts with her doing the unheard of: she runs away.


What if I can't afford to help out but like your art?
If you'd like to see other things I do that aren't behind a paywall, please head over to my tumblrinstagram, or twitter, where I post finished art and sometimes sketches for free!

If you can't afford to pledge monthly but would still like to support me, please consider buying a comic or pin on my BigCartel, or buying me a Ko-Fi :)

Finally, a big thank to all the folks currently supporting me - you're helping me so much!!
Tiers
$1 a month
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much! You're a gem! You probably get a hug if we ever meet at a comic con or event!


This tier is for folks who wanna throw a bit of dolla at me and keep me doing what I'm doing. You'll get to see Sephie pages as soon as they're finished and possibly pages from other comics I'm working on! You'll also get access to a monthly PDF of sketches!

$3 a month
$3 or more per month
My thanks and all the other things available to the $1 tier! You're also a gem!


This tier's folks will also get access to thumbails, roughs and minor spoilers (!) for Sephie and other comics projects.

Goals
$44 of $50 per month
At $50 a month I'll start a sketch suggestions poll - nearly there! :) 
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So who are you?
I'm Izzi, a non-binary illustrator from the UK making fantasy adventure comics featuring primarily LGBTQA* characters.

Like what?
Like I said, mostly fantasy comics! Currently that's primarily Sephie, my loose adaptation on the Persephone mythology, but also includes shorter projects, such as Nino, my all ages adventure comic from 2015, The Ink Witch, a queer romance comic from 2017 about magical tattoos and relationship stumbling blocks, or my most recent comic, Getting Lost, about two genderqueer friends having an adventure in the woods.

Current Project?
Going back to putting most of my energy into my webcomic, Sephie, with half an eye on a sequel to The Ink Witch - called The Technomancer - a short ways down the road.

So why should I help you out?
All my Sephie pages are currently on Tapastic to be viewed by anyone at any time, and that's unlikely to change the future. However, I don't primarily make my money as an artist - I'm living that dayjob life, yo - and can't dedicate as much time as I'd like to art. By putting a little extra money in my pockets, you free up some headspace and hours for me to make art without stressing so much about cash.

In practical terms, you'll be:

  • helping me pay for art materials such as sketchbooks, pens, pencil leads etc
  • allowing me to upgrade to photoshop CC instead of using my outdated CS5
  • paying towards printing costs for physical copies of my comics and other cool things to sell, such as badges, enamel pins and stickers! :O
  • my travel and hotel costs for events like Thought Bubble and other comic arts festivals, which I really want to keep attending.
  • paying me for the hard work I put into Sephie and other comics!

OK, but what do I get for helping out?

For $1 a month you get:
  • Early access to Sephie pages, before I post them to Tapastic or anywhere else
  • An exclusive monthly sketchbook PDF
  • process GIFs and videos for paintings, and sneak peaks of other art I'm working on.
For $3 a month you get:
  • Everything the $1 folks get!
  • Access to thumbnails for upcoming comics projects
  • Colour page roughs for Sephie, and
  • Page roughs for other upcoming projects
  • Character designs and sketches for both Sephie and other projects

Wait, what is Sephie?
Sephie is a comic loosely based on the Persephone mythology, but exploring an alternate version of the story where Persephone takes her fate into her own hands and steers her own destiny.

Here's a handy Sephie Blurb!

In the hidden mountain kingdom of Ilia, the descendants of gods live in decadent comfort, largely ignorant of the outside world. Their ancestors, the creators of this world and many others, have receded into myth and legend, and the Godspring bear little of their responsibilities.

The heir of the Deciduade line, Persephone, daughter of Demeter, doesn't want any of this. She feels bored, stifled, pampered: she craves adventure, intrigue, escape. 

Sephie's story starts with her doing the unheard of: she runs away.


What if I can't afford to help out but like your art?
If you'd like to see other things I do that aren't behind a paywall, please head over to my tumblrinstagram, or twitter, where I post finished art and sometimes sketches for free!

If you can't afford to pledge monthly but would still like to support me, please consider buying a comic or pin on my BigCartel, or buying me a Ko-Fi :)

Finally, a big thank to all the folks currently supporting me - you're helping me so much!!

Recent posts by Izzi Ward

Tiers
$1 a month
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much! You're a gem! You probably get a hug if we ever meet at a comic con or event!


This tier is for folks who wanna throw a bit of dolla at me and keep me doing what I'm doing. You'll get to see Sephie pages as soon as they're finished and possibly pages from other comics I'm working on! You'll also get access to a monthly PDF of sketches!

$3 a month
$3 or more per month
My thanks and all the other things available to the $1 tier! You're also a gem!


This tier's folks will also get access to thumbails, roughs and minor spoilers (!) for Sephie and other comics projects.