Mandisi Nkomo is creating Speculative Fiction, Poetry, Music
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patrons


Hi!
I'm Mandisi and I do too many things! I play the drums, write music, and write speculative fiction and poetry.  These things don't provide much of a stable income, but I love them so much , I can't staaaaaaahp!!! Heeeeelp!

Writing!

I'm a writer! I'm involved in the burgeoning rise of African Speculative Fiction. I'm a member of the African Speculative Fiction Society. I've had works published in the seminal AfroSF: Science Fiction by Africans, alongside greats like Nnedi Okorafor and Tade Thompson. I also have works published online, such as The Horror in The Bush, at Omenana and The Wild Dogs, in Lights Out: Resurrection.

I write poetry too! I've been published in the The Thinker, and #The Coinage Book One.

Composing/Arranging/Drumming

So, I also like writing and producing music under way too many pseudonyms. The Mad Drummer is a narrative/music project I've been working on. Genre wise it's my unbridled insanity converted into music form. You can check out my last release here, and in most online streaming services and stores. I like  a lot of Prog-Metal\Metal, Jazz, and classical music. So I like genre mashing, and the music is written as such.

The project is experimental in as much as I'm not doing it without a full band (this cuts out a hell of a lot of expenses, as running a band is like running a business, sunk costs everywhere!!!!), and sort of trying to test how far I can push today's software in terms of getting a natural raw sound out of a computer. Think the opposite of what the music industry is currently doing, trying to get musicians to sound creepily perfect, and over processed, and inhuman. I don't like that...


Tiers
Feed Me, I'll Make More Things
$1 or more per month
This is the basic support level, for those who enjoy what I do and are keen to support anyhow they can. Reading, buying, streaming, and sharing my work is a great way to support too, don't get me wrong! 


However, there's is a lot of behind-the-scenes, bureaucratic work involved in getting on big platforms, and despite this, the pay is often not that great, and intermittent, and shrouded in secret algorithms of internet reach or absurd streaming income calculations only NASA and aliens understand.  


Supporting me here means the money comes directly to me, no strings attached, no shady calculations, or algorithms. You're pretty much 99% sure the hard-earned cash you're spending on me, is actually coming to me, and not being chopped up between 500 000 middlemen, and extra-dimensional beings. 


Works better for both of us! 

Exclusive Writing
$5 or more per month
This Tier gets you exclusive writing content, and more direct interaction with me to request things....ohhhhh yeah! 


I'm working toward uploading a whole bunch of exclusive Poetry, and Flash Fiction here, with the occasional Short Story. And I do mean exclusive, published nowhere else, in your own little PDF.


I'm also open to interaction, and requests, such as sequels, or more stories in a particular universe. This will obviously be dependent on time, and patron interest.


I'll also be putting together some drum lessons, providing sheet music, and other details about music making. Again, patrons can request specific content, like, "please explain song A, or how groove B works" and I will oblige as long as I have the time.

Drum Lessons and Additional Music Content
$20 or more per month
This tier is for the music nerds, and lovers of drums.


I'll be putting together some drum lessons, providing sheet music, and other details about music making. 


Again, patrons can request specific content, like, "please explain song A, or how groove B works" and I will oblige as best as time allows.

Goals
3% complete
Minimum Wage

This more or less works out to minimum wage in South Africa, where I'm based. No easy feat to achieve as a writer/drummer/composer/hobo.
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Hi!
I'm Mandisi and I do too many things! I play the drums, write music, and write speculative fiction and poetry.  These things don't provide much of a stable income, but I love them so much , I can't staaaaaaahp!!! Heeeeelp!

Writing!

I'm a writer! I'm involved in the burgeoning rise of African Speculative Fiction. I'm a member of the African Speculative Fiction Society. I've had works published in the seminal AfroSF: Science Fiction by Africans, alongside greats like Nnedi Okorafor and Tade Thompson. I also have works published online, such as The Horror in The Bush, at Omenana and The Wild Dogs, in Lights Out: Resurrection.

I write poetry too! I've been published in the The Thinker, and #The Coinage Book One.

Composing/Arranging/Drumming

So, I also like writing and producing music under way too many pseudonyms. The Mad Drummer is a narrative/music project I've been working on. Genre wise it's my unbridled insanity converted into music form. You can check out my last release here, and in most online streaming services and stores. I like  a lot of Prog-Metal\Metal, Jazz, and classical music. So I like genre mashing, and the music is written as such.

The project is experimental in as much as I'm not doing it without a full band (this cuts out a hell of a lot of expenses, as running a band is like running a business, sunk costs everywhere!!!!), and sort of trying to test how far I can push today's software in terms of getting a natural raw sound out of a computer. Think the opposite of what the music industry is currently doing, trying to get musicians to sound creepily perfect, and over processed, and inhuman. I don't like that...


Recent posts by Mandisi Nkomo

Tiers
Feed Me, I'll Make More Things
$1 or more per month
This is the basic support level, for those who enjoy what I do and are keen to support anyhow they can. Reading, buying, streaming, and sharing my work is a great way to support too, don't get me wrong! 


However, there's is a lot of behind-the-scenes, bureaucratic work involved in getting on big platforms, and despite this, the pay is often not that great, and intermittent, and shrouded in secret algorithms of internet reach or absurd streaming income calculations only NASA and aliens understand.  


Supporting me here means the money comes directly to me, no strings attached, no shady calculations, or algorithms. You're pretty much 99% sure the hard-earned cash you're spending on me, is actually coming to me, and not being chopped up between 500 000 middlemen, and extra-dimensional beings. 


Works better for both of us! 

Exclusive Writing
$5 or more per month
This Tier gets you exclusive writing content, and more direct interaction with me to request things....ohhhhh yeah! 


I'm working toward uploading a whole bunch of exclusive Poetry, and Flash Fiction here, with the occasional Short Story. And I do mean exclusive, published nowhere else, in your own little PDF.


I'm also open to interaction, and requests, such as sequels, or more stories in a particular universe. This will obviously be dependent on time, and patron interest.


I'll also be putting together some drum lessons, providing sheet music, and other details about music making. Again, patrons can request specific content, like, "please explain song A, or how groove B works" and I will oblige as long as I have the time.

Drum Lessons and Additional Music Content
$20 or more per month
This tier is for the music nerds, and lovers of drums.


I'll be putting together some drum lessons, providing sheet music, and other details about music making. 


Again, patrons can request specific content, like, "please explain song A, or how groove B works" and I will oblige as best as time allows.