Kimball Anderson is creating contemplative comics
21

patrons

$204
per month
Hello!!!

I am a non-binary comic artist who is disabled by chronic illness, and is trying to find beauty in the "wasted time" that is part of the reality of being sick.  I have been steadily putting out comics for 10 years, creating and releasing over 1000 pages!  Most of these pages are parts of gentle, subtle pieces that are built more around meaning than around "hooks", and my health limits me from being able to get my work out there to be seen.  So I rely on you, the people who actually get what I'm doing and connect with my work, to spread the word and support what I'm doing!

For years I only lost money on comics!  Money does not come easy to people with my sort of health stuff, so I couldn't keep doing that.  I started this Patreon because in order to keep going as an artist, I need to actually make money!  So your patronage will make a real, substantial impact on my life!  And any little bit helps.

Oh small note: I know a lot of my fans are sick/disabled people who don't have a lot of money.  I can give you an informal discount on the tiers, if you want.  Just send me a message!


Ongoing Projects:



"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, started right after a big breakup so it's also sort of at the start a comic about working through emotions and coming to a place of acceptance.  One new page every Sunday!



 "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 have completed books 1-3, which together are over 450 pages long.  The current comic is one called "Manhood" which is about manhood, would you believe it!



“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.

Rewards

It's been nearly half a year since the Patreon started, at the time I'm writing this, and in that time I've been reliably delivering my rewards.  

$2+ patrons get a once weekly post filled with content.  It generally has one unseen piece of artwork, a pitch for a new project which will often have a little bit of concept art (sometimes a full comic page), a little bit of writing about my life, a bit about projects I'm working on this week, sometimes a passage from something I'm writing, and notes about what other posts are upcoming!

$5+ patrons get to see pages before they go up on my website and tumblr!  Often that can mean being something like 40 pages ahead on all of my projects.  I like my buffers, so I am usually way ahead.

$10+ patrons get access to an e-book library of comics!!  So you can read them on all of your devices!  These include some anthology pieces, and some select monthly mailing comics!  

$20+ patrons get the mailings!!  Which I am proud of!!  I am basically making a mini-comic a month, and sending it out, so far.  Sometimes it might not be a mini-comic, who knows!  But it will always be an art project which I think will be exciting and interesting.  And a lot of what I send out you can't get or see any other way!

Past $20+ there are a variety of variations, including getting original pages and commissions!  Which would be amazing, if you can give that much.  And I'll do my best to do right by your generosity!
Tiers
Patron feed!
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Get access to my patron feed!  I will post behind the scenes details!   Sneak peeks!  Thoughts and ideas. Or you might hear about my life sometimes?
See comics from the future!!
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
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.
E-books!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to a growing library of comics by me, including some you can't see any other way!  And some select comics from the $20+ mailing tier!  They are in e-book format, so you can read them on all of your devices!  Comes with access to patron feed, and seeing early comics.
Mailings!
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Get something in the mail from me once a month!  If I print a new comic, you'll get it! You will also get exclusive content every month that you will only see by getting these mailings!  And not like a little scribble, something actually cool and interesting.  A small narrative art piece that experiments with theme and form.  Also comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books. 
Mailings Plus, version A
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You still get the exclusive content and new releases mailed to you, but you also get old works of mine in with your package.  You can choose, or be surprised what they are!  This also includes old monthly mailing comics so you can catch up on the exclusive content!  Also comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Mailings Plus, version B
$25 or more per month 1 patron
You still get the exclusive content and new releases mailed to you, but you also get a curated selection of comics that if you like my work you might also like!  Also comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Mailings Plus, full version
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
You still get the exclusive content and new releases mailed to you, but you also get old comics of mine, and curated selections from artists you might like!  Still comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Original Art Mailing!
$60 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
The mailing with exclusive content, but this time in with it is one original page from a comic I've done!  That is the actual art itself.  Comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Original Art Mailing Plus
$70 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You get original art, exclusive content, curated comics you might also like, old pieces of mine, all together in your monthly mailing!  You also get the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
All that plus a commission!
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Everything offered in every mailing, plus I'll make a new piece of art for you every month, based on your specifications.  Though like, I am going to make sure I actually like the piece and like drawing it, so I reserve the right to be picky.  Plus the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Goals
$204 of $235 per month
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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Hello!!!

