Evan Dorkinis creating Comics
Welcome to the show, and thank you for your support! At this level you will get access to my basic blog (i.e. what I once did at LiveJournal) including info on current projects, rants, reminiscings, chatty fanboy entries, compilations of twitter threads and more. BONUS! All patrons (after 3 months membership) will be entered in a random seasonal giveaway for fun things like merchandise, signed books and more! One buck and you're in.
All of the above benefits! Plus: sneak peeks of current work, both personal and for-hire (when contractually allowed); and early access to sales and commission slots. This is what I do, and it's all for you.
Everything above, plus: longer process posts and how-tos, the opportunity to participate in Q&A posts, and a pdf each month from our archives - comics, pin-ups, scripts, interviews and more! Stick around and you might learn something.
About Evan Dorkin
I've always been open with my audience and have done whatever I can to stay in touch with them directly. Through my old letters pages, our newsletters, the web and personal appearances and correspondence, I've provided a lot of entertainment, opinions and even some advice. Think of this Patreon as a continuation of these endeavors to keep you informed and entertained. I've archived a lot of my work and career, and hope to share a lot of things with you from the past as well as let you know about all the new things we have going on.
And I'll hopefully be in a position to create some new short-form comics I can share with you whenever possible. Freelancing has changed over the years. Magazines have shut down, the comics anthologies I worked for are a thing of the past and humor comics are a non-starter as far as the comic shop variety goes. Mainstream comics have tightened up the kind of material they publish. It's become increasingly harder to do my own personal work over the years. I'm hoping this Patreon helps me make some inroads on getting new material done to share with you while I continue working on writing projects. Your support will be appreciated and rewarded.
Starting October 1st, I will be here regularly to post art, sneak peeks, longer-form posts on comics and the industry, behind-the-scenes posts, old online essays and rants, and maybe (in the future) toss in some comics and do the occasional audio/video post as well. To kick things off, we'll be offering a launch-month giveaway -- a random draw from all backers (at all levels!) who have signed up (and paid) by October 31st for pin sets, signed books and more. Stay tuned!
And thanks for joining me on this ride.
*I've created my own comics such as Milk & Cheese, Dork, The Eltingville Club, and Hectic Planet, among others. I've written creator-owned comics such as Beasts of Burden, Blackwood and Calla Cthulhu. I've worked on mainstream titles for Marvel (Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic, The Thing, Agent X) and DC Comics (World's Funnest, Bizarro Comics, Superman Adventures). I've worked on licensed properties such as The Simpsons (Bongo Comics), Predator (Dark Horse Comics), and The Fairly Oddparents (Nick Magazine). With Sarah Dyer, I've written for several animated T.V. series (Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Superman, Batman Beyond, DC Nation, Shin Chan, Ben 10). We produced an Adult Swim pilot based on the Eltingville comics called Welcome to Eltingville, and we wrote several episodes of the children's series Yo Gabba Gabba!. I've contributed to magazines such as MAD, Deadline, Spin, Reflex, The Onion, Nickelodeon, Penthouse Hot Talk, Disney Adventures and Maxim U.K., and have done illustrations for the books Generation Ecch! and I Love You, Beth Cooper. Some folks saw my artwork in music zines or various ska and punk CDs and 45's back in the day. Most recently, Sarah Dyer and I have written material for the video game, Contra: Rogue Corps, and Beasts of Burden and Blackwood are ongoing.