Rio Aubry Taylor is creating BRUTAL. PSYCHEDELIC. COMICS.
34

patrons

$186
per issue
BRUTAL. PSYCHEDELIC. COMICS.
One billion minutes in the future, the sun inexplicably goes out and a 10-year-old girl must face demons, gangsters, and existential dread as she and her friends fight to save all sentient beings from the crushing weight of time.

“There's no question that Rio Aubry Taylor is the trippiest of the CCS cartoonists…”
Rob Clough - High-Low Blog, The Comics Journal

“Taylor's storytelling is ambitious… I'm seriously looking forward to what comes next.”
Danny Djeljosevic - Comics Bulletin

 

WHAT IT IS

Digital Subscription
JETTY is an on-going, monthly serialized comic/zine by me, Rio Aubry Taylor. It tells the story of one day in the future when the sun disappears and everybody freaks out. Each month I'll release a new issue of JETTY in PDF format. The odd numbered issues will feature Grok and Puggy (two cyber-punk travelers, trapped in the Dark Internet), Mina (a young castaway, haunted by the past, present, and future), and an outsider group of Buddhist monks (aliens, humans, ex-cons) as they deal with an unexpected influx of demons, evil spirits, and monsters while deftly avoiding madness and murderous drug dealers. Even numbered issues will be a bit briefer in length and more zine-like. They’ll feature the desperate messages of Leel’ Riot and Fill, two sorcerer’s apprentices forced to deal with drastic catastrophes as the world goes horribly dark in more ways than ten. Slowly, the two sides of the story will join together in a panoply of psychedelic endangerment. Read the preview comic below for a feel of it, and the Rewards section for exact specs.




HOW IT WORKS
Rewards
Each issue consists of black & white interiors and color covers. As mentioned above, odd numbered issues star Mina and her friends and contain anywhere from 20 to 24 pages. Even numbered issues feature more words than pictures, are more zine-like in nature, and contain anywhere from 8 to 12 pages. Depending on the amount each patron/subscriber pledges, they will get any number of tiers of extra content. For example, a patron/subscriber who pledges $3 per monthly installment will receive a PDF of each new issue as it comes out. A pledge of $9 will be awarded with a PDF of each monthly issue plus access to the exclusive process blog, featuring creator's notes, commentary, and preliminary sketches.

JETTY is currently only available through this site. Each new issue will feature a Story So Far... section so that readers can jump in at any point, and as the series progresses, readers can order back-issues directly from me. Becoming a patron/subscriber is easy. Just click the orange Become a Patron button at the top left of this page (or click directly on the Reward option below that you like), enter your info and the reward/amount you'd like to pledge each month, and you're all set. See below for a complete list of tiers currently available.



Milestone Goals

At certain funding milestones I will release EXTRA BONUS CONTENT, some of which won't ever be available anywhere else. Examples of this content include posters, trading cards, new zines, and audience input into the story. If you want these exclusive offers, then make sure you're signed up when the Milestone Goal is reached. The very first one ($111 total pledged per month) is what kicks off the whole series. This is so I know there is enough interest to make this comics project worth my time/energy. So if you're interested, please sign up and tell your friends :)

*Note:
If you're signing up after hearing about JETTY at the 2015 Small Press Expo, please let me know for an extra-special surprise

More
Over the last four years I’ve been releasing loads of free content online (art, comics, and essays), mostly through my websiteFacebook, and Twitter. While I definitely intend to continue this trend, I'm offering JETTY as an experiment in subscription-based digital comics. I wholeheartedly thank all my friends and family who have helped me in this project, and all potential readers interested in JETTY :) THANK YOU!

Check here later for a FAQ section and possibly an extended bio coming soon!

