Tony Esteves is creating Comics
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patrons

$39
per Comic strip
About Tony
Ever since my cousin taught me at six-years-old how to draw Garfield, I've never really put the pencil down. I started reading comic books at ten and fell in love with the medium. Inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, at thirteen I tried drawing a comic strip but didn't really find my voice. I drew my first 3 page comic story at 15 and felt this incredible feeling of accomplishment. I've been cartooning ever since in an attempt to recapture that feeling.

In university, I drew comic strips for the school paper. Metro 86? was an action-adventure serial comic in the hopes that I would be able to brush up on my style and build a portfolio to work for Marvel or DC. Unfortunately, it wasn't well-received and I moved on to create Cigarro & Cerveja, a humour comic. Surprisingly, I found my voice with C&C. I fell in love with creating so much so that I dashed my earlier ambitions of working for a major publisher aside.

About the Comic Strip
Cigarro & Cerveja is a comic strip about the zany adventures of a high-strung cigarette-smoking rabbit and a laid-back beer-drinking goose. It started back in 1998 for the University of Alberta paper the Gateway and transitioned over to the burgeoning internet of the late-nineties.

It was somewhat critically-acclaimed but not exactly financially successful. It ran for ten years and I retired the strip in September of 2008. Even though I put the strip to bed, the characters are a part of me and I find myself writing new strips every so often and posting them on the site.

Best/Worst Case Scenario
Depending on how you feel about money and supporting the C&C strip, Patreon allows you to support the comic ONLY when a strip gets posted. So if I continue to be lazy, you keep your money. But if for some reason I were to spontaneously become prolific, you may want to place a limit on how much money you spend (Which Patreon allows you to do). Although, I may have to assume that your patronage means that you actually want to read more C&C comics. I'm not entirely sure why but who am I to judge.

Thank you
I'm always grateful to hear from you and I am humbled by all the folks I meet at conventions that say they remember the strip. It's amazing to find out that I impacted someone's life so deeply that I made a gloomy day turn bright.

Thank you again.
-tony
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Comic strip
8 patrons
Thank you! This is an amazing way to directly support the comic. You'll have access to script notes, sketches and behind-the-scenes process work (blue lines, inks).
Pledge $25 or more per Comic strip
1 of 2 patrons
Would you like a custom Cigarro & Ceveja ORIGINAL sketch drawn specifically for you? Send me your request and I will draw your favourite character on 8.5" x 11" cardstock paper and mail it to you. You'll also have access to script notes, sketches and behind-the-scenes process work (blue lines, inks) on the Patreon feed. *North American shipping only*
Goals
$39 of $100 per Comic strip
The website has been a little stale and could use some fixing up. Your commitment to this comic proves that I need to get my act together. Let's spruce up this goose!
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About Tony
Ever since my cousin taught me at six-years-old how to draw Garfield, I've never really put the pencil down. I started reading comic books at ten and fell in love with the medium. Inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, at thirteen I tried drawing a comic strip but didn't really find my voice. I drew my first 3 page comic story at 15 and felt this incredible feeling of accomplishment. I've been cartooning ever since in an attempt to recapture that feeling.

In university, I drew comic strips for the school paper. Metro 86? was an action-adventure serial comic in the hopes that I would be able to brush up on my style and build a portfolio to work for Marvel or DC. Unfortunately, it wasn't well-received and I moved on to create Cigarro & Cerveja, a humour comic. Surprisingly, I found my voice with C&C. I fell in love with creating so much so that I dashed my earlier ambitions of working for a major publisher aside.

About the Comic Strip
Cigarro & Cerveja is a comic strip about the zany adventures of a high-strung cigarette-smoking rabbit and a laid-back beer-drinking goose. It started back in 1998 for the University of Alberta paper the Gateway and transitioned over to the burgeoning internet of the late-nineties.

It was somewhat critically-acclaimed but not exactly financially successful. It ran for ten years and I retired the strip in September of 2008. Even though I put the strip to bed, the characters are a part of me and I find myself writing new strips every so often and posting them on the site.

Best/Worst Case Scenario
Depending on how you feel about money and supporting the C&C strip, Patreon allows you to support the comic ONLY when a strip gets posted. So if I continue to be lazy, you keep your money. But if for some reason I were to spontaneously become prolific, you may want to place a limit on how much money you spend (Which Patreon allows you to do). Although, I may have to assume that your patronage means that you actually want to read more C&C comics. I'm not entirely sure why but who am I to judge.

Thank you
I'm always grateful to hear from you and I am humbled by all the folks I meet at conventions that say they remember the strip. It's amazing to find out that I impacted someone's life so deeply that I made a gloomy day turn bright.

Thank you again.
-tony

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Comic strip
8 patrons
Thank you! This is an amazing way to directly support the comic. You'll have access to script notes, sketches and behind-the-scenes process work (blue lines, inks).
Pledge $25 or more per Comic strip
1 of 2 patrons
Would you like a custom Cigarro & Ceveja ORIGINAL sketch drawn specifically for you? Send me your request and I will draw your favourite character on 8.5" x 11" cardstock paper and mail it to you. You'll also have access to script notes, sketches and behind-the-scenes process work (blue lines, inks) on the Patreon feed. *North American shipping only*