David Hopkins & Roz Gibson are creating a veritable cascade of Comics, art, and other fun stuff
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patrons

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DAVID HOPKINS SPEAKS:
So, hi guys. If you're here than you you likely already know who I am and what I do. For those that don’t, I draw comics, mainly of the anthropomorphic variety- Yes that's right "Furries!"

NO WAIT! COME BACK!!!

Okay yes Furry comics have a… unique….. reputation... And by now you’ve taken a gander at the NSFW label on the page, so I know what you are thinking “This is another one of those freaks that draws pornography!” Well… Yes.. I do- BUT NOT ALL THE TIME!!!

Wait just sit down. Can I get you something? Tea? Coffee? The fridge is stocked with Dr. Pepper? Let me go get you something (Now your saying “Gawd Damn it. he’s one of those Role Playing Furries....”)

WAIT! WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

Just sit down relax, here drink this….. NoIdidn’tputanythinginit! Okay don’t drink it see if I care! So what I’m all about (Apart from taking a super long time to get to the point) I draw comics and I write stories. Whoopty shit right? Throw a stick in the fandom and you're likely to hit someone who arts or writes, Right?

So why am I so special?

Cause I say so? No, no, that came out wrong. Let me try again... My stories can have nudity, or sex in them, but they are never about that. I’m trying to present something beyond just titillation. I want to engage all your senses, not just your genitals.

I want to give you stories that you keep thinking about long after you’ve read it. I want you to give a damn about whether or not the character survives the story. I want to hit you on a gut level where you're unsure about what you’ve just seen but you ultimately feel like a better person because of it.

From my fans I’ve heard that the qualities they most enjoy about my work is that they can see the characters as real people, that the stories offer something that engages their mind and feelings (and occasionally their naughty bits), and they appreciate how brutally honest some of the stories can be.

Mind you, not just honest about the world or the people in it. Anyone can be honest with you about their opinions on other people. I’m talking about honesty about myself, about my flaws as well as assets, and my personal demons and saints expressed through my work. You're going to see some of my stories and characters and it will upset you the level of honesty I talk to you about myself through them. But In examining the worst parts of me, I believe others can become comfortable in examining the worst parts of themselves and the journey will make us all better individuals in the end.

ROZ GIBSON SPEAKS:
I imagine most of the people reading this are already a little familiar with my work.  I'm one of the earliest artists still involved with the fandom, having become active in the mid 1980's, and I've been doing comics and art long before that, as well as working in a professional capacity as an animator and illustrator.  I've had comics published by Antarctic Press, Radio Comixs and several other publishers, the most well-known being the Jack Salem series, about an anthropomorphic serial killer in a future New York City.

Over the years my artistic output has not been what it could be, due to the demands of a day job, and more recently, the effort of trying to make a living doing freelance art.  So a big motivation for doing this Patreon with Dave is hoping it will take some of the financial pressure off, so I can devote more time to doing the type of projects I want to do and people want to see.

Projects that I have planned and/or am currently working on:
  • Simone's Story/ The Crappy Christmas-- Jack Salem comic done by myself and David Hopkins.
  • Untitled Drip comic, with art by David Hopkins and myself.
  • Part 2 of my novel Griffin Ranger-- I still need to do the editing on it and prepare the Kickstarter for printing.
  • Various solo art projects, including more animal-related art and music-based comics and artwork.
My main gallery on Furaffinity.
My music-based comics, some done with David Hopkins.
First chapter of The City of Ice.

Funds from this Patreon will be split 50/50 between David and myself, although he will be handing most of the day-to-day functions and updating of this site.  Work you will see from me here include lots of WIP and previews of upcoming projects and art, and hopefully more interactive material, such as cameo opportunities and Patreon voting on what project or art to do next.

DAVID HOPKINS SPEAKS AGAIN:
Now is the part I can tell you about my work ethic. Tell you that I draw everyday and that I am constantly improving by linking you to my web-comic Jack that I’ve been working on for the last 14 years.  Mind you it’s been14 years and the early comics are going to be a little…. rough… both in structure and in artistic talent

Or link you to The Screaming Barrel to show you how I’m trying to hone my work in sequential media, 

Or appeal to you that all will not be tragedy and drama but that there will be a smattering of comedy, whimsy and lighthearted fun as with The Perils of Paula and the ongoing Failing To Bond project.

