Christy Coombs is creating Academic blog on Japanese & US comics
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I love reading about comics. I love the connection that comics have in popular and general culture. I love witnessing the effect they have on society, and how cultures treat them so differently.
I want to discuss this. I want to explore and understand the significant impacts and ways comics have influenced American and Japanese societies. And I want to take you all with me... Please help me realize this dream of vocalizing my inner passions for comic academia and understanding the impact they have shown, as well as asking questions along the way.

A bit about me:
I was introduced to Japanese anime at a young age. Before I knew what 'anime' was, I knew it was different from other cartoons, and I was hooked, as was a whole generation. Later, I learned the America's own comic past which had a very different result.
I want to explore these differences across cultures and share what I find.

In the end, I would love to use this blog as a stepping stone to learning enough on the subject to warrant writing a book or two. I have so many ideas in mind! I would greatly appreciate your help in achieving this goal.

Thank you.
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Did you just join my team of patrons?! Yes, yes you did. THANK YOU! As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed with project updates and content creation updates once every month.
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Every month, I'll have a Patreon-live chat with all of you awesome $5+ patrons, plus all previous rewards.
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You get the cred. Seriously, your name will be mentioned in the main blog page for being on my team, plus all previous rewards.
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You'll receive access to an unpublished piece of writing (as they become available) for your eyes only, plus all previous rewards.
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You will have the opportunity to view and provide feedback for early drafts of upcoming blog posts, Includes all previous rewards.
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YOU PICK! You get 1 of the following rewards:
Choose a topic for a blog post or series (depending on the topic) for me to write about. You will also be credited for the idea, plus all previous awards.
OR
What to publish your own writing? Write your own post or series (depending on the topic) for me to provide as a Special Feature (obviously with you credited), plus all previous awards.
Topics are subject for approval and should be centered on the academia of comics.
Pledge $100 or more per month
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Every month, you and I will hang out on a one on one video chat, plus all previous rewards.
OR
we can hang out at a local place (for my locals!)
Goals
$9 of $30 per month
Help me buy books every month! 
Blog is up and going! Main concern for me now: keeping up with reference materials. I've had great success with purchasing books from patrons already, but it would be great if I could expanding my library to bring you the most up-to-date information. 
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Read the blog here!

I love reading about comics. I love the connection that comics have in popular and general culture. I love witnessing the effect they have on society, and how cultures treat them so differently.
I want to discuss this. I want to explore and understand the significant impacts and ways comics have influenced American and Japanese societies. And I want to take you all with me... Please help me realize this dream of vocalizing my inner passions for comic academia and understanding the impact they have shown, as well as asking questions along the way.

A bit about me:
I was introduced to Japanese anime at a young age. Before I knew what 'anime' was, I knew it was different from other cartoons, and I was hooked, as was a whole generation. Later, I learned the America's own comic past which had a very different result.
I want to explore these differences across cultures and share what I find.

In the end, I would love to use this blog as a stepping stone to learning enough on the subject to warrant writing a book or two. I have so many ideas in mind! I would greatly appreciate your help in achieving this goal.

Thank you.

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Tiers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Did you just join my team of patrons?! Yes, yes you did. THANK YOU! As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed with project updates and content creation updates once every month.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Every month, I'll have a Patreon-live chat with all of you awesome $5+ patrons, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
You get the cred. Seriously, your name will be mentioned in the main blog page for being on my team, plus all previous rewards.
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to an unpublished piece of writing (as they become available) for your eyes only, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
You will have the opportunity to view and provide feedback for early drafts of upcoming blog posts, Includes all previous rewards.
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 patrons
YOU PICK! You get 1 of the following rewards:
Choose a topic for a blog post or series (depending on the topic) for me to write about. You will also be credited for the idea, plus all previous awards.
OR
What to publish your own writing? Write your own post or series (depending on the topic) for me to provide as a Special Feature (obviously with you credited), plus all previous awards.
Topics are subject for approval and should be centered on the academia of comics.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Every month, you and I will hang out on a one on one video chat, plus all previous rewards.
OR
we can hang out at a local place (for my locals!)