William O. Tyler is creating Comics & Illustrations, Film Criticism & Social Commentary
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Hello. I'm William O. Tyler, an openly queer nerdy black guy with a love for pop culture, nature, darkness and the macabre. I'm also an artist (working mostly with traditional wet mediums), a writer and and a maniacal cinephile. I've been working in the independent comics industry since 2004 and my work often reflects or revolves around themes of love and death, romance and nihilism, fantasy and horror, social consciousness, diversity and inclusion. As such, my work seems to be becoming more and more related to activism, whether subtle or blatant, but that's the way these things go during times of political roughness, isn't it.

While I absolutely love comics, and have always loved reading them, I stumbled into creating them by accident. My studies were always more focused towards writing and creating for film. In addition to my degree in Communications: Visual Media, I minored in Critical Cinema and also managed to associate most of my non-major and minor classes in school with film in some way. I love film. I think in film, and first found myself creating comics because of the similarities to storyboarding.

Eventually, my love of both comics and the movies would mash into WoT's Cinephilia, a weekly webcomic currently running right here on Patreon where I am able to share my thoughts on the movie industry and how the art form shapes the world around us, and vice versa. While Cinephilia focuses mostly on pop culture, my other comic projects throughout the years have been original stories for print that I've self-published including The Goth Queen, Ratboy and others. I'm currently working on new content for both of those titles mentioned, as well as developing something brand new with the working title Kuroneko Tails. I'd like to use Patreon to share more information, work in progress art and updates for all of these projects and more.

Having a presence here at Patreon, with support from patrons of the art like you, means that I can devote more time to creating these stories and comics and get them out to readers. I'm truly honored by any generosity I might receive here, so I've tried to pack in a lot of goodies for patrons including sneak peeks and exclusive art, movie reviews, live video streams and art demos, the list goes on. There's even a chance for you to suggest subjects for some of my art and to obtain original pieces of art! Please check out my pledges and goals and if anything interests you, feel free to join the fun!

Even if you don't pledge, feel free to follow me here and elsewhere. And if ongoing patronage through Patreon isn't for you, you can also support by commissioning or buying original art, as well as comics, shirts, prints and other merchandise, through one of my shops. Thanks for checking out my work.

Rewards
Sketchy Creep
$1 or more per month
You creepy lil' bugger. You just want to hang out quietly in this dark shadowy corner and get a look at my sketches don't you? Well, you'll unlock my Patreon exclusive sketchblog to see sketches, studies and work in progress shots from here. And if you'd like to grunt a noise from that shadowy corner, you lurker you, you can also make suggestions for what I should sketch.


As thanks for your support, all patrons (unless you choose to be anonymous) will also be listed in the credits of my comics.

Movie Buff
$3 or more per month
As a movie buff, you'll get to see finished pages for my webcomic, WoT's Cinephilia, a week early, before the public, as well as behind the scenes making of content, and be able to vote on possible topics for me to cover in future pages of Cinephilia. But wait, there's more! You'll also get short written reviews for all of the new movies that I see throughout the year.


  • Plus you'll get the Sketchy Creep rewards too.
Cursed Kitty
$5 or more per month
These are hard times. Trust me, I get it. Everyone I know is struggling right now. But even a cute little cursed kitty, trying to find his way through the dark, is someone special. To try and relieve the curse a bit, kitties on this level will get an early heads up of my shop sales, bonus discounts, and first dibs on select original art pieces. There might even be an exclusive sale just for the kitties from time to time!


  • Plus, you'll get the Sketchy Creep and Movie Buff rewards too.
Movie Buff 2: Electric Boogaloo
$10 or more per month
A true movie buff wants to see things move on the screen, not just the written word or drawn images, so in the Movie Buff sequel, you'll get to see any video content including trailer reactions, silly unboxings, drawing and painting demos, embarrassing film rants and discussions, and anything else that might come to mind. Lights! Camera! Action!


  • Plus, you'll get everything from the original Movie Buff, Sketchy Creep and Cursed Kitty rewards too.
Rat King
$20 or more per month
As a Rat King, you'll be the first to learn the details of my upcoming self-published comics like Ratboy, Kuroneko Tails and more. This includes preview art, character profiles, story excerpts, and other surprises. You will also get a digital copy of each new issue as they become available, plus surprise treats in the mail from time to time.


