Alex is creating the novel Facsimile
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My name is Alex de Campi. I am an Eisner-nominated, New York Times-reviewed graphic novellist and comics writer. (I also make music videos, but not often.) You can check out my comics work here, and I've just had my Simon & Schuster graphic novel Bad Girls announced. 

I'm also a single mom, who lives in NYC, and takes care of her own mother, who's no longer able to manage her own affairs. It's a lot. I cope, but there's never enough money or time. 

This is the year I break out of comics (and out of debt), and I want you to help me with that. 

This Patreon is to support / encourage me to finish my first prose novel, Facsimile. I'll be serialising chapters to backers as I go, as well as sending you other electronic, readable goodies. 

Facsimile is a story I've been working on so long that at this point it feels more like an exorcism than a writing project. I've filled moleskines with notes for it. I feel like I know these characters better than I know myself. But the pressure of financial survival means that I'm forced to dart from project to project, nailing those invoices, and the spec work often takes a back seat. Your help, encouragement, and financial contributions enable me to spend more time on this, my passion project.

What is Facsimile about? The concise version: a girl, a robot, and an actor, and their struggles with identity and survival. The handwavey version: it's about fandom, the uniting and destroying power of social media, fame, identity, depression, and the weird things that a life in the creative arts does to your head. Parts of it are explicit. Parts of it will probably creep you out. This is deliberate. But it's also an incredibly sentimental book, and it'll end up being a thriller, because apparently everything I write turns into a thriller without even my conscious say-so.

Chapters should be published monthly. The first 23,000 words are already written and out to backers. New backers will get the link to the book from the beginning, so fret not if you come in late to this. The book is going to be a behemoth, a big, sprawling epic that if it comes in under 140,000 I will be very surprised.

If you want to talk to me on social media, I'm on tumblrtwitterinstagram and facebook

If you don't want to give me money every month, you can throw me some change on ko-fi.

Tiers
Jane
$2 or more per month 52 patrons
I'm a bit of a socialist and don't want to discriminate based on people's ability to give. The main reward here is a link to my novel in progress, with a new chapter every month. That's what you get. Give what you can.
Freddy
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
I'm a bit of a socialist and don't want to discriminate based on people's ability to give. The main reward here is a link to my novel in progress, with a new chapter every month. That's what you get. Give what you can.
Fax
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
I'm a bit of a socialist and don't want to discriminate based on people's ability to give. The main reward here is a link to my novel in progress, with a new chapter every month. That's what you get. Give what you can.
Goals
$268 of $500 per month
I could have an extra day of daycare for my daughter which means MORE WRITING. And she looooves her daycare.
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My name is Alex de Campi. I am an Eisner-nominated, New York Times-reviewed graphic novellist and comics writer. (I also make music videos, but not often.) You can check out my comics work here, and I've just had my Simon & Schuster graphic novel Bad Girls announced. 

I'm also a single mom, who lives in NYC, and takes care of her own mother, who's no longer able to manage her own affairs. It's a lot. I cope, but there's never enough money or time. 

This is the year I break out of comics (and out of debt), and I want you to help me with that. 

This Patreon is to support / encourage me to finish my first prose novel, Facsimile. I'll be serialising chapters to backers as I go, as well as sending you other electronic, readable goodies. 

Facsimile is a story I've been working on so long that at this point it feels more like an exorcism than a writing project. I've filled moleskines with notes for it. I feel like I know these characters better than I know myself. But the pressure of financial survival means that I'm forced to dart from project to project, nailing those invoices, and the spec work often takes a back seat. Your help, encouragement, and financial contributions enable me to spend more time on this, my passion project.

What is Facsimile about? The concise version: a girl, a robot, and an actor, and their struggles with identity and survival. The handwavey version: it's about fandom, the uniting and destroying power of social media, fame, identity, depression, and the weird things that a life in the creative arts does to your head. Parts of it are explicit. Parts of it will probably creep you out. This is deliberate. But it's also an incredibly sentimental book, and it'll end up being a thriller, because apparently everything I write turns into a thriller without even my conscious say-so.

Chapters should be published monthly. The first 23,000 words are already written and out to backers. New backers will get the link to the book from the beginning, so fret not if you come in late to this. The book is going to be a behemoth, a big, sprawling epic that if it comes in under 140,000 I will be very surprised.

If you want to talk to me on social media, I'm on tumblrtwitterinstagram and facebook

If you don't want to give me money every month, you can throw me some change on ko-fi.

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Tiers
Jane
$2 or more per month 52 patrons
I'm a bit of a socialist and don't want to discriminate based on people's ability to give. The main reward here is a link to my novel in progress, with a new chapter every month. That's what you get. Give what you can.
Freddy
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
I'm a bit of a socialist and don't want to discriminate based on people's ability to give. The main reward here is a link to my novel in progress, with a new chapter every month. That's what you get. Give what you can.
Fax
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
I'm a bit of a socialist and don't want to discriminate based on people's ability to give. The main reward here is a link to my novel in progress, with a new chapter every month. That's what you get. Give what you can.