Chess Albaneze

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About Chess Albaneze

(Current comic: Hoof Fellas)

Brief Resume + Becoming Hyde

Hello all!

I'm here because I'd like to be able to draw comics and write music full time. I have worked with chap hop artist Professor Elemental on two comic books and an anti-bullying campaign as well as upcoming young author K. A. Simmons doing the cover of her novel The Toymaker's Opera. Recently I finished up an English translation of the opera Tales of Hoffmann for Hawaii Opera Theatre. I used to teach comics, drawing, sewing, acting, and piano in an after school program for middle school-aged students and had a blast.

During my last year in Hawaii, I volunteered at Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) for an entire season, performing varying roles such as make-up artist, lead tattoo artist (for the sailors in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman), and small acting roles such as young Lucy in Sweeney Todd and a supernumerary in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. That season I had the immense pleasure of meeting contemporary opera composer Jonathan Dove, who encouraged me to pursue my dreams of becoming a composer. For now, I am starting off with lieder in a song cycle called Becoming Hyde, in which we follow Dr. Jekyll's transformation into his darker half and all the repercussions that follow (based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson). The first song in the cycle can be viewed here; all others following will be available on Patreon at the $25 tier.

What Am I Gonna Do With All This Money

Your contributions mean a lot! Already I've been able to go to Emerald City Comic Con dressed as Scorpius to promote Hoof Fellas! I've also been able to afford business cards, which my fiancee and I passed out at ECCC 2018.

If supported, I'd like to be able to produce comic pages much more quickly than at my current pace. I am currently producing Hoof Fellas every other week, which right now is planned as a three volume piece. Your continued support will help me update every week so the printed volumes can get out much faster and I can move on to other projects.

I am also creating a horror visual novel called The Devil in Vienna, a game where you play as an 18th century Viennese servant to a demon-possessed Count.The comic project that comes after Hoof Fellas is Tamino and the Magic Flute, a graphic novel adaptation of Mozart's final opera, which requires a good amount of pages to be stockpiled before release. Your contributions allow me more time devoted to creative work, taking less commissions, and more attention directed at these projects. Illustrating Mozart's The Magic Flute has been my dream since childhood and you can make it possible.

What're Ya Buyin'

On my Patreon, you can see the behind-the-scenes stuff here!

Here you'll get:
  • access to the next comic page the day before I post it on my site ($1 tier)
  • notes on what some of the challenges or hidden messages are on that page ($5 tier)
  • occasional silly videos (everyone!)
  • concept art ($10 tier)
  • free merch! ($5 and up)
  • my old college comic called Mature Adult Behavior ($25 tier)
  • sneak peeks into commissions ($25 tier)
  • sneak peeks for later projects, to include Tamino and the Magic Flute and my song cycle for tenor and piano, Becoming Hyde! ($25 tier)

Thank you for dropping by and I appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart!

Much love,

Paula aka. Squonkhunter
Goals
$234.37 of $500 per month
If we meet this goal, I can steadily update Hoof Fellas every week and finish the project by the end of 2025! Then it's onward to Tamino and the Magic Flute!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 406 exclusive posts
44
Audio releases
646
Images
2
Links
5
Writings
3
Videos

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