Sophie Crystals is creating comics & visual novels!
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Hi there!! I'm Sophie Crystals, a trans illustrator in Portland, OR. I do my best to tell stories straight from my heart. Sincerity is the absolute most important thing to me in everything I create.

I currently have a few projects that take up most of my time. One of them is an ongoing webcomic, Big Crystals, which has been updating since January 2015. The other two main projects are visual novels. Spare Parts is an episodic VN about a girl and a bunch of robots running a store together, which I hope to start releasing in early 2017. The other, Lola, is a much longer, more ambitious VN about a trans girl named Lola who moves to the countryside to cope with the death of her brother, makes a bunch of gay friends, and learns about the existence of a parallel dimension.

Supporting me will allow me to spend more time on all of these things, and less time working minimum wage! Wahoo!!





Big Crystals
is a queer fantasy/adventure webcomic about feelings and relationships. It follows Maggie, a girl who was separated from her two closest friends when the three of them attempted to escape from a mysterious tower. Eight years later, she meets Johanna, heiress to that same tower, who wants to put a stop to her father's sinister plans.



As they travel together, they grow close, expand their family, and try to make sense of what it is they want from life, each other, and themselves.

Big Crystals launched in January of 2015, but I've been planning and writing it since early 2013. We're still in chapter 1 so it's got a lot of life left in it! Please join me!!





Spare Parts is an episodic visual novel about a clumsy-but-hard-working human girl named Lucy and her four robot friends running a business together. Well, several businesses.

More on this soon!





Lola (working title) is a visual novel about a trans girl named Lola. When her older brother passes away, an online friend offers her a room at the inn she runs in a small, isolated village. She decides to take her up on the offer, hoping that some distance from her home city will help clear her mind. But things get extremely complicated fast, and before she knows it she's caught up in more than she can wrap her head around.

It's a supernatural story about a community of queer people working through their insecurities together. There will be "routes" for the majority of characters, some romantic and some not, but none of them will be mutually exclusive.

This project is still in the earliest of early stages, so there's no projected release date yet. As a patron of mine, you'll get to see a lot of early concept art and other things as it comes along! Additionally, when I eventually release a demo for it, you'll get first access. Keep an eye out for this one!!



Thank you so so much for reading and supporting me!!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
Thank you!! At this tier you'll get to see new Big Crystals pages up to a week before they're posted on the site. It's not exactly common for me to get them done very early, but when it does happen, they're all yours!!
Pledge $5 or more per month
6 patrons
Thank you so much!! Five dollars a month will give you access to a whole bunch of things, like...

Early access to episodes of Spare Parts! Not only do you get them all without paying any extra, they'll go up a week ahead of official release! You can be on the bleeding edge of gay robot girls!!!

Bonus Crystals Content! Anything from Big Crystals that I feel like talking about or showing off, like old concept art for characters, little pieces of lore that might get glossed over in the comic. That kinda thing.

Lola previews! Concept art, character profiles, and more for the visual novel I'm making. Anything I post about this is subject to change because it's so early in development, and also, a very long ways away.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Every month, I'll draw a batch of short Q&A comics for Big Crystals! At this tier, you can ask one of those questions!! I'll create a list of the characters currently open to receiving them, collect one from each patron, and post 'em all together! It'll be fun.

(Obviously there's going to be a limit to what I'm willing to answer about an ongoing story, but I won't outright turn anything down! I'll just ask you to come up with something different.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
WHOA!!!! Thank you SO much!!!!

At this tier, you'll get a full-color commission each month! Of any character!! Just for you!!!

On top of that, anything I sell moving forward will be yours! No need to go buy it on your own. Any prints, books, digital releases--it's all yours. That said, merchandising isn't my priority right now, so there might not be a lot of that just yet.
Goals
$31 of $200 per month
This will cover the cost of my student loans every month! Paying off the time I spent in art school with art would be pretty neat!!
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Hi there!! I'm Sophie Crystals, a trans illustrator in Portland, OR. I do my best to tell stories straight from my heart. Sincerity is the absolute most important thing to me in everything I create.

I currently have a few projects that take up most of my time. One of them is an ongoing webcomic, Big Crystals, which has been updating since January 2015. The other two main projects are visual novels. Spare Parts is an episodic VN about a girl and a bunch of robots running a store together, which I hope to start releasing in early 2017. The other, Lola, is a much longer, more ambitious VN about a trans girl named Lola who moves to the countryside to cope with the death of her brother, makes a bunch of gay friends, and learns about the existence of a parallel dimension.

Supporting me will allow me to spend more time on all of these things, and less time working minimum wage! Wahoo!!





Big Crystals
is a queer fantasy/adventure webcomic about feelings and relationships. It follows Maggie, a girl who was separated from her two closest friends when the three of them attempted to escape from a mysterious tower. Eight years later, she meets Johanna, heiress to that same tower, who wants to put a stop to her father's sinister plans.



As they travel together, they grow close, expand their family, and try to make sense of what it is they want from life, each other, and themselves.

Big Crystals launched in January of 2015, but I've been planning and writing it since early 2013. We're still in chapter 1 so it's got a lot of life left in it! Please join me!!





Spare Parts is an episodic visual novel about a clumsy-but-hard-working human girl named Lucy and her four robot friends running a business together. Well, several businesses.

More on this soon!





Lola (working title) is a visual novel about a trans girl named Lola. When her older brother passes away, an online friend offers her a room at the inn she runs in a small, isolated village. She decides to take her up on the offer, hoping that some distance from her home city will help clear her mind. But things get extremely complicated fast, and before she knows it she's caught up in more than she can wrap her head around.

It's a supernatural story about a community of queer people working through their insecurities together. There will be "routes" for the majority of characters, some romantic and some not, but none of them will be mutually exclusive.

This project is still in the earliest of early stages, so there's no projected release date yet. As a patron of mine, you'll get to see a lot of early concept art and other things as it comes along! Additionally, when I eventually release a demo for it, you'll get first access. Keep an eye out for this one!!



Thank you so so much for reading and supporting me!!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
Thank you!! At this tier you'll get to see new Big Crystals pages up to a week before they're posted on the site. It's not exactly common for me to get them done very early, but when it does happen, they're all yours!!
Pledge $5 or more per month
6 patrons
Thank you so much!! Five dollars a month will give you access to a whole bunch of things, like...

Early access to episodes of Spare Parts! Not only do you get them all without paying any extra, they'll go up a week ahead of official release! You can be on the bleeding edge of gay robot girls!!!

Bonus Crystals Content! Anything from Big Crystals that I feel like talking about or showing off, like old concept art for characters, little pieces of lore that might get glossed over in the comic. That kinda thing.

Lola previews! Concept art, character profiles, and more for the visual novel I'm making. Anything I post about this is subject to change because it's so early in development, and also, a very long ways away.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Every month, I'll draw a batch of short Q&A comics for Big Crystals! At this tier, you can ask one of those questions!! I'll create a list of the characters currently open to receiving them, collect one from each patron, and post 'em all together! It'll be fun.

(Obviously there's going to be a limit to what I'm willing to answer about an ongoing story, but I won't outright turn anything down! I'll just ask you to come up with something different.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
WHOA!!!! Thank you SO much!!!!

At this tier, you'll get a full-color commission each month! Of any character!! Just for you!!!

On top of that, anything I sell moving forward will be yours! No need to go buy it on your own. Any prints, books, digital releases--it's all yours. That said, merchandising isn't my priority right now, so there might not be a lot of that just yet.