J. I. Rogers is creating Science Fiction & Art
7

patrons

$82
per creation


Hi, I'm J. I. Rogers - Sci-Fi Author & Artist.
Do you want more? Excellent; I've prepared a monologue!

Well, the biography on my website starts off like this - "I am a green-eyed, ginger-haired, caffeine addict who is currently working on ‘The 942 Series’ of science fiction novels. When not acting as a conduit for the voices in my head or pursuing something artistic, I'm a poster child for Gen X and the Queen of most boondoggles that lead to eye-strain and tinnitus."
It’s all true.
In my life leading up to this moment, I’ve studied film animation (pre-CGI), earned my papers as a Montessori preschool teacher, and run a hap-hazard but reasonably prosperous computer tech business with myself as my sole employee. I've had a family, herded cats, read voraciously, and played many RPGs (both old school and computer). “The 942 Series” is my first foray into writing science fiction.



Describe My Writing Style?


I blend dystopian elements, hard science fiction themes, and multi-dimensional characters to create a unique mix that has been compared favorably to a gritty hybrid of modern Battlestar Galactica and classic Star Trek.
Book one, "The Korpes File", claimed first place in the 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest - Science Fiction Category. I've received multiple 5-star reviews on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Goodreads, and on a variety of highly-regarded book blogs. For a complete listing, check out the drop-down menu under "Interviews & Reviews" on my website. It's been a great year.


Book two, "The Interview", is due out later this year. For updates on the rest of the series, visit: jirogers-author.com/



I'd like to give people the opportunity to contribute to my creative process... and send them unique loot for doing so.

I've contemplated becoming a Patreon Creator for over a year, but I held off; I didn't know if I could generate enough content to keep people interested. You'll note that I went with the 'per creation' payment option instead of monthly to allow for my muse's fickle nature.

What do I need the funds for?


I'd like to produce another nine books, an atlas, bestiary, more maps, a series of graphic novels and eventually an animated feature using "The 942 Series" as the source material. These ventures are costly, both financially and in the amount of time they'll take. As a patron, you'll be making it possible for me to take these concepts from drawing table to reality. This brings us to...



Do I have samples?

Yes. There is a tiny selection of my digital and traditional art below. I dabble in illustration, digital art, photography... I may even do a limited run of figurines at some point.


This map also appears in the first three books.

Nash X. Korpes - main protagonist in books one through three.

Mhmmm. Anything Else?
I'll be adding to the reward tiers and stretch goals as time goes on (note the positive attitude I'm demonstrating - I hope that's something that'll encourage you to sign on and become my patron).



"Tamyrh Quarterly", my newsletter/zine, is a free way to get to know my work. Each issue contains necessary updates, appearances, etc., as well as a short story set in my world. It is released every October, January, April, and July.



That's it for my opening spiel. As far as posting creations go, I won't spam you; you'll see one a month. Thanks for reading this, and I hope it's enough to convince you to sign on.
Cheers,
J. I. Rogers
Tiers
The Coffee Fund
$1 or more per creation 2 patrons
THANK YOU!  

This tier is for those who want to support without reward.

Everything helps... especially coffee. I drink a lot of coffee. 


Nash's coffee mug is available for sale at: Vend-O-Mat 

Motivate My Muse!
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
DOUBLE THANK YOU! 

Your support makes you eligible for series related goodies like short-stories, and background images that are suitable for screen resolutions of up to 4k (3840 x 2160).  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


The content at this level is digital only.

My Patrons - A Thank You
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
YOU'RE FANTASTIC!

This tier gives you access to all of the previous rewards and guarantees that your name will appear in each novel in the acknowledgment section for as long as you are my patron at this level. 


I will also mail out random swag, so I'll need your address.

Fans Of The 942 Series - Reader
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
YOU'RE AWESOME. 

In addition to all of the stuff from the previous levels, each time I publish a new title, I will ship you a signed, paperback copy.  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


I'll need your address. 

Fans of The 942 Series - Sneak Peek
$15 or more per creation 1 of 5 patrons
WOOHOO.

