Astra Crompton is creating an ongoing Comic
4

patrons

$12
per month
Hello and welcome to my Patreon page. Chances are that if you wended your way here, you already know who I am. For a quick recap:

I'm Astra Crompton -- a multifaceted storyteller, using illustrations, novels & short stories, comics, and games to weave worlds and share adventures. I love to explore my worlds through fashion, cosplay, music, and even recipes from the different cultures in my flagship project, Ul-Zaorith. I am a proud member of the queer community and make a concerted effort to showcase characters with depth from a pro-LBGT and feminist perspective. For this Patreon, I'll focus solely on my graphic novels and related illustration work.

My current comic project is Weaponry. Going strong for 5 years now, I have completed 5 chapters with weekly updates (Mondays), and there are 5 chapters to go to complete the story. This is a passion-project, and a big part of that passion is you! I love interacting with my readers, so please feel free to comment (I read every one of them and try to reply to as many as possible).

Part of this interaction manifests at the end of each chapter when the readers get to vote on how they want the story to continue. I mock-up 3 options, focusing on each of the three protagonists (Arrow, Blade, and Gun); you vote, and the winning option confirms who will narrate the following chapter, what events will become canon, and what sort of tone the story will take. This collaborative process prevents me from getting too far ahead of myself, and also ensures that I'm telling the story you want to read.

You can follow Weaponry here:
Tumblr: astracrompton.tumblr.com
DeviantART: tarorae.deviantart.com
SmackJeeves: http://weaponry.smackjeeves.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Weaponry-265943563448401
Website: www.astracrompton.com
Comics Site: www.otherworldscomics.com

While the comic is shared for free on the various locations above, I also make print copies of each chapter (which you can find on my website). These include the regular colour chapter pages, along with a sepia origin story comic for one of the ten main cast members, bonus illustrations, information about the world and characters, planning sketches, and written vignettes to showcase alternate story options. The sales of these physical copies are so far the only way I have of trying to cover the costs of website maintenance, (hopefully) advertising spots to bring in more readers, and the cost of producing the print books. For 5 years I have been funding Weaponry out of pocket, and that has begun to take its toll. 

Which brings us to Patreon! My hope is that some of you might choose to pitch in a monthly donation of $1 or $2 to help support this starving artist and her creative dreams. In return for your support, you will receive early access to the comic pages, sneak peeks at bonus content, exclusive wallpapers, and a say in what kind of bonus content goes into the print volumes. You will also (if you choose) be listed in the Acknowledgements page of the print volume as a supporter of Weaponry. If you have any requests for what you would like to see as perks from my Patreon, please send me a message. I'm new to this, after all, and I want to ensure that your support is rewarded with things you actually want.

As always, I love feedback from my readers, so feel free to message me on any of the platforms listed above.

Thank you for your support! You are the fuel that enables this flame to burn so brightly!
Tiers
Steadfast
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You get early access to the comic pages,  exclusive wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 2 ballots.
Me Hearty
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
 You get bonus illustrations, custom sketches from Patreon requests, behind the scenes planning, early access to the comic pages,  exclusive wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 3 ballots. 
Old Salt
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You get your Q&A question included in  the next print volume, bonus illustrations, custom sketches from Patreon  requests,  behind the scenes planning, early access to the comic pages,   exclusive  wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the  print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 7 ballots.    
O Captain, My Captain
$25 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You get early access to the PDF of the print copy before it goes to print, a personalized illustration, your Q&A question included in the next print volume, bonus illustrations, custom sketches from Patreon requests,  behind the scenes planning, early access to the comic pages,  exclusive  wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 30 ballots.   
The Flagship
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
I'll send you a package with a hard copy of Weaponry (you choose the chapter), signed and with a custom sketch. I'll make a shout out to you on my social media (if you wish), to proclaim my love from the heavens. During Votes, your vote counts for 100 ballots. 
Goals
$12 of $20 per month
This will enable me to complete some character sketches that will be exclusively shared with my Patrons. Your choice of who/what I draw.

