Dan Butcher is creating Vanguard - Webcomic
16

patrons

$49
per month

Hello there!

My name is Dan and I've been producing webcomics for around about 10 years or so. I've set up this Patreon account to help me keep VANGUARD, a Brit-based superhero comic, running. I'm working to a point where I'l be able to produce comicbooks full time. Every contribution helps me take a step nearer to that goal.  



Mike Zeck - Legendary Comic Book Artist and VANGUARD fan :) 


Laura Trinder (THE NIGHTPOST) and Christian Wildgoose (PORCELAIN, BATGIRL)
 awesome artists and VANGUARD fans :)

So, tell me about VANGUARD. What's it all about?

VANGUARD tells the story of a team of genetically enhanced meta-humans employed by the British government to protect the nation’s interests, at home and abroad. It is set in the not too distant future, where the world is becoming more politically and economically unstable. There are food riots, water and power shortages and a rising crime rate as day to day living becomes more of a struggle. The story begins with a simple rescue mission and events spiral from there.



A well known comic writer once said this of VANGUARD:

'If you like Warren Ellis grim-dark sh*t, you'll like this.
The art is a bit ropey but it's got a rollercoaster plot'

Haha!
  Well, my art has improved over the years, but it's a fair comment. Here's a selection of other quotes I've been fortunate to receive about VANGUARD:

‘Vanguard is a huge old dollop of bash ’em up fun’.

Antony Esmond -downthetubes.net

‘An increasingly complex and compelling story, full of action and intrigue. In short, this is good stuff.’

Robert Wallis -A Place To Hang Your Cape

‘A devastatingly bleak, highly self aware, post-modern take on the superhero genre

Alex Thomas -Pipedream Comics





There are currently 11 issues uploaded onto the site, with issue 12 updating right now. Which can all be read for FREE!



I also post up (nearly) daily concept sketches of upcoming characters and scenes within the comic as well as sneak peaks at pages days before they go live on the main site. If you're a fan of the comic already, this is a great way to peer behind the curtain and see how I make all this stuff come to life.



In addition to this, by being a Patreon of the comic, you'll also be entered into a weekly draw to win an art commission. Huzzah!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope I have persuaded you to contribute.

All the best, 

Dan
Tiers
BRONZE
$1 or more per month 8 patrons

Every dollar helps and I thank you for it!  At this level, you'll receive:

  • Access to our patrons-only activity feed, where we'll let you know what I'm working on, show you works in progress, sketches and more!
  • Automatic entry into weekly #VanguardRTreward scheme, where one can win a custom sketch commission from me.
SILVER
$5 or more per month 5 patrons

At this level, you'll receive: 
  • Access to our patrons-only activity feed, where we'll let you know what I'm working on, show you works in progress, sketches and more!
     
  • Automatic entry into weekly #VanguardRTreward scheme, where one can win a custom sketch commission from me. At the $5 pledge level, I'll also colour you sketch should you wish

 

  • Access to all back issues in PDF format - low and super high-res!  


GOLD
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Access to our patrons-only activity feed, where we'll let you know what I'm working on, show you works in progress, sketches and more!
  • Automatic entry into weekly #VanguardRTreward scheme, where one can win a custom sketch commission from me.
    At the $10 pledge level, I'll do a FULL colour commission, as seen below!
  • Access to all back issues in PDF format - low and super high-res!
  • Monthly sketch postcard sent directly to you!


Goals
$49 of $75 per month
If we can start hitting the $75 dollars a month mark, It'll enable me to start hiring other artists to produce variant covers to future issues!
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Hello there!

My name is Dan and I've been producing webcomics for around about 10 years or so. I've set up this Patreon account to help me keep VANGUARD, a Brit-based superhero comic, running. I'm working to a point where I'l be able to produce comicbooks full time. Every contribution helps me take a step nearer to that goal.  



Mike Zeck - Legendary Comic Book Artist and VANGUARD fan :) 


Laura Trinder (THE NIGHTPOST) and Christian Wildgoose (PORCELAIN, BATGIRL)
 awesome artists and VANGUARD fans :)

So, tell me about VANGUARD. What's it all about?

VANGUARD tells the story of a team of genetically enhanced meta-humans employed by the British government to protect the nation’s interests, at home and abroad. It is set in the not too distant future, where the world is becoming more politically and economically unstable. There are food riots, water and power shortages and a rising crime rate as day to day living becomes more of a struggle. The story begins with a simple rescue mission and events spiral from there.



A well known comic writer once said this of VANGUARD:

'If you like Warren Ellis grim-dark sh*t, you'll like this.
The art is a bit ropey but it's got a rollercoaster plot'

Haha!
  Well, my art has improved over the years, but it's a fair comment. Here's a selection of other quotes I've been fortunate to receive about VANGUARD:

‘Vanguard is a huge old dollop of bash ’em up fun’.

Antony Esmond -downthetubes.net

‘An increasingly complex and compelling story, full of action and intrigue. In short, this is good stuff.’

Robert Wallis -A Place To Hang Your Cape

‘A devastatingly bleak, highly self aware, post-modern take on the superhero genre

Alex Thomas -Pipedream Comics





There are currently 11 issues uploaded onto the site, with issue 12 updating right now. Which can all be read for FREE!



I also post up (nearly) daily concept sketches of upcoming characters and scenes within the comic as well as sneak peaks at pages days before they go live on the main site. If you're a fan of the comic already, this is a great way to peer behind the curtain and see how I make all this stuff come to life.



In addition to this, by being a Patreon of the comic, you'll also be entered into a weekly draw to win an art commission. Huzzah!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope I have persuaded you to contribute.

All the best, 

Dan

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Tiers
BRONZE
$1 or more per month 8 patrons

Every dollar helps and I thank you for it!  At this level, you'll receive:

  • Access to our patrons-only activity feed, where we'll let you know what I'm working on, show you works in progress, sketches and more!
  • Automatic entry into weekly #VanguardRTreward scheme, where one can win a custom sketch commission from me.
SILVER
$5 or more per month 5 patrons

At this level, you'll receive: 
  • Access to our patrons-only activity feed, where we'll let you know what I'm working on, show you works in progress, sketches and more!
     
  • Automatic entry into weekly #VanguardRTreward scheme, where one can win a custom sketch commission from me. At the $5 pledge level, I'll also colour you sketch should you wish

 

  • Access to all back issues in PDF format - low and super high-res!  


GOLD
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

At this level, you'll receive:
  • Access to our patrons-only activity feed, where we'll let you know what I'm working on, show you works in progress, sketches and more!
  • Automatic entry into weekly #VanguardRTreward scheme, where one can win a custom sketch commission from me.
    At the $10 pledge level, I'll do a FULL colour commission, as seen below!
  • Access to all back issues in PDF format - low and super high-res!
  • Monthly sketch postcard sent directly to you!