And yes, I hear you... You're wondering WHY there is an alternate version of a fictional Tarot card. I mean, how many Happy Squirrels does the universe need?
OBVIOUSLY it needs exactly two.
This was my original concept for the card, at least, sort of. The idea was to build on the image for The World (a giant egg in a nest) and have a giant, rabid squirrel mistake the world for an acorn, spiriting it away before anyone can reap their just rewards. But the squirrel seemed altogether too chipper and not in the least bit scary, so I came up with the version I posted last week, a manic squirrel climbing out of the card, and into your face, all creepy-cute.
But I still like this one.
It was originally in more muted colors, in an attempt to make it look threatening, but with the other squirrel carrying the creep factor, I decided to punch the color up into the lovely jewel tone you see here, and... well...
I think at least the Patreon version of the deck DOES need exactly two squirrel cards.
What say you? Am I nuts?
Love & Qwirks
Pledge $0 or more per month
Pledge $0.01 or more per month
Pledge $1 or more per month
A pledge of any amount is a vote of confidence and support, thank you! As a show of my appreciation, you'll get:
- Your Name Listed As A Patron (if you want it. It can stay private if you prefer!)
- Patreon Stream Access in your mailbox!! With behind-the-scenes info, works-in-progress and ongoing community discussions and other coolness. (It may take me a while to get fully in the swing of things)
- The UnCertain Knowledge that you have very possibly helped save the world by capturing the forces of doom in the Oracle of Death and Destruction. (One of several ongoing projects)
And YES it is TOTALLY OK to pledge at this level; small donations are what fuels crowdfunding!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Aww, you rock! As a thank you, you'll get:
- NEW! Random mailings of ... STUFF! Fill in your mailing address here on Patreon, and you'll get random stuff in the mail. It may be once a quarter-ish, it may be once a year-ish, it may be... random... but it'll be tangible and it'll arrive in the mail!
- Awesome-Possum Digital Downloads of printable stuff, including digital images, trading or tarot cards, coloring pages, productivity tools, and whatever else the Qwirks dream up. You're guaranteed at least 2 printable things each a month suitable for papering your desktop, your fridge or your birdcage! This is still evolving, and may change in the future.
- The UnCertain Knowledge that you have possibly helped spiritually enlighten and confuse the world by supporting the creation of the Qwirk Tarot deck (one of several ongoing projects)
Pledge $8 or more per month
- Want to build your Qwirk Tarot Card collection as we go? This is your level, Baby! Each month I'll print up and mail you 1-2 of the Qwirk Tarot cards! Woot! Mind you, this level includes ONLY the Tarot cards, and it may not always include ALL of them (depending on how many get designed each month) To get the super-secret limited edition bonus surprise cards, the disaster cards, etc, you'll need to bump it to the next level!. (You'll periodically be able to catch up on any cards you may have missed, too)
PLUS you'll get all of the Odd & Peculiar perks, too!
Pledge $15 or more per month
- You'll get each and every Tarot, Character & Collectable Card mailed to you each month, as I create them. This includes the Tarot deck, various bonus and collector cards, a special death and disaster deck, and who knows what else! I promise you'll get at least one tarot card and one other type of card -- and I'll be working up to a goal of five. (Can she do it? We'll find out!) I'll also be tossing in bonus goodies now and then as a surprise!
Well, except for the random stuff, because the non-random stuff replaces it.
Pledge $30 or more per month
- You'll get a Special Qwirky Surprise mailed to you, each month. It might be an original doodle, a prototype of a figurine, a collectible print, a set of note cards, a hand drawn illustration or a bit of altered art. You might get a ball of extra colorful dryer lint with googly eyes glued to it. Who knows! And if you see something you'd like posted to the Patreon stream? Let me know, and I'll work it into your package if I can!
Pledge $90 or more per month
The Qwirks and I can't say thank you enough for your support, but we CAN show our appreciation by offering a super special set of perks.
- One Custom, Original Qwirk will be designed for you, hand drawn in actual ink on actual paper, and mailed to you after the first month of your patronage. And every six months, you can request a new one, for yourself, or for a friend!
- Signed Print mailed to you, each month. These will be created as part of a series, so they can be displayed together on your wall or in a binder or... whatever!
Plus! You get all Odd, Off-Beat, Peculiar, Colorful & Bizarre perks! Everything! WOOT!