Malachi Wardis creating Comics
In addition to new comics pages and online discount, get access to monthly blog posts concerning inspiration/process/etc on all comics I'm currently working on. Includes media reviews, recommendations, and PDFs of previous comics.
In addition to Burned But Not Consumed and blog access, you receive physical copies of recent work as I finish it. Usually this means prints and mini-comics, but some upcoming items include illustrated gaming dice and the Star Trek 2019 Waypoint Special, which Matt Sheean and I did a story for.
About Malachi Ward
My name is Malachi Ward, I co-created the comic book Ancestor (Image Comics, 2016) and Expansion (AdHouse Books, 2017) with Matt Sheean. I'm also the author and illustrator of the Ritual series (Revival House Press) and From Now On, (Alternative Comics, 2016) which collects short science fiction and fantasy comics that have appeared in Best American Comics, Now, Mome, NoBrow, and Study Group Magazine. I've done illustration work for Image's Prophet series, Wired, IDW, Boom, Netflix, and The New York Times.
I'm currently working on a longer form solo comic called Burned But Not Consumed. Because I financially depend on freelance work and shifts at a comic book shop (Secret Headquarters in LA!!) I haven't been able to prioritize this new project the way I would like, and I'm hoping with the support of generous patrons I can get some more substantial work done on a project I love.
Burned But Not Consumed is the story of Seth, a reclusive programmer, encountering an alien claiming she needs Seth's help to save her civilization. Like a lot of my previous work, it is a mix of interpersonal drama and surreal science fiction, and the plot takes a couple weird turns that I'm really excited for people to read. Eventually I plan for the book to be collected in print, and your support in making that possible is immeasurable.
The main function of this Patreon will be to serialize Burned But Not Consumed, and to provide a venue where I can refine my writing on process and inspiration. A special contribution tier includes access to a blog where I'll write about comics, film, music and books that relate to both this story, other works I'm creating, or storytelling in general.
Thank you so much for visiting my Patreon!