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Hello and welcome to my Patreon page. Chances are that if you wended your way here, you already know who I am. For a quick recap:

I'm Astra Crompton -- a multifaceted storyteller, using illustrations, novels & short stories, comics, and games to weave worlds and share adventures. I love to explore my worlds through fashion, cosplay, music, and even recipes from the different cultures in my flagship project, Ul-Zaorith. I am a proud member of the queer community and make a concerted effort to showcase characters with depth from a pro-LBGT and feminist perspective. For this Patreon, I'll focus solely on my graphic novels and related illustration work.

My current comic project is Weaponry. Going strong for 5 years now, I have completed 5 chapters with weekly updates (Mondays), and there are 5 chapters to go to complete the story. This is a passion-project, and a big part of that passion is you! I love interacting with my readers, so please feel free to comment (I read every one of them and try to reply to as many as possible).

Part of this interaction manifests at the end of each chapter when the readers get to vote on how they want the story to continue. I mock-up 3 options, focusing on each of the three protagonists (Arrow, Blade, and Gun); you vote, and the winning option confirms who will narrate the following chapter, what events will become canon, and what sort of tone the story will take. This collaborative process prevents me from getting too far ahead of myself, and also ensures that I'm telling the story you want to read.

You can follow Weaponry here:
Tumblr: astracrompton.tumblr.com
DeviantART: tarorae.deviantart.com
SmackJeeves: http://weaponry.smackjeeves.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Weaponry-265943563448401
Website: www.astracrompton.com
Comics Site: www.otherworldscomics.com

While the comic is shared for free on the various locations above, I also make print copies of each chapter (which you can find on my website). These include the regular colour chapter pages, along with a sepia origin story comic for one of the ten main cast members, bonus illustrations, information about the world and characters, planning sketches, and written vignettes to showcase alternate story options. The sales of these physical copies are so far the only way I have of trying to cover the costs of website maintenance, (hopefully) advertising spots to bring in more readers, and the cost of producing the print books. For 5 years I have been funding Weaponry out of pocket, and that has begun to take its toll. 

Which brings us to Patreon! My hope is that some of you might choose to pitch in a monthly donation of $1 or $2 to help support this starving artist and her creative dreams. In return for your support, you will receive early access to the comic pages, sneak peeks at bonus content, exclusive wallpapers, and a say in what kind of bonus content goes into the print volumes. You will also (if you choose) be listed in the Acknowledgements page of the print volume as a supporter of Weaponry. If you have any requests for what you would like to see as perks from my Patreon, please send me a message. I'm new to this, after all, and I want to ensure that your support is rewarded with things you actually want.

As always, I love feedback from my readers, so feel free to message me on any of the platforms listed above.

Thank you for your support! You are the fuel that enables this flame to burn so brightly!

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Tiers
Steadfast
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You get early access to the comic pages,  exclusive wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 2 ballots.
Me Hearty
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
 You get bonus illustrations, custom sketches from Patreon requests, behind the scenes planning, early access to the comic pages,  exclusive wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 3 ballots. 
Old Salt
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You get your Q&A question included in  the next print volume, bonus illustrations, custom sketches from Patreon  requests,  behind the scenes planning, early access to the comic pages,   exclusive  wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the  print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 7 ballots.    
O Captain, My Captain
$25 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You get early access to the PDF of the print copy before it goes to print, a personalized illustration, your Q&A question included in the next print volume, bonus illustrations, custom sketches from Patreon requests,  behind the scenes planning, early access to the comic pages,  exclusive  wallpapers, and  your name in the Acknowledgements of the print copies. During Votes, your vote counts for 30 ballots.   
The Flagship
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
I'll send you a package with a hard copy of Weaponry (you choose the chapter), signed and with a custom sketch. I'll make a shout out to you on my social media (if you wish), to proclaim my love from the heavens. During Votes, your vote counts for 100 ballots.