Handspike is creating Webcomics
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Hello! My pen name is  Handspike, and with my friend, Zainab Almahdi (@Yukim4ru), I’m creating a webcomic... 

…titled ‘Magical Heroines?!;’ a black comedy wherein a girl is dragged against her will into a magic child-based social system and repeatedly made to do worse and worse things that she doesn’t want to do. Each main character throughout the story is meant to both be a stereotypical anime character trope pushed into absurdity, as well as aware of their character, and self-loathing about it. I can say a whole lot about what everything is and how it goes because I’ve already written this whole thing.



Yeah, to be precise about it, I always envisioned this story to at least reach a certain point where I can say ‘it’s a mostly-complete story! Everything’s been written for two years now and been edited over and over along the way, so I’ve had everything figured out WAY in advance--and depending on reception to the series as it goes, I have an actual full-length version of the story that can pick up right where chapter 16 leaves off.






1. My family is somewhat poor and it would be great to be able to start not making negative amounts of money every month ahaha



2. This story was planned to be really easy to create, which is a big reason why the story itself takes so much from the manga aesthetic instead of, say, colors, or, colorization, etc. From previous experience, for me a page by myself takes 6 hours to produce. With Yukimaru, it takes 3 hours because I just have to do backgrounds and text! For me. For her, there are a few hours of penciling, scanning, and editing, and then extra time for final edits, and moving between tools so much is mentally exhausting.



Right now, the Patreon money is going to me for saving up for more or better tools (my ipad’s volume button got like smashed in over a year ago…and I don’t even remember how long before that I was able to update my drawing app…). More, MORE importantly, this thing’s also a sort of barometer to tell us if this story is CAPABLE of becoming successful.

Magical Heroines?! was meant to be read as chapter-chunks with rapid-enough updates to actually create a level of community around it. At current, we’re updating with two pages a week and looking to figure in a third page. If I had my way, I’d start being happy with making five, but we’re not even ready to figure out how we’d be able to produce four. We have things we have to do! LIKE BE ABLE TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY!



But if enough people are able to show through social media and site metrics and donations--more the number of people than the amount pledged--then it could become much, much easier to see this as something with an actual future to it. I can’t promise that this story will make you happy, but it will make you uncomfortable. Because everything that makes you uncomfortable was put there because thinking of it made me sad. Aw, shit, this isn’t how you’re supposed to sell a story to possible fans…aww dammit.



For the time being, we’re not putting a lot into Patreon rewards, because there’s no point to, say, deciding 7 reward tiers if you’re only gonna get 5 pledges y’know



You gain access to an download post with all 45-page non-canon spin-off comic drawn entirely by myself. Yeah, it’s a one-time sort of reward but you know what? I hope it feels pretty good reading something I tried my hardest on so you can understand why I couldn’t do Magical Heroines?! with my own skills alone! It’s about a magical girl who idolizes an 80s-style dashing thug hero-type male magical girl, and together they fight other, shittier magical delinquents while she figures out why she hates herself! I also wanted to hold off on it until the end of chapter 1 of the main story, but on the other hand, it gets to telegraph where the writing style leads the main story to before TOO long! I wish I could draw better, but check it out!






I’m not the main artist but hey, if you’re paying me money I better be doing SOMETHING to get you back!! No porn though. I’m an asexual virgin. I don’t know what a sex looks like.



If you’re giving me fifty actual US dollars, I better give you something ridiculous. Don’t pay me $50. That’s kind of a dumb idea. I mean, I want you to but seriously don’t

In closing, I hope you think this story could turn into something you’re going to love. If you even just get that bonus comic and then cut the pledge off next month I won’t even be mad, that’d be more helpful that you may think for a LOT of reasons. I’ve got a lot of stories I want to tell with a whole teams’ worth of characters and a lot of angry emotional territory to cover! Like ‘Why they gotta keep sexualizing 14 year-olds in anime?’, or ‘Why can’t anime stories stop making boring-ass overpowered asshole main characters in worlds where every single other person sucks?’, or ‘Why am I not happy?’ And the answer to the last one is ‘Because I’m a weeb who hates weebs.’ Tragic.

Read Magical Heroines?! here!!!
Tiers
A Freaking Comic Book
$3 or more per month 2 patrons

You get access to a download of a 45-page one-shot comic I wrote and drew months ago about children getting punched in the face. Good stuff!!!!

I Draw the Thing
$5 or more per month 2 patrons

I'll do a monthly commission for you and try to do it well. Please. I have too much free time.

