Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso

is creating Character Design Resources,OCs & HTML5 Apps

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  • Access to submit character requests 
  • Access to my artwork & writing (See page overview for tier specifics) 
  • Access to Character Inspiration Digest (5-25 characteters) at the end of each month
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  • A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys and chances to contribute content 
  • Access to exclusive content and the ability to submit character requests
  • A patron avatar (see overview for sample)
  • Access to my artwork & writing (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to a 4 character digest on Friday 
  • Access to Character Inspiration Digest (5-25 characters) at the end of each month
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Vector Character Collection Special Offer • 47 days left
A 12 character vector collection + 12 more for all tiers $25+!

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  • A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys and chances to contribute content 
  • Exclusive content previews like unreleased store designs,book chapters,case studies and book graphics
  • Access to exclusive content and the ability to submit character requests
  • A patron avatar (see overview for sample)
  • Access to my artwork & writing (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to a 4 character digest on Friday 
  • Access to Character Inspiration Digest (5-25 characters) at the end of each month
  • 1-3 Character sheets per month
Includes Discord benefits
Vector Character Collection Special Offer • 47 days left
A 12 character vector collection + 12 more for all tiers $25+!

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About Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso



I am an autistic writer,artist and beginning HTML5 developer with a special passion for character design.I am currently pursuing self-publishing my first book. I appreciate you stopping by and showing an interest in my work.I do a bunch of stuff for non-patrons and followers but you can also join me on my creative journey for as low as $3/month!

Learn more about me and why I chose Patreon in this post!

Check out my 2021 forecast in this post

If you would like to support my work but can't make a monthly commitment you can also support me using Kofi! All Ko-fi contributions $5+ now qualify for 1-4 character requests!

Follow me on Twitter via @themeinav for art,characters and more all week or follow my work via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MKVBBooks/ !

You can also support me by checking out my store where I sell some different designs on housewares,clothing,drinkware and more! Check it out now at http://bit.ly/shopthelaughingcat!



Not sure what to look at?
Here are all my current featured tags!

All Non-Patron Content
News & Updates has all of my news and project updates.
Sampler Characters is for unarchived and past archives of sampler characters
Manga Creator is for my Manga Creator collections 
Fanpro Friday is for Fanpro Friday posts
Flash Jams is for mid and end of year flash jam posts

Patron Exclusive Content
Patron Digests is for unarchived and past archives of patron exclusive characters

Patron and Non-patron Content
Resources & Information has things like design resource downloads,general information and tutorials.
Polls & Surveys is where you can find any current polls or surveys on content I currently have open
Writing & Art has any written or drawn content I've posted as well as misc. creative posts.
Content Previews has anything that counts as a content reveal.
Character Requests is for character request and suggestion posts

Did you know I have special offers available for new patrons?

Every 2 months I offer a brand new vector character collection as a non-commercial download for new and existing patrons $7+. This time the new addition is the Prince & Princess Collection II. Learn more about the offer here or vote on my next collection theme here



Not sure about becoming a patron yet? Not a problem!
As a non-patron who keeps an eye on my work you still get...

  • Access to read any news or updates I post about my projects
  • Access to the monthly newsletter which contains 6 sampler characters and a Q& A when 3-5 questions have been submitted by patrons
  • 8 character Fanpro Friday Digest every third week or when possible (on hiatus)
  • Light access to art/writing content I post such as poems and initial sketches
  • Light access to suggest characters
  • 2021 Sampler Digests:3/19,6/18,9/17 & 12/17

Becoming a patron makes you part of my creative journey and has the following benefits!

Please Note...


  • Patreon will be switching to filtering who sees posts by tiers instead of by monetary amount as of November 7,2018. If you are thinking about hopping on as a patron please be aware that if you pledge with no reward or outside of a tier you may have hiccups seeing content. The only content I currently post for "all patrons" is the Character Inspiration Digest. Everything else is tier specific. 
  • As of June 2020 Patreon will be generating a sales tax on pledges when applicable. It will be based on the region you live in and not the region I live in so I can't anticipate who it will affect or how much it will be.
  • As of October 2019 I have switched to charging up front so you will be charged immediately once you sign on as a patron and then the first of every month following that. I had some issues with people pledging,accessing content and then leaving before putting in an actual pledge so I'm switching payment setup to prevent any future content theft and prevent a few headaches. It also means I'm going to be much less reluctant to post more patron content while people are trickling in. 

