Elaine Tipping is creating Comics and Art
89

patrons

$345
per month
Hey there!
So, I'm Elaine (or TriaElf9 online) and I'm a comic artist living in Japan. I've been doing web comics since 2005, and in the last few years I've decided to make the changeover from hobby to job, and started up a few of my own series.



My works
I have a few comics going; currently I'm doing a new original queer high fantasy comic Pathways: Chronicles of Tuvana, loyal adaptation of the Peter Pan novel, a recently completed short story Princess Retribution, and completed Dragon Age fan comic. This Patreon also keeps Tales of a Gaijin going, my comic about my life in Japan. On the side, I do gag strips, illustrations, and other fun things.
I also dabble in fanart, which varies depending on what things I like, so you will see those comics and illustrations posted here as well.



My works can be found on a few sites:

Pathways in on Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art, Peter Pan is on Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art, and Princess Retribution can also be found on Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art. Tales of a Gaijin, funded by this patreon, is uploaded here and on Deviant Art.
As for my online presence, I'm active on Deviant ArtTumblrTwitter and Facebook!
I am currently most active on Tumblr.



How Patreon figures in
All of my comics are offered online for free, and that's not going to change. However, most of my time is spent doing comics, and like most living beings, I need to eat, pay rent, and feed my cats and my spouse ^_- The more that comes from the patreon, the more time I can devote to comics!



How does Patreon work?
For those of you who are new to Patreon, it's a pretty cool system! As a patron of my comics, you'll pay monthly. This means, if you choose the $3 dollar reward, for example, you will only pay 3 dollars a month. Plus, you'll get the rewards that come with that level! You can also set a limit on how much you want to pay, which makes sure you don't go over budget for the month/year, which is especially important if you're pledging to multiple patreons.



Rewards
While the pledges are going towards the comics and the like, there are also some extra little rewards to spice things up a bit! Plus some big stuff too, for those of you who want something fancy. And if you're a patron, you get heads up on all kickstarters I do, early views of art I do for them, plus a bonus reward just for patrons! ^_^ Also, all patrons, as long as they're actively backing in July and January, will be eligible for the Sketch Board giveaway! More info on that here!

Here are some examples of rewards I've done since I've been on patreon!
Wallpapers (for all patrons!):

Busts:

Monthly Drawings:

Sketch Cards:

Comic pages:



Rewards
Thank You wallpaper!
$1 or more per month 33 patrons
Rewards each month:
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A monthly comic WIP
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord


Details:

You'll get a monthly wallpaper, a monthly comic WIP and access to the patron only Discord, just for being a patron! At the end of each month, I will release a patron-only wallpaper that you can use on your computer, phone, or tablet! You'll be able to support my comics, AND get a totally awesome wallpaper, all without breaking the bank! On the Discord, you can talk to me and other patrons about comics, art, and more!

Bit by Bit!
$2 or more per month 26 patrons
Rewards each month:   
  •  Your chosen higher reward, when you reach that lifetime pledge amount (only available at this pledge level). Message me when you reach the level you want! 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

This level is for those of you who want a higher level reward, but are unable to support that much each month. At this level, your pledge accumulates each month, until your total "Lifetime" amount reaches the reward level you wanted! That way, you can support the work you enjoy, save up for a piece of art just for you, all without the financial pressure of a higher pledge!

At 5 months you can get a character bust sketch, at 8 months you can get a monthly request, at 17 months you can get a sketch card commission mailed to you, and at 42 months you can get a comic page! (that's one dollar off the current pledge amounts ^_^
When you pledge, please pick a level that you'd like to work towards and message me so we can track your progress, or if you haven't picked yet, message me when you reach the level you want.

*Don't worry, I count your lifetime total, so even if you have to drop out for a bit, it'll pick up where you left off when you come back, as long as you remain on the patron list ^_^

Early art!
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Rewards each month: 
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

At this level, any original illustrations (not fanart) I do will be posted here first, a day before I post them anywhere else online! Additionally, I will post WIPs of any illustrations I do (fanart included) If you're a fan of my art, you can help support my comics and art and also get early, exclusive access to all illustrations! What more could you want? ^_^ 

Weekly Works in Progress!
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Rewards each month: 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  •  Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

For those of you into the behind-the-scenes stuff, this is the level for you! Twice a week, I'll post WIPs from my comics. You can see how I work, and get a little taste of what's to come! These WIPs will not be posted anywhere else, so you'll be the only ones to see them!

Early Comics & Comic PDFs
$7 or more per month 1 patron
Rewards each month:   
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Complete chapter PDFs
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

At this level, you will get access to all ongoing comics I do three days before they're posted online for the public to see, and one day early for side comics! Ongoing comics include Peter Pan, Pathways, and ToaG. Side comics will be any short comics I do, like my gag strips, or my Critical Role one shots. That means you'll get early access to 9 or more pages of my comics each month! 

