Ray is creating DNA
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Hi! I'm Ray, I'm an illustrator, and I make DNA!

I also make other things, but mostly it's just DNA right now.

DNA is a sci-fi/mystery/action comic set in the not so distant future on a version of Earth with slightly more advanced genetic technology than this one. It's about some people who shouldn't exist, but do, and how they deal with that.

DNA is intended for people 16 years old and up.

You can read the whole thing for free here.

I've been drawing for a while already, but DNA is the first story I've ever written. I've been toying with it and writing and rewriting it since I was a teenager, but as of 2015, I've decided to start drawing it.

Turns out, writing a comic is a lot different from actually drawing a comic.

It also turns out, presenting a work to an audience is a lot different from presenting a work to someone who's already intimately familiar with it.

Basically, it's been a learning experience, haha. It's a good thing I don't have a problem with trashing something and starting over. It's also a good thing the people who've been reading it so far are patient, because I've remade the entire thing once already, and am planning to remake chapter 1 in the near future.

I'm pretty passionate about what I'm doing, and I hope you can see that.

I also hope you join me on this journey of both "learning comics" and "making comics" and that you enjoy the story that comes from it.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support. I can't do this without you.
Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website!
Includes Discord rewards
Sketches sketches sketches!
$3 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of main storyline comic pages!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
See Finished Extras Early!
$5 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of comic pages and illustrations!
  • Finished illustrations!
  • Character profiles! Species info! Maps of stuff!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
Bonus Stories!
$10 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of comic pages and illustrations!
  • Finished illustrations!
  • Character profiles! Species info! Maps of stuff!
  • Extra short bonus comics, before they go public!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
Art just for you!
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of comic pages and illustrations!
  • Finished illustrations!
  • Character profiles! Species info! Maps of stuff!
  • Extra short bonus comics!
  • A custom headshot of any character (yours, mine, that guy's), drawn by me, just for you, every 3 months! I will contact you either through Discord or Patreon asking if you want your headshot. If you don't want to claim it, let me know! If you do, toss a (safe for work) reference image at me!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
62% complete
Cool things will happen when we reach this goal!

I'll be able to (comfortably) start paying my student loans back! I'll also have enough leftover to start doing things like advertising the comic instead of relying solely on retweets on Twitter, and word of mouth.

I'll be able to start saving up to replace some of my digital equipment, too. My tablet is so old that it's no longer compatible with the latest version of Photoshop, so I would like to be able to get a new one before it outright just doesn't work with my operating system anymore.
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Hi! I'm Ray, I'm an illustrator, and I make DNA!

I also make other things, but mostly it's just DNA right now.

DNA is a sci-fi/mystery/action comic set in the not so distant future on a version of Earth with slightly more advanced genetic technology than this one. It's about some people who shouldn't exist, but do, and how they deal with that.

DNA is intended for people 16 years old and up.

You can read the whole thing for free here.

I've been drawing for a while already, but DNA is the first story I've ever written. I've been toying with it and writing and rewriting it since I was a teenager, but as of 2015, I've decided to start drawing it.

Turns out, writing a comic is a lot different from actually drawing a comic.

It also turns out, presenting a work to an audience is a lot different from presenting a work to someone who's already intimately familiar with it.

Basically, it's been a learning experience, haha. It's a good thing I don't have a problem with trashing something and starting over. It's also a good thing the people who've been reading it so far are patient, because I've remade the entire thing once already, and am planning to remake chapter 1 in the near future.

I'm pretty passionate about what I'm doing, and I hope you can see that.

I also hope you join me on this journey of both "learning comics" and "making comics" and that you enjoy the story that comes from it.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support. I can't do this without you.

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Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website!
Includes Discord rewards
Sketches sketches sketches!
$3 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of main storyline comic pages!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
See Finished Extras Early!
$5 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of comic pages and illustrations!
  • Finished illustrations!
  • Character profiles! Species info! Maps of stuff!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
Bonus Stories!
$10 or more per month
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of comic pages and illustrations!
  • Finished illustrations!
  • Character profiles! Species info! Maps of stuff!
  • Extra short bonus comics, before they go public!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards
Art just for you!
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
  • Early access to the comic itself!
  • Access to works in progress of comic pages and illustrations!
  • Finished illustrations!
  • Character profiles! Species info! Maps of stuff!
  • Extra short bonus comics!
  • A custom headshot of any character (yours, mine, that guy's), drawn by me, just for you, every 3 months! I will contact you either through Discord or Patreon asking if you want your headshot. If you don't want to claim it, let me know! If you do, toss a (safe for work) reference image at me!
  •  Your name included in the "Special Thanks" section on the website! 
Includes Discord rewards