Kerstin A. La Cross is creating adventure comics!
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Hello! My name's Kerstin La Cross and I'm an Adventure Cartoonist! I make autobio comics about pretty much anything, but mostly backpacking. Please help me to make more comics! By becoming a patron, you’ll help offset the business and living costs of being an independent creator. That means more comics for you!


Making comics about my experiences is a way of encouraging others to step outside of their comfort zone and have an adventure of their own. My comics are deeply personal, inviting readers into my head to see what I see and feel how I feel. It's a way for me to express myself in ways that words alone cannot. 



In 2017, I hiked 800 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with my husband
. The PCT is a 2,650-mile trail starting at the USA/Mexican border in Campo, California, and ending at the Canadian Border in Manning Park, BC. This trek took 4 months, crossing over high desert, snow-covered mountains, deep moss covered forests, and overwhelming vistas of volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. Along the way, I faced adversities such as heat exhaustion, financial struggles, dehydration, a marriage in crisis, hunger, and illness.



It's not all fun and games in the mountains, and the real world will always follow.

I plan on taking this experience and translating it into a graphic novel, with a minimum of 150 pages of content. Your contributions will help make this goal a reality. Feel free to browse my previous trail-journal comic, BASHers, released in December of 2016.

Your contributions will also help make future adventures possible. Stronger, smarter, and more experienced, I hope to attempt the PCT again (or the Appalachian Trail) in 2019, and fully thru-hike it!



So how does this work, anyway?

Excellent question!

Patreon is a platform where amazing, thoughtful people like you can directly support creators like me through small, monthly contributions. Choose an amount you'd like to send every month, and in return, you get access to awesome Patreon-exclusive content (see sidebar for full details), and eternal gratitude and love from yours truly. 
You can change or cancel your patronage at any time, and you'll only be charged once per month for the amount you choose to give. 

Comics are a long misunderstood but loved medium. They bring people together and can make them laugh, cry, shout, or think deeply about issues affecting us as a society. My hope is that my comics make my readers feel as strongly as I felt when I made them. I can't ask for anything more. 

Every bit of support I receive through Patreon is a figurative weight off my shoulders, and makes my adventures more enjoyable and more fun, therefore resulting in more comics for everyone to enjoy. It's a win-win situation.

Thank you so much for reading through my page! I appreciate it, and always remember to hike your own hike! 




::Past Projects::

 
Ronon! is a 7-page mini-comic about a wild & crazy
cat that crashed into my life, did a barrel roll,
and stole my heart. 


STAG-6000 was created during the 2016 '24-Hour Comic Day' event.
During the event, participants created a completed 24-page comic book
within 24-hours. STAG-6000 was completed in 17 hours. 


BASHers is my first proper 'big' comic at 32 pages,
with a full script (unlike STAG-6000, which was improv).
The comic is about my experience hiking 100-miles
of the Pacific Crest Trail.


Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month
No contribution is too small! Your support will put a smile on my face and help me reach my goals. As a reward you're granted access sketch pages, works-in-progress, blogs, and exclusive travel blog updates! All patrons get to read BASHers updates 24 hours earlier than the rest of the web.
Tier 2
$4 or more per month
Wow, thanks! For your $4 pledge, you get the same rewards as the lower tier but a as a bonus you have access to an exclusive PDF-bundle of every mini-comic, zine, and sketchbook I have and will share.
Tier 3
$10 or more per month
Amazing!! For your $10 pledge, you get everything the lower tiers receive, plus a physical version of every mini-comic or zine I make, AND post cards when I am on an adventure. 
Goals
49% complete

Being in the wilderness means being far away from modern conveniences like Wi-Fi, escalators, and microwaves. But what it also means is being at the mercy of Mother Nature while also far away from any kind of medical services. Common injuries in the backcountry include trips, falls, stings, bites, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, altitude sickness, lightning strikes, etc, etc, etc. 

