Marie Tary is creating Shifters & Brymstone
30

patrons

$163
per month
Hi! My name is Marie Tary, also known as ShadowsMyst online. This patreon was created to help support the creation of my two webcomics , Shifters: Redux and Brymstone

I've been creating comics for years, but these two have been my biggest efforts by far. Both have fantastically rich worlds with so many stories to tell, and I would like to keep working on them, but unfortunately I don't make any money off them. I've always done them because I'm passionate about them. Each comic page takes between 4-8 hours to pencil and ink, another 3-4 hours to color (if Che does it. Double that time if I do it.), and another 2 hours to apply lettering and finishing touches like special effects. That's at least 9-14 hours of work per page! That doesn't include time spent writing/scripting. Some types of pages (action sequences for example) take longer to produce than others.

Unfortunately, the time needed to produce these has limited my ability to create them as time has passed and my circumstances have changed. I have had to put a lot more time into other paying work (commissions, design freelance) to make up the shortfalls in living costs and pay for unexpected expenses. The same goes for Che, who previously could donate time for free has had her circumstances change where she also needs to get paid for her work. This has led to repeated hiatuses, which isn't what I want, and I know that's not what readers want either. But the reality is, unless this pays something, its a glorified hobby and when push comes to shove, hobbies get put on back burners when the chips are down.

I'd like to change that.

To be clear, both comics are online for FREE and will always remain FREE. They are not going behind a pay wall, or anything like that. Even if this patreon doesn't reach the minimum goals, the comics will be updated, but ONLY as I can as a hobby. But there will be perks and bonuses for those who are willing to help support me to have the time to do them.

So, here's where you, awesome people, come in.

The money from this patreon will go to help with my living expenses so I don't have to take on additional unrelated commission or design work, so I can focus on comics, as well as to pay my colorist, Che, for her time to work on coloring the comics.

Donor rewards will include early access to new pages, behind the scenes looks, random art, exclusive wallpapers, streaming, and other goodies as I work them out. Rewards may change from time to time. If there is something you want to see, message me!

If you are a fan of either comic, I hope you will consider supporting me to help get these comics back on track. If you would like to make a one time gift, or do not want to use Patreon but do want to support Shifters or Brymstone, I also accept paypal donations. If you email me, at [email protected], we can work something out.
Tiers
Caffeinate the Artist Tier
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
Early access to comic-y goodness for less than a cup of coffee can be yours for this small gesture of generosity as well as access to patreon only art/sketch stream.
Shade City Citizen Tier
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
For a slightly more generous amount of $5+, you can get access to not only early updates and art stream, but also lineart preview pages, and donor-exclusive wallpapers, and world information exclusives for Shifters and Brymstone.

Also access to our discord server, patreon text channels at the Citizen level.
Includes Discord rewards
Member of the Veil Tier
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
For your $10+ contribution to the cause you will get early access to comics and art stream, lineart previews, donor-exclusive wallpapers, world information, and access to recorded videos of livestreams/tutorials/process. Access to the Discord both text and voice channels, Veil member level.
Includes Discord rewards
Inner Circle Tier
$40 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
For $40+ you will get all the rewards of the previous tiers (early access, art stream, lineart previews, videos, world info, Donor wallpapers, etc) you will also be able to get a single free piece of art once a year (*within reasonable limits to be discussed) 

Access to Inner Circle level voice and text channels on the discord server.


People at this tier also get priority/first dibs on commission slots when they become available.

Please note that to be eligible receive the artwork reward you must have been a Patron in good standing (no declines) for at least 6 months at this Tier.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$163 of $200 per month
Each comic will get a once a month update. At this point I can afford to devote time to make 2 pages and pay Che for coloring for two update pages, one Shifters, one Brymstone a month. Live streaming events will be scheduled to watch drawing at least once a month. Monthly Character feature & AMA.
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Hi! My name is Marie Tary, also known as ShadowsMyst online. This patreon was created to help support the creation of my two webcomics , Shifters: Redux and Brymstone

I've been creating comics for years, but these two have been my biggest efforts by far. Both have fantastically rich worlds with so many stories to tell, and I would like to keep working on them, but unfortunately I don't make any money off them. I've always done them because I'm passionate about them. Each comic page takes between 4-8 hours to pencil and ink, another 3-4 hours to color (if Che does it. Double that time if I do it.), and another 2 hours to apply lettering and finishing touches like special effects. That's at least 9-14 hours of work per page! That doesn't include time spent writing/scripting. Some types of pages (action sequences for example) take longer to produce than others.

Unfortunately, the time needed to produce these has limited my ability to create them as time has passed and my circumstances have changed. I have had to put a lot more time into other paying work (commissions, design freelance) to make up the shortfalls in living costs and pay for unexpected expenses. The same goes for Che, who previously could donate time for free has had her circumstances change where she also needs to get paid for her work. This has led to repeated hiatuses, which isn't what I want, and I know that's not what readers want either. But the reality is, unless this pays something, its a glorified hobby and when push comes to shove, hobbies get put on back burners when the chips are down.

I'd like to change that.

To be clear, both comics are online for FREE and will always remain FREE. They are not going behind a pay wall, or anything like that. Even if this patreon doesn't reach the minimum goals, the comics will be updated, but ONLY as I can as a hobby. But there will be perks and bonuses for those who are willing to help support me to have the time to do them.

So, here's where you, awesome people, come in.

The money from this patreon will go to help with my living expenses so I don't have to take on additional unrelated commission or design work, so I can focus on comics, as well as to pay my colorist, Che, for her time to work on coloring the comics.

Donor rewards will include early access to new pages, behind the scenes looks, random art, exclusive wallpapers, streaming, and other goodies as I work them out. Rewards may change from time to time. If there is something you want to see, message me!

If you are a fan of either comic, I hope you will consider supporting me to help get these comics back on track. If you would like to make a one time gift, or do not want to use Patreon but do want to support Shifters or Brymstone, I also accept paypal donations. If you email me, at [email protected], we can work something out.

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Tiers
Caffeinate the Artist Tier
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
Early access to comic-y goodness for less than a cup of coffee can be yours for this small gesture of generosity as well as access to patreon only art/sketch stream.
Shade City Citizen Tier
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
For a slightly more generous amount of $5+, you can get access to not only early updates and art stream, but also lineart preview pages, and donor-exclusive wallpapers, and world information exclusives for Shifters and Brymstone.

Also access to our discord server, patreon text channels at the Citizen level.
Includes Discord rewards
Member of the Veil Tier
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
For your $10+ contribution to the cause you will get early access to comics and art stream, lineart previews, donor-exclusive wallpapers, world information, and access to recorded videos of livestreams/tutorials/process. Access to the Discord both text and voice channels, Veil member level.
Includes Discord rewards
Inner Circle Tier
$40 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
For $40+ you will get all the rewards of the previous tiers (early access, art stream, lineart previews, videos, world info, Donor wallpapers, etc) you will also be able to get a single free piece of art once a year (*within reasonable limits to be discussed) 

Access to Inner Circle level voice and text channels on the discord server.


People at this tier also get priority/first dibs on commission slots when they become available.

Please note that to be eligible receive the artwork reward you must have been a Patron in good standing (no declines) for at least 6 months at this Tier.

Includes Discord rewards