Shing Yin Khor is creating sculpture, comics and immersive installation art.
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Hi! My name is Shing Yin Khor, and I'm a sculptor, cartoonist, and installation artist. I make art, in several different mediums, around immersive narratives of collecting and categorizing, travel and creating identity, and awkward human emotions. I am especially interested in stories at the intersection of race, gender, and the immigrant diaspora. You can find out more about my work, and read most of my comics, on my portfolio.



Becoming one of my patrons will give you a look into my process and work, including my weird tangents, my failures and disappointments, and my strange experiments. I look forward to showing you all of the things I love playing with.
 
Here are my current and recently completed projects, that Patreon helped to fund!

Installation and Sculptural Art:
Salvage Station No. 8 was built in collaboration with Beam Camp, a summer camp that teaches kids how to build things! It was an immersive installation featuring multiple rooms and really detailed props and ephemera contributed by over 100+ adults and kids.


The Last Apothecary
 is an immersive haunted house space apothecary installation. It is a narrative about an outer colony space apothecary obsessed with Old-Earth, and also about the persistence of ritual, the space immigrant diaspora, and the obsessive nature of archiving and collecting. It was installed at Burning Man 2016.



Specimens is an ongoing sculptural series, including curiosity cabinets and displays, and a photographic series of strange beasts in the wild, photographed in national parks across America.



Comics and Illustration:

Thanks to my Patreon subscribers, all my comics can be downloaded for free at my Gumroad site. In addition, I frequently post smaller autobiographical comics as Patreon exclusives. 

Center for Otherworld Science is an ongoing comic about interpersonal relationships in a cryptozoological institute.


Tiny Adventure Journal is a travelogue comic. It's where I document my love for cheap travel, weird museums, national parks, Paul Bunyan statues, abandoned places, most animals that are not ostriches, and odd Americana.


Resist: A collection of art released for free(under a Creative Commons license) around the theme of political resistance. All pay-what-you-can proceeds go to a non profit working to overturn discriminatory and unconstitutional restrictions on immigration in the United States.

Experimental Art and Art Activism:
Patreon supports a lot of work that I do not get paid for. Some of this involves my silly and playful experimental tech art, such as the TenderDnD Twitter bot, which populates a world full of kind, queer and gentle characters and NPCs. Other projects include the Gentle Oraclebird bot, my shitty fortune generator and the PythiaBot! It has also allowed me to work on endurance art projects like painting the Statue of Liberty 40 times in 10 hours to raise money for the ACLU, and #resistancecranes, in collaboration with two dear friends of mine, where we raised $10,000 for the National Immigration Law Center and International Rescue Committee by folding 1000 cranes in 24 hours.

About the Rewards:

The Monthly Care Package Subscription:
The Care Package subscription is my way of taking you along on ALL my art-related adventures! Every month, you will receive some work that I have produced that month. In addition, you may also receive little souvenirs from my travels, photographs, and other ephemera. The work you receive can include limited edition prints and merch, comics, pins, postcard sets and more. Most of the time, you will receive work and a look into my process that no one else does! Having this subscription gives me the opportunity to experiment with small scale and limited edition projects.

The Quarterly Subscription
This subscription means that you will receive prints and zines in the mail, including my limited edition zines and prints. It is not a monthly mailing - I'll send them out every 3 months or so, when I have one or two new books or zines or prints to show you!

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
97 patrons
Access to all my Patreon-only blog posts. I'll be talking a lot about art-as-business, as well as providing lots of behind-the-scenes insight into my creative work process and workspaces.
Pledge $3 or more per month
116 patrons
Ask me anything about my work. I tend to be really open about my processes anyway, but I get that it can feel awkward to ask someone you don't know very specific questions about their sources, materials, business expenses, etc. I'll prioritize your questions about art, publishing, sculpting, etc., and answer them honestly and directly without being evasive or coy.

In addition, if you give me your address, you may randomly receive a postcard in the mail from my travels, or featuring my art!
Quarterly Subscription
$9 or more per month 20 patrons (sold out!)
Receive a care package of books, zines, postcards and prints on a quarterly basis! This includes Center for Otherworld Science series, comics by creators Sawdust Press publishes, and any other smaller zines or printed material. You'll also get a letter letting you know what I've been up to, as well as potentially some other small and delightful things. 

Note: This is not a monthly mailing - a package goes out every 3 months!
Care Package Subscription
$25 or more per month 30 patrons (sold out!)

A little care package, sent to you in the mail, every month, containing: 1) a letter from me letting you know what I've been making. 2) a couple of things I made that I'd like to share with you.

The exact contents will vary, but you can probably expect a physical copy of comics or zines I've published in print that month, limited edition prints, pins, postcard sets, experiments with various merch, and sometimes - original art and minifigures!

