Christina Tran is creating slowingly
45

patrons

$233
per month
ABOUT ME
Hi! I'm Christina. I am a writer and an artist, a lightchaser and a holder of blank spaces. I make usually-tender, mostly-autobio comics about complexity, community, family, and loss. You can find many of my comics at sodelightful.com/comics.

I also write letters of empowerment at Dear Daughter and more recently weekly letters sharing wisdom at Dear Beloved. My writing and art necessarily spill over into life: they inspire workshops and other ways of 'writing on the world.' The webcomic that seeded all of these letterwriting projects, entitled "On Beauty", won the 2017 Cartoonist Studio Prize for best webcomic and was nominated for an Eisner.

I hope to create stories that pull us forward into a more nuanced and compassionate world.




Please help me make more art! I believe in the power of art and have faith in community-supported art. In return for your patronage, you will get stories in your inbox, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and an invitation to journey with me through the process. PLUS, your patronage also supports me as a whole artist — and all of the tangents, experimentation, moodling, and marination that the practice of art requires. Some seasons may see a lot of public/published art, and some months may be more internal. You are always welcome to adjust, pause, or cancel your membership month-to-month depending on your own circumstances as well.

I have comics in the works on the topics of: slowing down; home(s) and housing; making art in times of war; forgiveness; a meta-comic about Patreon and community-funded art; diary comics whenever the mood strikes; etc, etc.


ABOUT SLOWINGLY

One of the next big comic projects that I’m working on is about the sabbatical I took back in 2011 to grieve the loss of my parents, as well as a treatise on the idea of living “s l o w i n g l y .” But it is hard to write about slowing down when you are not slowing down yourself. In order to make this comic, I also need to create a practice of slowing down in my own life — and I want to do this with support.



Q&A

I've never heard of Patreon before. How does it work?
Whereas Kickstarter or Indiegogo are structured around one-time project goals, Patreon is a platform that gives people the opportunity to support creators directly in an on-going way. When you pledge to support me, Patreon will charge you at the beginning of each month, and each update I post will automatically be emailed to you. (Or you can come here to read them!)

I want to support you, but I can't afford $1/month.
There are many ways to support! And these comics will always need readers! Follow along on Twitter or via my newsletter instead. The results of all of this work will eventually be published, for you, for free, for everyone. As always, you can spread the word, purchase books, visit me at cons and zine fests, etc.!

If you feel unable to contribute monthly for long-term support but still want to show some one-time love: here is my Ko-Fi page and tip jar.

What are the expectations for joining the Inner Circle ($10+)? I'm intrigued but don't feel like I have the space in my life for it.
I want to make the Inner Circle activities low-key and accessible; I just want a group who's willing to play with me as I experiment with putting all that I'm writing about into practice in our own lives and out into the world. Think some kind of cross between a writing workshop, meditation group, and online community. Maybe we'll have a writing prompt this month, maybe I wanna lead a meditation circle on YouTube, maybe I'll invite you to a google hangout with some nuns, maybe you'll get something in the mail, maybe I'll ask you to hide a lil book for others to find in your neighborhood... maybe I don't yet know what form this all will take and that's okay! It's all going to be an emergent experiment, the same way and "Dear Daughter" eventually found form in letterwriting+artmaking workshops and selling beauty magazines at Kiosk Fest -- something I could never have envisioned at the very beginning of the project! You'll receive the first invitations. And how much you engage with each provocation, from prompt to prompt, is up to you!


What does becoming a Sponsor ($25+) entail?
I am the kind of teacher who is more holder-of-blank-space than passer-on-of-concrete-skills. I want to host more writing circles and workshops, and I want to explore modalities of offering coaching and mentorship and facilitation. Your support allows me to experiment more and offer more. Think of your support as fuel for me to create more retreats, residencies, classes, and workshops...and as sponsorship+scholarship for people to attend who otherwise wouldn't be able to.

I have more questions!
Reach out to me directly at christina [at] sodelightful [dot] com!

