Valade is creating Comics & Illustration
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patrons

$11
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My name is Valade and damn it, I ADORE COMIX! I love reading them, I love talking about them and most importantly, I love MAKING them!

I am currently a Freelance Illustrator doing everything from album artwork and flyers for various bands to private commissions in order to make ends meet. My REAL passion is a series I'm doing called MY MONSTER. A Black & White Industrial Gothic Dark Fantasy comic about a big sarcastic Elf named Dorian trying to find his place in the world. It's actually a really personal story and it's creation has been the best therapy a total lack of money can buy. I released issue Zero in print a while back and have been slowly progressing on the next chapter. But, due to having to spend most of my time doing freelance work, I'm not progressing nearly as fast as I'd like on this project. That makes me sad. As I reach my goals here, thanks to YOUR support, I will be able to focus more of my time on it! That will make me happy. I like being happy.

Why should YOU become a Patron?
Because you dig my work, or are secretly in love with me perhaps? I don't know, that's really up to you! Patreon is a wonderful platform that allows someone like me to do what he loves, while giving crazy people like yourself the ability to support the insanity! 


 This was a pin-up featured in an issue of CROMWELL GREEN
I'm currently doing a variant cover for the upcoming issue #4.


How does it work?
Basically this is a subscription style service! 
I make all of my finished pieces available for FREE (and always will) via various Social Media platforms, but Patreon allows you to pledge cash money in exchange for sweet, sweet rewards and the heart warming satisfaction that you are supporting someone who truly LOVES creating art. When you click the “Become a Patron” button, you can select how much you want to pledge per month. Starting as low as $2 a month, you are given access to exclusive Patron only content (Exclusive art, sketches I don't normally share, behind the scenes rants, advance previews etc). Hit the $10 tier and you'll be entered into a MONTHLY original art giveaway or, if you've got it like that, there are higher priced tiers that offer CUSTOM original art like the piece above! If you choose to support me, you'll simply be charged automatically at the end of each month!

The beauty of this format? You choose how much you want to pledge and can adjust or cancel your pledge at ANY TIME, so there's NO pressure on YOU whatsoever! Only the self imposed pressure I put on myself to create work good enough to keep you paying attention to me!
*Example of one of the 9x12 original art tier rewards.

In conclusion.
 Patreon is an easy way for you to help support my work (for less than a cup of that tasty Starbucks coffee even), so I can spend more time creating and sharing what I love with YOU!

Seriously, I'm gonna make the best stuff ;)



This will be an ever evolving work in progress as time goes on. I'm all about feedback and opinions that will make this a better experience for all involved. So don't hesitate to let me know what you think, what you want for rewards etc. 

If you DO decide to support me in this venture, know that I love you dearly. Not in a creepy stalker way mind you, but in a desire to give you a hug kind of way.

Okay, I guess that could be considered creepy too...

Thanks for looking!
COMIX or STFU!
\m/><\m/


This was a commission used to promote Lovecraft's Curse, a novel by Brian LeTendre
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Tip Jar - YOU are AMAZING! Thank you so much for your support! Every little bit counts and I appreciate every penny!
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic!

Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic!
*PDF Art Books (basically a curated collection of my work, which I'd like to release at least once every 2 months).

Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts including MONTHLY Original Art giveaways!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic!
*PDF Art Books (basically a curated collection of my work, which I'd like to release at least once every 2 months).
*PDFs of all future MY MONSTER Comix as well as any other projects I end up doing for as long as you continue pledging!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts including the MONTHLY Original Art giveaways!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic.
*PDF Art Books (basically a curated collection of my work, which I'd like to release once every 2 months).
*PDFs of all future MY MONSTER Comix as well as any other projects I end up doing for as long as you continue pledging!
*A physical copy of the current printing of MY MONSTER ZERO, signed and mailed to your door!
*A high quality print of one of my pieces mailed to your door, once a month! I have a bunch, and you get to choose!
*An original art sketch card of my main character Dorian (ONLY available in THIS tier!) along with a few other goodies thrown in with the above print!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Everything in the first 5 reward tiers as well as...
*A 9x12 Con style head/bust sketch (Ink & tones) of a character of your choosing, with the original art mailed to your door!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Everything in the first 5 reward tiers as well as...
*An 11x17 (Inked & toned) private commission piece of a character of your choosing, with the original art mailed to your door!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Everything in the first 5 reward tiers as well as...
*An 11x17 cover quality B&W commission (inked & toned) up to 3 characters with full backgrounds, mailed to your door! Do you have your own comic that you're planning on publishing, or a Kickstarter project you're doing? If so, this could even be used as a variant or even the main cover to your own book if you'd like!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Goals
$11 of $300 per month
Once I hit this goal I will be able to keep a steady supply of Ink, brushes, markers and paper! Plus this will allow me to eat once in a while!
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My name is Valade and damn it, I ADORE COMIX! I love reading them, I love talking about them and most importantly, I love MAKING them!