Please Note:
I produce some perks as needed, so when I have no active patrons some things like the character digests won't be made or will only meet the needs of my highest currently held patron level qualifying for it.

Patron Avatar Sample

Read the Full Catalog of 2021 Patron Perks here for more details!
  • Representation via a patron avatar in select posts and streams for all tiers $7+
  • Access to a Discord server where you can reach out to me or be part of a creative community
  • Access a special menu of options on my site to provide input toward my books or submit character requests
  • Access a weekly digest of 4-10 (# dependent on tier) characters every Friday for tiers $7+
  • $12+ tiers will get 1-3 character sheets per month (based on sheet complexity)
  • All Tiers will have access to a 5-20+ character digest based on the SketchDaily or Quickpose character inspirations that I post to my Twitter account at the end of each month.
  • $7 tier patrons will have access to the final version of any art I create while $12+ tier patrons will have access to the full creation process of artwork.
  • All patrons will get 30-day early access to any articles  I create outside of working on my books
  • $7+ tiers of patrons will be eligible for survey/contest participation related to my book projects
  • $12+ tiers will get content previews like unreleased store designs,book chapters,case studies and book graphics
  • $25+ tiers will get a monthly set of 5 downloadable vector characters for non-commercial/personal use 

The Patron Hub is the menu on my site  where you can request your patron avatar, vote on the cover or suggest chapters for my upcoming book or ask me a question! More is coming in mid 2021.

Please note that to access the Hub menu options initially you will have to unlock the pages by logging in with your Patreon account.Also,character requests are now in their own menu to accommodate all the different types of requests I now have available.



Next Newsletter/6 Sampler Characters:June 1-5 2021
Q2 Summary:July1-5 2021
Next Fanpro Friday:TBA
Next Sampler Digest:June 19,2021
Next Character Inspiration Digest: May 31,2021
Next MidYear Character Jam: July 15,2021
Next End of Year Character Jam: December 26,2021
Next Manga Creator Event: March 2022


Character Request Queue (by priority order)


Patron (Main Character):n/a
Patron (Secondary Character):n/a
Patron (Tertiary Character):n/a
Patron (Supporting Character):n/a
Patron (Recurring Character):n/a
Patron (Audience):0
Ko-fi (from Patron):0
Ko-fi (from non-patron):0
Lite (Non-patron):0
Fan-Inspired (from patron):0
Fan-Inspired (from non-patron):0

I am currently...
  • Creating a post with an updated TOC for my book series
  • Creating an archive for the Gen I Fanpro Friday Collection
  • Creating new character design challenges and resource sheets

Coming up next...
  • Creating my first vector collection for sale on Envato
  • Planning a Kickstarter


Please Note: All of my past blogs are in the process of being migrated into a more user-friendly digital flipbook format. They should be available again by the end of 2021.



[Active] The Character Designer's series is all about a brand new way to tackle character design. The series is the ideal guide for learning to develop a character inside and out and not just another how-to-draw series.Whether you're a roleplayer,writer, artist, or even an aspiring manga-ka the series can help you create a well-rounded and unique character for any project.

Learn more or read the book sample now!


[Open for Registration] Just Draw is an oekaki I set up to be a drama-free creative safespace for those stuck at home during the pandemic. It is 100% free to use and doesn't require any skill tests or drawing samples. You can register on the board at http://bit.ly/justdrawnow !


[Complete] Couple Creator is my first demo HTML5 application. The app was meant to be a simple project I could work with while I learned some programming basics. The application allows you to put together a character couple from pre-made character images. It allows for multiple couple configurations and each character sprite can be flipped and moved. There are currently 275 character options in the program.
Try it out!:http://haevenarts.com/couple-creator/
Documentation/Tutorial:https://www.patreon.com/posts/how-i-made-28780350
Patron Edition:n/a



[Hiatus/Inactive] School Girl Creator is my second demo HTML5 application. This app is currently in development and assets are being prepped for it. It will be a more classic character creator that will allow you to create an anime school girl character. The current estimated release time for version 1.0 is in TBA status.
Try it out!: TBA
Documentation/Tutorial:TBA
Patron Edition:TBA
Goals
1% complete

Read more about my monetary goals here!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/32839469

Enhanced Content

  • +2 characters added to all weekly digests
  • Character sheets will trickle down to be part of $7 tier
  • Vector downloads go up to 7 characters
  • Character portrait option and artistic filter options added to patron character request form
New Content
  • New digest added to accompany portrait inspirations
  • Downloadable "Character of the Week" added to $25+ tiers


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