Benjamin Schipper is creating Joe Death
55

patrons

$270
per month

Hi, I’m Ben Schipper, a comic writer and artist currently working on Joe Death, a story about the Grim Reaper’s quest for life. Joe is kind of like a coffin shaped door, a frame character by which we experience the weird, tragic, and beautiful experiences of others. Joe Death explores all the things I’m most excited and interested in, a mixture of genres and storytelling traditions, that I imagine will read and feel more like Studio Ghibli than Pixar.

I’ve already completed the first issue (and now second as of July 25, 2018) which you can read and download below(my first public post). I’ve also written the next four issues and now need to draw them. The primary focus of this Patreon is to bring you my best comics. Your money supports me and lets me know I’m creating something that actual people want in their lives, it means an incredible amount to me. In addition to making Joe Death I want to document my process and bring useful information to all those interested in reading and making comics.

I have three reward levels.

  1. The three dollar reward level gets you every PDF issue of Joe Death as I complete them.
  2. The five dollar reward level gets you all the PDF issues plus weekly video, blog, and image documentary about my process. I plan on covering many aspects of both writing and drawing comics and I’m so excited to share it all here on Patreon. 
  3. The ten dollar reward level brings you all the PDF issues and documentary PLUS three to four physical items per year. These will be sewn patches, enamel pins, and screen printed posters.

Also, anyone signing up at any level will receive this 23 x 30 inch broadsheet poster of Joe Death. Printed on thick, 50lb pound newsprint.

Thank you all so much for your support!
Tiers
BARE BONES
$3 or more per month 18 patrons
You're in! You get access to the main event, Joe Death! The comic will be coming at you in single PDF issues, 24 pages each as I complete them.
  • Every PDF issue of Joe Death.


SEEING SKELETONS
$5 or more per month 28 patrons
You'll get every PDF issue of Joe Death plus behind the scenes video and blog documentary of how I create Joe Death. I'll cover stuff like character design, world building in both writing and art, art techniques, the business of comics, etc.
  • Every PDF issue of Joe Death.
  • Patreon Documentary access.
PHYSICALITY
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
You'll get every PDF issue of Joe Death, access to documentary posts here on Patreon, AND three to four physical products a year such as enamel pins, sewn patches, and screen-printed posters.
  • Every PDF issue of Joe Death.
  • Patreon Documentary access.
  • 3 to 4 physical gifts a year.

Hi, I’m Ben Schipper, a comic writer and artist currently working on Joe Death, a story about the Grim Reaper’s quest for life. Joe is kind of like a coffin shaped door, a frame character by which we experience the weird, tragic, and beautiful experiences of others. Joe Death explores all the things I’m most excited and interested in, a mixture of genres and storytelling traditions, that I imagine will read and feel more like Studio Ghibli than Pixar.

I’ve already completed the first issue (and now second as of July 25, 2018) which you can read and download below(my first public post). I’ve also written the next four issues and now need to draw them. The primary focus of this Patreon is to bring you my best comics. Your money supports me and lets me know I’m creating something that actual people want in their lives, it means an incredible amount to me. In addition to making Joe Death I want to document my process and bring useful information to all those interested in reading and making comics.

I have three reward levels.

  1. The three dollar reward level gets you every PDF issue of Joe Death as I complete them.
  2. The five dollar reward level gets you all the PDF issues plus weekly video, blog, and image documentary about my process. I plan on covering many aspects of both writing and drawing comics and I’m so excited to share it all here on Patreon. 
  3. The ten dollar reward level brings you all the PDF issues and documentary PLUS three to four physical items per year. These will be sewn patches, enamel pins, and screen printed posters.

Also, anyone signing up at any level will receive this 23 x 30 inch broadsheet poster of Joe Death. Printed on thick, 50lb pound newsprint.

Thank you all so much for your support!

Recent posts by Benjamin Schipper

Tiers
BARE BONES
$3 or more per month 18 patrons
You're in! You get access to the main event, Joe Death! The comic will be coming at you in single PDF issues, 24 pages each as I complete them.
  • Every PDF issue of Joe Death.


SEEING SKELETONS
$5 or more per month 28 patrons
You'll get every PDF issue of Joe Death plus behind the scenes video and blog documentary of how I create Joe Death. I'll cover stuff like character design, world building in both writing and art, art techniques, the business of comics, etc.
  • Every PDF issue of Joe Death.
  • Patreon Documentary access.
PHYSICALITY
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
You'll get every PDF issue of Joe Death, access to documentary posts here on Patreon, AND three to four physical products a year such as enamel pins, sewn patches, and screen-printed posters.
  • Every PDF issue of Joe Death.
  • Patreon Documentary access.
  • 3 to 4 physical gifts a year.