Michael Penick is creating Comics
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patrons

$12
per release of comics pages
While you're welcomed to read all the comics here, check out my website: LUX Comics for a more streamlined reading experience.

Here it is: your one-stop-shop for all my comic stories, stories that have been burning holes in my brain since the invention of sliced bread. Okay, not quite that long. Since the Y2K scare? Mmm, that's not long enough for a couple of them, actually. Whatever! I've been doing this storytelling thing for 25+ years, so it's time I started using those skills to tell my stories.


SIMON BRIZDALE AND THE GUANTLET OF KINGS
- It's Indiana Jones meets Lord of the Rings! With a hint of Firefly/Serenity, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even Hellboy mixed in - it's my love letter to all the action adventure fantasy comedies I love. The story: epic. One that unfolds slowly over many story arcs. Lots of subtle clues to the larger story will be lying in plain sight throughout the story arcs, heh heh. Sharp readers will be rewarded!


BIMBO
- Superhero action adventure satire - Cecilia Bimbolatta is the living definition of a tomboy. She's beautiful, she's tough, and she's about to get way in over her head. This is a very pro-feminism story, but will definitely ruffle some feathers. It questions many of the norms we live by in our society, all in a sexy, action packed Green Lantern / Fight Club type mashup.


ONE
- modern day drama - the story of an up and coming producer in Hollywood who's self-centered, narcissistic world is about to explode. This story has a slight sci-fi angle; it's a quiet story that centers around how we treat each other as human beings. This is the feel-good story of the bunch.


Recovery, Incorporated - modern day action adventure - the story of Mia Raven, a thief who became a cop who became a thief again. Have you seen The Thomas Crown Affair? With Rene Russo? It's like an action version of her character - a woman who gets paid to recover "lost" items.


The Up Side Of Downmodern superhero action comedy - Life happens while you're busy making other plans. Know that saying? Well it's that kind of thing, but with a twist. You know how Disney movies always preach believing in yourself and following your dreams? And how they always work out for the hero? This is not one of those stories.

SHODīA'S KATANAS - Action adventure Science Fiction - An epic Sci-fi romp spanning thousands of years. Whoops - that was a spoiler. Damnit. The story centers around a group of Samurai who get caught up in a -- shit, I can't say that either - another spoiler. Crap. Maybe you shouldn't read this. Or maybe I should just stop writing now...
  The coolest part about this one: my friend and writing partner Dean and I recorded the entire process of creation in audio. We sat down with absolutely no plan other than to create something new. This is the result. Dean's been editing together the audio content for months, sculpting hours upon hours of material down to something entertaining. The results will be included at one of the reward levels at some point.

There's at least four or five other stories as well, but this is already overly ambitious. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Comedy, Romance (even) - The stories will run the gamut of genres, so hopefully there will be something here for everyone.

Why Patreon? Because Patreon puts you in charge. The site allows people to pledge a repeating amount of money to help support me in my efforts. I'm doing the work and sharing it for free, so it costs you nothing to follow along! That's right! Zilch, nada, a big fat zero! You only pledge your support if you like what I'm doing, and at whatever level you are comfortable with. Stop your support any time to want. I'll cry a little, lie awake at nights pondering the meaning of life, but I'll live. Best part: you won't be charged until the work is done and shared, so you'll never be paying for rewards you won't get!

My initial goal: eight pages of story/art a month. It might all be from one story, but it might also be from two stories, or even three. Why? Because I'm crazy. I also have ADHD and it helps me to switch gears every so often. That's such bullshit; it's really because I can't stop myself, so think of this as a sort of schitzophrenic anthology project. I will try to stay focused on one story for as long as I can. I promise. Although I might forget this promise by the time I go to bed tonight. I'm just being honest, peeps.

While I may not be able to post 8 pages every month at first, you'll only be charged your pledge amount when I do post those pages, and I will never post story pages more than once a month, so you'll never have to worry about being charged more than once a month. You can set a monthly cap here on Patreon if you're still concerned about that.

My real goal is ambitious: I hope to get enough support here that I'll be able to stop taking other jobs and dedicate myself to nothing but telling my stories. Ideally I'd like to be able to bring another artist or three on board and double, or triple, the amount of pages I can share each month. But we all have to start somewhere, right?

If you like my nonsense, please share - tell your friends about it. The more support I get, the more I can give you for your money!

