Rafer Roberts is creating Comic Books
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My name is Rafer Roberts and I make comics.

I am the creator, writer, and artist of PLASTIC FARM and NIGHTMARE THE RAT and am currently writing A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG and HARBINGER: RENEGADES from Valiant Comics.

My art has been featured in X-O MANOWAR and HARBINGER (Valiant), LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Locust Moon Press), HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER (Microcosm), and OXYMORON (ComixTribe).

I drew DOPE FIENDS OF THE ZOMBIE CAFE and WILD WOMEN OF THE KITTY-KAT GALAXY with writer Sean Frost, a pair of TIGER LAWYER shorts with writer Ryan Ferrier, and a series of THANOS AND DARKSEID: CARPOOL BUDDIES OF DOOM comics with writer Justin Jordan.



Like many freelancers, I still have a full-time day job. It's a good job that pays well, but it does keep me from making as many comics as I would like. It is also incredibly stressful while dealing with super-tight deadlines or last minute revisions.



I'd like to go full-time freelance, but the loss of a steady paycheck and insurance is a tad terrifying. This Patreon along with my comics work will hopefully and eventually act to replace that day job. I want to make more comics and I want to make them all the time. But I need your support.



I'll be offering varying reward levels for your support, including behind the scenes journals, process artwork, script samples from my creator-owned work, exclusive previews, sketch covers, sketch cards, monthly Skype hangouts, first dibs and discounts on convention commissions, and more.



Thanks for reading all of this, and thanks for your support. Feel free to ask any questions. This is all new to me as well, so we're going to be figuring this thing out together.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • A 5% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • A 10% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 10% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A small custom sketch, just for you! Available as a 2x3 sketch card or a digital sketch perfect for social media.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 20% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A custom drawn sketch cover from the random pile in my office, or a cover you ship to me.
Pledge $90 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 20% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A page of your choice of original art from an issue of Plastic Farm, from the pages still available on the web store.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 20% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A 9x12 inked, black and white, single figure with background custom commission.
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
A little of everything.
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 25% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A small custom sketch, just for you! Available as a 2x3 sketch card or a digital sketch perfect for social media.
  • A  9x12 inked, black and white, single figure with background custom commission, also available on a sketch cover!
  • A page of your choice of original art from an issue of Plastic Farm, from the pages still available on the web store.
My name is Rafer Roberts and I make comics.

I am the creator, writer, and artist of PLASTIC FARM and NIGHTMARE THE RAT and am currently writing A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG and HARBINGER: RENEGADES from Valiant Comics.

My art has been featured in X-O MANOWAR and HARBINGER (Valiant), LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Locust Moon Press), HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER (Microcosm), and OXYMORON (ComixTribe).

I drew DOPE FIENDS OF THE ZOMBIE CAFE and WILD WOMEN OF THE KITTY-KAT GALAXY with writer Sean Frost, a pair of TIGER LAWYER shorts with writer Ryan Ferrier, and a series of THANOS AND DARKSEID: CARPOOL BUDDIES OF DOOM comics with writer Justin Jordan.



Like many freelancers, I still have a full-time day job. It's a good job that pays well, but it does keep me from making as many comics as I would like. It is also incredibly stressful while dealing with super-tight deadlines or last minute revisions.



I'd like to go full-time freelance, but the loss of a steady paycheck and insurance is a tad terrifying. This Patreon along with my comics work will hopefully and eventually act to replace that day job. I want to make more comics and I want to make them all the time. But I need your support.



I'll be offering varying reward levels for your support, including behind the scenes journals, process artwork, script samples from my creator-owned work, exclusive previews, sketch covers, sketch cards, monthly Skype hangouts, first dibs and discounts on convention commissions, and more.



Thanks for reading all of this, and thanks for your support. Feel free to ask any questions. This is all new to me as well, so we're going to be figuring this thing out together.

Recent posts by Rafer Roberts

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • A 5% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • A 10% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 10% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A small custom sketch, just for you! Available as a 2x3 sketch card or a digital sketch perfect for social media.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 20% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A custom drawn sketch cover from the random pile in my office, or a cover you ship to me.
Pledge $90 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 20% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A page of your choice of original art from an issue of Plastic Farm, from the pages still available on the web store.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 20% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A 9x12 inked, black and white, single figure with background custom commission.
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
A little of everything.
  • My gratitude and access to all journal entries.
  • First dibs on all convention commissions, sketch covers, and other pre-orderable items.
  • An invite to the exclusive monthly hour-long Skype chat with me, Rafer! (and possible guests)
  • A 25% discount on the website. (A new discount code will be given out every month.) Good for purchasing anything from the Plastic Farm store, commissions excluded. 
  • A small custom sketch, just for you! Available as a 2x3 sketch card or a digital sketch perfect for social media.
  • A  9x12 inked, black and white, single figure with background custom commission, also available on a sketch cover!
  • A page of your choice of original art from an issue of Plastic Farm, from the pages still available on the web store.