For this amount, you'll have access to all the previous rewards as well as something 'unique' to this tier - a glimpse into the development of the world maps, cultural profiles, bestiary, atlas, and more.  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


Space is limited at this time. This level requires that patrons join World Anvil and then send me their username, so I can add them to a special subscriber group.


 I'll need your address. 

Character Sketchbook - Limited Run
$15 or more per creation 2 of 20 patrons
YOU ROCK.

Patrons at this level are eligible for all the previous levels (except for 'Sneak Peek'). 

I will compile all the character development sketches into a limited run book, complete with notes in the margins. You will receive regular updates and a signed copy once complete. 


Sketchbook: 150 pages.

Product Line: Professional Hardcover

Binding: Casewrap Hardcover

Product Size: US Letter Hardcover

Interior Color: Mixed; color as well as black and white.

Paper Quality: 104 gsm

Cover Finish: Gloss

Shipping Origin: Global

Size: 20.95 x 27.3cm


 I estimate this reward will be complete between 2019 and 2020. This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level.


This print run will be limited to 30 (10 are being held back for other purposes). Once this reward has expired, something new will be offered at the same tier price.


 I'll need your address. 

"Bit Part" - Limited Edition
$30 or more per creation 1 of 5 patrons
OMG, THANK YOU!

This tier gives you access to all the previous rewards (except 'Sneak Peek' and 'Sketchbook'), and gives you a "bit part" in my novel. Not only will you be named, but you'll have a short interaction with a  leading protagonist or antagonist in "Into The Seep", book 3 of my series (book 2 is a done deal at this time). 


As with the other tiers, you will be eligible for this reward for as long as you remain a patron at this level. If this proves to be popular, I'll open up future books.


I will require your e-mail so I can send you a questionnaire to help me flesh out your moment. 


 I'll need your address. 

Goals
$82 of $100 per creation

"Sound Check" AMA

When I reach this level, I'll open up and throw a virtual party on my discord channel. I am infamously reclusive in real-life, but for this, I'm willing to take down the 'sound barrier' and let people hear my voice. During this 'ask me anything' you'll be able to get my opinion on anything, from things in the series to the world we live in. Warning: my answers may differ from the views expressed by the characters in my series.
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Hi, I'm J. I. Rogers - Sci-Fi Author & Artist.
Do you want more? Excellent; I've prepared a monologue!

Well, the biography on my website starts off like this - "I am a green-eyed, ginger-haired, caffeine addict who is currently working on ‘The 942 Series’ of science fiction novels. When not acting as a conduit for the voices in my head or pursuing something artistic, I'm a poster child for Gen X and the Queen of most boondoggles that lead to eye-strain and tinnitus."
It’s all true.
In my life leading up to this moment, I’ve studied film animation (pre-CGI), earned my papers as a Montessori preschool teacher, and run a hap-hazard but reasonably prosperous computer tech business with myself as my sole employee. I've had a family, herded cats, read voraciously, and played many RPGs (both old school and computer). “The 942 Series” is my first foray into writing science fiction.



Describe My Writing Style?


I blend dystopian elements, hard science fiction themes, and multi-dimensional characters to create a unique mix that has been compared favorably to a gritty hybrid of modern Battlestar Galactica and classic Star Trek.
Book one, "The Korpes File", claimed first place in the 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest - Science Fiction Category. I've received multiple 5-star reviews on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Goodreads, and on a variety of highly-regarded book blogs. For a complete listing, check out the drop-down menu under "Interviews & Reviews" on my website. It's been a great year.


Book two, "The Interview", is due out later this year. For updates on the rest of the series, visit: jirogers-author.com/



I'd like to give people the opportunity to contribute to my creative process... and send them unique loot for doing so.

I've contemplated becoming a Patreon Creator for over a year, but I held off; I didn't know if I could generate enough content to keep people interested. You'll note that I went with the 'per creation' payment option instead of monthly to allow for my muse's fickle nature.

What do I need the funds for?


