Brandon Lee Kitajchuk & James Smith

Brandon Lee Kitajchuk & James Smith

are creating Tabi No Hana Comics

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Ehyo! Thanks for checking us out! I'm Brandon Lee Kitajchuk and I'm the artist for a comic series called Tabi No Hana. In collaboration with my good friend, James Smith—creator of Tabi, we are self-publishing our comic. We've kickstarted the series and released our first book this year: 2019.

Tabi Book 1 tells the story of the Numa family living in hiding in Hiyokuna Shitchi, a fertile swamp valley in the middle of a large oceanic continent. An accidental time travel triggered during an argument sends Kaiashi Numa and his wife Todaia into the distant future where nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile their children, Oku and his big sister Utsu, are left alone in Hiyokuna and find themselves on the run from a dark and mysterious figure of unknown origins but thought to be part of the Dark Circle—an esoteric, underground organization.

We're telling the story of Tabi No Hana in trade paperback format. The narrative itself utilizes a split-timeline mechanic. After the Numa's are separated, the story follows the Parents' and Children's timelines individually, devoting a new chapter to each timeline in every book. After Tabi Book 1, Book 2 will begin the Prelude chapters going even further back in time to uncover how the Numa's ended up in Hiyokuna in the first place, how the Dark Circle got to be after them and much more of the mysteries that make Tabi so much fun!

We're on Patreon to support my efforts to illustrate this comic book. James and I both work hard on Tabi, but the vast majority of making the comic at this point is to produce the artwork. The Tabi script is nearly finished so we have a clear roadmap for storytelling and book production. I work as a freelance web developer & artist to make ends meet. My personal goal is to balance the scale so I'm able to do less freelance and focus more on producing Tabi. That's where Patreon can really make a difference for us!

Here you're invited to join the behind-the-scenes community of Tabi. My focus in the community will always be on Tabi first and foremost, but I also want to let organic conversations about creativity and making blossom and grow as well. In an indie community, we all learn from one another—that's the beauty of it. I'll be posting Patreon-only artwork & updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday right here. You can also take part in the daily conversation by joining our Tabi Discord hub at the $3 level or more. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you around!

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FAQ:

Q. What does Tabi No Hana mean?
A. Tabi No Hana can be translated at least a couple of ways such as to regard something rare and/or beautiful. One translation we really like is "A Flower for Every Time" and as you'll learn by reading Tabi, it's very fitting as the subtitle for the comic.

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Tabi Timeline:

Bold = illustrating now on Patreon
Italic = in the queue for illustration on Patreon
Strikethrough = completed / self-published / available on our website

  Book 2  
Prelude 1: A Day In Her Life
Children's Chapter 2: If Only Time
Parents' Chapter 2: Dark Days Ahead
Concept Book 2: ???


  Book 1  
Chapter 0: In All Its Forms
Children's Chapter 1: And Then There Were Two
Parents' Chapter 1: And So It Will Be
Concept Book 1: Imagining a World

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Tiers
Tabi Love
$1 or more per month

We'll be posting EVERYTHING on our Patreon feed as we make Tabi book 2. This is Patreon exclusive and will not go on our website or Instagram.


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
Tabi Talk
$3 or more per month

Behind-the-scenes with the Tabi Discord hub. This is a private community where we post comic work daily and discuss aspects of the creative process. The goal is to have a community of folks interested in sharing and talking about making comics.


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
Tabi Extras
$5 or more per month

You’ll get a digital extras bundle monthly. It’ll be jam packed with Tabi artwork for the month. Things like storyboards, comic pages ( inks/colors/letters ), concept art and more! All in high-res and exclusive to Patreon supporters!


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
  • Monthly Digital Extras
  • Tabi Book 1 Digital Download
Tabi IRL
$20 or more per month

When you sign up for this tier you’ll have a comic pack shipped to you that includes our Chapter 0 comic book, 3 special edition postcards, bookmarks and stickers. We’ll also ship you more comics and prints when we have them in stock. Our primary goal is to create our next book, but along the way we will be producing limited volume print runs of artwork and single issue comics that will only be supplied to our Patreon supporters of this tier or above.


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
  • Monthly Digital Extras
  • Tabi Book 1 Digital Download
  • Chapter 0 Comic Pack
  • Physical Extras ( comics, prints, stickers etc… )
  • 10% off Art Commissions
Tabi Book Club
$30 or more per month only 50 left

Signing up for this tier will get you our first book shipped to you! We're small and self-published so our books are in limited supply—we could only make 250 of our first book. We funded our first book on Kickstarter and will most likely do the same for book 2. We print and bind our books locally in Portland, Oregon. Foreseeably we’ll always have to limit access to the Book Club to ensure we have enough books for our Patreon supporters. Setting books aside for Patreon supporters is top priority for us!


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
  • Monthly Digital Extras
  • Tabi Book 1 Digital Download
  • Tabi Book 1 ( 120 page tradepaperback )
  • Physical Extras ( comics, prints, stickers etc… )
  • 20% off Art Commissions
Goals
$0 of $3,000 per month
This goal will allow me to create the artwork for Tabi No Hana comics full-time. If I can do that we'll be able to self-publish a new Tabi book each year! With your support, I know we can make this happen :)
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Ehyo! Thanks for checking us out! I'm Brandon Lee Kitajchuk and I'm the artist for a comic series called Tabi No Hana. In collaboration with my good friend, James Smith—creator of Tabi, we are self-publishing our comic. We've kickstarted the series and released our first book this year: 2019.

Tabi Book 1 tells the story of the Numa family living in hiding in Hiyokuna Shitchi, a fertile swamp valley in the middle of a large oceanic continent. An accidental time travel triggered during an argument sends Kaiashi Numa and his wife Todaia into the distant future where nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile their children, Oku and his big sister Utsu, are left alone in Hiyokuna and find themselves on the run from a dark and mysterious figure of unknown origins but thought to be part of the Dark Circle—an esoteric, underground organization.

We're telling the story of Tabi No Hana in trade paperback format. The narrative itself utilizes a split-timeline mechanic. After the Numa's are separated, the story follows the Parents' and Children's timelines individually, devoting a new chapter to each timeline in every book. After Tabi Book 1, Book 2 will begin the Prelude chapters going even further back in time to uncover how the Numa's ended up in Hiyokuna in the first place, how the Dark Circle got to be after them and much more of the mysteries that make Tabi so much fun!

We're on Patreon to support my efforts to illustrate this comic book. James and I both work hard on Tabi, but the vast majority of making the comic at this point is to produce the artwork. The Tabi script is nearly finished so we have a clear roadmap for storytelling and book production. I work as a freelance web developer & artist to make ends meet. My personal goal is to balance the scale so I'm able to do less freelance and focus more on producing Tabi. That's where Patreon can really make a difference for us!

Here you're invited to join the behind-the-scenes community of Tabi. My focus in the community will always be on Tabi first and foremost, but I also want to let organic conversations about creativity and making blossom and grow as well. In an indie community, we all learn from one another—that's the beauty of it. I'll be posting Patreon-only artwork & updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday right here. You can also take part in the daily conversation by joining our Tabi Discord hub at the $3 level or more. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you around!

---

FAQ:

Q. What does Tabi No Hana mean?
A. Tabi No Hana can be translated at least a couple of ways such as to regard something rare and/or beautiful. One translation we really like is "A Flower for Every Time" and as you'll learn by reading Tabi, it's very fitting as the subtitle for the comic.

---

Tabi Timeline:

Bold = illustrating now on Patreon
Italic = in the queue for illustration on Patreon
Strikethrough = completed / self-published / available on our website

  Book 2  
Prelude 1: A Day In Her Life
Children's Chapter 2: If Only Time
Parents' Chapter 2: Dark Days Ahead
Concept Book 2: ???


  Book 1  
Chapter 0: In All Its Forms
Children's Chapter 1: And Then There Were Two
Parents' Chapter 1: And So It Will Be
Concept Book 1: Imagining a World

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Recent posts by Brandon Lee Kitajchuk & James Smith

Tiers
Tabi Love
$1 or more per month

We'll be posting EVERYTHING on our Patreon feed as we make Tabi book 2. This is Patreon exclusive and will not go on our website or Instagram.


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
Tabi Talk
$3 or more per month

Behind-the-scenes with the Tabi Discord hub. This is a private community where we post comic work daily and discuss aspects of the creative process. The goal is to have a community of folks interested in sharing and talking about making comics.


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
Tabi Extras
$5 or more per month

You’ll get a digital extras bundle monthly. It’ll be jam packed with Tabi artwork for the month. Things like storyboards, comic pages ( inks/colors/letters ), concept art and more! All in high-res and exclusive to Patreon supporters!


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
  • Monthly Digital Extras
  • Tabi Book 1 Digital Download
Tabi IRL
$20 or more per month

When you sign up for this tier you’ll have a comic pack shipped to you that includes our Chapter 0 comic book, 3 special edition postcards, bookmarks and stickers. We’ll also ship you more comics and prints when we have them in stock. Our primary goal is to create our next book, but along the way we will be producing limited volume print runs of artwork and single issue comics that will only be supplied to our Patreon supporters of this tier or above.


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
  • Monthly Digital Extras
  • Tabi Book 1 Digital Download
  • Chapter 0 Comic Pack
  • Physical Extras ( comics, prints, stickers etc… )
  • 10% off Art Commissions
Tabi Book Club
$30 or more per month only 50 left

Signing up for this tier will get you our first book shipped to you! We're small and self-published so our books are in limited supply—we could only make 250 of our first book. We funded our first book on Kickstarter and will most likely do the same for book 2. We print and bind our books locally in Portland, Oregon. Foreseeably we’ll always have to limit access to the Book Club to ensure we have enough books for our Patreon supporters. Setting books aside for Patreon supporters is top priority for us!


Includes:

  • Patreon-only Content
  • Private Discord Access
  • Monthly Digital Extras
  • Tabi Book 1 Digital Download
  • Tabi Book 1 ( 120 page tradepaperback )
  • Physical Extras ( comics, prints, stickers etc… )
  • 20% off Art Commissions