Reaching this Patreon goal would allow me to participate in a NOLS Wilderness First Aid course and becoming a valuable asset in the outdoors. Not only would I be able to take care of myself in an emergency situation but I would also be an asset to other hikers and backpackers in similar situations. Maintaining this goal would allow me to retake this course every few years to keep my skills sharp.
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Email | Facebook | Twitter | Website | Art Blog | Redbubble Shop

Hello! My name's Kerstin La Cross and I'm an Adventure Cartoonist! I make autobio comics about pretty much anything, but mostly backpacking. Please help me to make more comics! By becoming a patron, you’ll help offset the business and living costs of being an independent creator. That means more comics for you!


Making comics about my experiences is a way of encouraging others to step outside of their comfort zone and have an adventure of their own. My comics are deeply personal, inviting readers into my head to see what I see and feel how I feel. It's a way for me to express myself in ways that words alone cannot. 



In 2017, I hiked 800 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with my husband
. The PCT is a 2,650-mile trail starting at the USA/Mexican border in Campo, California, and ending at the Canadian Border in Manning Park, BC. This trek took 4 months, crossing over high desert, snow-covered mountains, deep moss covered forests, and overwhelming vistas of volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. Along the way, I faced adversities such as heat exhaustion, financial struggles, dehydration, a marriage in crisis, hunger, and illness.



It's not all fun and games in the mountains, and the real world will always follow.

I plan on taking this experience and translating it into a graphic novel, with a minimum of 150 pages of content. Your contributions will help make this goal a reality. Feel free to browse my previous trail-journal comic, BASHers, released in December of 2016.

Your contributions will also help make future adventures possible. Stronger, smarter, and more experienced, I hope to attempt the PCT again (or the Appalachian Trail) in 2019, and fully thru-hike it!



So how does this work, anyway?

Excellent question!

Patreon is a platform where amazing, thoughtful people like you can directly support creators like me through small, monthly contributions. Choose an amount you'd like to send every month, and in return, you get access to awesome Patreon-exclusive content (see sidebar for full details), and eternal gratitude and love from yours truly. 
You can change or cancel your patronage at any time, and you'll only be charged once per month for the amount you choose to give. 

Comics are a long misunderstood but loved medium. They bring people together and can make them laugh, cry, shout, or think deeply about issues affecting us as a society. My hope is that my comics make my readers feel as strongly as I felt when I made them. I can't ask for anything more. 

Every bit of support I receive through Patreon is a figurative weight off my shoulders, and makes my adventures more enjoyable and more fun, therefore resulting in more comics for everyone to enjoy. It's a win-win situation.

Thank you so much for reading through my page! I appreciate it, and always remember to hike your own hike! 




::Past Projects::

 
Ronon! is a 7-page mini-comic about a wild & crazy
cat that crashed into my life, did a barrel roll,
and stole my heart. 


STAG-6000 was created during the 2016 '24-Hour Comic Day' event.
During the event, participants created a completed 24-page comic book
within 24-hours. STAG-6000 was completed in 17 hours. 


BASHers is my first proper 'big' comic at 32 pages,
with a full script (unlike STAG-6000, which was improv).
The comic is about my experience hiking 100-miles
of the Pacific Crest Trail.


Recent posts by Kerstin A. La Cross

Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month
No contribution is too small! Your support will put a smile on my face and help me reach my goals. As a reward you're granted access sketch pages, works-in-progress, blogs, and exclusive travel blog updates! All patrons get to read BASHers updates 24 hours earlier than the rest of the web.
Tier 2
$4 or more per month
Wow, thanks! For your $4 pledge, you get the same rewards as the lower tier but a as a bonus you have access to an exclusive PDF-bundle of every mini-comic, zine, and sketchbook I have and will share.
Tier 3
$10 or more per month
Amazing!! For your $10 pledge, you get everything the lower tiers receive, plus a physical version of every mini-comic or zine I make, AND post cards when I am on an adventure.