Seth and Angela are creating The Gale Comic
9

patrons

$84
per creation
“The only right way to cover something up is to bury it. . . That is what they have done with my whole family.” - Gale Norman


Who are we?
We are the Gale Team. Seth is the creator and writer of Gale and Angela draws the pages.  

The team met through Twitter two years ago and we discovered that we had the same passion for turning realistic, character driven stories into comics. For the last two years, both of us have worked on nights and weekends to make the Gale comic a reality.  

For those of you who have been following our journey for the past two years, we want to thank you for your encouragement and continued support. Seriously, every comment means so much to us.

What is the Gale comic about?
Our story takes place in an alternate reality of Seattle, Washington, where rookie attorney Gale Norman is determined to seek out the truth behind his father’s mysterious death. As Gale’s suspicions grow, buried memories of his mother’s disappearance resurface and he refuses to hide from his dark past. With the help of his childhood friend, Laurie Gambill, Gale attempts to solve a seemingly ordinary mystery that could lead his life to spiral out of control. Will he uncover the truth to his parents' demise or will he become further entangled in the web of countless lies?

Where can I read Gale?
Gale is available to read for free on Webtoon! We've adapted episodes from the pages of Ch 1: The Calm and Ch 2: Storm Chaser so that readers can enjoy the story on their mobile devices and/or computer. As of May 2018, we will be updating Webtoon with 2 episodes a month. 

On Instagram, we're also reloading Ch 1: The Calm panel by panel every Mon, Wed and Fri from May 2018 onward. So if you're new to the Gale series this is a good way to catch up.    

Why Patreon?
We've decided to make and publish Gale independently. Patreon is a way to help indie creators like us pay our team so that we can devote more time to create top-notch content. Our big dream is to make the Gale comic into a 9 volume book series where every panel is a painting. Each volume will include roughly 75-100 pages. Your support will help us get there, one page at a time.



How does the payment work?

Your contribution counts for every paid post rather than per month.  A paid post will be a finished 7"x10" standard comic page like this:


All Patrons will have access to our creators' blog The Chaos Behind the Calm and sketches which will appear as posts. These will not count as a paid post. Only the finished comic page as seen above will be a paid post. You will expect 2-4 paid post every month plus the free weekly behind-the-scenes blog, Easter eggs, and monthly giveaways (depending which tier you decide). 

The reason we're going with this model is that we believe it will give both Patrons and the Artist some flexibility. We may have to take a break between chapters for story and art development as well as attending conventions. During these periods where we're not creating pages, you won't be charged and you'll still get updates and access to all our free posts and other surprises we're planning.

We want to give a very special thanks to the following creators who have helped us take Gale to the next level:


Thomas Larsen (composer & voice over for the Gale trailer)
Contact: TBA

Carlos Campos (comic art flatting)
Contact: [email protected]

Jordan Kirian (lettering)
Contact: [email protected]

Dwayne Cyrus (logo & wordmark design, website landing page)
Contact: [email protected]





 
Tiers
Scribe
$2 or more per creation 3 patrons
Thanks for supporting the Gale comic! 

You will get early access to finished comic pages. 

PLUS

The Chaos Behind the Calm (Blog)

  • Behind-the-scenes of bringing script to panel for Ch 1
  • Art process, scribbles, alt cover designs and other stuff that we won’t ever post publicly! 


Librarian
$5 or more per creation 3 patrons
Thanks for supporting the Gale comic!  

You will receive all rewards in the Scribe Tier PLUS:

What the Water Gave Me

  • Access to read a short comic by the Gale creators
  • Special perk for March & April 2018



Philosopher
$10 or more per creation 6 patrons
Thanks for supporting the Gale comic!   

