Kate Gavino is creating a graphic novel
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I'm currently working on my second book, a graphic novel called Sanpaku for BOOM! Studios. I also do freelance illustration and comics, and I'm lucky enough to have a day job I genuinely love in the marketing department of the Brooklyn Public Library. Lastly, I run Last Night's Reading, which was turned into a book in 2015, and I attend book readings weekly to illustrate the authors.

Like many people, I have student loans, bills, meds, and other miscellaneous expenses every month. I also live in Brooklyn, so my rent eats up most of my paycheck. I try to be financially savvy, but I went to art school and the only class with numbers that I took was called "Science for Architects." I'm trying to build up enough savings to eventually be able to write and draw full-time, a.k.a. that elusive artistic dream. I have a 401(k). I just wanted to put that out there because it's easily one of the most responsible things I've ever done.

By becoming a patron, you'll get a glimpse of my artistic process as I create Sanpaku. I consume so much art in order to make my own. I spend hours hunched over my desk, drawing and either a) listening to audiobooks, b) listening to music, or c) half-watching a movie or TV show. These Patreon comics are dedicated to the forms of culture that are so much more than background noise to me. I become emotionally involved. I mean, I just finished listening to the 35-hour audiobook of Anna Karenina, and I need an outlet for these anti-Vronsky feelings.

Thank you for supporting my artistic endeavors. I want to make all of you proud.
Tiers
Mallory Pike and Jesse Ramsey
$1 or more per creation
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Dawn Schafer
$5 or more per creation
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Mary Anne Spier
$10 or more per creation
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Kristy Thomas
$20 or more per creation
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Stacey McGill
$50 or more per creation
  • One Last Nights Reading author portrait
  • Autographed copy of Last Night's Reading
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Claudia Kishi
$100 or more per creation
  • Mention in Sanpaku acknowledgements
  • Free commissioned drawing of your choice
  • One Last Nights Reading author portrait
  • Autographed copy of Last Night's Reading
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Ann M. Frickin' Martin
$1,000 or more per creation
  • Custom framed painting
  • Mention in Sanpaku acknowledgements
  • Free commissioned drawing of your choice
  • One Last Nights Reading author portrait
  • Autographed copy of Last Night's Reading
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Goals
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I will randomly select a patron and draw their portrait in ink and watercolors.
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I'm currently working on my second book, a graphic novel called Sanpaku for BOOM! Studios. I also do freelance illustration and comics, and I'm lucky enough to have a day job I genuinely love in the marketing department of the Brooklyn Public Library. Lastly, I run Last Night's Reading, which was turned into a book in 2015, and I attend book readings weekly to illustrate the authors.

Like many people, I have student loans, bills, meds, and other miscellaneous expenses every month. I also live in Brooklyn, so my rent eats up most of my paycheck. I try to be financially savvy, but I went to art school and the only class with numbers that I took was called "Science for Architects." I'm trying to build up enough savings to eventually be able to write and draw full-time, a.k.a. that elusive artistic dream. I have a 401(k). I just wanted to put that out there because it's easily one of the most responsible things I've ever done.

By becoming a patron, you'll get a glimpse of my artistic process as I create Sanpaku. I consume so much art in order to make my own. I spend hours hunched over my desk, drawing and either a) listening to audiobooks, b) listening to music, or c) half-watching a movie or TV show. These Patreon comics are dedicated to the forms of culture that are so much more than background noise to me. I become emotionally involved. I mean, I just finished listening to the 35-hour audiobook of Anna Karenina, and I need an outlet for these anti-Vronsky feelings.

Thank you for supporting my artistic endeavors. I want to make all of you proud.

Recent posts by Kate Gavino

Tiers
Mallory Pike and Jesse Ramsey
$1 or more per creation
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Dawn Schafer
$5 or more per creation
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Mary Anne Spier
$10 or more per creation
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Kristy Thomas
$20 or more per creation
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Stacey McGill
$50 or more per creation
  • One Last Nights Reading author portrait
  • Autographed copy of Last Night's Reading
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Claudia Kishi
$100 or more per creation
  • Mention in Sanpaku acknowledgements
  • Free commissioned drawing of your choice
  • One Last Nights Reading author portrait
  • Autographed copy of Last Night's Reading
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
Ann M. Frickin' Martin
$1,000 or more per creation
  • Custom framed painting
  • Mention in Sanpaku acknowledgements
  • Free commissioned drawing of your choice
  • One Last Nights Reading author portrait
  • Autographed copy of Last Night's Reading
  • Set of greeting cards
  • Personal dog portrait
  • 1 sketchpad drawing
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls