Riana Dorsey is creating Suihira: The City of Water
205

patrons

$759
per month
Hey there, everyone! I'm Riana Dorsey, and I'm a comic artist currently working for Hashtag Comics, but I also make a webcomic called Suihira: The city of Water!



Suihira is an ongoing, free-to-read, fantasy webcomic about a zealous princess going on a pilgrimage through the desert to find the goddess of water and herself. Along the way, she meets a host of curious characters and creatures that show her that she's in for more than she expected!

It has been in the conceptual/writing stage since 2011 and pages have been published on a weekly basis on Wednesdays since December 2014, and then every other week as of March 2017.


Although the comic is a labor of love, I'm a full-time comic artist and to find time to work on Suihira is rather challenging. In March  and April of 2017, I had to cut my production efforts of Suihira in half to keep the lights on, so this comic really depends on your support to keep it going. Can't draw comics in a dark house, am I right?

Seeing a page once a week is a bummer, but a vast improvement to every other week, so Patrons, I thank you so much for your support! But the nature of webcomics and their slow updates is like taking the journey to Suihira with a rock chained to your leg instead of on the back of a reliable, sturdy, maybe grumpy cama. But you! Yes, you! You have the power to be able to see more pages more often! Cool right? With your pledge, you can help our heroine get to Suihira faster! Maybe your money will give her a compass? Map? Maybe even that reliable, sturdy, grumpy cama. Or two!

(These characters are fictional and your money helps me make pages while keeping the lights on. However, if I update more often, it's kinda like getting Wahida to Suihira faster!)

Of course, there's cool things in it for you, too! Depending on if you are a vagabond, follower, pilgrim, adventurer, or even a bather, you get to see pages early, high quality pdfs of chapters and sketchbooks with cool concept art and story notes, and more!  
Though Suihira has only been around for two years, I am in awe and utterly appreciative of every single person who has subscribed, followed, liked, or otherwise expressed their fondness of my work. If you're willing to also toss in a buck or two to help with the production of the comic, know that I am utterly thankful, and words cannot fully express my gratitude! Hopefully, you too can take part in Wahida's journey to Suihira, the mythical city of water!
Tiers
Vagabond
$1 or more per month 84 patrons
As a vagabond, you roam the desert, seizing every opportunity you can.


Rewards:

  • A big thank you from me!
  • High quality pdfs of completed chapters!
  • See one extra page outside of what's published! (when available)
Includes Discord rewards
Scholar
$2 or more per month 51 patrons
You want to know a little bit more about the characters and the world they live in. With this tier, you can read the stories that happen in between the comic pages!

 

Includes Discord rewards
Follower
$5 or more per month 48 patrons
You are a follower of Akia. You want to know more about the truth of the Desert's past and Akia's whereabouts.


  • All of the above
  • High quality pdfs of Chapter sketchbooks which contains concept art, sketches, design explorations, and more! 
  • See two extra pages outside of what's published!  (when available) 
Includes Discord rewards
Pilgrim
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
You're willing to leave home and seek out Suihira for yourself. 


  • All the above.
  • Monthly postcard of my favorite panel of the month with commentary! (You must opt-in via a private message to me)
  • See three extra pages outside of what's published!  (when available) 
Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer
$20 or more per month 7 patrons
You have all your ducks in a row and you are no stranger to the great unknown. You know what you're doing. You got this. 


  • All the above
  • Physical copies of the comic chapters when available!  (You must opt-in via a private message to me) 
  • You get to see my entire buffer, this means you will have access to pages as soon as they are complete!
  • See process images on Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Bather
$100 or more per month 1 patron
You have enough money to afford to take baths in price-inflated, phoney Akia water instead of just cleaning yourself or rolling around in sand.


  •  All the above
  • Someone might take advantage of you.
  • Someone might buy your shoes for a lot of money.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$759 of $1,125 per month
Three updates every first and last week of the month!
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Hey there, everyone! I'm Riana Dorsey, and I'm a comic artist currently working for Hashtag Comics, but I also make a webcomic called Suihira: The city of Water!



Suihira is an ongoing, free-to-read, fantasy webcomic about a zealous princess going on a pilgrimage through the desert to find the goddess of water and herself. Along the way, she meets a host of curious characters and creatures that show her that she's in for more than she expected!

It has been in the conceptual/writing stage since 2011 and pages have been published on a weekly basis on Wednesdays since December 2014, and then every other week as of March 2017.


Although the comic is a labor of love, I'm a full-time comic artist and to find time to work on Suihira is rather challenging. In March  and April of 2017, I had to cut my production efforts of Suihira in half to keep the lights on, so this comic really depends on your support to keep it going. Can't draw comics in a dark house, am I right?

Seeing a page once a week is a bummer, but a vast improvement to every other week, so Patrons, I thank you so much for your support! But the nature of webcomics and their slow updates is like taking the journey to Suihira with a rock chained to your leg instead of on the back of a reliable, sturdy, maybe grumpy cama. But you! Yes, you! You have the power to be able to see more pages more often! Cool right? With your pledge, you can help our heroine get to Suihira faster! Maybe your money will give her a compass? Map? Maybe even that reliable, sturdy, grumpy cama. Or two!

(These characters are fictional and your money helps me make pages while keeping the lights on. However, if I update more often, it's kinda like getting Wahida to Suihira faster!)

Of course, there's cool things in it for you, too! Depending on if you are a vagabond, follower, pilgrim, adventurer, or even a bather, you get to see pages early, high quality pdfs of chapters and sketchbooks with cool concept art and story notes, and more!  
Though Suihira has only been around for two years, I am in awe and utterly appreciative of every single person who has subscribed, followed, liked, or otherwise expressed their fondness of my work. If you're willing to also toss in a buck or two to help with the production of the comic, know that I am utterly thankful, and words cannot fully express my gratitude! Hopefully, you too can take part in Wahida's journey to Suihira, the mythical city of water!

Recent posts by Riana Dorsey

Tiers
Vagabond
$1 or more per month 84 patrons
As a vagabond, you roam the desert, seizing every opportunity you can.


Rewards:

  • A big thank you from me!
  • High quality pdfs of completed chapters!
  • See one extra page outside of what's published! (when available)
Includes Discord rewards
Scholar
$2 or more per month 51 patrons
You want to know a little bit more about the characters and the world they live in. With this tier, you can read the stories that happen in between the comic pages!

 

Includes Discord rewards
Follower
$5 or more per month 48 patrons
You are a follower of Akia. You want to know more about the truth of the Desert's past and Akia's whereabouts.


  • All of the above
  • High quality pdfs of Chapter sketchbooks which contains concept art, sketches, design explorations, and more! 
  • See two extra pages outside of what's published!  (when available) 
Includes Discord rewards
Pilgrim
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
You're willing to leave home and seek out Suihira for yourself. 


  • All the above.
  • Monthly postcard of my favorite panel of the month with commentary! (You must opt-in via a private message to me)
  • See three extra pages outside of what's published!  (when available) 
Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer
$20 or more per month 7 patrons
You have all your ducks in a row and you are no stranger to the great unknown. You know what you're doing. You got this. 


  • All the above
  • Physical copies of the comic chapters when available!  (You must opt-in via a private message to me) 
  • You get to see my entire buffer, this means you will have access to pages as soon as they are complete!
  • See process images on Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Bather
$100 or more per month 1 patron
You have enough money to afford to take baths in price-inflated, phoney Akia water instead of just cleaning yourself or rolling around in sand.


  •  All the above
  • Someone might take advantage of you.
  • Someone might buy your shoes for a lot of money.
Includes Discord rewards