Cameron Callahan is creating prose and comics publications.
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patrons

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Cameron Callahan has been making comics since 2009 when he started drawing the slice-of-life comic SCRAMBLED CIRCUITS, which he successfully Kickstarted into a paperback collection in 2016. He likes to tell stories with a focus on analyzing the unique, real life connections people can make with each other - whether strangers, family, friends, customers, or coworkers. Comics are his favorite means of storytelling but he also has a fascination with modern and old time audio plays which has become another creative outlet he has been exploring recently.


WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO


I’m Cameron Callahan, an indie comic creator from Southern California. I started making comics in January of 2009 after having lost my job. A few months later I was running off copies of a 30+ page minicomic and spending the next few nights folding and stapling Scrambled Circuits #1 - a series of short stories about a robot named Primus and his attempts to connect with those around him. I’ve always loved comics but never thought I’d be able to make something of any value. It took the pressures of unemployment and a living situation change (among many other things at the time) to force me to really search for something to make me happy in this stressful time - And that’s when my love of reading comics turned into a love of making comics.

Since those days, though, I've discovered that I'm actually pretty okayish at tackling any creative thing I hastily decide I want to. I love old time radio and modern audio dramas - So I saved up money, rented out a conference room, and hired an actress friend and an audio/video friend, and I fucking did it. I'll do it again, too, and make more audio stories and then I'll make a new kind of art in the same way. Decide I want to do something, figure out what parts I can't do on my own, and find people to help me bring things to life.

WHAT BEING A PATRON MEANS

Becoming a Patron means making a monthly contribution towards the creation of independent comics and prose publications. The main publication this goes towards is my new fiction anthology magazine, BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS.

The first print issue is about to ship. The current target is to release an annual print issue of loosely themed prose and comics stories.

In between these annual print issues I want to release monthly stories, separate from the print issues.

I'm paying every contributor - prose authors, prose illustrators, comic writers and artists - out of my own pocket to give these stories I love a home - and I want to invite everyone to come in and read them. 

CURRENT PROJECTS

+++ BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS: Currently taking preorders, shipping in a couple months. Grab the comics/prose anthology magazine and some awesome shirts over here: Built From Human Parts Preorder page.

BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS is an anthology magazine that explores various aspects of humanity through the lens of the modern or near modern world - stories firmly grounded in reality even if that particular reality is one that is still up and coming. VOLUME ONE: PURPOSE & CONSEQUENCE features tales of people struggling to find their purpose in the present, people dealing with the consequences of their pasts, and people preparing for an unexpected future. The stories vary wildly from very down to earth and grounded stories to very bizarre science fiction tales.

In between the annual, loosely themed print issues will see other monthly prose and comic stories released here and on the Built From Human Parts website. Patreon supporters at the $7/mo level will get the stories a month in advance of their online release. These will be separate stories, not appearing in the numbered print volumes, though they may get a home in a printed magazine in the future.

VOLUME II: RITUALS & DEVICES is in the submission stage and hopefully available early 2019.
VOLUME III: WARRIORS & WANDERERS in 2020.
VOLUME IV: BURDENS & GRUDGES in 2021.

+++ SCRAMBLED CIRCUITS: Since 2009 I have written the comic Scrambled Circuits. It's been talked about on some podcasts and I was called an "artist to watch" on The Comics Journal website! Scrambled Circuits stars the robot Primus in his journey to try to more closely connect with those around him: Friends, family, coworkers, strangers. It features anecdotes from his life focusing on nurturing creative impulses, reconciling differences with family, and the difficulty of a life of isolation.

I'm going through and working on the next Scrambled Circuits book. This one is a little different, as it will be the first large collection of these stories I'm writing intentionally to be read as a paperback book, and not a collection of independently created comics. 


+++ EGODEATH - AN IMMENSELY FICTIONAL WEBCOMIC: I'm not a visual artist. I imagine want I want to create then I learn as much as I can about the different parts that I'm not able to do, then I find people that can do those parts and work 65 hours a week so I can pay them to do those parts for me. EGODEATH is a quick and thoughtless exercise that has a very specific purpose: Get shit out of my head and do some quick doodling. Posted as they are done on my Instagram, then here and other places in a more paced manner. These are currently doodled exclusively on a reMarkable Paper tablet. You probably don't want to read these. 

Rewards
WEBCOMICS & PROCESS
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support!


* Webcomic pages before anyone else and select progress posts.


DIGITAL REWARDS
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your support!


* Webcomic pages before anyone else and select progress posts.


* Access to a page of digital comics and other PDF downloads, updated regularly.

BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS
$7 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support!


* Webcomic pages before anyone else and select progress posts.


* One month early access to the Built From Human Parts collection of exclusive short stories and comics, with new ones released every month.


 * An exclusive, unlimited use coupon code for the animalcracker.art online store. Want a Scrambled Circuits shirt? How about a hand painted mug or plate? A paperback comic? Save a few bucks while you get it!