Send all questions and comments directly to me ;)
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per issue
37 patrons

  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY

     
Each month patron/subscribers will receive a PDF copy of the latest issue of the psychedelic adventure comic JETTY! Odd numbered issues (aprox. 20 pgs, B&W with color cover) focus on the plight of Mina and her friends as they lucidly escape death, demons, and sorceric anguish :) Even numbered issues (8 to 12 pgs, B&W with color cover) focus on the two sorcerers apprentices, Leel' RioT. and Fill, as they search for their recently disappeared benefactor using psychic carrier-pigeons and a little hint of magic. All issues describe events in the same world of one billion minutes in the future, and the beginning of each will feature a Story so far... section so readers can jump into the existential action at any point. As a general rule, even-numbered issues are more zine-like and word heavy, odd-numbered issues focus more on comics and pictures, though I reserve the right to make anything be anything else at all.
Pledge $9 or more per issue
5 patrons
  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG

  
Patron/subscribers who pledge a subscription of $9/month will get the same monthly content as a $3 subscription, but will receive additional access to an exclusive PROCESS BLOG featuring the thumbnails, sketches, and creator's notes used to develop each issue of JETTY. An insider's look at the working components used to make the final product, this option is for the comics enthusiast interested in the creative process. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 
Pledge $30 or more per issue
0 of 30 patrons


  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG
  • Soundtrack to Creation Snail Mail MIX-CD

  
If you become a patron/subscriber who pledges a subscription of $30/month, you will get the same monthly content as a $9 subscription but will also receive a MIX-CD through the snail mail that I will personally send you. These Soundtrack to Creation MIX-CD's will feature much of the music I listen to while creating each issue. Those who know me know that I am a music fanatic, and while my tastes range in scope across the board, I tend to lean toward the more avant-garde and heavier side of things. That being said, styles and genres to be included each month can include (but are not limited to): Ambient, Breakcore, Classical, Crust, Darkwave, Digital Hardcore, Folk, Funk, Gamelan, Glitch, Hip hop, IDM, Indie, J-Rock, Jazz, Kirtan, Metal, Progressive, Punk, Rock & Roll, and Trip-Hop. This option is for the subscriber who is interested in the music that fuels creation and for those who enjoy regularly receiving things in the mail :)

Pledge $45 or more per issue
1 of 30 patrons
  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG
  • Soundtrack to Creation Snail Mail MIX-CD 
  • ORIGINAL ART SKETCH


Patron/subscribers who pledge a subscription of $45/month will receive the same monthly content as a $30 subscription, but will also get a trading card sized (2.5” by 3.5”) B&W ORIGINAL ART SKETCH of one character from JETTY sent directly to your home. Each month I’ll focus on drawing a different character (to be announced the preceding month) with each sketch being a unique creation unto itself. This option is for those who like to own small pieces of original art by the creators whose work they enjoy :)
Pledge $99 or more per issue
0 of 4 patrons

  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG
  • Soundtrack to Creation Snail Mail MIX-CD 
  • ORIGINAL ART SKETCH
  • Play a STORY-TELLING GAME with me through VIDEO CHAT

  

If you become a patron/subscriber who pledges a subscription of $99/month, you will get the same monthly content as all the previous options, and in addition, I WILL PERSONALLY GM A STORYTELLING GAME WITH YOU AND UP TO THREE OTHER PEOPLE EACH MONTH. What this means is I will use Google Hangouts, Face Time, or some other video chat service to lead a group of readers through a monthly storytelling game full of hijinks, adventure, and probably a lot of silliness. This option is extremely limited and is recommended for the comics enthusiast who likes getting to meet and spend (virtual) time with the creators they enjoy. The first game we will play is called All Out of Bubblegum and I look forward to playing a slew of others in the future :)

Follow this link to listen to a hilarious example of how All Out of Bubblegum is played, as featured on James D'Amato's One Shot podcast:  http://peachesandhotsauce.com/podcasts/outta-bubblegum-part-1
Goals
$186 of $222 per issue

When enough subscriber/patrons pledge so that JETTY receives $222 per month, all patron/subscribers, regardless of amount pledged, will receive a high-quality 8. 5” x 11” PDF of the image featured on the cover of the first issue. Suitable for framing or hanging on your fridge :)

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BRUTAL. PSYCHEDELIC. COMICS.
One billion minutes in the future, the sun inexplicably goes out and a 10-year-old girl must face demons, gangsters, and existential dread as she and her friends fight to save all sentient beings from the crushing weight of time.