(If you're an international subscriber, please add $10 to your pledge, otherwise, I'm stuck with a ridiculously high shipping cost)
Goals
$800 – reached! per month
I will create and maintain websites for The Center for Otherworld Science, and Tiny Adventure Journal, so the comics can be read easily online(easier than .pdf downloads)!
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Hi! My name is Shing Yin Khor, and I'm a sculptor, cartoonist, and installation artist. I make art, in several different mediums, around immersive narratives of collecting and categorizing, travel and creating identity, and awkward human emotions. I am especially interested in stories at the intersection of race, gender, and the immigrant diaspora. You can find out more about my work, and read most of my comics, on my portfolio.



Becoming one of my patrons will give you a look into my process and work, including my weird tangents, my failures and disappointments, and my strange experiments. I look forward to showing you all of the things I love playing with.
 
Here are my current and recently completed projects, that Patreon helped to fund!

Installation and Sculptural Art:
Salvage Station No. 8 was built in collaboration with Beam Camp, a summer camp that teaches kids how to build things! It was an immersive installation featuring multiple rooms and really detailed props and ephemera contributed by over 100+ adults and kids.


The Last Apothecary
 is an immersive haunted house space apothecary installation. It is a narrative about an outer colony space apothecary obsessed with Old-Earth, and also about the persistence of ritual, the space immigrant diaspora, and the obsessive nature of archiving and collecting. It was installed at Burning Man 2016.



Specimens is an ongoing sculptural series, including curiosity cabinets and displays, and a photographic series of strange beasts in the wild, photographed in national parks across America.



Comics and Illustration:

Thanks to my Patreon subscribers, all my comics can be downloaded for free at my Gumroad site. In addition, I frequently post smaller autobiographical comics as Patreon exclusives. 

Center for Otherworld Science is an ongoing comic about interpersonal relationships in a cryptozoological institute.


Tiny Adventure Journal is a travelogue comic. It's where I document my love for cheap travel, weird museums, national parks, Paul Bunyan statues, abandoned places, most animals that are not ostriches, and odd Americana.


Resist: A collection of art released for free(under a Creative Commons license) around the theme of political resistance. All pay-what-you-can proceeds go to a non profit working to overturn discriminatory and unconstitutional restrictions on immigration in the United States.

Experimental Art and Art Activism:
Patreon supports a lot of work that I do not get paid for. Some of this involves my silly and playful experimental tech art, such as the TenderDnD Twitter bot, which populates a world full of kind, queer and gentle characters and NPCs. Other projects include the Gentle Oraclebird bot, my shitty fortune generator and the PythiaBot! It has also allowed me to work on endurance art projects like painting the Statue of Liberty 40 times in 10 hours to raise money for the ACLU, and #resistancecranes, in collaboration with two dear friends of mine, where we raised $10,000 for the National Immigration Law Center and International Rescue Committee by folding 1000 cranes in 24 hours.

About the Rewards:

The Monthly Care Package Subscription:
The Care Package subscription is my way of taking you along on ALL my art-related adventures! Every month, you will receive some work that I have produced that month. In addition, you may also receive little souvenirs from my travels, photographs, and other ephemera. The work you receive can include limited edition prints and merch, comics, pins, postcard sets and more. Most of the time, you will receive work and a look into my process that no one else does! Having this subscription gives me the opportunity to experiment with small scale and limited edition projects.

The Quarterly Subscription
This subscription means that you will receive prints and zines in the mail, including my limited edition zines and prints. It is not a monthly mailing - I'll send them out every 3 months or so, when I have one or two new books or zines or prints to show you!

Recent posts by Shing Yin Khor

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
97 patrons
Access to all my Patreon-only blog posts. I'll be talking a lot about art-as-business, as well as providing lots of behind-the-scenes insight into my creative work process and workspaces.
Pledge $3 or more per month
116 patrons
Ask me anything about my work. I tend to be really open about my processes anyway, but I get that it can feel awkward to ask someone you don't know very specific questions about their sources, materials, business expenses, etc. I'll prioritize your questions about art, publishing, sculpting, etc., and answer them honestly and directly without being evasive or coy.

In addition, if you give me your address, you may randomly receive a postcard in the mail from my travels, or featuring my art!
Quarterly Subscription
$9 or more per month 20 patrons (sold out!)
Receive a care package of books, zines, postcards and prints on a quarterly basis! This includes Center for Otherworld Science series, comics by creators Sawdust Press publishes, and any other smaller zines or printed material. You'll also get a letter letting you know what I've been up to, as well as potentially some other small and delightful things. 

Note: This is not a monthly mailing - a package goes out every 3 months!
Care Package Subscription
$25 or more per month 30 patrons (sold out!)

A little care package, sent to you in the mail, every month, containing: 1) a letter from me letting you know what I've been making. 2) a couple of things I made that I'd like to share with you.

The exact contents will vary, but you can probably expect a physical copy of comics or zines I've published in print that month, limited edition prints, pins, postcard sets, experiments with various merch, and sometimes - original art and minifigures!

(If you're an international subscriber, please add $10 to your pledge, otherwise, I'm stuck with a ridiculously high shipping cost)