Kate Carleton is creating Illustrations
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Hello Patrons!

My name is Kate Carleton and I'm an illustrator and comic creator needing help from you to help me  achieve my dream of becoming a freelance illustrator.

This patreon is for any fan of mine who likes my art and wants to see me succeed to have a career doing what I love and see me progress and grow as an artist over time.

I graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in Digital Arts and found a studio job , but it turns out working in  a studio is not for me and is honestly no different the pushing paper in an office.
Before I went to finish my schooling from taking a short break for a few years I fell in love with the convention scene and selling my art and making my own comics that I make with my boyfriend Josh Dykstra.  We have been doing this for about 8 years now and I'm still haven't found a solid fan base for my art. Most artists I know have gone viral online or can do conventions for a living , but I work a full time 7am-4pm job every week. 
I feel lucky to have been given a chance to work a studio job ( and trust me having benefits is nice), BUT  being freelance would be better so I can create without restrictions and be able to have more time to create ,travel , and share my art with the world.
I have been lucky to get some freelance work doing sketch cards for companies for Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and other sets, but payments can be late and not steady.

Sketch Card Work:




Digital Artwork:







I also have comics and I barely have time to work on them. For example my own graphic novel I've had in my head for over 3 years called Scary Times at Horror High. Which will be like Harry Potter with more of a supernatural twist.

Here are some images from Scary Times at Horror Times I've done through out the years.



I would also love to work on doing art for the comics I make with my boyfriend Josh Dykstra as well like Facebeast and Agatha Frisky. It takes us years just to do a single issue due to our full time jobs and the freelance work we can't say no to since we have bills to pay.



That's where you come in!


Unlike kickstarter where you can help me print just one book or help fund me to be able to do some prints or attend a convention. You can help me achieve a dream! That's right help a starving artist like myself achieve my dream!

My end goal is to be able to quit my day job and be a freelance illustrator full-time. I would be able to do more conventions and be successful at them, and create more art  and comics and be able to share more with everyone.

So you're thinking "That's great and all Kate, but what do I get back from supporting you? "

I'm trying to give back things you want so please let me know if you guys have any suggestions for me to consider.

For one I try to give back to my fans as much as possible. One thing I love doing is art drops at my favorite place to relax Walt Disney World.



I would to give back to you ALL in this way. By setting up goals and once we break them EVERYONE will get rewarded.

I will also have special rewards for different Patron levels. From  prints to coloring pages.

I want to choose one theme each month and once I have more patreons I can take suggestions and choose some of my favorites to have polls on what the theme that month should be.

Thanks for taking time to check out my patreon and learn about me and my art. With your help I hope to be able to fufill my dream and to be able to grow with the help of my patrons.

Sincerely,

Kate Carleton

Tiers
Starter Kit
$1 or more per month

You get the latest updates from me about my progress , things I'm working on and more before anyone else!

* 30% off my entire online store for each member with a new code each month!

Oh and as an honarary patron you get a membership card to print from home.

Laminate it, make it all fancy , paste your own photo , GO CRAZY!

Welcome to the Club!

*highfive*

Monthly Video
$5 or more per month

You'll get everything in the Starter tier  as well as :
  • An exclusive monthly time-lapse drawing video.


Goals
$0 of $100 per month
Everyone gets an exclusive special coloring page to celebrate this milestone! Only for my patrons! All of them!
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Hello Patrons!

My name is Kate Carleton and I'm an illustrator and comic creator needing help from you to help me  achieve my dream of becoming a freelance illustrator.

This patreon is for any fan of mine who likes my art and wants to see me succeed to have a career doing what I love and see me progress and grow as an artist over time.

I graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in Digital Arts and found a studio job , but it turns out working in  a studio is not for me and is honestly no different the pushing paper in an office.
Before I went to finish my schooling from taking a short break for a few years I fell in love with the convention scene and selling my art and making my own comics that I make with my boyfriend Josh Dykstra.  We have been doing this for about 8 years now and I'm still haven't found a solid fan base for my art. Most artists I know have gone viral online or can do conventions for a living , but I work a full time 7am-4pm job every week. 
I feel lucky to have been given a chance to work a studio job ( and trust me having benefits is nice), BUT  being freelance would be better so I can create without restrictions and be able to have more time to create ,travel , and share my art with the world.
I have been lucky to get some freelance work doing sketch cards for companies for Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and other sets, but payments can be late and not steady.

Sketch Card Work:




Digital Artwork:







I also have comics and I barely have time to work on them. For example my own graphic novel I've had in my head for over 3 years called Scary Times at Horror High. Which will be like Harry Potter with more of a supernatural twist.

Here are some images from Scary Times at Horror Times I've done through out the years.



I would also love to work on doing art for the comics I make with my boyfriend Josh Dykstra as well like Facebeast and Agatha Frisky. It takes us years just to do a single issue due to our full time jobs and the freelance work we can't say no to since we have bills to pay.



That's where you come in!


Unlike kickstarter where you can help me print just one book or help fund me to be able to do some prints or attend a convention. You can help me achieve a dream! That's right help a starving artist like myself achieve my dream!

My end goal is to be able to quit my day job and be a freelance illustrator full-time. I would be able to do more conventions and be successful at them, and create more art  and comics and be able to share more with everyone.

So you're thinking "That's great and all Kate, but what do I get back from supporting you? "

I'm trying to give back things you want so please let me know if you guys have any suggestions for me to consider.

For one I try to give back to my fans as much as possible. One thing I love doing is art drops at my favorite place to relax Walt Disney World.



I would to give back to you ALL in this way. By setting up goals and once we break them EVERYONE will get rewarded.

I will also have special rewards for different Patron levels. From  prints to coloring pages.

I want to choose one theme each month and once I have more patreons I can take suggestions and choose some of my favorites to have polls on what the theme that month should be.

Thanks for taking time to check out my patreon and learn about me and my art. With your help I hope to be able to fufill my dream and to be able to grow with the help of my patrons.

Sincerely,

Kate Carleton

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Tiers
Starter Kit
$1 or more per month

You get the latest updates from me about my progress , things I'm working on and more before anyone else!

* 30% off my entire online store for each member with a new code each month!

Oh and as an honarary patron you get a membership card to print from home.

Laminate it, make it all fancy , paste your own photo , GO CRAZY!

Welcome to the Club!

*highfive*

Monthly Video
$5 or more per month

You'll get everything in the Starter tier  as well as :
  • An exclusive monthly time-lapse drawing video.