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
-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 8 Pocket Vinyl albums, drawn over 300 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
-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 2022
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 "50 States in 45 Days" based on our 2019 tour where we broke the world record for "Playing a Show in Each of the 50 States in the Fastest Amount of Time." It will be published by West Margin Press in Spring 2023.
3. Continue work on our other graphic novel "Lucifer and the Predetermined Timeline", which you can read the first 50 pages here. It is currently on pause while we work on "50 States..."
4. Announce and release the next Pocket Vinyl album, which is focused around grief, anger, and how they relate to theological experiences.
5. Return to playing live shows, pandemic-willing. We hope to hit at least 50 if possible.
6. Replace our beloved car Dr. Periwinkle. It is time.
7. Continually work with Tim, Jay, and Alex (members our occasional full band live configuration) on writing and recording another new album with their musical influence and expertise.
8. Return to releasing 1 to 3 music videos of various kinds, for currently unreleased songs.
As of December 2021, 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" (currently on hold)
-Released over 250 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, mastering, and release of our 7th album "Winter Person"
-Paid for the production, mastering, and release of our 8th album "Hygge"
-Paid for the production, mastering, and release of the 7" record "MP2"
-Were able to afford to go on a 10 days tour with a full band in February 2020
-Wrote and recorded 6 different projects, some of which have been released, some of which are yet to be released
-Released 6 "album videos" on Youtube
-Released 2 books of Touring Test comics
-This entire Patreon has also been essential for us to stay alive and busy as artists during the pandemic. Most of our income comes from touring and playing live shows, but our Patron's support has been invaluable to us just to survive.
We hope you'll be able to come along for this adventure.
Now let's make something great together.
-Eric & Elizabeth