Ashes Hossner is creating Surreality
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patrons

Ashes is a disabled artist and the author of Surreality, a psychological horror comic about the brain. Ashes’ goal as an author is to produce the best and gothest comic ever— a comic for young adults dealing with abuse and mental illness. Because of their disabilities, Ashes often struggles to balance work, self-care, and their work on Surreality. Your patronage will ease Ashes financial worry, and let them to direct their energy towards cooler and more important things.

Surreality is about a girl named Jackie who has a very inconvenient superpower. Every thought she has becomes real— whether she likes it or not. The result? An increasingly unclear delineation between Jackie’s identity, the thoughts, feelings, and memories of others, and the structure of time and space as a whole. Jackie can hardly understand the nature of her ability, much less control it. She can’t prevent reality from fluctuating around her disgruntled classmates— she can’t even stop her parents from being murdered by a potato. Meanwhile, Jackie encounters clues that hint at a nefarious conspiracy of terrifying scale.

Everyone knows that art is therapeutic. Seeing your own experiences represented in a fictional medium is a powerful experience, one that can shape a person for better or for worse. There is not a lot of constructive fiction that deals with mental illness; that which does often has little value for people whose symptoms are too violent, ugly, or antisocial to appeal to a neurotypical readership. Surreality speaks to a group that is not often addressed in art. It is an authentic and sometimes very scary narrative of mental illness that will not receive the visibility it deserves without the help and support of its existing readers.

Pledge to this Patreon, and you will get access to all kinds of fascinating information about Ashes’ artistic process and the history of Surreality, as well as cards, digital artwork, and physical drawings and paintings, all made just for you. Plus, you can help Surreality expand into other media… with enough support, you just may see the development of Surreality video trailers and games, tons of fun that would bring the message of Surreality to a still wider audience.

SURREALITYCOMIC.COM



The music in the trailer is "Ideita 5 (mejorada)" by ¥√L, thank you so much for allowing me to use your music for my patreon trailer!

Their blog is located at http://astrosuka.tumblr.com/

The other people who worked on the trailer and setting up the patreon here are Kelly, Burnt, Myka, Mort, Fivetail, and Ded, all of whose contact information can be located on the Surreality Crew page of my website

Rewards
Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here
$1 or more per month
Welcome To Hell

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • honestly you get nothing for this though this is just kind of a "thanks for supporting me" kinda deal
Includes Discord rewards
First Circle (LIMBO)
$5 or more per month
Virtuous unbaptized pagans


Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
Includes Discord rewards
Second Circle
$10 or more per month
Sin of Lust


Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • one secret hint for future events in surreality every month
Includes Discord rewards
Third Circle
$15 or more per month
Sin of Gluttony


Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
Includes Discord rewards
Fourth Circle
$20 or more per month
Sin of Greed

Includes

 

  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
Includes Discord rewards
Fifth Circle
$30 or more per month
Sin of Anger

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 2 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Sixth Circle (CITY OF DIS)
$40 or more per month
Sin of Heresy

Includes

 

  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 3 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Seventh Circle (PLANE OF FIRE)
$50 or more per month
Sin of Violence

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 4 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Eighth Circle (MALEBOLGE)
$75 or more per month
Sin of Fraud

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 5 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Ninth Circle (PIT OF HELL)
$100 or more per month
Sin of Treachery

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 6 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
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Ashes is a disabled artist and the author of Surreality, a psychological horror comic about the brain. Ashes’ goal as an author is to produce the best and gothest comic ever— a comic for young adults dealing with abuse and mental illness. Because of their disabilities, Ashes often struggles to balance work, self-care, and their work on Surreality. Your patronage will ease Ashes financial worry, and let them to direct their energy towards cooler and more important things.

Surreality is about a girl named Jackie who has a very inconvenient superpower. Every thought she has becomes real— whether she likes it or not. The result? An increasingly unclear delineation between Jackie’s identity, the thoughts, feelings, and memories of others, and the structure of time and space as a whole. Jackie can hardly understand the nature of her ability, much less control it. She can’t prevent reality from fluctuating around her disgruntled classmates— she can’t even stop her parents from being murdered by a potato. Meanwhile, Jackie encounters clues that hint at a nefarious conspiracy of terrifying scale.

Everyone knows that art is therapeutic. Seeing your own experiences represented in a fictional medium is a powerful experience, one that can shape a person for better or for worse. There is not a lot of constructive fiction that deals with mental illness; that which does often has little value for people whose symptoms are too violent, ugly, or antisocial to appeal to a neurotypical readership. Surreality speaks to a group that is not often addressed in art. It is an authentic and sometimes very scary narrative of mental illness that will not receive the visibility it deserves without the help and support of its existing readers.

Pledge to this Patreon, and you will get access to all kinds of fascinating information about Ashes’ artistic process and the history of Surreality, as well as cards, digital artwork, and physical drawings and paintings, all made just for you. Plus, you can help Surreality expand into other media… with enough support, you just may see the development of Surreality video trailers and games, tons of fun that would bring the message of Surreality to a still wider audience.

SURREALITYCOMIC.COM



The music in the trailer is "Ideita 5 (mejorada)" by ¥√L, thank you so much for allowing me to use your music for my patreon trailer!

Their blog is located at http://astrosuka.tumblr.com/

The other people who worked on the trailer and setting up the patreon here are Kelly, Burnt, Myka, Mort, Fivetail, and Ded, all of whose contact information can be located on the Surreality Crew page of my website

Recent posts by Ashes Hossner

Rewards
Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here
$1 or more per month
Welcome To Hell

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • honestly you get nothing for this though this is just kind of a "thanks for supporting me" kinda deal
Includes Discord rewards
First Circle (LIMBO)
$5 or more per month
Virtuous unbaptized pagans


Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
Includes Discord rewards
Second Circle
$10 or more per month
Sin of Lust


Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • one secret hint for future events in surreality every month
Includes Discord rewards
Third Circle
$15 or more per month
Sin of Gluttony


Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
Includes Discord rewards
Fourth Circle
$20 or more per month
Sin of Greed

Includes

 

  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
Includes Discord rewards
Fifth Circle
$30 or more per month
Sin of Anger

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 2 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Sixth Circle (CITY OF DIS)
$40 or more per month
Sin of Heresy

Includes

 

  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 3 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Seventh Circle (PLANE OF FIRE)
$50 or more per month
Sin of Violence

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 4 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Eighth Circle (MALEBOLGE)
$75 or more per month
Sin of Fraud

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 5 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards
Ninth Circle (PIT OF HELL)
$100 or more per month
Sin of Treachery

Includes
  • a video of me acting like an idiot on camera
  • access to my patreon discord
  • all gumroad content (my files explaining what i do and how i do it) I release, for free
  • if you suggest I check something cool out I'll actually do it
  • monthly sketch pages/drawings/wips I don't show the public/early release art
  • a teaser for a secret project in the making every month
  • full size .pngs of surreality pages and other art I do
  • 2 secret hints for future events in surreality every month
  • beta test/explicit hints about any game in the making I produce
  • critiques on any art or writing pieces you do
  • lineart for surreality pages and other art I do
  • .psd of surreality pages and other art
  • exclusive monthly vlogs
  • a free copy of any game I produce
  • every month you will get 6 original pieces of art from me
Includes Discord rewards