The Practical Escapist is creating comics, games, writing, and stuff
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$2
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Hello! My name is K. M. Cooper, and I’m a creator and storyteller—whether those stories are in written, comic, recipe, or game form.

I’ve self-published a novella called Hub City Survival, and I have also successfully crowdfunded my next novel, Mushroom and Anchovy. Writing is my main bag, whether it's fiction or poetry--most of my work involves writing at its core, no matter what kind of project it is.

Contributing to my Patreon means that I get to continue to work on projects such as these with the hope that they may one day reach the light! In addition, contributing will help pay for website expenses. I release a lot of free content over on my website, too, so contributing on Patreon is a great way to say thanks if you enjoy it!

I also draw a webcomic. I didn't really expect life would lead me to draw a webcomic, if I'm honest with you. I always wanted to and always tried to, but after some time, I would always fall off the wagon. After several years of trying, I started to feel like I could never make my art good enough to make a decent comic.

Enter my ongoing webcomic, Retail Hell. I had written out the whole plot--a summary in 5 arcs--character descriptions and all. I was ready to go. All I needed was an artist.

I wanted the story to be told in its entirety--I didn't want it to just be a webcomic about working retail. It was going to be a real labour of love to release 1-2 comics a week for what would most likely be the next 5+ years. 

As I'm sure you can guess, there wasn't really an artist who was interested in devoting that much time and effort into somebody else's project with no promise of pay. So that was when I decided to pick up a pen and start doing it myself!

As of June 2018, Retail Hell has been going strong for 3 years of Wednesday updates. With your contributions, I hope to be able to extend that to a 2-day-a-week update! The comic is currently on hiatus while I piece a few more fragments of my life back together, but I hope to get back on the weekly updates again very soon.

I love to do a little bit of everything, including running an online shopwriting the odd song, and I have lent my voice to a few recordings. I'm also working on my first Twine game, which has been a real labour of love. It's a redux of an interactive blog project I did several years back called Population: 1. And, it's a dream of mine to help create an ARG. Seriously. If you're someone who's looking to do an ARG but needs a writer, give me a shout. 

Your support means the following:
  • I will be able to purchase better materials to produce my various projects with
  • I have more time to work on these projects
  • I have more opportunities to interact with those who are interested in my work
  • I will, eventually, be able to hire other artists to improve aspects of my work, and collaborate with other artists more—this means that supporting me also supports other artists
  • I will eventually be able to rent or own a creative space outside of my home, lending to more productivity
  • You’re helping with my general well-being and livelihood, and giving me the hope that one day, I may be able to financially support myself on my creative endeavours alone—thank you!

I also love to tell really awful jokes at all times, so if this sounds like something you're into, let me know--I'll toss a couple up in the discussion area. Who knows? With enough support, maybe I'll eventually publish Mom Jokes, Volume 1!
Tiers
Sneak peek at next week
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You'll receive the script for the next Retail Hell a week early.
Wish you were here
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Once a month, I will send you a photo from one of my adventures, plus a description of where the place is. Think of it as a postcard. 

+ previous rewards

Fancy meeting you here!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll draw you in Retail Hell style and send you the original (will ship anywhere) and will put you in the background of one comic. You'll also get a PDF with secret stuff and concept art from Population: 1, as well as the Population 1 soundtrack (when it is completed).
+ all previous rewards
I'll throw the book at you!... or just ship it to you.
$15 or more per month 1 patron
I'll send you a signed and dedicated copy of Hub City Survival, shipped anywhere.
+ all previous rewards
Group workshops
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
You will be added to a private group for live monthly writing workshops with a focus on developing creatively.  (NOTE: this reward is applicable only as long as you are pledging this amount.)

+ all other rewards

Forest Friends
$44 or more per month 0 patrons
**THESE BENEFITS ARE FOR THIS TIER ONLY AND INCLUDE/ARE INCLUDED IN NO OTHER TIERS**


Thanks for being a friend of the Lemon Forest! You will receive one of our Mystery Boxes on a monthly basis, and will be added to a monthly tarot reading livestream for Forest Friends only. I will also deliver a PDF with a 4-card tarot pull to you on a monthly basis while you are subscribed to this tier.

Specialized monthly writing workshop
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In addition to being added to the private group, you'll receive monthly one-on-one private workshops specifically intended to help you develop creatively. (NOTE: this reward is applicable only as long as you are pledging this amount.)

+ all other rewards

Lifetime fan
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
First of all: wow, thank you. Second of all: you're in the "fan for life" tier, officially. This gives you access to ALL OF MY WORK, FREE, FOREVER. I'm serious. I will send you all copies of current books, as well as future ones. Thank you. Please keep your address updated.
+ all other rewards 
Goals
$2 of $20 per month
At $20/month, I will be able to purchase a domain name for Retail Hell, and I'll also produce bi-weekly bonus comics/info for Patrons. As well, all Patrons will receive the comic itself a week early, not just the script!
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Hello! My name is K. M. Cooper, and I’m a creator and storyteller—whether those stories are in written, comic, recipe, or game form.

