Thick as Thieves are creating a Quarterly Comics Anthology
25

patrons

$207
per month
Thick as Thieves is a free Seattle-based comics art quarterly magazine dedicated to a burgeoning local scene. We've featured work by talents like Marie Hausauer, CM Ruiz, Marc Palm, Whitney Stephens, Lara Kaminoff, and Ben Horak, among others.

So far, we've published five editions of TaT: one 8-page special for the Short Run festival, and four 16-page issues. These issues were made available at a number of art spaces, comic shops, venues and the like in and around Seattle for the steep price of Free. However, if we are going to expand our distribution, our print count, and even, gasp, pay our creative types, we're gonna need more, uh, money.

And that's where you come in. Not only can you help us cover our printing costs, you can help us do more, and do it quickly. In the short term, we're going to be using Patreon as a hub for all our subscriptions; if you pledge 5 bucks a month (AKA The Subscription Model), you are guaranteed five copies of TaT anywhere in the United States. Backers at higher levels will also have access to retailer distribution, backer-only exclusives, t-shirts and buttons, limited edition prints, and even original art.

Now, more than anything, Thick as Thieves is a labor of love for us. A love of comics, of Seattle, of DIY culture, of analogue media. Probably the greatest thing about TaT, once you get past all the great comics and stuff, is the fact that its a black and white/spot color tabloid newsprint 'zine that you can pick up at a coffee shop or your local comic shop or what-have-you. It gets crumpled and fucked up in your bag. When you're done reading it, you can pass it on to a friend or use it as wrapping paper or pack dishes with it; shit, if you're super perverse you could even collect the damn things.

So far, we've featured work from PNW artists like Marie Hausauer, Marc PalmLara Kaminoff, CM Ruiz, Justin Quinlan, Katie Wheeler, Ben Horak, Whitney Stephens, Travis Rommereim, Handa, Myra Lara, Aidan Fitzgerald, Noel Kat, Keith White, and Lady Krishna. With the next issue, we'll be expanding to 24 pages, which means more art but also more overhead. Please help us out if you can!

Please note: Thick as Thieves is released on a quarterly basis (ie every three months), meaning that backer rewards will be made available on the same schedule. Outside of the Hey Thanks Bud and Subscription Model backer levels, anyone who does not contribute to the Patreon for at least three months is not eligible for the backer rewards.

Here's a sample of some of the pieces that have appeared in previous issues of Thick as Thieves:







Tiers
Hey Thanks Bud
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive a nice thank you in any upcoming issues of the Thick as Thieves.
The Subscription Model™
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive five copies of Thick as Thieves with every quarterly release (ie every three months), as well as a thank you in any upcoming issues.
The Subscription Model™ Plus™
$8 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:

  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ levels
  • A backer-exclusive high-resolution digital image created by one of the TaT artists
You Are Either a Retailer or a Hoarder (No Judgment)
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ Plus™ levels
  • A guaranteed 50 copies of Thick as Thieves with every quarterly release.
You Know What's Cool? T-Shirts is Cool.
$25 or more per month 3 of 25 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
A limited edition, backer-exclusive t-shirt designed by one of the TaT artists. Whenever a new issue comes out, so does a new shirt. The current issue's shirt is designed by Handa.
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ Plus™ levels
  • A limited edition (1/25) t-shirt designed by one of the TaT artists. A new shirt is released alongside every quarterly issue.
Oh So You Fancy Huh? Have a Print, Whydoncha
$40 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
This coming issue's print is designed by Ben Horak.
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ Plus™ levels
  • A limited edition (1/10) high quality, giclée print of each issue's backer-exclusive image as they come out.
Original Thick as Thieves Artwork (Damn)
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model Plus™ levels
  • A unique piece of original artwork from a previous issue of Thick as Thieves.
The piece currently available is Lara Kaminoff's "I'll Have What You're Having"

Goals
$207 of $333 per month
And that's the printing cost of Thick as Thieves taken care of. Half of a totally cool number.
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Thick as Thieves is a free Seattle-based comics art quarterly magazine dedicated to a burgeoning local scene. We've featured work by talents like Marie Hausauer, CM Ruiz, Marc Palm, Whitney Stephens, Lara Kaminoff, and Ben Horak, among others.

