Naomi Rubin is creating Queer Comics and Art Tools
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Hello! I’m Naomi and I create a hopeful fantasy comic about queer identities and relationships called Moonsprout Station. I need stories where queer characters just exist from the beginning, exploring deep questions about their emotions and needs. So I'm making them!

The first Moonsprout Story “Only Echoes,” is about Mapel, a mannequin who found themself to be mysteriously alive about a month ago, and their first time going out for a drink with friends. It's being released online one-page-a-week through Fall of 2019, with a print version of the full story coming at conventions (and some bookstores) this Spring! "Moonsprout" is the name of the floating island where Mapel and their friends live, and future stories will explore their relationships, the mysteries of the floating world, and the influence of a relatively new train system that's begun to connect up the islands.

My comics and art are currently self published and self funded outside of convention sales. It’s important to me that everyone has access to comforting queer narratives - so the stories are free to read online, and I want to keep it that way. Sharing stories with art is what I want to do with my time, and reader support is the only way for me to keep doing this with any regularity.
With your help, I can spend more time building stories for the Moonsprout world and more, and building art resources and tools to help artists study and create. With enough patrons, I’ll be able to hire sensitivity editors, story editors, and spend more time on printing, translations, and a faster publishing schedule.

The Patreon is a members-only sketch blog and tool shop, where I post sketches, artwork, and drawing resources that I don't post anywhere else. Patrons of 3 dollars and up will get exclusive access to these and other pre-production art every week! For a little more, you can request an idea or a theme for me to draw, as well as access to live-streams, one-of-a kind drawings in the mail, and even a role as an extra in a comic story.

Moonsprout Station is my first long-form story after learning on a few short comics, and I have made illustrations and paintings for events and shows in the US and Hong Kong. Before that, I was a translator and editor of English language manga, like the ALA noted "The Manga Cookbook," "Samurai Confidential," and the "Kanji de Manga" language learning series.

Thank you for visiting, and for making this a thing I can do. Let’s give our stories to the world.
Tiers
Rail Tourist
$1 or more per month
  • Your name on the Moonsprout Station public "Page of Thanks!"
  • Lucky Chance!! Every month, one patron will be chosen at random from the page of thanks to have their portrait drawn for the page.
Meristem Student
$3 or more per month
  • Access to the patron-only sketch blog: weekly (or more) posts with drawings and art resources not published anywhere else, along with regular comic posts in your Patreon feed
  • Everything above: Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!
Cloud Reader
$5 or more per month
  • Every month, you can submit an idea or theme for a drawing on the sketch blog
  • Access to patron-only live drawing streams
  • All of the above: Patron-only sketch blog, Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!
Mail Bird
$15 or more per month
  • Every month, you'll receive either a hand-drawn sketch (either based on your request or random), or a print of a sketch if digital (US and Canada only - see below for International)
  • All of the above: Monthly sketch requests, patron-only sketch blog, access to live streams, Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!


Note: For International Mail Birds, please get in touch with me via Patreon or Twitter and I'll open up a special International Mail Bird tier based on the shipping cost to you!

Traveling Library
$35 or more per month
  • At least once per story, you (or a treasured friend) will be featured as a background/side character in Moonsprout Station!
  • Once per story, you'll receive either a hand-drawn sketch of your character or a print of a panel in which they appear (US and Canada only, see bottom of Patreon description for International).
  • Access to patron-only sketch blog, live streams, Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!

    (Note: Custom character tier doesn't include the sketch-blog idea/request in the above two tiers). 
Goals
66% complete
I will hire one (or more, depending on content) sensitivity editors per story to help Moonsprout Station (and/or other comics) to have thoughtful depictions of characters from different cultures, genders, and with different abilities.
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Hello! I’m Naomi and I create a hopeful fantasy comic about queer identities and relationships called Moonsprout Station. I need stories where queer characters just exist from the beginning, exploring deep questions about their emotions and needs. So I'm making them!

The first Moonsprout Story “Only Echoes,” is about Mapel, a mannequin who found themself to be mysteriously alive about a month ago, and their first time going out for a drink with friends. It's being released online one-page-a-week through Fall of 2019, with a print version of the full story coming at conventions (and some bookstores) this Spring! "Moonsprout" is the name of the floating island where Mapel and their friends live, and future stories will explore their relationships, the mysteries of the floating world, and the influence of a relatively new train system that's begun to connect up the islands.

My comics and art are currently self published and self funded outside of convention sales. It’s important to me that everyone has access to comforting queer narratives - so the stories are free to read online, and I want to keep it that way. Sharing stories with art is what I want to do with my time, and reader support is the only way for me to keep doing this with any regularity.
With your help, I can spend more time building stories for the Moonsprout world and more, and building art resources and tools to help artists study and create. With enough patrons, I’ll be able to hire sensitivity editors, story editors, and spend more time on printing, translations, and a faster publishing schedule.

The Patreon is a members-only sketch blog and tool shop, where I post sketches, artwork, and drawing resources that I don't post anywhere else. Patrons of 3 dollars and up will get exclusive access to these and other pre-production art every week! For a little more, you can request an idea or a theme for me to draw, as well as access to live-streams, one-of-a kind drawings in the mail, and even a role as an extra in a comic story.

Moonsprout Station is my first long-form story after learning on a few short comics, and I have made illustrations and paintings for events and shows in the US and Hong Kong. Before that, I was a translator and editor of English language manga, like the ALA noted "The Manga Cookbook," "Samurai Confidential," and the "Kanji de Manga" language learning series.

Thank you for visiting, and for making this a thing I can do. Let’s give our stories to the world.

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Tiers
Rail Tourist
$1 or more per month
  • Your name on the Moonsprout Station public "Page of Thanks!"
  • Lucky Chance!! Every month, one patron will be chosen at random from the page of thanks to have their portrait drawn for the page.
Meristem Student
$3 or more per month
  • Access to the patron-only sketch blog: weekly (or more) posts with drawings and art resources not published anywhere else, along with regular comic posts in your Patreon feed
  • Everything above: Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!
Cloud Reader
$5 or more per month
  • Every month, you can submit an idea or theme for a drawing on the sketch blog
  • Access to patron-only live drawing streams
  • All of the above: Patron-only sketch blog, Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!
Mail Bird
$15 or more per month
  • Every month, you'll receive either a hand-drawn sketch (either based on your request or random), or a print of a sketch if digital (US and Canada only - see below for International)
  • All of the above: Monthly sketch requests, patron-only sketch blog, access to live streams, Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!


Note: For International Mail Birds, please get in touch with me via Patreon or Twitter and I'll open up a special International Mail Bird tier based on the shipping cost to you!

Traveling Library
$35 or more per month
  • At least once per story, you (or a treasured friend) will be featured as a background/side character in Moonsprout Station!
  • Once per story, you'll receive either a hand-drawn sketch of your character or a print of a panel in which they appear (US and Canada only, see bottom of Patreon description for International).
  • Access to patron-only sketch blog, live streams, Page of Thanks, Lucky Chance!!

    (Note: Custom character tier doesn't include the sketch-blog idea/request in the above two tiers).