Charlatan Court is creating Ankh, a diverse cyberpunk comic series
10
patrons
$61
per month


Set in the lawless wastes of solar flare decimated, dystopian Egypt, Ankh follows the adventures of Salatis Badru, the disgraced Commander of the Jeweled Scarabs, elite soldiers tasked with protecting the royal family. Accused of adultery and framed for the murder of Giza’s beloved Queen, he is fated for execution by public evisceration. By the grace of the Gods or cynical luck, Salatis’ fate entangles with that of Rami, a teenage
cyber-terrorist burdened with completing a legacy that may grant freedom to the oppressed of Giza and perhaps, all of feudal Neo-Egypt. Will this unlikely duo be able to unravel the insidious conspiracies of Giza’s crown or be consumed by the demons of their troubled pasts?

Phase 1 Releases for "Class-L Travel Permit Chip" ($1) and up this September!

Ankh is an independent, original web comic drawn by and written by Charlatan Court's  KMLessard, Alister Rynd, and Matthew Scott. The project features an ethnically diverse cast of gritty, relatable characters framed in a charged societal/socio-political criticism centering on the socially relevant themes of ever-escalating government control, corruption of market and law, classicism, and the importance of perspective. Ankh is modeled as an adult, cynical comedy and action American-style comic with the intention of a long-term narrative.

Hi, I'm Kat! And I want to personally thank you for considering supporting Ankh. This story is our passion. For Alister, Matt, and I, our writing is everything. It is the foundation on which our friendship was built upon. Authenticity of expression and quality are our top priority in this project, it is for this reason we have opted to self publish and release here, through Patreon, to preserve the work from unwanted editing or censorship by the industry.

With your subscription to our bi-monthly online issue, you're supporting an independent, home grown comic. Our team is only two-man strong, including myself. Alister, Matt, and I write, draw, and publish from our apartment in Tampa, Florida. Our greatest disadvantage is budget for outsourced labour to streamline our turnover; a background artist, 3D modelling services, website building and maintenance, adverstising, etc. With your help, we will be able to focus on what matters most, art and story.

Your kind contributions will help us better our quality of product, hire on the staff necessary to maximize our productivity through co-artistry, 3d modeling, web design, and future animation, create the opportunity to offer our fan base print graphic novels, art prints, and other merchandise, and allow us the financial freedom to commit even more of our time to this project.

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our project!

"Kat"

KMLessard of Charlatan Court
Tiers
Class-L Travel Permit Chip
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
"Class-L Travel Permit Chip" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Class-L Travel Permit Chip also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our webcomic.

Citizen of Giza
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
"Citizen of Giza" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Citizens of Giza also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. 


Citizens of Giza will also receive a unique Ankh button and vinyl their first month!

Economy Oasis Apartments Tenant
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
"Economy Oasis Apartments Tenant"  users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


 Economy Oasis Apartments Tenants also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription. 


Tenants will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker!

Blue Gang Arms Dealer
$20 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Become an official business sponsor of Ankh!


Join as a "Blue Gang Arms Dealer" to have your business promoted in a customized /quarter page ad/ in digital issues of Ankh while they maintain this tier subscription! You business will be listed as an OFFICIAL SPONSOR will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription. Limited Availability!


"Blue Gang Arms Dealer" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases

Nekhbet Precinct Ganglord
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
"Nekhbet Precinct Ganglord" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Ganglords also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription.  


Ganglords will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness will be rendered in the background of an official chapter of Ankh.

Jeweled Scarab
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
"Jeweled Scarab" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Scarabs also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription.


Scarabs will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness will be rendered as a speaking role in an official chapter of Ankh.

Pharoah of Neo-Egypt
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
"Pharoah of Neo-Egypt" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Pharoahs also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription.


Pharoahs  will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness immortalized as reoccurring minor character in at least five official chapter of Ankh.

God of Neo-Egypt
$250 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
"God of Neo-Egypt" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Gods also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription. 


Gods will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness immortalized as reoccurring minor character in at least five official chapter of Ankh.


Gods will also have the opportunity to participate in chats with creators to influence the creative process and help pick topics for Citizen Polling to influence the plot line.

Goals
$61 of $70 per month
Creating A Website

Establishing a website with our own domain for this project is a longtime dream. Currently we operate out of Facebook and Instagram with sort of awkward inconsistency. 