“There's no question that Rio Aubry Taylor is the trippiest of the CCS cartoonists…”
Rob Clough - High-Low Blog, The Comics Journal

“Taylor's storytelling is ambitious… I'm seriously looking forward to what comes next.”
Danny Djeljosevic - Comics Bulletin

 

WHAT IT IS

Digital Subscription
JETTY is an on-going, monthly serialized comic/zine by me, Rio Aubry Taylor. It tells the story of one day in the future when the sun disappears and everybody freaks out. Each month I'll release a new issue of JETTY in PDF format. The odd numbered issues will feature Grok and Puggy (two cyber-punk travelers, trapped in the Dark Internet), Mina (a young castaway, haunted by the past, present, and future), and an outsider group of Buddhist monks (aliens, humans, ex-cons) as they deal with an unexpected influx of demons, evil spirits, and monsters while deftly avoiding madness and murderous drug dealers. Even numbered issues will be a bit briefer in length and more zine-like. They’ll feature the desperate messages of Leel’ Riot and Fill, two sorcerer’s apprentices forced to deal with drastic catastrophes as the world goes horribly dark in more ways than ten. Slowly, the two sides of the story will join together in a panoply of psychedelic endangerment. Read the preview comic below for a feel of it, and the Rewards section for exact specs.




HOW IT WORKS
Rewards
Each issue consists of black & white interiors and color covers. As mentioned above, odd numbered issues star Mina and her friends and contain anywhere from 20 to 24 pages. Even numbered issues feature more words than pictures, are more zine-like in nature, and contain anywhere from 8 to 12 pages. Depending on the amount each patron/subscriber pledges, they will get any number of tiers of extra content. For example, a patron/subscriber who pledges $3 per monthly installment will receive a PDF of each new issue as it comes out. A pledge of $9 will be awarded with a PDF of each monthly issue plus access to the exclusive process blog, featuring creator's notes, commentary, and preliminary sketches.

JETTY is currently only available through this site. Each new issue will feature a Story So Far... section so that readers can jump in at any point, and as the series progresses, readers can order back-issues directly from me. Becoming a patron/subscriber is easy. Just click the orange Become a Patron button at the top left of this page (or click directly on the Reward option below that you like), enter your info and the reward/amount you'd like to pledge each month, and you're all set. See below for a complete list of tiers currently available.



Milestone Goals

At certain funding milestones I will release EXTRA BONUS CONTENT, some of which won't ever be available anywhere else. Examples of this content include posters, trading cards, new zines, and audience input into the story. If you want these exclusive offers, then make sure you're signed up when the Milestone Goal is reached. The very first one ($111 total pledged per month) is what kicks off the whole series. This is so I know there is enough interest to make this comics project worth my time/energy. So if you're interested, please sign up and tell your friends :)

*Note:
If you're signing up after hearing about JETTY at the 2015 Small Press Expo, please let me know for an extra-special surprise

More
Over the last four years I’ve been releasing loads of free content online (art, comics, and essays), mostly through my websiteFacebook, and Twitter. While I definitely intend to continue this trend, I'm offering JETTY as an experiment in subscription-based digital comics. I wholeheartedly thank all my friends and family who have helped me in this project, and all potential readers interested in JETTY :) THANK YOU!

Check here later for a FAQ section and possibly an extended bio coming soon!

