HEK Studiois creating comics and art
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We appreciate your support--so let us give a little something back to you! How about a monthly newsletter where we let you in on a few choice secrets, reviews, and news from the studio? Nothin’ to bog down your inbox, but just a little something to show we care.
Also comes with free high fives/fist bumps (in participating cities and territories).
Ever wanted to flip through our sketchbooks? Now you can! At this tier you’ll get patron-exclusive access to the strange snippets of drawings that we didn’t used to make public, but, now we have…just for you!
You’ll also get that sweet, sweet, thank you newsletter from us once a month.
You’ve seen the finished products, but now we’ll show you the method behind our madness. You’ll see gifs, thumbnails, concept art and select scripts - along with in-process pages from the three of us. You’ll also have access to polls - telling us what sort of content you’d like to see in the future!
Oh! And if that’s not enough? You’ll have access to all the previous rewards!
Working as freelance creators and maintaining our independence is not the easiest course to navigate but it is the course we have all chosen. Every penny of the Patreon will go towards funding our studio space, materials, insurance, and providing us a home to continue to create the art and stories we live to create.
The Patreon that supports our studio will provide a home for all of our projects and provide us the ability to exert total creative control over them.
HEK is a group of three writers/artist who happen to be friends and have banded together to form a studio.
We are: Brian Hurtt, Marie Enger, and Matt Kindt.
Cumulatively we have worked in the comic book/graphic novel industry for over fifty years.
Over the years we have all worked individually on our separate projects and graphic novels and over the last three years have started working together in a shared studio space in order to form a stronger creative community and space for discourse and the sharing of inspiration and ideas.
Brian Hurtt is the artist and co-creator of the comic series’ The Sixth Gun and The Damned. He has written or co-written all Sixth Gun spin-off mini-series and has other writing projects on the horizon. Brian also contributes to TableTitans--a fantasy/tabletop gaming webcomic about friendship and adventure (tabletitans.com). He has been the writer and artist for the past two seasons of the series (Whisper of Dragons, Road to Embers). Brian also teamed up with Matt Kindt to create the all-ages adventure graphic novel Poppy and the Lost Lagoon!
Marie Enger is a catch-all creator. She colors (Regression, Pistolwhip, 2 Sisters), letters (Regression, Dept. H, Table Titans), and writes/draws some Table Titans and Adventure Time, but a whole lot of self published punk and horror comics. She hasn’t won any awards for comics, but once sold enough wrapping paper to win a bike.
Matt Kindt is the New York Times Best-Selling writer and/or artist of the comics and graphic novels Dept. H, Mind MGMT, Grass Kings, Ether, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip, as well as Justice League of America (DC), Spider-Man (Marvel), XO: Manowar, Ninjak, Rai, and Divinity (Valiant). He has been nominated for 4 Eisner and 6 Harvey Awards (and won once).
With the formation of this new studio we plan on collaborating more directly – both with print and online work. We will also be sharing our individual and collaborative processes. Forming this studio and the associated Patreon will help with rent and associated costs as we open the door to our studio, lives, process, and art.
This Patreon will also allow us the financial backing to launch web-comics that will appear here first.
We will be updating weekly and monthly with comics, stories, process videos, exclusive blog content and insight into what daily life is like for three full-time writers and artists.
Your support will allow us to expand the window we provide – to allow more time for us to create video and process content and fund the studio space that we will be sharing – not just with each other – but with you as well.