Jay Bell is creating gay comics and gay romance novels.
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Hi there! I’m Jay Bell. If you’re heard of me, it’s probably because of Something Like Summer, which is the first book in a series of gay novels, a web comic, and also a movie. As proud as I am of these achievements, my financial situation isn’t as glamorous as you might imagine. Gay fiction remains a very niche genre, and a limited audience equals a limited income. Not only that, but I self-publish, meaning that I run most aspects of my business alone. Aside from working long hours and even weekends, I often need to invest daunting amounts of money to have things like the audiobooks produced. This can make my life stressful, but I don’t mind, because I feel passionately about creating quality stories. If you feel just as strongly about reading them, you can help by pledging a small amount each month, and in return, I can offer a variety of special perks. A few highlights include:

-Access to the book I am current writing.
-Access to new pages of the comic a month before anyone else sees them.
-Exclusive art and stories featuring your favorite couples.
-A slew of exclusive short stories and bonus material.
-Your name in the next book I publish.

How does it work? If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s similar to Kickstarter except you contribute a small monthly amount to keep a creator going while receiving rewards in return. If that sounds good to you, pledge options are nearby, with the perks explained in greater detail below. If you would like more information about why your support is so crucial, please see this article.

Depending on the tier you select, the following perks are available to you:

Bi-weekly updates:
-the latest Something Like Summer comic a month in advance, including the concept sketches, inked art, and textless version of each page.
-the next installment of my current writing project, as I work on it. You’ll be reading my latest story months before it is published and have the opportunity to influence the story with your feedback.

Longevity Rewards:
When your monthly contribution totals a certain amount, you will be sent special rewards, such an art print of your favorite characters or an autographed hardback edition of the Something Like Summer novel.

Monthly bonus stories and/or illustrations:
Each month I’ll write a special story or commission a new illustration exclusive to this site.

Access to the exclusive library:
Worried you missed out on the all those previous bonus illustrations and stories? No problem! Browse the exclusive library to gain instant access to a wealth of material not found anywhere else. Click here to see what's inside!

The power to vote:
Some of my writing projects allow you to vote on what will happen next. Or sometimes I poll the community to ask what characters they want to see illustrated, or what perks they most want. This is your chance to make your voice heard!

Your name in my novel:
Ever wanted to see your name printed in a book? If you’re an active Summer Savior during a month when I have a new release due out, your name will be included at the beginning among the acknowledgements.

Holiday Greeting Card:
Once a year I will send out a greeting card for the holidays featuring exclusive art. Add a little extra happiness to your mailbox!

Access to the archive:
Unsure about some of my stranger novels like Hell’s Pawn or the fantasy-fueled Loka Legends series? You can read them in their entirety in the archive, along the with previously unpublished gay romance novel, Blank Slate.

Free new releases:
If you’re an active Summer Savior during a month when I have a new release due out, you’ll receive the Ebook version for free.

Not all perks are available to all tier levels. Please choose carefully from the options to select the one that best matches your needs.
Tiers
Winter Warrior!
$2 or more per month
Become a Winter Warrior and you will receive:


Bi-weekly updates which includes:

-the latest comic page a month in advance.

-the next installment of my current writing project.


Longevity Rewards

Autumn Angel!!
$5 or more per month
Become an Autumn Angel and you will receive:

 

A monthly bonus story and/or illustration.


Access to the exclusive library, which includes all previous bonuses.


The ability to vote on community decisions.


Bi-weekly updates which includes:

-the latest comic page a month in advance.

-the next installment of my current writing project.


Longevity Rewards

Summer Savior!!!
$8 or more per month
Become a Summer Savior and you will receive:

  

Your name in every novel I publish.


A yearly greeting card around the holidays.


Access to the Archive.


The final version of each eBook that I publish, as they come out.


A monthly bonus story and/or illustration.


Access to the exclusive library, which includes all previous bonuses.


The ability to vote on community decisions.


Bi-weekly updates which includes:

-the latest comic page a month in advance.

-the next installment of my current writing project.


