ROLLER GRRRLS is creating comics
5
patrons
$23
per creation
What is ROLLER GRRRLS?

Roller Grrrls is an on-going comic magazine series set around the roller derby community featuring strong female characters and honest storylines, following their adventures both on and off the track.

Definitely... all girls to the front!



Why Patreon?

Due to the complexity of working on a story involving multiple lead characters with interwoven storylines and supporting characters, the task and schedule of creating ROLLER GRRRLS is a formidable one. To do this book justice and to create a series that delivers an honest portrayal of roller derby [representing strong female story-driven characters that also supports the community we love and importantly allows the art work to maintain the high quality and standards] we realised we needed to do this ourselves and commit near full-time. The drawing and colouring of the production is the most intensive part of the process: Gary's detailed derby artwork includes individual character design and visual story-telling is time intensive and Yel Zamor's amazing colour is deserving of her top rate.

"Why not ask a publisher to print ROLLER GRRRLS instead or include adverts?" Basically publishers expect/demand editorial input and sometimes even creative control of the book and the same considerations need to be considered when choosing the right advertisers. We feel ROLLER GRRRLS needs to be as independent as our characters. The stories we want to tell, often controversial and challenging, have to be free of any commercial influence and corporate ties. We also know what the derby community expect from us. This book deserves to be independent... and with your support it can be!



What do you get?

Any support will be gratefully appreciated. There are various options offered for how involved you wish to be and you can change your donation at any time. We aim to create a conversation with our patrons, and build a community in much the same way as roller derby is.

We will have blog posts every week for pledges over $5 with updates on the series, new character profiles, sketches and various Behind The Scenes and WIP page previews you can see before anyone else, including some Patreon exclusives. The blogs will be informative and fun to read and the sneak peaks exciting! There will be the capacity to interact with the creators and ask us questions about our story and character choices.

There will be additional rewards of portrait commissions, digital sketchbooks and opportunities to win original artwork in our monthly draw for patrons pledging over $5! Further options will include the opportunity to create your own personal character trailer or choose to appear in the crowd scenes of the next issue. We hope that you will enjoy these opportunities to be more involved with the ROLLER GRRRLS series.

The future?

Gary's drawing speed is limited to a normal 12 hour day. No more working for days on end with only coffee as fuel! A quarterly schedule for ROLLER GRRRLS is absolutely possible within these limits should we reach our budget. We have BIG plans for the series and hope to be able to reach a goal to allow us to franchise the book out: we want to see other trusted writers and artists work with the book and create their own stories specific to their area. Imagine ROLLER GRRRLS BRAZILIA, ROLLER GRRRLS USA, ROLLER GRRRLS OZ or ROLLER GRRRLS ASIA? We would love to write EVERYTHING but there are just not enough hours in the day to do it properly... but with other similarly passionate and professionally creative derby fans we feel that ROLLER GRRRLS could be read and loved EVERYWHERE and be more true to our readerships.

Thank you for your support. Please drop us an email or message if you have any questions about this Patreon or ROLLER GRRRLS in general. Pics of our cats Meg and Mog will be included with every reply! ;)

Derby Love

Anna Malady
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS and helping us produce derby artwork and stories that matter. Derby Love!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will have access to an exclusive Patreon blog containing Behind the Scenes artwork and WIP pages before anyone else! Derby Love!
Pledge $10 or more per creation
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and a digital copy of the ROLLER GRRRLS sketchbook. This is a single month reward and requires a personal email address to receive your order. Please remember to return to original pledge on the following month. Derby Love!
Pledge $50 or more per creation
only 10 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and the opportunity to appear in a crowd scene. You will receive a digital file of your appearance and a copy of that particular magazine when it is released. Derby Love!
Pledge $75 or more per creation
only 5 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and a digital art derby portrait commission [B&W lineart and your team colours] Please check our ROLLER GRRRLS Tumblr for examples. Derby Love!
Pledge $150 or more per creation
only 5 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and a digital art derby portrait commission [FULL colour by Yel Zamor] Please check our ROLLER GRRRLS Tumblr for examples. Derby Love!
Pledge $250 or more per creation
only 1 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and ROLLER GRRRLS will design a derby bout poster for your team. Three months notice must be given before the bout to allow for approvals. Sponsors' logos and references need to be supplied as high resolution jpegs or vectors. A PSD digital file for print will be supplied with an additional 'no text or sponsors' version for sale as a poster. Examples of previous bout posters are available on request!
What is ROLLER GRRRLS?

