Velsmells is creating CTC
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Hello I am Xiao Tong Kong (Vel). I am an 18 year old artist juggling school, freelance illustration, and the webcomic Countdown to Countdown!

What is Countdown to Countdown?

 In the year 2044- five years after the apocalypse breaks out, Iris Black is a young man stuck in a lab living a lonely life. Despite having the incredible power to bring paintings to life, his powers nearly set him on fire, brings him no friends, and results in him getting humiliated on a daily basis. Life doesn't seem to be able to get any worse than this.
Well- until the zombie outbreak overruns his home. Life then consists of using his scrawny legs to try to outrun zombies, smugglers, black market dealers, cannibals, all that fun jazz. At least the handsome gunslinger Lillium White is here to help! ...hopefully.

Countdown to Countdown is a post-apocalypse story with video game elements, utilizing game elements like "game over resets", "checkpoints", "choice systems", "inventories", and so much more! Our story follows Iris Black, a teenager with the mysterious power to bring pieces of art to life and a fear of fire as he finds his way in a seemingly unforgiving America. "Glitchy" Zombies are dying to get a taste of him and "Spawncamper" hunters are willing to go the extra mile to murder him for his powers. There's also plenty of breakfast puns and jokes here and there!

The Goal Here:

I've been devoting most- if not all of my free time to making this comic. It's been very tough, with at least hours spent on drawing a single panel! Alongside with this, I've started attending art college, meaning I need to pay off my tuition while I work on CTC- so needless to say Patreon acts as my own personal "work study" to help me with my tuition + loans. Though my comic is free to read, donations through my Patreon here are very much appreciated to help fund my endeavors and pay off my college tuition! Any kind of support helps, even just getting the word of my comic around <3 Thank you!

Rewards Include:

  • CTC panels before they're uploaded
  • Work in progress shots
  • High resolution versions of my CTC illustrations
  • Store discount
  • Hopefully more along the way! I'm open for suggestions, too.
Thank you for reading and supporting Countdown to Countdown in any way! Iris and his friends are eternally grateful to you and we all look forward to taking you guys on this awesome journey in this post-flowery apocalypse!

Tiers
Leaf
$1 or more per month
Support me and my comic! You also get weekly access to early panels!
Lillium
$3 or more per month
 Support me and my comic! You also get weekly access to early panels!
Begonia
$5 or more per month
Support me and my comic and get (WEEKLY)


  • Early CTC update sneak peeks
  • Additional early access to panels along with WIPs/ concepts
  • High resolution image of my artwork whenever I upload a new CTC illustration.
Rose
$10 or more per month
Support me and my comic and get


  • Early CTC update sneak peeks (WEEKLY)
  • Additional early access to panels along with WIPs/ concepts (WEEKLY)
  • High resolution image of my artwork whenever I upload a new CTC illustration. (WEEKLY)
  • A 10% Discount code to my store that changes monthly.
  • Free access to the occasional speedpaints
Iris
$25 or more per month
Support me and my comic and get

 

  • Early CTC update sneak peeks (WEEKLY)
  • Additional early access to panels along with WIPs/ concepts (WEEKLY)
  • High resolution image of my artwork whenever I upload a new CTC illustration. (WEEKLY)
  • Free access to the occasional speedpaints
  • A 20% Discount code to my store that changes monthly.
  • A single welcome package of a Patron exclusive CTC print, postcard, stickers, and a mini-print of your choosing from the store sent to you after one cycle.
Goals
36% complete
You'll be helping me pay off some of my college tuition! That's a huge burden off my back as art school is expensive and this means I can live a debt free life!
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Hello I am Xiao Tong Kong (Vel). I am an 18 year old artist juggling school, freelance illustration, and the webcomic Countdown to Countdown!

What is Countdown to Countdown?

 In the year 2044- five years after the apocalypse breaks out, Iris Black is a young man stuck in a lab living a lonely life. Despite having the incredible power to bring paintings to life, his powers nearly set him on fire, brings him no friends, and results in him getting humiliated on a daily basis. Life doesn't seem to be able to get any worse than this.
Well- until the zombie outbreak overruns his home. Life then consists of using his scrawny legs to try to outrun zombies, smugglers, black market dealers, cannibals, all that fun jazz. At least the handsome gunslinger Lillium White is here to help! ...hopefully.

Countdown to Countdown is a post-apocalypse story with video game elements, utilizing game elements like "game over resets", "checkpoints", "choice systems", "inventories", and so much more! Our story follows Iris Black, a teenager with the mysterious power to bring pieces of art to life and a fear of fire as he finds his way in a seemingly unforgiving America. "Glitchy" Zombies are dying to get a taste of him and "Spawncamper" hunters are willing to go the extra mile to murder him for his powers. There's also plenty of breakfast puns and jokes here and there!

The Goal Here:

I've been devoting most- if not all of my free time to making this comic. It's been very tough, with at least hours spent on drawing a single panel! Alongside with this, I've started attending art college, meaning I need to pay off my tuition while I work on CTC- so needless to say Patreon acts as my own personal "work study" to help me with my tuition + loans. Though my comic is free to read, donations through my Patreon here are very much appreciated to help fund my endeavors and pay off my college tuition! Any kind of support helps, even just getting the word of my comic around <3 Thank you!

Rewards Include:

  • CTC panels before they're uploaded
  • Work in progress shots
  • High resolution versions of my CTC illustrations
  • Store discount
  • Hopefully more along the way! I'm open for suggestions, too.
Thank you for reading and supporting Countdown to Countdown in any way! Iris and his friends are eternally grateful to you and we all look forward to taking you guys on this awesome journey in this post-flowery apocalypse!

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Tiers
Leaf
$1 or more per month
Support me and my comic! You also get weekly access to early panels!
Lillium
$3 or more per month
 Support me and my comic! You also get weekly access to early panels!
Begonia
$5 or more per month
Support me and my comic and get (WEEKLY)


  • Early CTC update sneak peeks
  • Additional early access to panels along with WIPs/ concepts
  • High resolution image of my artwork whenever I upload a new CTC illustration.
Rose
$10 or more per month
Support me and my comic and get


  • Early CTC update sneak peeks (WEEKLY)
  • Additional early access to panels along with WIPs/ concepts (WEEKLY)
  • High resolution image of my artwork whenever I upload a new CTC illustration. (WEEKLY)
  • A 10% Discount code to my store that changes monthly.
  • Free access to the occasional speedpaints
Iris
$25 or more per month
Support me and my comic and get

 

  • Early CTC update sneak peeks (WEEKLY)
  • Additional early access to panels along with WIPs/ concepts (WEEKLY)
  • High resolution image of my artwork whenever I upload a new CTC illustration. (WEEKLY)
  • Free access to the occasional speedpaints
  • A 20% Discount code to my store that changes monthly.
  • A single welcome package of a Patron exclusive CTC print, postcard, stickers, and a mini-print of your choosing from the store sent to you after one cycle.