Maia Kobabe is creating comics!
20

patrons

$164
per month
Welcome!
My name is Maia Kobabe and I am asking for your support in my creative endeavors. I am an author and illustrator with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts. I am a full-time freelance artist and I have worked on many stories, including~


Genderqueer Comics
This is a series of short comic strips about being genderqueer and what that means to me. These comics will be accessible to anyone who supports me at the Baronx Level or above about a week in advance of when they post on instagram :)


Strength Through Unity
This comic ran on The Nib in May 2017. The subtitle is "How to Spot Fascism Before It's Too Late."  If you've never seen this before, it's available to read in full here


Queer Pride Month
This comic, written by Josh Trujillo, ran on The Nib in July 2017. It can be read in full here


Tom o'Bedlam 
A 24 page comic adaptation of a medieval ballad poem of the same name, which was recently nominated for an Ignatz Award and accepted into the 2016 Society of Illustrator's Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. You can read the whole comic here.


Fairy Tale
A 12 page comic based on a poem of the same name by the Czech poet Miroslav Holub. You can read it on my website here.



The Sun
This 8 page comic was based on the Tarot card "The Sun" and appeared in the 2017 kickstarter anthology Tabula Idem. 


The Imperial Malady
A wordless 6 page comic about caring for a loved one with cancer. You can read it on my website.


The List
An auto-biographical comic about books and lists, which can also be read online!



The Thief's Tale
This is my long-running, often-on-hiatus webcomic. It's a medieval fantasy adventure story which includes difficult friendships, queer characters and stolen treasure. You can read the whole story so far at thethiefstale.com. I am currently working on adapting this story into a middle-grade comic book. 




Why Patreon?
I love making comics, and I am very committed to posting them online for free. Patreon is a platform which allows you, dear readers, to support me on a monthly basis so I can keep doing just that. Patreon is similar to a smaller, sustained kickstarter campaign, in which you send in money in advance of the things that you will later receive- in this case, access to the Patreon-locked blog posts, postcards, welcome packets, and other stuff which I will be sending out to you all :) You can jump in for one month of support or multiple months, and you can change the level of your support or cancel all together at any time. I've been supporting a handful of other artists on here for a couple of years, so I can attest that it's a very easy site to work with. I'm happy to answer questions about it if you have any! Thank you so much for concidering becoming one of my patrons~ 
All the best, Maia
Rewards
PAGE LEVEL
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you so much! At this level, Pages, you will have access to my recommendation posts. Once or twice a month I'll post about something I really like and explain why. A lot of the things I recommend will be podcasts, webcomics or other online content I can link too, though some will also be novels, songs, or other things that I fall in love with. I will also occasionally post art at this level, before it goes up online elsewhere.
KNIGHT LEVEL
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Knights, in addition to my recommendations you will also have access to my Patrons only blog. This will contain work in progress posts of things that are some level of "secret" or as yet unannounced. Some things I will be posting in the next few weeks include:

-pencils and inks of a 20 page comic for Iron Circus Comic's Faster Than Light Y'all anthology

-sneak peeks of my upcoming Gender Queer memoir 


 Some things I posted in the past, which are available in the archives, include: 

- pencils to my 7 page comic for the "Mine!" anthology benefiting Planned Parenthood, written by Josh Trujillo

- pencils of a short political comic for The Nib, written by Sam Sattin

- pencils of a 10 page story for the Gothic Tales of Haunted Love Anthology,  written by S.M. Beiko
- pencils and final art of the 8 page Sun Card Tarot comic I am drew for the Tabula Idem anthology
-pencils and final art of the 9 page gay superheroes story I drew for the second Death Saves anthology
-thumbnails and pencils of the The Thief's Tale re-write

- over 100 pages of drawings from my summer 2017 sketchbook!

BAROX LEVEL
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Baronesses, Barons and Baronx- at this level you will have access to all of the posts from the Page and Knight Levels and also my Genderqueer Comics series. 

I have drawn over 100 strips, all of which are posted here on patron at least a week in advance of being posted elsewhere online. I am also beginning the process of turning these comics into a full-length comic memoir- at this level you will get to read pencil pages in advance of everyone except my mom and my editor! 

VISCOUNT LEVEL
$15 or more per month 2 of 30 patrons
Viscounts, Viscountesses and Viscountx- upon signing up you will receive a welcome package with print copies of my Snake Memories comic, three Genderqueer Zines, The List and The Imperial Malady. On each solstice and equinox (for a total of four times a year) you will get one of my Witch's Familiar postcards in the mail. And you will have access to the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts!


