Alakotila is creating Comics/ Illustration
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Hi! I'm Alakotila. I make sci-fi and fantasy comics with cute romances and adventure! All of my comics contain a predominantly queer cast. 

I've been focusing more and more on comics in the past seven years, with my primary comic Spidersilk. I brought a second comic into the picture last year, meant to be a shorter story that could be collected into a couple of volumes. That comic will be over by the end of 2018, but no worries -- I have another comic in development, and you can learn about it first here! 

Spidersilk
Desperate to find a new home, an ex-soldier falls in with a group of thieves. The thieves' working relationship with the city guard comes under fire when a threat from outside the wall appears, slowly pulling their delicate system of alliances apart.

Spidersilk was launched in 2011 and is now a part of the Ink Drop Collective. 



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FELL SWOOP:
On a routine mission, a medic and his team encounters a lone scavenger foraging in the ruins. After an attack on the mission party, the pair find themselves alone and drawn to each other, despite the masks they each wear.

Fell Swoop was launched in Pride Month (June!) of 2017, and is an exclusive comic with Start Faire. It can also be read on mirror sites, but patrons get the absolute first look at pages.



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COMING SOON! 

Patron-exclusive updates on a new webcomic!

Patrons will begin getting sneak peeks into this comic as I develop it beginning in June! If you're interested in comic development, then the $5 tier is for you. I will post a monthly WIP PDF in that tier on my concept work. Patrons will also be the first to read this comic!

Be the first to learn more about Falkner and crew as the story develops!





Comics take many, many... many hours. I freelance as an editor and have a low-paying part-time day job to help get by, but have struggled with picking up another job to replace my current day job. As such, your support has been an absolute lifesaver this past year! I have been able to create some really great Spidersilk extras with patron support and it helps me create more art with a little less stress, so I cannot thank you enough.

How does Patreon work? The rewards are developed and released constantly: Each month a PDF WIP will appear with images and a walk-through of work from the previous four weeks; one short story is added every month (I have unlocked one, and you can read it here!); early comic pages and the concept art PDFs are released sporadically, with at least one per month, though additional illustrations may appear; and one colored, inked sketch-dump (three+ images/ scenes per page) appears once a month.

At the highest current support, $7, you have access to ALL OF THAT each month! Many of these rewards are not released outside of Patreon, and if they are, you will receive this content first.

Patreon charges monthly, and my account draws this money at the beginning of the month. You can also set an amount so that you don't go over your Patreon budget!


✨ Thank you! ✨

(My work is generally rated teen, or about 14~16+, so please keep that in mind before showing it to younger readers!)
Tiers
Early Pages & Monthly Arts
$1 or more per month
- PDF WIP of work done in the past 4 weeks, including a walkthrough of at least one image!

- Early Spidersilk pages (one week ahead of site)

Short Stories
$3 or more per month
- Spidersilk Short Stories! (Roughly 1,500 words) + story illustration. These aren't available ANYWHERE else yet!


- As well as Spidersilk WIPs & sketches from $1 tier

Secondary Comic Support
$5 or more per month
- Earliest access for Fell Swoop AND Sunlit Silence pages!

- Concept art and/or bonus art illustrations for both!

- As well as the Spidersilk short stories and sketches from $3 and $1 tiers!

I ship it
$7 or more per month
- Cute, romantic Spidersilk ship drawings! (Three images per page, minimal color. Very occasionally slightly NSFW)


- As well as the Spidersilk short stories and WIPs in $3 and $1 tiers, and the Fell Swoop concept art/ early pages in $5

Goals
43% complete
Double updates for Spidersilk! I recently celebrated the IDC anniversary in May with double updates -- we can see that again if we reach this goal!
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Hi! I'm Alakotila. I make sci-fi and fantasy comics with cute romances and adventure! All of my comics contain a predominantly queer cast. 

I've been focusing more and more on comics in the past seven years, with my primary comic Spidersilk. I brought a second comic into the picture last year, meant to be a shorter story that could be collected into a couple of volumes. That comic will be over by the end of 2018, but no worries -- I have another comic in development, and you can learn about it first here! 

Spidersilk
Desperate to find a new home, an ex-soldier falls in with a group of thieves. The thieves' working relationship with the city guard comes under fire when a threat from outside the wall appears, slowly pulling their delicate system of alliances apart.

Spidersilk was launched in 2011 and is now a part of the Ink Drop Collective. 



Partial Page:


FELL SWOOP:
On a routine mission, a medic and his team encounters a lone scavenger foraging in the ruins. After an attack on the mission party, the pair find themselves alone and drawn to each other, despite the masks they each wear.

Fell Swoop was launched in Pride Month (June!) of 2017, and is an exclusive comic with Start Faire. It can also be read on mirror sites, but patrons get the absolute first look at pages.



Partial Page:



COMING SOON! 

Patron-exclusive updates on a new webcomic!

Patrons will begin getting sneak peeks into this comic as I develop it beginning in June! If you're interested in comic development, then the $5 tier is for you. I will post a monthly WIP PDF in that tier on my concept work. Patrons will also be the first to read this comic!

Be the first to learn more about Falkner and crew as the story develops!





Comics take many, many... many hours. I freelance as an editor and have a low-paying part-time day job to help get by, but have struggled with picking up another job to replace my current day job. As such, your support has been an absolute lifesaver this past year! I have been able to create some really great Spidersilk extras with patron support and it helps me create more art with a little less stress, so I cannot thank you enough.

How does Patreon work? The rewards are developed and released constantly: Each month a PDF WIP will appear with images and a walk-through of work from the previous four weeks; one short story is added every month (I have unlocked one, and you can read it here!); early comic pages and the concept art PDFs are released sporadically, with at least one per month, though additional illustrations may appear; and one colored, inked sketch-dump (three+ images/ scenes per page) appears once a month.

At the highest current support, $7, you have access to ALL OF THAT each month! Many of these rewards are not released outside of Patreon, and if they are, you will receive this content first.

Patreon charges monthly, and my account draws this money at the beginning of the month. You can also set an amount so that you don't go over your Patreon budget!


✨ Thank you! ✨

(My work is generally rated teen, or about 14~16+, so please keep that in mind before showing it to younger readers!)

Recent posts by Alakotila

Tiers
Early Pages & Monthly Arts
$1 or more per month
- PDF WIP of work done in the past 4 weeks, including a walkthrough of at least one image!

- Early Spidersilk pages (one week ahead of site)

Short Stories
$3 or more per month
- Spidersilk Short Stories! (Roughly 1,500 words) + story illustration. These aren't available ANYWHERE else yet!


- As well as Spidersilk WIPs & sketches from $1 tier

Secondary Comic Support
$5 or more per month
- Earliest access for Fell Swoop AND Sunlit Silence pages!

- Concept art and/or bonus art illustrations for both!

- As well as the Spidersilk short stories and sketches from $3 and $1 tiers!

I ship it
$7 or more per month
- Cute, romantic Spidersilk ship drawings! (Three images per page, minimal color. Very occasionally slightly NSFW)


- As well as the Spidersilk short stories and WIPs in $3 and $1 tiers, and the Fell Swoop concept art/ early pages in $5