Mike Garley

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In addition to everything at the Follower Patron level you’ll also receive digital copies of any old or new projects, and you’ll get a thank you in any upcoming projects. 

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About Mike Garley

INTRODUCTION
About me. Hello! My name is Mike Garley. I’m an EMMY-nominated writer (for a transmedia project called Collider) who’s best known for his work on comics such as Adventure TimeWallace and Gromit, and creator-owned projects The Kill Screen, Samurai Slasher, and Our Final Halloween. In addition to writing, I lecture on Scriptwriting for TV and film, and Creative Writing.

Why Patreon? Patreon allows me to focus on creating bigger and more ambitious projects. With your help I’m looking to produce prose, comics, short films and even some games too! The more Patrons I have the more projects I can produce - one of my goals for 2021 is to have enough support to be able to afford to publish TWO Samurai Slasher comics a year on top of all my other projects!

What benefits do Patrons get? By becoming a Patron you’ll get a ringside seat with early access to upcoming projects. You'll see work in progress, get a chance to have your input on projects in development, receive digital copies before anyone else, and you’ll also get access to previously published material! Patrons at $7 and up will also get comics/books/games delivered directly to their door. There's detailed breakdown of Patron levels below. 

New to Patreon? If you're not sure what Patreon is then I'd describe it as a mixture of Netflix and Kickstarter - you pay an ongoing pledge in return for ongoing rewards/content. It's great for creators as it gives us financial peace of mind and we can also interact with backers directly and tailor content to suit them. Patrons (someone who backs a Patreon) get greater involvement with a creator and their project(s) as well as getting updates, perks, and  rewards before anyone else.

PROJECTS

By supporting this Patreon you'll also be supporting - and have access to - projects such as:

The Samurai Slasher
is a modern slasher – bloody, brutal, and not afraid to have some fun along the way. After three graphic novels, a critically acclaimed one-shot, several short stories, and a survive your own adventure book, this unstoppable killer is no closer to slowing down...

Below you can see some examples of the previous series with the new series starting soon - Patrons have already started to see some work in progress pages! 


Samurai Slasher part two - Artwork by Caspar Wijngaard.
Above: I chat with the awesome Trista Bytes about the Samurai Slasher.

The Kill Screen has left humanity on the brink of extinction, as computer errors transcend from the digital world into our own, destroying it 8-Bits at time. Co-created with Joshua Sherwell, and lettered by Mike Stock.


The Kill Screen - Artwork by Joshua Sherwell, and letters and SFX by Mike Stock.
Above:  A video review (by the mighty El Cheapo Comics) of The Kill Screen collected edition.
 
Our Final Halloween is a HP Lovecraft/John Carpenter inspired horror comic about five kids who wake up in an abandoned house. They don’t know why they're there, how they got there, or whose blood they’re covered in...

Co-created with artist Michael Lee-Graham. Letters and logo design by Mike Stock.

Our Final Halloween #1 - Artwork by Michael Lee-Graham, and letters by Mike Stock.
The Kickstarter video for Our Final Halloween #1

ArcWorlde A one-shot fantasy story set within Warploque's amazing ArcWorlde universe. The brilliant Russell Mark Olson is already working away on the pages. We’ve created a really fun adventure story and I’m really excited to see it finished. This is pretty much a dream project for me. I get to work with a fantastic company that produce top tier models, and if that wasn't good enough I get to do it with Russell, who is someone I've been looking for an excuse to work with for quite a while.

In addition to these projects I'll be working on/sharing work from various other projects. You can see more projects on my website Mikegarley.com


PATRON TIERS

Below are a list of the current Patron tiers - please note if there is anything that you would like added, or if you think anything in unclear that you can message me at anytime to discuss them.

Follower ($1 per month) - Get access to Patron-only posts and receive a 50% discount on anything you order at mikegarley.bigcartel.com. I’ll be adding new stories and behind the scenes looks at new and existing projects, as well as diving back into unpublished pitches and artwork. (The Kill Screen - Artwork by Joshua Sherwell).

One of the Cool Kids ($3 per month) In addition to everything at the Follower Patron level you’ll receive digital copies of any old or new projects, and you’ll receive a thank you in any upcoming projects. You’ll have access to an ever-increasing selection of digital copies of my work (new and old) including Samurai Slasher books 1-3, Eponymous, and Radium to name just a few. There are currently 500+ pages. I am not allowed to share certain projects (such as Wallace and Gromit, and Adventure Time) but I am often able to negotiate the rights to share projects on here (such as 32 Kills, thanks to Comichaus). In addition your name (or nickname, pet’s name, etc…) will be thanked in the back of upcoming projects when and where appropriate. The longer you’re a Patron, the more projects your name will appear in. (The Samurai Slasher part two - Artwork by Cian Tormey).


The Curator ($7 per month) - In addition to everything in the One of the Cool Kids Patron level you’ll also receive upcoming projects signed and delivered directly to your door! P&P is covered within your $7 per month. (The Samurai Slasher part one - Artwork by Kristina Gee).


Wish you Were Here ($15 per month) - In addition to everything in the Curator Patron level you’ll also receive the occasional bit of merch, the odd little game, and an occasional cameo too! Merch includes bookmarks, badges, posters, stickers, t-shirts, etc… And you can have a character named after you in an upcoming project - please note this will only be when appropriate and may not be in every story. Your character will get a small cameo. (Our Final Halloween #1 - Artwork by Michael Lee-Graham).


The Legend ($25 per month) - In addition to everything in the Fun and Games Patron level you’ll also receive the occasional meatier role and any bigger games that I create! Become a main character in an upcoming project - this is limited, as the opportunity won't come up in every project! (Samurai Slasher part two - Artwork by Caspar Wijngaard).

SOCIAL MEDIA

If you'd like to check out any more of my work or keep in touch on another social media platform than you can find me on Mikegarley.com@Mikegarley on twitter, @Mikegarley on Instagram, Mike Garley - Writer on Facebook, and my online store is MikeGarley.Bigcatel.com. And if that wasn't enough - it really was - than you can sign up to my newsletter here.

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Thank you for taking the time to check out my Patreon. If you do decide to become a Patron then thank you once again! Your support helps me to do what I do, which is hopefully creating more great content that you're going to love!

Goals
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Twice the carnage - the Samurai Slasher will be published twice a year instead of once!

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