Gareth Southwell is creating Book Covers, Illustrations, and Graphic Novels
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patrons
The Illustrated Book Club is a reading group with a difference. Every month (or so), I choose a book, then we all read it while I design a new cover. Then we start again with the next title. You don't have to pledge to take part (though patrons get extra goodies), and anyone can read along, comment and suggest titles here, via Goodreads, or on Facebook. If you don't have the physical book, there'll be links to free ebooks/online texts. All finished book covers are posted publicly for free - such as...


Designs are also available as prints and merchandise through Redbubble or via my website.

As a professional illustrator (among other things), Patreon also buys time for me to pursue a number of ongoing personal projects, including graphic novels, comics and other illustration-related projects. For example...


These are things that I may eventually seek to publish (either traditionally or via self-publishing), and most of which will also be public. However, as well as enabling me to complete these projects, patrons who pledge at this level will also receive lots of behind the scenes stuff.

What Do Supporters Get?

All support helps me to produce the finished designs, author and character portraits, to keep the book club running, and to develop my graphic novel and other illustration work. I COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU. Depending on the reward level you choose, you'll also get phone wallpapers of designs, postcards, peeks at sketches and works in progress, insight into my technical process/tutorials, the opportunity to chat and ask me questions, the ability to vote and suggest and comment, and eligibility for any art giveaways and discounts - and other things as they occur to me. There's even a loyalty reward for long-term patrons. For the full details, see the rewards on the right.

Between the book club, graphic novel and my other illustration work, I generally produce 2 paid updates a month - these relate only to The Illustrated Book Club, but you'll also see other finished illustration and comic work for free, and patrons at higher level will get to see more (sketches, WiP, etc). Patrons pledge PER FINISHED ARTWORK, but you can cap your pledge at a level you're comfortable with, and alter it at any time. This means that if I don't post anything, you don't pay anything. Rewards are send out at the beginning of each month (after payments have been processed).

You can find out more about me and see more of my work on my website. If you have any questions about anything (e.g. about how it works, suggestions for rewards not listed - whatever), then please contact me through this page, Twitter or my website.

Thank you!

Gareth Southwell.
Tiers
Casual Browser
$1 or more per Final Artwork/Design

THANK YOU!


For this level of support you'll...

 

  • be the first to see finished book cover designs;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design; and
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards.
General Reader
$2 or more per Final Artwork/Design

BEHIND THE SCENES!


For this level of support you'll...

  • be the first to see finished book cover designs;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;


and...


  • see all book cover development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process.
Bookworm
$3 or more per Final Artwork/Design

GRAPHIC NOVELS! (and other stuff...)


For this level of support you'll...

  • be the first to see finished book covers;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;
  • see all book cover development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process (for all projects);

and...

  • see all development sketches, in-process and finished pages for ongoing graphic novel and other projects.
Serious Student
$5 or more per Final Artwork/Design

POSTCARDS! (plus everything previous)


For this level of support you'll... 


  • be the first to see finished book covers, graphic novel pages and other illustrations;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;
  • see all development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process (for all projects);


and...


  • receive postcards of completed designs (UK patrons only)
Discerning Critic
$7 or more per Final Artwork/Design

 For this level of support you'll... 


  • be the first to see finished book covers, graphic novel pages and other illustrations;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;
  • see all development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process (for all projects);
  • receive postcards of completed designs (US and RoW);

and...


  • get 10% discount on all original art sales, commissions and prints while you're a patron.
Goals
4 of 100 patrons
MONTHLY UPDATES: This level of support should allow me to commit to a regular monthly update.
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The Illustrated Book Club is a reading group with a difference. Every month (or so), I choose a book, then we all read it while I design a new cover. Then we start again with the next title. You don't have to pledge to take part (though patrons get extra goodies), and anyone can read along, comment and suggest titles here, via Goodreads, or on Facebook. If you don't have the physical book, there'll be links to free ebooks/online texts. All finished book covers are posted publicly for free - such as...


Designs are also available as prints and merchandise through Redbubble or via my website.

As a professional illustrator (among other things), Patreon also buys time for me to pursue a number of ongoing personal projects, including graphic novels, comics and other illustration-related projects. For example...


These are things that I may eventually seek to publish (either traditionally or via self-publishing), and most of which will also be public. However, as well as enabling me to complete these projects, patrons who pledge at this level will also receive lots of behind the scenes stuff.

What Do Supporters Get?

All support helps me to produce the finished designs, author and character portraits, to keep the book club running, and to develop my graphic novel and other illustration work. I COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU. Depending on the reward level you choose, you'll also get phone wallpapers of designs, postcards, peeks at sketches and works in progress, insight into my technical process/tutorials, the opportunity to chat and ask me questions, the ability to vote and suggest and comment, and eligibility for any art giveaways and discounts - and other things as they occur to me. There's even a loyalty reward for long-term patrons. For the full details, see the rewards on the right.

Between the book club, graphic novel and my other illustration work, I generally produce 2 paid updates a month - these relate only to The Illustrated Book Club, but you'll also see other finished illustration and comic work for free, and patrons at higher level will get to see more (sketches, WiP, etc). Patrons pledge PER FINISHED ARTWORK, but you can cap your pledge at a level you're comfortable with, and alter it at any time. This means that if I don't post anything, you don't pay anything. Rewards are send out at the beginning of each month (after payments have been processed).

You can find out more about me and see more of my work on my website. If you have any questions about anything (e.g. about how it works, suggestions for rewards not listed - whatever), then please contact me through this page, Twitter or my website.

Thank you!

Gareth Southwell.

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Tiers
Casual Browser
$1 or more per Final Artwork/Design

THANK YOU!


For this level of support you'll...

 

  • be the first to see finished book cover designs;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design; and
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards.
General Reader
$2 or more per Final Artwork/Design

BEHIND THE SCENES!


For this level of support you'll...

  • be the first to see finished book cover designs;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;


and...


  • see all book cover development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process.
Bookworm
$3 or more per Final Artwork/Design

GRAPHIC NOVELS! (and other stuff...)


For this level of support you'll...

  • be the first to see finished book covers;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;
  • see all book cover development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process (for all projects);

and...

  • see all development sketches, in-process and finished pages for ongoing graphic novel and other projects.
Serious Student
$5 or more per Final Artwork/Design

POSTCARDS! (plus everything previous)


For this level of support you'll... 


  • be the first to see finished book covers, graphic novel pages and other illustrations;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;
  • see all development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process (for all projects);


and...


  • receive postcards of completed designs (UK patrons only)
Discerning Critic
$7 or more per Final Artwork/Design

 For this level of support you'll... 


  • be the first to see finished book covers, graphic novel pages and other illustrations;
  • get free phone wallpapers of each finished design;
  • be able to comment and discuss, vote, make suggestions, be eligible for periodic giveaways and milestone rewards;
  • see all development sketches, works in progress, and get insight into my technical process (for all projects);
  • receive postcards of completed designs (US and RoW);

and...


  • get 10% discount on all original art sales, commissions and prints while you're a patron.