Dave Van Etten is creating flights of the fantastically odd
1

patron

$18
per month
What is Imaginetten?
It’s kind of a webcomic, kind of a portfolio, kind of a repository of thought built upon the therapy of drawing. I’ve owned my own professional design and illustrative studio for years. I also was  a college instructor for 10 years. Because of a progressive spinal injury, I am about 90% homebound. (It's a fact of life, I'm not whining. Everybody's got something. It's all good.) Instead of trying to make clients happy, I now create to balance my sanity. This means I draw and paint a lot. I mean... like crazy amounts. I post my finished works on Imaginetten.com. My Instagram feed (vanettda) gives a short version of my various works in progress. Patreon is where I give access to the wizard behind the curtain. 

Why I need your patronage:
Let’s face it. I’m going to draw and paint regardless. It’s not like if you don’t contribute to the effort I’m going to stop. I spent a period of time unable to walk, or draw, or even write my own name. Having this gift back gives new meaning to the phrase, "Savoring every creative moment." I work 100% digital. This means I can do it from bed, or in a chair. However, running around the convention, comic, circuit doing shows is out of the question.

Your patronage provides a means for me to feed my family, and provide a roof over my head. I’m not going to win any walking contests, but I can still do this one thing that keeps me engaged everyday. Your patronage makes a significant difference.

How does this work:
I continue to do what I do. (The proof is on my Instagram feed. I post something almost daily. Sometimes a few times a day.) You commit to a small cup of coffee type payment and get access to warm fuzzy feelings.

Oh yeah... and I have rewards for Patreon only people. It's a win-win
Tiers
Order of the Odd
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
If you think my drawings are odd, and enjoy them, then this reward will be like sipping raw happyness from an Arkansas mason jar.


You get:


  • A warm feeling inside
  • Access to my almost daily posts about life the universe and everything. 
  • Access to WIPs screen shots
The Fellowship of the Thing
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You are one of a chosen few; a Thing bearer. The masses will sing of your contributions in dark hallowed halls, and raise intoxicating drinks while cheering your name.


You get everything from the Order of the Odd and: 


  •  10% discount on prints and merchandise from Imaginetten.
  • Access to my Patreon only feed, where I wax poetic, show Process videos, talk about the life of a creative, and generally invite you behind the curtain. 
Grand Poo Bah Padawans
$10 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I used to be a college instructor, and I loved mentoring students. This tier gives you personal IM access to ask questions about my process, to receive honest critiques of your work, get advice on how to run a creative business or chose educational pathways. 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$18 of $500 per month
This is validation, pure and simple. I would love to point to this and say, “somebody besides my Mom and Dad enjoys what I do and appreciates the effort. 
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What is Imaginetten?
It’s kind of a webcomic, kind of a portfolio, kind of a repository of thought built upon the therapy of drawing. I’ve owned my own professional design and illustrative studio for years. I also was  a college instructor for 10 years. Because of a progressive spinal injury, I am about 90% homebound. (It's a fact of life, I'm not whining. Everybody's got something. It's all good.) Instead of trying to make clients happy, I now create to balance my sanity. This means I draw and paint a lot. I mean... like crazy amounts. I post my finished works on Imaginetten.com. My Instagram feed (vanettda) gives a short version of my various works in progress. Patreon is where I give access to the wizard behind the curtain. 

Why I need your patronage:
Let’s face it. I’m going to draw and paint regardless. It’s not like if you don’t contribute to the effort I’m going to stop. I spent a period of time unable to walk, or draw, or even write my own name. Having this gift back gives new meaning to the phrase, "Savoring every creative moment." I work 100% digital. This means I can do it from bed, or in a chair. However, running around the convention, comic, circuit doing shows is out of the question.

Your patronage provides a means for me to feed my family, and provide a roof over my head. I’m not going to win any walking contests, but I can still do this one thing that keeps me engaged everyday. Your patronage makes a significant difference.

How does this work:
I continue to do what I do. (The proof is on my Instagram feed. I post something almost daily. Sometimes a few times a day.) You commit to a small cup of coffee type payment and get access to warm fuzzy feelings.

Oh yeah... and I have rewards for Patreon only people. It's a win-win

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Tiers
Order of the Odd
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
If you think my drawings are odd, and enjoy them, then this reward will be like sipping raw happyness from an Arkansas mason jar.


You get:


  • A warm feeling inside
  • Access to my almost daily posts about life the universe and everything. 
  • Access to WIPs screen shots
The Fellowship of the Thing
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You are one of a chosen few; a Thing bearer. The masses will sing of your contributions in dark hallowed halls, and raise intoxicating drinks while cheering your name.


You get everything from the Order of the Odd and: 


  •  10% discount on prints and merchandise from Imaginetten.
  • Access to my Patreon only feed, where I wax poetic, show Process videos, talk about the life of a creative, and generally invite you behind the curtain. 
Grand Poo Bah Padawans
$10 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I used to be a college instructor, and I loved mentoring students. This tier gives you personal IM access to ask questions about my process, to receive honest critiques of your work, get advice on how to run a creative business or chose educational pathways. 
Includes Discord rewards