I’ve self-published a novella called Hub City Survival, and I have also successfully crowdfunded my next novel, Mushroom and Anchovy. Writing is my main bag, whether it's fiction or poetry--most of my work involves writing at its core, no matter what kind of project it is.

Contributing to my Patreon means that I get to continue to work on projects such as these with the hope that they may one day reach the light! In addition, contributing will help pay for website expenses. I release a lot of free content over on my website, too, so contributing on Patreon is a great way to say thanks if you enjoy it!

I also draw a webcomic. I didn't really expect life would lead me to draw a webcomic, if I'm honest with you. I always wanted to and always tried to, but after some time, I would always fall off the wagon. After several years of trying, I started to feel like I could never make my art good enough to make a decent comic.

Enter my ongoing webcomic, Retail Hell. I had written out the whole plot--a summary in 5 arcs--character descriptions and all. I was ready to go. All I needed was an artist.

I wanted the story to be told in its entirety--I didn't want it to just be a webcomic about working retail. It was going to be a real labour of love to release 1-2 comics a week for what would most likely be the next 5+ years. 

As I'm sure you can guess, there wasn't really an artist who was interested in devoting that much time and effort into somebody else's project with no promise of pay. So that was when I decided to pick up a pen and start doing it myself!

As of June 2018, Retail Hell has been going strong for 3 years of Wednesday updates. With your contributions, I hope to be able to extend that to a 2-day-a-week update! The comic is currently on hiatus while I piece a few more fragments of my life back together, but I hope to get back on the weekly updates again very soon.

I love to do a little bit of everything, including running an online shopwriting the odd song, and I have lent my voice to a few recordings. I'm also working on my first Twine game, which has been a real labour of love. It's a redux of an interactive blog project I did several years back called Population: 1. And, it's a dream of mine to help create an ARG. Seriously. If you're someone who's looking to do an ARG but needs a writer, give me a shout. 

Your support means the following:
  • I will be able to purchase better materials to produce my various projects with
  • I have more time to work on these projects
  • I have more opportunities to interact with those who are interested in my work
  • I will, eventually, be able to hire other artists to improve aspects of my work, and collaborate with other artists more—this means that supporting me also supports other artists
  • I will eventually be able to rent or own a creative space outside of my home, lending to more productivity
  • You’re helping with my general well-being and livelihood, and giving me the hope that one day, I may be able to financially support myself on my creative endeavours alone—thank you!

I also love to tell really awful jokes at all times, so if this sounds like something you're into, let me know--I'll toss a couple up in the discussion area. Who knows? With enough support, maybe I'll eventually publish Mom Jokes, Volume 1!

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Tiers
Sneak peek at next week
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You'll receive the script for the next Retail Hell a week early.
Wish you were here
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Once a month, I will send you a photo from one of my adventures, plus a description of where the place is. Think of it as a postcard. 

+ previous rewards

Fancy meeting you here!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll draw you in Retail Hell style and send you the original (will ship anywhere) and will put you in the background of one comic. You'll also get a PDF with secret stuff and concept art from Population: 1, as well as the Population 1 soundtrack (when it is completed).
+ all previous rewards
I'll throw the book at you!... or just ship it to you.
$15 or more per month 1 patron
I'll send you a signed and dedicated copy of Hub City Survival, shipped anywhere.
+ all previous rewards
Group workshops
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
You will be added to a private group for live monthly writing workshops with a focus on developing creatively.  (NOTE: this reward is applicable only as long as you are pledging this amount.)

+ all other rewards

Forest Friends
$44 or more per month 0 patrons
**THESE BENEFITS ARE FOR THIS TIER ONLY AND INCLUDE/ARE INCLUDED IN NO OTHER TIERS**


Thanks for being a friend of the Lemon Forest! You will receive one of our Mystery Boxes on a monthly basis, and will be added to a monthly tarot reading livestream for Forest Friends only. I will also deliver a PDF with a 4-card tarot pull to you on a monthly basis while you are subscribed to this tier.

Specialized monthly writing workshop
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In addition to being added to the private group, you'll receive monthly one-on-one private workshops specifically intended to help you develop creatively. (NOTE: this reward is applicable only as long as you are pledging this amount.)

+ all other rewards

Lifetime fan
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
First of all: wow, thank you. Second of all: you're in the "fan for life" tier, officially. This gives you access to ALL OF MY WORK, FREE, FOREVER. I'm serious. I will send you all copies of current books, as well as future ones. Thank you. Please keep your address updated.
+ all other rewards