Hunter M is creating an Authentic Manga Empire
4

patrons

$18
per month
"WHO the heck are you?"
The name's Hunter, and I'm a cartoonist who's passionate about making stories that people other than straight white boys can enjoy just as much. If you'd like to shout at me about how rad I am, you can do so at glengi.tumblr.com, [email protected], or @LEDcomic on twitter!


"WHAT the heck is Light Earth Defenders?"
Light Earth Defenders is a Super Mecha love letter! It's a story about a team of heroes who pilot six colorful giant robots, and use their awesome power to protect the Earth from alien threats! The year is 2099, and soon after the discovery of a mysterious new planet in the Solar System, codenamed "Dark Earth", our planet is besieged by a giant cyborg dinosaur! As it overpowers Earth's weaponry, the only ones who can fight back are the Light Earth Defenders! But this new war might not be as simple as it appears...

"WHY the heck did you make this?"
A few years back, I had two distinct realizations. One: nothing gets me as excited as the concept of giant mecha! Everything about them is awesome, and I started to dig into movies and anime and games that were all about them. Two: There are so many problems with the mecha genre, as it is. Too many stories of hyper-masculine aggression, too many examples of exploitative and oversexualized outfits and camera angles, and too much encouraging of consumerism over creativity! I want to make a series that expresses my love/hate relationship with the genre, and can get more people to understand why I think it's such a magical thing!

"HOW the heck am I supposed to help?"
Simple! By pledging to donate a certain amount to this campaign, you can help support me while I keep creating awesome comics that both you and I want to see! (along with other more experimental projects, like animations!) But don't worry, I'm not just panhandling here. I'm offering plenty of rewards and goodies, depending on the Patron Tier you select below. Check 'em out and see what you'd like! Even if you can't support me with your wallet, your word-of-mouth is at least as important! Tell your family, friends, and anyone you know about this series and campaign, and you'll have my deepest thanks!

"WHEN the heck do I pay?"
Just once at the start of every month! Think of it more like a subscription than a donation, so please don't pledge more money than you can reasonably afford. I wouldn't want you accidentally bankrupting yourself because you obviously think my series is worth tons of your money! Just a little donation each month makes a huge difference, and can get you plenty of cool stuff!

"Sounds great! WHERE the heck do I sign up?"
Why, right below!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
PLATINUM CADET TIER
First off, you are awesome! You've helped to support me as I mash these colorful action figures together while making explosion and/or kissing noises. You've got a knack for scamming your way to glory and success by grabbing sweet deals like this one, and I've gotta respect you for that! You don't need to wait for the official updates anymore, you'll see new pages as soon as they're finished! Choose this tier to see what the Defenders think of you!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
NUTS 'N' BOLTS TIER
See the gritty underbelly of how this machine works! You'll get access to all of the above, plus sketch layers, concept art, and the official scripts to any completed episodes! What a barely-functional mess!
Pledge $8 or more per month
2 patrons
FELLOW DEFENDER TIER
Don your scarf and get ready to intercept this zip file of each volume of Light Earth Defenders (about 120-150 full res pages each, plus goodies and mini-comics!), as well as everything above! Dark Earth doesn't stand a chance against you!
Pledge $13 or more per month
0 patrons
RED-HOT DIVEKICK TIER (PODCAST KICKSTARTER)
You love supporting people getting their voice out there! Not only do you get access to everything above, but every backer of this tier is a vote to keep the podcast going, because you love hearing us talk!
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
BEYOND TWO MORE DOLLARS TIER (PODCAST KICKSTOPPER)
You hate supporting people getting their voice out there! Not only do you get access to everything above, but every backer of this tier is a vote to stop the podcast, because you hate hearing us talk!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 of 15 patrons
MAXIMUM SPOILER TIER
You crave to go above and beyond! You want to do the impossible and see the invisible, specifically the future scripts of the series! Since Light Earth Defenders is always a work in progress, you'll not only be given a copy of the script for the next episode, you'll get my contact info so you can discuss, critique, and proofread the material, as well as brainstorm with me and get hyped! All this on top of all previous rewards!
Goals
$18 of $50 per month
Me and some cool friends will start up a short monthly podcast, talking about the comic process, giant robots, video games, and complaining really hard at whatever's on our minds. We will try to funny, we promise.
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"WHO the heck are you?"
The name's Hunter, and I'm a cartoonist who's passionate about making stories that people other than straight white boys can enjoy just as much. If you'd like to shout at me about how rad I am, you can do so at glengi.tumblr.com, [email protected], or @LEDcomic on twitter!


