S.M. Beiko is creating comics
8
patrons
$47
per month

Hi! I'm Sam, a traditionally published author of some award-winning young adult series fantasy. I also work in the book and comic publishing fields as a prose editor, script editor, graphic designer, copywriter, project manager, typesetter, and more. Now, after 10 years in publishing, I'm taking everything I've learned and putting it towards my own projects. 



So I've started making comics! I jumped in feet-first with a free webcomic called Krampus is My Boyfriend!, a young adult fantasy/romantic comedy, set in Prairie Canada. I'm learning so much along the way, so I figured--why not pass along my insights as they happen?
By supporting me on Patreon, you help me get closer to my goal of sustainability--meaning I get to make the things I love as my entire living full time! It will also allow me to become a better artist by doing more art, and give back to the community by sharing with you all how I do it and where it takes me.

It might also help me reach my Incredibly Outrageous Goal of creating 3 new issues of Krampus is My Boyfriend! every calendar year--or, 120+ pages of new work in the comic medium. Gotta dream big!


In this Patreon, you'll have access to things like:


  • Process walkthroughs for layouts, scripts, and more
  • Never-released sketches, concept art, pencilled pages and other pre-production materials
  • How-to guides for things such as printing, promotional materials, and other best-practice-y things
  • Insights into comic editorial from the back-end
  • Tips for self-distribution, comic conventions, and other events such as lectures or workshops
  • Real-talk about money, the cost of self-publishing, and being a full-time creator to feed yourself
  • Mini-comics and special zines as they pop up
  • The opportunity to have a side character in KiMBF named after you! Shiny!
  • Special rewards like monthly pin-up cards, mailed straight to your residence or available as a digital download
  • Patreon-exclusive swag like limited edition enamel pins sent to you before they're available anywhere else
  • Discount codes for my online store, not available anywhere other than Patreon
  • More magical things as they appear!

Thank you for supporting my art! I left drawing completely behind me when I went into writing and publishing, because I never thought I could do it as a 'real job'. I wouldn't be going full steam for it now, though, were it not for the encouragement and support of the incredibly generous artists in my community. From now on--no comic gets left behind!

Cheers!
Sam
Tiers
Team O.K.
$1 or more per month

We did O.K.! By giving $1 a month, you get:

  • Access to all locked blog posts, with content such as process, walkthroughs, self-publishing insights, character design sheets, references, general comic-and-publishing-tips, and more. 
  • You also get to see pages from Krampus is My Boyfriend! before they go up on the website (schedule permitting.)
Baba Bozyk's Brassy Broads Bridge Club
$5 or more per month

Well that's a lot of B's. By giving $5 a month, you get:

  • Access to everything from Tier 1
  • High resolution downloads of that month's exclusive art (previews provided in the blog).
  • A shiny PDF of all Krampus is My Boyfriend! issues as they come out (~3 a year)
Kiev's Koterie
$10 or more per month

Welcome to Kiev's house of preening! If you like this green nutbar that much, get ready to receive:

  • some cute pinup cards of Kiev AKA the Krampus in your mail AND email box every month! Get a custom message or blank. Each card is signed for a total of 12 cards in the calendar year.
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2.
The Flora Corps
$15 or more per month only 100 left

Hey there new recruit! Wear your loyalty to the Verso like a badge--literally. In this tier you get: 


  • Every exclusive, limited edition enamel pin as they come out (all art previewed on the blog before release, with 2 - 6 pins per year--more if the support is there!) You also get 'em before they're available ANYWHERE else!
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2 
Canto Comic Corollary
$15 or more per month only 50 left

I do love a good alliteration! In this tier, you get:

  • Signed, limited edition physical copies of all Krampus is My Boyfriend! issues as they come out (~3 in a calendar year)
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2.
  • Exclusive discount codes as they come out for the main S.M. Beiko online shop.
The Crimson Crows
$20 or more per month only 4 left

Wow! You're very generous and also powerful. By giving $20 a month, you get: 

  • A side character named after you/designed with you in mind in Krampus is My Boyfriend
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2
  • Physical and digital copies of Krampus is My Boyfriend issues as they become available (signed and numbered)
  • Discount codes.  

