Al Davison is creating Muscle Memory, a Survivors tale
33

patrons

$157
per comic Page or drawing update
"A religious experience, akin to dreaming with your eyes open."
Neil Gaiman

One of the most consistently original and thought-provoking creators working in comics today. Al Davison's art is a joy. His writing powerful. His martial arts, apparently, lethal. So don't mess with him.

Jonathan Ross

"Al Davison astounds us once again with his deft marriage of a personal perspective that is utterly unique and his facility for line, form and anatomy that takes the breath away."
Alan Moore

"Al Davison is a true artist."
Mike Figgis

"Al Davison is possessed by demons. How else to explain his art, which can be as lyrical as a Japanese fairy tale, as gnomic as an opium dream, and as gothic and sensual as a Victorian's secret stash of erotica."
Alisa Kwitney

Hi, I'm Al Davison a comic creator. I work extensively for DC/Vertigo on such titles as: HELLBLAZER, VERMILLION, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, CMYK, THE DREAMING & THE UNWRITTEN. I have also drawn Doctor Who comics for IDW. I also work with other fine purveyors of graphic goodness such as Renegade Arts & Active Images, as well as several creator owned titles.
I'm probably best known for my graphic memoir THE SPIRAL CAGE, which explored my experiences growing up with Spina-Bifida, a condition I was born with and wasn't expected to survive.

I have been trying to complete the 2nd volume: MUSCLE MEMORY, for over 10 years, but the pressure of having to take on commercial work to pay the rent, and health problems, meant that I had to put it on hold. Discovering PATREON, via a tweet by Neil Gaiman, has inspired me to have another go.
MUSCLE MEMORY: A survivors tale, is even more of a challenge than the first volume, as it not only continues to look at disability issues, but also addresses my experiences of physical child abuse at the hands of my Father. I want to make it clear that this is not a story of victimization, but a story of survival and of winning against the odds. Their will inevitably be distressing scenes throughout the series, but it is also an optimistic and often funny look at my life, because that's how I am.

Even though this is a pay by page/picture campaign, fear not! you can 'cap' your monthly total, just in case I go crazy and start producing 10 pages a week. I hope you that you decide to support me in what is effectively a life-times work. thanks!

I intend to try and upload 3-4 pages a month, the completed volume 2 will be in the region of 400 pages when finished. You can read the complete story to date on ISSUU for free here: https://issuu.com/aldavison






Tiers
Hello World!
$1 or more per comic Page or drawing update 24 patrons

Thanks for your support. It means a lot! You get access to the patron only area.

a wallpaper once a month.

A pdf of a panel from A Muscle Memory page.

Baby Steps
$2 or more per comic Page or drawing update 12 patrons

Thanks for your support. It means a lot! 

You get access to the patron only area. 

A wallpaper once a month. 

A pdf of 2 panels from A Muscle Memory page.



Growing Pains
$5 or more per comic Page or drawing update 3 patrons

A big thank you and all of the above. 

plus a PDF, of one of my art portfolios.

Into the Wild
$50 or more per comic Page or drawing update 0 patrons

Thanks. Whoah! 

You get all of the above. 

A hi-res PDF of all new pages every month.

Making a Mark
$100 or more per comic Page or drawing update 1 of 10 patrons

Thanks. Whoah! 

You get all of the above.

A hi-res PDF of all new pages every month.

An original page of art from my Doctor Who and Hellblazer comics for as long as they last.

Goals
$157 of $400 per comic Page or drawing update
This will allow me to attend more conventions without having to worry about covering the costs from sketching, and let me focus on promoting Muscle Memory
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"A religious experience, akin to dreaming with your eyes open."
Neil Gaiman

One of the most consistently original and thought-provoking creators working in comics today. Al Davison's art is a joy. His writing powerful. His martial arts, apparently, lethal. So don't mess with him.

Jonathan Ross

"Al Davison astounds us once again with his deft marriage of a personal perspective that is utterly unique and his facility for line, form and anatomy that takes the breath away."
Alan Moore

"Al Davison is a true artist."
Mike Figgis

"Al Davison is possessed by demons. How else to explain his art, which can be as lyrical as a Japanese fairy tale, as gnomic as an opium dream, and as gothic and sensual as a Victorian's secret stash of erotica."
Alisa Kwitney

Hi, I'm Al Davison a comic creator. I work extensively for DC/Vertigo on such titles as: HELLBLAZER, VERMILLION, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, CMYK, THE DREAMING & THE UNWRITTEN. I have also drawn Doctor Who comics for IDW. I also work with other fine purveyors of graphic goodness such as Renegade Arts & Active Images, as well as several creator owned titles.
I'm probably best known for my graphic memoir THE SPIRAL CAGE, which explored my experiences growing up with Spina-Bifida, a condition I was born with and wasn't expected to survive.

I have been trying to complete the 2nd volume: MUSCLE MEMORY, for over 10 years, but the pressure of having to take on commercial work to pay the rent, and health problems, meant that I had to put it on hold. Discovering PATREON, via a tweet by Neil Gaiman, has inspired me to have another go.
MUSCLE MEMORY: A survivors tale, is even more of a challenge than the first volume, as it not only continues to look at disability issues, but also addresses my experiences of physical child abuse at the hands of my Father. I want to make it clear that this is not a story of victimization, but a story of survival and of winning against the odds. Their will inevitably be distressing scenes throughout the series, but it is also an optimistic and often funny look at my life, because that's how I am.

Even though this is a pay by page/picture campaign, fear not! you can 'cap' your monthly total, just in case I go crazy and start producing 10 pages a week. I hope you that you decide to support me in what is effectively a life-times work. thanks!

I intend to try and upload 3-4 pages a month, the completed volume 2 will be in the region of 400 pages when finished. You can read the complete story to date on ISSUU for free here: https://issuu.com/aldavison






Recent posts by Al Davison

Tiers
Hello World!
$1 or more per comic Page or drawing update 24 patrons

Thanks for your support. It means a lot! You get access to the patron only area.

a wallpaper once a month.

A pdf of a panel from A Muscle Memory page.

Baby Steps
$2 or more per comic Page or drawing update 12 patrons

Thanks for your support. It means a lot! 

You get access to the patron only area. 

A wallpaper once a month. 

A pdf of 2 panels from A Muscle Memory page.



Growing Pains
$5 or more per comic Page or drawing update 3 patrons

A big thank you and all of the above. 

plus a PDF, of one of my art portfolios.

Into the Wild
$50 or more per comic Page or drawing update 0 patrons

Thanks. Whoah! 

You get all of the above. 

A hi-res PDF of all new pages every month.

Making a Mark
$100 or more per comic Page or drawing update 1 of 10 patrons

Thanks. Whoah! 

You get all of the above.

A hi-res PDF of all new pages every month.

An original page of art from my Doctor Who and Hellblazer comics for as long as they last.