Perhaps you’ll enjoy my efforts to mix media’s like with my ongoing projects Thebe And The Angry Red Eye and the ongoing comic adaptation of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

From these links you can see that I am always creating and am always going forward with new projects that vary in theme and presentation.

You’ll also see that I am trying to include other artists in my projects and using projects as a means to support them. The Thebe project for example includes a cover illustration that was commissioned as was the voice talent who reads the story. Neither were cheap and I suspect I will never get a return on the investment, but I consider it money well spent as it means the project is better than I could of made it on my own. If funded, I fully intend to continue the practice. What a great thing it’ll be to not just ask my regular collaborators to help, but to pay them for their efforts.

You’ll also want to know that everything I make will eventually be free to anyone who wants it. When a project is finished, it is posted. Everyone will be able to enjoy (or not) everything I make. What I ask from Patreon is the means to continue creating. Though the end products will always be free, what I offer in return, exclusively to Patreon funders is the opportunity to watch as these stories are made. Monthly updates and weekly streams to chart it's progress!

And if the campaign is a successful one, there are plans to expand. No commission auctions for the highest tier backers. A commission list! So you will be guaranteed to get your own pictures done without having to hope each go round that your time comes. Exclusive live streams! Who knows what idea may crawl into my brain to die!

But there is a lot in my brain already and I’ve got a lot of work left to do! Hopefully you're game to come along.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
25 patrons
I've added this level by request. I update my Patrons on my progress nearly everyday. For a buck a month you get in on the nearly daily updates (Some days I slip to be honest maybe 2 or 3 times a month) The updates generally include descriptions of what I did art wise the previous day, stream and casting call announcements, and each update comes with at least 1 preview picture of what I had been working on.
Pledge $5 or more per month
21 patrons
So at $5 dollars a month, you will get a basic monthly update packet giving you progress reports on all ongoing projects and sneak peaks at pages in development. This will include access to the weekly streams to keep you all in on whats going on.

Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
At $10 dollars a month, you will get everything from the $5 benefit and the advanced monthly update packet giving you progress reports on all ongoing projects and selected scans of full pages (or art) in their current state of development.

Pledge $20 or more per month
13 patrons
All of the above, plus your name goes on the commission list. Each month I will draw for the next two names on the list. This will be a free request to draw anything the winning Patron wants (Within reason and provided it fits on the page.) Eeveryone on the list will eventually receive a free request.
DAVID HOPKINS SPEAKS:
So, hi guys. If you're here than you you likely already know who I am and what I do. For those that don’t, I draw comics, mainly of the anthropomorphic variety- Yes that's right "Furries!"

NO WAIT! COME BACK!!!

Okay yes Furry comics have a… unique….. reputation... And by now you’ve taken a gander at the NSFW label on the page, so I know what you are thinking “This is another one of those freaks that draws pornography!” Well… Yes.. I do- BUT NOT ALL THE TIME!!!

Wait just sit down. Can I get you something? Tea? Coffee? The fridge is stocked with Dr. Pepper? Let me go get you something (Now your saying “Gawd Damn it. he’s one of those Role Playing Furries....”)

WAIT! WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

Just sit down relax, here drink this….. NoIdidn’tputanythinginit! Okay don’t drink it see if I care! So what I’m all about (Apart from taking a super long time to get to the point) I draw comics and I write stories. Whoopty shit right? Throw a stick in the fandom and you're likely to hit someone who arts or writes, Right?

So why am I so special?

Cause I say so? No, no, that came out wrong. Let me try again... My stories can have nudity, or sex in them, but they are never about that. I’m trying to present something beyond just titillation. I want to engage all your senses, not just your genitals.

I want to give you stories that you keep thinking about long after you’ve read it. I want you to give a damn about whether or not the character survives the story. I want to hit you on a gut level where you're unsure about what you’ve just seen but you ultimately feel like a better person because of it.

From my fans I’ve heard that the qualities they most enjoy about my work is that they can see the characters as real people, that the stories offer something that engages their mind and feelings (and occasionally their naughty bits), and they appreciate how brutally honest some of the stories can be.

Mind you, not just honest about the world or the people in it. Anyone can be honest with you about their opinions on other people. I’m talking about honesty about myself, about my flaws as well as assets, and my personal demons and saints expressed through my work. You're going to see some of my stories and characters and it will upset you the level of honesty I talk to you about myself through them. But In examining the worst parts of me, I believe others can become comfortable in examining the worst parts of themselves and the journey will make us all better individuals in the end.

