Philip Edward King is creating Art & Comics
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patrons

$27
per month
In a world threatened by shadow corporations, hellish war machines, and cruel, old people with too much money and time on their hands, one dedicated, queer-as-fuck artist must overcome impossible odds to stand out creatively and defeat the forces of boring, bourgeois evil.

Welcome to my Patreon page.

What does it mean to pledge as a patron, you might ask? Aside from receiving dank gifts, there's a historical significance, and I'm all about that "doomed to repeat it if you don't know about it" stuff. So let's take a look back in time!

*throws glitter and pulls you by the hand into a psychic wormhole*


There's a long tradition in the Western art world of patrons (usually wealthy elites) supporting artists (also often from wealthy families) in pursuit of new work (mostly meant to be displayed in privileged institutions).

Now, thanks to the Internet and Patreon, a patron no longer needs to be any sort of monarch or oligarch or magnate!  You too can become a patron, and help artists all over the world to achieve job security in the arts, all while flipping the bird to a prestigious cultural tradition founded on income inequality and exclusivity.

*exit wormhole, stage left—SFX: woowoowoowoowoowoowoooooommmmmwwwaaaa*



In return for your patronage, generosity, and support, you get access to the gifts I can offer in return: a monthly digital sketchbook, ephemera, prints, insight into my process, collaboration, and much more. Check out the reward levels for more information!

Now for the good stuff! Avanti!



I've got some fresh realness in the works. In April 2018, I attended the Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. At this self-directed residency, I focused on comics & illustration. I'm working on an urban fantasy horror graphic novel set in an alternate reality where magic is real, and the coin toss that gave "Portland" its name landed on the "Boston" face instead.

As a result of the residency, I'll have two pages published in an anthology. I developed concept art, cleared up some confusions, and researched gentrification, influence campaigns, conspiracy theories as urban legends, tyranny, and corporate corruption. The time and space afforded to me in pursuit of new work has given me a clearer direction for the pitching process.

While I find my footing here in the States again, I'll continue to develop my website (that's philipedwardking.com), my INPRNT shop, and in June, I plan to show several paintings at Blackbird Pizza on Hawthorne Avenue, with Emily Conlon—an amazing artist and stellar friend. More details about that show will be available later this month, if you're in the Portland area and want to attend.

I'm also exploring drag artistry, so...we'll see where that leads!

Who knows what lies down the road? Will you join me and find out?
Tiers
Graphite
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Access to digital sketchbook, where you can view character designs, throwaway comics, doodles, etc., and my heartfelt gratitude. Sketchbook will be delivered once a month as a .PDF file. 
Charcoal
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
First-time patrons at this reward tier will receive a personalized thanks. All patrons at this tier will receive a computer wallpaper and access to digital sketchbook each month. 
Conté
$12.50 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
All patrons at this tier will receive lower-level tier rewards in addition to a limited edition print of a random piece from this month's digital sketchbook.
Acrylic
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
A pack of ephemera delivered via snail mail each month, in addition to lower tier rewards.
Oil
$30 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
I'll name a background character after you, send you a custom print, and you'll get the rewards from lower tiers, too.
Silver leaf
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All lower tier rewards. Suggest an outfit for a character, or location name in Boston, Oregon: a New Age store, a Wi-Fi cafe, a barcade, a dog park, an artisanal succulents shop - whatever's clever! Each month, one suggestion will be picked from patrons at this tier and the gold leaf tier.
Gold leaf
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All lower tier rewards. In addition, you get advance copies of any future anthologies and a 25% discount on all orders.
Goals
$27 of $250 per month
Develop 10 rolls of camera film taken over the course of three weeks throughout the Northern Mediterranean. Imagery will then be used in a postcard project.
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In a world threatened by shadow corporations, hellish war machines, and cruel, old people with too much money and time on their hands, one dedicated, queer-as-fuck artist must overcome impossible odds to stand out creatively and defeat the forces of boring, bourgeois evil.

Welcome to my Patreon page.

What does it mean to pledge as a patron, you might ask? Aside from receiving dank gifts, there's a historical significance, and I'm all about that "doomed to repeat it if you don't know about it" stuff. So let's take a look back in time!

*throws glitter and pulls you by the hand into a psychic wormhole*


There's a long tradition in the Western art world of patrons (usually wealthy elites) supporting artists (also often from wealthy families) in pursuit of new work (mostly meant to be displayed in privileged institutions).

Now, thanks to the Internet and Patreon, a patron no longer needs to be any sort of monarch or oligarch or magnate!  You too can become a patron, and help artists all over the world to achieve job security in the arts, all while flipping the bird to a prestigious cultural tradition founded on income inequality and exclusivity.

*exit wormhole, stage left—SFX: woowoowoowoowoowoowoooooommmmmwwwaaaa*



In return for your patronage, generosity, and support, you get access to the gifts I can offer in return: a monthly digital sketchbook, ephemera, prints, insight into my process, collaboration, and much more. Check out the reward levels for more information!

Now for the good stuff! Avanti!



I've got some fresh realness in the works. In April 2018, I attended the Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. At this self-directed residency, I focused on comics & illustration. I'm working on an urban fantasy horror graphic novel set in an alternate reality where magic is real, and the coin toss that gave "Portland" its name landed on the "Boston" face instead.

As a result of the residency, I'll have two pages published in an anthology. I developed concept art, cleared up some confusions, and researched gentrification, influence campaigns, conspiracy theories as urban legends, tyranny, and corporate corruption. The time and space afforded to me in pursuit of new work has given me a clearer direction for the pitching process.

While I find my footing here in the States again, I'll continue to develop my website (that's philipedwardking.com), my INPRNT shop, and in June, I plan to show several paintings at Blackbird Pizza on Hawthorne Avenue, with Emily Conlon—an amazing artist and stellar friend. More details about that show will be available later this month, if you're in the Portland area and want to attend.

I'm also exploring drag artistry, so...we'll see where that leads!

Who knows what lies down the road? Will you join me and find out?

Recent posts by Philip Edward King

Tiers
Graphite
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Access to digital sketchbook, where you can view character designs, throwaway comics, doodles, etc., and my heartfelt gratitude. Sketchbook will be delivered once a month as a .PDF file. 
Charcoal
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
First-time patrons at this reward tier will receive a personalized thanks. All patrons at this tier will receive a computer wallpaper and access to digital sketchbook each month. 
Conté
$12.50 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
All patrons at this tier will receive lower-level tier rewards in addition to a limited edition print of a random piece from this month's digital sketchbook.
Acrylic
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
A pack of ephemera delivered via snail mail each month, in addition to lower tier rewards.
Oil
$30 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
I'll name a background character after you, send you a custom print, and you'll get the rewards from lower tiers, too.
Silver leaf
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All lower tier rewards. Suggest an outfit for a character, or location name in Boston, Oregon: a New Age store, a Wi-Fi cafe, a barcade, a dog park, an artisanal succulents shop - whatever's clever! Each month, one suggestion will be picked from patrons at this tier and the gold leaf tier.
Gold leaf
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All lower tier rewards. In addition, you get advance copies of any future anthologies and a 25% discount on all orders.