Angela is creating historical comics, stories, and a bad caffeine habit.
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patrons

$46
per month
Welcome to my Patreon!

I'm a jack of all trades, basically. I've embedded myself deep into popular culture now for about 20 years. I'm a cosplayer/costumer, artist, writer, and creator, and a Navy wife. I recently completed my MA in history, and I'm in the process of applying my degree to the field. I feel that keeping history in the realm of prose and graphic fiction, is a way to continue a support of both the liberal and fine arts, and instill a passion for the subject for future generations, despite cuts to education.

In lieu of academic releases that I'm currently working on, including some research on cotton cultivation in Medieval Anatolia (riveting, I know), I am finally completing the sequel to my first book, Of Summer and Winter, now that my education is complete. I'm also working with a friend of mine, Richard Lockett, on creating a new online comic by the name of Lucid, (more on that later!), and, more excitedly, drafting the beginning plans to transform the Alexiad by Anna Komnene into a series of floppies and graphic novels based on events within the book. Some preliminary artwork of that has already been done. 

The biggest hurdle I have right now is that I am magnficently underemployed, as silly as that sounds. And while employment is within grasp, the US Navy currently has other plans for my husband and I, which is making it difficult for us to put down real roots so I can obtain proper employment in my field. A museum professional is not  a "portable career" according to the Department of Defense standard, therefore, finding support for employment is difficult while we're going to be bounced from port to port for the next few years. This wasn't our choice, this is a result of the needs of the Navy, and is entirely out of my husband's control. While we aren't starving, or really in desperate need of money, it has put a minor financial burden on us while my student loans have gone into repayment, and I've started a rigorous post-graduate certificate at one of the local universities that I have to pay out of pocket for, but is necessary to ensure I stay qualified when I can finally get my foot in the door at a museum.

The pledges from this page will be providing me wiggle room financially to ensure that these projects, and more, can be completed. The sequel to my book had a successful Kickstarter campaign, and those funds are being directly used to support that project, this is just a way to make sure my supplies are paid for, and my tech stays operational, while  we wait on orders for the next big adventure. 

But in reality, you'll probably just be supporting my coffee habit.
Tiers
Just put in on my Starbucks card.
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content, including lo-res artwork, and syndicated stories.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Download Diva!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg) of digital or scanned art, protected by a small watermark.
  • Nifty process of videos of current projects.
  • Plus all previous rewards
PDF Procurer.
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
  • In addition to downloadable prints, this includes PDF samples of exclusive drafts for both graphic novel and prose content before general release.
  • Academic releases will also be available.
  • Special behind-the-scenes posts involving the creative process of my art and writing.
  • All other rewards.
Spit and polisher.
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Early downloads of all FINISHED releases, in addition to the drafts.
  • Academic Releases will also be available!
  • Your name in the credits of my page.
  • A chance to provide feedback and constructive criticism through Google Docs. (Still tweaking this.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Tangible Good-doer.
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Hard copies of all releases shipped to your door, plus all digital content.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art Collector!
$55 or more per month 0 patrons
  • An original print from my stash every month, free access to my first novel, "Of Summer and Winter" via multiple digital platforms.
  • All other previous rewards.
Why are you giving me this much money a month?
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You may as well show up in San Diego and let me cook you dinner.
  • Plus everything else.
Goals
$46 of $500 per month
When I hit $500 a month, I'll be able to pay off the financing of my large-format scanner, get much needed organizational tools for my studio, and start working toward saving for a larger digital pen display.
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Welcome to my Patreon!

I'm a jack of all trades, basically. I've embedded myself deep into popular culture now for about 20 years. I'm a cosplayer/costumer, artist, writer, and creator, and a Navy wife. I recently completed my MA in history, and I'm in the process of applying my degree to the field. I feel that keeping history in the realm of prose and graphic fiction, is a way to continue a support of both the liberal and fine arts, and instill a passion for the subject for future generations, despite cuts to education.

In lieu of academic releases that I'm currently working on, including some research on cotton cultivation in Medieval Anatolia (riveting, I know), I am finally completing the sequel to my first book, Of Summer and Winter, now that my education is complete. I'm also working with a friend of mine, Richard Lockett, on creating a new online comic by the name of Lucid, (more on that later!), and, more excitedly, drafting the beginning plans to transform the Alexiad by Anna Komnene into a series of floppies and graphic novels based on events within the book. Some preliminary artwork of that has already been done. 

The biggest hurdle I have right now is that I am magnficently underemployed, as silly as that sounds. And while employment is within grasp, the US Navy currently has other plans for my husband and I, which is making it difficult for us to put down real roots so I can obtain proper employment in my field. A museum professional is not  a "portable career" according to the Department of Defense standard, therefore, finding support for employment is difficult while we're going to be bounced from port to port for the next few years. This wasn't our choice, this is a result of the needs of the Navy, and is entirely out of my husband's control. While we aren't starving, or really in desperate need of money, it has put a minor financial burden on us while my student loans have gone into repayment, and I've started a rigorous post-graduate certificate at one of the local universities that I have to pay out of pocket for, but is necessary to ensure I stay qualified when I can finally get my foot in the door at a museum.

The pledges from this page will be providing me wiggle room financially to ensure that these projects, and more, can be completed. The sequel to my book had a successful Kickstarter campaign, and those funds are being directly used to support that project, this is just a way to make sure my supplies are paid for, and my tech stays operational, while  we wait on orders for the next big adventure. 

But in reality, you'll probably just be supporting my coffee habit.

Recent posts by Angela

Tiers
Just put in on my Starbucks card.
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content, including lo-res artwork, and syndicated stories.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Download Diva!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg) of digital or scanned art, protected by a small watermark.
  • Nifty process of videos of current projects.
  • Plus all previous rewards
PDF Procurer.
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
  • In addition to downloadable prints, this includes PDF samples of exclusive drafts for both graphic novel and prose content before general release.
  • Academic releases will also be available.
  • Special behind-the-scenes posts involving the creative process of my art and writing.
  • All other rewards.
Spit and polisher.
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Early downloads of all FINISHED releases, in addition to the drafts.
  • Academic Releases will also be available!
  • Your name in the credits of my page.
  • A chance to provide feedback and constructive criticism through Google Docs. (Still tweaking this.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Tangible Good-doer.
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Hard copies of all releases shipped to your door, plus all digital content.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Art Collector!
$55 or more per month 0 patrons
  • An original print from my stash every month, free access to my first novel, "Of Summer and Winter" via multiple digital platforms.
  • All other previous rewards.
Why are you giving me this much money a month?
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You may as well show up in San Diego and let me cook you dinner.
  • Plus everything else.