J. I. Rogers

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The Coffee Fund

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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 and other goodies are available for sale at: Society 6
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Motivate My Muse!

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$3
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DOUBLE THANK YOU! 

Your support makes you eligible for random digital swag (short stories and art).  This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. 


The content at this level is digital only.

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My Patrons - A Thank You

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$5
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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. You also have access to the discord server.


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

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'The Korpes File Series' - Reader

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$10
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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. 

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Character Sketchbook - Limited Run

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$15
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YOU ROCK.
Patrons at this level are eligible for all the previous levels. 
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 in late 2021 (2020 ate my creative time and life circumstances are continuing to chew holes). This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level. For those who have been long-time patrons, your packages will include more swag.


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. 
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"Bit Part" - Limited Edition

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$30
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OMG, THANK YOU!

This tier gives you access to all the previous rewards (except '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 'The Korpes ?', 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. 

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About J. I. Rogers

Hello, 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 Korpes File Series. 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 I’ve studied film animation (pre-CGI), earned my papers as a Montessori preschool teacher, and run a hap-hazard but kept-me-in-kibble 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 Korpes File Series is my first foray into writing science fiction.

Describe My Writing Style?

In The Korpes File Series, I blend dystopian elements, hard science fiction themes, and multi-dimensional characters to create a unique mix; I know you've heard that line before, but it's true.  The first two books have been described as an epic story of future humanity reminiscent of the Golden Age of science fiction where authors like Asimov and Clarke covered wide sweeping panoramas of future worlds. Issues of racism, classicism, and medical exploitation weave through the narrative as the main protagonist, Nash X. Korpes, first fights to survive then begins to agitiate for positive change.



Book one, The Korpes File, has received multiple 5-star reviews on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Goodreads, and on a variety of highly-regarded book blogs.
The Korpes File was chosen as:
For a complete listing, check out my website


Book two, The Korpes Agenda, was published in March 2019 and has begun to garner some attention.

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 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. A friend convinced me that I could and... they were right. This page has been up since 2017.

What do I need the funds for?


I'd like to produce more books, an atlas, bestiary, more maps, a series of graphic novels and eventually an animated feature using The Korpes File 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.
At present (Sept 2019), I am 3 issues behind, so I'm hoping to create a big issue and catch up.



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
Goals
$118.79 of $200 per month

"Breaking The Fourth Wall" 

When I reach this level I'll start making weekly videos/streams relative to "The Korpes File Series"; this will include the nitty-gritty of my process as a writer/artist (art demos, chill sessions, etc). I'll answer fan questions and co-opt guests for some episodes, so if you're a beta-reader consider this fair warning.

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