B. Zedan is creating writing & art, you can't pay me to stop but you can try
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I’m B. Zedan and right now I’m splitting my time between a full-time job, freelance and creating as much ridiculous content missing from this world as possible. Sometimes that’s making sure the world knows how great a show Miami Vice is, other times that’s writing a fantasy novel that I wish had existed when I was a lonely, rural, mixed-race kid.

I’ve been shouting into the welcoming void of the internet for a long time now (hello, weirdly still-popular tutorial for making paper from 2005 ), making everything that comes to mind.


What is it you do again?

Listen, I work in a lot of different disciplines and my jam is basically making the stuff other people need and learning new ways to make things. But sometimes that stuff doesn't get farther than "I made this," because creative endeavours are a fickle damn beast. And sometimes a body will make a set of rough papier mâché bull horns just to play with pattern-making.


These are in my attic now, I don’t know what to do with them

But, I mean, if you want a list, the disciplines I regularly work in are: photography, embroidery, sculpting, painting, comics, writing, illustration, video and sound recording. I also know how to make puppets and cast things in plastic and silicone.



I absolutely love to make things. To be honest, I prefer making things more than thinking of things to make, so I love helping make other folks’ ideas happen. But you know what I really love? The process of making something. And, as much as I love sharing that process in general, there are some projects that aren’t quite ready to share but that I really want to share. That’s part of why I set up this Patreon, so I could share them with folks as excited about the stuff I make as I am.


You have a full-time job, why should I support you on Patreon?

Because it’s nice to support the work of people who make things you enjoy and the less I have to stress about balancing work and making things, the better things I can make. Also, I think I’ve got a pretty sweet deal up for patrons. It’s even set up to charge you right away so you can pay your dollar and jump right in.


What other trouble are you up to?

My partner and I have several low-key projects that we make under AllZed, but sometimes things stall because we also both work draining full-time jobs. But then the cool shit I made goes unappreciated by anyone other than the two of us. And I make really cool shit, guys .


Process of drawing a page of This Time I Know It’s For Real, a minicomic made to accompany a fake movie soundtrack


Rewards
Everybody gets the same rewards!
$1 or more per month 10 patrons

I'm really doing this mostly as a place to put production blog stuff, so no matter what you donate, you get the same access and benefits!

Well what do you get?!


Well, all the fancy things listed below, and other goodies as I think of them.

Includes
  • Compiled PDFs of essays and posts
  • Early draft chapters of the current book in progress
  • Every-other month "Sketchbook" of writing and illustration
  • First round of Miami Vice caps, because you need more
  • High-res downloads of illustrations
  • Sneak previews and process posts
Goals
$25 of $50 per month
A goal! When I reach this goal I will make a full process video once a month. Examples: following the steps of a painting from sketch to finish, taking a sculpture through casting, sewing a costume, etc.
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I’m B. Zedan and right now I’m splitting my time between a full-time job, freelance and creating as much ridiculous content missing from this world as possible. Sometimes that’s making sure the world knows how great a show Miami Vice is, other times that’s writing a fantasy novel that I wish had existed when I was a lonely, rural, mixed-race kid.

I’ve been shouting into the welcoming void of the internet for a long time now (hello, weirdly still-popular tutorial for making paper from 2005 ), making everything that comes to mind.


What is it you do again?

Listen, I work in a lot of different disciplines and my jam is basically making the stuff other people need and learning new ways to make things. But sometimes that stuff doesn't get farther than "I made this," because creative endeavours are a fickle damn beast. And sometimes a body will make a set of rough papier mâché bull horns just to play with pattern-making.


These are in my attic now, I don’t know what to do with them

But, I mean, if you want a list, the disciplines I regularly work in are: photography, embroidery, sculpting, painting, comics, writing, illustration, video and sound recording. I also know how to make puppets and cast things in plastic and silicone.



I absolutely love to make things. To be honest, I prefer making things more than thinking of things to make, so I love helping make other folks’ ideas happen. But you know what I really love? The process of making something. And, as much as I love sharing that process in general, there are some projects that aren’t quite ready to share but that I really want to share. That’s part of why I set up this Patreon, so I could share them with folks as excited about the stuff I make as I am.


You have a full-time job, why should I support you on Patreon?

Because it’s nice to support the work of people who make things you enjoy and the less I have to stress about balancing work and making things, the better things I can make. Also, I think I’ve got a pretty sweet deal up for patrons. It’s even set up to charge you right away so you can pay your dollar and jump right in.


What other trouble are you up to?

My partner and I have several low-key projects that we make under AllZed, but sometimes things stall because we also both work draining full-time jobs. But then the cool shit I made goes unappreciated by anyone other than the two of us. And I make really cool shit, guys .


Process of drawing a page of This Time I Know It’s For Real, a minicomic made to accompany a fake movie soundtrack


Recent posts by B. Zedan

Rewards
Everybody gets the same rewards!
$1 or more per month 10 patrons

I'm really doing this mostly as a place to put production blog stuff, so no matter what you donate, you get the same access and benefits!

Well what do you get?!


Well, all the fancy things listed below, and other goodies as I think of them.

Includes
  • Compiled PDFs of essays and posts
  • Early draft chapters of the current book in progress
  • Every-other month "Sketchbook" of writing and illustration
  • First round of Miami Vice caps, because you need more
  • High-res downloads of illustrations
  • Sneak previews and process posts