Sarah 'Neila' Elkins is creating Short Stories, Novels, and Comics
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My name is Sarah “Neila” Elkins, aka “NeilaK20” on Twitter. I am a writer and artist. My work has been in Womanthology: Heroic and Womanthology:Space, as well as inking work in Hero Cats #13 and Hero Cats #15, and a short story published by Sparkler Monthly.
I’ve been recovering from angio fibro dysplasia which caused the lateral epicondyle tendons of my right arm (my drawing arm) to ossify. For most of 2015 my dominate arm was wracked by pain and I was unable to feed myself with it let alone draw and I didn’t learn until mid 2015 what was wrong with my arm. In that time I lost the job I had as a comic colorist assistant (flatter) and wrote with my left arm here on Patreon to bring in a little to help ease the burden of bills.

I have been unable to work a ‘traditional job’ at say a pizza place or grocery store, even part time, because my arms (both are affected by the tendon condition I have) ache and become tired with repetitive motion which also affects my ability to grip things. I can write and draw only by taking lots of breaks, massaging my tendons, and icing them pretty much nightly.

As ability to manage my tendon condition improves so too does my ability to produce art which brings me to what I’m working on in 2017. I’d like to work more on producing a comic. In 2016 I was fortunate enough to get some work inking a couple issues of an indie comic called Hero Cats of Stellar City which helped to show me that I can create comics again.

Throughout the worst of my arm troubles I spent time writing Beast: Cottonmouth and publishing all 21 chapters of the horror/science fiction/fantasy novel here for Patrons to read. Beast: Cottonmouth,(which follows Use Leid, Interdimensional Gremlin Detective, as she hunts down a monster that has been possessing and killing humans on Earth)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/beast-ch-21-7881845

What are you making in 2018, Neila?

Due to a backlog of commissions I now owe and my health limitationds from my arm problems I am switching this patreon back to primarily prose in 2018. I will still post Magic Remains comic pages here before they are on Tapas as I get them done but it is apparent I can not manage to do that monthly with my current work load. In 2018 I will be serializing draft 1 of book 1 of my space opera Paragon Ketch.  You can read it as well as everything I've posted the last couple years including short stories, comic pages, sketches, and draft 1 of my novel Beast: Cottonmouth.

My goals this year are:

* Produce pages for my dystopian magical girl comic Magic Remains which you can read on Tapastic here:
https://tapastic.com/series/Magic-Remains

and

* Write a novel to serialize on Patreon. My next novel will be “Paragon Ketch” a space opera about an A.I. Spaceship on a quest to find his father and a group of humans after Earth has been invaded by aliens.

Magic Remains is about Melee, a magical girl also known as a ‘Wandering Witch’ in a dystopian world similar to that of the Mad Max franchise. She wanders the globe looking for people in need of her magical powers and meets Sparky, a cyborg who is fleeing from a magical girl named Honey.

The comic will update Mondays on Tapastic and Patrons will get access to pages here on Patreon as soon as each page is done. I hope to build a buffer thanks to funds from Patreon freeing up my time from drawing commissions. There is only a limited amount of things I can do each day before my arms begin to ache such that doing daily tasks become difficult. If I don’t have to do commissions and can focus on producing comic pages I can produce the comic more quickly.

By contributing to this Patreon you’ll get access to Magic Remains pages early, exclusive sketches, access to first drafts of prose I write, and access to other artwork I produce for both projects.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a site that helps people support their favorite creators with monthly donations to help them continue to produce the projects you love. Patrons get different rewards based on what they donate. Read the Patreon home page for more information.

https://www.patreon.com/home
Rewards:
$1 or more per month:
Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic
Access to First Drafts of prose stories I have written that month, usually a full chapter averaging between 5 to 20 pages in length.
Access to exclusive sketches for my various projects.
$25 or more per month:
Access to high resolution version of any art produced for each prose piece I write such as chapter title cards.
$50 or more per month:
An original PENCIL SKETCH of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).
$100 or more per month:
An original INKED piece of art of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).

I am eternally grateful for your continued support! I hope you enjoy the characters and stories I create! Thank you!
- Sarah "Neila" Elkins
Tiers
Kind Heart
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.
- Access to read each month's prose.
- Access to exlusive sketches.


You have a kind heart and a desire to read weird stuff. I thank you for your support!

High Res Art
$10 or more per month 1 patron
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.

- Access to read each month's prose.

- Access to exlusive sketches.

- Access to high res versions of any art produced for each prose piece posted such as chapter title cards.


When it is time to art, art hard.

Pencil Sketch Reward
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.

- Access to read each month's prose.

- Access to exlusive sketches.

- Access to high res versions of any art produced for each prose piece posted such as chapter title cards.
- An original PENCIL SKETCH of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).

Due to physical limits I can only do so many commissions each month. This would give you an original piece of art!

Inked Art Reward
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.

- Access to read each month's prose.

- Access to exlusive sketches.

- Access to high res versions of any art produced for each prose piece posted such as chapter title cards.

- An original INKED piece of art of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).


Due to physical limits I can only do so many commissions each month. This would give you an original piece of art!