The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and I will wait until the 1st of the month after you sign up to ship things (so that you are charged for at least one month). You must keep me updated if your address changes!

COUNTESS LEVEL
$25 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
Counts, Countx and Countesses, upon signing up you will receive a physical copy of Tom o'Bedlam as well as the other comics in your welcome package and Witch's Familiar postcards four times a year. You are also guaranteed a copy of each of my self-published projects, whatever they may be, as soon as I finish them. These could include pin sets like my Harry Potter set, or whole short comics like the Snake Memories zine. The next one I hope to have finished is Fairytale, a 12 page comic about leaving home that I have finished painting in watercolor but have not yet printed.  You will also have access to all of the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts. 


The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and I will wait until the 1st of the month after you sign up to ship things (so that you are charged for at least one month). You must keep me updated if your address changes!

MARQUIS LEVEL
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Marquis, Marchess and Marchionesses, you will be heir to all of the bounties of the Countess Level, including the mailed rewards and access to all blog posts. In addition you will receive four original drawings per year. I will mail you the finished pieces, which will probably be about 6x4 inches, done in ink or watercolor. 


The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and I will wait until the 1st of the month after you sign up to ship things (so that you are charged for at least one month). You must keep me updating on your mailing address!

DUCHESS LEVEL
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Dukes, Duchesses and Duchionx, you are beyond compare, and I will make things specifically for you. What kinds of things, you ask? We must negotiate this with glasses of cider over a table covered in maps, arcane books and piles of ancient coins. The list of ideas I have prepared for our meeting includes: custom pin sets, small pieces of embroidery, tiny handmade books, felt pet crowns and larger original drawings. You can suggest ideas to me, or leave it up to my whimsy. You will receive one of these items per year, at midsummer. May I suggest that this would be a great way to secure a small unique art piece to keep for yourself or customize for a friend? Naturally, you will also receive the welcoming gifts from the Countess level, and access to the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts. 

The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and you must support me at this level for at least four months before receiving your first handmade item (to give me time to make it). You must keep me updated on your mailing address!
Welcome!
My name is Maia Kobabe and I am asking for your support in my creative endeavors. I am an author and illustrator with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts. I am a full-time freelance artist and I have worked on many stories, including~


Genderqueer Comics
This is a series of short comic strips about being genderqueer and what that means to me. These comics will be accessible to anyone who supports me at the Baronx Level or above about a week in advance of when they post on instagram :)


Strength Through Unity
This comic ran on The Nib in May 2017. The subtitle is "How to Spot Fascism Before It's Too Late."  If you've never seen this before, it's available to read in full here


Queer Pride Month
This comic, written by Josh Trujillo, ran on The Nib in July 2017. It can be read in full here


Tom o'Bedlam 
A 24 page comic adaptation of a medieval ballad poem of the same name, which was recently nominated for an Ignatz Award and accepted into the 2016 Society of Illustrator's Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. You can read the whole comic here.


Fairy Tale
A 12 page comic based on a poem of the same name by the Czech poet Miroslav Holub. You can read it on my website here.



The Sun
This 8 page comic was based on the Tarot card "The Sun" and appeared in the 2017 kickstarter anthology Tabula Idem. 


The Imperial Malady
A wordless 6 page comic about caring for a loved one with cancer. You can read it on my website.


The List
An auto-biographical comic about books and lists, which can also be read online!



The Thief's Tale
This is my long-running, often-on-hiatus webcomic. It's a medieval fantasy adventure story which includes difficult friendships, queer characters and stolen treasure. You can read the whole story so far at thethiefstale.com. I am currently working on adapting this story into a middle-grade comic book. 