Cheers!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per release of comics pages
1 patron
• A heatfelt thanks for your support. That thanks will show with your name added to the back of any printed material.
• 1 wallpaper of various sizes related to the story posted. 
• Early access to any and all original art I put up for sale
Pledge $2 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1 rewards +

• Access to regular updates showing the creative process: script pages, layouts, pencils, and inks, often with notes and/or thoughts about the process.
• Access to screen captures of me working (usually digitally) so you can see the process of pencilling, or inking, or coloring - whatever I capture that week/month.
Pledge $3 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1 and $2 rewards +

• Access to eductaional tutorials exploring not only drawing basics but application lessons as well (including Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop, SketchUp, and possibly Illustrator - I will happily address specific questions people have).
Pledge $4 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1, $2 and $3 rewards +

• Access to full resolution files so people can see the work up close.
• I ticket for a monthly raffle - the winner will receive one page of original art from that month's work
• My first sketchbook (supplies limited to the first 75 backers - pdf of sketchbook deliverd after that)
• A set of 2 dragon prints from me, each measuring 11x17 (supplies limited to the first 50 backers - full resolution jpg delived after that)
Pledge $8 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1, $2, $3, and $4 rewards +

• Three more 11x17 prints from me (supplies limited to the first 50 backers - full resolution jpg delivered after that.
• A second raffle ticket to the page of original art given away each month
• Print copies of my material are included. That's right! At this level, when I start doing Kickstarters for print versions of the titles, your copy is paid for. It will arrive at your house for zero extra clamshells!
Pledge $12 or more per release of comics pages
1 of 20 patrons
All of the $1, $2, $3, $4 and $8 rewards +

• Two additional raffle tickets for the page of original art being given away each month
• Your likeness used as a background character in one of the stories. 
• An original sketchcard once per quarter. Character of your choice. One of my characters? Sure! Some other favorite character of yours? Sure!
Goals
$12 of $1,000 per release of comics pages
I know, I know, this is pretty high for a first goal, but I'm showing faith in myself and my work (or I'm being completely delusional - time will tell). At this point I will be able to start offering more to all the existing pledge amounts. I might be able to offer higher pledge amounts as well - depends on what my supporters want. I'll be asking for feedback along the way to ensure you're getting what you want out of the bonuses. My goal, other than making a living from these endeavors, is to ensure that the better I do, the better you do. The more success I have, the more I'll make sure you get for your money. More pages per month, more orignial art to be given away, more access to the creative process. This will be a major step towards that goal.
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While you're welcomed to read all the comics here, check out my website: LUX Comics for a more streamlined reading experience.

Here it is: your one-stop-shop for all my comic stories, stories that have been burning holes in my brain since the invention of sliced bread. Okay, not quite that long. Since the Y2K scare? Mmm, that's not long enough for a couple of them, actually. Whatever! I've been doing this storytelling thing for 25+ years, so it's time I started using those skills to tell my stories.


SIMON BRIZDALE AND THE GUANTLET OF KINGS
- It's Indiana Jones meets Lord of the Rings! With a hint of Firefly/Serenity, Pirates of the Caribbean, and even Hellboy mixed in - it's my love letter to all the action adventure fantasy comedies I love. The story: epic. One that unfolds slowly over many story arcs. Lots of subtle clues to the larger story will be lying in plain sight throughout the story arcs, heh heh. Sharp readers will be rewarded!


BIMBO
- Superhero action adventure satire - Cecilia Bimbolatta is the living definition of a tomboy. She's beautiful, she's tough, and she's about to get way in over her head. This is a very pro-feminism story, but will definitely ruffle some feathers. It questions many of the norms we live by in our society, all in a sexy, action packed Green Lantern / Fight Club type mashup.


ONE
- modern day drama - the story of an up and coming producer in Hollywood who's self-centered, narcissistic world is about to explode. This story has a slight sci-fi angle; it's a quiet story that centers around how we treat each other as human beings. This is the feel-good story of the bunch.


Recovery, Incorporated - modern day action adventure - the story of Mia Raven, a thief who became a cop who became a thief again. Have you seen The Thomas Crown Affair? With Rene Russo? It's like an action version of her character - a woman who gets paid to recover "lost" items.


The Up Side Of Downmodern superhero action comedy - Life happens while you're busy making other plans. Know that saying? Well it's that kind of thing, but with a twist. You know how Disney movies always preach believing in yourself and following your dreams? And how they always work out for the hero? This is not one of those stories.

