Milkyboots Comics is creating Queer YA Comics
8

patrons

$42
per month
Hi!  My name is Virginia.  I have been writing and drawing comics for eight years.  I self-published the diary minicomic Milkyboots for a long time, as well as other one off zines and comics.  My work has appeared in Sadie Magazine, Brad Trip anthology, Big Feminist But anthology and Bitch magazine among other places.

In 2014 I launched my webcomic The WHYs.  It's about a bunch of queer teens with superpowers who get recruited by a sketchy government spy agency.  It's my first major work of comics fiction.  The WHYs started fairly simply, with a short story about two girls, one of whom can create fire from nothing, walking home from the bus.  It since grew into a giant epic with many new characters, conspiracies, betrayals, friendships and romances. 

I started The WHYs because I love long, epic stories and I love writing them.  I think a lot about representation, too, and what a huge difference seeing other queer people in media might have made for me when I was younger - especially seeing queer people in stories that weren't centered on their queerness.  I wanted to write an action/adventure comic aimed at teens where the majority of characters are queer and their queerness informs their lives, but is not the be-all, end-all of their stories.

But! mostly I want The WHYs to be fun, exciting and entertaining.
At the present moment, The WHYs updates once a week on Tuesdays.  A page a week is about what I can handle at the moment - I have a day job and do pet-sitting on the side.  While the day job does pay, drawing The WHYs does not.  Supporting me drawing The WHYs will help me out money-wise and hopefully, give me the ability to cut back my hours at my day job and increase my comic updates.  Ideally I would put out 2-3 pages a week.

So how Patreon works is pretty easy - you can pick a dollar amount per month!  I update once a week (haven't missed an update in a year!)  If you donate $2 a month, that's just $.50 per page of entertainment!  As the number of donors increases, I hope to increase my pages per week rate, so you will be getting even more bang for your buck!
So the more people who support me, the more WHYs you will get!  I'll also have time to work on other projects - like an all-ages short story and a post-apocalyptic time travel graphic novel.  More support will also bring a full-color print version of The WHYs closer to being a reality. 

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you, thank you!At the end of the year you will get a thank you on my website and blog!
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will get a thank you and early access to WHYs pages, up to a week before they are posted.  Also process posts and sketches.
Pledge $5 or more per month
6 patrons
You’ll get the above plus early access to WHYs pages, PDF copies of WHYs chapters as they finish, exclusive Patreon-only content and physical copies of any zines and minicomics I create while you are a patron!
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
At this level, patrons will get to see updates early, in addition to access to sketches and process posts AND chapter PDFs!  I'll send you a postcard doodle once a month as well! <3
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
This level will get you all of the previously mentioned, plus a minicomic care package once a year, including my books, friend's books and other treats!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above (early updates, minicomic care package, access to sketches, chapter PDFs) plus a monthly sketchbook PDF!
Goals
$42 of $100 per month
An extra WHYs update once a month!  That means five pages a month instead of four.
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Hi!  My name is Virginia.  I have been writing and drawing comics for eight years.  I self-published the diary minicomic Milkyboots for a long time, as well as other one off zines and comics.  My work has appeared in Sadie Magazine, Brad Trip anthology, Big Feminist But anthology and Bitch magazine among other places.

In 2014 I launched my webcomic The WHYs.  It's about a bunch of queer teens with superpowers who get recruited by a sketchy government spy agency.  It's my first major work of comics fiction.  The WHYs started fairly simply, with a short story about two girls, one of whom can create fire from nothing, walking home from the bus.  It since grew into a giant epic with many new characters, conspiracies, betrayals, friendships and romances. 

I started The WHYs because I love long, epic stories and I love writing them.  I think a lot about representation, too, and what a huge difference seeing other queer people in media might have made for me when I was younger - especially seeing queer people in stories that weren't centered on their queerness.  I wanted to write an action/adventure comic aimed at teens where the majority of characters are queer and their queerness informs their lives, but is not the be-all, end-all of their stories.

But! mostly I want The WHYs to be fun, exciting and entertaining.
At the present moment, The WHYs updates once a week on Tuesdays.  A page a week is about what I can handle at the moment - I have a day job and do pet-sitting on the side.  While the day job does pay, drawing The WHYs does not.  Supporting me drawing The WHYs will help me out money-wise and hopefully, give me the ability to cut back my hours at my day job and increase my comic updates.  Ideally I would put out 2-3 pages a week.

So how Patreon works is pretty easy - you can pick a dollar amount per month!  I update once a week (haven't missed an update in a year!)  If you donate $2 a month, that's just $.50 per page of entertainment!  As the number of donors increases, I hope to increase my pages per week rate, so you will be getting even more bang for your buck!
So the more people who support me, the more WHYs you will get!  I'll also have time to work on other projects - like an all-ages short story and a post-apocalyptic time travel graphic novel.  More support will also bring a full-color print version of The WHYs closer to being a reality. 

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you, thank you!At the end of the year you will get a thank you on my website and blog!
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
At this level you will get a thank you and early access to WHYs pages, up to a week before they are posted.  Also process posts and sketches.
Pledge $5 or more per month
6 patrons
You’ll get the above plus early access to WHYs pages, PDF copies of WHYs chapters as they finish, exclusive Patreon-only content and physical copies of any zines and minicomics I create while you are a patron!
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
At this level, patrons will get to see updates early, in addition to access to sketches and process posts AND chapter PDFs!  I'll send you a postcard doodle once a month as well! <3
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
This level will get you all of the previously mentioned, plus a minicomic care package once a year, including my books, friend's books and other treats!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above (early updates, minicomic care package, access to sketches, chapter PDFs) plus a monthly sketchbook PDF!