Sam & Elly are creating novels, comics, and illustrations
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Sam & Elly are independent creators who frequently collaborate on original works, with a focus on lesbian & trans/nb representation in fantasy. Together, their works span novels, comics, and illustrations.

Sam Farren has been churning out novels since early 2015, having published more than 720,000 words of fiction in that time—that’s around 2,500 pages! With three more books currently in progress, their work is guaranteed to continue at a steady pace for years to come.

Their novels are slow-paced, character-driven pieces, all taking place in original fantasy settings. In these worlds, the real problems facing people are dragons and blizzards, not sexuality and gender. This allows for stories where LGBT characters of all kinds can live openly and expressively, with their lives and love stories being incidental but always acknowledged. With a focus on lesbian & trans/nb representation, Sam Farren hopes to create stories where people not often reflected in fantasy worlds can enjoy epic adventures.

Click here for more information on Sam’s completed, current, and former novels!

Elly Beck is a self-taught freelance illustrator. All of her art is available to view at her art blog, ellydraws.tumblr.com. She works on individual freelance projects, including Rezonite, a two-player fantasy card game, and frequently does art of Sam Farren’s books, including the cover of Bitfrost.

Rezonite is a card game by Robyn Dawson (@rezonitecardgame on Instagram), about mages duelling with magical crystals. Elly is the sole artist on the project, designing the characters for each of the five decks, leading the visual direction of the game, and is currently creating all of the illustrations for each of the 155 cards that will be in the completed game.

Elly’s work has always focused on LGBT material, wlw especially, and her aim is to continue creating inclusive artwork.

Through Patreon, she will be expanding her studies on a variety of artistic skills, sharing the process, what she’s learnt, and all the “behind-the-scenes” information that comes with access to a full-time artist. You’ll also hear about any potential future projects here first, as well as character design from Sam’s books as they’re being written.

Why Do We Need Patreon?

Creative work involves big risks and instability. Sam spends 6-8 hours a day writing (which doesn’t include the time spent researching, plotting, and outlining the piece), and even longer when it comes to rewriting and editing. It’s a full-time job that takes up a lot of mental energy, and they don’t get the paycheque for the time between beginning and publishing—this can easily be longer than a year.

As a freelancer, Elly’s work can be restrictive, as she has to follow the client’s guidelines. Patreon will give her the opportunity to broaden her skills, create more personal pieces, and built a portfolio that will allow her to move onto bigger projects. Elly also has chronic illnesses that take a lot of time and energy to manage, and without the support of Patreon, she will not be able to focus on her craft in this way.

The Tiers

$1 – Fondant Fancy

This tier includes The Daily Elly, regular posts by Elly, and access to our Discord server. At this tier, you will also be able to vote in polls.

$5 – Pink Velvet Cupcake

As well as The Daily Elly, Discord access, and polls, you will get a one-time thank you sketch from Elly and be able to participate in patron-only art livestreams.

Sam’s writing column, published at least twice a month, is available at this tier, along with access to Sam and Elly’s Q&A—two separate channels in Discord where you can ask us anything about the expanded Dragonoak and Bitfrost universes, and any other past or current projects.

$10 – Mini Victoria Sponge

Everything from the previous tiers is included, along with a one-time “thank you” sketch from Elly (more detailed than the $5 tier) OR a short writing request from Sam. It’s your choice! You will get a 10% discount on all commissions and patron-priority in the commission queue. You’ll also get sneak-peeks at our current and upcoming projects!

$20 – Raspberry Ombre Cake

All of the previous tiers are included, you’ll receive an art request from Elly OR writing piece by Sam. Again, this is much more detailed than the $5 and $10 tiers, and will be completed within two months of pledging support. You’ll get early access to Sam’s book drafts, a 20% discount on all commissions from Elly, as well as patron-priority in the queue.

Tiers
Fondant Fancy
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

Includes Discord rewards
Pink Velvet Cupcake
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

- Ability to vote in polls

- One-time "thank you" sketch from Elly

- Access to Patreon-only streams

- Access to Sam's regular writing column

- Access to Sam & Elly's Q&A channels

Includes Discord rewards
Mini Victoria Sponge
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

- Ability to vote in polls

- One-time "thank you" sketch from Elly OR short writing piece from Sam

- Access to Patreon-only streams

- Access to Sam's regular writing column

- Access to Sam & Elly's Q&A channels

- 10% off all commissions

- Patreon-priority in commission queues

- Sneak-peeks at current and upcoming projects

Includes Discord rewards
Raspberry Ombre Cake
$20 or more per month 1 patron
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

- Ability to vote in polls

- One-time "thank you" sketch from Elly OR short writing piece from Sam (more detailed than the previous tiers)

- Access to Patreon-only streams

- Access to Sam's regular writing column

- Access to Sam & Elly's Q&A channels

- 20% off all commissions

- Patreon-priority in commission queues

- Sneak-peeks at current and upcoming projects

- Early access to Sam's book drafts

Includes Discord rewards
Sam & Elly are independent creators who frequently collaborate on original works, with a focus on lesbian & trans/nb representation in fantasy. Together, their works span novels, comics, and illustrations.