Send all questions and comments directly to me ;)

Recent posts by Rio Aubry Taylor

Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per issue
37 patrons

  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY

     
Each month patron/subscribers will receive a PDF copy of the latest issue of the psychedelic adventure comic JETTY! Odd numbered issues (aprox. 20 pgs, B&W with color cover) focus on the plight of Mina and her friends as they lucidly escape death, demons, and sorceric anguish :) Even numbered issues (8 to 12 pgs, B&W with color cover) focus on the two sorcerers apprentices, Leel' RioT. and Fill, as they search for their recently disappeared benefactor using psychic carrier-pigeons and a little hint of magic. All issues describe events in the same world of one billion minutes in the future, and the beginning of each will feature a Story so far... section so readers can jump into the existential action at any point. As a general rule, even-numbered issues are more zine-like and word heavy, odd-numbered issues focus more on comics and pictures, though I reserve the right to make anything be anything else at all.
Pledge $9 or more per issue
5 patrons
  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG

  
Patron/subscribers who pledge a subscription of $9/month will get the same monthly content as a $3 subscription, but will receive additional access to an exclusive PROCESS BLOG featuring the thumbnails, sketches, and creator's notes used to develop each issue of JETTY. An insider's look at the working components used to make the final product, this option is for the comics enthusiast interested in the creative process. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 
Pledge $30 or more per issue
0 of 30 patrons


  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG
  • Soundtrack to Creation Snail Mail MIX-CD

  
If you become a patron/subscriber who pledges a subscription of $30/month, you will get the same monthly content as a $9 subscription but will also receive a MIX-CD through the snail mail that I will personally send you. These Soundtrack to Creation MIX-CD's will feature much of the music I listen to while creating each issue. Those who know me know that I am a music fanatic, and while my tastes range in scope across the board, I tend to lean toward the more avant-garde and heavier side of things. That being said, styles and genres to be included each month can include (but are not limited to): Ambient, Breakcore, Classical, Crust, Darkwave, Digital Hardcore, Folk, Funk, Gamelan, Glitch, Hip hop, IDM, Indie, J-Rock, Jazz, Kirtan, Metal, Progressive, Punk, Rock & Roll, and Trip-Hop. This option is for the subscriber who is interested in the music that fuels creation and for those who enjoy regularly receiving things in the mail :)

Pledge $45 or more per issue
1 of 30 patrons
  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG
  • Soundtrack to Creation Snail Mail MIX-CD 
  • ORIGINAL ART SKETCH


Patron/subscribers who pledge a subscription of $45/month will receive the same monthly content as a $30 subscription, but will also get a trading card sized (2.5” by 3.5”) B&W ORIGINAL ART SKETCH of one character from JETTY sent directly to your home. Each month I’ll focus on drawing a different character (to be announced the preceding month) with each sketch being a unique creation unto itself. This option is for those who like to own small pieces of original art by the creators whose work they enjoy :)
Pledge $99 or more per issue
0 of 4 patrons

  • Latest monthly issue of JETTY
  • Exclusive PROCESS BLOG
  • Soundtrack to Creation Snail Mail MIX-CD 
  • ORIGINAL ART SKETCH
  • Play a STORY-TELLING GAME with me through VIDEO CHAT

  

If you become a patron/subscriber who pledges a subscription of $99/month, you will get the same monthly content as all the previous options, and in addition, I WILL PERSONALLY GM A STORYTELLING GAME WITH YOU AND UP TO THREE OTHER PEOPLE EACH MONTH. What this means is I will use Google Hangouts, Face Time, or some other video chat service to lead a group of readers through a monthly storytelling game full of hijinks, adventure, and probably a lot of silliness. This option is extremely limited and is recommended for the comics enthusiast who likes getting to meet and spend (virtual) time with the creators they enjoy. The first game we will play is called All Out of Bubblegum and I look forward to playing a slew of others in the future :)

Follow this link to listen to a hilarious example of how All Out of Bubblegum is played, as featured on James D'Amato's One Shot podcast:  http://peachesandhotsauce.com/podcasts/outta-bubblegum-part-1