I am currently a Freelance Illustrator doing everything from album artwork and flyers for various bands to private commissions in order to make ends meet. My REAL passion is a series I'm doing called MY MONSTER. A Black & White Industrial Gothic Dark Fantasy comic about a big sarcastic Elf named Dorian trying to find his place in the world. It's actually a really personal story and it's creation has been the best therapy a total lack of money can buy. I released issue Zero in print a while back and have been slowly progressing on the next chapter. But, due to having to spend most of my time doing freelance work, I'm not progressing nearly as fast as I'd like on this project. That makes me sad. As I reach my goals here, thanks to YOUR support, I will be able to focus more of my time on it! That will make me happy. I like being happy.

Why should YOU become a Patron?
Because you dig my work, or are secretly in love with me perhaps? I don't know, that's really up to you! Patreon is a wonderful platform that allows someone like me to do what he loves, while giving crazy people like yourself the ability to support the insanity! 


 This was a pin-up featured in an issue of CROMWELL GREEN
I'm currently doing a variant cover for the upcoming issue #4.


How does it work?
Basically this is a subscription style service! 
I make all of my finished pieces available for FREE (and always will) via various Social Media platforms, but Patreon allows you to pledge cash money in exchange for sweet, sweet rewards and the heart warming satisfaction that you are supporting someone who truly LOVES creating art. When you click the “Become a Patron” button, you can select how much you want to pledge per month. Starting as low as $2 a month, you are given access to exclusive Patron only content (Exclusive art, sketches I don't normally share, behind the scenes rants, advance previews etc). Hit the $10 tier and you'll be entered into a MONTHLY original art giveaway or, if you've got it like that, there are higher priced tiers that offer CUSTOM original art like the piece above! If you choose to support me, you'll simply be charged automatically at the end of each month!

The beauty of this format? You choose how much you want to pledge and can adjust or cancel your pledge at ANY TIME, so there's NO pressure on YOU whatsoever! Only the self imposed pressure I put on myself to create work good enough to keep you paying attention to me!
*Example of one of the 9x12 original art tier rewards.

In conclusion.
 Patreon is an easy way for you to help support my work (for less than a cup of that tasty Starbucks coffee even), so I can spend more time creating and sharing what I love with YOU!

Seriously, I'm gonna make the best stuff ;)



This will be an ever evolving work in progress as time goes on. I'm all about feedback and opinions that will make this a better experience for all involved. So don't hesitate to let me know what you think, what you want for rewards etc. 

If you DO decide to support me in this venture, know that I love you dearly. Not in a creepy stalker way mind you, but in a desire to give you a hug kind of way.

Okay, I guess that could be considered creepy too...

Thanks for looking!
COMIX or STFU!
\m/><\m/


This was a commission used to promote Lovecraft's Curse, a novel by Brian LeTendre

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Tip Jar - YOU are AMAZING! Thank you so much for your support! Every little bit counts and I appreciate every penny!
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic!

Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic!
*PDF Art Books (basically a curated collection of my work, which I'd like to release at least once every 2 months).

Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts including MONTHLY Original Art giveaways!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic!
*PDF Art Books (basically a curated collection of my work, which I'd like to release at least once every 2 months).
*PDFs of all future MY MONSTER Comix as well as any other projects I end up doing for as long as you continue pledging!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Patron Only posts including the MONTHLY Original Art giveaways!
*PDF of MY MONSTER ZERO, my first Mini Comic.
*PDF Art Books (basically a curated collection of my work, which I'd like to release once every 2 months).
*PDFs of all future MY MONSTER Comix as well as any other projects I end up doing for as long as you continue pledging!
*A physical copy of the current printing of MY MONSTER ZERO, signed and mailed to your door!
*A high quality print of one of my pieces mailed to your door, once a month! I have a bunch, and you get to choose!
*An original art sketch card of my main character Dorian (ONLY available in THIS tier!) along with a few other goodies thrown in with the above print!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Everything in the first 5 reward tiers as well as...
*A 9x12 Con style head/bust sketch (Ink & tones) of a character of your choosing, with the original art mailed to your door!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Everything in the first 5 reward tiers as well as...
*An 11x17 (Inked & toned) private commission piece of a character of your choosing, with the original art mailed to your door!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
If you support me at this tier, not only will you get my undying gratitude and love, but you'll also have access to:
*Everything in the first 5 reward tiers as well as...
*An 11x17 cover quality B&W commission (inked & toned) up to 3 characters with full backgrounds, mailed to your door! Do you have your own comic that you're planning on publishing, or a Kickstarter project you're doing? If so, this could even be used as a variant or even the main cover to your own book if you'd like!
*PLEASE include $10 for international orders!