VanHeist is creating Comics
189

patrons

$628
per month
Hey there, folks!
Rob here--or "VanHeist", as I'm a bit better known to some. That name is my pen name, borrowed from the lead character of the first "real" comic story I created way back in school. Now, the name is pretty much all that remains of that, but my desire to create characters and stories hasn't faded at all.
For over 10 years now, I've worked on various projects both independently and with others, but through it all, my biggest source of enjoyment, artistic and personal growth, and creative power has been my work on "Bomango", an odd little series featured primarily on deviantART (you can check it out here). Over the last decade, "Bomango" has been a laboratory of ideas, stories, and character arcs and sketches that evolved in amazing and surprising directions, but mostly, it's just been plain old fun.
And that's why I'm here, on Patreon. I love making this comic, and want to not only keep doing it, but make a LOT more of it. More stories, more characters, more challenges for me as an artist, and a bigger world for fans old and new to enjoy. There are so many ideas left to explore, so many places to go. It's thrilling to feel like even after all this time, I've only just begun.
The reason I've decided to use Patreon to support this work is simple: I want to be able to devote more time and resources to making this comic happen. It affords me the opportunity to maintain creative control as an independent artist, and provides a structure of consistency and accountability to supporters. Best of all, it's not a "pay wall"; the comic remains free and accessible, and monetary support is optional.
Obviously, I would love for this to be a full time job for me. It's my hope that I can create something worthy of that level of support. But for now, I'm just eager to create more comics, and open the door to supporting that effort--and hopefully relying less upon my day job to do so.
I'll never stop making comics. It's a joy, it's a compulsion, it's a wonderfully frustrating need and desire. There's so much left to do, and I hope you'll support me in that effort.
Thanks so much for reading!
-Van
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
86 patrons
Our gratitude, and access to warm up sketches.
Pledge $3 or more per month
38 patrons
As the $1 Tier
+ Access to all the lineart and unlettered files used to make Bomango, for you to use or misuse at your discretion.
Pledge $5 or more per month
71 patrons
As the $3 Tier
+ Vote for this month's warm up sketches. The top 4 characters will get a sketch. Each month's winners will be taken out of rotation for the following month to give other characters a chance.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 8 patrons
As the $5 Tier
+ You get the original inks for one of this month's pages.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 8 patrons
As the $5 Tier
+ You choose the character and pose for one of this month's warm up sketches. You get to keep the original pencils! Chosen characters don't affect $5 Tier's rotation.
Goals
$628 of $2,000 per month
Van can now work on Bomango as a part time job. One extra page per week! Will also unlock more slots for the second $50 tier.
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Hey there, folks!
Rob here--or "VanHeist", as I'm a bit better known to some. That name is my pen name, borrowed from the lead character of the first "real" comic story I created way back in school. Now, the name is pretty much all that remains of that, but my desire to create characters and stories hasn't faded at all.
For over 10 years now, I've worked on various projects both independently and with others, but through it all, my biggest source of enjoyment, artistic and personal growth, and creative power has been my work on "Bomango", an odd little series featured primarily on deviantART (you can check it out here). Over the last decade, "Bomango" has been a laboratory of ideas, stories, and character arcs and sketches that evolved in amazing and surprising directions, but mostly, it's just been plain old fun.
And that's why I'm here, on Patreon. I love making this comic, and want to not only keep doing it, but make a LOT more of it. More stories, more characters, more challenges for me as an artist, and a bigger world for fans old and new to enjoy. There are so many ideas left to explore, so many places to go. It's thrilling to feel like even after all this time, I've only just begun.
The reason I've decided to use Patreon to support this work is simple: I want to be able to devote more time and resources to making this comic happen. It affords me the opportunity to maintain creative control as an independent artist, and provides a structure of consistency and accountability to supporters. Best of all, it's not a "pay wall"; the comic remains free and accessible, and monetary support is optional.
Obviously, I would love for this to be a full time job for me. It's my hope that I can create something worthy of that level of support. But for now, I'm just eager to create more comics, and open the door to supporting that effort--and hopefully relying less upon my day job to do so.
I'll never stop making comics. It's a joy, it's a compulsion, it's a wonderfully frustrating need and desire. There's so much left to do, and I hope you'll support me in that effort.
Thanks so much for reading!
-Van

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
86 patrons
Our gratitude, and access to warm up sketches.
Pledge $3 or more per month
38 patrons
As the $1 Tier
+ Access to all the lineart and unlettered files used to make Bomango, for you to use or misuse at your discretion.
Pledge $5 or more per month
71 patrons
As the $3 Tier
+ Vote for this month's warm up sketches. The top 4 characters will get a sketch. Each month's winners will be taken out of rotation for the following month to give other characters a chance.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 8 patrons
As the $5 Tier
+ You get the original inks for one of this month's pages.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 8 patrons
As the $5 Tier
+ You choose the character and pose for one of this month's warm up sketches. You get to keep the original pencils! Chosen characters don't affect $5 Tier's rotation.