DIS PATER is creating COMIC ART/ ILLUSTRATIONS
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My name is Ben Chmura and welcome to DIS PATER. I've always loved three things: comic books, fashion, and pop/street-culture. I wanted to create an opportunity for me to explore all of these worlds and merge them into a project that would test my limits as an illustrator/designer.

I grew up on comic books and sci-fi in the 80s/90s which inspired me to attend SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to study comic book illustration. I later shifted into fashion design because I loved the idea of designing costumes. My appreciation for comic book illustration, fashion and pop/street-culture are what fuel the content of the DIS PATER concepts.

The first launch for the DIS PATER realm is DREAMSTATE. A comic storyline I wrote when I was 15 years old. DREAMSTATE was a creative outlet for me when I was realizing at an early age that I was gay. I look forward to sharing the inner workings of a world that was created 22 years ago from the imagination of a teenager struggling with idea that the world would not accept him. DREAMSTATE offered me a world of characters that allowed me to be myself and I wanted to share that world with others. It is a realm with a gay protagonist which was something rare and unheard of in the industry and now has become integrated and celebrated. I think there is still a lot of room to explore these types of characters in comics.

I want to thank you for joining me on this journey. I can't wait to interact with you and build an exclusive community to share DREAMSTATE. Let's discuss it! I look forward to talking with you all more in the future!

To learn more about future projects follow @dispater_nyc or www.dispater.nyc.

Rewards
ETERNAL THANKS!
$1 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and sharing this adventure with you.
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 1
$5 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 2
$10 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • 5 POSTCARD PRINTS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me. *NO REQUESTS)
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 3
$25 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue with COVER ART. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARD PRINTS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me. *NO REQUESTS)


DREAMSTATE LEVEL 4
$50 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARDS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me. *NO REQUESTS)


  • 8x10 signed/ numbered LIMITED EDITION PRINT of DREAMSTATE cover art. Limited to 50. (*Please note- this offer is good for cover of current issue and full issues are quarterly. This tier includes four (4) prints for the entire year)
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 5
$100 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARDS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me.)


  • 8x10 signed/ numbered LIMITED EDITION PRINT of DREAMSTATE cover art. Limited to 50. (*Please note- this offer is good for cover of current issue and full issues are quarterly. This tier includes four (4) prints for the entire year)


  • 2 PATRONS will receive an ORIGINAL 8" x 10" drawing of the featured DREAMSTATE character of the month. (character will be disclosed at the beginning of each month and is selected by me. Patron will be selected randomly.)


  • 1 PATRON will receive an inside look at the next issue of DREAMSTATE. (This will include inside looks at the new pages, content,  and storyline with insight to some of the  research/references. Patron will be selected randomly.)
THE ETERNAL
$250 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARDS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me.)


  • 8x10 signed/ numbered LIMITED EDITION PRINT of DREAMSTATE cover art. Limited to 50. (*Please note- this offer is good for cover of current issue and full issues are quarterly. This tier includes four (4) prints for the entire year)


  • 2 PATRONS will receive an ORIGINAL 8" x 10" drawing of the featured DREAMSTATE character of the month. (character will be disclosed at the beginning of each month and is selected by me. Patron will be selected randomly.)


  • 1 PATRON will receive an inside look at the next issue of DREAMSTATE. (This will include inside looks at the new pages, content, and storyline with insight to some of the  research/references. Patron will be selected randomly.)


  • MEET & GREET: Let's meet and we can discuss DREAMSTATE, future projects, or ask me any questions about what's to come! I'd love to meet you and get to know my patrons. (without you I wouldn't be able to pursue this opportunity!) If you're in the NYC area, let's meet for dinner or something! If you're not in the NYC area, I'm always down for a Skype visit too! (*Please note: the meet & greet is good for 1 meeting per year unless otherwise stated)


  • 1 SURPRISE LIMITED EDITION GIFT!
Goals
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Thanks again for joining the DREAMSTATE!

When I reach my first goal of $250 I will send out a signed/ hand-numbered, limited edition 8" x 10" full-color print of the main character, The Dream to 5 patrons (selected at random).
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My name is Ben Chmura and welcome to DIS PATER. I've always loved three things: comic books, fashion, and pop/street-culture. I wanted to create an opportunity for me to explore all of these worlds and merge them into a project that would test my limits as an illustrator/designer.

