Hazel Howland is creating Fantasy Fiction and Art
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patrons

$5
per creation
Welcome!

My name is Hazel Howland, and I am a writer and an artist looking to jumpstart my career in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. I’ve been writing for fifteen years, and painting for nearly as long. Most of my published work to date has been fanworks under the handle deathbycoldopen, in various fandoms including Yuri!!! on Ice, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Princess Tutu, to name a few. I also have quite a few original stories and artworks in the works.

Unfortunately, living expenses are, well, expensive.  That means that time and energy that I wish I could spend on making art and writing has to be spent on a boring day job.  So that's where you come in!

Every dollar that you pledge goes towards content.  The more you give, the less time I have to spend listening to customers yell at me, and the more time I can spend making art and stories that you will love.

More than that, becoming a patron will get you some really awesome rewards! Rewards range from early postings, works in progress, to tutorials and workshops, and even to print copies of finished projects and annotated drafts with all sorts of thoughts and comments.  Even just one dollar a month can get you all sorts of cool stuff, so seriously, don't miss out!

What I Do:


I currently have two main projects that I’m working on:

  • There Were the Stars
Flight of the Albatross:

On an Earth blanketed in clouds, Jaide has only ever wanted to see the stars. It’s taken her years of study in a field neglected by the scientific community, but with the successful launch of a probe, she’s finally done the impossible: convinced the rest of the world that an entire universe awaits beyond the Veil.

With her discovery arrive more impossibilities, not least of which is another species claiming to be ambassadors to the stars. The Taworiel provide technology and information enough to send humanity’s first starship, The Albatross, beyond the Veil with Jaide as its captain. But when disaster strikes, Jaide and her ragtag crew are left adrift in a universe of unknowns, with nothing but unfamiliar stars to guide the way.

There Were the Stars is an online serial novel. It will begin posting in August, 2017 at www.therewerethestars.com.

  • Non Te Ne Andare
Yuuri is a human touched by the spirit of Life. Viktor is a spirit of Ice, cursed to spread death wherever he goes. It’s not the ideal start of a love story, but maybe Life and Death aren’t as opposed as they seem.

Non Te Ne Andare is a Yuri!!! On Ice fancomic. Pages are posted as they’re completed.
In addition, I also have a handful of smaller projects in progress, and a few bigger ones on the backburner.  More info on those to come, so stay tuned!

Whether you're a patron or not, thank you so much for stopping by!
Tiers
Stargazers
$1 or more per creation
  • Early Access: Patrons have access to art one day before it's posted for the general public
  • Works in Progress: Previews of upcoming postings of both art and writing, and process videos
Star Explorers
$5 or more per creation
  • Livestreams: Livestreams of a current work in progress as scheduling permits
  • Discounts on Print Copies: As print copies of There Were the Stars and other projects become available
  • High-Res JPEGs: Each art posting will come with a high-res downloadable jpeg for personal use (wallpapers, personal prints, etc)
  • Early Access
  • Works in Progress
Star Ambassadors
$10 or more per creation
  • Annotated Editions: PDF copies of works with comments and thoughts on process, character, and construction
  • Writing Workshops: Moderated peer workshops for short stories and fic
  • 20% Discounts on all Commissions: See this post for commission details
  • Higher Discounts on Print Copies
  • Livestreams
  • High-Res JPEGs
  • Early Access
  • Works in Progress
Star Angels
$25 or more per creation
  • Free Print Copies: As print copies of There Were the Stars and other projects become available
  • Individualized Art Pieces: Personal art pieces for each patron (one per patron)
  • Star Angels-Only Post: Once monthly post, with the topic and medium chosen by poll
  • 20% Discounts on all Commissions: See this post for commission details
  • Annotated Editions
  • Writing Workshops
  • Livestreams
  • High-Res JPEGs
  • Early Access
  • Works in Progress
Goals
$5 of $300 per creation
When I reach $300/month, I'll make a patrons-only piece, either art or short story- YOU get to choose!
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Welcome!

