Lee Lightfoot is creating Comics, Story & Videos on Story
9

patrons

$59
per month
Thanks for dropping in and thanks to any of you out there who are already patrons helping to create Black Ship Books!

My name is Lee Lightfoot. I draw comics, write comics and write about story in popular culture for Black Ship Books, which I set up with the writer, editor and journalist Evan Henry:

Black Ship Books

I began reading Marvel Comics back in the eighties and later painted 32 pages of what would eventually become Dead Lucky, a submission for Dark Horse back in 2003. I went on to write Gia Giantess and finally, a graphic novel bereavement memoir for a PhD in the last couple of years. But now I want to share my ideas on story with a bigger audience.

I'm inviting you to join the crew! What is your reward? Ultimately, to help run and build a comics imprint with a growing collective of creators. Decide on the big creative decisions and contribute to polls on the best creative directions to move in. Help us all to move through the goals so that we can eventually distribute multiple artists' creative visions through Diamond to comic stores and bookshops worldwide. Also:

-Post on the general feed and make suggestions such as writers for our comic anthologies, subjects for my future videos, subjects for Black Ship articles, or classic comic covers you think would be good to inspire me for a video on cover art?
-Want some free comic art?
-Comics premiered here first on Patreon in digital form?
-Access to my patron-only video feed?
-Your name in all of the video end credits?
-Notes/scans of my "in progress" art, stories, art-books and video lecture notes?
-Want to see general posts on my comics work before anyone else AND hear about what art I am working on before anyone else (official Marvel or Star Wars licenses etc)?
-Art available for sale to patrons before anyone else in the world sees it?
-Art discounts on absolutely all my art, comics and sketch cards?
-Input from me into your own stories?
-You personally appear in the Black Ship Universe?
-A Lee Lightfoot cover for your own comic?

If you become a patron you also become a part of the Black Ship community. You are part of that exclusive community of readers, writers, artists and story fans who help to build the Black Ship narrative world. We are aiming to build a universe of mainly mature reader stories that are a little edgy or offbeat. Personally, I am also aiming with this campaign to enable myself and others to become better writers and artists. 

The other purpose of my Patreon is to facilitate weekly production of pages, as comics are so time-intensive and therefore money-consuming, while at the same time bringing more readers and writers on board. And as you will see from the end of my intro video, there are plenty of stories to work on!  By becoming a patron, you will not only get access to the thoughts and decisions behind these stories and art but also influence those decisions in a positive way. 

If the campaign is a success up to the level of the stretch goals then that will also mean paid work for other creators...creators you yourselves as patrons might suggest to me along the way...or that creator might in fact be you!




Tiers
Patron-only feed - Steering the ship!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
-I now LOVE you and we are friends forever

-Access to my patron-only feed with patron-only posts  

-Get to post on the general feed

-Make suggestions such as writers for our comic anthologies, subjects for my future videos, subjects for Black Ship articles, or classic comic covers you think would be good to inspire me for a video on cover art.  

-Access to art-books and video lecture notes...with, of course, your name in all of the video end credits!   

-PLUS notes/scans of my "in progress" art and stories!

-See my comics work before anyone else and hear about what art I am working on before anyone else (official Marvel or Star Wars licenses etc)

-Art available for sale to patrons before anyone else in the world sees it! 

 -Discounts on absolutely all my comic art, comics, sketch cards posted on the feed 

Video Feed - Reviews & lectures on story!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
-I now LOVE you and we will be friends even beyond this mortal coil as we will upload minds to the singularity!

-AND you get the additional video feed of all my video art tutorials, slideshows, story reviews and PhD lectures!

-Everything else in the lower level: patron-only feed etc

Comics Feed - See the results of your input!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
-I now LOVE you and even when they inevitably see our immortality as a version of SKYNET and take us down with the help of John Connor, I will find our remains somehow and revive our friendship digitally. 

-Everything from the video feed level...

-AND as a Comics Feed member you also get access, before they go live elsewhere, to digital copies of our Black Ship titles, including Weird Zombie Horror, Dead Lucky, Horror Haikus, Gia Giantess

Free Art Package - Buy some art & get some free!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
-I now LOVE you in digital immortality, in some realm that John Connor can't even find us.

-Everything from the lower levels...

-AND as a Free Art member you also get some free art thrown in with any purchase

-You personally get to appear in the Black Ship Universe (optional, so you don't have to, but if so you get choice of name, within reason, and appearance)


Free Work Package - Hire me & get some work free!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
-I now LOVE you and we are friends forever in the matrix.

-Everything from the lower levels...

-AND as a Free Work member I will pencil or ink a free comics page or comic pin-up for every three you commission, or a free cover for every ten pages of comic interiors

Free Covers & Analysis - We can go Live or email ideas!
$25 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
-Wow, we did it. We are such good friends in the digital realm that we are the same entity!

-Everything from the lower levels...

-AND I will give you input into your own story for free. We can do live Skype chats or email.

Lock in your creative team and I will throw in a Lee Lightfoot cover for your comic when it's finished (delivered digitally)


Goals
$59 of $100 per month
At 100 dollars I will list every possible piece of art I have on Store Envy for patrons to select from.