Additionally, you'll get access to pdfs of comic chapters when they're finished!

Monthly Character Bust Sketch!
$10 or more per month 9 of 15 patrons
Rewards each month:
  • An inked and grayscaled bust of a character of your choice! 
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

For this reward you'll get a headshot of a character of your choice. It can be an OC, a character from a series you like, any character you like! It will be inked and grayscaled.

Monthly Drawing request!
$19 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Rewards each month: 
  • A monthly digital drawing request  
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

This is a super fun level! Each month, you will be able to request a digital drawing! Depending on the request, it'll be inked and grayscaled, or given a dash of color. If you choose a character or two, both OCs and fanart art fine! You will be emailed a copy (so be sure to get me your email address!) and it may be posted to Tumblr. 

Tales of a Gaijin Contributor!
$25 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
 Rewards each month:
  • A role in the creation of my ToaG comic series!    
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

Ever wanted to see something specific in my Tales of a Gaijin comic? Had burning questions about Japan and living here that you NEED answered in comic form? Want to see more of my cats' shenanigans? Here's your chance! 

At this level you will get to request a theme, a topic, ask a question, etc. and I will turn that into a ToaG comic. Anything is fair game, just keep it safe for work ^_-

Drawing Club for Super Awesome Fancy People!
$35 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
 Rewards each month: 
  • A monthly traditionally inked and colored postcard drawing  
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

Each month, you will be mailed a traditionally inked and colored drawing on one of my usual sketch cards (about postcard sized).  And yes, the image will be entirely up to you! So basically, a mini commission. Keeping in mind what would fit on a postcard, of course ^_- A rare chance to get some of my traditional work!

Comic Page Commission!
$90 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Rewards each month:   
  • A commissioned comic page 
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

At this level, you will be able to commission me for a comic page! If can be a single contained page, or if you plan to back for a while, you could decide to make it an ongoing story.
*Note: my usual commission rules apply here. Difficulty of the page is limited to this price level, so 1-2 characters with a standard background, 3-4 characters with a simple background, and so on.*

Goals
$345 of $450 per month
If we reach this goal, I'll be able to start working on the silent comic I've been wanting to make. The comic will be short stories about a person called the Traveler who travels their world helping people, having adventures, and it'll be an all around good feels comic. The comic will be released online when a story is complete, and Patrons will have first access to them (as well as progress WIPs).
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Hey there!
So, I'm Elaine (or TriaElf9 online) and I'm a comic artist living in Japan. I've been doing web comics since 2005, and in the last few years I've decided to make the changeover from hobby to job, and started up a few of my own series.



My works
I have a few comics going; currently I'm doing a new original queer high fantasy comic Pathways: Chronicles of Tuvana, loyal adaptation of the Peter Pan novel, a recently completed short story Princess Retribution, and completed Dragon Age fan comic. This Patreon also keeps Tales of a Gaijin going, my comic about my life in Japan. On the side, I do gag strips, illustrations, and other fun things.
I also dabble in fanart, which varies depending on what things I like, so you will see those comics and illustrations posted here as well.



My works can be found on a few sites:

Pathways in on Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art, Peter Pan is on Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art, and Princess Retribution can also be found on Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art. Tales of a Gaijin, funded by this patreon, is uploaded here and on Deviant Art.
As for my online presence, I'm active on Deviant ArtTumblrTwitter and Facebook!
I am currently most active on Tumblr.



How Patreon figures in
All of my comics are offered online for free, and that's not going to change. However, most of my time is spent doing comics, and like most living beings, I need to eat, pay rent, and feed my cats and my spouse ^_- The more that comes from the patreon, the more time I can devote to comics!



How does Patreon work?
For those of you who are new to Patreon, it's a pretty cool system! As a patron of my comics, you'll pay monthly. This means, if you choose the $3 dollar reward, for example, you will only pay 3 dollars a month. Plus, you'll get the rewards that come with that level! You can also set a limit on how much you want to pay, which makes sure you don't go over budget for the month/year, which is especially important if you're pledging to multiple patreons.



Rewards
While the pledges are going towards the comics and the like, there are also some extra little rewards to spice things up a bit! Plus some big stuff too, for those of you who want something fancy. And if you're a patron, you get heads up on all kickstarters I do, early views of art I do for them, plus a bonus reward just for patrons! ^_^ Also, all patrons, as long as they're actively backing in July and January, will be eligible for the Sketch Board giveaway! More info on that here!

