Maia Kobabe is creating comics!
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Welcome!
My name is Maia Kobabe and I am the author and illustrator of GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR. I started this patreon account back in September 2016 and the support I received here was vital while I set aside other projects to focus on that book. On this blog I post about all of the things I am working on now, many of which need to stay semi-secret until they are ready for publication. I post thumbnails, pencil sketches, and finished art from short stories for anthologies, comics which will be published online, and the children's picture books and young adult graphic novels I am developing. Here are some of the projects I have posted about in the past: 


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 :) These comics were the earliest draft of GENDER QUEER- I have over 160 strips available in the archives. 


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
My now perminantly on-haitus webcomic. It's a medieval fantasy adventure story which includes difficult friendships, queer characters and stolen treasure.




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
Tiers
PAGE LEVEL
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much! At this level 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, though some will also be novels, songs, or other things that I fall in love with. I also occasionally post art at this level, before it goes up online elsewhere. I will also mail you between one and four surprise treats per year, usually a small zine or postcard!

KNIGHT LEVEL
$3 or more per month

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:

-sample art from two children's books I am developing, "Leaf's Song" and "Three Journeys"

 -the spring and summer Fansplaining tiny zines 

-character designs and concept art from a sci-fi young adult graphic novel I am working on with robots in it!

-character designs and concept art from a fantasy young adult graphic novel I am working on with nonbinary teens and a dragon!


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

-thumbnails, pencils and inks for "Werekat", a queer horror comic written by Rachel Pollack

 -thumbnails, pencils and inks of a 5 page comic for the Heartwood Anthology backers 

-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 

- 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!


I will also mail you between one and four surprise treats per year, usually a small zine or postcard!

BAROX LEVEL
$5 or more per month

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 150 strips, all of which are posted here on patron at least a week in advance of being posted elsewhere online. You will also be getting pencils, cut pages, and updates on my book Gender Queer: A Memoir. Any gender-related short stories I write for anothologies will also be posted at this level, such as my 9 page story "What Am I Waiting For?" about top surgery anxiety. 


I will also mail you between one and four surprise treats per year, usually a small zine or postcard!  

VISCOUNT LEVEL
$15 or more per month only 26 left

Viscounts, Viscountesses and Viscountx- upon signing up you will receive a welcome package with print copies of my Genderqueer Zines, Blackberries comic, Things That Encouraged Me to Keep Making Art, The List, Dancing With Pride and Queer Love Actually. On each solstice and equinox (for a total of four times a year) you will get an art postcard from me in the mail, and one or two of these will probably be accompanied by a tiny zine. And you will have access to the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts!

COUNTESS LEVEL
$25 or more per month only 15 left

Counts, Countx and Countesses, upon signing up you will receive physical copies of The Imperial Malady and Queer Pride Month as well as the other comics in your welcome package and art postcards four times a year. You are also guaranteed a copy of each of my self-published projects, whatever they may be. These could be things such as my experimental art tool the Rainbow Decision Wheel, short comics like Snake Memories, Queer Love Actually, or the Fansplaining zines, or whole anthologies I am published in such as Advanced Death Saves. The next one I plan to send out is a print copy of my Nib comic about the Western Monarch Butterfly. You will also have access to all of the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts. 

MARQUIS LEVEL
$50 or more per month only 4 left

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. If you specifically want to request something, we can talk about that, though some months I also want to surprise you with my own ideas~

DUCHESS LEVEL
$100 or more per month only 3 left

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 or midwinter. 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. 

Welcome!
My name is Maia Kobabe and I am the author and illustrator of GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR. I started this patreon account back in September 2016 and the support I received here was vital while I set aside other projects to focus on that book. On this blog I post about all of the things I am working on now, many of which need to stay semi-secret until they are ready for publication. I post thumbnails, pencil sketches, and finished art from short stories for anthologies, comics which will be published online, and the children's picture books and young adult graphic novels I am developing. Here are some of the projects I have posted about in the past: 


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 :) These comics were the earliest draft of GENDER QUEER- I have over 160 strips available in the archives. 


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
My now perminantly on-haitus webcomic. It's a medieval fantasy adventure story which includes difficult friendships, queer characters and stolen treasure.




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

Tiers
PAGE LEVEL
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much! At this level 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, though some will also be novels, songs, or other things that I fall in love with. I also occasionally post art at this level, before it goes up online elsewhere. I will also mail you between one and four surprise treats per year, usually a small zine or postcard!

KNIGHT LEVEL
$3 or more per month

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:

-sample art from two children's books I am developing, "Leaf's Song" and "Three Journeys"

 -the spring and summer Fansplaining tiny zines 

-character designs and concept art from a sci-fi young adult graphic novel I am working on with robots in it!

-character designs and concept art from a fantasy young adult graphic novel I am working on with nonbinary teens and a dragon!


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

-thumbnails, pencils and inks for "Werekat", a queer horror comic written by Rachel Pollack

 -thumbnails, pencils and inks of a 5 page comic for the Heartwood Anthology backers 

-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 

- 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!


I will also mail you between one and four surprise treats per year, usually a small zine or postcard!

BAROX LEVEL
$5 or more per month

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 150 strips, all of which are posted here on patron at least a week in advance of being posted elsewhere online. You will also be getting pencils, cut pages, and updates on my book Gender Queer: A Memoir. Any gender-related short stories I write for anothologies will also be posted at this level, such as my 9 page story "What Am I Waiting For?" about top surgery anxiety. 


I will also mail you between one and four surprise treats per year, usually a small zine or postcard!  

VISCOUNT LEVEL
$15 or more per month only 26 left

Viscounts, Viscountesses and Viscountx- upon signing up you will receive a welcome package with print copies of my Genderqueer Zines, Blackberries comic, Things That Encouraged Me to Keep Making Art, The List, Dancing With Pride and Queer Love Actually. On each solstice and equinox (for a total of four times a year) you will get an art postcard from me in the mail, and one or two of these will probably be accompanied by a tiny zine. And you will have access to the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts!

COUNTESS LEVEL
$25 or more per month only 15 left

Counts, Countx and Countesses, upon signing up you will receive physical copies of The Imperial Malady and Queer Pride Month as well as the other comics in your welcome package and art postcards four times a year. You are also guaranteed a copy of each of my self-published projects, whatever they may be. These could be things such as my experimental art tool the Rainbow Decision Wheel, short comics like Snake Memories, Queer Love Actually, or the Fansplaining zines, or whole anthologies I am published in such as Advanced Death Saves. The next one I plan to send out is a print copy of my Nib comic about the Western Monarch Butterfly. You will also have access to all of the Page, Knight and Baroness blog posts. 

MARQUIS LEVEL
$50 or more per month only 4 left

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. If you specifically want to request something, we can talk about that, though some months I also want to surprise you with my own ideas~

DUCHESS LEVEL
$100 or more per month only 3 left

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 or midwinter. 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.