    **Must be a patron in this tier for a minimum of 2 months**
Goals
$47 of $500 per month
If I earn $500 a month, I'll be able to increase my page and art output, and add commission slots to my Tiers! 
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Hi! I'm Sam, a traditionally published author of some award-winning young adult series fantasy. I also work in the book and comic publishing fields as a prose editor, script editor, graphic designer, copywriter, project manager, typesetter, and more. Now, after 10 years in publishing, I'm taking everything I've learned and putting it towards my own projects. 



So I've started making comics! I jumped in feet-first with a free webcomic called Krampus is My Boyfriend!, a young adult fantasy/romantic comedy, set in Prairie Canada. I'm learning so much along the way, so I figured--why not pass along my insights as they happen?
By supporting me on Patreon, you help me get closer to my goal of sustainability--meaning I get to make the things I love as my entire living full time! It will also allow me to become a better artist by doing more art, and give back to the community by sharing with you all how I do it and where it takes me.

It might also help me reach my Incredibly Outrageous Goal of creating 3 new issues of Krampus is My Boyfriend! every calendar year--or, 120+ pages of new work in the comic medium. Gotta dream big!


In this Patreon, you'll have access to things like:


  • Process walkthroughs for layouts, scripts, and more
  • Never-released sketches, concept art, pencilled pages and other pre-production materials
  • How-to guides for things such as printing, promotional materials, and other best-practice-y things
  • Insights into comic editorial from the back-end
  • Tips for self-distribution, comic conventions, and other events such as lectures or workshops
  • Real-talk about money, the cost of self-publishing, and being a full-time creator to feed yourself
  • Mini-comics and special zines as they pop up
  • The opportunity to have a side character in KiMBF named after you! Shiny!
  • Special rewards like monthly pin-up cards, mailed straight to your residence or available as a digital download
  • Patreon-exclusive swag like limited edition enamel pins sent to you before they're available anywhere else
  • Discount codes for my online store, not available anywhere other than Patreon
  • More magical things as they appear!

Thank you for supporting my art! I left drawing completely behind me when I went into writing and publishing, because I never thought I could do it as a 'real job'. I wouldn't be going full steam for it now, though, were it not for the encouragement and support of the incredibly generous artists in my community. From now on--no comic gets left behind!

Cheers!
Sam

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Tiers
Team O.K.
$1 or more per month

We did O.K.! By giving $1 a month, you get:

  • Access to all locked blog posts, with content such as process, walkthroughs, self-publishing insights, character design sheets, references, general comic-and-publishing-tips, and more. 
  • You also get to see pages from Krampus is My Boyfriend! before they go up on the website (schedule permitting.)
Baba Bozyk's Brassy Broads Bridge Club
$5 or more per month

Well that's a lot of B's. By giving $5 a month, you get:

  • Access to everything from Tier 1
  • High resolution downloads of that month's exclusive art (previews provided in the blog).
  • A shiny PDF of all Krampus is My Boyfriend! issues as they come out (~3 a year)
Kiev's Koterie
$10 or more per month

Welcome to Kiev's house of preening! If you like this green nutbar that much, get ready to receive:

  • some cute pinup cards of Kiev AKA the Krampus in your mail AND email box every month! Get a custom message or blank. Each card is signed for a total of 12 cards in the calendar year.
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2.
The Flora Corps
$15 or more per month only 100 left

Hey there new recruit! Wear your loyalty to the Verso like a badge--literally. In this tier you get: 


  • Every exclusive, limited edition enamel pin as they come out (all art previewed on the blog before release, with 2 - 6 pins per year--more if the support is there!) You also get 'em before they're available ANYWHERE else!
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2 
Canto Comic Corollary
$15 or more per month only 50 left

I do love a good alliteration! In this tier, you get:

  • Signed, limited edition physical copies of all Krampus is My Boyfriend! issues as they come out (~3 in a calendar year)
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2.
  • Exclusive discount codes as they come out for the main S.M. Beiko online shop.
The Crimson Crows
$20 or more per month only 4 left

Wow! You're very generous and also powerful. By giving $20 a month, you get: 

  • A side character named after you/designed with you in mind in Krampus is My Boyfriend
  • Everything from Tiers 1 & 2
  • Physical and digital copies of Krampus is My Boyfriend issues as they become available (signed and numbered)
  • Discount codes.  

    **Must be a patron in this tier for a minimum of 2 months**