At $70 per month, not only will our Adobe Creative Cloud costs be covered but also the cost of hiring a web designer to craft the kind of website we would like, hosting fees, and other costs as a part of

If we can reach this goal, we can begin to host the webcomic for FREE on our website with a four chapter delay, Patreon Patrons maintaining first access to new chapters and materials as a part of their benefits. This will make our work more accessible for those who are new to Ankh and want to see what its about without hurting our Patreon base. "Blue Gang Arms Dealers" will also benefit from being feature website ads in addition to issues.
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Set in the lawless wastes of solar flare decimated, dystopian Egypt, Ankh follows the adventures of Salatis Badru, the disgraced Commander of the Jeweled Scarabs, elite soldiers tasked with protecting the royal family. Accused of adultery and framed for the murder of Giza’s beloved Queen, he is fated for execution by public evisceration. By the grace of the Gods or cynical luck, Salatis’ fate entangles with that of Rami, a teenage
cyber-terrorist burdened with completing a legacy that may grant freedom to the oppressed of Giza and perhaps, all of feudal Neo-Egypt. Will this unlikely duo be able to unravel the insidious conspiracies of Giza’s crown or be consumed by the demons of their troubled pasts?

Phase 1 Releases for "Class-L Travel Permit Chip" ($1) and up this September!

Ankh is an independent, original web comic drawn by and written by Charlatan Court's  KMLessard, Alister Rynd, and Matthew Scott. The project features an ethnically diverse cast of gritty, relatable characters framed in a charged societal/socio-political criticism centering on the socially relevant themes of ever-escalating government control, corruption of market and law, classicism, and the importance of perspective. Ankh is modeled as an adult, cynical comedy and action American-style comic with the intention of a long-term narrative.

Hi, I'm Kat! And I want to personally thank you for considering supporting Ankh. This story is our passion. For Alister, Matt, and I, our writing is everything. It is the foundation on which our friendship was built upon. Authenticity of expression and quality are our top priority in this project, it is for this reason we have opted to self publish and release here, through Patreon, to preserve the work from unwanted editing or censorship by the industry.

With your subscription to our bi-monthly online issue, you're supporting an independent, home grown comic. Our team is only two-man strong, including myself. Alister, Matt, and I write, draw, and publish from our apartment in Tampa, Florida. Our greatest disadvantage is budget for outsourced labour to streamline our turnover; a background artist, 3D modelling services, website building and maintenance, adverstising, etc. With your help, we will be able to focus on what matters most, art and story.

Your kind contributions will help us better our quality of product, hire on the staff necessary to maximize our productivity through co-artistry, 3d modeling, web design, and future animation, create the opportunity to offer our fan base print graphic novels, art prints, and other merchandise, and allow us the financial freedom to commit even more of our time to this project.

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our project!

"Kat"

KMLessard of Charlatan Court

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Tiers
Class-L Travel Permit Chip
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
"Class-L Travel Permit Chip" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Class-L Travel Permit Chip also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our webcomic.

Citizen of Giza
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
"Citizen of Giza" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Citizens of Giza also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. 


Citizens of Giza will also receive a unique Ankh button and vinyl their first month!

Economy Oasis Apartments Tenant
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
"Economy Oasis Apartments Tenant"  users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


 Economy Oasis Apartments Tenants also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription. 


Tenants will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker!

Blue Gang Arms Dealer
$20 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Become an official business sponsor of Ankh!


Join as a "Blue Gang Arms Dealer" to have your business promoted in a customized /quarter page ad/ in digital issues of Ankh while they maintain this tier subscription! You business will be listed as an OFFICIAL SPONSOR will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription. Limited Availability!


"Blue Gang Arms Dealer" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases

Nekhbet Precinct Ganglord
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
"Nekhbet Precinct Ganglord" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Ganglords also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription.  


Ganglords will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness will be rendered in the background of an official chapter of Ankh.

Jeweled Scarab
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
"Jeweled Scarab" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Scarabs also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription.


Scarabs will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness will be rendered as a speaking role in an official chapter of Ankh.

Pharoah of Neo-Egypt
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
"Pharoah of Neo-Egypt" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Pharoahs also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription.


Pharoahs  will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness immortalized as reoccurring minor character in at least five official chapter of Ankh.

God of Neo-Egypt
$250 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
"God of Neo-Egypt" users are granted access to:

-the base level bi-monthly chapter release

-all production updates including early concept and author's notes

-digital art releases


Gods also have the opportunity to participate in what we call Citizen Polling, Patron-only polls meant to gather reader feedback and shape our web comic. The user's name will listed in the acknowledgements section of every chapter released while they maintain this tier subscription. 


Gods will be sent a limited edition personalized, signed print, a thank you letter from our crew and an Ankh vinyl sticker! A character in their likeness immortalized as reoccurring minor character in at least five official chapter of Ankh.


Gods will also have the opportunity to participate in chats with creators to influence the creative process and help pick topics for Citizen Polling to influence the plot line.