Karl Kleese is creating Willow's Grove - The Comic
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patrons

$6
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Hey there!  I am a comic creator with over 27 years of making the comic Willow's Grove that appears on the web Monday through Friday.  It's always been my dream to be a cartoonist.  I can remember back to the olden days sitting around at my neighborhood friend's house creating comics for fun on rainy days.  It was so fun, I decided to do it on sunny days as well, doodling and honing my craft as much as a third grader could.

I never lost that drive to create and after a few comic strips here and there throughout my school years, I created what would eventually become Willow's Grove in 1989 with the goal of becoming a syndicated cartoonist.  I created my packages, sent to all the syndicates and waited.  It wasn't meant to be as every syndicate sent me a very nice rejection letter.  I took a step back and regrouped and revamped the strip, bringing it to a new medium, something called the internet.  I didn't know what it was, but I thought I would give it a try between working full time in IT.  It was stop and go for a few years, on and off again until finally I brought it to the web full time in 2008.  I haven't looked back since.

Being an independent creator doesn't bring the acclaim or the income you would think it does, which is why I am turning to the fine people at Patreon to help keep Willow's Grove running.  There are a lot of things that take dollars to keep it online, from the cost of hosting, keeping the domain active as well as electricity to run my computer and a mortgage to keep my computer and art supplies out of the weather that comes with living in South Florida.  That's where you come in.  With your support, I can keep bringing Willow's Grove to the world.


Thank you so much for being a patron of Willow's Grove!
Tiers
Backstage Pass
$1 or more per Per Month 1 patron
Get a look behind the scenes of my creation process of Willow's Grove through videos as well as Patreon only HD art.


See Willow's Grove strips before they are published on the WG website. The moment I finish a strip, I upload it here first.

VIP Pass
$5 or more per Per Month 2 patrons
All the goodies of the Backstage Pass, along with a 20% discount on all items I post for sale (posters, t-shirts, etc.)
Full Blown Grover
$10 or more per Per Month 0 patrons
All the goodies from the Backstage & VIP Passes, along with a signed annual Halloween and Holiday card sent to you
Hey there!  I am a comic creator with over 27 years of making the comic Willow's Grove that appears on the web Monday through Friday.  It's always been my dream to be a cartoonist.  I can remember back to the olden days sitting around at my neighborhood friend's house creating comics for fun on rainy days.  It was so fun, I decided to do it on sunny days as well, doodling and honing my craft as much as a third grader could.

I never lost that drive to create and after a few comic strips here and there throughout my school years, I created what would eventually become Willow's Grove in 1989 with the goal of becoming a syndicated cartoonist.  I created my packages, sent to all the syndicates and waited.  It wasn't meant to be as every syndicate sent me a very nice rejection letter.  I took a step back and regrouped and revamped the strip, bringing it to a new medium, something called the internet.  I didn't know what it was, but I thought I would give it a try between working full time in IT.  It was stop and go for a few years, on and off again until finally I brought it to the web full time in 2008.  I haven't looked back since.

Being an independent creator doesn't bring the acclaim or the income you would think it does, which is why I am turning to the fine people at Patreon to help keep Willow's Grove running.  There are a lot of things that take dollars to keep it online, from the cost of hosting, keeping the domain active as well as electricity to run my computer and a mortgage to keep my computer and art supplies out of the weather that comes with living in South Florida.  That's where you come in.  With your support, I can keep bringing Willow's Grove to the world.


Thank you so much for being a patron of Willow's Grove!

Recent posts by Karl Kleese

Tiers
Backstage Pass
$1 or more per Per Month 1 patron
Get a look behind the scenes of my creation process of Willow's Grove through videos as well as Patreon only HD art.


See Willow's Grove strips before they are published on the WG website. The moment I finish a strip, I upload it here first.

VIP Pass
$5 or more per Per Month 2 patrons
All the goodies of the Backstage Pass, along with a 20% discount on all items I post for sale (posters, t-shirts, etc.)
Full Blown Grover
$10 or more per Per Month 0 patrons
All the goodies from the Backstage & VIP Passes, along with a signed annual Halloween and Holiday card sent to you