So far, we've published five editions of TaT: one 8-page special for the Short Run festival, and four 16-page issues. These issues were made available at a number of art spaces, comic shops, venues and the like in and around Seattle for the steep price of Free. However, if we are going to expand our distribution, our print count, and even, gasp, pay our creative types, we're gonna need more, uh, money.

And that's where you come in. Not only can you help us cover our printing costs, you can help us do more, and do it quickly. In the short term, we're going to be using Patreon as a hub for all our subscriptions; if you pledge 5 bucks a month (AKA The Subscription Model), you are guaranteed five copies of TaT anywhere in the United States. Backers at higher levels will also have access to retailer distribution, backer-only exclusives, t-shirts and buttons, limited edition prints, and even original art.

Now, more than anything, Thick as Thieves is a labor of love for us. A love of comics, of Seattle, of DIY culture, of analogue media. Probably the greatest thing about TaT, once you get past all the great comics and stuff, is the fact that its a black and white/spot color tabloid newsprint 'zine that you can pick up at a coffee shop or your local comic shop or what-have-you. It gets crumpled and fucked up in your bag. When you're done reading it, you can pass it on to a friend or use it as wrapping paper or pack dishes with it; shit, if you're super perverse you could even collect the damn things.

So far, we've featured work from PNW artists like Marie Hausauer, Marc PalmLara Kaminoff, CM Ruiz, Justin Quinlan, Katie Wheeler, Ben Horak, Whitney Stephens, Travis Rommereim, Handa, Myra Lara, Aidan Fitzgerald, Noel Kat, Keith White, and Lady Krishna. With the next issue, we'll be expanding to 24 pages, which means more art but also more overhead. Please help us out if you can!

Please note: Thick as Thieves is released on a quarterly basis (ie every three months), meaning that backer rewards will be made available on the same schedule. Outside of the Hey Thanks Bud and Subscription Model backer levels, anyone who does not contribute to the Patreon for at least three months is not eligible for the backer rewards.

Here's a sample of some of the pieces that have appeared in previous issues of Thick as Thieves:







Recent posts by Thick as Thieves

Tiers
Hey Thanks Bud
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive a nice thank you in any upcoming issues of the Thick as Thieves.
The Subscription Model™
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive five copies of Thick as Thieves with every quarterly release (ie every three months), as well as a thank you in any upcoming issues.
The Subscription Model™ Plus™
$8 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:

  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ levels
  • A backer-exclusive high-resolution digital image created by one of the TaT artists
You Are Either a Retailer or a Hoarder (No Judgment)
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ Plus™ levels
  • A guaranteed 50 copies of Thick as Thieves with every quarterly release.
You Know What's Cool? T-Shirts is Cool.
$25 or more per month 3 of 25 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
A limited edition, backer-exclusive t-shirt designed by one of the TaT artists. Whenever a new issue comes out, so does a new shirt. The current issue's shirt is designed by Handa.
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ Plus™ levels
  • A limited edition (1/25) t-shirt designed by one of the TaT artists. A new shirt is released alongside every quarterly issue.
Oh So You Fancy Huh? Have a Print, Whydoncha
$40 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
This coming issue's print is designed by Ben Horak.
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model™ Plus™ levels
  • A limited edition (1/10) high quality, giclée print of each issue's backer-exclusive image as they come out.
Original Thick as Thieves Artwork (Damn)
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
At this level of support, you will receive:
  • All the rewards from the Hey Thanks Bud and The Subscription Model Plus™ levels
  • A unique piece of original artwork from a previous issue of Thick as Thieves.
The piece currently available is Lara Kaminoff's "I'll Have What You're Having"