As a reward I'll take suggestions on favourite comic covers and make a video tutorial on my "homage" to my favourite of all the suggestions.
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Thanks for dropping in and thanks to any of you out there who are already patrons helping to create Black Ship Books!

My name is Lee Lightfoot. I draw comics, write comics and write about story in popular culture for Black Ship Books, which I set up with the writer, editor and journalist Evan Henry:

Black Ship Books

I began reading Marvel Comics back in the eighties and later painted 32 pages of what would eventually become Dead Lucky, a submission for Dark Horse back in 2003. I went on to write Gia Giantess and finally, a graphic novel bereavement memoir for a PhD in the last couple of years. But now I want to share my ideas on story with a bigger audience.

I'm inviting you to join the crew! What is your reward? Ultimately, to help run and build a comics imprint with a growing collective of creators. Decide on the big creative decisions and contribute to polls on the best creative directions to move in. Help us all to move through the goals so that we can eventually distribute multiple artists' creative visions through Diamond to comic stores and bookshops worldwide. Also:

-Post on the general feed and make suggestions such as writers for our comic anthologies, subjects for my future videos, subjects for Black Ship articles, or classic comic covers you think would be good to inspire me for a video on cover art?
-Want some free comic art?
-Comics premiered here first on Patreon in digital form?
-Access to my patron-only video feed?
-Your name in all of the video end credits?
-Notes/scans of my "in progress" art, stories, art-books and video lecture notes?
-Want to see general posts on my comics work before anyone else AND hear about what art I am working on before anyone else (official Marvel or Star Wars licenses etc)?
-Art available for sale to patrons before anyone else in the world sees it?
-Art discounts on absolutely all my art, comics and sketch cards?
-Input from me into your own stories?
-You personally appear in the Black Ship Universe?
-A Lee Lightfoot cover for your own comic?

If you become a patron you also become a part of the Black Ship community. You are part of that exclusive community of readers, writers, artists and story fans who help to build the Black Ship narrative world. We are aiming to build a universe of mainly mature reader stories that are a little edgy or offbeat. Personally, I am also aiming with this campaign to enable myself and others to become better writers and artists. 

The other purpose of my Patreon is to facilitate weekly production of pages, as comics are so time-intensive and therefore money-consuming, while at the same time bringing more readers and writers on board. And as you will see from the end of my intro video, there are plenty of stories to work on!  By becoming a patron, you will not only get access to the thoughts and decisions behind these stories and art but also influence those decisions in a positive way. 

If the campaign is a success up to the level of the stretch goals then that will also mean paid work for other creators...creators you yourselves as patrons might suggest to me along the way...or that creator might in fact be you!




Recent posts by Lee Lightfoot

Tiers
Patron-only feed - Steering the ship!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
-I now LOVE you and we are friends forever

-Access to my patron-only feed with patron-only posts  

-Get to post on the general feed

-Make suggestions such as writers for our comic anthologies, subjects for my future videos, subjects for Black Ship articles, or classic comic covers you think would be good to inspire me for a video on cover art.  

-Access to art-books and video lecture notes...with, of course, your name in all of the video end credits!   

-PLUS notes/scans of my "in progress" art and stories!

-See my comics work before anyone else and hear about what art I am working on before anyone else (official Marvel or Star Wars licenses etc)

-Art available for sale to patrons before anyone else in the world sees it! 

 -Discounts on absolutely all my comic art, comics, sketch cards posted on the feed 

Video Feed - Reviews & lectures on story!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
-I now LOVE you and we will be friends even beyond this mortal coil as we will upload minds to the singularity!

-AND you get the additional video feed of all my video art tutorials, slideshows, story reviews and PhD lectures!

-Everything else in the lower level: patron-only feed etc

Comics Feed - See the results of your input!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
-I now LOVE you and even when they inevitably see our immortality as a version of SKYNET and take us down with the help of John Connor, I will find our remains somehow and revive our friendship digitally. 

-Everything from the video feed level...

-AND as a Comics Feed member you also get access, before they go live elsewhere, to digital copies of our Black Ship titles, including Weird Zombie Horror, Dead Lucky, Horror Haikus, Gia Giantess

Free Art Package - Buy some art & get some free!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
-I now LOVE you in digital immortality, in some realm that John Connor can't even find us.

-Everything from the lower levels...

-AND as a Free Art member you also get some free art thrown in with any purchase

-You personally get to appear in the Black Ship Universe (optional, so you don't have to, but if so you get choice of name, within reason, and appearance)


Free Work Package - Hire me & get some work free!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
-I now LOVE you and we are friends forever in the matrix.

-Everything from the lower levels...

-AND as a Free Work member I will pencil or ink a free comics page or comic pin-up for every three you commission, or a free cover for every ten pages of comic interiors

Free Covers & Analysis - We can go Live or email ideas!
$25 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
-Wow, we did it. We are such good friends in the digital realm that we are the same entity!

-Everything from the lower levels...

-AND I will give you input into your own story for free. We can do live Skype chats or email.

Lock in your creative team and I will throw in a Lee Lightfoot cover for your comic when it's finished (delivered digitally)