  • Plus, you'll get everything from both the original Movie Buff and the Movie Buff sequel, Sketchy Creep and Cursed Kitty rewards too.
Goals
11% complete
Um, what? I'll be gobsmacked upon reaching this goal... So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Reaching a goal this high would help significantly with real life, month to month expenses. It also means more people should definitely be getting some original art! I'll up the monthly giveaway from 1 to 2 original 11x14 illustrations, each based on one of the sketch suggestions (which can be suggested by anyone who is a Sketchy Creep or higher). The suggested subject and the traditional medium I use to create the illustration will be chosen by me and the original art will be mailed to the patron who first suggested the subject. It could be you! and also you!
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Hello. I'm William O. Tyler, an openly queer nerdy black guy with a love for pop culture, nature, darkness and the macabre. I'm also an artist (working mostly with traditional wet mediums), a writer and and a maniacal cinephile. I've been working in the independent comics industry since 2004 and my work often reflects or revolves around themes of love and death, romance and nihilism, fantasy and horror, social consciousness, diversity and inclusion. As such, my work seems to be becoming more and more related to activism, whether subtle or blatant, but that's the way these things go during times of political roughness, isn't it.

While I absolutely love comics, and have always loved reading them, I stumbled into creating them by accident. My studies were always more focused towards writing and creating for film. In addition to my degree in Communications: Visual Media, I minored in Critical Cinema and also managed to associate most of my non-major and minor classes in school with film in some way. I love film. I think in film, and first found myself creating comics because of the similarities to storyboarding.

Eventually, my love of both comics and the movies would mash into WoT's Cinephilia, a weekly webcomic currently running right here on Patreon where I am able to share my thoughts on the movie industry and how the art form shapes the world around us, and vice versa. While Cinephilia focuses mostly on pop culture, my other comic projects throughout the years have been original stories for print that I've self-published including The Goth Queen, Ratboy and others. I'm currently working on new content for both of those titles mentioned, as well as developing something brand new with the working title Kuroneko Tails. I'd like to use Patreon to share more information, work in progress art and updates for all of these projects and more.

Having a presence here at Patreon, with support from patrons of the art like you, means that I can devote more time to creating these stories and comics and get them out to readers. I'm truly honored by any generosity I might receive here, so I've tried to pack in a lot of goodies for patrons including sneak peeks and exclusive art, movie reviews, live video streams and art demos, the list goes on. There's even a chance for you to suggest subjects for some of my art and to obtain original pieces of art! Please check out my pledges and goals and if anything interests you, feel free to join the fun!

Even if you don't pledge, feel free to follow me here and elsewhere. And if ongoing patronage through Patreon isn't for you, you can also support by commissioning or buying original art, as well as comics, shirts, prints and other merchandise, through one of my shops. Thanks for checking out my work.

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Rewards
Sketchy Creep
$1 or more per month
You creepy lil' bugger. You just want to hang out quietly in this dark shadowy corner and get a look at my sketches don't you? Well, you'll unlock my Patreon exclusive sketchblog to see sketches, studies and work in progress shots from here. And if you'd like to grunt a noise from that shadowy corner, you lurker you, you can also make suggestions for what I should sketch.


As thanks for your support, all patrons (unless you choose to be anonymous) will also be listed in the credits of my comics.

Movie Buff
$3 or more per month
As a movie buff, you'll get to see finished pages for my webcomic, WoT's Cinephilia, a week early, before the public, as well as behind the scenes making of content, and be able to vote on possible topics for me to cover in future pages of Cinephilia. But wait, there's more! You'll also get short written reviews for all of the new movies that I see throughout the year.


  • Plus you'll get the Sketchy Creep rewards too.
Cursed Kitty
$5 or more per month
These are hard times. Trust me, I get it. Everyone I know is struggling right now. But even a cute little cursed kitty, trying to find his way through the dark, is someone special. To try and relieve the curse a bit, kitties on this level will get an early heads up of my shop sales, bonus discounts, and first dibs on select original art pieces. There might even be an exclusive sale just for the kitties from time to time!


  • Plus, you'll get the Sketchy Creep and Movie Buff rewards too.
Movie Buff 2: Electric Boogaloo
$10 or more per month
A true movie buff wants to see things move on the screen, not just the written word or drawn images, so in the Movie Buff sequel, you'll get to see any video content including trailer reactions, silly unboxings, drawing and painting demos, embarrassing film rants and discussions, and anything else that might come to mind. Lights! Camera! Action!


  • Plus, you'll get everything from the original Movie Buff, Sketchy Creep and Cursed Kitty rewards too.
Rat King
$20 or more per month
As a Rat King, you'll be the first to learn the details of my upcoming self-published comics like Ratboy, Kuroneko Tails and more. This includes preview art, character profiles, story excerpts, and other surprises. You will also get a digital copy of each new issue as they become available, plus surprise treats in the mail from time to time.


  • Plus, you'll get everything from both the original Movie Buff and the Movie Buff sequel, Sketchy Creep and Cursed Kitty rewards too.