THANK YOU
Thank you so much for your patience and for your time. I am looking forward to seeing some of you in our practice community and others of you on the public side of creation.


Lovingly and slowingly yours,
Christina
Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Consider this a monthly tip jar. If you resonate or receive something from my work, please consider supporting it. Supporters who pledge any amount at this reward tier will receive notification of any publicly-posted, finished comics that I put out into the world, along with my humble gratitude. (This is also a good tier to select if you want to limit the # of emails you receive, regardless of the amount you pledge!)
Reading Circle
$3 or more per month 18 patrons
The Reading Circle is supporting the development of my long, meandering, poetic comic about slowing down, my sabbatical, and what I continue to learn about living life s l o w i n g l y . 


You will receive:

  • COMICS: Notification of any publicly-posted comics
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS: Comic pages, pieces, experiments, or updates will be sent to your inbox as they are completed. Please be my beta readers, as the larger whole emerges.
Inner Circle
$10 or more per month 15 of 25 patrons
As I make these comics, I will be coming up with ways to extend these ideas into the real world and ways to activate these practices in real life. The Inner Circle will be the first ones I invite to try things out with me as they emerge.


  • COMICS: Notification of any publicly-posted comics
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS: Works-in-progress comic pieces
  • COLLECTIVE PRACTICE: Provocations for community practice. These will be collective experiences for finding more space + time + quiet + slowing in our own lives. You are game to receive invitations for new experiences.
Sponsor
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Sponsorship helps me to make more art and create more writing circles, retreats, artist residencies, classes, and workshops. Your support fuels my fire to experiment with different modalities and to shape more free offerings for the world.


  • COMICS: Notification of any publicly-posted comics
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS: Works-in-progress comic pieces
  • COLLECTIVE PRACTICE: Provocations for community practice.
  • QUARTERLY UPDATES: Messages from me HQ, and potentially snail mail once a quarter!
Goals
$233 of $300 per month
In addition to any longer-term writing projects, I will commit to creating (at least!) ONE NEW COMIC ESSAY A QUARTER!
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ABOUT ME
Hi! I'm Christina. I am a writer and an artist, a lightchaser and a holder of blank spaces. I make usually-tender, mostly-autobio comics about complexity, community, family, and loss. You can find many of my comics at sodelightful.com/comics.

I also write letters of empowerment at Dear Daughter and more recently weekly letters sharing wisdom at Dear Beloved. My writing and art necessarily spill over into life: they inspire workshops and other ways of 'writing on the world.' The webcomic that seeded all of these letterwriting projects, entitled "On Beauty", won the 2017 Cartoonist Studio Prize for best webcomic and was nominated for an Eisner.

I hope to create stories that pull us forward into a more nuanced and compassionate world.




Please help me make more art! I believe in the power of art and have faith in community-supported art. In return for your patronage, you will get stories in your inbox, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and an invitation to journey with me through the process. PLUS, your patronage also supports me as a whole artist — and all of the tangents, experimentation, moodling, and marination that the practice of art requires. Some seasons may see a lot of public/published art, and some months may be more internal. You are always welcome to adjust, pause, or cancel your membership month-to-month depending on your own circumstances as well.

I have comics in the works on the topics of: slowing down; home(s) and housing; making art in times of war; forgiveness; a meta-comic about Patreon and community-funded art; diary comics whenever the mood strikes; etc, etc.


ABOUT SLOWINGLY

One of the next big comic projects that I’m working on is about the sabbatical I took back in 2011 to grieve the loss of my parents, as well as a treatise on the idea of living “s l o w i n g l y .” But it is hard to write about slowing down when you are not slowing down yourself. In order to make this comic, I also need to create a practice of slowing down in my own life — and I want to do this with support.



Q&A

I've never heard of Patreon before. How does it work?
Whereas Kickstarter or Indiegogo are structured around one-time project goals, Patreon is a platform that gives people the opportunity to support creators directly in an on-going way. When you pledge to support me, Patreon will charge you at the beginning of each month, and each update I post will automatically be emailed to you. (Or you can come here to read them!)