ROZ GIBSON SPEAKS:
I imagine most of the people reading this are already a little familiar with my work.  I'm one of the earliest artists still involved with the fandom, having become active in the mid 1980's, and I've been doing comics and art long before that, as well as working in a professional capacity as an animator and illustrator.  I've had comics published by Antarctic Press, Radio Comixs and several other publishers, the most well-known being the Jack Salem series, about an anthropomorphic serial killer in a future New York City.

Over the years my artistic output has not been what it could be, due to the demands of a day job, and more recently, the effort of trying to make a living doing freelance art.  So a big motivation for doing this Patreon with Dave is hoping it will take some of the financial pressure off, so I can devote more time to doing the type of projects I want to do and people want to see.

Projects that I have planned and/or am currently working on:
  • Simone's Story/ The Crappy Christmas-- Jack Salem comic done by myself and David Hopkins.
  • Untitled Drip comic, with art by David Hopkins and myself.
  • Part 2 of my novel Griffin Ranger-- I still need to do the editing on it and prepare the Kickstarter for printing.
  • Various solo art projects, including more animal-related art and music-based comics and artwork.
My main gallery on Furaffinity.
My music-based comics, some done with David Hopkins.
First chapter of The City of Ice.

Funds from this Patreon will be split 50/50 between David and myself, although he will be handing most of the day-to-day functions and updating of this site.  Work you will see from me here include lots of WIP and previews of upcoming projects and art, and hopefully more interactive material, such as cameo opportunities and Patreon voting on what project or art to do next.

DAVID HOPKINS SPEAKS AGAIN:
Now is the part I can tell you about my work ethic. Tell you that I draw everyday and that I am constantly improving by linking you to my web-comic Jack that I’ve been working on for the last 14 years.  Mind you it’s been14 years and the early comics are going to be a little…. rough… both in structure and in artistic talent

Or link you to The Screaming Barrel to show you how I’m trying to hone my work in sequential media, 

Or appeal to you that all will not be tragedy and drama but that there will be a smattering of comedy, whimsy and lighthearted fun as with The Perils of Paula and the ongoing Failing To Bond project.

Perhaps you’ll enjoy my efforts to mix media’s like with my ongoing projects Thebe And The Angry Red Eye and the ongoing comic adaptation of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

From these links you can see that I am always creating and am always going forward with new projects that vary in theme and presentation.

You’ll also see that I am trying to include other artists in my projects and using projects as a means to support them. The Thebe project for example includes a cover illustration that was commissioned as was the voice talent who reads the story. Neither were cheap and I suspect I will never get a return on the investment, but I consider it money well spent as it means the project is better than I could of made it on my own. If funded, I fully intend to continue the practice. What a great thing it’ll be to not just ask my regular collaborators to help, but to pay them for their efforts.

You’ll also want to know that everything I make will eventually be free to anyone who wants it. When a project is finished, it is posted. Everyone will be able to enjoy (or not) everything I make. What I ask from Patreon is the means to continue creating. Though the end products will always be free, what I offer in return, exclusively to Patreon funders is the opportunity to watch as these stories are made. Monthly updates and weekly streams to chart it's progress!

And if the campaign is a successful one, there are plans to expand. No commission auctions for the highest tier backers. A commission list! So you will be guaranteed to get your own pictures done without having to hope each go round that your time comes. Exclusive live streams! Who knows what idea may crawl into my brain to die!

But there is a lot in my brain already and I’ve got a lot of work left to do! Hopefully you're game to come along.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
25 patrons
I've added this level by request. I update my Patrons on my progress nearly everyday. For a buck a month you get in on the nearly daily updates (Some days I slip to be honest maybe 2 or 3 times a month) The updates generally include descriptions of what I did art wise the previous day, stream and casting call announcements, and each update comes with at least 1 preview picture of what I had been working on.
Pledge $5 or more per month
21 patrons
So at $5 dollars a month, you will get a basic monthly update packet giving you progress reports on all ongoing projects and sneak peaks at pages in development. This will include access to the weekly streams to keep you all in on whats going on.

Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
At $10 dollars a month, you will get everything from the $5 benefit and the advanced monthly update packet giving you progress reports on all ongoing projects and selected scans of full pages (or art) in their current state of development.

Pledge $20 or more per month
13 patrons
All of the above, plus your name goes on the commission list. Each month I will draw for the next two names on the list. This will be a free request to draw anything the winning Patron wants (Within reason and provided it fits on the page.) Eeveryone on the list will eventually receive a free request.