Kimball Anderson

is creating contemplative comics

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See comics from the future!!
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See every page I have done of The Light Today, Useless, Boxes, Safety, and Sketchbook Comic before they are posted!  I usually have big buffers for each comic, so you'll be way ahead!  Sometimes a year ahead, haha.  And I think it's nicer to read these comics in big chunks.  Comes with access to patron feed.
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Get copies of my monthly comics! Mailings will not include any other things I release. This tier is normally only for people who are low income, disabled, or chronically ill. But everyone can sign up during the covid-19 pandemic! Honor's system, I won't interrogate you or judge you.

You will also get to see the patron feed, and comics before they go up elsewhere.

About

Hello!!!

I love this work that I've been making and want to share it with you!! Haha, maybe that sounds silly. But I got deep deep into a hole of shame and depression recently, and what really helped me get out was that I loved this stuff I was making! And I was telling stories that I don't see being told, you know? And making sensations through my art I've never felt through other people's art. And I just...am proud of it and want to share!

I'm disabled and non-binary, and I've done over probably over 2000 pages of comics at this point. And I'm not going to stop anytime soon. And I want you to come with me!

Ongoing Projects:



Monthly comics!! I've been making these as part of my patreon for a while now and they are really a chance for me to experiment with something new! And play around! And really, that's where the most exciting work comes from a lot of the time, isn't it? 



"The Light Today" is the newest comic to the roster!  I just wanted to do something peaceful and nice to make.  It's a series of photo comics about the feeling of being in a place. I do it in 30 comic "months" that are all experimenting within a constraint. And then the next month I change the constraint! One new page every Sunday!



“Useless”, which launched with help from patrons, is my most direct attempt to carve a new path to represent the experience of chronic illness and disability! It is a long-form photo comic filled with quiet moments, health crashes, and emotional processing. It tells a story of the day to day life of a character who is just starting to find the status quo of being sick, through their eyes.



“Safety”, which also launched with help from patrons, is a long-form character based story about mental illness and the boundaries between people. The goal is to really get at those parts of ourselves that want to connect, and the parts that hold back in fear or discomfort. It is done in a simple gestural watercolor style with colored pencils and a layer of acrylic paint, paired with a dialogue driven narrative.



“Boxes”, another project that launched with help from patrons, is a more experimental comic where I explore how we interpret the world, and then internalize it. It is a comic about the many transformations in self-conception that happen quietly within us every day. It is a simple pencil drawn comic where concepts and states of being are represented as text in boxes.



 "Sketchbook Comic" is my actual personal sketchbook, juxtaposed with writing about my experiences as a non-binary, disabled person.  It’s where I experiment with how image and text inform one another, and try out new styles and approaches!  I finished the most recent one called "Manhood" which added to the previous three books is around 600 pages. Currently fiddling with what to do to replace this!


Rewards

I've been reliably delivering these awards for years now!

Patreon feed - A place where I put bits of writing and art! Ideas and pitches. See projects develop before I get to the point of making pages, and see how much process works.

Comics from the future - One thing about my health is I always need a good long buffer for projects I'm working on! This means I make a bunch of pages in advance. And I share them ahead of time! This means you might see things months or years ahead of everyone else!

E-books - Maybe you want to read on devices?? This is a way!! Also you can see some projects that are only in anthologies that you might never be able to see elsewhere!

Mailings - One of the coolest things I've been doing here is I've been making and mailing off comics every month! Little experiments and multi-issue projects! It's cool, and most of these you can't see anywhere else. It's worth it!!

Original art - Just what it says!  Original pages from me! I know for some comic artists an original page might not have the text or the color but for the most part I do all of my work on a single page so you can see it all at once!

Commissions - I mean if you give me this much money of course I'd do some art for you!!
Goals
87% complete
It's been stuck just below this point for a while!  So if we can get over this, I'll send out the monthly comic for that month to everyone who gives me an address, no matter the tier!
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