I'd like to produce another nine books, an atlas, bestiary, more maps, a series of graphic novels and eventually an animated feature using "The 942 Series" as the source material. These ventures are costly, both financially and in the amount of time they'll take. As a patron, you'll be making it possible for me to take these concepts from drawing table to reality. This brings us to...



Do I have samples?

Yes. There is a tiny selection of my digital and traditional art below. I dabble in illustration, digital art, photography... I may even do a limited run of figurines at some point.


This map also appears in the first three books.

Nash X. Korpes - main protagonist in books one through three.

Mhmmm. Anything Else?
I'll be adding to the reward tiers and stretch goals as time goes on (note the positive attitude I'm demonstrating - I hope that's something that'll encourage you to sign on and become my patron).



"Tamyrh Quarterly", my newsletter/zine, is a free way to get to know my work. Each issue contains necessary updates, appearances, etc., as well as a short story set in my world. It is released every October, January, April, and July.



That's it for my opening spiel. As far as posting creations go, I won't spam you; you'll see one a month. Thanks for reading this, and I hope it's enough to convince you to sign on.
Cheers,
J. I. Rogers

Recent posts by J. I. Rogers

Tiers
The Coffee Fund
$1 or more per creation 2 patrons
THANK YOU!  

This tier is for those who want to support without reward.

Everything helps... especially coffee. I drink a lot of coffee. 


Nash's coffee mug is available for sale at: Vend-O-Mat 

Motivate My Muse!
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
DOUBLE THANK YOU! 

Your support makes you eligible for series related goodies like short-stories, and background images that are suitable for screen resolutions of up to 4k (3840 x 2160).  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


The content at this level is digital only.

My Patrons - A Thank You
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
YOU'RE FANTASTIC!

This tier gives you access to all of the previous rewards and guarantees that your name will appear in each novel in the acknowledgment section for as long as you are my patron at this level. 


I will also mail out random swag, so I'll need your address.

Fans Of The 942 Series - Reader
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
YOU'RE AWESOME. 

In addition to all of the stuff from the previous levels, each time I publish a new title, I will ship you a signed, paperback copy.  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


I'll need your address. 

Fans of The 942 Series - Sneak Peek
$15 or more per creation 1 of 5 patrons
WOOHOO.

For this amount, you'll have access to all the previous rewards as well as something 'unique' to this tier - a glimpse into the development of the world maps, cultural profiles, bestiary, atlas, and more.  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


Space is limited at this time. This level requires that patrons join World Anvil and then send me their username, so I can add them to a special subscriber group.


 I'll need your address. 

Character Sketchbook - Limited Run
$15 or more per creation 2 of 20 patrons
YOU ROCK.

Patrons at this level are eligible for all the previous levels (except for 'Sneak Peek'). 

I will compile all the character development sketches into a limited run book, complete with notes in the margins. You will receive regular updates and a signed copy once complete. 


Sketchbook: 150 pages.

Product Line: Professional Hardcover

Binding: Casewrap Hardcover

Product Size: US Letter Hardcover

Interior Color: Mixed; color as well as black and white.

Paper Quality: 104 gsm

Cover Finish: Gloss

Shipping Origin: Global

Size: 20.95 x 27.3cm


 I estimate this reward will be complete between 2019 and 2020. This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level.


This print run will be limited to 30 (10 are being held back for other purposes). Once this reward has expired, something new will be offered at the same tier price.


 I'll need your address. 

"Bit Part" - Limited Edition
$30 or more per creation 1 of 5 patrons
OMG, THANK YOU!

This tier gives you access to all the previous rewards (except 'Sneak Peek' and 'Sketchbook'), and gives you a "bit part" in my novel. Not only will you be named, but you'll have a short interaction with a  leading protagonist or antagonist in "Into The Seep", book 3 of my series (book 2 is a done deal at this time). 


As with the other tiers, you will be eligible for this reward for as long as you remain a patron at this level. If this proves to be popular, I'll open up future books.


I will require your e-mail so I can send you a questionnaire to help me flesh out your moment. 


 I'll need your address.