Here are some examples of rewards I've done since I've been on patreon!
Wallpapers (for all patrons!):

Busts:

Monthly Drawings:

Sketch Cards:

Comic pages:



Recent posts by Elaine Tipping

Rewards
Thank You wallpaper!
$1 or more per month 33 patrons
Rewards each month:
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A monthly comic WIP
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord


Details:

You'll get a monthly wallpaper, a monthly comic WIP and access to the patron only Discord, just for being a patron! At the end of each month, I will release a patron-only wallpaper that you can use on your computer, phone, or tablet! You'll be able to support my comics, AND get a totally awesome wallpaper, all without breaking the bank! On the Discord, you can talk to me and other patrons about comics, art, and more!

Bit by Bit!
$2 or more per month 26 patrons
Rewards each month:   
  •  Your chosen higher reward, when you reach that lifetime pledge amount (only available at this pledge level). Message me when you reach the level you want! 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

This level is for those of you who want a higher level reward, but are unable to support that much each month. At this level, your pledge accumulates each month, until your total "Lifetime" amount reaches the reward level you wanted! That way, you can support the work you enjoy, save up for a piece of art just for you, all without the financial pressure of a higher pledge!

At 5 months you can get a character bust sketch, at 8 months you can get a monthly request, at 17 months you can get a sketch card commission mailed to you, and at 42 months you can get a comic page! (that's one dollar off the current pledge amounts ^_^
When you pledge, please pick a level that you'd like to work towards and message me so we can track your progress, or if you haven't picked yet, message me when you reach the level you want.

*Don't worry, I count your lifetime total, so even if you have to drop out for a bit, it'll pick up where you left off when you come back, as long as you remain on the patron list ^_^

Early art!
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Rewards each month: 
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

At this level, any original illustrations (not fanart) I do will be posted here first, a day before I post them anywhere else online! Additionally, I will post WIPs of any illustrations I do (fanart included) If you're a fan of my art, you can help support my comics and art and also get early, exclusive access to all illustrations! What more could you want? ^_^ 

Weekly Works in Progress!
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Rewards each month: 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  •  Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

For those of you into the behind-the-scenes stuff, this is the level for you! Twice a week, I'll post WIPs from my comics. You can see how I work, and get a little taste of what's to come! These WIPs will not be posted anywhere else, so you'll be the only ones to see them!

Early Comics & Comic PDFs
$7 or more per month 1 patron
Rewards each month:   
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Complete chapter PDFs
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP 
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

At this level, you will get access to all ongoing comics I do three days before they're posted online for the public to see, and one day early for side comics! Ongoing comics include Peter Pan, Pathways, and ToaG. Side comics will be any short comics I do, like my gag strips, or my Critical Role one shots. That means you'll get early access to 9 or more pages of my comics each month! 

Additionally, you'll get access to pdfs of comic chapters when they're finished!

Monthly Character Bust Sketch!
$10 or more per month 9 of 15 patrons
Rewards each month:
  • An inked and grayscaled bust of a character of your choice! 
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

For this reward you'll get a headshot of a character of your choice. It can be an OC, a character from a series you like, any character you like! It will be inked and grayscaled.

Monthly Drawing request!
$19 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Rewards each month: 
  • A monthly digital drawing request  
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

This is a super fun level! Each month, you will be able to request a digital drawing! Depending on the request, it'll be inked and grayscaled, or given a dash of color. If you choose a character or two, both OCs and fanart art fine! You will be emailed a copy (so be sure to get me your email address!) and it may be posted to Tumblr. 

Tales of a Gaijin Contributor!
$25 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
 Rewards each month:
  • A role in the creation of my ToaG comic series!    
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

Ever wanted to see something specific in my Tales of a Gaijin comic? Had burning questions about Japan and living here that you NEED answered in comic form? Want to see more of my cats' shenanigans? Here's your chance! 

At this level you will get to request a theme, a topic, ask a question, etc. and I will turn that into a ToaG comic. Anything is fair game, just keep it safe for work ^_-

Drawing Club for Super Awesome Fancy People!
$35 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
 Rewards each month: 
  • A monthly traditionally inked and colored postcard drawing  
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

Each month, you will be mailed a traditionally inked and colored drawing on one of my usual sketch cards (about postcard sized).  And yes, the image will be entirely up to you! So basically, a mini commission. Keeping in mind what would fit on a postcard, of course ^_- A rare chance to get some of my traditional work!

Comic Page Commission!
$90 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Rewards each month:   
  • A commissioned comic page 
  • Early access to all my comics 
  • Comic WIPs twice a week  
  • See of all original illustrations one day before they're posted elsewhere online (not fanart)
  • WIPs for all illustrations I draw 
  • Access to the monthly wallpaper
  • Access to the patreon stream
  • A bonus monthly comic WIP  
  • Updates emailed directly to you
  • Access to the patron-only Discord 


Details:

At this level, you will be able to commission me for a comic page! If can be a single contained page, or if you plan to back for a while, you could decide to make it an ongoing story.
*Note: my usual commission rules apply here. Difficulty of the page is limited to this price level, so 1-2 characters with a standard background, 3-4 characters with a simple background, and so on.*