E. M. Syvertsen is creating "SPIKE"
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Hello there!       


And thanks for checking out my Patreon page!

My name is Elise, and I am passionately obsessed with creating stories!
I also love to draw and write, or combining the two and make comics.

My "SPIKE" project has been my top priority since 2005. It's a massive and tedious project yet that is part of what makes it so interesting for me to work on.
Briefly explained, the "SPIKE" project is basically the same story told in different mediums: it was originally intended to be a graphic novel, but when I began writing the script I realized I wanted to write it as a novel too. So now it's gonna be both!
Here's a quick synopsis:

"SPIKE" follows the story of the titular main character, Spike Shaffer, and his best friend Sam Saunders.
Spike and Sam have known each other for years, but they're both carrying heavy secrets they have not yet dared sharing with one another. In contrast to Sam's seemingly idyllic life, Spike's life is pure hell; he is being fostered by his uncle, Charles, who in addition to beating Spike on a daily basis is also regularly molesting him. Spike's tense and fearful view on affection and physical contact mixed with Sam's obliviousness to Spike's home situation has the two boys' friendship put harshly to the test when Sam one day reveals his secret; that he is in love with Spike.

Despite the story's heavier themes, its varied and wide cast of characters helps provide a refreshing balance, complete with silly humor and dorky shenanighans



If you're curious about reading parts of the old first draft and check out some artwork from the project, take a look here:

I will release content as often as I can, which can be all from twice a month to twice a day. But no matter how many updates I make I only charge per month.

Supporting me on Patreon will help me tremendously with reaching my goals:
Supportive words are a huge boost in itself, and the knowledge that someone is willing to donate money to further support my creations encourage me to stay even more committed to my project, as my way of trying to prove to you that your donations were worth it.
Unlike Kickstarter, on Patreon you pledge a small recurring amount instead of a one time donation. You can set a monthly max for yourself too so you never go over budget. Pledge whichever amount you are comfortable with, every dollar helps a whole lot and I am very grateful for your support!

My fans and supporters mean a lot to me, and interacting with you all is also a nice way for me to give something back and show my appreciation of you all as well. Therefore I will try to do monthly streams, which can be either art-and-chat livestreams, or Q&A webchats and tutorials even. These are usually free to access for everyone, patrons or not, but as a patron you will get noted in advance on when it's scheduled to be, as well as the non-scheduled streams and you'll get invites to exclusive Patreon-streams/chats. You will also get the first peak of new artwork before I upload them to DeviantART, in addition to bonus material, work in progress art, sketches and more that may or may not be posted on deviantART at all.
I am also definitely open for suggestions on what you would like to see in the updates. Your opinion matters! :-)
In the All Posts feed, people can post fan art, get to know other patrons, and leave comments. In the Patreons Only feed, you get access to all the exclusive, monthly goodies as a reward for your pledge.

Every pledge helps, no matter how big or small you feel it is, it helps A LOT! <3


Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
Every dollar helps, so thank you so much for your help! <3

I also want to avoid excluding people, and since I'm personally against the "the more money you have the more benefits you have" morality, this pledge gives you access to the Patreons only feed, backstage/behind the scenes material and mostly everything else!

Pledge one dollar or which ever amount you feel comfortable with. You have my heartfelt thanks either way <3
       

Your rewards are:

  • Access to the Patreons Only feed
  • Early invitations to interactive livestream sessions
  • Extra bonus material like "deleted scenes" comics, sneak peaks, previously unshown sketches/concept art, and other behind the scenes goodies
  • Early releases of artwork, sketches, mini comics, comic pages, tutorials and whatnot
  • Regular updates on the process of my projects
Goals
76% complete
When this goal is reached, I will post one Chapter a month of my SPIKE novel until we reach the long anticipated Chapter 16. My deviantART page already has Chapters 0 to 15 free to read for anyone who wants, but the chapters posted when this milestone is reached will be the updated second draft versions of the story. So in a sense they will be 16 brand new chapters (Chapters 0 to 15) plus one never before read Chapter 16!

