I have been drawing since I could hold a drawing utensil in my hand. I've always had a great passion for storytelling and through the years have found that comics are my favorite way to share said stories. Because life is as it is and we have to have money to pay the bills, I spend most of the time working on various freelance projects so as to support myself and my family. I'd like to be able to spend a greater amount of time working on my passion project: "Variants". To do this, I need to have the support of my loyal fans like you!
"Variants: Stripes" is the first graphic novel of the "Variants" series. It is a 130+ page female friendly and LGBTQIA+ friendly superhero comic created by myself, Annie Erskine, written by Clint Waters, art by both myself, my wife, Joy, and Joe Davis. The comic will be available online 100% for free. Our goal is to be able to upload 2-4 pages a month once we get a decent backlog of pages completed. The story revolves around Samantha Johnson or "Sam", a top secret military agent who's been out of the superhero game for 10 years. She is suddenly thrust out of her retirement when a mysterious adversary begins wreaking havoc, only to vanish without a trace. With the help of her ally Technologic and another unlikely ally, she must take down this villain and discover his true origins before more innocent lives are lost.
You can start reading the comic for free today here:
I have no great aspirations of fame and fortune. Clint, Joy, and I are just some passionate creators looking to share our story with the world. We wanted to do a Patreon to help us out with this journey so we can do focus more time and energy on the comic without risk of financial strain.
Specifically, the money given on Patreon will go towards the following:
- Helping me with funds so that I can focus more time on Ionic Comics content without suffering financially
- Upgrading my workspace and equipment to be able to create better quality art much faster (new tablet, new desk, etc)
- Hiring additional help for the comic as needed to help push out pages faster (flatters, a letterer, etc)
- Paying for various living expenses such as my mortgage and food bills (hey, I gotta eat!)
What will you get out of this?
- Behind the scenes artwork (sketches, character designs, page mock-ups, script excerpts, etc.)
- Early access to pages and, depending on your pledge level, fully completed comic PDFs including behind-the-scenes interviews and art!
- Art! Depending on your pledge level, you could receive things like art prints, a sketch commissions, monthly digital commissions, etc!
- NSFW content! Whoo-hoo!
- One-on-one art lessons with me (Annie Erskine)!