"WHAT the heck is Light Earth Defenders?"
Light Earth Defenders is a Super Mecha love letter! It's a story about a team of heroes who pilot six colorful giant robots, and use their awesome power to protect the Earth from alien threats! The year is 2099, and soon after the discovery of a mysterious new planet in the Solar System, codenamed "Dark Earth", our planet is besieged by a giant cyborg dinosaur! As it overpowers Earth's weaponry, the only ones who can fight back are the Light Earth Defenders! But this new war might not be as simple as it appears...

"WHY the heck did you make this?"
A few years back, I had two distinct realizations. One: nothing gets me as excited as the concept of giant mecha! Everything about them is awesome, and I started to dig into movies and anime and games that were all about them. Two: There are so many problems with the mecha genre, as it is. Too many stories of hyper-masculine aggression, too many examples of exploitative and oversexualized outfits and camera angles, and too much encouraging of consumerism over creativity! I want to make a series that expresses my love/hate relationship with the genre, and can get more people to understand why I think it's such a magical thing!

"HOW the heck am I supposed to help?"
Simple! By pledging to donate a certain amount to this campaign, you can help support me while I keep creating awesome comics that both you and I want to see! (along with other more experimental projects, like animations!) But don't worry, I'm not just panhandling here. I'm offering plenty of rewards and goodies, depending on the Patron Tier you select below. Check 'em out and see what you'd like! Even if you can't support me with your wallet, your word-of-mouth is at least as important! Tell your family, friends, and anyone you know about this series and campaign, and you'll have my deepest thanks!

"WHEN the heck do I pay?"
Just once at the start of every month! Think of it more like a subscription than a donation, so please don't pledge more money than you can reasonably afford. I wouldn't want you accidentally bankrupting yourself because you obviously think my series is worth tons of your money! Just a little donation each month makes a huge difference, and can get you plenty of cool stuff!

"Sounds great! WHERE the heck do I sign up?"
Why, right below!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
PLATINUM CADET TIER
First off, you are awesome! You've helped to support me as I mash these colorful action figures together while making explosion and/or kissing noises. You've got a knack for scamming your way to glory and success by grabbing sweet deals like this one, and I've gotta respect you for that! You don't need to wait for the official updates anymore, you'll see new pages as soon as they're finished! Choose this tier to see what the Defenders think of you!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
NUTS 'N' BOLTS TIER
See the gritty underbelly of how this machine works! You'll get access to all of the above, plus sketch layers, concept art, and the official scripts to any completed episodes! What a barely-functional mess!
Pledge $8 or more per month
2 patrons
FELLOW DEFENDER TIER
Don your scarf and get ready to intercept this zip file of each volume of Light Earth Defenders (about 120-150 full res pages each, plus goodies and mini-comics!), as well as everything above! Dark Earth doesn't stand a chance against you!
Pledge $13 or more per month
0 patrons
RED-HOT DIVEKICK TIER (PODCAST KICKSTARTER)
You love supporting people getting their voice out there! Not only do you get access to everything above, but every backer of this tier is a vote to keep the podcast going, because you love hearing us talk!
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
BEYOND TWO MORE DOLLARS TIER (PODCAST KICKSTOPPER)
You hate supporting people getting their voice out there! Not only do you get access to everything above, but every backer of this tier is a vote to stop the podcast, because you hate hearing us talk!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 of 15 patrons
MAXIMUM SPOILER TIER
You crave to go above and beyond! You want to do the impossible and see the invisible, specifically the future scripts of the series! Since Light Earth Defenders is always a work in progress, you'll not only be given a copy of the script for the next episode, you'll get my contact info so you can discuss, critique, and proofread the material, as well as brainstorm with me and get hyped! All this on top of all previous rewards!