Goals
$71 of $75 per month
I will release 1 chapter of Paragon Ketch with bonus sketches!
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My name is Sarah “Neila” Elkins, aka “NeilaK20” on Twitter. I am a writer and artist. My work has been in Womanthology: Heroic and Womanthology:Space, as well as inking work in Hero Cats #13 and Hero Cats #15, and a short story published by Sparkler Monthly.
I’ve been recovering from angio fibro dysplasia which caused the lateral epicondyle tendons of my right arm (my drawing arm) to ossify. For most of 2015 my dominate arm was wracked by pain and I was unable to feed myself with it let alone draw and I didn’t learn until mid 2015 what was wrong with my arm. In that time I lost the job I had as a comic colorist assistant (flatter) and wrote with my left arm here on Patreon to bring in a little to help ease the burden of bills.

I have been unable to work a ‘traditional job’ at say a pizza place or grocery store, even part time, because my arms (both are affected by the tendon condition I have) ache and become tired with repetitive motion which also affects my ability to grip things. I can write and draw only by taking lots of breaks, massaging my tendons, and icing them pretty much nightly.

As ability to manage my tendon condition improves so too does my ability to produce art which brings me to what I’m working on in 2017. I’d like to work more on producing a comic. In 2016 I was fortunate enough to get some work inking a couple issues of an indie comic called Hero Cats of Stellar City which helped to show me that I can create comics again.

Throughout the worst of my arm troubles I spent time writing Beast: Cottonmouth and publishing all 21 chapters of the horror/science fiction/fantasy novel here for Patrons to read. Beast: Cottonmouth,(which follows Use Leid, Interdimensional Gremlin Detective, as she hunts down a monster that has been possessing and killing humans on Earth)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/beast-ch-21-7881845

What are you making in 2018, Neila?

Due to a backlog of commissions I now owe and my health limitationds from my arm problems I am switching this patreon back to primarily prose in 2018. I will still post Magic Remains comic pages here before they are on Tapas as I get them done but it is apparent I can not manage to do that monthly with my current work load. In 2018 I will be serializing draft 1 of book 1 of my space opera Paragon Ketch.  You can read it as well as everything I've posted the last couple years including short stories, comic pages, sketches, and draft 1 of my novel Beast: Cottonmouth.

My goals this year are:

* Produce pages for my dystopian magical girl comic Magic Remains which you can read on Tapastic here:
https://tapastic.com/series/Magic-Remains

and

* Write a novel to serialize on Patreon. My next novel will be “Paragon Ketch” a space opera about an A.I. Spaceship on a quest to find his father and a group of humans after Earth has been invaded by aliens.

Magic Remains is about Melee, a magical girl also known as a ‘Wandering Witch’ in a dystopian world similar to that of the Mad Max franchise. She wanders the globe looking for people in need of her magical powers and meets Sparky, a cyborg who is fleeing from a magical girl named Honey.

The comic will update Mondays on Tapastic and Patrons will get access to pages here on Patreon as soon as each page is done. I hope to build a buffer thanks to funds from Patreon freeing up my time from drawing commissions. There is only a limited amount of things I can do each day before my arms begin to ache such that doing daily tasks become difficult. If I don’t have to do commissions and can focus on producing comic pages I can produce the comic more quickly.

By contributing to this Patreon you’ll get access to Magic Remains pages early, exclusive sketches, access to first drafts of prose I write, and access to other artwork I produce for both projects.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a site that helps people support their favorite creators with monthly donations to help them continue to produce the projects you love. Patrons get different rewards based on what they donate. Read the Patreon home page for more information.

https://www.patreon.com/home
Rewards:
$1 or more per month:
Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic
Access to First Drafts of prose stories I have written that month, usually a full chapter averaging between 5 to 20 pages in length.
Access to exclusive sketches for my various projects.
$25 or more per month:
Access to high resolution version of any art produced for each prose piece I write such as chapter title cards.
$50 or more per month:
An original PENCIL SKETCH of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).
$100 or more per month:
An original INKED piece of art of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).

I am eternally grateful for your continued support! I hope you enjoy the characters and stories I create! Thank you!
- Sarah "Neila" Elkins

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Tiers
Kind Heart
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.
- Access to read each month's prose.
- Access to exlusive sketches.


You have a kind heart and a desire to read weird stuff. I thank you for your support!

High Res Art
$10 or more per month 1 patron
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.

- Access to read each month's prose.

- Access to exlusive sketches.

- Access to high res versions of any art produced for each prose piece posted such as chapter title cards.


When it is time to art, art hard.

Pencil Sketch Reward
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.

- Access to read each month's prose.

- Access to exlusive sketches.

- Access to high res versions of any art produced for each prose piece posted such as chapter title cards.
- An original PENCIL SKETCH of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).

Due to physical limits I can only do so many commissions each month. This would give you an original piece of art!

Inked Art Reward
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
What you get:

- Early access to Magic Remains pages before they are posted on Tapastic.

- Access to read each month's prose.

- Access to exlusive sketches.

- Access to high res versions of any art produced for each prose piece posted such as chapter title cards.

- An original INKED piece of art of your choice to be mailed to you (nothing NSFW).


Due to physical limits I can only do so many commissions each month. This would give you an original piece of art!