Why would you pay me this much
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

I write you a 2-page 12-pt calibri fanfic. Sure ok




Hello! My pen name is  Handspike, and with my friend, Zainab Almahdi (@Yukim4ru), I’m creating a webcomic... 

…titled ‘Magical Heroines?!;’ a black comedy wherein a girl is dragged against her will into a magic child-based social system and repeatedly made to do worse and worse things that she doesn’t want to do. Each main character throughout the story is meant to both be a stereotypical anime character trope pushed into absurdity, as well as aware of their character, and self-loathing about it. I can say a whole lot about what everything is and how it goes because I’ve already written this whole thing.



Yeah, to be precise about it, I always envisioned this story to at least reach a certain point where I can say ‘it’s a mostly-complete story! Everything’s been written for two years now and been edited over and over along the way, so I’ve had everything figured out WAY in advance--and depending on reception to the series as it goes, I have an actual full-length version of the story that can pick up right where chapter 16 leaves off.






1. My family is somewhat poor and it would be great to be able to start not making negative amounts of money every month ahaha



2. This story was planned to be really easy to create, which is a big reason why the story itself takes so much from the manga aesthetic instead of, say, colors, or, colorization, etc. From previous experience, for me a page by myself takes 6 hours to produce. With Yukimaru, it takes 3 hours because I just have to do backgrounds and text! For me. For her, there are a few hours of penciling, scanning, and editing, and then extra time for final edits, and moving between tools so much is mentally exhausting.



Right now, the Patreon money is going to me for saving up for more or better tools (my ipad’s volume button got like smashed in over a year ago…and I don’t even remember how long before that I was able to update my drawing app…). More, MORE importantly, this thing’s also a sort of barometer to tell us if this story is CAPABLE of becoming successful.

Magical Heroines?! was meant to be read as chapter-chunks with rapid-enough updates to actually create a level of community around it. At current, we’re updating with two pages a week and looking to figure in a third page. If I had my way, I’d start being happy with making five, but we’re not even ready to figure out how we’d be able to produce four. We have things we have to do! LIKE BE ABLE TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY!



But if enough people are able to show through social media and site metrics and donations--more the number of people than the amount pledged--then it could become much, much easier to see this as something with an actual future to it. I can’t promise that this story will make you happy, but it will make you uncomfortable. Because everything that makes you uncomfortable was put there because thinking of it made me sad. Aw, shit, this isn’t how you’re supposed to sell a story to possible fans…aww dammit.



For the time being, we’re not putting a lot into Patreon rewards, because there’s no point to, say, deciding 7 reward tiers if you’re only gonna get 5 pledges y’know



You gain access to an download post with all 45-page non-canon spin-off comic drawn entirely by myself. Yeah, it’s a one-time sort of reward but you know what? I hope it feels pretty good reading something I tried my hardest on so you can understand why I couldn’t do Magical Heroines?! with my own skills alone! It’s about a magical girl who idolizes an 80s-style dashing thug hero-type male magical girl, and together they fight other, shittier magical delinquents while she figures out why she hates herself! I also wanted to hold off on it until the end of chapter 1 of the main story, but on the other hand, it gets to telegraph where the writing style leads the main story to before TOO long! I wish I could draw better, but check it out!






I’m not the main artist but hey, if you’re paying me money I better be doing SOMETHING to get you back!! No porn though. I’m an asexual virgin. I don’t know what a sex looks like.



If you’re giving me fifty actual US dollars, I better give you something ridiculous. Don’t pay me $50. That’s kind of a dumb idea. I mean, I want you to but seriously don’t

In closing, I hope you think this story could turn into something you’re going to love. If you even just get that bonus comic and then cut the pledge off next month I won’t even be mad, that’d be more helpful that you may think for a LOT of reasons. I’ve got a lot of stories I want to tell with a whole teams’ worth of characters and a lot of angry emotional territory to cover! Like ‘Why they gotta keep sexualizing 14 year-olds in anime?’, or ‘Why can’t anime stories stop making boring-ass overpowered asshole main characters in worlds where every single other person sucks?’, or ‘Why am I not happy?’ And the answer to the last one is ‘Because I’m a weeb who hates weebs.’ Tragic.

Read Magical Heroines?! here!!!

Recent posts by Handspike

Tiers
A Freaking Comic Book
$3 or more per month 2 patrons

You get access to a download of a 45-page one-shot comic I wrote and drew months ago about children getting punched in the face. Good stuff!!!!

I Draw the Thing
$5 or more per month 2 patrons

I'll do a monthly commission for you and try to do it well. Please. I have too much free time.

Why would you pay me this much
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

I write you a 2-page 12-pt calibri fanfic. Sure ok