Sam Farren has been churning out novels since early 2015, having published more than 720,000 words of fiction in that time—that’s around 2,500 pages! With three more books currently in progress, their work is guaranteed to continue at a steady pace for years to come.

Their novels are slow-paced, character-driven pieces, all taking place in original fantasy settings. In these worlds, the real problems facing people are dragons and blizzards, not sexuality and gender. This allows for stories where LGBT characters of all kinds can live openly and expressively, with their lives and love stories being incidental but always acknowledged. With a focus on lesbian & trans/nb representation, Sam Farren hopes to create stories where people not often reflected in fantasy worlds can enjoy epic adventures.

Click here for more information on Sam’s completed, current, and former novels!

Elly Beck is a self-taught freelance illustrator. All of her art is available to view at her art blog, ellydraws.tumblr.com. She works on individual freelance projects, including Rezonite, a two-player fantasy card game, and frequently does art of Sam Farren’s books, including the cover of Bitfrost.

Rezonite is a card game by Robyn Dawson (@rezonitecardgame on Instagram), about mages duelling with magical crystals. Elly is the sole artist on the project, designing the characters for each of the five decks, leading the visual direction of the game, and is currently creating all of the illustrations for each of the 155 cards that will be in the completed game.

Elly’s work has always focused on LGBT material, wlw especially, and her aim is to continue creating inclusive artwork.

Through Patreon, she will be expanding her studies on a variety of artistic skills, sharing the process, what she’s learnt, and all the “behind-the-scenes” information that comes with access to a full-time artist. You’ll also hear about any potential future projects here first, as well as character design from Sam’s books as they’re being written.

Why Do We Need Patreon?

Creative work involves big risks and instability. Sam spends 6-8 hours a day writing (which doesn’t include the time spent researching, plotting, and outlining the piece), and even longer when it comes to rewriting and editing. It’s a full-time job that takes up a lot of mental energy, and they don’t get the paycheque for the time between beginning and publishing—this can easily be longer than a year.

As a freelancer, Elly’s work can be restrictive, as she has to follow the client’s guidelines. Patreon will give her the opportunity to broaden her skills, create more personal pieces, and built a portfolio that will allow her to move onto bigger projects. Elly also has chronic illnesses that take a lot of time and energy to manage, and without the support of Patreon, she will not be able to focus on her craft in this way.

The Tiers

$1 – Fondant Fancy

This tier includes The Daily Elly, regular posts by Elly, and access to our Discord server. At this tier, you will also be able to vote in polls.

$5 – Pink Velvet Cupcake

As well as The Daily Elly, Discord access, and polls, you will get a one-time thank you sketch from Elly and be able to participate in patron-only art livestreams.

Sam’s writing column, published at least twice a month, is available at this tier, along with access to Sam and Elly’s Q&A—two separate channels in Discord where you can ask us anything about the expanded Dragonoak and Bitfrost universes, and any other past or current projects.

$10 – Mini Victoria Sponge

Everything from the previous tiers is included, along with a one-time “thank you” sketch from Elly (more detailed than the $5 tier) OR a short writing request from Sam. It’s your choice! You will get a 10% discount on all commissions and patron-priority in the commission queue. You’ll also get sneak-peeks at our current and upcoming projects!

$20 – Raspberry Ombre Cake

All of the previous tiers are included, you’ll receive an art request from Elly OR writing piece by Sam. Again, this is much more detailed than the $5 and $10 tiers, and will be completed within two months of pledging support. You’ll get early access to Sam’s book drafts, a 20% discount on all commissions from Elly, as well as patron-priority in the queue.

Recent posts by Sam & Elly

Tiers
Fondant Fancy
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

Includes Discord rewards
Pink Velvet Cupcake
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

- Ability to vote in polls

- One-time "thank you" sketch from Elly

- Access to Patreon-only streams

- Access to Sam's regular writing column

- Access to Sam & Elly's Q&A channels

Includes Discord rewards
Mini Victoria Sponge
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

- Ability to vote in polls

- One-time "thank you" sketch from Elly OR short writing piece from Sam

- Access to Patreon-only streams

- Access to Sam's regular writing column

- Access to Sam & Elly's Q&A channels

- 10% off all commissions

- Patreon-priority in commission queues

- Sneak-peeks at current and upcoming projects

Includes Discord rewards
Raspberry Ombre Cake
$20 or more per month 1 patron
- Access to our discord server

- Access to "The Daily Elly"

- Ability to vote in polls

- One-time "thank you" sketch from Elly OR short writing piece from Sam (more detailed than the previous tiers)

- Access to Patreon-only streams

- Access to Sam's regular writing column

- Access to Sam & Elly's Q&A channels

- 20% off all commissions

- Patreon-priority in commission queues

- Sneak-peeks at current and upcoming projects

- Early access to Sam's book drafts

Includes Discord rewards