Christopher Bird/Davinder Brar is creating Comics
27

patrons

$124
per month
Hi. We're a pair of comics creators trying to complete our fantasy comics epic.

Together, we created Al'Rashad: City of Myths from 2010 to 2014. Working at a page-a-week schedule, we managed to grind out a 236-page fantasy epic with a majority-minority cast, big thrills, horrible villains, and as few Dungeons and Dragons references as humanly possible (because D&D; is great, but every other fantasy comic out there riffs off D&D;, and we wanted to make something different). You can read the entire story for free online; it starts here.

But Al'Rashad was only the first story in a trilogy. We're ready to begin creating the second book of the trilogy, Ra-Boka: Kingdom of the Bound. And we're nearly good to go. But there's a problem.

The problem is simple: we both have full-time jobs (Davinder is a teacher and Chris is a lawyer). Creating the comic is a serious endeavour - particularly for Davinder, since the art is always the more labour-intensive side of the gig - and it takes time away from Davinder's opportunity to work freelance as an artist.

So: this Patreon, which exists almost entirely to be able to fund Davinder's time expense in drawing Chris's often-annoyingly-complex ideas and let us continue to make our comic. It's simple: we work on a per-page basis. The more money that comes in, the more pages we turn out.
Rewards
Cunning Appreciator
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
You are an official patron of the comic. We really appreciate your contribution. People like you keep this whole comics thing going.
Eager Reader
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
In addition to our boundless appreciation, at this tier you'll never miss a page. You'll see them here on Patreon two days earlier than on the website, and you'll be notified when it's ready to view. Plus, you can get access to occasional snippets and work-in-progress shots as well as story teasers as we progress. Finally, if you spend six months or more at this tier we will recognize your sponsorship by name in any future collection of the comic.
Dedicated Reader
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All previous tiers - appreciation, sneak previews on Patreon, and recognition in a future collected edition - plus you get to see the full pages in rough pencil form before the completed pages go up on our website.
Collector
$20 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
All previous tiers - the appreciation, the sneak previews, the rough pencil previews, and the recognition - plus you'll be sent a high-resolution file of any promo and print work we produce to print and keep for yourself. Plus, when the collection is released, if you've been at the $20 tier for six months or more, you'll receive a free copy of the book!
Now You're Involved
$30 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
All previous tiers - the appreciation, the sneak previews, the rough pencil previews, the promo and print work, the free copy of the book, and the recognition - plus, once per every seven pages (or so) we will randomly select one supporter at this tier, who (upon provision of a photographic reference) will be drawn into the story as a background character. Davinder will provide you with a sketch of your Ra-Boka self. (You might not be drawn into those particular seven pages, but you will show up in the story and we will give you some advance warning as to when it will happen.)
Now You're REALLY Involved
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Everything up to the $20 level (the appreciation, the sneak previews, the rough pencil previews, the promo and print work, the free copy of the book, and the recognition) plus, once every thirty pages or so, we'll randomly select one supporter at this tier, who (upon provision of a photographic reference) will be drawn into the story as a minor character with actual lines. We will pick the character's name, but you will be allowed to provide input/suggestions. Davinder will provide you with a sketch of your Ra-Boka self. (You might not be drawn into those particular thirty pages, but you will show up in the story and we will give you some advance warning as to when it will happen.)
Goals
$124 of $2,500 per month
We'll produce three pages of Ra-Boka every week. Given that we project Ra-Boka to be another 236-page volume, this level of production would allow us to complete the entire comic in just over eighteen months!
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Hi. We're a pair of comics creators trying to complete our fantasy comics epic.

Together, we created Al'Rashad: City of Myths from 2010 to 2014. Working at a page-a-week schedule, we managed to grind out a 236-page fantasy epic with a majority-minority cast, big thrills, horrible villains, and as few Dungeons and Dragons references as humanly possible (because D&D; is great, but every other fantasy comic out there riffs off D&D;, and we wanted to make something different). You can read the entire story for free online; it starts here.

But Al'Rashad was only the first story in a trilogy. We're ready to begin creating the second book of the trilogy, Ra-Boka: Kingdom of the Bound. And we're nearly good to go. But there's a problem.

The problem is simple: we both have full-time jobs (Davinder is a teacher and Chris is a lawyer). Creating the comic is a serious endeavour - particularly for Davinder, since the art is always the more labour-intensive side of the gig - and it takes time away from Davinder's opportunity to work freelance as an artist.

So: this Patreon, which exists almost entirely to be able to fund Davinder's time expense in drawing Chris's often-annoyingly-complex ideas and let us continue to make our comic. It's simple: we work on a per-page basis. The more money that comes in, the more pages we turn out.

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Rewards
Cunning Appreciator
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
You are an official patron of the comic. We really appreciate your contribution. People like you keep this whole comics thing going.
Eager Reader
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
In addition to our boundless appreciation, at this tier you'll never miss a page. You'll see them here on Patreon two days earlier than on the website, and you'll be notified when it's ready to view. Plus, you can get access to occasional snippets and work-in-progress shots as well as story teasers as we progress. Finally, if you spend six months or more at this tier we will recognize your sponsorship by name in any future collection of the comic.
Dedicated Reader
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All previous tiers - appreciation, sneak previews on Patreon, and recognition in a future collected edition - plus you get to see the full pages in rough pencil form before the completed pages go up on our website.
Collector
$20 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
All previous tiers - the appreciation, the sneak previews, the rough pencil previews, and the recognition - plus you'll be sent a high-resolution file of any promo and print work we produce to print and keep for yourself. Plus, when the collection is released, if you've been at the $20 tier for six months or more, you'll receive a free copy of the book!
Now You're Involved
$30 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
All previous tiers - the appreciation, the sneak previews, the rough pencil previews, the promo and print work, the free copy of the book, and the recognition - plus, once per every seven pages (or so) we will randomly select one supporter at this tier, who (upon provision of a photographic reference) will be drawn into the story as a background character. Davinder will provide you with a sketch of your Ra-Boka self. (You might not be drawn into those particular seven pages, but you will show up in the story and we will give you some advance warning as to when it will happen.)
Now You're REALLY Involved
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Everything up to the $20 level (the appreciation, the sneak previews, the rough pencil previews, the promo and print work, the free copy of the book, and the recognition) plus, once every thirty pages or so, we'll randomly select one supporter at this tier, who (upon provision of a photographic reference) will be drawn into the story as a minor character with actual lines. We will pick the character's name, but you will be allowed to provide input/suggestions. Davinder will provide you with a sketch of your Ra-Boka self. (You might not be drawn into those particular thirty pages, but you will show up in the story and we will give you some advance warning as to when it will happen.)