Roller Grrrls is an on-going comic magazine series set around the roller derby community featuring strong female characters and honest storylines, following their adventures both on and off the track.

Definitely... all girls to the front!



Why Patreon?

Due to the complexity of working on a story involving multiple lead characters with interwoven storylines and supporting characters, the task and schedule of creating ROLLER GRRRLS is a formidable one. To do this book justice and to create a series that delivers an honest portrayal of roller derby [representing strong female story-driven characters that also supports the community we love and importantly allows the art work to maintain the high quality and standards] we realised we needed to do this ourselves and commit near full-time. The drawing and colouring of the production is the most intensive part of the process: Gary's detailed derby artwork includes individual character design and visual story-telling is time intensive and Yel Zamor's amazing colour is deserving of her top rate.

"Why not ask a publisher to print ROLLER GRRRLS instead or include adverts?" Basically publishers expect/demand editorial input and sometimes even creative control of the book and the same considerations need to be considered when choosing the right advertisers. We feel ROLLER GRRRLS needs to be as independent as our characters. The stories we want to tell, often controversial and challenging, have to be free of any commercial influence and corporate ties. We also know what the derby community expect from us. This book deserves to be independent... and with your support it can be!



What do you get?

Any support will be gratefully appreciated. There are various options offered for how involved you wish to be and you can change your donation at any time. We aim to create a conversation with our patrons, and build a community in much the same way as roller derby is.

We will have blog posts every week for pledges over $5 with updates on the series, new character profiles, sketches and various Behind The Scenes and WIP page previews you can see before anyone else, including some Patreon exclusives. The blogs will be informative and fun to read and the sneak peaks exciting! There will be the capacity to interact with the creators and ask us questions about our story and character choices.

There will be additional rewards of portrait commissions, digital sketchbooks and opportunities to win original artwork in our monthly draw for patrons pledging over $5! Further options will include the opportunity to create your own personal character trailer or choose to appear in the crowd scenes of the next issue. We hope that you will enjoy these opportunities to be more involved with the ROLLER GRRRLS series.

The future?

Gary's drawing speed is limited to a normal 12 hour day. No more working for days on end with only coffee as fuel! A quarterly schedule for ROLLER GRRRLS is absolutely possible within these limits should we reach our budget. We have BIG plans for the series and hope to be able to reach a goal to allow us to franchise the book out: we want to see other trusted writers and artists work with the book and create their own stories specific to their area. Imagine ROLLER GRRRLS BRAZILIA, ROLLER GRRRLS USA, ROLLER GRRRLS OZ or ROLLER GRRRLS ASIA? We would love to write EVERYTHING but there are just not enough hours in the day to do it properly... but with other similarly passionate and professionally creative derby fans we feel that ROLLER GRRRLS could be read and loved EVERYWHERE and be more true to our readerships.

Thank you for your support. Please drop us an email or message if you have any questions about this Patreon or ROLLER GRRRLS in general. Pics of our cats Meg and Mog will be included with every reply! ;)

Derby Love

Anna Malady

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS and helping us produce derby artwork and stories that matter. Derby Love!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will have access to an exclusive Patreon blog containing Behind the Scenes artwork and WIP pages before anyone else! Derby Love!
Pledge $10 or more per creation
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and a digital copy of the ROLLER GRRRLS sketchbook. This is a single month reward and requires a personal email address to receive your order. Please remember to return to original pledge on the following month. Derby Love!
Pledge $50 or more per creation
only 10 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and the opportunity to appear in a crowd scene. You will receive a digital file of your appearance and a copy of that particular magazine when it is released. Derby Love!
Pledge $75 or more per creation
only 5 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and a digital art derby portrait commission [B&W lineart and your team colours] Please check our ROLLER GRRRLS Tumblr for examples. Derby Love!
Pledge $150 or more per creation
only 5 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and a digital art derby portrait commission [FULL colour by Yel Zamor] Please check our ROLLER GRRRLS Tumblr for examples. Derby Love!
Pledge $250 or more per creation
only 1 left
Thank you for supporting ROLLER GRRRLS! You will receive access to the exclusive Patreon blog and ROLLER GRRRLS will design a derby bout poster for your team. Three months notice must be given before the bout to allow for approvals. Sponsors' logos and references need to be supplied as high resolution jpegs or vectors. A PSD digital file for print will be supplied with an additional 'no text or sponsors' version for sale as a poster. Examples of previous bout posters are available on request!