I grew up on comic books and sci-fi in the 80s/90s which inspired me to attend SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to study comic book illustration. I later shifted into fashion design because I loved the idea of designing costumes. My appreciation for comic book illustration, fashion and pop/street-culture are what fuel the content of the DIS PATER concepts.

The first launch for the DIS PATER realm is DREAMSTATE. A comic storyline I wrote when I was 15 years old. DREAMSTATE was a creative outlet for me when I was realizing at an early age that I was gay. I look forward to sharing the inner workings of a world that was created 22 years ago from the imagination of a teenager struggling with idea that the world would not accept him. DREAMSTATE offered me a world of characters that allowed me to be myself and I wanted to share that world with others. It is a realm with a gay protagonist which was something rare and unheard of in the industry and now has become integrated and celebrated. I think there is still a lot of room to explore these types of characters in comics.

I want to thank you for joining me on this journey. I can't wait to interact with you and build an exclusive community to share DREAMSTATE. Let's discuss it! I look forward to talking with you all more in the future!

To learn more about future projects follow @dispater_nyc or www.dispater.nyc.

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Rewards
ETERNAL THANKS!
$1 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and sharing this adventure with you.
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 1
$5 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 2
$10 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • 5 POSTCARD PRINTS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me. *NO REQUESTS)
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 3
$25 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue with COVER ART. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARD PRINTS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me. *NO REQUESTS)


DREAMSTATE LEVEL 4
$50 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARDS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me. *NO REQUESTS)


  • 8x10 signed/ numbered LIMITED EDITION PRINT of DREAMSTATE cover art. Limited to 50. (*Please note- this offer is good for cover of current issue and full issues are quarterly. This tier includes four (4) prints for the entire year)
DREAMSTATE LEVEL 5
$100 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARDS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me.)


  • 8x10 signed/ numbered LIMITED EDITION PRINT of DREAMSTATE cover art. Limited to 50. (*Please note- this offer is good for cover of current issue and full issues are quarterly. This tier includes four (4) prints for the entire year)


  • 2 PATRONS will receive an ORIGINAL 8" x 10" drawing of the featured DREAMSTATE character of the month. (character will be disclosed at the beginning of each month and is selected by me. Patron will be selected randomly.)


  • 1 PATRON will receive an inside look at the next issue of DREAMSTATE. (This will include inside looks at the new pages, content,  and storyline with insight to some of the  research/references. Patron will be selected randomly.)
THE ETERNAL
$250 or more per month
  • You will receive my ETERNAL THANKS for helping me pursue my own personal DREAMSTATE and allowing me to share this adventure with you.


  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY FEED including, but not limited to, updates, sketches and WIP.


  • FIRST ACCESS: You will receive access to development sketches, previews, process, and videos of me discussing upcoming highlights or thoughts. *Please note: These will be available to you for 24 hours before all patrons can have access to them.


  • DIGITAL PDF DREAMSTATE full-issue. (*Please note: full issues are quarterly)


  • 5 POSTCARDS (4" x 6") featuring panel art from issue of current DREAMSTATE issue. (images are selected by me.)


  • 8x10 signed/ numbered LIMITED EDITION PRINT of DREAMSTATE cover art. Limited to 50. (*Please note- this offer is good for cover of current issue and full issues are quarterly. This tier includes four (4) prints for the entire year)


  • 2 PATRONS will receive an ORIGINAL 8" x 10" drawing of the featured DREAMSTATE character of the month. (character will be disclosed at the beginning of each month and is selected by me. Patron will be selected randomly.)


  • 1 PATRON will receive an inside look at the next issue of DREAMSTATE. (This will include inside looks at the new pages, content, and storyline with insight to some of the  research/references. Patron will be selected randomly.)


  • MEET & GREET: Let's meet and we can discuss DREAMSTATE, future projects, or ask me any questions about what's to come! I'd love to meet you and get to know my patrons. (without you I wouldn't be able to pursue this opportunity!) If you're in the NYC area, let's meet for dinner or something! If you're not in the NYC area, I'm always down for a Skype visit too! (*Please note: the meet & greet is good for 1 meeting per year unless otherwise stated)


  • 1 SURPRISE LIMITED EDITION GIFT!