Why Patreon?
I love making comics, and I am very committed to posting them online for free. Patreon is a platform which allows you, dear readers, to support me on a monthly basis so I can keep doing just that. Patreon is similar to a smaller, sustained kickstarter campaign, in which you send in money in advance of the things that you will later receive- in this case, access to the Patreon-locked blog posts, postcards, welcome packets, and other stuff which I will be sending out to you all :) You can jump in for one month of support or multiple months, and you can change the level of your support or cancel all together at any time. I've been supporting a handful of other artists on here for a couple of years, so I can attest that it's a very easy site to work with. I'm happy to answer questions about it if you have any! Thank you so much for concidering becoming one of my patrons~ 
All the best, Maia

Recent posts by Maia Kobabe

Rewards
PAGE LEVEL
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you so much! At this level, Pages, you will have access to my recommendation posts. Once or twice a month I'll post about something I really like and explain why. A lot of the things I recommend will be podcasts, webcomics or other online content I can link too, though some will also be novels, songs, or other things that I fall in love with. I will also occasionally post art at this level, before it goes up online elsewhere.
KNIGHT LEVEL
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Knights, in addition to my recommendations you will also have access to my Patrons only blog. This will contain work in progress posts of things that are some level of "secret" or as yet unannounced. Some things I will be posting in the next few weeks include:

-pencils and inks of a 20 page comic for Iron Circus Comic's Faster Than Light Y'all anthology

-sneak peeks of my upcoming Gender Queer memoir 


 Some things I posted in the past, which are available in the archives, include: 

- pencils to my 7 page comic for the "Mine!" anthology benefiting Planned Parenthood, written by Josh Trujillo

- pencils of a short political comic for The Nib, written by Sam Sattin

- pencils of a 10 page story for the Gothic Tales of Haunted Love Anthology,  written by S.M. Beiko
- pencils and final art of the 8 page Sun Card Tarot comic I am drew for the Tabula Idem anthology
-pencils and final art of the 9 page gay superheroes story I drew for the second Death Saves anthology
-thumbnails and pencils of the The Thief's Tale re-write

- over 100 pages of drawings from my summer 2017 sketchbook!

BAROX LEVEL
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Baronesses, Barons and Baronx- at this level you will have access to all of the posts from the Page and Knight Levels and also my Genderqueer Comics series. 

I have drawn over 100 strips, all of which are posted here on patron at least a week in advance of being posted elsewhere online. I am also beginning the process of turning these comics into a full-length comic memoir- at this level you will get to read pencil pages in advance of everyone except my mom and my editor! 

VISCOUNT LEVEL
$15 or more per month 2 of 30 patrons
Viscounts, Viscountesses and Viscountx- upon signing up you will receive a welcome package with print copies of my Snake Memories comic, three Genderqueer Zines, The List and The Imperial Malady. On each solstice and equinox (for a total of four times a year) you will get one of my Witch's Familiar postcards in the mail. And you will have access to the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts!


The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and I will wait until the 1st of the month after you sign up to ship things (so that you are charged for at least one month). You must keep me updated if your address changes!

COUNTESS LEVEL
$25 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
Counts, Countx and Countesses, upon signing up you will receive a physical copy of Tom o'Bedlam as well as the other comics in your welcome package and Witch's Familiar postcards four times a year. You are also guaranteed a copy of each of my self-published projects, whatever they may be, as soon as I finish them. These could include pin sets like my Harry Potter set, or whole short comics like the Snake Memories zine. The next one I hope to have finished is Fairytale, a 12 page comic about leaving home that I have finished painting in watercolor but have not yet printed.  You will also have access to all of the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts. 


The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and I will wait until the 1st of the month after you sign up to ship things (so that you are charged for at least one month). You must keep me updated if your address changes!

MARQUIS LEVEL
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Marquis, Marchess and Marchionesses, you will be heir to all of the bounties of the Countess Level, including the mailed rewards and access to all blog posts. In addition you will receive four original drawings per year. I will mail you the finished pieces, which will probably be about 6x4 inches, done in ink or watercolor. 


The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and I will wait until the 1st of the month after you sign up to ship things (so that you are charged for at least one month). You must keep me updating on your mailing address!

DUCHESS LEVEL
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Dukes, Duchesses and Duchionx, you are beyond compare, and I will make things specifically for you. What kinds of things, you ask? We must negotiate this with glasses of cider over a table covered in maps, arcane books and piles of ancient coins. The list of ideas I have prepared for our meeting includes: custom pin sets, small pieces of embroidery, tiny handmade books, felt pet crowns and larger original drawings. You can suggest ideas to me, or leave it up to my whimsy. You will receive one of these items per year, at midsummer. May I suggest that this would be a great way to secure a small unique art piece to keep for yourself or customize for a friend? Naturally, you will also receive the welcoming gifts from the Countess level, and access to the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts. 

The fine print: you must be willing to share your mailing address, and you must support me at this level for at least four months before receiving your first handmade item (to give me time to make it). You must keep me updated on your mailing address!