I am a non-binary comic artist who is disabled by chronic illness, and is trying to find beauty in the "wasted time" that is part of the reality of being sick.  I have been steadily putting out comics for 10 years, creating and releasing over 1000 pages!  Most of these pages are parts of gentle, subtle pieces that are built more around meaning than around "hooks", and my health limits me from being able to get my work out there to be seen.  So I rely on you, the people who actually get what I'm doing and connect with my work, to spread the word and support what I'm doing!

For years I only lost money on comics!  Money does not come easy to people with my sort of health stuff, so I couldn't keep doing that.  I started this Patreon because in order to keep going as an artist, I need to actually make money!  So your patronage will make a real, substantial impact on my life!  And any little bit helps.

Oh small note: I know a lot of my fans are sick/disabled people who don't have a lot of money.  I can give you an informal discount on the tiers, if you want.  Just send me a message!


Ongoing Projects:



"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, started right after a big breakup so it's also sort of at the start a comic about working through emotions and coming to a place of acceptance.  One new page every Sunday!



 "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 have completed books 1-3, which together are over 450 pages long.  The current comic is one called "Manhood" which is about manhood, would you believe it!



“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.

Rewards

It's been nearly half a year since the Patreon started, at the time I'm writing this, and in that time I've been reliably delivering my rewards.  

$2+ patrons get a once weekly post filled with content.  It generally has one unseen piece of artwork, a pitch for a new project which will often have a little bit of concept art (sometimes a full comic page), a little bit of writing about my life, a bit about projects I'm working on this week, sometimes a passage from something I'm writing, and notes about what other posts are upcoming!

$5+ patrons get to see pages before they go up on my website and tumblr!  Often that can mean being something like 40 pages ahead on all of my projects.  I like my buffers, so I am usually way ahead.

$10+ patrons get access to an e-book library of comics!!  So you can read them on all of your devices!  These include some anthology pieces, and some select monthly mailing comics!  

$20+ patrons get the mailings!!  Which I am proud of!!  I am basically making a mini-comic a month, and sending it out, so far.  Sometimes it might not be a mini-comic, who knows!  But it will always be an art project which I think will be exciting and interesting.  And a lot of what I send out you can't get or see any other way!

Past $20+ there are a variety of variations, including getting original pages and commissions!  Which would be amazing, if you can give that much.  And I'll do my best to do right by your generosity!

Recent posts by Kimball Anderson

Tiers
Patron feed!
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Get access to my patron feed!  I will post behind the scenes details!   Sneak peeks!  Thoughts and ideas. Or you might hear about my life sometimes?
See comics from the future!!
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
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.
E-books!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to a growing library of comics by me, including some you can't see any other way!  And some select comics from the $20+ mailing tier!  They are in e-book format, so you can read them on all of your devices!  Comes with access to patron feed, and seeing early comics.
Mailings!
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Get something in the mail from me once a month!  If I print a new comic, you'll get it! You will also get exclusive content every month that you will only see by getting these mailings!  And not like a little scribble, something actually cool and interesting.  A small narrative art piece that experiments with theme and form.  Also comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books. 
Mailings Plus, version A
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You still get the exclusive content and new releases mailed to you, but you also get old works of mine in with your package.  You can choose, or be surprised what they are!  This also includes old monthly mailing comics so you can catch up on the exclusive content!  Also comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Mailings Plus, version B
$25 or more per month 1 patron
You still get the exclusive content and new releases mailed to you, but you also get a curated selection of comics that if you like my work you might also like!  Also comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Mailings Plus, full version
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
You still get the exclusive content and new releases mailed to you, but you also get old comics of mine, and curated selections from artists you might like!  Still comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Original Art Mailing!
$60 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
The mailing with exclusive content, but this time in with it is one original page from a comic I've done!  That is the actual art itself.  Comes with the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
Original Art Mailing Plus
$70 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You get original art, exclusive content, curated comics you might also like, old pieces of mine, all together in your monthly mailing!  You also get the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.
All that plus a commission!
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Everything offered in every mailing, plus I'll make a new piece of art for you every month, based on your specifications.  Though like, I am going to make sure I actually like the piece and like drawing it, so I reserve the right to be picky.  Plus the feed, seeing early comics, and e-books.