Dave Branch is creating "Love, Dad" a comic for my sons.
3

patrons

$14
per month
I'll start by telling you about myself a little. I'm an artist based out of St. Paul, MN. I mostly focus on comics and illustrations, but I also do murals, graphic design and I'm an art teacher at a local middle school. 

This Patreon is a campaign I've put together to support a weekly comic I'm producing. It will start out being released weekly (every wednesday) until I'm done.... ONLY ON THIS PATREON. No one else will see it until it's finished. 

So to explain what this project is for, or who it is for, I'll have to be candid for a moment so bear with me. 

A little less than a year ago me and my wife of almost 10 years split up. We have 5 wonderful boys together. They are a bright light shining on the world, perfect in every way. Needless to say, at times they've had a hard time dealing with my ex and I's breakup. My middle son (Malcolm) in particular is having the most trouble, acting out for attention in ways I haven't seen before. I knew I had to do something, because I wasn't connected the way I should've. I had an epiphany one day, why don't I use comics to connect with my own son, the way I connect with my students. So I asked him, "do you want to make a comic together buddy?"... I've never seen him so happy. His happiness is contagious. This has not been an easy process for me either. It's all he talks about now. So then I thought, it would be really cool if he could hold it in his hands, bring it to school and show his friends, be proud of it and himself. 
So that's where Patreon comes in. Anything that you pledge goes straight into making this a book. Please don't think of it as a donation though. This is us working together as a team to create real, interesting comics. They design all the monsters and their costumes and powers. I make it into a comic. I will also be offering commissions in the art style of the book, as well as much more. Visit the table on the right and find the right pledge tier for you. 

As always, if you support me in any way, I appreciate you more than words can say. It's not my goal to take over the industry with this comic, just to make a very special little boy happy and proud. I just want him to know that I will always love him, no matter what happens, and that he will always have me in his corner. If you want to come with us on this journey, you're more than welcomed. On behalf of me and my boys, Thank you!
Tiers
Fledgling Wizard
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
This tier is for just about everyone. For a dollar a month, you'll get to read the comic before print. All pages will appear on the patron feed, and no where else until print. This is one of the best and easiest ways to support this project. I want you all to know, even a dollar helps this project come to life, and it means a great deal to me. Much more than 100 pennies. 
Apprentice Wizard
$5 or more per month 1 patron
In this tier you'll get;

-Full access to the Patron feed, which will have the first release digital comic pages

-One desktop sized wallpaper download per month

 

Expert Wizard
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
In this tier you'll get;

-Full access to the Patron feed, which will have the first release digital comic pages

-One desktop sized high resolution wallpaper download per month

-Google Hangouts once a month

-Time lapse videos of me drawing the comic with commentary

 

Master wizard
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In this tier you'll get;

-Full access to the Patron feed, which will have the first release digital comic pages

-One desktop sized high resolution wallpaper download per month

-Google Hangouts once a month

-Time lapse videos of me drawing the comic with commentary

-A one of a kind 11' x17' illustration of a special child in your life as a wizard with a custom monster companion designed by your child or loved one. (not limited to children)

(one time only)

 

Goals
$14 of $100 per month
Hitting this goal would allow me to offer more reward tiers out. I'm thinking of a print tier where you'll get art sent to you every month...
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I'll start by telling you about myself a little. I'm an artist based out of St. Paul, MN. I mostly focus on comics and illustrations, but I also do murals, graphic design and I'm an art teacher at a local middle school. 

This Patreon is a campaign I've put together to support a weekly comic I'm producing. It will start out being released weekly (every wednesday) until I'm done.... ONLY ON THIS PATREON. No one else will see it until it's finished. 

So to explain what this project is for, or who it is for, I'll have to be candid for a moment so bear with me. 

A little less than a year ago me and my wife of almost 10 years split up. We have 5 wonderful boys together. They are a bright light shining on the world, perfect in every way. Needless to say, at times they've had a hard time dealing with my ex and I's breakup. My middle son (Malcolm) in particular is having the most trouble, acting out for attention in ways I haven't seen before. I knew I had to do something, because I wasn't connected the way I should've. I had an epiphany one day, why don't I use comics to connect with my own son, the way I connect with my students. So I asked him, "do you want to make a comic together buddy?"... I've never seen him so happy. His happiness is contagious. This has not been an easy process for me either. It's all he talks about now. So then I thought, it would be really cool if he could hold it in his hands, bring it to school and show his friends, be proud of it and himself. 
So that's where Patreon comes in. Anything that you pledge goes straight into making this a book. Please don't think of it as a donation though. This is us working together as a team to create real, interesting comics. They design all the monsters and their costumes and powers. I make it into a comic. I will also be offering commissions in the art style of the book, as well as much more. Visit the table on the right and find the right pledge tier for you. 

As always, if you support me in any way, I appreciate you more than words can say. It's not my goal to take over the industry with this comic, just to make a very special little boy happy and proud. I just want him to know that I will always love him, no matter what happens, and that he will always have me in his corner. If you want to come with us on this journey, you're more than welcomed. On behalf of me and my boys, Thank you!

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Tiers
Fledgling Wizard
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
This tier is for just about everyone. For a dollar a month, you'll get to read the comic before print. All pages will appear on the patron feed, and no where else until print. This is one of the best and easiest ways to support this project. I want you all to know, even a dollar helps this project come to life, and it means a great deal to me. Much more than 100 pennies. 
Apprentice Wizard
$5 or more per month 1 patron
In this tier you'll get;

-Full access to the Patron feed, which will have the first release digital comic pages

-One desktop sized wallpaper download per month

 

Expert Wizard
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
In this tier you'll get;

-Full access to the Patron feed, which will have the first release digital comic pages

-One desktop sized high resolution wallpaper download per month

-Google Hangouts once a month

-Time lapse videos of me drawing the comic with commentary

 

Master wizard
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In this tier you'll get;

-Full access to the Patron feed, which will have the first release digital comic pages

-One desktop sized high resolution wallpaper download per month

-Google Hangouts once a month

-Time lapse videos of me drawing the comic with commentary

-A one of a kind 11' x17' illustration of a special child in your life as a wizard with a custom monster companion designed by your child or loved one. (not limited to children)

(one time only)