Lucy Lyall is creating Spare Keys for Strange Doors
18

patrons

$35
per Account on hiatus
Hello there!

My name is Lucy Lyall, and I've been creating webcomics for over ten years now. I successfully finished my first project, Kaspall, and I'm now working on my second.

Spare Keys for Strange Doors is a collection of short stories about Toby Hathaway and Marion Sark; a couple who work as Specialists (paranormal investigators) in a nondescript city in modern day England. They deal with a wide variety of cases and creatures – some of which you might recognise from myths and legends, and some that I just flat out made up because why not? I love the idea of something strange being just around the corner, and so the stories mix the mundane and the magical - with some of the real-life challenges people can face (both large and small) thrown in as well.

Spare Keys for Strange Doors updates weekly, and will always be free to read online. You can start at the beginning here, or catch the latest update here.

I've loved comics ever since I was a teenager, and putting my own stories in front of an audience and hearing back from readers makes me very happy. The webcomics medium especially suits me down to the ground - it's a great opportunity for learning, experimenting and making projects that are close to my heart, without worrying too much about mistakes or other peoples opinions!

In the past, I've paid for the comics out of my own pocket ... but now I've got a family, and with more money heading out of the door these days, it's about time I got my obsession, sorry, 'hobby' to start paying its own way a little. The money from this Patreon campaign will help support my work, by providing funds for things like art supplies, software, hardware, ad spots and printer cartridges. With your help I can turn my comics into something that brings money into the household, rather than taking it out - for which I would be enormously grateful.

All patrons will get access to Spare Keys pages at least one week early, with further rewards if you donate a little more (as detailed below). Anything that you can give would be a big help - and, as always, thanks for reading!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Account on hiatus
12 patrons
Access to patron-only feed, which will include:
- Spare Keys pages posted a week early
- Occasional blog posts
Pledge $3 or more per Account on hiatus
3 patrons
As the $1 tier above, plus:
- Character and location design sketches
- Discussion of completed stories
- Sneak peaks at plans for future stories / work-in-progress
- Process images (e.g. thumbnails / pencils / inks / colouring etc., depending on how the mood takes me)
Pledge $20 or more per Account on hiatus
0 of 2 patrons
Pledge $20 to my campaign for 4 months, and you can commission a piece of print-quality digital art from myself! This will be of a single character or subject on a simple background, either in full colour or black-and-white as you prefer - see my gallery page for examples of what I can do. You will also have access to all of the content in the lower reward tiers.
Note, number of commissions is limited to TWO per person per year - or, if you would only like one commission, please discontinue your pledge at the end of the four months to avoid paying extra!
Goals
$35 of $60 per Account on hiatus
I use the PW skyscraper ad on my site to help fund advertising campaigns. If I reach this goal, I will remove it.
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Hello there!

My name is Lucy Lyall, and I've been creating webcomics for over ten years now. I successfully finished my first project, Kaspall, and I'm now working on my second.

Spare Keys for Strange Doors is a collection of short stories about Toby Hathaway and Marion Sark; a couple who work as Specialists (paranormal investigators) in a nondescript city in modern day England. They deal with a wide variety of cases and creatures – some of which you might recognise from myths and legends, and some that I just flat out made up because why not? I love the idea of something strange being just around the corner, and so the stories mix the mundane and the magical - with some of the real-life challenges people can face (both large and small) thrown in as well.

Spare Keys for Strange Doors updates weekly, and will always be free to read online. You can start at the beginning here, or catch the latest update here.

I've loved comics ever since I was a teenager, and putting my own stories in front of an audience and hearing back from readers makes me very happy. The webcomics medium especially suits me down to the ground - it's a great opportunity for learning, experimenting and making projects that are close to my heart, without worrying too much about mistakes or other peoples opinions!

In the past, I've paid for the comics out of my own pocket ... but now I've got a family, and with more money heading out of the door these days, it's about time I got my obsession, sorry, 'hobby' to start paying its own way a little. The money from this Patreon campaign will help support my work, by providing funds for things like art supplies, software, hardware, ad spots and printer cartridges. With your help I can turn my comics into something that brings money into the household, rather than taking it out - for which I would be enormously grateful.

All patrons will get access to Spare Keys pages at least one week early, with further rewards if you donate a little more (as detailed below). Anything that you can give would be a big help - and, as always, thanks for reading!

Recent posts by Lucy Lyall

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Account on hiatus
12 patrons
Access to patron-only feed, which will include:
- Spare Keys pages posted a week early
- Occasional blog posts
Pledge $3 or more per Account on hiatus
3 patrons
As the $1 tier above, plus:
- Character and location design sketches
- Discussion of completed stories
- Sneak peaks at plans for future stories / work-in-progress
- Process images (e.g. thumbnails / pencils / inks / colouring etc., depending on how the mood takes me)
Pledge $20 or more per Account on hiatus
0 of 2 patrons
Pledge $20 to my campaign for 4 months, and you can commission a piece of print-quality digital art from myself! This will be of a single character or subject on a simple background, either in full colour or black-and-white as you prefer - see my gallery page for examples of what I can do. You will also have access to all of the content in the lower reward tiers.
Note, number of commissions is limited to TWO per person per year - or, if you would only like one commission, please discontinue your pledge at the end of the four months to avoid paying extra!