T Edward Bak is creating graphic novels, art, illustrated natural history & travel essays
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patrons

$244
per month
Welcome, Friends and Fellow Travelers! 

Patreon provides me with a unique opportunity to share my travel experiences, drawings, writing, photography, comics, even works-in-progress.

In the fall of 2013, Island of Memory — the first volume of my graphic novel, WILD MAN: The Natural History of Georg Wilhelm Steller was published by Floating World Comics. I am currently at work on Volume Two: Sea of Time. I’m also working on a series of illustrated essays exploring intersections of culture and ecology in western North America.


Developing WILD MAN has been a life-changing experience; I've been provided with research, lecture, and travel opportunities throughout every corner of North America. I’ve been invited to talk with audiences in Russia and Germany. I am currently working with University of Alaska - Anchorage translators who've shared exclusive access to previously unpublished Steller journal material with me.

Comics/graphic novels are an exciting and emergent 21st century medium serving as an essential tool to stimulate and enlighten modern readers. Illustrated narratives like WILD MAN demonstrate the modern relevance of historical cultural events and traditional knowledge, as well as ecological issues throughout the globe.

Connecting human experience to nature through art + narrative is a process of working towards goals of understanding.

Whether it is spirit or science, trial or travel, politics or pop culture, narratives guide our understanding with each other and with our world. Stories preserve as they transform us. They can empower us to change the world. And I want to change the world with stories, to inspire others to preserve, to sustain, to restore, to recover.

Together we make all of this possible. 

I crank out my work because I believe in all of this and your support keeps my nose to the daily writing + drawing grindstone.

I hope my work sufficiently demonstrates the gratitude my words are incapable of articulating.

Let’s get there together.

Always,
T Edward Bak
Tiers
Doodlers
$1 or more per month
You get access to regular posts and updates. Words do not sufficiently express my gratitude but THANK YOU! 
TOOTERS
$2 or more per month
EXTRA WEIRDOS ONLY! Same as $1 but with a little extra bang for yr buck: an occasional print, bookmark or doodle tossed into yr mailbox for good measure! 

THIS IS THE PLACE 4 U 2 GET 2 WEIRD

Doodle PLUS
$3 or more per month
The sweet spot! This is the place for regular updates, online interaction and where I'll be looking for project feedback from you, faithful Patreon champion! But I'll be sending out handmade items -- like drawings and bookmarks -- to you all, as well!
GIMME GIMME
$5 or more per month
This monthly subscription pledge provides all the same exclusive access to excerpts, thumbnails, previews of work-in-progress, plus regular notes and process updates. But even some completed original artwork may appear in your mailbox! Subscribe to find out!  A great "behind the scenes" glimpse at works in progress.
U CRAY!!
$10 or more per month only 92 left
This pledge gets you everything previously mentioned, and once we hit 100 supporters you'll be entered in a monthly drawing to receive original artwork from the WILD MAN archives!
STELLAR!
$20 or more per month
This level gets you all the standard goods, PLUS special signed art prints and you could score signed copies of my new books. Plus: special secret deals on original art and commissions if you stick around!
Goals
$244 of $500 per month
I'd like to continue building a library of field guides, maps, and historical works that will enhance the quality of my research and projects.
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Welcome, Friends and Fellow Travelers! 

Patreon provides me with a unique opportunity to share my travel experiences, drawings, writing, photography, comics, even works-in-progress.

In the fall of 2013, Island of Memory — the first volume of my graphic novel, WILD MAN: The Natural History of Georg Wilhelm Steller was published by Floating World Comics. I am currently at work on Volume Two: Sea of Time. I’m also working on a series of illustrated essays exploring intersections of culture and ecology in western North America.


Developing WILD MAN has been a life-changing experience; I've been provided with research, lecture, and travel opportunities throughout every corner of North America. I’ve been invited to talk with audiences in Russia and Germany. I am currently working with University of Alaska - Anchorage translators who've shared exclusive access to previously unpublished Steller journal material with me.

Comics/graphic novels are an exciting and emergent 21st century medium serving as an essential tool to stimulate and enlighten modern readers. Illustrated narratives like WILD MAN demonstrate the modern relevance of historical cultural events and traditional knowledge, as well as ecological issues throughout the globe.

Connecting human experience to nature through art + narrative is a process of working towards goals of understanding.

Whether it is spirit or science, trial or travel, politics or pop culture, narratives guide our understanding with each other and with our world. Stories preserve as they transform us. They can empower us to change the world. And I want to change the world with stories, to inspire others to preserve, to sustain, to restore, to recover.

Together we make all of this possible. 

I crank out my work because I believe in all of this and your support keeps my nose to the daily writing + drawing grindstone.

I hope my work sufficiently demonstrates the gratitude my words are incapable of articulating.

Let’s get there together.

Always,
T Edward Bak

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Tiers
Doodlers
$1 or more per month
You get access to regular posts and updates. Words do not sufficiently express my gratitude but THANK YOU! 
TOOTERS
$2 or more per month
EXTRA WEIRDOS ONLY! Same as $1 but with a little extra bang for yr buck: an occasional print, bookmark or doodle tossed into yr mailbox for good measure! 

THIS IS THE PLACE 4 U 2 GET 2 WEIRD

Doodle PLUS
$3 or more per month
The sweet spot! This is the place for regular updates, online interaction and where I'll be looking for project feedback from you, faithful Patreon champion! But I'll be sending out handmade items -- like drawings and bookmarks -- to you all, as well!
GIMME GIMME
$5 or more per month
This monthly subscription pledge provides all the same exclusive access to excerpts, thumbnails, previews of work-in-progress, plus regular notes and process updates. But even some completed original artwork may appear in your mailbox! Subscribe to find out!  A great "behind the scenes" glimpse at works in progress.
U CRAY!!
$10 or more per month only 92 left
This pledge gets you everything previously mentioned, and once we hit 100 supporters you'll be entered in a monthly drawing to receive original artwork from the WILD MAN archives!
STELLAR!
$20 or more per month
This level gets you all the standard goods, PLUS special signed art prints and you could score signed copies of my new books. Plus: special secret deals on original art and commissions if you stick around!