areyoshi is creating webcomics
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patrons

My name is Lexie. I'm a "graphic illustrator" and "sequential artist." This means that I draw pictures and comic books! It's the kind of job I've worked towards my entire life, and I love being able to call it a career.

My goal is to promote change in the comic book industry for the sake of LGBTQIA youth. Diversity in modern media is important, be it race, sexuality, or gender driven. As a non-binary individual (they/them, please,) I want to create worlds where readers feel welcome as themselves.

FACT: I am from Pennsylvania.
FACT: I have a gross Persian cat named Albus.
FACT...? Putting cotton balls in the toes of someone's shoes makes them think their shoes are suddenly too small.

What is "areyoshi"?
are*eh*yo*she

areyoshi is me, myself, and I. The name is intentionally all lowercase as a reference to bell hooks. I use areyoshi as my pen name for works of fiction and as a username for most social media situations. You may sometimes see others refer to me as "apricot," which is just as acceptable!

What your patronage means:

I work for myself, for the most part, although I do take on client jobs when necessary to supplement my income when comics just aren't cutting it. I'm very lucky to have a significant other who acts as my main 'sponsor' so that I can do what I love, but at the end of the day there is still the cost of living; I have monthly medical fees, the cat needs fed, bills need paid. Your patronage helps me live my life without having to take on as much client work, therefore freeing me up to spend more time developing comics.

-areyoshi


Rewards
peach
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much!!!
  • Access to the Patreon feed
  • An invitation to Patron discord!
Includes Discord rewards
plum
$3 or more per month
You're really cool and awesome!!!
  • Access to the Patreon feed!
  • An invitation to Patron discord!
Includes Discord rewards
blueberry
$5 or more per month
You're on fire!!
  • You get to see page process work
  • You get a say in the extra comics that will appear at the back of my published books (which will also appear exclusively here/in discord!)
  • Access to extras from any of my series
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
strawberry
$10 or more per month
Wowza!!! Thank you!
  • .PDF copy of the first Optical Disarray volume*
  • .PDF copy of the first Third Kingdom chapter*
  • You get a special "thank you!" in the back of any comic I publish while your pledge is active
  • All previous rewards
*Having some trouble making readable .PDF right now. Contact me if you specifically want this reward and we'll talk!
Includes Discord rewards
papaya
$25 or more per month
You're truly and simply amazing, who made you this kind and awesome?
  • A simple doodle of anything you want (within reason!) for every month that your pledge remains active! Go you!
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
kiwi
$50 or more per month
AMAZING! You're at the tippy top!
  • If you're an aspiring artist (or if you know one!) then you get access to a special discord channel where you can ask me for artistic feedback and we can work together on improving your art!
  • All previous rewards (excluding doodles if you take advantage of the feedback offer)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
60% complete
Once we reach this goal, I can afford the time to put together a whole new domain on which to begin hosting my comics and portfolio!
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My name is Lexie. I'm a "graphic illustrator" and "sequential artist." This means that I draw pictures and comic books! It's the kind of job I've worked towards my entire life, and I love being able to call it a career.

My goal is to promote change in the comic book industry for the sake of LGBTQIA youth. Diversity in modern media is important, be it race, sexuality, or gender driven. As a non-binary individual (they/them, please,) I want to create worlds where readers feel welcome as themselves.

FACT: I am from Pennsylvania.
FACT: I have a gross Persian cat named Albus.
FACT...? Putting cotton balls in the toes of someone's shoes makes them think their shoes are suddenly too small.

What is "areyoshi"?
are*eh*yo*she

areyoshi is me, myself, and I. The name is intentionally all lowercase as a reference to bell hooks. I use areyoshi as my pen name for works of fiction and as a username for most social media situations. You may sometimes see others refer to me as "apricot," which is just as acceptable!

What your patronage means:

I work for myself, for the most part, although I do take on client jobs when necessary to supplement my income when comics just aren't cutting it. I'm very lucky to have a significant other who acts as my main 'sponsor' so that I can do what I love, but at the end of the day there is still the cost of living; I have monthly medical fees, the cat needs fed, bills need paid. Your patronage helps me live my life without having to take on as much client work, therefore freeing me up to spend more time developing comics.

-areyoshi


Recent posts by areyoshi

Rewards
peach
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much!!!
  • Access to the Patreon feed
  • An invitation to Patron discord!
Includes Discord rewards
plum
$3 or more per month
You're really cool and awesome!!!
  • Access to the Patreon feed!
  • An invitation to Patron discord!
Includes Discord rewards
blueberry
$5 or more per month
You're on fire!!
  • You get to see page process work
  • You get a say in the extra comics that will appear at the back of my published books (which will also appear exclusively here/in discord!)
  • Access to extras from any of my series
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
strawberry
$10 or more per month
Wowza!!! Thank you!
  • .PDF copy of the first Optical Disarray volume*
  • .PDF copy of the first Third Kingdom chapter*
  • You get a special "thank you!" in the back of any comic I publish while your pledge is active
  • All previous rewards
*Having some trouble making readable .PDF right now. Contact me if you specifically want this reward and we'll talk!
Includes Discord rewards
papaya
$25 or more per month
You're truly and simply amazing, who made you this kind and awesome?
  • A simple doodle of anything you want (within reason!) for every month that your pledge remains active! Go you!
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
kiwi
$50 or more per month
AMAZING! You're at the tippy top!
  • If you're an aspiring artist (or if you know one!) then you get access to a special discord channel where you can ask me for artistic feedback and we can work together on improving your art!
  • All previous rewards (excluding doodles if you take advantage of the feedback offer)
Includes Discord rewards