Myra Lara is creating comics, art, architecture
21

patrons

$88
per zine, comic book, game or design!
After many years of telling myself "I should do more art", I have finally decided 2015 is the year I return. Though my background is in architecture and graphic design, art and comic books have always informed how I approach design and how I see the world.

So what do I like to draw? I draw slice of life comics with a pinch of magical realism,  urban dreams, and social dystopias. I draw on the Mexican-American experience as a first-generation American, on gender and racial identity, and on inequalities reflected in our real, imagined, and urban structures. I draw about tiny living, on YIMBY-ism, and spatial justice in the U.S., on crossing and learning from cultural boundaries, as well as many other projects cooking up in my mind.



Intent

I am opening this account as a formal entry for myself into the "art world." I'm crossing a threshold into the world as Creator, Maker, Doodler.

  • Twenty fifteen is the year I dove into nibs...ink on bristol rather than on bargain sketchbook paper and whatever pen I could find.
  • Twenty fifteen is the year I have drawn a myriad of tiny houses, filling them with little characters with little lives.
  • Twenty fifteen is the year I have broken out of my shell through medication and therapy, and I am ready to seize days, develop talents, improve my style, and start telling stories.
  • Twenty fifteen is also the year I find that my lines need work, my vision needs editing, my knife needs filing, and my toolkit needs updating.



Pledging will mean I will be able to:

  • Purchase art supplies, such as ink, bristol board, nibs, craft paper, and occasionally markers
  • Offset printing costs (zines, posters)
  • Address and foster a community (you!)
  • Find inspiration (you are a motivator!)

At this point, the last two points are the most important. We make not only for self, but to communicate an idea outside the self- the story of us as human beings on this blue marble of a planet.

For your consumption...

Forgetting that one's platter of projects grows infinitely, I plan to finish the following in the next two years: All my patrons get pdfs.

  • Witchaus - Issue 1 & 2 [Issue #1 is finished!]
    a comic on the curse of leaving home and being true to yourself - planned to be a five part series
  • PLANET HOP - Issue 1 & 2 [Issue #1 is finished!]
    a cyberpunk immigration story following Manya on the utopian planet Neat
  • 907: End of the Road
    a comic written by Spencer and Graham Tordoff on the post-apocalypse living on in Alaska
  • Renter's Guide to City Development #1 (DADU'S AND DA-DON'TS) and #2 (LIVABILITY AND MICROHOUSING) [ #1 is finished!]
    passing on what I've learned in architecture and urban activism- what makes a good neighborhood and community? written alongside my activism and advocacy with the Capitol Hill Renter's Initiative and beyond
  • NIMBY ~bingo~
    satire piece on what precious NIMBYists say on development and city life
  • Affect (working title)
    a card game about navigating negativity with the help of your community
  • And on the third day...(working title)
    a map-drawing collaborative story game about regrets, perception, and the end of the world

Thanks!

Myra Lara
www.myralara.com
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per zine, comic book, game or design!
5 patrons
Whatever you pledge, you have my humble thanks. You will receive pdfs of my work no matter what it is!
Pledge $5 or more per zine, comic book, game or design!
15 patrons
At $5 and above, you get whatever zine I publish, sent to you and your home and possibly your cat (I bet you're a cat person.) You will receive pdfs of my work no matter what it is! My prints to you are 25% off.
Goals
$88 of $125 per zine, comic book, game or design!
AKA acquiring the tools of the trade beyond the bear minimum. This includes objects and obsessions such as a drawing tablet, studio space, craft paper, conventions and comic festivals farther away from Seattle, and even art classes. I would professionally produce my comics and go beyond zinester copy stores.Thank you for offsetting the costs!
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After many years of telling myself "I should do more art", I have finally decided 2015 is the year I return. Though my background is in architecture and graphic design, art and comic books have always informed how I approach design and how I see the world.

So what do I like to draw? I draw slice of life comics with a pinch of magical realism,  urban dreams, and social dystopias. I draw on the Mexican-American experience as a first-generation American, on gender and racial identity, and on inequalities reflected in our real, imagined, and urban structures. I draw about tiny living, on YIMBY-ism, and spatial justice in the U.S., on crossing and learning from cultural boundaries, as well as many other projects cooking up in my mind.



Intent

I am opening this account as a formal entry for myself into the "art world." I'm crossing a threshold into the world as Creator, Maker, Doodler.

  • Twenty fifteen is the year I dove into nibs...ink on bristol rather than on bargain sketchbook paper and whatever pen I could find.
  • Twenty fifteen is the year I have drawn a myriad of tiny houses, filling them with little characters with little lives.
  • Twenty fifteen is the year I have broken out of my shell through medication and therapy, and I am ready to seize days, develop talents, improve my style, and start telling stories.
  • Twenty fifteen is also the year I find that my lines need work, my vision needs editing, my knife needs filing, and my toolkit needs updating.



Pledging will mean I will be able to:

  • Purchase art supplies, such as ink, bristol board, nibs, craft paper, and occasionally markers
  • Offset printing costs (zines, posters)
  • Address and foster a community (you!)
  • Find inspiration (you are a motivator!)

At this point, the last two points are the most important. We make not only for self, but to communicate an idea outside the self- the story of us as human beings on this blue marble of a planet.

For your consumption...

Forgetting that one's platter of projects grows infinitely, I plan to finish the following in the next two years: All my patrons get pdfs.

  • Witchaus - Issue 1 & 2 [Issue #1 is finished!]
    a comic on the curse of leaving home and being true to yourself - planned to be a five part series
  • PLANET HOP - Issue 1 & 2 [Issue #1 is finished!]
    a cyberpunk immigration story following Manya on the utopian planet Neat
  • 907: End of the Road
    a comic written by Spencer and Graham Tordoff on the post-apocalypse living on in Alaska
  • Renter's Guide to City Development #1 (DADU'S AND DA-DON'TS) and #2 (LIVABILITY AND MICROHOUSING) [ #1 is finished!]
    passing on what I've learned in architecture and urban activism- what makes a good neighborhood and community? written alongside my activism and advocacy with the Capitol Hill Renter's Initiative and beyond
  • NIMBY ~bingo~
    satire piece on what precious NIMBYists say on development and city life
  • Affect (working title)
    a card game about navigating negativity with the help of your community
  • And on the third day...(working title)
    a map-drawing collaborative story game about regrets, perception, and the end of the world

Thanks!

Myra Lara
www.myralara.com

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per zine, comic book, game or design!
5 patrons
Whatever you pledge, you have my humble thanks. You will receive pdfs of my work no matter what it is!
Pledge $5 or more per zine, comic book, game or design!
15 patrons
At $5 and above, you get whatever zine I publish, sent to you and your home and possibly your cat (I bet you're a cat person.) You will receive pdfs of my work no matter what it is! My prints to you are 25% off.