Dan Stone is creating Web Comics, Animation, and Games
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patrons

$25
per month
Like cyberpunk? Enjoy food? Totally down with funny animals? I aim to deliver a series of stories that will serve up all three!

My name is Dan Stone. I'm an animator and the writer of Pinch. I grew up in Los Angeles, worked for companies like Disney, Cartoon Network, and Shadow Machine. After 12 years of studio work I've left to pursue independent projects and hone new skills and interests. Now I live in Tucson, AZ, work in a restaurant and work animation freelance. Honestly, it's been a rough transition, but also an eye-opening experience that's reinvigorated my drive to create. This comic is a hobby that allows me to focus my creativity into something I've been thinking about for several years. Any and all patronage goes a long way to encourage and facilitate it. Even if you decide not to become a patron, send me a message about my work. Any and all feedback is totally welcome!



What, exactly, is Pinch?

Pinch will be a series of short stories based around a near future cyberpunk setting where the cooking of organic food has been outlawed and replaced by SLRP, a nutrient paste similar to the real-world Soylent. This ban has unexpectedly created an underground culture around cooking, attracting people from all walks of life around their love of food! For me, it's a platform to explore many different kinds of stories ranging from the fanciful, the political, and even speculative futurism. Only, instead of some dreary dystopian setting, I wanted it to be tongue-in-cheek and a little silly.



Ok, so what's the setting?

Neo-Grove is a city by the bay, loosely based on my experience with San Francisco. While being the center of tech and civilized advancement, it's also a deeply layered place with an underworld that can easily be missed if you're not paying attention. This inspired me to caricature the many personalities, cults, and cultures I had run-ins with while also paying homage to works like Akira and Patlabor!



So... does it have a story?

The first chapter, "Hors D'oeuvres," centers around Tikka Masala. He's a refugee from living a shut-in corporate life in a gigantic arcology and hopes to join the ranks of infamous chefs in the underground catering scene. He finds things get complicated and very dangerous right away when, after one bad night, the entire underworld turns on him, blaming him as the cause of a disaster. Tikka Masala's hard-luck tale is the center-piece of the narratives but I'll be exploring other aspects of life in Neo-Grove as well.

 

I'm already working on animation and other related stuff too, including turn-arounds, character descriptions and more! ENJOY!

TL;DR? Check out the comic here. Chapter one is already complete!
Pinchcomic.tumblr.com

-Dan Stone
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Give a nice tip, join my community of patrons, and gain access to my blog posts! Thank you!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Early Access
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
See my latest comic before anyone else!

Includes
  • Early access to comics
  • Inspiration blog
  • Patron-only polls
  • Sneak peeks
Comic Dedication And Livestreams!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
 As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible and gain access to my monthly livestream!

Includes
  • Early access to comics
  • Inspiration blog
  • Patron-only polls
  • Sneak peeks
  • Comic dedication
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
Goals
$25 of $100 per month
This supplement will allow me to spend more time creating and less time freelancing and unlock the next reward tier which includes Digital Posters and Wallpapers!
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Like cyberpunk? Enjoy food? Totally down with funny animals? I aim to deliver a series of stories that will serve up all three!

My name is Dan Stone. I'm an animator and the writer of Pinch. I grew up in Los Angeles, worked for companies like Disney, Cartoon Network, and Shadow Machine. After 12 years of studio work I've left to pursue independent projects and hone new skills and interests. Now I live in Tucson, AZ, work in a restaurant and work animation freelance. Honestly, it's been a rough transition, but also an eye-opening experience that's reinvigorated my drive to create. This comic is a hobby that allows me to focus my creativity into something I've been thinking about for several years. Any and all patronage goes a long way to encourage and facilitate it. Even if you decide not to become a patron, send me a message about my work. Any and all feedback is totally welcome!



What, exactly, is Pinch?

Pinch will be a series of short stories based around a near future cyberpunk setting where the cooking of organic food has been outlawed and replaced by SLRP, a nutrient paste similar to the real-world Soylent. This ban has unexpectedly created an underground culture around cooking, attracting people from all walks of life around their love of food! For me, it's a platform to explore many different kinds of stories ranging from the fanciful, the political, and even speculative futurism. Only, instead of some dreary dystopian setting, I wanted it to be tongue-in-cheek and a little silly.



Ok, so what's the setting?

Neo-Grove is a city by the bay, loosely based on my experience with San Francisco. While being the center of tech and civilized advancement, it's also a deeply layered place with an underworld that can easily be missed if you're not paying attention. This inspired me to caricature the many personalities, cults, and cultures I had run-ins with while also paying homage to works like Akira and Patlabor!



So... does it have a story?

The first chapter, "Hors D'oeuvres," centers around Tikka Masala. He's a refugee from living a shut-in corporate life in a gigantic arcology and hopes to join the ranks of infamous chefs in the underground catering scene. He finds things get complicated and very dangerous right away when, after one bad night, the entire underworld turns on him, blaming him as the cause of a disaster. Tikka Masala's hard-luck tale is the center-piece of the narratives but I'll be exploring other aspects of life in Neo-Grove as well.

 

I'm already working on animation and other related stuff too, including turn-arounds, character descriptions and more! ENJOY!

TL;DR? Check out the comic here. Chapter one is already complete!
Pinchcomic.tumblr.com

-Dan Stone

Recent posts by Dan Stone

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Give a nice tip, join my community of patrons, and gain access to my blog posts! Thank you!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Early Access
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
See my latest comic before anyone else!

Includes
  • Early access to comics
  • Inspiration blog
  • Patron-only polls
  • Sneak peeks
Comic Dedication And Livestreams!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
 As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible and gain access to my monthly livestream!

Includes
  • Early access to comics
  • Inspiration blog
  • Patron-only polls
  • Sneak peeks
  • Comic dedication
  • Monthly patron-only livestream