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Hi there! I'm Sophie YanowI'm currently working on a 192-page graphic novel.

You can read the comic for free at thecontradictions.com.

Pages go up on my Patreon before they go up on the website!

I'm best known for my nonfiction/journalism comics in places like The Nib and The Guardian, and my autobiographical work like War of Streets and Houses and What is a Glacier?. I'm have taught comics at The Animation Workship in Denmark, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and until very recently I was a professor at the Center for Cartoon Studies!



This is my longest project to date. It's a fictionalized version of events that took place when I studied abroad in Paris about 10 years ago, a coming-of-age of sorts (I don't want to spoil it, but to whet your appetite, it involves illegal activity).

The story is already thumbnailed. When I'm not teaching or freelancing, I'm working on this project. I'm eventually planning to serialize it in physical issues, post it as a free webcomic, and publish it as a book. For now though, I have realized that I could really use some cheerleaders and a place to semi-privately share the work as I complete it.

10 years ago, after the events of this story, I decided to take comics-making more seriously, planning to make this book. Now, I've made a lot of comics that aren't this! While I love my teaching gig, it's part-time, and I have to fill the gap with other freelance work. Your support here will help me focus on finally getting this project out the door. Seriously, this is my big "dream becoming reality" thing. I have loads of gratitude for anyone who helps me out with this.

Initially I'm only offering one support tier, which will give you access to early pages of the story as I finish them, and a monthly newsletter where I'll talk about the process (and maybe other things as per Patron suggestion). Once I figure out costs, I'll offer a higher tier with a subscription to the physical print issues as I serialize them, and you can bump your support up if you so choose.

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you on the other side! I really appreciate everyone's support!

Tiers
Public Funder
$1 or more per month
Seriously, a dollar makes a difference. You'll receive a monthly newsletter and an invite to a Patrons-only chatroom hosted at Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Peeper
$3 or more per month
Access to my Patron-only blog where I'll post pages from my book, long before they appear anywhere else. You'll also have access to a monthly newsletter about my process and creative life, and access to the Discord chatroom.
Includes Discord rewards
Enthusiast
$10 or more per month
You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, as well as all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Collector
$25 or more per month
You will receive a print of my work every three months. The first one is shown here! You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, the newsletter, and an invite to the Discord.
Includes Discord rewards
Gabber
$50 or more per month
I'll chat with you one-on-one via Skype for an hour each month. You can ask about comics, journalism, narratives, life, etc. You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, the newsletter, and an invite to the Discord. Message me to schedule!
Includes Discord rewards
Arteest
$150 or more per month
I'll read your work and give you mentorship and feedback for an hour once a month via Skype. You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, the newsletter, and an invite to the Discord. Message me to schedule!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
85 of 200 patrons
If we get to 200 patrons, I'll start making/posting a weekly journal comic!
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Hi there! I'm Sophie YanowI'm currently working on a 192-page graphic novel.

You can read the comic for free at thecontradictions.com.

Pages go up on my Patreon before they go up on the website!

I'm best known for my nonfiction/journalism comics in places like The Nib and The Guardian, and my autobiographical work like War of Streets and Houses and What is a Glacier?. I'm have taught comics at The Animation Workship in Denmark, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and until very recently I was a professor at the Center for Cartoon Studies!



This is my longest project to date. It's a fictionalized version of events that took place when I studied abroad in Paris about 10 years ago, a coming-of-age of sorts (I don't want to spoil it, but to whet your appetite, it involves illegal activity).

The story is already thumbnailed. When I'm not teaching or freelancing, I'm working on this project. I'm eventually planning to serialize it in physical issues, post it as a free webcomic, and publish it as a book. For now though, I have realized that I could really use some cheerleaders and a place to semi-privately share the work as I complete it.

10 years ago, after the events of this story, I decided to take comics-making more seriously, planning to make this book. Now, I've made a lot of comics that aren't this! While I love my teaching gig, it's part-time, and I have to fill the gap with other freelance work. Your support here will help me focus on finally getting this project out the door. Seriously, this is my big "dream becoming reality" thing. I have loads of gratitude for anyone who helps me out with this.

Initially I'm only offering one support tier, which will give you access to early pages of the story as I finish them, and a monthly newsletter where I'll talk about the process (and maybe other things as per Patron suggestion). Once I figure out costs, I'll offer a higher tier with a subscription to the physical print issues as I serialize them, and you can bump your support up if you so choose.

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you on the other side! I really appreciate everyone's support!

Recent posts by Sophie Yanow

Tiers
Public Funder
$1 or more per month
Seriously, a dollar makes a difference. You'll receive a monthly newsletter and an invite to a Patrons-only chatroom hosted at Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Peeper
$3 or more per month
Access to my Patron-only blog where I'll post pages from my book, long before they appear anywhere else. You'll also have access to a monthly newsletter about my process and creative life, and access to the Discord chatroom.
Includes Discord rewards
Enthusiast
$10 or more per month
You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, as well as all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Collector
$25 or more per month
You will receive a print of my work every three months. The first one is shown here! You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, the newsletter, and an invite to the Discord.
Includes Discord rewards
Gabber
$50 or more per month
I'll chat with you one-on-one via Skype for an hour each month. You can ask about comics, journalism, narratives, life, etc. You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, the newsletter, and an invite to the Discord. Message me to schedule!
Includes Discord rewards
Arteest
$150 or more per month
I'll read your work and give you mentorship and feedback for an hour once a month via Skype. You will receive PDFs of some of my previous works: In Situ 2, 3 and 4, and Sleepy Details, the newsletter, and an invite to the Discord. Message me to schedule!
Includes Discord rewards