* Read access to the Discord channels where story and artwork is discussed and shared between collaborators and a separate Patreon Supporter channel. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$10 of $60 per month
At $60 a month, a good chunk of my creative based monthly expenses are covered. This lets me save up money quicker to fund projects.
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Cameron Callahan has been making comics since 2009 when he started drawing the slice-of-life comic SCRAMBLED CIRCUITS, which he successfully Kickstarted into a paperback collection in 2016. He likes to tell stories with a focus on analyzing the unique, real life connections people can make with each other - whether strangers, family, friends, customers, or coworkers. Comics are his favorite means of storytelling but he also has a fascination with modern and old time audio plays which has become another creative outlet he has been exploring recently.


WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO


I’m Cameron Callahan, an indie comic creator from Southern California. I started making comics in January of 2009 after having lost my job. A few months later I was running off copies of a 30+ page minicomic and spending the next few nights folding and stapling Scrambled Circuits #1 - a series of short stories about a robot named Primus and his attempts to connect with those around him. I’ve always loved comics but never thought I’d be able to make something of any value. It took the pressures of unemployment and a living situation change (among many other things at the time) to force me to really search for something to make me happy in this stressful time - And that’s when my love of reading comics turned into a love of making comics.

Since those days, though, I've discovered that I'm actually pretty okayish at tackling any creative thing I hastily decide I want to. I love old time radio and modern audio dramas - So I saved up money, rented out a conference room, and hired an actress friend and an audio/video friend, and I fucking did it. I'll do it again, too, and make more audio stories and then I'll make a new kind of art in the same way. Decide I want to do something, figure out what parts I can't do on my own, and find people to help me bring things to life.

WHAT BEING A PATRON MEANS

Becoming a Patron means making a monthly contribution towards the creation of independent comics and prose publications. The main publication this goes towards is my new fiction anthology magazine, BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS.

The first print issue is about to ship. The current target is to release an annual print issue of loosely themed prose and comics stories.

In between these annual print issues I want to release monthly stories, separate from the print issues.

I'm paying every contributor - prose authors, prose illustrators, comic writers and artists - out of my own pocket to give these stories I love a home - and I want to invite everyone to come in and read them. 

CURRENT PROJECTS

+++ BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS: Currently taking preorders, shipping in a couple months. Grab the comics/prose anthology magazine and some awesome shirts over here: Built From Human Parts Preorder page.

BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS is an anthology magazine that explores various aspects of humanity through the lens of the modern or near modern world - stories firmly grounded in reality even if that particular reality is one that is still up and coming. VOLUME ONE: PURPOSE & CONSEQUENCE features tales of people struggling to find their purpose in the present, people dealing with the consequences of their pasts, and people preparing for an unexpected future. The stories vary wildly from very down to earth and grounded stories to very bizarre science fiction tales.

In between the annual, loosely themed print issues will see other monthly prose and comic stories released here and on the Built From Human Parts website. Patreon supporters at the $7/mo level will get the stories a month in advance of their online release. These will be separate stories, not appearing in the numbered print volumes, though they may get a home in a printed magazine in the future.

VOLUME II: RITUALS & DEVICES is in the submission stage and hopefully available early 2019.
VOLUME III: WARRIORS & WANDERERS in 2020.
VOLUME IV: BURDENS & GRUDGES in 2021.

+++ SCRAMBLED CIRCUITS: Since 2009 I have written the comic Scrambled Circuits. It's been talked about on some podcasts and I was called an "artist to watch" on The Comics Journal website! Scrambled Circuits stars the robot Primus in his journey to try to more closely connect with those around him: Friends, family, coworkers, strangers. It features anecdotes from his life focusing on nurturing creative impulses, reconciling differences with family, and the difficulty of a life of isolation.

I'm going through and working on the next Scrambled Circuits book. This one is a little different, as it will be the first large collection of these stories I'm writing intentionally to be read as a paperback book, and not a collection of independently created comics. 


+++ EGODEATH - AN IMMENSELY FICTIONAL WEBCOMIC: I'm not a visual artist. I imagine want I want to create then I learn as much as I can about the different parts that I'm not able to do, then I find people that can do those parts and work 65 hours a week so I can pay them to do those parts for me. EGODEATH is a quick and thoughtless exercise that has a very specific purpose: Get shit out of my head and do some quick doodling. Posted as they are done on my Instagram, then here and other places in a more paced manner. These are currently doodled exclusively on a reMarkable Paper tablet. You probably don't want to read these. 

Recent posts by Cameron Callahan

Rewards
WEBCOMICS & PROCESS
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support!


* Webcomic pages before anyone else and select progress posts.


DIGITAL REWARDS
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your support!


* Webcomic pages before anyone else and select progress posts.


* Access to a page of digital comics and other PDF downloads, updated regularly.

BUILT FROM HUMAN PARTS
$7 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support!


* Webcomic pages before anyone else and select progress posts.


* One month early access to the Built From Human Parts collection of exclusive short stories and comics, with new ones released every month.


 * An exclusive, unlimited use coupon code for the animalcracker.art online store. Want a Scrambled Circuits shirt? How about a hand painted mug or plate? A paperback comic? Save a few bucks while you get it!


* Read access to the Discord channels where story and artwork is discussed and shared between collaborators and a separate Patreon Supporter channel. 

Includes Discord rewards