You will receive all rewards in the Scribe & Librarian tiers PLUS:

What the Water Gave Me

  • Access to read a short comic by the Gale creators
  • Behind-the-scenes access to sketches, script and process
  • 2018 desktop calendar for March & April  




   

Goals
$84 of $150 per creation
When we hit this goal, we'll run a giveaway for new and veteran patrons to win past and new art prizes as well as Gale issues in print!
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“The only right way to cover something up is to bury it. . . That is what they have done with my whole family.” - Gale Norman


Who are we?
We are the Gale Team. Seth is the creator and writer of Gale and Angela draws the pages.  

The team met through Twitter two years ago and we discovered that we had the same passion for turning realistic, character driven stories into comics. For the last two years, both of us have worked on nights and weekends to make the Gale comic a reality.  

For those of you who have been following our journey for the past two years, we want to thank you for your encouragement and continued support. Seriously, every comment means so much to us.

What is the Gale comic about?
Our story takes place in an alternate reality of Seattle, Washington, where rookie attorney Gale Norman is determined to seek out the truth behind his father’s mysterious death. As Gale’s suspicions grow, buried memories of his mother’s disappearance resurface and he refuses to hide from his dark past. With the help of his childhood friend, Laurie Gambill, Gale attempts to solve a seemingly ordinary mystery that could lead his life to spiral out of control. Will he uncover the truth to his parents' demise or will he become further entangled in the web of countless lies?

Where can I read Gale?
Gale is available to read for free on Webtoon! We've adapted episodes from the pages of Ch 1: The Calm and Ch 2: Storm Chaser so that readers can enjoy the story on their mobile devices and/or computer. As of May 2018, we will be updating Webtoon with 2 episodes a month. 

On Instagram, we're also reloading Ch 1: The Calm panel by panel every Mon, Wed and Fri from May 2018 onward. So if you're new to the Gale series this is a good way to catch up.    

Why Patreon?
We've decided to make and publish Gale independently. Patreon is a way to help indie creators like us pay our team so that we can devote more time to create top-notch content. Our big dream is to make the Gale comic into a 9 volume book series where every panel is a painting. Each volume will include roughly 75-100 pages. Your support will help us get there, one page at a time.



How does the payment work?

Your contribution counts for every paid post rather than per month.  A paid post will be a finished 7"x10" standard comic page like this:


All Patrons will have access to our creators' blog The Chaos Behind the Calm and sketches which will appear as posts. These will not count as a paid post. Only the finished comic page as seen above will be a paid post. You will expect 2-4 paid post every month plus the free weekly behind-the-scenes blog, Easter eggs, and monthly giveaways (depending which tier you decide). 

The reason we're going with this model is that we believe it will give both Patrons and the Artist some flexibility. We may have to take a break between chapters for story and art development as well as attending conventions. During these periods where we're not creating pages, you won't be charged and you'll still get updates and access to all our free posts and other surprises we're planning.

We want to give a very special thanks to the following creators who have helped us take Gale to the next level:


Thomas Larsen (composer & voice over for the Gale trailer)
Contact: TBA

Carlos Campos (comic art flatting)
Contact: [email protected]

Jordan Kirian (lettering)
Contact: [email protected]

Dwayne Cyrus (logo & wordmark design, website landing page)
Contact: [email protected]





 

Recent posts by Seth and Angela

Tiers
Scribe
$2 or more per creation 3 patrons
Thanks for supporting the Gale comic! 

You will get early access to finished comic pages. 

PLUS

The Chaos Behind the Calm (Blog)

  • Behind-the-scenes of bringing script to panel for Ch 1
  • Art process, scribbles, alt cover designs and other stuff that we won’t ever post publicly! 


Librarian
$5 or more per creation 3 patrons
Thanks for supporting the Gale comic!  

You will receive all rewards in the Scribe Tier PLUS:

What the Water Gave Me

  • Access to read a short comic by the Gale creators
  • Special perk for March & April 2018



Philosopher
$10 or more per creation 6 patrons
Thanks for supporting the Gale comic!   

You will receive all rewards in the Scribe & Librarian tiers PLUS:

What the Water Gave Me

  • Access to read a short comic by the Gale creators
  • Behind-the-scenes access to sketches, script and process
  • 2018 desktop calendar for March & April