Jesse Hedman

is creating AFC Comics

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My entry level tier to all things AFC Comics.
At $3 a month, its less than the cost of buying one of my books (or, hell, a cup of coffee) yet it gets me a step closer towards paying my rent and gives you access to hundreds of pages of comics!

  • A personal thank you message for joining my patreon!
  • Download "A Crappy Collection Volumes 1 - 3" (over 300 pages of comics!)
  • Download "100 Days: A Stream of Consciousness Graphic Novel" (CONTENT WARNING: this book describes personal traumatic experiences)
  • Download a Patreon exclusive coloring book "Soon May The Wellerman Come"
  • Read 31 Inktober daily comic pages!
  • Read "Too High To Die", a 10 page Koffee and Marijuana Cig comic
  • Early Access to new comics before I publish anywhere else!
  • Weekly posts!
  • Monthly giveaways!
  • Patron shout-out on my social media posts!

AFC Comics Deluxe Fan

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$10
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AFC Comics Deluxe Fan is all about rewards!
Not only do you get all the same content as the previous tier but you also get unique gifts each month as a way for me to say thank you for being such a big fan! These gifts can be anything from stickers and/or buttons to art prints or patches and will be sent out in the first week of each month.
But that's not all!
For your first month you will receive a bonus gift: a one of a kind signed 3" x 5" sketch! 
  • One Exclusive signed 3" x 5" sketch sent to you via usps!
  • Monthly gifts sent to you in the mail (examples: stickers, buttons, sketches, patches, etc)
  • A personal thank you message for joining my patreon!
  • Download "A Crappy Collection Volumes 1 - 3" (over 300 pages of comics!)
  • Download "100 Days: A Stream of Consciousness Graphic Novel" (CONTENT WARNING: this book describes personal traumatic experiences)
  • Download a Patreon exclusive coloring book "Soon May The Wellerman Come"
  • Read 31 Inktober daily comic pages!
  • Read "Too High To Die", a 10 page Koffee and Marijuana Cig comic
  • Early Access to new comics before I publish anywhere else!
  • Weekly posts!
  • Patron shout-out on my social media posts!

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$39

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About Jesse Hedman

Welcome all to my Patreon page!

My name is Jesse and I've been making comics since 2014 under the moniker AFC Comics.

Instead of focusing on superheroes or any other form of escapist fantasy, I tend to make comics that focus more on what it means to be an artist, struggles with self identity, and sometimes just pure rants on the plagues of society through the perspective of a sentient pot of coffee and  joint. Odds are if you're here you're familiar with something I've done, but feel free to scroll down to see examples of my work!
My greatest inspirations are the artists and writers of comics and cartoons in the 90s. The bright colors, the absurdist humor, the constant anti corporate sentiment; these elements shaped my understanding of art as a kid and I've worked hard to apply everything I've learned to my comics today. Here's a quote from fellow comic artist Lance Ward,
"Jesse Hedman draws comics like a desperate man clinging to the hood of a flaming Cadillac on it’s way to a rave. Vivid and raw; now and then. A triumph."

So what is patreon?

Patreon is a subscription service similar to video streaming sites like Netflix with a key difference of any money you pay goes to a working content creator instead of a giant corporation. Each patreon is unique because each content creator is unique, so instead of speaking in broad strokes, let's look at what makes my patreon so special and why you should join up!

Well for starters, by signing up for any of my tiers you get access to:
  • A Crappy Collection Volumes 1 - 3 (over 300 pages of comics from my first 3 years of being a cartoonist)
  • 31 pages of Inktober comics
  • 100 Days (a stream of consciousness graphic novel where I wrote and drew 1 page every day for one hundred days) // CONTENT WARNING: this book contains personal traumatic stories with triggering language.
  • A print ready coloring book sing a long of Soon May The Wellerman Come
  • New comics as I release them, and believe me, I release a lot of them!
  • Exclusive to Patreon: additional panels and alternate endings of my new weekly Instagram 4 panel series Almost Funny Comics (follow me @afccomics)
  • Other art stuff I'm up too like sketches, commissions, and upcoming merch designs! 
That's a lot of value!


But that's not all folx!
Because in addition to all that goodness mentioned above I also use patreon as a blog. Meaning that from time to time I post behind the scenes stuff like Works in Progress, polls, giveaways, as well as vent frustrations and express joys of my day to day shuffle. I'm pretty open about the tools I use, my process, how to navigate the comic industry, etc; and I want this patreon to be a chance to dialogue with other artists and emerging voices in ways I didn't have coming up.

Now you're probably wondering where your money goes...
As simple as it sounds, patreon is how I'd like to pay rent each month. I know artists usually dream of loftier goals, but ever since my partner and I's restaurant closed in November of 2020 I have been trying to make a career of these comics (something that was an addictive hobby before). While I'm not there yet, I've learned a lot in my first 8 months of using patreon and I'm now more confident in my ability to keep great content coming y'alls way for years to come! 

Last but not least, let's talk about rewards!
While all my members get access to the content mentioned above, each month for members of my Deluxe Fan and Super Fan tiers I send out unique gifts to show my thanks. In the past I've sent out stickers, buttons, patches and for my 6 month milestone I sent out an exclusive art print! One new thing I'm doing is all first time patrons at my Deluxe or Super tier will get an exclusive signed one-of-a-kind sketch in that first month of being a member as an extra show of gratitude.* 

And hey, I know not everyone can afford to pay an $10 a month right now on comics and I totally get that. That's why going forward each month I will select someone at random from my AFC Comics Fan tier ($3), and this person will receive whatever fun gift thing I'm sending out that month! It really makes me happy being able to do this, especially after the last year+ that we all just went through. 

Well so that's it!
That's my whole argument for why you should join my Patreon! Honestly y'all, this is the closest I've been to making art my full time job. It's all I want when I wake up in the morning, and all I talk about in the wee hours of the night (just ask anyone who knows me). I've been broken down so many times into thinking that life is not obtainable for someone like me, by not only the industry but also my heroes, my family and friends. Its my life mission to prove that I can but I sincerely need your help to do that. If you're still reading this and haven't joined, please reconsider. How many times a day do you get an opportunity to make someone's dreams come true? 
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*: only for people in the US as mailing anywhere else is too expensive right now. I hope to find a solution to this in the future.







Goals
$38.70 of $725 per month
When I reach $725 I'll be able to pay rent!
With less financial burdens I'll be able to make more patreon exclusive content including:
  • Another coloring book!
  • An exclusive 10 page comic about how much I love and appreciate y'all!
  • A video celebration for hitting my goal!

It may seem like a silly small goal, but if I can get enough of y'alls support I know we can hit that number!

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 90 exclusive posts
255
Images
5
Links
10
Writings
2
Videos

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