I want to support you, but I can't afford $1/month.
There are many ways to support! And these comics will always need readers! Follow along on Twitter or via my newsletter instead. The results of all of this work will eventually be published, for you, for free, for everyone. As always, you can spread the word, purchase books, visit me at cons and zine fests, etc.!

If you feel unable to contribute monthly for long-term support but still want to show some one-time love: here is my Ko-Fi page and tip jar.

What are the expectations for joining the Inner Circle ($10+)? I'm intrigued but don't feel like I have the space in my life for it.
I want to make the Inner Circle activities low-key and accessible; I just want a group who's willing to play with me as I experiment with putting all that I'm writing about into practice in our own lives and out into the world. Think some kind of cross between a writing workshop, meditation group, and online community. Maybe we'll have a writing prompt this month, maybe I wanna lead a meditation circle on YouTube, maybe I'll invite you to a google hangout with some nuns, maybe you'll get something in the mail, maybe I'll ask you to hide a lil book for others to find in your neighborhood... maybe I don't yet know what form this all will take and that's okay! It's all going to be an emergent experiment, the same way and "Dear Daughter" eventually found form in letterwriting+artmaking workshops and selling beauty magazines at Kiosk Fest -- something I could never have envisioned at the very beginning of the project! You'll receive the first invitations. And how much you engage with each provocation, from prompt to prompt, is up to you!


What does becoming a Sponsor ($25+) entail?
I am the kind of teacher who is more holder-of-blank-space than passer-on-of-concrete-skills. I want to host more writing circles and workshops, and I want to explore modalities of offering coaching and mentorship and facilitation. Your support allows me to experiment more and offer more. Think of your support as fuel for me to create more retreats, residencies, classes, and workshops...and as sponsorship+scholarship for people to attend who otherwise wouldn't be able to.

I have more questions!
Reach out to me directly at christina [at] sodelightful [dot] com!

THANK YOU
Thank you so much for your patience and for your time. I am looking forward to seeing some of you in our practice community and others of you on the public side of creation.


Lovingly and slowingly yours,
Christina

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Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Consider this a monthly tip jar. If you resonate or receive something from my work, please consider supporting it. Supporters who pledge any amount at this reward tier will receive notification of any publicly-posted, finished comics that I put out into the world, along with my humble gratitude. (This is also a good tier to select if you want to limit the # of emails you receive, regardless of the amount you pledge!)
Reading Circle
$3 or more per month 18 patrons
The Reading Circle is supporting the development of my long, meandering, poetic comic about slowing down, my sabbatical, and what I continue to learn about living life s l o w i n g l y . 


You will receive:

  • COMICS: Notification of any publicly-posted comics
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS: Comic pages, pieces, experiments, or updates will be sent to your inbox as they are completed. Please be my beta readers, as the larger whole emerges.
Inner Circle
$10 or more per month 15 of 25 patrons
As I make these comics, I will be coming up with ways to extend these ideas into the real world and ways to activate these practices in real life. The Inner Circle will be the first ones I invite to try things out with me as they emerge.


  • COMICS: Notification of any publicly-posted comics
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS: Works-in-progress comic pieces
  • COLLECTIVE PRACTICE: Provocations for community practice. These will be collective experiences for finding more space + time + quiet + slowing in our own lives. You are game to receive invitations for new experiences.
Sponsor
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Sponsorship helps me to make more art and create more writing circles, retreats, artist residencies, classes, and workshops. Your support fuels my fire to experiment with different modalities and to shape more free offerings for the world.


  • COMICS: Notification of any publicly-posted comics
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS: Works-in-progress comic pieces
  • COLLECTIVE PRACTICE: Provocations for community practice.
  • QUARTERLY UPDATES: Messages from me HQ, and potentially snail mail once a quarter!