T Edward Bak is creating graphic novels, art, illustrated natural history & travel essays
58

patrons

$199
per month
Friends, Comrades, and Beautiful Concomitant Weirdos,  

I've come to Patreon to share my travel experiences, my drawings, my writing, my photography, my comics, and even my works-in-progress with you, my incredible supporters!


In the fall of 2013, the first part of my graphic novel WILD MAN -- Volume One: Island of Memory -- was published by Floating World Comics. I am currently at work on Volume Two: Sea of Time.


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, plus 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 I am currently working with University of Alaska - Anchorage translators who've shared exclusive access to previously unpublished Steller journal material with me.

I was recently awarded a 10-month residency with La Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, France. Your Patreon support will keep me -- and the WILD MAN project -- afloat as I navigate my way through travel and research opportunities in Europe.

Narrative preserves as it transforms. 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, traditional knowledge, and ecological issues throughout the globe.

Connecting human experience to nature through art + narrative is a process of working towards the goal of peace through the understanding of shared experience.

Whether it is spirit or science, trial or travel, politics or pop culture, shared narratives guide our understanding toward peace with each other and with our world. The power of narrative in art and language preserves and transforms.

Your support keeps my art nose to the drawing grindstone -- and brings the full realization of my lofty ambitions ever closer!

No words can sufficiently articulate my gratitude for your support. But THANK YOU just the same for making all of this possible!

Always,
T Edward Bak
Tiers
Doodlers
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
You get access to regular posts and updates. Words do not sufficiently express my gratitude but THANK YOU! 
TOOTERS
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
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 19 patrons
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 16 patrons
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 7 of 100 patrons
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 0 patrons
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
$199 of $1,000 per month
Ideally, the establishment of a fund to support residencies, cultural exchange and cultural revitalization programs, plus environmental restoration efforts, and comics literacy / education for women and indigenous communities in Asia and the Americas.
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Friends, Comrades, and Beautiful Concomitant Weirdos,  

I've come to Patreon to share my travel experiences, my drawings, my writing, my photography, my comics, and even my works-in-progress with you, my incredible supporters!


In the fall of 2013, the first part of my graphic novel WILD MAN -- Volume One: Island of Memory -- was published by Floating World Comics. I am currently at work on Volume Two: Sea of Time.


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, plus 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.

I was recently awarded a 10-month residency with La Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, France. Your Patreon support will keep me -- and the WILD MAN project -- afloat as I navigate my way through travel and research opportunities in Europe.

Narrative preserves as it transforms. 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, traditional knowledge, and ecological issues throughout the globe.

Connecting human experience to nature through art + narrative is a process of working towards the goal of peace through the understanding of shared experience.

Whether it is spirit or science, trial or travel, politics or pop culture, shared narratives guide our understanding toward peace with each other and with our world. The power of narrative in art and language preserves and transforms.

Your support keeps my art nose to the drawing grindstone -- and brings the full realization of my lofty ambitions ever closer!

No words can sufficiently articulate my gratitude for your support. But THANK YOU just the same for making all of this possible!

Always,
T Edward Bak

Recent posts by T Edward Bak

Tiers
Doodlers
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
You get access to regular posts and updates. Words do not sufficiently express my gratitude but THANK YOU! 
TOOTERS
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
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 19 patrons
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 16 patrons
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 7 of 100 patrons
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 0 patrons
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!