Longevity Rewards

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Hi there! I’m Jay Bell. If you’re heard of me, it’s probably because of Something Like Summer, which is the first book in a series of gay novels, a web comic, and also a movie. As proud as I am of these achievements, my financial situation isn’t as glamorous as you might imagine. Gay fiction remains a very niche genre, and a limited audience equals a limited income. Not only that, but I self-publish, meaning that I run most aspects of my business alone. Aside from working long hours and even weekends, I often need to invest daunting amounts of money to have things like the audiobooks produced. This can make my life stressful, but I don’t mind, because I feel passionately about creating quality stories. If you feel just as strongly about reading them, you can help by pledging a small amount each month, and in return, I can offer a variety of special perks. A few highlights include:

-Access to the book I am current writing.
-Access to new pages of the comic a month before anyone else sees them.
-Exclusive art and stories featuring your favorite couples.
-A slew of exclusive short stories and bonus material.
-Your name in the next book I publish.

How does it work? If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s similar to Kickstarter except you contribute a small monthly amount to keep a creator going while receiving rewards in return. If that sounds good to you, pledge options are nearby, with the perks explained in greater detail below. If you would like more information about why your support is so crucial, please see this article.

Depending on the tier you select, the following perks are available to you:

Bi-weekly updates:
-the latest Something Like Summer comic a month in advance, including the concept sketches, inked art, and textless version of each page.
-the next installment of my current writing project, as I work on it. You’ll be reading my latest story months before it is published and have the opportunity to influence the story with your feedback.

Longevity Rewards:
When your monthly contribution totals a certain amount, you will be sent special rewards, such an art print of your favorite characters or an autographed hardback edition of the Something Like Summer novel.

Monthly bonus stories and/or illustrations:
Each month I’ll write a special story or commission a new illustration exclusive to this site.

Access to the exclusive library:
Worried you missed out on the all those previous bonus illustrations and stories? No problem! Browse the exclusive library to gain instant access to a wealth of material not found anywhere else. Click here to see what's inside!

The power to vote:
Some of my writing projects allow you to vote on what will happen next. Or sometimes I poll the community to ask what characters they want to see illustrated, or what perks they most want. This is your chance to make your voice heard!

Your name in my novel:
Ever wanted to see your name printed in a book? If you’re an active Summer Savior during a month when I have a new release due out, your name will be included at the beginning among the acknowledgements.

Holiday Greeting Card:
Once a year I will send out a greeting card for the holidays featuring exclusive art. Add a little extra happiness to your mailbox!

Access to the archive:
Unsure about some of my stranger novels like Hell’s Pawn or the fantasy-fueled Loka Legends series? You can read them in their entirety in the archive, along the with previously unpublished gay romance novel, Blank Slate.

Free new releases:
If you’re an active Summer Savior during a month when I have a new release due out, you’ll receive the Ebook version for free.

Not all perks are available to all tier levels. Please choose carefully from the options to select the one that best matches your needs.

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Tiers
Winter Warrior!
$2 or more per month
Become a Winter Warrior and you will receive:


Bi-weekly updates which includes:

-the latest comic page a month in advance.

-the next installment of my current writing project.


Longevity Rewards

Autumn Angel!!
$5 or more per month
Become an Autumn Angel and you will receive:

 

A monthly bonus story and/or illustration.


Access to the exclusive library, which includes all previous bonuses.


The ability to vote on community decisions.


Bi-weekly updates which includes:

-the latest comic page a month in advance.

-the next installment of my current writing project.


Longevity Rewards

Summer Savior!!!
$8 or more per month
Become a Summer Savior and you will receive:

  

Your name in every novel I publish.


A yearly greeting card around the holidays.


Access to the Archive.


The final version of each eBook that I publish, as they come out.


A monthly bonus story and/or illustration.


Access to the exclusive library, which includes all previous bonuses.


The ability to vote on community decisions.


Bi-weekly updates which includes:

-the latest comic page a month in advance.

-the next installment of my current writing project.


Longevity Rewards