Elliot Toman is creating sci-fi comics.
8

patrons

$41
per month

The world as we know it ended in the year 2000.  From a secret base on Mars, hundreds of arks containing the seeds of human civilization were flung into the cosmos using an ancient technology that sent them not only deep into space, but deep into time as well.  The crew of the United Space Ship Westward
now follows the trails they left behind, pursuing a secret mission to learn what has become of humanity in the far reaches of space--and to make hard choices that will determine the fate of all human life in the future.

Westward is an ongoing serial that explores themes of human responsibility, redemption and the nature of reality.  Also time travel, Martians and cyborg Nazis.

Westward was launched in 2010 as a daily comic strip homage to classic Sci-Fi.  Over 1,000 strips and counting, it evolved into a complex serialized story following dozens of people through a brain-teasing, genre-bending series of weird adventures through space and time.  With the help of patrons like you, my hope is to restore its production schedule over 2018, with the goal of resuming daily publication by January of 2019.  Find out what happens next--faster--by becoming a Patron today!

Tiers
Space Cadet
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Welcome aboard!  Enjoy access to exclusive patron-only content: Sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes info, bonus contend and Grafeneck knows what else.
Model Citizen
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Westward is produced using a combination of 2D art and 3D models.  Some of the models, like that of Westward itself, represent hundreds of work hours and contain many hidden details that are never seen in the comic.  At this tier, you will be granted access to download Westward and other models in the easy-to-use Sketchup format.  Literally walk the corridors of the ship, exploring every nook and cranny from the brig to the space lift!


Model Citizens will immediately be given access to the expansive Westward model.  Over time, more models will be made available from the vault: Currently used models, models from the archive, and even never-used concepts!

Exemplary Character
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
If sneaking into the model for Ed Schult's cabin isn't immersive enough for you, why not be part of the comic itself?  In addition to the perks of previous tiers, Patrons at this tier will be sent a simple biography form, which I will use to add an actual reoccurring character to the comic strip in your likeness!  This isn't a background extra bit; it's a role that will be significant over the course of multiple strips.  Adventure awaits!
Goals
$41 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I'll be earning enough to focus on Westward during the time that I currently devote to earning freelance income on the side.  With that time, I should be able to consistently produce three strips per week.
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The world as we know it ended in the year 2000.  From a secret base on Mars, hundreds of arks containing the seeds of human civilization were flung into the cosmos using an ancient technology that sent them not only deep into space, but deep into time as well.  The crew of the United Space Ship Westward
now follows the trails they left behind, pursuing a secret mission to learn what has become of humanity in the far reaches of space--and to make hard choices that will determine the fate of all human life in the future.

Westward is an ongoing serial that explores themes of human responsibility, redemption and the nature of reality.  Also time travel, Martians and cyborg Nazis.

Westward was launched in 2010 as a daily comic strip homage to classic Sci-Fi.  Over 1,000 strips and counting, it evolved into a complex serialized story following dozens of people through a brain-teasing, genre-bending series of weird adventures through space and time.  With the help of patrons like you, my hope is to restore its production schedule over 2018, with the goal of resuming daily publication by January of 2019.  Find out what happens next--faster--by becoming a Patron today!

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Tiers
Space Cadet
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Welcome aboard!  Enjoy access to exclusive patron-only content: Sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes info, bonus contend and Grafeneck knows what else.
Model Citizen
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Westward is produced using a combination of 2D art and 3D models.  Some of the models, like that of Westward itself, represent hundreds of work hours and contain many hidden details that are never seen in the comic.  At this tier, you will be granted access to download Westward and other models in the easy-to-use Sketchup format.  Literally walk the corridors of the ship, exploring every nook and cranny from the brig to the space lift!


Model Citizens will immediately be given access to the expansive Westward model.  Over time, more models will be made available from the vault: Currently used models, models from the archive, and even never-used concepts!

Exemplary Character
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
If sneaking into the model for Ed Schult's cabin isn't immersive enough for you, why not be part of the comic itself?  In addition to the perks of previous tiers, Patrons at this tier will be sent a simple biography form, which I will use to add an actual reoccurring character to the comic strip in your likeness!  This isn't a background extra bit; it's a role that will be significant over the course of multiple strips.  Adventure awaits!