Rhea Ewing is creating FINE: a comic about gender
24

patrons

$115
per month
I'm Rhea Ewing, a full-time artist making awesome things for awesome folks like you. If my work is valuable to you in any way, please become a Patron! You'll be joining a community of folks whose curiosity and dedication make my work possible.

What I do:

FINE: a comic about gender
FINE: a comic about gender is a ~350 page graphic novel about gender identity in the Midwest. It's based off of interviews with all sorts of people from Ohio to Minnesota. In total, 56 people of various ages, races, abilities, and gender identities were interviewed. The result is a conversation about gender that spans geography, generations, and communities.



Right now the interviews and major editing is complete, and I am in the arduous process of drawing it. I've hired comic artist Sally Scott to ink some of the pages, and a portion of all my Patreon pledges get set aside to pay her for her work.



This project matters to me because, as a queer kid growing up in rural areas, it was very difficult to find information about people like me. This experience impressed upon me the importance of creating connections and hearing other people's stories.




Artwork Inspired by Nature

In addition to queer comics, I also make nature-inspired artwork using traditional and contemporary drawing and printing techniques.

I like to get lost in tiny little details.


Right now, my fine arts work is on the backburner while I focus on FINE, but if my patreon gets enough traction it'll give me the resources to continue this work.

Check out the rewards section to the right to sign up and join the team!
Tiers
Patreon Access
$2 or more per month 18 patrons
Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts. Get early announcements on projects, preview illustrations before anyone else gets to see them, and get a peek at my working process!
Join The Community
$7 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts. 
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
Includes Discord rewards
Super Supporter
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts.
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
  • A signed postcard in the mail every month with a personalized message
Includes Discord rewards
Art Collector
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts.
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
  • A signed postcard in the mail every month with a personalized message.
  • A unique 5X7 drawing from me in the mail every month.
Includes Discord rewards
Here For The Long Haul
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts.
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
  • A signed postcard in the mail every month.
  • A 5X7 drawing from me in the mail every month.
  • Every three months of patronage I will make a custom ink drawing or 3 panel comic as requested by you. This is by far the cheapest way to commission my work, and is reserved only for my most dedicated backers. Please note that there are some things I won't draw, such as especially graphic or hateful imagery. Email me at [email protected] if you have questions.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$115 of $500 per month
Patrons! This is the amount I need to move forward more quickly on FINE: a comic about gender.
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I'm Rhea Ewing, a full-time artist making awesome things for awesome folks like you. If my work is valuable to you in any way, please become a Patron! You'll be joining a community of folks whose curiosity and dedication make my work possible.

What I do:

FINE: a comic about gender
FINE: a comic about gender is a ~350 page graphic novel about gender identity in the Midwest. It's based off of interviews with all sorts of people from Ohio to Minnesota. In total, 56 people of various ages, races, abilities, and gender identities were interviewed. The result is a conversation about gender that spans geography, generations, and communities.



Right now the interviews and major editing is complete, and I am in the arduous process of drawing it. I've hired comic artist Sally Scott to ink some of the pages, and a portion of all my Patreon pledges get set aside to pay her for her work.



This project matters to me because, as a queer kid growing up in rural areas, it was very difficult to find information about people like me. This experience impressed upon me the importance of creating connections and hearing other people's stories.




Artwork Inspired by Nature

In addition to queer comics, I also make nature-inspired artwork using traditional and contemporary drawing and printing techniques.

I like to get lost in tiny little details.


Right now, my fine arts work is on the backburner while I focus on FINE, but if my patreon gets enough traction it'll give me the resources to continue this work.

Check out the rewards section to the right to sign up and join the team!

Recent posts by Rhea Ewing

Tiers
Patreon Access
$2 or more per month 18 patrons
Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts. Get early announcements on projects, preview illustrations before anyone else gets to see them, and get a peek at my working process!
Join The Community
$7 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts. 
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
Includes Discord rewards
Super Supporter
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts.
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
  • A signed postcard in the mail every month with a personalized message
Includes Discord rewards
Art Collector
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts.
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
  • A signed postcard in the mail every month with a personalized message.
  • A unique 5X7 drawing from me in the mail every month.
Includes Discord rewards
Here For The Long Haul
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
  • Access to Patreon patrons-only blog posts.
  • Access to the Discord channel for open discussion, cool animal facts, and more!
  • Steaming Q&A sessions each month to bring you up to speed on my work
  • A signed postcard in the mail every month.
  • A 5X7 drawing from me in the mail every month.
  • Every three months of patronage I will make a custom ink drawing or 3 panel comic as requested by you. This is by far the cheapest way to commission my work, and is reserved only for my most dedicated backers. Please note that there are some things I won't draw, such as especially graphic or hateful imagery. Email me at [email protected] if you have questions.
Includes Discord rewards