Kimball Anderson is creating contemplative comics
20

patrons

$202
per month
Hello!!!

I am a non-binary comic artist who is disabled by chronic illness.  I have been steadily putting out comics for 10 years, creating and releasing over 1000 pages!  But 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.


Projects



 "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!  It's on Book 3 right now, and Book 1 and Book 2 make up approximately 300 pages.  



“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, 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.



“Hands” is a series of mini-comics I have been producing for the past few years, and have produced 9 issues of so far. The thing that ties them all together is that they all feature hands in some way, and all experiment with style of writing and visuals to best suit the concept that they are trying to express. It’s been a very satisfying project, and there’s no real end in sight to it other than when I run out of ideas! Some of the issues are only 10 pages, some are more like 32! Many of them are on my website, so check them out!


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 polls where you can give your input on what direction I should go on with my art! And also you 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 exclusive streams that happen occasionally, as well as videos of me drawing.  Technical issues mean that right now, the videos are more common!  But that still is plenty of stuff to watch.  And you can see how the art comes together, and how I think of it as I draw it.

$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, something no one else will see!

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 6 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?
Decide my fate!
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
See every page I have done of Useless, Boxes, Safety, and Sketchbook Comic before they are posted!  And vote on stuff!Like you get to vote on which project I add a page to when I meet a goal!   And vote on other stuff, like side projects and stuff!  You get to decide my future!!  And have your voice heard!!!  Comes with access to patron feed.
Streams!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to videos of me drawing, and occasional exclusive streams!  Probably see some comics stuff before it comes out!  Or drawings before they hit the patron feed.  Comes with access to patron feed and voting.
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, voting, and streams. 
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, voting, and streams.
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, votes, and streams.
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, votes, and stream.
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, voting, and stream.
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, voting, and streams.
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, voting, and streams.
Goals
$202 of $275 per month
I will create a new comic page per week! This is so many comics!  More pages than days of the week.  People on the voting reward tier can decide which of four projects this page is from. Do you want to add a page to Useless? Boxes? Sketchbook Comic? Safety?  
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Hello!!!

I am a non-binary comic artist who is disabled by chronic illness.  I have been steadily putting out comics for 10 years, creating and releasing over 1000 pages!  But 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.


Projects



 "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!  It's on Book 3 right now, and Book 1 and Book 2 make up approximately 300 pages.  



“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, 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.



“Hands” is a series of mini-comics I have been producing for the past few years, and have produced 9 issues of so far. The thing that ties them all together is that they all feature hands in some way, and all experiment with style of writing and visuals to best suit the concept that they are trying to express. It’s been a very satisfying project, and there’s no real end in sight to it other than when I run out of ideas! Some of the issues are only 10 pages, some are more like 32! Many of them are on my website, so check them out!


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 polls where you can give your input on what direction I should go on with my art! And also you 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 exclusive streams that happen occasionally, as well as videos of me drawing.  Technical issues mean that right now, the videos are more common!  But that still is plenty of stuff to watch.  And you can see how the art comes together, and how I think of it as I draw it.

$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, something no one else will see!

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 6 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?
Decide my fate!
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
See every page I have done of Useless, Boxes, Safety, and Sketchbook Comic before they are posted!  And vote on stuff!Like you get to vote on which project I add a page to when I meet a goal!   And vote on other stuff, like side projects and stuff!  You get to decide my future!!  And have your voice heard!!!  Comes with access to patron feed.
Streams!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to videos of me drawing, and occasional exclusive streams!  Probably see some comics stuff before it comes out!  Or drawings before they hit the patron feed.  Comes with access to patron feed and voting.
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, voting, and streams. 
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, voting, and streams.
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, votes, and streams.
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, votes, and stream.
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, voting, and stream.
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, voting, and streams.
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, voting, and streams.