Andrew Rodriguez is creating Green Shift, an online graphic novel.
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Hey there, Welcome to the Green Shift Patreon Page! Green Shift is a Dystopian Science-Fiction/Satirical Comedy webcomic about a homeless musician, a jaded bartender and many other characters who attempt to escape the confines of a oppressively consumerist, walled metropolis and start a new life in the mysterious and dangerous wildness beyond...
Want to read the FIRST CHAPTER FOR FREE???
CLICK HERE!



In case you aren't familiar with Patreon, it is basically a platform that allows you to directly pay an artist for their work. In my case, your patronage is helping to fund the creation of more comics and, in return, you'll receive bonus comics, art and more! You basically become a partner in the creative process!



I have been creating the story of Green Shift for most of my adult life and have spent years fleshing out the characters and world they live in through one-shot comics, short stories and illustrations. This is my first concentrated attempt at compiling it all into a long-format comic series.

Some examples of my comics




Green Shift arose out of my own yearning for a story that had lovable characters, an immersive world and tackled serious themes whilst maintaining a quirky sense of humor. I wanted something versatile enough to talk about post modern consumerism, mythology, spirituality, politics, agriculture, music, love and loss as well as zombies, robots, ghosts and monsters. These are the benchmarks I am aiming for whilst creating the comic. The story has an ending and the character arcs are all written up, now I just have to create...Which is the most difficult and time consuming part.





I have always put my work online for free and the only payment I usually ask for are opinions, critiques, feedback and words of encouragement. I have made very little money from my art over the years. I have always felt more comfortable paying my bills through other means including, but not limited to, cooking, bartending, moving furniture, gardening, waiting tables, making sauerkraut, teaching children, rolling burritos, designing robots, farming and cleaning up shit.



Hey, I gotta make a living somehow! 

But I am at a point in my life where I really want to make this story come to life with as little distractions as possible. I already average a page a week or two, even with full time employment and  farm work. I can only imagine how much I could create if I had your support. Every dollar helps. Think about it...if 100 people donate just 1 dollar each per comic (Less than the price for a snickers bar) I could make almost 400 a month, which would free up an entire workweek for me to create more content!
There are so many stories I want to tell and I will tell them, regardless if I make a penny or not. But with your help I can make it happen much faster and more enjoyably. So again, thank you so much for caring enough to think about supporting what I want to create. It means the world to me. 
So what are you waiting for? Let's make art...together!



Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Thank you for supporting Green Shift! You get a big thank you from me and your name added to the "Sponsers" page on my website.
Pledge $5 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Awesome, this really helps! In addition to being a "Sponser" you will receive access to a Patreon exclusive blog that will usually feature sketches, scripts, thumbnails, random musings, spoilers, character profiles, photos of my travels, our farm and animals, ect. You will also receive the high quality digital download of the newly completed chapters before everyone else!
Pledge $10 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Epic! You are truly helping this creation take form! All previous rewards as well as access to the newest comic page several days before I release it out to the public! This also unlocks a BONUS comic that can be anything from a Q&A with the characters, to an illustrated essay on a certain monster, to an extra "musical" comic.
Pledge $20 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
This is quite a significant contribution, which will allow me some time to create non-comic work. Therefore, I can offer all the previous rewards in addition to providing high quality PDF's of my illustrations for your viewing pleasure.
Pledge $50 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Wow, if you are willing to support me this much than you must be immortalized! At this level I am willing to draw your likeness onto one of the undead monsters that the characters encounter throughout the story...What? You don't like that? Well, you get all the other stuff too. :P
Pledge $100 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
This is positively amazing and, in addition to all the other awards, I am willing to do a special illustration custom for you, print it, sign it and send it to you. If you donate more than this I WILL be contacting you personally and we will figure out how I can thank you.
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I can cover the costs of website hosting, Adobe software and paying my flatters. Yay, no longer in the red! Maybe I could even have some time to do some bonus comics!
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Hey there, Welcome to the Green Shift Patreon Page! Green Shift is a Dystopian Science-Fiction/Satirical Comedy webcomic about a homeless musician, a jaded bartender and many other characters who attempt to escape the confines of a oppressively consumerist, walled metropolis and start a new life in the mysterious and dangerous wildness beyond...
Want to read the FIRST CHAPTER FOR FREE???
CLICK HERE!



In case you aren't familiar with Patreon, it is basically a platform that allows you to directly pay an artist for their work. In my case, your patronage is helping to fund the creation of more comics and, in return, you'll receive bonus comics, art and more! You basically become a partner in the creative process!



I have been creating the story of Green Shift for most of my adult life and have spent years fleshing out the characters and world they live in through one-shot comics, short stories and illustrations. This is my first concentrated attempt at compiling it all into a long-format comic series.

Some examples of my comics




Green Shift arose out of my own yearning for a story that had lovable characters, an immersive world and tackled serious themes whilst maintaining a quirky sense of humor. I wanted something versatile enough to talk about post modern consumerism, mythology, spirituality, politics, agriculture, music, love and loss as well as zombies, robots, ghosts and monsters. These are the benchmarks I am aiming for whilst creating the comic. The story has an ending and the character arcs are all written up, now I just have to create...Which is the most difficult and time consuming part.





I have always put my work online for free and the only payment I usually ask for are opinions, critiques, feedback and words of encouragement. I have made very little money from my art over the years. I have always felt more comfortable paying my bills through other means including, but not limited to, cooking, bartending, moving furniture, gardening, waiting tables, making sauerkraut, teaching children, rolling burritos, designing robots, farming and cleaning up shit.



Hey, I gotta make a living somehow! 

But I am at a point in my life where I really want to make this story come to life with as little distractions as possible. I already average a page a week or two, even with full time employment and  farm work. I can only imagine how much I could create if I had your support. Every dollar helps. Think about it...if 100 people donate just 1 dollar each per comic (Less than the price for a snickers bar) I could make almost 400 a month, which would free up an entire workweek for me to create more content!
There are so many stories I want to tell and I will tell them, regardless if I make a penny or not. But with your help I can make it happen much faster and more enjoyably. So again, thank you so much for caring enough to think about supporting what I want to create. It means the world to me. 
So what are you waiting for? Let's make art...together!



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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Thank you for supporting Green Shift! You get a big thank you from me and your name added to the "Sponsers" page on my website.
Pledge $5 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Awesome, this really helps! In addition to being a "Sponser" you will receive access to a Patreon exclusive blog that will usually feature sketches, scripts, thumbnails, random musings, spoilers, character profiles, photos of my travels, our farm and animals, ect. You will also receive the high quality digital download of the newly completed chapters before everyone else!
Pledge $10 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Epic! You are truly helping this creation take form! All previous rewards as well as access to the newest comic page several days before I release it out to the public! This also unlocks a BONUS comic that can be anything from a Q&A with the characters, to an illustrated essay on a certain monster, to an extra "musical" comic.
Pledge $20 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
This is quite a significant contribution, which will allow me some time to create non-comic work. Therefore, I can offer all the previous rewards in addition to providing high quality PDF's of my illustrations for your viewing pleasure.
Pledge $50 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
Wow, if you are willing to support me this much than you must be immortalized! At this level I am willing to draw your likeness onto one of the undead monsters that the characters encounter throughout the story...What? You don't like that? Well, you get all the other stuff too. :P
Pledge $100 or more per Per comic page
0 patrons
This is positively amazing and, in addition to all the other awards, I am willing to do a special illustration custom for you, print it, sign it and send it to you. If you donate more than this I WILL be contacting you personally and we will figure out how I can thank you.