My name is Hazel Howland, and I am a writer and an artist looking to jumpstart my career in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. I’ve been writing for fifteen years, and painting for nearly as long. Most of my published work to date has been fanworks under the handle deathbycoldopen, in various fandoms including Yuri!!! on Ice, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Princess Tutu, to name a few. I also have quite a few original stories and artworks in the works.

Unfortunately, living expenses are, well, expensive.  That means that time and energy that I wish I could spend on making art and writing has to be spent on a boring day job.  So that's where you come in!

Every dollar that you pledge goes towards content.  The more you give, the less time I have to spend listening to customers yell at me, and the more time I can spend making art and stories that you will love.

More than that, becoming a patron will get you some really awesome rewards! Rewards range from early postings, works in progress, to tutorials and workshops, and even to print copies of finished projects and annotated drafts with all sorts of thoughts and comments.  Even just one dollar a month can get you all sorts of cool stuff, so seriously, don't miss out!

What I Do:


I currently have two main projects that I’m working on:

  • There Were the Stars
Flight of the Albatross:

On an Earth blanketed in clouds, Jaide has only ever wanted to see the stars. It’s taken her years of study in a field neglected by the scientific community, but with the successful launch of a probe, she’s finally done the impossible: convinced the rest of the world that an entire universe awaits beyond the Veil.

With her discovery arrive more impossibilities, not least of which is another species claiming to be ambassadors to the stars. The Taworiel provide technology and information enough to send humanity’s first starship, The Albatross, beyond the Veil with Jaide as its captain. But when disaster strikes, Jaide and her ragtag crew are left adrift in a universe of unknowns, with nothing but unfamiliar stars to guide the way.

There Were the Stars is an online serial novel. It will begin posting in August, 2017 at www.therewerethestars.com.

  • Non Te Ne Andare
Yuuri is a human touched by the spirit of Life. Viktor is a spirit of Ice, cursed to spread death wherever he goes. It’s not the ideal start of a love story, but maybe Life and Death aren’t as opposed as they seem.

Non Te Ne Andare is a Yuri!!! On Ice fancomic. Pages are posted as they’re completed.
In addition, I also have a handful of smaller projects in progress, and a few bigger ones on the backburner.  More info on those to come, so stay tuned!

Whether you're a patron or not, thank you so much for stopping by!

Recent posts by Hazel Howland

Tiers
Stargazers
$1 or more per creation
  • Early Access: Patrons have access to art one day before it's posted for the general public
  • Works in Progress: Previews of upcoming postings of both art and writing, and process videos
Star Explorers
$5 or more per creation
  • Livestreams: Livestreams of a current work in progress as scheduling permits
  • Discounts on Print Copies: As print copies of There Were the Stars and other projects become available
  • High-Res JPEGs: Each art posting will come with a high-res downloadable jpeg for personal use (wallpapers, personal prints, etc)
  • Early Access
  • Works in Progress
Star Ambassadors
$10 or more per creation
  • Annotated Editions: PDF copies of works with comments and thoughts on process, character, and construction
  • Writing Workshops: Moderated peer workshops for short stories and fic
  • 20% Discounts on all Commissions: See this post for commission details
  • Higher Discounts on Print Copies
  • Livestreams
  • High-Res JPEGs
  • Early Access
  • Works in Progress
Star Angels
$25 or more per creation
  • Free Print Copies: As print copies of There Were the Stars and other projects become available
  • Individualized Art Pieces: Personal art pieces for each patron (one per patron)
  • Star Angels-Only Post: Once monthly post, with the topic and medium chosen by poll
  • 20% Discounts on all Commissions: See this post for commission details
  • Annotated Editions
  • Writing Workshops
  • Livestreams
  • High-Res JPEGs
  • Early Access
  • Works in Progress