Pocket Vinylis creating comics, music, videos, graphic novels, and live shows
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-Exclusive access to Elizabeth's graphic novel pages months/years before it gets released
-Access to all exclusive patreon blog posts, early access to videos we make, and some free stuff we find and put up every so often
-several exclusive song downloads found nowhere else
-access to buying Pocket Vinyl t-shirts online (normally exclusive to live show merch tables)
-Everything in the previous pledge
-PLUS, the Patreon-exclusive Pocket Vinyl album "Old Sun" to download
-PLUS, 25% off nearly everything in Elizabeth's art store
-PLUS, our ambient instrumental feel-good album "Hygge" to download
At this pledge you'll receive:
-Everything in the previous pledges
-PLUS a free download of our fantastic 2018 album "Uncomfortably Unsure"
-PLUS we'll send you a postcard next time we're on tour from some stop along the way, personalized to you or someone you love if you're an awesome friend like that.
About Pocket Vinyl
-Pocket Vinyl, our touring "piano slamming mixed with live painting" act
-The Touring Test, the semi-autobiographical comic Elizabeth makes about being in a band, living as a full time artist, and cats
We've played over 900 concerts, released 6 Pocket Vinyl albums, drawn over 250 Touring Test comic strips, and even filmed/edited/created a full length feature film about what it's like to live as small full time touring musicians.
-a PATREON-EXCLUSIVE Pocket Vinyl album "Old Sun" found nowhere else online (AVAILABLE ON JUNE 1st!)
-monthly art prints mailed to your door
-a 25% discount on Elizabeth's online art store
-extra Pocket Vinyl songs (in addition to "Old Sun") you can't find anywhere else
-a download of our ambient album "Hygge"
-and a whole bunch more stuff we randomly release month to month
GOALS FOR THE COMING YEAR (June 2020 - June 2021)
1. Continue strongly with our webcomic The Touring Test, putting out 2 strips a week, throughout its second year in existence
2. Consistently work on and update you all on the graphic novel we're working on, written by Eric and illustrated by Elizabeth, called "Amy". (UPDATE: this project has currently been put on pause to focus on the graphic novel listed in the next point)
3. Consistently work on and update our graphic novel of our "50 States in 45 Days" tour we did in 2019, where we broke the world record to playing a show in each state in the fastest time. It is currently being pitched to publishers.
3. COMPLETED - Make 5 "album videos" where Elizabeth paints in real time a painting for each album, with perhaps some riff on the cover. This is for if anyone wants to listen to our album on youtube for whatever reason. They are all live on Youtube.
4. Make another MP (which is short for "mini-play", which means when you put a bunch of very short 1 minute-ish songs on a 7" record)
5. Make a secret album that we won't mention again (FINISHED. It's not Hygge btw)
6. Make the next proper full length album based on the voting results of the polls from the previous year, which included themes about "Defiant Hope" (UPDATE: currently in production! It's called "Winter Person")
7. Play at least 80 shows nation-wide (CANNOT FINISH due to the pandemic)
8. Release "Winter Person" on vinyl and in book formats
9. Release music/lyric videos of 4 singles leading up to the "Winter Person" release.
As of June 2020, here is what else we completed with the help of all our Patreon supporters:
-Made a single-shot music video for our song "Sexuality And My Decisions Concerning Sexuality (Both Good And Bad)" Watch it here
-Set the world record for "Fastest to Play a Concert in Each of the 50 States". We completed it in 44 days, 13 hours, and 50 minutes
-Performed over 300 shows all over the USA (in literally every state)
-Released over 40 pages of our graphic novel "Amy"
-Released over 200 Touring Test comics online
-Had people vote on what kind of album we should make next
-Reworked a couple songs on "Old Sun" to up the production and instrumentation ("Forgive Myself" and "Theme To An Indie Game")
-paid for the production and mastering of our 7th album "Winter Person"
-were able to afford to go on a 10 days tour with a full band in February 2020
-wrote and recorded 4 different projects, some of which have been released, some of which are yet to be released
We hope you'll be able to come along for this adventure.
Now let's make something great together.
-Eric & Elizabeth