Kristin A. Hogan is creating comic books
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patrons
Kristin A. Hogan is a professional artist. She graduated Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001 with a Sequential Art/Video double major. She's worked in the arts in Austin, TX since 2001. Her project, Squid Friends, won a Best of Austin in 2011. Her solo art show, "Plush the Sea" opened in 2016 at the Salvage Van Guard Theater.

But her first and one true love has always been comics. After a decade hiatus, she is ready to return to her beloved kingdom of comics, with her new project "HammerSong".

"HammerSong" is a fantasy love letter to mail couriers and libraries. 

If you've come down this shining pixie path to my Patreon page, perhaps you ponder why you should become a patron. Here's the deal-eo: Comics are HARD. I know they seem easy, but seriously, look inside any cartoonist, and there is a tiny weeping cartoonist locked away in a dark corner. But we do them because we LOVE them. We LOVE the art form so much, it HURTS not to draw comics. 

In my madness, I have decided to do a comic in the most traditional way possible. The only thing I intend to do digitally is the lettering. I am hand drawing roughs, then finalizing the pencils on drawing paper. I then take a lightbox, and transfer those lines to watercolor paper with pencil. I will paint the entire thing in Holbein Acryla Gouache, then ink it. That means I am basically drawing every line in this comic 4 times. That is madness.

The art supplies for this project aren't cheap. Then there's the printing costs, this is going to be a traditional IN PRINT comic. On top of that, I work a full time job. One of the reasons I went on a comic hiatus was the squids far outsold the comics, therefore taking all of my time. The only way for this project to really come out in a timely manner is if I don't have to put it down in favor of a paying project. I do the comic for love, but that doesn't mean I don't have bills to pay. 

If you follow this Patreon, you'll see this project unfold, with regular work in progress updates. Time lapse videos, sketches, behind the scenes stuff. As well as getting updates on other art projects I'm working on ranging from doodles to commissions. Also, you'll be supporting an artist and said artist will think you are the bestus ever and she will want to give you treats. You like treats. 

Tiers
Otis
$1 or more per month
-Access to Patrons Only posts on the blog, including: Work in Progress updates, time lapse videos, etc

- Name in back of the published book

Marielli of the GreenMages
$3 or more per month
- All previous rewards PLUS:

-Pack of pin-back buttons featuring HammerSong characters

Zhana
$5 or more per month
All previous rewards PLUS:

-Fan Club package: stickers, mini-prints and grab bag items. 

NOTE: These items have not been produced yet, will ship when more color and ink work is complete.

- Invite to participate in live drawing events, where I will take audience suggestions.

WindWhisper Birdsong
$10 or more per month
- All previous rewards, PLUS:

-Discounts on merchandise, including future HammerSong publications as well as Squid Friends

- Special prints,  such as comic cover art (will mail out once art work is complete) 

SparkleAle
$20 or more per month
All previous rewards PLUS:

- Custom gouache character portrait of your choice (MY characters only)

- Copy of published in print issues of HammerSong (when they are released)

Goals
57% complete
NEW WACOM. I'll be computer coloring the comic in the future, and I need a functioning WACOM, the one I have is a little broken.
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Kristin A. Hogan is a professional artist. She graduated Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001 with a Sequential Art/Video double major. She's worked in the arts in Austin, TX since 2001. Her project, Squid Friends, won a Best of Austin in 2011. Her solo art show, "Plush the Sea" opened in 2016 at the Salvage Van Guard Theater.

But her first and one true love has always been comics. After a decade hiatus, she is ready to return to her beloved kingdom of comics, with her new project "HammerSong".

"HammerSong" is a fantasy love letter to mail couriers and libraries. 

If you've come down this shining pixie path to my Patreon page, perhaps you ponder why you should become a patron. Here's the deal-eo: Comics are HARD. I know they seem easy, but seriously, look inside any cartoonist, and there is a tiny weeping cartoonist locked away in a dark corner. But we do them because we LOVE them. We LOVE the art form so much, it HURTS not to draw comics. 

In my madness, I have decided to do a comic in the most traditional way possible. The only thing I intend to do digitally is the lettering. I am hand drawing roughs, then finalizing the pencils on drawing paper. I then take a lightbox, and transfer those lines to watercolor paper with pencil. I will paint the entire thing in Holbein Acryla Gouache, then ink it. That means I am basically drawing every line in this comic 4 times. That is madness.

The art supplies for this project aren't cheap. Then there's the printing costs, this is going to be a traditional IN PRINT comic. On top of that, I work a full time job. One of the reasons I went on a comic hiatus was the squids far outsold the comics, therefore taking all of my time. The only way for this project to really come out in a timely manner is if I don't have to put it down in favor of a paying project. I do the comic for love, but that doesn't mean I don't have bills to pay. 

If you follow this Patreon, you'll see this project unfold, with regular work in progress updates. Time lapse videos, sketches, behind the scenes stuff. As well as getting updates on other art projects I'm working on ranging from doodles to commissions. Also, you'll be supporting an artist and said artist will think you are the bestus ever and she will want to give you treats. You like treats. 

Recent posts by Kristin A. Hogan

Tiers
Otis
$1 or more per month
-Access to Patrons Only posts on the blog, including: Work in Progress updates, time lapse videos, etc

- Name in back of the published book

Marielli of the GreenMages
$3 or more per month
- All previous rewards PLUS:

-Pack of pin-back buttons featuring HammerSong characters

Zhana
$5 or more per month
All previous rewards PLUS:

-Fan Club package: stickers, mini-prints and grab bag items. 

NOTE: These items have not been produced yet, will ship when more color and ink work is complete.

- Invite to participate in live drawing events, where I will take audience suggestions.

WindWhisper Birdsong
$10 or more per month
- All previous rewards, PLUS:

-Discounts on merchandise, including future HammerSong publications as well as Squid Friends

- Special prints,  such as comic cover art (will mail out once art work is complete) 

SparkleAle
$20 or more per month
All previous rewards PLUS:

- Custom gouache character portrait of your choice (MY characters only)

- Copy of published in print issues of HammerSong (when they are released)