Tony Esteves is creating Comics
9

patrons

$49
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
7 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 $3 or more per Comic strip
0 of 10 patrons
Do you want a Cigarro & Cerveja pin/button? You'll have access to all the previous rewards and you get your choice of Cigarro or Cerveja pin/button.*North American shipping only*
Pledge $10 or more per Comic strip
1 patrons (sold out!)
Do you want to STAR in a Cigarro & Cerveja comic? Send me your picture and I will include you in a strip. I will send you a print resolution PDF for you to do as you please. Print as many copies as you want! Send it to all your friends! You'll also have access to script notes, sketches and behind-the-scenes process work (blue lines, inks) on the Patreon feed.
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*
Pledge $35 or more per Comic strip
0 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. *INTERNATIONAL shipping*
Goals
$49 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!
3 of 4
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
7 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 $3 or more per Comic strip
0 of 10 patrons
Do you want a Cigarro & Cerveja pin/button? You'll have access to all the previous rewards and you get your choice of Cigarro or Cerveja pin/button.*North American shipping only*
Pledge $10 or more per Comic strip
1 patrons (sold out!)
Do you want to STAR in a Cigarro & Cerveja comic? Send me your picture and I will include you in a strip. I will send you a print resolution PDF for you to do as you please. Print as many copies as you want! Send it to all your friends! You'll also have access to script notes, sketches and behind-the-scenes process work (blue lines, inks) on the Patreon feed.
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*
Pledge $35 or more per Comic strip
0 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. *INTERNATIONAL shipping*