Ash G. is creating comics, illustrations, and videos
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patrons

About the Creator

I'm Ash, and until April 2018, I was an active duty sailor in the U.S. Navy with six years of service. Now that my enlistment is complete, I am finally pursuing my lifelong goal of creating stories for a living, both through the sequential art of comics, as well as animation storyboards. Storytelling and media is a passion of mine, something I believe connects humanity with each other in meaningful ways. I want to share my stories with anyone who will listen in the short-time I'm here, and hopefully help others feel as though they are not alone in their experiences. In order to do that, however, I'll need the support from fans like you!

About Monster's Garden
Monster's Garden is the story of an outcast turned heavyweight champion known as the Kilo Monster, who maintains a flower garden in his spare time. Much of his life was spent alone, until one day, out of the kindness of his heart, he helps a comic-loving robot girl named NIKA reunite with her human family in the city. Unfortunately for the Kilo Monster, this act of kindness gets him involved in a bigger problem than he ever bargained for. A problem he can't overcome without the help of his newly found family.
Why create Monster's Garden?
I have always been a storyteller. I have fond memories of stapling together illustrated stories from binder paper and reading any book I got my hands on about being a writer and a cartoonist. Monster's Garden is the kind of story that I would have loved to see as a teenager, and addresses some of my issues with current trends and tropes in media by questioning ideas on masculinity, celebrating ideas of femininity, showing a fantasy world full of peoples of all kinds, and confronting anxieties that come from societal pressures and personal traumas.
How often does Monster's Garden update?
Monster's Garden updates a page every Thursday at the moment, I would like to up that to Tuesdays and Thursdays, and maybe even Saturday for extra comics. This will depend a whole lot on pledge goals.

So is Monster's Garden no longer free to read?
Monster's Garden will always be free to read on its website! I would create Monster's Garden even if no one else would read it. It's a project near and dear to my heart that I want to share with as many folks as I can. The donations only help the comic grow beyond what I am currently capable of.
What are pledges going towards?
Now that I have completed my service to the Navy, until I get freelance or studio work, the comic is my full time job. So that's keeping me fed and housed and healthy to make comic pages and commissions. Supplies, printing fees, convention tables are other expenses I foresee in the future.

I appreciate anything you can spare. Even the smallest pledges help long term! Monster's Garden is a story I've wanted to tell for two decades.

Tiers
A Chain of Daisies
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your support! 
A Bag of Dandelions
$3 or more per month
Patrons in this tier will have access to monthly wallpapers, worldbuilding questions/posts, Monster's Garden page previews, and works in progress.
A Pocket of Posies
$5 or more per month
Patrons in this tier will have early access to videos, tutorials, and extra comics and prose up to 3 months before public release.
A Trough of Tulips
$10 or more per month
Patrons at this tier can get access to hi-res .psds and .pdfs of sketches and illustrations completed during the month. 
A Lotta Orchids
$20 or more per month
Patrons in this tier can make a request for a custom hi-res digital sketch of their favorite Monster's Garden cast member or other original character of my creation. (Some restrictions apply)
A Field of Sunflowers
$50 or more per month
I will dedicate 120 minutes for each pledge at this tier a month to create custom art of any character of your choice. The complexity of the request determines how "finished" it will be.  If a patron pledges for multiple months, I can elaborate on the previous request or start a new one. (Some restrictions apply)
Goals
47 of 100 patrons
I will be able to hire and adequately pay an assistant to help with creating comic pages, which hopefully results in more regular updates.
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About the Creator

I'm Ash, and until April 2018, I was an active duty sailor in the U.S. Navy with six years of service. Now that my enlistment is complete, I am finally pursuing my lifelong goal of creating stories for a living, both through the sequential art of comics, as well as animation storyboards. Storytelling and media is a passion of mine, something I believe connects humanity with each other in meaningful ways. I want to share my stories with anyone who will listen in the short-time I'm here, and hopefully help others feel as though they are not alone in their experiences. In order to do that, however, I'll need the support from fans like you!

About Monster's Garden
Monster's Garden is the story of an outcast turned heavyweight champion known as the Kilo Monster, who maintains a flower garden in his spare time. Much of his life was spent alone, until one day, out of the kindness of his heart, he helps a comic-loving robot girl named NIKA reunite with her human family in the city. Unfortunately for the Kilo Monster, this act of kindness gets him involved in a bigger problem than he ever bargained for. A problem he can't overcome without the help of his newly found family.
Why create Monster's Garden?
I have always been a storyteller. I have fond memories of stapling together illustrated stories from binder paper and reading any book I got my hands on about being a writer and a cartoonist. Monster's Garden is the kind of story that I would have loved to see as a teenager, and addresses some of my issues with current trends and tropes in media by questioning ideas on masculinity, celebrating ideas of femininity, showing a fantasy world full of peoples of all kinds, and confronting anxieties that come from societal pressures and personal traumas.
How often does Monster's Garden update?
Monster's Garden updates a page every Thursday at the moment, I would like to up that to Tuesdays and Thursdays, and maybe even Saturday for extra comics. This will depend a whole lot on pledge goals.

So is Monster's Garden no longer free to read?
Monster's Garden will always be free to read on its website! I would create Monster's Garden even if no one else would read it. It's a project near and dear to my heart that I want to share with as many folks as I can. The donations only help the comic grow beyond what I am currently capable of.
What are pledges going towards?
Now that I have completed my service to the Navy, until I get freelance or studio work, the comic is my full time job. So that's keeping me fed and housed and healthy to make comic pages and commissions. Supplies, printing fees, convention tables are other expenses I foresee in the future.

I appreciate anything you can spare. Even the smallest pledges help long term! Monster's Garden is a story I've wanted to tell for two decades.

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Tiers
A Chain of Daisies
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your support! 
A Bag of Dandelions
$3 or more per month
Patrons in this tier will have access to monthly wallpapers, worldbuilding questions/posts, Monster's Garden page previews, and works in progress.
A Pocket of Posies
$5 or more per month
Patrons in this tier will have early access to videos, tutorials, and extra comics and prose up to 3 months before public release.
A Trough of Tulips
$10 or more per month
Patrons at this tier can get access to hi-res .psds and .pdfs of sketches and illustrations completed during the month. 
A Lotta Orchids
$20 or more per month
Patrons in this tier can make a request for a custom hi-res digital sketch of their favorite Monster's Garden cast member or other original character of my creation. (Some restrictions apply)
A Field of Sunflowers
$50 or more per month
I will dedicate 120 minutes for each pledge at this tier a month to create custom art of any character of your choice. The complexity of the request determines how "finished" it will be.  If a patron pledges for multiple months, I can elaborate on the previous request or start a new one. (Some restrictions apply)