SHODīA'S KATANAS - Action adventure Science Fiction - An epic Sci-fi romp spanning thousands of years. Whoops - that was a spoiler. Damnit. The story centers around a group of Samurai who get caught up in a -- shit, I can't say that either - another spoiler. Crap. Maybe you shouldn't read this. Or maybe I should just stop writing now...
  The coolest part about this one: my friend and writing partner Dean and I recorded the entire process of creation in audio. We sat down with absolutely no plan other than to create something new. This is the result. Dean's been editing together the audio content for months, sculpting hours upon hours of material down to something entertaining. The results will be included at one of the reward levels at some point.

There's at least four or five other stories as well, but this is already overly ambitious. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Comedy, Romance (even) - The stories will run the gamut of genres, so hopefully there will be something here for everyone.

Why Patreon? Because Patreon puts you in charge. The site allows people to pledge a repeating amount of money to help support me in my efforts. I'm doing the work and sharing it for free, so it costs you nothing to follow along! That's right! Zilch, nada, a big fat zero! You only pledge your support if you like what I'm doing, and at whatever level you are comfortable with. Stop your support any time to want. I'll cry a little, lie awake at nights pondering the meaning of life, but I'll live. Best part: you won't be charged until the work is done and shared, so you'll never be paying for rewards you won't get!

My initial goal: eight pages of story/art a month. It might all be from one story, but it might also be from two stories, or even three. Why? Because I'm crazy. I also have ADHD and it helps me to switch gears every so often. That's such bullshit; it's really because I can't stop myself, so think of this as a sort of schitzophrenic anthology project. I will try to stay focused on one story for as long as I can. I promise. Although I might forget this promise by the time I go to bed tonight. I'm just being honest, peeps.

While I may not be able to post 8 pages every month at first, you'll only be charged your pledge amount when I do post those pages, and I will never post story pages more than once a month, so you'll never have to worry about being charged more than once a month. You can set a monthly cap here on Patreon if you're still concerned about that.

My real goal is ambitious: I hope to get enough support here that I'll be able to stop taking other jobs and dedicate myself to nothing but telling my stories. Ideally I'd like to be able to bring another artist or three on board and double, or triple, the amount of pages I can share each month. But we all have to start somewhere, right?

If you like my nonsense, please share - tell your friends about it. The more support I get, the more I can give you for your money!

Cheers!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per release of comics pages
1 patron
• A heatfelt thanks for your support. That thanks will show with your name added to the back of any printed material.
• 1 wallpaper of various sizes related to the story posted. 
• Early access to any and all original art I put up for sale
Pledge $2 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1 rewards +

• Access to regular updates showing the creative process: script pages, layouts, pencils, and inks, often with notes and/or thoughts about the process.
• Access to screen captures of me working (usually digitally) so you can see the process of pencilling, or inking, or coloring - whatever I capture that week/month.
Pledge $3 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1 and $2 rewards +

• Access to eductaional tutorials exploring not only drawing basics but application lessons as well (including Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop, SketchUp, and possibly Illustrator - I will happily address specific questions people have).
Pledge $4 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1, $2 and $3 rewards +

• Access to full resolution files so people can see the work up close.
• I ticket for a monthly raffle - the winner will receive one page of original art from that month's work
• My first sketchbook (supplies limited to the first 75 backers - pdf of sketchbook deliverd after that)
• A set of 2 dragon prints from me, each measuring 11x17 (supplies limited to the first 50 backers - full resolution jpg delived after that)
Pledge $8 or more per release of comics pages
0 patrons
All of the $1, $2, $3, and $4 rewards +

• Three more 11x17 prints from me (supplies limited to the first 50 backers - full resolution jpg delivered after that.
• A second raffle ticket to the page of original art given away each month
• Print copies of my material are included. That's right! At this level, when I start doing Kickstarters for print versions of the titles, your copy is paid for. It will arrive at your house for zero extra clamshells!
Pledge $12 or more per release of comics pages
1 of 20 patrons
All of the $1, $2, $3, $4 and $8 rewards +

• Two additional raffle tickets for the page of original art being given away each month
• Your likeness used as a background character in one of the stories. 
• An original sketchcard once per quarter. Character of your choice. One of my characters? Sure! Some other favorite character of yours? Sure!