ABO Comix

is creating a publishing platform for LGBTQ incarcerated artists

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Behind the Scenes
$5
per month
*Premier access to all new artwork, projects and special goodies from our incarcerated queer community
*Keep up to date with all that's going on behind the scenes with our new publications and special announcements for patrons
*Automatically entered into monthly raffle to receive second tier rewards for one month
Digital Downloads
$15
per month
*Tier 1 reward
*Digital download access to our zines, anthologies and all new releases
*Ability to submit questions to our incarcerated contributors with the possibility of being answered in our upcoming monthly Youtube videos with a personal shoutout
*Extended videos and exclusive interviews only available for Patrons
*Automatically entered into monthly raffle to receive third tier rewards for one month
Exclusive Merch & Published Thank Yous
$30
per month
*All previous tier rewards
*An exclusive Sandworms mug only available to our Patrons
*Your name listed as a thank you in future anthologies and videos for the duration of your membership
*Automatically entered into monthly raffle to receive fourth tier rewards for one month
Exclusive Mug
Fulfilled by Patreon
Exclusive Sandworms mug available only to our Patrons
New Publications Delivered to Your Door
$50
per month
*All previous tier rewards
*An additional exclusive Be Gay Do Crime mug only available to our Patrons
*All new anthologies, zines and books we come out with will be mailed directly to you for the duration of your membership
*Automatically entered into monthly raffle to receive fifth tier rewards for one month
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive Sandworms mug available only to our Patrons
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive Be Gay Do Crime mug available only to our Patrons
Art Giveaway & Personal Tour
$100
per month
*All previous tier rewards
*A digital or in-person tour of ABO Comix HQ and art gallery
*You can hand-pick artwork valued up to $150 from our gallery (available after 3 month subscription)
*One-time commission of an original comic character, portrait or art piece of your chosen person, pet or mythological animal made by and signed by an incarcerated artist
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive Sandworms mug available only to our Patrons
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive Be Gay Do Crime mug available only to our Patrons

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patrons

$178

per month

About

OUR MISSION
ABO Comix is a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art. By working closely with prison abolitionist and queer advocacy organizations, we aim to keep queer prisoners connected to outside community and help them in the fight toward liberation. The profits we generate go back to incarcerated artists, especially those with little to no resources. Using the DIY ideology of "punk-zine" culture, ABO was formed with the philosophy of mutual support, community and friendship.

Our collective is working towards compassionate accountability without relying on the state or its sycophants. ABO believes our interpersonal and societal issues can be solved without locking people in cages. Our mission is to combat the culture that treats humans as disposable and disproportionately criminalizes the most marginalized amongst us. Through artistic activism, we hope to proliferate the idea that a better world means redefining our concepts of justice.

OUR WORK
*We help give a platform to marginalized community members inside prison and a way to express themselves artistically
*We work closely with incarcerated LGBTQ+ members to develop artwork & provide feedback so that artists can hone their skills
*We help introduce the public to the plight of queer prisoners
*We fundraise for and provide financial assistance to our contributors and other LGBTQ+ prisoners in need
*We create and maintain LGBTQ+ community contact and friendship across prison walls
*We support LGBTQ+ prisoners to gain knowledge and experience in the publishing/artistic industry
*We provide artists with credentials for a portfolio and letters of recommendation (for parole boards, etc.)
*We introduce prisoners to other organizations that may assist them with needs or publish their work
*We engage with the local community at events (workshops, book and zine fests)
*We collaborate and work in solidarity with other prisoner advocacy/abolitionist groups

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 5 exclusive posts
215
Images
2
Writings
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 5 exclusive posts
215
Images
2
Writings

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