My SPIKE novel is divided into three Arcs (think of it sort of like the Opening Part, Main Part and End Part).
This goal will contain most of Arc One (this is the shortest Arc, mind you. There is so much more to come! :D ), to be continued and concluded in the next milestone goal (which has even more in store...!)
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Hello there!       


And thanks for checking out my Patreon page!

My name is Elise, and I am passionately obsessed with creating stories!
I also love to draw and write, or combining the two and make comics.

My "SPIKE" project has been my top priority since 2005. It's a massive and tedious project yet that is part of what makes it so interesting for me to work on.
Briefly explained, the "SPIKE" project is basically the same story told in different mediums: it was originally intended to be a graphic novel, but when I began writing the script I realized I wanted to write it as a novel too. So now it's gonna be both!
Here's a quick synopsis:

"SPIKE" follows the story of the titular main character, Spike Shaffer, and his best friend Sam Saunders.
Spike and Sam have known each other for years, but they're both carrying heavy secrets they have not yet dared sharing with one another. In contrast to Sam's seemingly idyllic life, Spike's life is pure hell; he is being fostered by his uncle, Charles, who in addition to beating Spike on a daily basis is also regularly molesting him. Spike's tense and fearful view on affection and physical contact mixed with Sam's obliviousness to Spike's home situation has the two boys' friendship put harshly to the test when Sam one day reveals his secret; that he is in love with Spike.

Despite the story's heavier themes, its varied and wide cast of characters helps provide a refreshing balance, complete with silly humor and dorky shenanighans



If you're curious about reading parts of the old first draft and check out some artwork from the project, take a look here:

I will release content as often as I can, which can be all from twice a month to twice a day. But no matter how many updates I make I only charge per month.

Supporting me on Patreon will help me tremendously with reaching my goals:
Supportive words are a huge boost in itself, and the knowledge that someone is willing to donate money to further support my creations encourage me to stay even more committed to my project, as my way of trying to prove to you that your donations were worth it.
Unlike Kickstarter, on Patreon you pledge a small recurring amount instead of a one time donation. You can set a monthly max for yourself too so you never go over budget. Pledge whichever amount you are comfortable with, every dollar helps a whole lot and I am very grateful for your support!

My fans and supporters mean a lot to me, and interacting with you all is also a nice way for me to give something back and show my appreciation of you all as well. Therefore I will try to do monthly streams, which can be either art-and-chat livestreams, or Q&A webchats and tutorials even. These are usually free to access for everyone, patrons or not, but as a patron you will get noted in advance on when it's scheduled to be, as well as the non-scheduled streams and you'll get invites to exclusive Patreon-streams/chats. You will also get the first peak of new artwork before I upload them to DeviantART, in addition to bonus material, work in progress art, sketches and more that may or may not be posted on deviantART at all.
I am also definitely open for suggestions on what you would like to see in the updates. Your opinion matters! :-)
In the All Posts feed, people can post fan art, get to know other patrons, and leave comments. In the Patreons Only feed, you get access to all the exclusive, monthly goodies as a reward for your pledge.

Every pledge helps, no matter how big or small you feel it is, it helps A LOT! <3


Recent posts by E. M. Syvertsen

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
Every dollar helps, so thank you so much for your help! <3

I also want to avoid excluding people, and since I'm personally against the "the more money you have the more benefits you have" morality, this pledge gives you access to the Patreons only feed, backstage/behind the scenes material and mostly everything else!

Pledge one dollar or which ever amount you feel comfortable with. You have my heartfelt thanks either way <3
       

Your rewards are:

  • Access to the Patreons Only feed
  • Early invitations to interactive livestream sessions
  • Extra bonus material like "deleted scenes" comics, sneak peaks, previously unshown sketches/concept art, and other behind the scenes goodies
  • Early releases of artwork, sketches, mini comics, comic pages, tutorials and whatnot
  • Regular updates on the process of my projects